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Kestrel 0845HBOLV Pocket Weather Tracker with Horus ATrag Ballistics and Bluetooth in Olive Drab

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Kestrel 0845HBOLV Kestrel Pocket Weather Tracker with Horus ATrag Ballistics and Bluetooth in Olive Drab. This unit has a night-vision preserving backlight which helps users to sustain natural night vision. The NV's backlight incorporates an optical filter to reduce overall brightness and minimize blue and green spectrum light to preserve night vision.
Measurements: Heading (true and magnetic), Wind Direction, Crosswind, Headwind/Tailwind, Altitude, Pressure Trend, Barometric Pressure, Relative Humidity, Heat Stress Index, Dewpoint, Wet Bulb Temperature, Density Altitude, Wind Chill, Air, Snow and Water Temperatures, Current and Average Wind Speeds and Maximum Wind Gust, Customizable 2900 Data Point Storage, Data Upload (with optional interface).
Unit is supplied with 2 AAA batteries, a soft carry pouch, impeller cover, instructions and a Certificate of Conformity.




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1 out of 5 eggsWorks OK, provided not recieving the software the unit is supposed to support is fine by you!

Pros: 1- Unit works well for weather related functions (if you are not using communications software).

2- Unit seems to work for ATRAG ballistic compensation (if you use 5 or less firearms, and one load each)

Cons: 1- No indication that Kestral can be updated via flashing the firmware; if there is an ATRAG issue, you could be out of luck

2- The "Gun Library" software is non-existent at this time. So you are fine with a few loadouts when entered manually, but if you really want to get all of you loadouts into the device, or several of them, you can forget it. [For example, I make rounds in batches of 1000, and chrono the batch... I want multple setups for each rifle, which requires the non-existant "Gun Library" software.

3- There are no indicated provisions for backing up your ATRAG settings from the Kestrel 4500NV with ATRAG (blue tooth or otherwise). So that means if you the unit goes bad, etc., you just lost all of the work you put into it.

4- The Kestrel online support forum requires an admin to approve EACH message, and they don't approve even slightly unpossitive information.

5- Support software list in the manuals is not available from either Horus or Kestrel.

Other Thoughts: The fact that both Horus and Nellsen-Kellerman (Kestrel) have put a product on the market that they basicsally don't support does not lead to a high level of confidence. NK does not have production quality software for Windows 7 platforms available, and Horus has not published the "gun library" software referenced in the user manual. IF you purchase this product with Blue Tooth, if even the normal version that works with a serial port, you will NOT be able to use those features. I have emailed "Larry" at Horus numeros times, and Horus will not get back to me. Attempting to post questions and request updates on the NK support site (nicely) have not been answered, because the vendor WILL NOT APPROVE the messages; every message on the NK support site must be approved by the administrator. That's REALLY odd, unless you have something to hide... In this day and age, that's absolutely inappropriate behavior.

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