Anemometers

Personally, I must say that my first anemometer was gifted to me. It was not in my plans to buy one, and since then I always have it  in my car. Nowadays this kind of technology is very affordable and it’s really good to have the possibility of determining the wind strength, the direction and the gust, even some of them also give you the temperature.
We have taken the liberty to review several of the anemometers offered in the market and we have developed the following:

Comparison of portable anemometers 2018

Anemómetro digital LCD medidor de velocidad del viento de mano de flujo de aire, dispositivo de medición de velocidad, termómetro para radiocontrol Drones Windsurfing Surfing Pesca ,batería incluida*
Anemómetro Termómetro Digital de Pantalla LCD Medidor de Velocidad Viento Aire con Luz de Fondo para Vela, Cometa, Surf, Marina, Pescar, etc*
Tacklife-MDP02- Avanzado Medidor de angulos Inclinometer digital transportador de ángulos para medir Nivel/Prolongador/Ángulo Buscador retención de datos con magnético y batería incluida*
Brand
Amgaze
Proster
Tacklife
Modelo
TL0017
PST070
DA03
Reviews
Prime
-
-
-
Speed in Knots
Gust Measure
Illuminated Screen
Automatic turn off
Price
9,96 EUR
16,99 EUR
18,63 EUR
Anemómetro digital LCD medidor de velocidad del viento de mano de flujo de aire, dispositivo de medición de velocidad, termómetro para radiocontrol Drones Windsurfing Surfing Pesca ,batería incluida*
Brand
Amgaze
Modelo
TL0017
Reviews
Prime
-
Speed in Knots
Gust Measure
Illuminated Screen
Automatic turn off
Price
9,96 EUR
Anemómetro Termómetro Digital de Pantalla LCD Medidor de Velocidad Viento Aire con Luz de Fondo para Vela, Cometa, Surf, Marina, Pescar, etc*
Brand
Proster
Modelo
PST070
Reviews
Prime
-
Speed in Knots
Gust Measure
Illuminated Screen
Automatic turn off
Price
16,99 EUR
Tacklife-MDP02- Avanzado Medidor de angulos Inclinometer digital transportador de ángulos para medir Nivel/Prolongador/Ángulo Buscador retención de datos con magnético y batería incluida*
Brand
Tacklife
Modelo
DA03
Reviews
Prime
-
Speed in Knots
Gust Measure
Illuminated Screen
Automatic turn off
Price
18,63 EUR

Why do we choose the “Amgaze TL0017“?

As you can see in the comparison, all the anemometers chosen are extremely similar and all of them cover the basic functions that any windsurfer can expect from it.
The main differences we can point to justify our choice are that, on the one hand, it’s slightly cheaper, and at the end we all want the best price to buy. And on the other, the Amgaze is the lightest of the three, about 10% less than the Proster and 28% less than the Tacklife, which is not bad.

One function that I personally like a lot is that it gives you wind graphs on the Beaufort scale, which is widely used in sailing.
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Digital Anemometer LCD Screen for Windsurf and Kitesurf*
  • LCD digital anemómetro medidor de velocidad del viento: utilizar para medir la velocidad del viento y la temperatura

Anemometers for mobile phones 2018

Undoubtedly this is also a very practical option for windsurfers. No need to worry about charging them or buying batteries. They usually come with a free mobile app and we simply connect them to the mobile jack output.
Personally I do not use them for two reasons, the first one is that they are more expensive than the previous ones (I do not understand why, but that is the case …) and the second is that Apple’s new phones do not have a jack connector, which make me think that it could be an obsolete technology very soon.
Having said that, it is quite possible that for someone the simple fact of being so small and practical is enough reason to choose this type of anemometer.

Therefore here you have the three best sellers in the market.

Is an anemometer essential for windsurfing?

Actually, buying an anemometer is not essential to windsurf. However, it is very useful to avoid many mistakes when choosing the sail size, especially if there are no people in the water to use as a reference.
I recommend to have one, we are talking about spending between 15 and 20 eur (as in all things we can go to the infinite) and is a tool that helps a lot. I leave you hereafter some technical curiosities for those who are interested.

How does an anemometer works?

There are several types of systems:

  • Windmill anemometer. It is the system used by all portable anemometers that we show here, also by mobile anemometers. Its measurement system is based on a group, usually of 4 blades that, when receiving the wind pressure, rotate. The higher the wind, the higher the speed of rotation and that speed is what the instrument uses, transforming it into wind speed.
  • Pendulum anemometer. It is a very simple system, used a lot in the countryside and rural areas, its operation is based on a pendulum whose mass moves by the force of the wind. The greater the wind, the more it moves and with a graduated scale the wind speed can be estimated.
  • Sonic anemometer. These anemometers are for professional use, based on an ultrasound system. It calculate the time difference of a sound wave to go from one point to another, caused by the effect of wind. This are very precise systems and consequently more expensive. If accuracy is your thing, here you have a very good option for this system.
  • Hot wire anemometer. It’s a system widely used in the field of engineering, for example in wind tunnels, and also in household applications such as air conditioners. Its operation is based on heating a probe at a constant temperature and allowing the air flow to cool it down. Depending on the energy needed to keep it warm, the force of the wind is calculated.

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