August 2017 Issue

Smart Anemometers: WeatherFlow a Top Pick

We prefer the WeatherFlow WindMeter smartphone anemometer over the Vaavud Sleipnir, but both devices can be improved with updated connectors.

I reviewed Vaavud’s first-gen Mjolnir smartphone anemometer a few years ago and discovered its shortcomings, yet appreciated its utility on the water and land. I used it for seaplane flying on remote lakes where local wind reports weren’t available, and to compare aging ATIS recordings on the home field. The disappointment was a lack of wind direction display.

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