Wind me­ter a won­der

SundayXtra - - LIFE/ TECH -

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.

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