Here's the one that started it all!
Here's the one that started it all! We developed the Kestrel 1000 Pocket Wind Meter in 1995 when NK co-owner, Richard Kellerman, needed a reliable wind meter for flying his glider. Over 10 years later, it looks a little slicker, and it still gives you the reliable, accurate wind measurements that you need. Every Kestrel Meter features a large, 1 impeller mounted on a sapphire jewel bearing, which means it starts rotating with the slightest puff of air 0.3 mph to be exact! And this unique impeller is user-replaceable, too, which means it can easily be replaced if it is damaged or worn. If your application demands regular calibration, simply pop in a new impeller and the Kestrel Wind Meter is restored to like-new factory calibration standards. The Kestrel 1000 can easily be switched between mph, km/h, ft/min, m/s, knots and Beaufort. Kestrel 1000 Measures Current Wind Speed Average Wind Speed Maximum Wind Gust Kestrel 1000 Features Protective cover with sure-grip overmolding Data hold function Large easy-to-read display Waterproof and floats Patented user-replaceable impeller Wide range of wind speeds and low startup speed Reliable, portable, and easy to use All instruments and accessories are completely assembled in the USA 5-year warranty Kestrel 1000 Includes A slip-on protective cover Neck lanyard CR2032 coin cell battery (Average life 300 hours) Kestrel Certificate of Conformity