The Skywatch BL-1000 is a complete weather station which provides accurate measurements of wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humdity and barometric
pressure, and relays these to a dedicated smart-phone application and secure data warehouse.
The BL-1000 is capable of storing data locally on a smart-phone or tablet, and transferring the measurements to a data-warehouse with map visualisation.
Data can subsequently be extracted from the map to a CSV (comma separated variable file) for subsequent processing evaluation.
Visual monitoring of live measurements:
The overview screen offers all important data at a glance. This makes it easy to check the measured values simply by observing the display. The overview
screen also shows battery level, if an alarm has occurred and indicattes if recording is in progress.
Historical data stored on the smartphone:
By tapping on one of the screen quadrants, you may view the measurement data history of the individual sensors (wind speed, temperature, air humidity and
air pressure as a line chart).
Mean values, minimum and maximum values are recorded with dashed lines. The period for which the measured data remains visible as a line chart is adjustable
between 10 seconds and 6 hours. The line graphs can be scaled to take a closer look at specific measurement points.
Two adjustable alarm levels for wind speed:
The Skywatch Guard APP is equipped with two wind speed alarms: warning and danger. In addition, a normal wind speed may be defined which cancels the alarms
if the wind speed reduces below a defined level (if the normal wind speed is undefined, any alarms created will continue until manually cancelled).
The two wind speeds at which the alarm is to be triggered can be freely defined in the settings in meters per second.
Data-logging function and tracking:
The logging function can be easily toggled on and off in the upper right corner by activating the red record button. The measurement interval is set to
1 second. As long as the logging function is switched on, the measured data is averaged every 10 seconds and then stored in a local log file on the
Online data stored on Skywatch map server:
The Skywatch BL1000 offers even more: create a free password-protected account on the Skywatch site. If the application has an Internet connection, then
your current measurement data will be uploaded to the server and may be viewed on the map, viewed and downloaded as a CSV (comma-separated variable)
This possibility enables command centres to monitor multiple spatially-separated measuring stations.
Wind speed and direction:
- Range of measurement: from 3 to 150 km/h
- Units of measurement: km/h, mph, m/s, fps, knots and Beaufort
- Resolution: to the tenth decimal
- Precision: +/- 3% / +/- 0.5 km/h
- Wind direction accuracy: +/- 3 degrees
- Range of measurement: -25 C to +60 C
- Units of measurement: C and F
- Resolution: to the tenth decimal
- Precision: +/- 0.3 C
- Range of measurement: from 0 to 100 %RH
- Units of measurement: %RH
- Resolution: to the tenth decimal
- Precision: +/0 3% (10-90 %rH)
- Range of measurement: from 300 to 1’200 hPa
- Units of measurement: hPa, mbar and inHg
- Resolution: to the tenth decimal
- Precision: +/- 0.2 hPa
- Materials: anodised aluminium & polycarbonaate
- Omnidirectional propeller
- Carbon-fibre replaceable wind vane
- Stainless-steel mounting rod
- Spring-loaded tripod mount
- 3M VHB adhesive base
- Bluetooth connection status and battery level indicator
- Power supply via micro USB rechargeable battery, with battery charge indicator
- Battery storage: one year between re-charge
- Battery life: more than a week
- Protection index: IP67
- Operating temperature: -20 to +50 C
- Official Swiss calibration
- Skywatch BL-1000 weather station
- Stainless-steel mounting rod
- Spring-loaded ball-joint base with quick-release mount
- Two self-adhesive mounting bases (flat and curved surfaces)
- Charging cable
- Protective foam-lined case
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