If your outdoor sports such as sailing, windsurfing or kiteboarding require you having knowledge of the wind including its direction and speed or you just like to know as a point of curiosity.
You might be interested in a new wireless wind monitor that has been created by Vaton Technologies called the WindMap. WindMap has been specifically designed to provide accurate when data using a wireless wind monitor that can be connected directly to your smartphone, tablet or website to deliver HyperLocal RealTime wind data.
Its creators have also made an option for you to share your data with the WindMap community allowing it to be used to create an accurate wind map. Watch the video below to learn more about this interesting application and hardware to measure wind speeds and direction. Its creators explain a little more :
“With the explosion of IOT (Internet of the things), you can now access your wind data from your smart phone, via the app. You can also access more live wind data on www.wind-map.com. The WindMapper works over Wi-Fi directly to your Wi-Fi router (required).
If you love or hate the wind for your hobby or profession, the WindMapper is for you, you want and deserve the most accurate and up to date HyperLocal data. With very simple setup and flexible mounting options you’ll be streaming data in no time.”
After working a number of prototype systems over 2014/2015, we have now released our final version.
• Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n WPA/WPA2
• Power Supply: (Europe/US/Australia/New Zealand 96 – 264 VAC, 50/60Hz Mains supply
• Power consumption: max. 2W (peak)
• Temp. range: -20 to 55 deg C
• Configuration via USB connection (Wi-Fi settings, DHCP or static ip possible – standard: DHCP)
For more information on the new WindMap system jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and make a pledge from $89.