Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter

The Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter combines measurement of wind speed, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and density altitude with data-logging, for accurate monitoring of environmental conditions.

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Kestrel has introduced its Kestrel 5000-series weather and environmental meters, which supersede their popular Kestrel 4000-series meters. The Kestrel 5000 provides the same performance and accuracy of the Kestrel 4000 with measuring parameters of wind and air speed, air temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and density altitude now coupled with data-logging, a large, high-resolution and high-contrast display with dual-colour back-light and extra-strong poly-carbonate lens. All Kestrel meters are drop-proof, dust-proof, water-proof, making them suitable for firefighting, agriculture, hazardous materials response, metrology, military, law enforcement, scientific/educational, and wilderness, mountaineering, and other outdoor activities.

Kestrel 5000 tracks and logs over 10,000 sets of time-stamped data, transferable wirelessly to a iOS and Android mobile device, or to PC or MAC computer with a waterproof USB data transfer cable or the optional Kestrel LiNK Dongle. Data can be read as a graph on the Kestrel 5000 display.

Precision-engineered Kestrel Vane Mount securely mounts the Kestrel 5000 to any tripod or ¼-20 fitted bracket, making the Kestrel 5000 an on-location monitoring unit. The large wind vane and precision pivot keep the meter oriented into the wind for continuous measurement and logging of all parameters.

The Kestrel LiNK app (iOS and Android) also displays the Kestrel’s real-time readings on a vivid, customizable mobile device dashboard – providing a remote display that functions up to 100’ away (line of sight).

Kestrel 5000 features at a glance:

Kestrel LiNK for mobileAndroid and iOS apps put crucial information at your fingertips with real-time remote data viewing on phones and tablets up to 100’ away.  Kestrel LiNK also provides easy data export, threshold alerts and simple firmware updates.
LiNK wireless connectivity powered by Bluetooth SmartRobust, easy connectivity to both iOS and Android mobile devices as well as Windows and Mac computers. (Computers require optional Kestrel USB Dongle.)
USB Data Transfer CableLow profile, lightweight, waterproof cable provides wired connectivity to Windows and Mac computers for fast data uploads and firmware updates.  Compatible with every model in the Kestrel 5 Series.
Sleek, rugged tripod vane mountSmall, secure, robust vane mount turns any Kestrel 5 Series meter into a portable weather station that remains oriented into the wind.  (Included in some models where noted, otherwise sold as optional accessory.)
Large, high contrast screenEasily readable text in almost any setting, including bright sunlight, with more visible information on the screen at all times. This high-resolution display is easy on the eyes, allowing you to get more information from customizable user screens, charting and graphing options without causing eye strain or fatigue.
Dual color backlightToggle backlight color between standard white and night-vision-preserving red (NV). The red NV backlight features an optical wavelength selected to help users sustain natural night vision and reduced brightness to avoid  detection during night maneuvers.
Secure battery doorLarge, O-ring sealed door provides easy, tool-free battery access.
Scratch and breakage-resistant windowRigid, polycarbonate lens with scratch-coating protects the display from damage.
Corrosion-resistant battery compartmentBattery is isolated from electronics, reducing damage in the event of a battery leak. (Note – Lithium AA batteries strongly recommended to avoid battery leakage altogether.)
Intuitive user-interfaceIcon-based navigation, intuitive keypad, and multiple languages make the Kestrel a breeze to use.

Full features and measurement parameters of the new Kestrel 5000:

  • Barometric pressure
  • Pressure trend
  • Altitude
  • Relative humidity
  • Heat stress index
  • Dew point
  • Wet bulb temperature
  • Density altitude
  • Wind chill
  • Air, water, and snow temperature
  • Current wind speed
  • Average wind speed
  • Maximum wind gust
  • Waterproof and floats
  • Easy to read, backlit screen with high resolution for even bright sunny conditions.
  • Time and date
  • Exterior temperature, humidity, and pressure sensors for fast and accurate readings
  • Humidity sensor can soon be calibrated in the field via cable or Dongle
  • Minimum, maximum, and average values
  • Automatically store measurements, even when the unit is turned off
  • Manually store measurements with the press of a button
  • Customizable data storage – 10,000 data points
  • Graph and recall trends
  • Customize screens to display user-selected measurements
  • Data charting
  • Data upload (with optional interface or Bluetooth)
  • Five languages (English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian)
  • User-replaceable impeller
  • Flip-top impeller cover allows use of other functions while protecting the impeller
  • US Patent Nos. 5,783,753 and 5,939,645 and 6,257,074
  • All instruments and accessories are completely assembled in the USA

Compatible apps:

Kestrel LiNK for Windows & Mac

Simple communication to Windows and Mac computers is provided through the optional LiNK .USB Dongle or USB Data Transfer Cable. Download your data to view, analyze and archive.  Enables firmware update of Kestrel 5 series meters.

Kestrel LiNK for iOS & Android

Wirelessly connect with iOS and Android devices.  When in range, view real-time measurements, receive on-screen alerts and download your data.  Logged data can be viewed, analyzed, archived and shared via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter.  Enables firmware update of Kestrel 5 series meters. NOTE:  Range up to 100’ line of sight – reduced by walls and obstructions.

Weight102 g
Dimensions127 × 45 × 28 mm

Kestrel 5000 is supplied with:

  • Neck Lanyard
  • AA Lithium Battery
  • Protective Drawstring Pouch
  • Certificate of Conformity
  • Instruction Manual
  • 5-Year Kestrel Warranty