NEW from JCD, the Skywatch Windoo 3 is an anemometer for wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity and pressure measurements that uses your smartphone technology.
The Skywatch Windoo series of anemometers from Swiss company JDC pack wind and weather tracking power into your smartphone by way of a sleek, plug-in unit that’s small enough to clip on to your keychain.
The slim shaft is about the size of a tube of lipstick. When the wind meter is popped out of its protective carbon case, it’s smaller than your thumb, so it’s easy to pop into your pocket. The device weighs just 38g and comes with a keyring and a wrist strap.
The battery-less Windoo plugs into your smartphone’s headphone jack. Inside the aluminum housing, its tiny, multi-directional propeller spins in the wind on a stainless steel shaft and sapphire bearings, measuring wind speed and direction. Unlike some other smartphone anemometers that measure only wind, the Windoo family includes a Swiss-made sensor set for temperature, wind chill, humidity and pressure readings, depending on the model. The device sends all the weather information to the accompanying smartphone app, where it can be viewed and stored or shared on Facebook, Twitter and Windoo’s website. The app can also graph and map the data you’ve collected.