Inspeed wind sensor, hand held wind meter, anemometer, windsensor, windmeter, and weather instruments for stormchasers and weather enthusiasts
 
 

Anemometers INSPEED VORTEX HAND HELD WIND METER

Inspeed's rugged hand held wind meter anemometer with dual digital display measures speeds from 5 mph to 125 mph (higher speed models available on request). The unique tilting head folds flat for storage.


Check out the You-Tube Video demo of the Hand-Held Anemometer

Price: $62.50

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Shown with the new
CATEYE VELO8 Display
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Stop guessing at the wind speed and risking a poor setup. Measuring the wind speed is not only useful - it's informative, it's key, it's accurate, and it's fun. Plus - the large rotor on this hand held anemometer means that you get accurate readings without pointing it into the wind, unlike pocket impeller-type devices.

It's Rugged
There is nothing fragile about the Vortex Hand Held Wind Meter.  Featured during CNN live Florida hurricane coverage in 2004 (see photo) and 2005!

It's Versatile
Use the anemometer for storm chasing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, target shooting, model aviation, weather monitoring, and all kinds of wind-related activites!

Best of all, it's affordable!

Hand Held Wind Meter at CNN

Selected Features:
- Unique head tilts flat for storage
- Water-resistant display can be used in heavy rain
- Multi-function display, in mph or km/h (The display is a bicycle speedometer!)
- Displays Current Speed plus Average or Max speed at the same time.
- Comfortable Vinyl handle
- 3-cup rotor does not care which way the unit is pointed
      (unlike those little ones that must be pointed into the wind!)
- 4% accuracy from 10 to over 50 mph, good to 125 mph (higher speed models available on request).
- Low mass rotor is responsive to gusts


The Vortex Hand-Held folds flat for storage.
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SENSOR TYPE 3-Cup rotor. Tilts flat for storage.
Does not care where unit is pointed.
Reed switch/magnet provide 1 pulse per rotation.
SPEED RANGE approx. 3 mph to 125 mph (~5 kph to 200 kph)
NOTE: this is due to the max speed of the Cateye Velo9. Higher speed models are available upon request.
DISPLAY

Removable LCD Digital Display is a Cateye Velo9 bicycle computer.
Dual Display simutaneously shows CURRENT SPEED (top display)plus:
MAX, AVERAGE, KM/MILES, or several other (bicycle-related) functions.
Select mph or km/h (knots too if you wish - see Owners Instructions for details)
Water-resistant (not waterproof).

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT AVERAGE WIND SPEED: 
Since bicyclists do not want their average speed to be diminished when they come to a stop, the computer will only record and average when the wind is blowing.  It stops recording below approximately 1 mph.  That means that  if the wind blows for 2 hours at 20 mph and 2 hours at zero, the average shown will be 20, not 10!  Please keep this in mind for your desired use of the Vortex. 
WORKAROUND : 
if you want to know the real average wind speed - even with spells near zero, do the following:  reset the computer, note the time.  When desired, simply divide the total number of wind "miles" on the display by the number of hours since reset. 

DIGIT HEIGHT Top Display (Current Speed): 10mm (approx. 1/2")
Bottom Display (Max, Average, etc.): 5mm (approx. 1/4")
SPEED RESOLUTION Top Display (Current Speed): 0.5 mph
Bottom Display (Max, Average, etc.): 0.01 mph
UPDATE RATE Approximately 1Hz (1 second)
POWER CR2032 Coin Battery . Battery life 1 to 3 years of intermittent, occasional use. Several months of continuous use.
ACCURACY +/- 1 mph or 4% of reading, whichever is greater, from 10 to 50 mph
estimated within 4% of reading above 50 mph
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ROTOR DIAMETER approx. 6 in (152 mm)
LENGTH approx. 11 in (280 mm) overall, with the head tilted flat
WIDTH approx. 6 in (152 mm)
THICKNESS approx. 3 in (76mm), with the head tilted flat

Inspeed worked with artist David Tonnesen to make the eye of this great sculpture overlooking Boston Harbor change colors based on the wind speed.
Left: Tonnesen checking things out with a Hand-Held.
Above: The Legal Seafood HQ with the great sculpture.

Vortex Anemometer Spin Doctors Stormchaser Team tests Hand Held Wind Meter
Spin doctors stormchasers use the vortex hand held anemometer
The Spin Doctors Storm Spotter Team put the Hand Held Wind Meter to the test with a power blower (left). Note the max speed of over 200 miles per hour!
Inspeed anemometer used in class.
Here is the Vortex Hand-Held Wind Meter in class in California.
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Inspeed Anemometers used for kiteboarding
Dan has a magnet on the base
of his Vortex Hand Held
so he can capture wind data
while setting up his kiteboard.
Nice!
CNN records 85 mph winds using the VORTEX.
CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers (orange)
recording an 85 mph gust
during Hurricane Frances
September, 2004
(the whole CNN Atlanta crew is equipped with Vortex Anemometers)

Named official wind speed source by Velocity Games

The Vortex was the official wind speed source for the 2003 Velocity Games in Corpus Christi, Texas

Vortex used when flying free flight airplanes
You can't see it well,
but there is a Vortex Hand Held Wind Meter
in front of these 2 fine men.
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Click HERE for the article.
Wind Surf magazine features Inspeed Anemometer
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some PR on the Vortex Hand Held Wind Meter
(pdf; March, 2003)
Vortex on Martha's Vineyard
Yours truly on Martha's Vineyard
testing a new Vortex Hand Held Wind Meter.

Greg testing an early prototype of the hand held anemometer.
This is Greg - testing an early prototype
on the beach years ago!

Hand held wind meter used for sailing.
Jim will turn your canoe
or inflatable into a sailboat!
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Check out these rigs for portable boats!
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INSTRUCTIONS:

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1 year 100% warranty on any defective parts and/or any failure resulting from normal use.

And if you open the box and it is not what you wanted or expected, return it within 2 weeks in as-new condition for a 100% refund (sorry - not including shipping!).

Basically - our goal your complete satisfaction.