Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter
Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter


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Product Code: 5000

Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter $259.00
Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter with LiNK [Add $60.00]

Description Specifications

Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter Overview

Quick Look:

  • Used in firefighting, agriculture, hazardous materials response, meteorology, military, law enforcement, research, education, scientific & mountaineering expeditions and more.

  • Handheld, portable environmental meter with onboard data logging and graphing.

  • Measures wind speed / air speed, temperature, humidity and pressure and displays over 10 total environmental parameters on large, hi-res, hi-contrast, graphic display.

  • Optional LiNK connectivity powered by Bluetooth Smart® provides wireless communication to mobile devices and computers.

  • Rugged (drop tested to MIL-STD-810G standards), waterproof (sealed to IP67 standards) and floats.

  • Protective pouch, neck lanyard and Lithium AA battery included.

  • 5-year warranty.

In-Depth Overview:

The next generation of environmental conditions monitoring is the here with the Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter.

The Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter is a remarkably powerful measuring and data logging tool, yet remarkably compact. The Kestrel 5000 provides the same trusted accuracy, reliability, and usability as the original Kestrel 4000. Use it for research, safety, expeditions, agriculture and any other profession or activity where accurate on-the-spot conditions monitoring is key.

The new Kestrel 5 Series platform adds many new features and options. If you’re familiar with the Kestrel 4500, the first thing you’ll notice is the larger, higher-resolution and contrast display and improved font readability. The 5 Series of Kestrel weather stations also includes a built-in dual color backlight, extra-strong polycarbonate lens and AA battery operation and offers optional LiNK iOS and Android wireless connectivity and app support. Like all Kestrel weather stations, the Kestrel 5000 is drop-proof, dust-proof, waterproof and able to withstand harsh environments without damage – so it can travel with you anywhere you dare to go. A range of carry pouch options makes it even easier to take your Kestrel meter with you.

In addition to measuring the current environmental conditions, the Kestrel 5000 tracks and logs over 10,000 sets of time-stamped data. Your data log can be transferred to a mobile device wirelessly, or to a PC/MAC with either the optional Kestrel LiNK Dongle or waterproof USB Data Transfer Cable.

The true versatility of the Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter becomes apparent with the addition of the Kestrel Vane Mount. This precision-engineered accessory securely mounts the Kestrel 5000 to any tripod or other ¼-20 fitted bracket. Once mounted, it becomes an independent monitoring station. The large wind vane and precision pivot to keep the Kestrel oriented into the wind for continuous measurement and logging of wind speed and all other key weather parameters. The Kestrel LiNK app (iOS and Android) also displays the Kestrel’s real-time readings on a vivid, customizable mobile device dashboard by providing a remote display that functions up to 100’ away (line of sight). The Kestrel 5000 meter can also be stored and carried in the Vane Mount belt pouch. The entire kit weighs just 10.5 ounces / 295 grams and is just 2.5 x 3 x 8.5 inches / 6.5 x 7.5 x 22 cm in size.

Kestrel weather stations have been put to the test in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. U.S. Special Forces, combat weather teams, wildland firefighters, smoke jumpers, Mt. Everest expeditions and auto pit crews are just a few who rely on a Kestrel to provide them with the crucial environmental data they need. Watch any on-screen meteorologist during a hurricane, and you’re sure to spot a Kestrel in action. Researchers have relied on them for accuracy and portability for nearly 20 years, and you’ll find Kestrel referenced in many a peer-reviewed journal article. If environmental conditions are important in your profession or favorite activity, there is no better partner than a Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter.

  • Altitude
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Density Altitude
  • Dew Point Temperature
  • Heat Index
  • Relative Humidity
  • Station Pressure (Absolute Pressure)
  • Temperature
  • Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)
  • Wind Chill
  • Wind Speed

Who's Using the Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter?

  • Athletics & Outdoor Sports
  • Education & Classroom Use
  • Facilities Management
  • Farming & Agriculture
  • Firefighting
  • HAZMAT Response
  • Hiking & Mountaineering
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Law Enforcement
  • Meteorology
  • Military
  • Mountaineering
  • Outdoor Event Organizers
  • Research, Science & Technology

Works With/Compatible Apps:

Kestrel LiNK for Windows & Mac

Simple communication to Windows and Mac computers is provided through the optional LiNK .USB Dongle or USB Data Transfer Cable. Download your data to view, analyze and archive.Enables firmware update of Kestrel 5 series meters.

Kestrel LiNK for iOS & Android

Wirelessly connect with iOS and Android devices.When in range, view real-time measurements, receive on-screen alerts and download your data.Logged data can be viewed, analyzed, archived and shared via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter.Enables firmware update of Kestrel 5 series meters. NOTE:Range up to 100’ line of sight – reduced by walls and obstructions

Models & SKUs:

  • Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter: 0850BLK
  • Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter with LiNK: 0850LBLK


Kestrel LiNK Wireless Dongle for PC or Mac, Kestrel 5 Series
: $30.00

Kestrel LiNK Wireless Dongle for PC or Mac, Kestrel 5 Series

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 A good start, ("weather" you agree or not!) January 23, 2017
Reviewer: doug bodnovich from Lodi, OH United States  
The 5000 is a great start when getting in a kestrel. Link allows you to use there app on your smartphone and various other ballistic apps also. Definitely an updated unit over the 4000 series.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Good product but terrible UPS brokerage fees December 31, 2016
Reviewer: Doru Stancu from Oakville, ON Canada  
The Kestrel I purchased is so far working well - I did not expect anything less from a market leader. The LiNK worked remarkably well on my iPhone, connecting immediately. Overall great experience.
However, I have to bring up my big disappointment with the choice of carrier: UPS is known in Canada for charging horrendous cross-border brokerage fees: it charged me CAD$128 for my Kestrel!
I am dissatisfied with the fact that Scientific Sales Inc. did not offer a choice for carriers: I would have happily chosen USPS or FedEx over UPS - they have proven in every occasion in the past to charge way more reasonable fees (if any) for cross border brokerage.

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