SailTimer Wind Instrument™
Launch & Photos
In 2012, SailTimer Inc. released the first-ever masthead anemometer that could transmit wind data to smartphones and tablets. Now, just in time for the holidays and winter boat shows, we are pleased to announce the official launch of the next generation: the SailTimer Wind Instrument™. Wireless and solar-powered, it has been completely redesigned. It now has far fewer components, which reduces the cost. The retail price in January will be $450, although you can pre-order now direct from the manufacturer at the special discount of $349.99.
The photo above shows the advanced design with the electronics right inside the tail of the wind direction arrow. The tail is encapsulated in solid plastic, to make the device durable and submersible. The sunlight passes through the clear encapsulation, to the solar panels inside. This makes the Wind Instrument completely waterproof and submersible. With its small size and portability, it can be used on sailboats large and small.
Full details are provided at www.SailTimerWind.com including technical specifications, more product photos of this advanced design, and also now the Owner's Manual.
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Designed for Sailboats
Whether you are watching the wind angle, or have software updating your optimal tacks and Tacking Time to Destination as the wind changes, you need accurate wind data. This is the first masthead wind sensor actually designed for sailing. With most anemometers, when the boat heels over, the wind hits them from underneath, causing less accuracy. The patented wind cups on the new SailTimer Wind Instrument™ are designed to be equally accurate whether the boat is upright or heeling over under sail.