Kestrel 5700/Ruger 5700 Ballistics Meter to Kestrel 5700 Elite/Ruger 5700 Elite Upgrade - with Connection Accessory

Firmware upgrade that can be installed on a Kestrel 5700 or Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Meter, converting it into a full Kestrel 5700 Elite model (Ruger Kestrel 5700 will be upgraded to a Ruger Kestrel 5700 Elite) with its more advanced and extreme long range features.

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Kestrel 5700/Ruger 5700 Ballistics Meter to Kestrel 5700 Elite/Ruger 5700 Elite Upgrade - with Connection Accessory Overview

This firmware upgrade can be installed on a Kestrel 5700 or Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Meter, converting it into a full Kestrel 5700 Elite or Ruger Kestrel 5700 Elite model with its more advanced and extreme long range feature set. Now the Kestrel 5700 owner who is ready to shoot beyond supersonic distances can upgrade to the 5700 Elite without having to trade in their unit, or even leave home!

Features:

  • Compatible with the Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter or the Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter.
  • Elite performance features improve accuracy at transonic and subsonic bullet flight distances. Includes Drop Scale Factor and Custom Drag Models.
  • Elite utility features expand the shooter's capabilities with additional gun/bullet profiles, multiple targets, expanded ballistics table, and a range card.
  • Upgrading to Elite also unlocks advanced features in the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app, including multi-target view and access to Applied Ballistics Litz Custom Drag Models.

What You get with a Firmware Upgrade:

  • E-mail firmware upgrade file (The file will be emailed within 48 hours of purchase but will not be sent between 2pm Friday and 9am Monday)
  • Connection Accessory

How to Upgrade Your Unit:
  1. Enter your Kestrel 5700/Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Meter serial number and purchase the Kestrel Elite upgrade.
    • Select either the Kestrel LiNK Dongle or USB Data Transfer Cable if you would like to use the AB Profile Loader program
    • For Windows use the USB Data Transfer Cable if you would like to upgrade thru USB.
  2. You will receive an e-mail with your firmware file. Generally we send the file same day or next day, but occasionally it may take up to two business days.
  3. You will need the Kestrel LiNK Dongle or USB Data Transfer Cable by postal main within your normal delivery time from Pennsylvania.
  4. After you receive the firmware upgrade file AND have the dongle or cable, you can download and install LiNK for Windows or LiNK for OSX/macOS
  5. Follow the instructions found in the email sent with the firmware file to install the firmware upgrade.

For a full tutorial video click below!



Compare Features of all Kestrel Ballistics Meters

Kestrel 2700
Platform
Kestrel 5700
Platform
Kestrel 5700
Elite Platform
Kestrel
2700
Kestrel
5700
Ruger Kestrel 5700 Hornady Kestrel 5700 Kestrel
5700 Elite
$179
$399
$399
$499
$699
LiNK Enabled
LiNK Enabled
G1/G7 Drag Models in Mil, TMOA, SMOA, in, cm, Clicks
G1/G7 Drag Models in Mil, TMOA, SMOA, in, cm, Clicks
  Corrects for Wind, Temp, & Altitude Changes
Corrects for Wind, Temp, & Altitude Changes
  Easy Mode
Easy Mode
  MV Calibration Guide
MV Calibration Guide
  Gun Profile Storage
Gun Profile Storage 1 Gun 3 Guns 3 Guns 3 Guns 30 Guns
  Targets
Targets 1 Target 1 Target 1 Target 1 Target 10 Targets
  Aerodynamic Cross Wind Jump
Aerodynamic Cross Wind Jump
  Coriolis
Coriolis
  Spin Drift
Spin Drift
  Muzzle Velocity - Temperature Correction
Muzzle Velocity - Temperature Correction
  Moving Target Lead Calculator
Moving Target Lead Calculator
  Target Range Estimator
Target Range Estimator
  Target Speed Estimator
Target Speed Estimator
  Ruger Rifles & Match Grade Ammo Library
Ruger Rifles & Match Grade Ammo Library
  Hornady 4DOF Custom Bullet File
Hornady 4DOF Custom Bullet File
  Axial Form Factor Calibration Guide
Axial Form Factor Calibration Guide
  Zero Angle
Zero Angle
  Range Card
Range Card
  Target Card
Target Card
  Applied Ballistics Custom Curves
Applied Ballistics Custom Curves
  Subsonic Range Truing (Drop Scale Factor)
Subsonic Range Truing (Drop Scale Factor)
  Zero Offset
Zero Offset
  Max Range
Max Range 875 Yards 4000 Yards 4000 Yards 3828 Yards 5500 Yards
SENSORS
SENSORS ACCURACY RESOLUTION SPECIFICATION RANGE NOTES
Wind Speed | Air Speed Larger of 3% of reading, least significant digit or 20 ft/min Speed 0.1 m/s
1 ft/min
0.1 km/h
0.1 mph
0.1 knots
1 B*
0.1 F/S*
0.6 to 40.0 m/s
118 to 7,874 ft/min
2.2 to 144.0 km/h
1.3 to 89.5 mph
1.2 to 77.8 knots
0 to 12 B*
2-131.2*
1 inch|25 mm diameter impeller with precision axle and low-friction Zytel® bearings. Startup speed stated as lower limit, readings may be taken down to 0.4 m/s |79 ft min|1.5 km/h |.9 mph |.8 kt after impeller startup. Off-axis accuracy -1% @ 5º off axis; -2% @ 10º; -3% @ 15º. Calibration drift < 1% after 100 hours use at 16 MPH|7 m/s. Replacement impeller (NK PN-0801) field installs without tools (US Patent 5,783,753). Wind speed calibration and testing should be done with triangle on impeller located at the top front face of the Kestrel. Measuring wind speeds above 60 m/s / 134.2 mph can damage the impeller
Ambient Temperature 0.9 °F
0.5 °C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
-20.0 to 158.0 °F
-29.0 to 70.0 °C
Airflow of 2.2 mph|1 m/s or greater provides fastest response and reduction of insolation effect. For greatest accuracy, avoid direct sunlight on the temperature sensor and prolonged sunlight exposure to the unit in low airflow conditions. Calibration drift is negligible for the life of the product. For further details, see Display & Battery Operational Temperature Limits.
Relative Humidity 2%RH 0.1 %RH 10 to 90% 25°C noncondensing To achieve stated accuracy, unit must be permitted to equilibrate to external temperature when exposed to large, rapid temperature changes and be kept out of direct sunlight. Calibration drift is typically less than ±0.25% per year.
Pressure 1.5 hPa|mbar
0.044 inHg
0.022 PSI
0.1 hPa|mbar
0.01 inHg
0.01 PSI
25°C/77°F
700-1100 hPa|mbar
20.67-32.48 inHg
10.15-15.95 PSI
Monolithic silicon piezo-resistive pressure sensor with second-order temperature correction. Between 1100–1600 mbar, unit will operate with reduced accuracy. Sensor may not operate above 1600 mbar and can be damaged above 6,000 mbar or below 10 mbar. Calibration drift is negligible for the life of the product.
Compass
1/16th Cardinal Scale
0 to 360° 2-axis solid-state magneto-resistive sensor mounted perpendicular to unit plane. Accuracy of sensor dependent upon unit’s vertical position. Self-calibration routine eliminates magnetic error from batteries or unit and must be run after every full power- down (battery removal or change). Readout indicates direction to which the back of the unit is pointed when held in a vertical orientation. Declination/variation adjustable for True North readout.

CALCULATED MEASUREMENTS
MEASUREMENT ACCURACY (+/-) RESOLUTION SENSORS EMPLOYED
Air Density 0.0002 lb/ft3
0.0033 kg/m
0.001 lbs/ft3
0.001 kg/m3
Temperature, Relative Humidity Pressure
Air Flow 6.71% 1 cfm
1 m3/hr
1 m3/m
0.1m3/s
1 L/s
Air Speed, User Input (Duct Shape & Size)
Altitude typical: 23.6 ft/7.2 m
from 750 to 1100 mBar
max: 48.2 ft/14.7 m
from 300 to 750 mBar
1 ft 1 m Pressure, User Input (Reference Pressure)
Barometric Pressure 0.07 inHg
2.4 hPa|mbar
0.03 PSI
0.01 inHg
0.1 hPa|mbar
0.01 PSI
Pressure, User Input (Reference Altitude)
Crosswind & Headwind/Tailwind 7.1% 1 mph
1 ft/min
0.1 km/h
0.1 m/s
0.1 knots
Wind Speed, Compass
Delta T 3.2 °F
1.8 °C
0.1 °F 0.1 °C Temperature, Relative Humidity Pressure
Density Altitude 226 ft
69 m
1 ft 1 m Temperature, Relative Humidity Pressure
Dew Point 3.4 °F
1.9 °C
15-
95% RH. Refer to Range for Temperature Sensor
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Temperature, Relative Humidity
Evaporation Rate 0.01 lb/ft2/hr
0.06 kg/m2/hr
0.01 b/ft2/hr
0.01 kg/m2/hr
Wind Speed, Temperature Relative Humidity Pressure, User Input (Concrete Temperature)
Heat Index 7.1°F
4.0°C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Temperature, Relative Humidity
Moisture Content | Humidity Ratio (“Grains”) 4.9gpp
.7g/kg
0.1 gpp
0.01 g/kg
Temperature, Relative Humidity Pressure
Probability of Ignition (PIG) PIG Accuracy dependent on proximity of inputs to reference table steps. 10% Temperature, Relative Humidity
THI (NRC) 1.5 °F
0.8 °C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Temperature, Relative Humidity
THI (Yousef) 2.3 °F
1.3 °C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Temperature, Relative Humidity
Relative Air Density .0.3% 0.1% Temperature, Relative Humidity Pressure
Wet Bulb Temperature - Psychrometric 3.2 °F
1.8 °C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Temperature, Relative Humidity Pressure
Wet Bulb Temperature - Naturally Aspirated (NWB TEMP) 1.4 °F
0.8 °C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Wind Speed, Temperature Globe Temperature, Relative Humidity, Pressure
Wind Chill 1.6 °F
0.9 °C
0.1 °F
0.1 °C
Wind Speed, Temperature
 
ADDITIONAL PRODUCT INFO
Display & Backlight Multifunction, multidigit monochrome dot-matrix display. Choice of white or red LED backlight.
Response Time & Display Update Display updates every 1 second. After exposure to large environmental changes, all sensors require an equilibration period to reach stated accuracy. Measurements employing RH may require longer periods particularly after prolonged exposure to very high or very low humidity. WBGT requires about 8 minutes to reach 95% accuracy and about 15 minutes to reach 99% accuracy after exposure to large environmental changes.
Data Storage & Graphical display Min/Max/Avg History Logged history stored and displayed for every measured value. Manual and auto data storage. Min/Max/Avg history may be reset independently. Auto-store interval settable from 2 seconds to 12 hours*, overwrite on or off. Logs even when display off except for 2 and 5 second intervals. Kestrel 5 series units hold over 10,000 data points.
data Upload & Bluetooth Data Connect Option Wireless range up to 100ft. Connection requires optional USB data transfer cable or Kestrel Link Dongle or Kestrel LiNK app. Employs Kestrel Link protocol for data transmission with Link supported devices. (Kestrel LiNK for iOS/Android, Kestrel Link for PC/MAC).
Clock/Calendar Real-time hours:minutes:seconds clock, calendar, automatic leap-year adjustment.
Auto Shutdown User-selectable – Off, 15-60 minutes with no key presses.
Languages English, French, German, Spanish.
Certifications CE certified, RoHS, FCC, IC tested and WEEE compliant. Individually tested to NIST-traceable standards.
Origin Designed and manufactured in the USA from US and imported components. Complies with Regional Value Content and Tariff Code Transformation requirements for NAFTA Preference Criterion B.
Battery Life AA Lithium included. Up to 400 hours of use, reduced by backlight, alert light and buzzer, or Bluetooth radio transmission use.
Shock Resistance MIL-STD-810g, Transit Shock, Method 516.6 Procedure IV; unit only; impact may damage replaceable impeller.
Sealing Waterproof (IP67 and NEMA-6)
Display & Battery Operational Temperature Limits 14° F to 131° F | -10 °C to 55 °C Measurements may be taken beyond the limits of the operational temperature range of the display and batteries by maintaining the unit within the operational range and then exposing it to the more extreme environment for the minimum time necessary to take reading.
Storage Temperature -22.0 °F to 140.0 °F | -30.0 °C to 60.0 °C.
Size & Weight 5.0 x 1.9 x 1.1 in | 12.7 x 4.5 x 2.8 cm, 4.3 oz | 121 g. (Lithium battery included)

Kestrel 5 Series Certificates of Comformity

Kestrel 5 Series specification chart



Compatible with:

  • Kestrel 5 Series 5700 Ballistics Meter with Applied Ballistics: 0857B

LiNK (Kestrel)

Please see the attached guidance for problems and export issus with Kestrel LiNK iOS.

Product Questions

Yes! The Kestrel 5 Series now has both Android and iPhone integration through our Kestrel LiNK iOS and Android Apps. Kestrel LiNK iOS and Android apps allow LiNK enabled Kestrel 5 Series Meters and DROPs to connect wirelessly with mobile devices to view real-time measurements, receive on-screen alerts, download data and perform firmware updates. The Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app, designed specifically for the Kestrel 5700, Kestrel 5 series Sportsman, and Kestrel 5700 Elite meters, provides full gun management and access to the Applied Ballistics library of G1/G7 curves (5700) and custom drag models (Elite). For a quick look at all of the Kestrel LiNK Application Features - Click Here.

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Make sure Bluetooth® is turned ON on your phone. On the Kestrel, go to the Main Menu->Bluetooth and turn it ON. Press the center button while Bluetooth is highlighted and check to ensure that Conct is set to PC/Mobile and it shows Available. Next go to the application that you are connecting with on your phone and select the Kestrel as the device you would like to connect with. Please note: if you do not find the Kestrel on your phone’s “standard” Bluetooth connection screen, that does not mean that the Kestrel is not working properly. Please first go to the application and try to connect through the application. The Kestrel should connect.

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All models of the Kestrel 5000 Series have optical data ports that can be seen through the openings of the battery door. A USB Data Transfer Cable can be purchased separately, which plugs directly into the back of the Kestrel and extends to a USB port in your computer.  You will NOT be able to connect a non-LiNK model unit to a mobile device (e.g., any device without a USB port).

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These programs handle uploading the weather data from the Kestrel to a specific device. This weather data can then be exported into MS Excel. You can also update your firmware any of these programs. Visit the Kestrel LiNK Software and Apps page to learn more.

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As can be seen in the pictures below, place your thumb on the bottom of the unit and slide the latch from the “Locked” to the “Unlocked” position. The battery door should pop up enough that you can remove it. If you have trouble opening the battery door, some slight pressure DOWN on the battery door itself with your other thumb may help release the latch.


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First slide in the tab at towards the top of the unit, then gently press the bottom part of the battery door down until it snaps into place.  Ensure that the O-ring remains in place on the battery door when closing.

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No. Since the Kestrel 5 Series meters utilize only one AA battery, there is no need to use the battery shim to separate two AAA batteries as in the previous version.

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NK strongly recommends continual use of Lithium AA batteries in your Kestrel.  Lithium batteries respond best in extreme temperatures and help prevent against any corrosion.  Customers can also use Alkaline or Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMh) if they prefer, but we recommend turning “Auto Store” to “OFF” when placing these units in storage to minimize the drain on the battery.  Also, please make sure you set the System->Battery setting to match the type of batteries that you are using.

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Kestrel 2700
Platform
Kestrel 5700
Platform
Kestrel 5700
Elite Platform
Kestrel
2700
Kestrel
5700
Ruger Kestrel 5700 Hornady Kestrel 5700 Kestrel
5700 Elite
$179
$399
$399
$499
$699
LiNK Enabled
LiNK Enabled
G1/G7 Drag Models in Mil, TMOA, SMOA, in, cm, Clicks
G1/G7 Drag Models in Mil, TMOA, SMOA, in, cm, Clicks
  Corrects for Wind, Temp, & Altitude Changes
Corrects for Wind, Temp, & Altitude Changes
  Easy Mode
Easy Mode
  MV Calibration Guide
MV Calibration Guide
  Gun Profile Storage
Gun Profile Storage 1 Gun 3 Guns 3 Guns 3 Guns 30 Guns
  Targets
Targets 1 Target 1 Target 1 Target 1 Target 10 Targets
  Aerodynamic Cross Wind Jump
Aerodynamic Cross Wind Jump
  Coriolis
Coriolis
  Spin Drift
Spin Drift
  Muzzle Velocity - Temperature Correction
Muzzle Velocity - Temperature Correction
  Moving Target Lead Calculator
Moving Target Lead Calculator
  Target Range Estimator
Target Range Estimator
  Target Speed Estimator
Target Speed Estimator
  Ruger Rifles & Match Grade Ammo Library
Ruger Rifles & Match Grade Ammo Library
  Hornady 4DOF Custom Bullet File
Hornady 4DOF Custom Bullet File
  Axial Form Factor Calibration Guide
Axial Form Factor Calibration Guide
  Zero Angle
Zero Angle
  Range Card
Range Card
  Target Card
Target Card
  Applied Ballistics Custom Curves
Applied Ballistics Custom Curves
  Subsonic Range Truing (Drop Scale Factor)
Subsonic Range Truing (Drop Scale Factor)
  Zero Offset
Zero Offset
  Max Range
Max Range 875 Yards 4000 Yards 4000 Yards 3828 Yards 5500 Yards

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Yes. You can purchase an upgrade from the website and a file will be emailed to you that will allow you to remotely upgrade your unit. The upgrade needs to be done on a Windows or MacOS computer, however, customers can choose between a Bluetooth dongle and USB cable depending on preferred connection method.

You can purchase the upgrade here: Kestrel 5700 to Kestrel Elite upgrade

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No. Currently ONLY the Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics or the Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter can be upgraded to the Kestrel 5700 Elite model.

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All of the Kestrel 5000 series units have the Night Vision option in addition to the standard white backlight.  There is a menu selection that allows the customer to toggle between both options.

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Wind Speed – NK sells factory calibrated replacement impellers that can easily be installed by the customer. NK recommends replacing the impeller every 2-3 years depending on usage.

Humidity – The Kestrel 5 Series and DROP data loggers employ a highly accurate, calibrated, digital humidity sensor. Based on the sensor manufacturer's specifications and NK testing, drift on this sensor over time is minimal and field recalibration is likely to degrade accuracy rather than improve it. Factory calibration to validate and certify accuracy at a minimum of two RH points is available from NK. In the event NK observes a significant number of tested sensors exhibiting drift greater than +/-1%RH/year, NK will develop a recalibration routine which can be installed via firmware update. During the five-year warranty period, NK will repair, recalibrate or replace any Kestrel 5 Series or DROP which drifts more than +/-1% RH/year since the date of manufacture.

Temperature – The thermistor in the Kestrel 5 series should not need to be recalibrated. If you think your sensor is incorrect, please contact techsupport@nkhome.com

Pressure – The pressure in the Kestrel 5 series should not need to be recalibrated. If you think your sensor is incorrect, please contact techsupport@nkhome.com

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Any of the LiNK Ballistics applications will allow you to transfer gun profiles to your Kestrel. So LiNK Ballistics for iOS or LiNK Ballistics for Android will allow you to use a mobile device to transfer gun profiles but you would need to have the LiNK (i.e., Bluetooth) model. If you are using a Windows computer, you can use the Applied Ballistic Profile Loader (Version 42 or higher).

NOTE : Please be aware that currently the Applied Ballistics Profile Loader cannot be used with Bluetooth; therefore you will need to purchase the USB Transfer cable to transfer files with a Windows PC.

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Unfortunately we do not have a ballistics application that runs on a MAC.

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