Wind Sensor

Wind Sensor

By Red Hot Bits

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2010-10-29
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 2.90 MB
  • Developer: Red Hot Bits
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    2.5/5 ( 31 Reviews)
  • Price:
Wind Sensor App Ratings: 2.5
From 31 Reviews

Wind Sensor App Description

Chosen by Apple as one of the App Store's top "New & Noteworthy" Apps in Weather category! ***** Wind Sensor is the first professional grade sound based anemometer and compass application for iOS devices. It uses device sound input to estimate wind speed. It works by analyzing the sound of wind passing the device microphone. This is achieved using the advanced proprietary algorithms to filter out the wind generating sound from the background noise and other sounds. In our extensive field testing we found out that Wind Sensor performs similar or in some cases the same as hardware based anemometer devices. Wind Sensor is the first wind speed measuring application that includes compass integration, so you can easily find wind direction. The application is best suited for kite-surfing, windsurfing, hiking, sailing, ballooning and in every other situation when you don't have dedicated anemometer device at hand. Application is not designed to be used in very noisy environment, as external noise may interfere with the wind speed reading. Wind Sensor is the first wind speed estimation app for iOS devices which will display "Wind Barb", standard unique symbol which represents measured wind. Wind Sensor includes reading in following units: miles per hour, meters per second, kilometers per hour, knots, feet per second and Beaufort scale. - Features: ● Accurate wind speed measurement ● Supports speeds 4-115mph ● Integrated compass used for finding wind direction ● Wind Barb, standard symbols to represent current wind reading ● Numerical wind reading ● Support for multiple standard units ● Scale visualizing current speed measurement ● Rotating blades representing wind motion estimation - Usage Instructions: Simply point the device so that device microphone points into the wind at a slight angle. Wait a few seconds to get the accurate reading. The numerical reading is the average for the time period. Wind Sensor works the best on devices without protective covers. You can use Wind Sensor settings page to select desired unit, or you can easily switch between units in application using "Unit" button. Wind Sensor is most effective when measuring winds with consistent speed. Wind Sensor accuracy progressively increases with wind speeds bigger than 5mph. - Requirement: ● Any iOS device with sound input Accuracy depends on the device capabilities, where newer devices usually mean better accuracy. This application is not meant to be used in place of commercial grade anemometers or scientific instrumentation, but it can come great if you have none at hand.

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App Reviews

  • Waste of money I want a refund!

    By Usafhh60
    This app is not good not even accurate I measured it against my kestrel and a professional wind meter and was off by 10 mph or more don't waste your money like I did!
  • Crap

    By BirdsCalling
    I pretty much immediately uninstalled this useless app. Complete waste
  • Pathetic!

    By Hole4one
    Do not buy this app. It doesn't even work in high winds.
  • Meh

    By Bxtrclrk
    For me it shows a wind speed of about 3 mph when I hold it out the window of my car when I am doing 25+. That is not my idea of accuracy. Standing in the middle of a field with the wind at an estimated 8-10 mph, this app showed zero. Nada. Nothing. To be fair, it might work if the phone were not in a protective case, but I am not going to throw a $25 case away to use a $2 app. Sorry guys, I like the concept, but I am taking this app off my phone.
  • Wind Sensor

    By Joe6165
    Waste of time and money!
  • Quick fix

    By You're a chicken, Mooooooooo
    All you have to do is tell people to point the microphone perpendicular to the wind and this app gives reasonably accurate readings. This is a great app if you tell people how to use it.
  • Don't waste your two dollars

    By Slider0101
    I was in hurricane sandy facing 65 plus mile an hour winds, this app registered 19 miles an hour at its highest. Not even close to accurate. I was on the south facing shore line with no obstructions. The wind was strait off the water.
  • Wind sensor

    By yoruguamate
    Don't buy it. It is very bad
  • Junk

    By Skyland
    Don't buy it. It doesn't work worth a crap. You may as well flush 2 bucks down the toilet.
  • Doesn't Work

    By Tecsi
    Just bought Wind Sensor and tested on iP4. In 20+mph winds, registered 5-7mph. So only off by a factor of 3-4x and 15mph! Not worth buying.