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Nielsen-Kellerman (NK), creators and manufacturers of Kestrel® Ballistics Weather Meters, announces the release of a firmware update with features often requested by long-range shooters -- increased storage capacity for gun profiles, an expanded bullet library, trace spotting, and privacy PIN code when connecting. This significant update also contains many smaller usability enhancements and affects the Kestrel LiNK Wireless Communication app, the Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics and Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics.
The following enhancements are included in the firmware update:
Gun Storage Capacity
Easily store up to 30 custom gun profiles, up from 16, that include an exhaustive list of rifles, loads and accessories to choose from.
View the new Trace value directly on Range Card for a more precise measurement option. The Trace calculation will display the Mils/MOA above your point of aim where the bullet will reach its peak and thus Trace will be most visible.
Optional Privacy Setting
With the addition of a Privacy PIN code in the Bluetooth menu, unauthorized and accidental connections can be prevented. Plus, protect saved data and enjoy increased security by using this Privacy setting in the Kestrel Ballistics LiNK app.
Custom Drag Model Memory
Keep Custom Drag Models saved in profile memory with the ability to seamlessly scroll to G1 or G7 models and back to custom without losing data.
Expanded Bullet Library
Access new and updated information in the Applied Ballistics bullet library via the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app for an extensive catalogue of bullet data.
Saved User Name
After a firmware update, your Kestrel will now retain the user-generated nickname given to it, making it easier to find in Bluetooth search lists.
Shortcut between Weather & Ballistics Mode
Quickly switch between Weather and Ballistics mode with a simple double-tap action. With this update you’ll now return to the same ballistics screen you were on before switching to weather mode.
The firmware release is now available via the Kestrel LiNK or Kestrel LiNK Ballistics apps (both Android and iOS). You will be prompted to update your firmware when you connect your Kestrel Ballistics meter to the app. Owners of non-LiNK Kestrel meters can update via Kestrel LiNK for iOS and Windows using the Kestrel USB Data Cable. More information on updating firmware is available at the Kestrel Support Page.
About Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters
Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters are designed, developed, built, tested and supported entirely in the USA by Nielsen-Kellerman. Employed by thousands of users in hundreds of demanding activities around the world, every Kestrel meter is pocket-sized, rugged, accurate, waterproof, easy-to-use and backed by an industry-leading five-year warranty. Available measurements include wind speed, air flow, temperature, humidity, wind chill, heat stress index, pressure, altitude, wind direction, air density and wet bulb temperature. Advanced models include high-capacity data-logging with on-screen graphical recall and Bluetooth® wireless data transfer to computers and smart phones as well as built-in calculators for ballistics firing solutions for long-range shooting and evaporation rate for concrete placement. For more information about Kestrel Weather & Environmental Meters, visit www.kestrelballistics.com