Wind meter a wonder
WHEN I saw an email inviting me to test the Vaavud wind meter, I thought it was just another one of those gimmick smartphone accessories.
But I decided to give this one a try, because I’m a smartphone junkie and my wife thinks I’m a weather junkie. This could bring all my worlds together.
Much to my delight, the Vaavud works as advertised to “turn your smartphone into a high-tech meteorological tool.”
The cup-anemometer tool attaches to your headphone port (Android and iOS), and combined with the Vaavud app, you instantly know the wind speed.
The day I tested it there was no wind, so I took it along for a ride through my neighbourhood, holding my iPhone 5s out the car window with the Vaavud attached. It worked like a charm, reading the speed as I went faster or slower.
The app allows you to interact with other Vaavud wind-meter users around the world to share your wind speed and find out what it is in other locations — the fun is endless! DETAILS: US$49.95 in choices of green, red or white; vaavud.com.