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Kestrel LiNK Software and Apps

Kestrel LiNK Software and Apps
Lean how to use your Kestrel LiNK software

Kestrel 5 Series Instruction Manuals

Instructions for the use of the Kestrel LiNK App

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You can find all the information regarding the warranty on your Kestrel by Clicking here

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Please see this guide on how to update your Kestrel Firmware using Windows:

Kestrel 5 Series Troubleshooting Documents

Tutorial on how to update your Kestrel 5000 series firmware using LiNK for Windows.

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Please see this guide for updating Kestrel 5000 series units with MAC/OSX:

Kestrel 5 Series Troubleshooting Documents

Tutorial on how to update your Kestrel 5000 series firmware using LiNK for MAC/OSX

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Kestrel 5 Series Troubleshooting Documents

This gives a method for viewing and remotely controlling the Kestrel using two mobile devices.

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Kestrel Basic (1000-3500) Instruction Manuals

Relative Humidity Calibration Kit For calibrating the following Kestrel Meters 3000, 3500, 4000, 4200, 4250, 4300, 4400, 4500, 4600

User Guide for the Kestrel 1000 , 2000 , 2500 & 2500 NV , 3000 , 3500 & 3500 NV , 3500 DT

User Guide Relative Humidity Calibration Kit 3000, 3500, 4000,4200, 4250,4300, 4400, 4500, 4600 (Not to be used for calibrating Kestrel 5 Series units or Kestrel DROPs)

Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

Information about the Kestrel Agricultural Line of weather meters

Recommended Modifications to Athletic Participation Based on the Heat Index

Recommended Modifications to Athletic Participation Based on the Heat Index Celsius

Version 1.28

American College of Sports Medicine - Acclimatized WBGT Guidelines on Heat illness and what to do

Kestrel Firmware Version 1.27 Update Installer for OSX. Please see included directions as this process has changed.

Kestrel Firmware Version 1.27 Update Installer for Windows

Korey Stringer Small Price of Survival Article 2016-09 Regarding Heat Stress

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wind measurement and long-range shooting, SME NVDOC1403-Wind

This program is used to transfer gun profiles to and from a Kestrel ballistics unit and Windows computer. 4500 models can use either Bluetooth or the PC Interface cradle but must have fw version 4.93. 5700 models must use the USB Transfer cable to connect. Instructions included in zip file.

sources of inaccuracy in long-range shooting

Step by step support Guide to transfer your Applied Ballistics Gun Profiles from a 4000 series Kestrel to a 5000 series Kestrel

Tips for taking accurate measurements Support tab at www.kestrelinstruments.com

How to Figure out Average Wind Direction with a Kestrel 5000 Series Unit.

The attached links will help with determining average wind direction and the use of a wind rose. The documents would be pertinent to any of the 5500 models, especially important for spray drift and measurements in the protected zones.

Product Safety and Warranty Kestrel 5000 Series

New Jersey State High School Guidelines - American College of Sports Medicine - Acclimatized WBGT Guidelines on Heat illness and what to do

This document goes through what formulas are used to calculate the various measurements on the Kestrel series meters.

Kestrel 4 Series Instruction Manuals

Kestrel Communicator Software Instructions

Instruction Manual Kestrel 4000 Series Weather & Environmental Meters 4000, 4200, 4250, 4300, 4400, 4500 and 4600

Instruction Manual Kestrel Heat Stress Tracker 4400 & 4600

User Guide for the Ketsrel 4000 Portable Vane Mount

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User Guide for the 5700 Sportsman AB

Kestrel Heat Stress Trackers WBGT Reference Guide

A checklist to help troubleshoot bluetooth classic connection issues.

Kestrel 5 Series Instruction Manuals

User Guide for the Kestrel 5000, 5100 and 5200

User Guide for the Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter

Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker User Guide

Kestrel 5500 Fires Weather Pro & Kestrel 5400 Fire Weather Pro with WBGT User Guide

Kestrel 5000AG Livestock Environmental Meter & Kestrel 5400AG Cattle Leat Stress Tracker User Guide

Instructions for the use of the Kestrel LiNK App

PDF Downloadable Tips & Quick Start for the 5200 Kestrel Concrete Pro Jobsite Weather Kit.

Kestrel Vane Mount Instructions

Kestrel 5 Series Instruction Manuals (Ballistics)

Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter and Kestrel Elite Weather Meters with Applied Ballistics User Guide

Applied Ballistics Profile Loader Version 33

The driver needed to connect your kestrel to your computer via USB.

Updating your Horus Firmware 4.93

Applied Ballistics Help Files

Getting Started With your Kestrel Ballistics Product

A 10 step guide to setup your Kestrel to work with your gun.

Get started with your Kestrel 5700 and this Easy Mode Quick Start guide.

Get started with your Kestrel 5700 Elite and this Easy Mode Quick Start guide.

DROP Data Logger Instruction Manuals

Getting Started with Kestrel DROP Wirelss Environmental Data Loggers

Kestrel 5 Series Certificates of Comformity

Kestrel 5 Series specification chart

Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker specification chart

Shows a sample of the paperwork when doing a NIST Temperature calibration on Kestrel

Shows a sample of the paperwork when doing a NIST Humidity calibration on a Kestrel

Shows a sample of the paperwork when doing a NIST Pressure calibration on a Kestrel

Shows a sample of the paperwork when doing a NIST Globe Temperature calibration on a Kestrel

Shows a sample of the paperwork when doing a NIST Wind calibration on a Kestrel

Example of the paperwork received when doing a Kestrel Tune-Up

Example of the paperwork after performing a Kestrel Temperature Factory Calibration (not NIST)

Kestrel Basic (1000-3500) Certificates of Comformity

EMC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY 2500, 2500NV, 3500, 3500NV

EMC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY 1000, 2000, 3000

Product Specifications Certificate of Conformity Kestrel Weather Meters Model Numbers 1000-3500

Product Specifications Certificate of Conformity Kestrel Weather Meters Model Numbers 1000-3500 with Serial #’s lower than 2262687.

Kestrel 4 Series Instruction Manuals (Ballistics)

Instruction Manual for Kestrel 4500 Shooter's Weather Meter with Horus Atrag Ballistics Software

Instruction Manual for Kestrel 4500 Shooter's Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics

Application Instructions Applied Ballistics Profile Loader (Build 050)

Upgrading Your Kestrel Shooter’s Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics to Firmware Version 4.85

Overview of the setup and use of the Kestrel 4500 Shooter's Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics

Kestrel Companion is a Android app that will communicate with Kestrel 4500 Sportsman and Applied Ballistic Bluetooth units.

Gun Loader 204

Kestrel 4 Series Troubleshooting Documents

Connecting my 4000 Series Kestrel Using Bluetooth

FAQ Connecting your Kestrel 4XXX Series to a MAC

FAQ How to update the Kestrel 4500 firmware using the NK Bootloader Program

FAQ How to update the Kestrel 4500 firmware using the NK Bootloader Program1

Connecting your Kestrel to a PC Bluetooth Tutorial

DROP Data Logger Certificates of Comformity

Kestrel DROP Wireless Environmental Data Logger specification chart

LiNK (Kestrel)

Setting up Alert Services on Kestrel LiNK Application for Multiple People

Kestrel LiNK Version 1.04.04 for OSX

Kestrel LiNK Version 1.04.04 for Windows

This tutorial will show you how to create a graph of the data that you exported from your Kestrel 5000 series or Kestrel DROP using one of the Kestrel LiNK applications.

An application that can be used to view and analyze your Kestrel data on an iOS device.

An application that can be used to view and analyze your Kestrel data on an Android device.

Download the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app from the google play store.

An iOS application to view you Kestrel Ballistics data.

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

This is a quick tutorial on how to send text message alerts in Kestrel LiNK instead of emails.

Model number 5000 firmware update file to 1.25

Model 5000AG (non-LiNK) firmware update file for version 1.25

Model 5000AGL firmware update file for fw revision 1.25

Model 5000L firmware update file for fw revision 1.25

Model 5400 firmware update file for fw version 1.25

Model 5400AGCL firmware update file for fw version 1.25

Model 5400CL firmware update to fw version 1.25

Model 5400FWCL firmware update file for fw revision 1.25

Model 5500 firmware update file for fw revision 1.25

Model 5500AG firmware update file for fw version 1.25

Model 5500AGL firmware update file for fw revision 1.25

Model 5500FW Firmware update file for fw version 1.25

Model 5500FWL Firmware Update file for fw version 1.25

Model 5500L Firmware update file for fw version 1.25

Model 5700A Firmware Update File for fw version 1.25

Model 5700AL Firmware Update File for fw version 1.25

Model 5700AL-R Firmware Update for fw version 1.25

Model 5700S Firmware Update File for fw version 1.25

Model 5700SL-R Firmware Update File for fw revision 1.25

Model 5700SL Firmware Update File for fw version 1.25

Kestrel 4 Series Certificates of Comformity

Certificate of Conformity (COC) Kestrel 4400 & 4600

EMC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY 4000, 4000NV, 4100, 4200, 4250, 4300

EMC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY 4400, 4400BT

EMC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY 4500, 4500NV

Kestrel 4 Series Downloads

Application that allows gun profile transfers for the Kestrel 4500 Horus units.

Kestrel Horus Help Files - Connecting with Bluetooth and FAQs

Updating your Kestrel AB Firmware to 4.93 - Bluetooth and Non Bluetooth models

Updating your Kestrel Sportsman with AB Firmware to 4.93 - Bluetooth and Non Bluetooth models

Kestrel Communicator Interface Software, v 2.1.1 compatible with ALL Kestrel 4000 series models

Prolific USB to serial driver

Windows compatible PC Interface Driver For use with Kestrel 4 to connect and transfer data to a PC

Updating your Applied Ballistics Firmware 4.93

Updating your Horus Firmware to 4.93 on K4 Unit - Bluetooth and Non-Bluetooth units

Use this link to upgrade your Kestrel 4500 Bluetooth Firmware 4.93

Use this link to upgrade your Kestrel 4500 Firmware 4.93 for Non Bluetooth Units

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Kestrel 1000, 2000, 2500, 3000, 3500, 4000, 4200, 4250, 4300 Images

K5_Series_Accessories

Kestrel 5 Series Product Descriptions

Kestrel Drop Images

Kestrel Logo Files

Web Banners Graphics

Kestrel 5 Series Troubleshooting Documents

Troubleshooting Bluetooth Dongle Issues with the Kestrel 5000 Series Models and LiNK for Windows.

A quick guide to update your Kestrel LiNK Ballistics for Android firmware.

A simple guide to help you update your Firmware on your Kestrel using LiNK for Android

A simple guide to help you update your Firmware on your Kestrel using LiNK for Windows

How to transfer gun profiles from 4500 series to 5700 series

Connecting my Kestrel using Bluetooth for Windows 8

Get help connecting my Kestrel 5 series unit to my computer using a bluetooth dongle.

Picture showing the places to take measurements for square and rectangular air ducts

Air Flow Diagram

Find answers to common Bluetooth connection issues

Tutorial on how to update your Kestrel 5000 series firmware using LiNK for Windows.

Tutorial on how to update your Kestrel 5000 series firmware using LiNK for MAC/OSX

Document shows all the current Ruger guns and ammunition for the Ruger Kestrel 5700 Ballistics along with a tutorial on how to use the Ruger Gun Wizard.

Attached is a workaround to have Kestrel LiNK for Windows scale properly on High Definition monitors

This document shows how to calibrate using CAL DSF a 22 Long Rifle or other guns which do not shoot supersonic region.

This gives a method for viewing and remotely controlling the Kestrel using two mobile devices.

This diagram shows the difference in the Max Ordinate value and the Bullet Drop value found on the Kestrel 5700.

Here is a graphical guide on locating various micro-climates in a given area to help with Kestrel 5400 placement for monitoring WBGT.

Dealer

Marketing for Kestrel Heat Stress Trackers

Web Banners Graphics

Cattle Heat Stress Images

Fire Weather Photos

Kestrel 1000 Images

Kestrel 2000 Images

Kestrel 3000 Images

Kestrel 3500 DT Images

Kestrel 5000 Images

Kestrel 5100 Images

Kestrel 5200 Images

Kestrel_Sportsman_Marketing_Materials

Kestrel_2500 Images

Kestrel_3500 Images

Kestrel_5400_Images

k4400,_K4500s,_KDROP_Images

Kestrel_5500_Images

Kestrel_Elite_Images

LiNK (Kestrel Ballistics)

A simple guide to help you update your Firmware on your Kestrel using LiNK for iOS

CoxBox Boat Wiring

4+ 2 Speaker Setup

8+ 3 speaker set up

4+ 2 Speaker Set Up

8+ 3 Speaker Setup

All Wiring Setup

SpeedCoach/StrokeCoach Downloads

SUP Training Program from Eccentric Motion System / Paddle Power Trainer Mick

Installation, Basic Operations, Setup Menu, Advanced Setup, Specifications, Menu Navigation, Memory, GPS Function and Accuracy, Workouts, Impeller Calibration, Battery Use and Charging

Mick's SUP Training Plan

NK_SUP_Training_Book_Chase

SUP Training Program from Eccentric Motion System / Paddle Power Trainer Mick

Speed_Coach_8_week_Training_Plan_From_Mick

Release notes for SpeedCoach GPS, SUP & OC (Version 2.21) - 10/15/18

Version 2.21 - 10/12/18 Fixes issue where fuel gauge was overestimating remaining battery life in certain units.

Example of exported CSV file from SpeedCoach Model 2. Does not include oarlock data.

Example SUP data that can be exported from SpeedCoach SUP Model 2 as a CSV file

Example SUP workout data that can be exported from SpeedCoach SUP Model 2 as a CSV file

Program for downloading data from the SpeedCoach Gold or SpeedCoach XL products only.

Version 2.21 - 10/12/18 Fixes issue where fuel gauge was overestimating remaining battery life in certain units.

SpeedCoach GPS JustGo

SPC_GPS_2_Just_Go_Files_2

Example of exported CSV file from SpeedCoach Model 2. Does not include oarlock data.

SpeedCoach/StrokeCoach Instruction Manuals

SpeedCoach GPS Operations & Installation Manual

SpeedCoach GPS w/o and With Heart Rate, Installation Additional Functions, Basic Opterations, Impeller Calibration, GPS Function and Accuracy, Specifications

StrokeCoach User Manual, Installation, Operation, Backlight, Memory, Battery Replacement, Maintenance

SpeedCoach® Interface Upload Software Instructions

SpeedCoach SUP w/ and w/o Heart Rate Basic Operation and Installation Instructions

SpeedCoach Gold User Guide, Installation, Operation, Memory, Calibration, Battery Replacement, Maintenance

SpeedCoach GPS Model 2 Includes Training Pack Upgrade, Installation, Basic Operations, Setup Menu, Advanced Setup, Specifications, Menu Navigation, Memory, GPS Function and Accuracy, Workouts, Impeller Calibration, Battery Use and Charging

SpeedCoach SUP Model 2 Includes Training Pack Installation, Basic Operations, Setup Menu, Advanced Setup, Specifications, Menu Navigation, Memory, GPS Function and Accuracy, Workouts, Impeller Calibration, Battery Use and Charging

SpeedCoach XL Coach's Mount

SpeedCoach XL Instruction Manual for XL1 and XL2 Models,Workout Modes, Menu Options and Set Up, Heart Rate Sensor (XL2 Model Only)

SpeedCoach XL3 and XL4 User Guide

SpeedCoach and SpeedCoach with Heart Rate Belt Instruction Manual

StrokeCoach Instruction Manual

SpeedCoach Interface Upload Software Instructions

SpeedCoach SUP & SpeedCoach SUP with Heart Rate Belt Instruction Manual

SpeedCoach Red User Guide

SpeedCoach XL Instruction Manual for XL1 and XL2

SpeedCoach OC Model 2 Instruction Manual

SpeedCoach Interface Upload Software Instructions

This is a quick start guide for using NK LiNK Logbook, including streaming live data, uploading data and reviewing data sessions.

Blue Ocean Megaphone Instruction Manuals

A guide to help you utilize all the features of your new Megaphone

Blue Ocean Megaphone Specifications

CoxBox Instruction Manuals

CoxBox Maintenance Kit

CoxBox Panel Protector Installation Instructions

CoxBox Mini Operation, Maintenance, Battery Use, Battery Charging, Battery Messages

Microphone Installation Instructions

CoxBox Mini Dial removal and cleaning instructions

CoxBox Operation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting Guide

CoxBox Instruction Manual

Specifications, tips, error codes and best practices for use with the 0105 Cox Box / Megaphone Battery

SpeedCoach/StrokeCoach Wiring

SpeedCoach Wiring Installation Instructions

SpeedCoach Impeller Only Wiring Installation

Goes into detail on the different harnesses and mounts that you can use with a SpeedCoach.

SpeedCoach Wiring Diagram for a Single (1x)

SpeedCoach Wiring Installation Instructions

CoxBox Troubleshooting Documents

Replacing the Stroke Rate Sensor (HD Harness, Part Number 0214)

Replacing the Stroke Rate Sensor (Legacy Harness, Part Number 0212) This part will replace the stroke rate sensor that is installed in the shell - mounted on the deck under the seat magnet.

CoxBox Wiring Harness Repair "Pigtail" (Part # 3032)

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CoxBox Customer Operation and Diagnostic Guide

Speaker_Date_Code

Testing CoxBox Wiring in an 8 with a Multimeter

Troubleshooting document for the FAQ, Why am I getting Hi Deg Errors when charging the Cox Box?

SpeedCoach/StrokeCoach Troubleshooting Documents

A quick solution to fixing a heart rate belt that is displaying erratic readings

Comparison of SpeedCoach Model 2 Units: Rowing vs SUP vs OC

Replacing the Stroke Rate Sensor (HD Harness, Part Number 0214)

Replacing the Stroke Rate Sensor (Legacy Harness, Part Number 0212)

Some guidance on sending exported FIT files to 3rd party sites.

Attached is a workaround to have NK LiNK for Windows display correctly on high definition monitors

This is a quick guide on what to look for if you changed batteries and the power no longer comes on with your SpeedCoach Red or Gold or Strokecoach.

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NK_Rowing Catalog


Model 5100 firmware update file for fw revision 1.25

Model 5100L firmware update file for fw version 1.25

Model 5200 firmware update file for fw revision 1.25

Model 5200L firmware update file for fw version 1.25

Interval Watch Downloads

Interval_Watchware

LiNK (NKSports)

LiNK Version 1.32 for OS X

NK LiNK version 1.32 for Windows


Use the NK LiNK Logbook app to view your workout data on an iOS device.

Use the NK LiNK Logbook app to view your workout data on an Android device.

a detail listing of all changes made to the NK LiNK software

Troubleshooting help for users experiencing internet connection issues with either Live LiNK or LiNK Logbook.

This slide shows you how to change the settings in LiNK Logbook to show Impeller distance and speed instead of GPS.

Interval Watch Instruction Manuals

Interval 2000 Split + Rate Watch Instruction Manual

Interval 2000XC Split Watch Instruction Manual

Interval Watchware Software Quick Start Guide

Support Documents for all Kestrels

Replacing the Kestrel Impeller

Fine Dead Fuel Moisture and Probability of Ignition Tables

Explanation of flow lines on the back of a Kestrel 5000 Series unit.

Empower Oarlock Instruction Manuals

Detailed instructions to Install, Pair, Configure and Calibrate your EmPower Oarlock.

Empower Oarlock Downloads

Representative Oarlock Values by Class and Skill Levels

Shows you which size bushing you would need for the various sweep and sculling boats out there.

WORKOUT STROKE PROFILE TEMPLATE

ROWER COMPARISON TEMPLATE

Oarlock Template Tutorial

Troubleshooting the Pin Calibration Process - Shows common issues why swing calibration fails

EmPower Oarlock firmware version 1.01

OS X installer for EmPower Oarlock firmware version 1.01

Kestrel Basic (1000-3500) Troubleshooting Documents

If you are having issues with the Kestrel turning on after changing the battery, please see this document.

Kestrel 5 Series 3rd Party Hardware Connection Instructions

A quick start guide to connecting a Bushnell CONX rangefinder with a Kestrel 5700 Ballistics or Elite.

A quick start guide to connecting a Sig Sauer 2400BDX with a Kestrel 5700 Ballistics or Elite LiNK unit

A quick start guide to connecting a Steiner M830r with a Kestrel 5700 Ballistics or Elite LiNK unit

A quick start guide to connecting a Terrapin X with a Kestrel 5700 Ballistics or Elite LiNK unit.

A quick start guide to connecting a Vectronix PLRF25C with a Kestrel 5700 Ballistics or Elite LiNK unit.

A quick start guide to connecting a RAPTAR-S with a Kestrel 5700 Ballistics or Elite LiNK unit.

NK Loudspeaker Downloads

CoxBox Core and CoxBox GPS User Manual

CoxBox Core and CoxBox GPS User Manual

CoxBox Core/GPS Troubleshooting Documents

Here's how to quickly adapt your CoxBox Cup Holder to fit the CoxBox Core/GPS Unit

A graphical explanation on why charging until full will ensure the battery is balanced every time with the new CoxBox.

Specifications

Leica 2800.com Rangefinder Specs

Kestrel 5700 with Hornady 4DOF Downloads

Here is a step by step guide going through using your Kestrel 5700 with Hornady 4DOF using Ballistics Mode (not Easy mode).

Guidance on how to properly adjust your Axial Form Factor

Quick guide on connecting a Kestrel 5700 with Hornady 4DOF to the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics App

Quick tutorial on how to create and transfer gun profiles for Kestrel Hornady 5700 4DOF units

This guide covers explaining Temperature Sensitivity Coefficient and how to enter through Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app or on Kestrel itself.

Kestrel 5700 with Hornady 4DOF Instruction Manuals

WBGT Heat Stress Guidlines

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Please check out our Kestrel 5000 Firmware change log to view the differences in the various firmware versions: Firmware Change Log

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Please see a workaround found here:

Kestrel 5 Series Troubleshooting Documents

Attached is a workaround to have Kestrel LiNK for Windows scale properly on High Definition monitors

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Please see this quick tutorial:

LiNK (Kestrel)

This is a quick tutorial on how to send text message alerts in Kestrel LiNK instead of emails.

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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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To UPDATE your firmware on any Kestrel you can use the appropriate link below:

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 the Sportsman , the Kestrel 5700 series or meters, and the Kestrel 5700 Elite meters, provides full gun management and access to the Applied Ballistics library of G1/G7 curves (Sportsman and 5700) and custom drag models (5700 Elite).

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For overall setting up profiles and using the Kestrel please see the following document:

Kestrel 5 Series Instruction Manuals (Ballistics)

A 10 step guide to setup your Kestrel to work with your gun.

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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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The free Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app for Android and iOS is the ideal companion to the Kestrel 5700 Ballistics series of Weather Meters. Build and manage your gun/bullet profiles and download them to your Kestrel Ballistics unit before you set out. The app is also the perfect way to display your ballistic solutions remotely via Bluetooth.

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We have separate LiNK applications without “Ballistics” in the title. The programs handle uploading the weather data from the Kestrel to a specific device. This weather data can then be exported to MS Excel. You can also update your firmware or upgrade your unit (upgrade through Windows only) with these programs.

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Currently mobile devices cannot perform firmware upgrades. An upgrade is defined as going from a 5 Series Kestrel Sportsman or Kestrel 5700 to a Kestrel 5700 Elite with Applied Ballistics. To upgrade your Kestrel Sportsman or Kestrel 5700, you will need to connect to a Windows or MAC computer. More info can be found on the Kestrel Upgrade packages.

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The free Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app is the perfect companion to the Kestrel Sportsman, Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter, and Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics. Build and manage your gun/bullet profiles and download them to your Kestrel Ballistics Meter before you set out. At the range or match, secure your Kestrel Ballistics Meter to a tripod using the optional Kestrel Vane Mount and use the LiNK Ballistics app to quickly adjust the target range and direction of fire and view the shooting solution and wind rose without leaving your shooting position. It’s like having a meteorologist and ballistician standing next to you while you shoot.

Download Kestrel LiNK Ballistics for iOS:

LiNK (Kestrel)

An iOS application to view you Kestrel Ballistics data.


Quick Look

  • Wirelessly adjust the target range and/or direction of fire on your Kestrel and view resulting elevation and windage solution without ever leaving your shooting position.
  • Build and transfer custom gun/bullet profiles.
  • Comprehensive Applied Ballistics bullet library provides G1/G7 ballistics coefficients, weight, diameter and length data for over 500 bullets.
  • With Kestrel Elite Meters, also access and use Applied Ballistics Custom Drag Models, providing exact drag profiles for supersonic, transonic, and subsonic bullet flight for maximum accuracy at extreme long range.
  • Advanced Target Card view allows you to simultaneously view the elevation and windage solution for up to 10 targets defined by direction, range and angle - giving you the edge at precision rifle matches (available for Kestrel Elite only).
  • (NEW) Export your customized target card to save or print out.
  • (NEW) Use your phone's compass to capture a new direction or fire, wind direction, or inclination angle and send to the Kestrel.

Example Screen Shots


See elevation and windage solutions as well as wind speed and direction without leaving your shooting position. Changing Target Range and/or Direction of Fire in the app automatically updates the solution from the Kestrel remotely.

Input up to 10 separate target ranges to see elevation and windage solutions for each. Perfect for competition multi-target stages.

Create and manage gun and bullet profiles for easy upload to and from your Kestrel. Includes bullet data from the Applied Ballistics G1/G7 bullet library.


Kestrel Firmware:

Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

Version 1.28

Device Compatibility:

  • Firmware: iOS versions 9 and higher.
  • Hardware: iPhone 4s onward, iPad 3rd generation onward, iPod Touch 5th generation onward.

Kestrel Compatibility:

  • Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
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The free Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app is the perfect companion to the Kestrel Sportsman, Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter, and Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics. Build and manage your gun/bullet profiles and download them to your Kestrel Ballistics Meter before you set out. At the range or match, secure your Kestrel Ballistics Meter to a tripod using the optional Kestrel Vane Mount and use the LiNK Ballistics app to quickly adjust the target range and direction of fire and view the shooting solution and wind rose without leaving your shooting position. It’s like having a meteorologist and ballistician standing next to you while you shoot.

Download Kestrel LiNK Ballistics for Android:

LiNK (Kestrel)

Download the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app from the google play store.


Quick Look

  • Wirelessly adjust the target range and/or direction of fire on your Kestrel and view resulting elevation and windage solution without ever leaving your shooting position.
  • Build and transfer custom gun/bullet profiles.
  • Comprehensive Applied Ballistics bullet library provides G1/G7 ballistics coefficients, weight, diameter and length data for over 500 bullets.
  • With Kestrel Elite Meters, also access and use Applied Ballistics Custom Drag Models, providing exact drag profiles for supersonic, transonic, and subsonic bullet flight for maximum accuracy at extreme long range.
  • Advanced Target Card view allows you to simultaneously view the elevation and windage solution for up to 10 targets defined by direction, range and angle - giving you the edge at precision rifle matches (available for Kestrel Elite only).
  • (NEW) Export your customized target card to save or print out.
  • (NEW) Use your phone's compass to capture a new direction of fire, wind direction, or inclination angle and send to the Kestrel.

Example Screen Shots


See elevation and windage solutions as well as wind speed and direction without leaving your shooting position. Changing Target Range and/or Direction of Fire in the app automatically updates the solution from the Kestrel remotely.

Input up to 10 separate target ranges to see elevation and windage solutions for each. Perfect for competition multi-target stages.

Create and manage gun and bullet profiles for easy upload to and from your Kestrel. Includes bullet data from the Applied Ballistics G1/G7 bullet library.


Kestrel Firmware:

Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

Version 1.28

Device Compatibility:

  • Firmware: Android 4.3 and higher.
  • Hardware: Most Android Devices with Bluetooth Smart®, including Samsung Galaxy, Nexus 4, Motorola Droid and other recent generation phones and tablets.

Kestrel 5 Series Troubleshooting Documents

A simple guide to help you update your Firmware on your Kestrel using LiNK for Android

Kestrel Compatibility:

  • Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
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The Kestrel LiNK App for iOS puts crucial information at your fingertips with remote mobile device viewing of real-time readings from your Kestrel 5 Series Meter or DROP Logger. Kestrel LiNK also provides easy transfer of the Kestrel’s stored data log, a clear graph of all historical data, and customizable alerts based on temperature, heat index, wind or other measurements. Data is transmitted wirelessly via Bluetooth Smart® up to 100’ line of sight or more.

Download Kestrel LiNK for iOS (Formerly Kestrel Connect):

LiNK (Kestrel)

An application that can be used to view and analyze your Kestrel data on an iOS device.


Quick Look

  • Compatible with Kestrel 5 Series Weather Meters with LiNK and all Kestrel DROP Wireless Data Loggers.
  • View real-time measurements and download data logs from devices within range. LiNK for iOS can connect to up to 8 devices at the same time.
  • View and analyze logged data using range Min/Max/Average statistics and clear scrolling graphs.
  • Get alerts when conditions exceed thresholds you set in the app. (Note: Use of alerts feature reduces battery life of mobile device.)
  • Easily export and email selected data ranges or entire log in .csv format for record keeping and analysis.
  • Post snapshots of current conditions to social media with one click.
  • Manage your Kestrel's name, logging rate and other device settings.
  • Get alerted to available firmware updates for your Kestrel and install them wirelessly.
  • *New* Remote Monitoring – Set Alert Service on a local mobile device and receive emails from your DROP or Kestrel 5 Series whenever conditions go outside your preset threshold.

Example Screen Shots


Drag and drop your desired measurements to the real-time Dashboard. Share your Dashboard to social media.

See every current measurement from your Kestrel meter or DROP on the Readings screen.

New logged data is automatically added to the history in the app every time your device is within range. Scroll forward or back though all data to see all time-stamped measurements.

Bluetooth Smart makes it easy to make connections to devices within range from within the app.

Manage settings on your Kestrel 5 Meter or Kestrel DROP from within the app - alerts, name, connection settings. Install firmware updates.


Kestrel Firmware:

LiNK (Kestrel Ballistics)

A simple guide to help you update your Firmware on your Kestrel using LiNK for iOS

Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

Version 1.28

Device Compatibility:

  • Firmware: iOS versions 6 and higher.
  • Hardware: iPhone 4s onward, iPad 3rd generation onward, iPod Touch 5th generation onward.

Kestrel Compatibility:

  • Kestrel DROP D1 Wireless Temperature Data Logger
  • Kestrel DROP D2 Wireless Temperature & Humidity Data Logger
  • Kestrel DROP D3 Wireless Temperature, Humidity and Pressure Data Logger
  • Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5100 Racing Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5200 Professional Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
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Transfer data from your Kestrel 5 Series device and archive on your Mac computer. Data logs can be exported as csv files for viewing and analysis in spreadsheets. This software also facilitates updates and upgrades to your device firmware.

Download Kestrel LiNK for MAC:

LiNK (Kestrel)

Kestrel LiNK Version 1.04.04 for OSX


Quick Look

  • Manage updates and upgrades to device firmware
  • View device information such as device name, model number, firmware version, hardware version and serial number. Rename device.
  • Transfer data from your Kestrel 5 Series device wirelessly or with a USB cable.
  • Archive data logs.
  • Export data logs in csv format for viewing and analysis in spreadsheets.

Example Screen Shots


Easily connect your Kestrel to the application using bluetooth.

Manage your Kestrel: change its name, download data, and/or update your unit.

Export and analyze your data.


Kestrel Firmware:

Kestrel 5 Series Troubleshooting Documents

Tutorial on how to update your Kestrel 5000 series firmware using LiNK for MAC/OSX

Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

Version 1.28

Kestrel Firmware Version 1.27 Update Installer for Windows

Kestrel Firmware Version 1.27 Update Installer for OSX. Please see included directions as this process has changed.

Device Compatibility:

  • Firmware: This program is only compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 or higher.

Kestrel Compatibility:

  • Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5100 Racing Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5200 Professional Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
... Read more

The Kestrel LiNK App for Android puts crucial information at your fingertips with remote mobile device viewing of real-time readings from your Kestrel 5 Series Meter or DROP Logger. Kestrel LiNK also provides easy transfer of the Kestrel’s stored data log, a clear graph of all historical data, and customizable alerts based on temperature, heat index, wind or other measurements. Data is transmitted wirelessly via Bluetooth Smart® up to 100’ line of sight or more.

Download Kestrel LiNK for Android

LiNK (Kestrel)

An application that can be used to view and analyze your Kestrel data on an Android device.


Quick Look

  • Compatible with Kestrel 5 Series Weather Meters with LiNK and all Kestrel DROP Wireless Data Loggers.
  • View real-time measurements and download data logs from devices within range. LiNK for Android can connect to one device at a time.
  • View and analyze logged data using range Min/Max/Average statistics and clear scrolling graphs.
  • Get alerts when conditions exceed thresholds you set in the app. (Note: Use of alerts feature reduces battery life of mobile device.)
  • Easily export and email selected data ranges or entire log in .csv format for record keeping and analysis.
  • Post snapshots of current conditions to social media with one click.
  • Manage your Kestrel's name, logging rate and other device settings.
  • Get alerted to available firmware updates for your Kestrel and install them wirelessly.
  • *New* Remote Monitoring – Set Alert Service on a local mobile device and receive emails from your DROP or Kestrel 5 Series whenever conditions go outside your preset threshold.

Example Screen Shots


Drag and drop your desired measurements to the real-time Dashboard. Share your Dashboard to social media.

See every current measurement from your Kestrel meter or DROP on the Readings screen.

Select data ranges to see Min/Max/Avg or export data.

New logged data is automatically added to the history in the app every time your device is within range. Scroll forward or back though all data to see all time-stamped measurements.

Bluetooth Smart makes it easy to make connections to devices within range from within the app.

Manage settings on your Kestrel 5 Meter or Kestrel DROP from within the app - alerts, name, connection settings. Install firmware updates.


Kestrel Firmware:

Kestrel 5 Series Troubleshooting Documents

A simple guide to help you update your Firmware on your Kestrel using LiNK for Android

Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

Version 1.28

Device Compatibility:

  • Firmware: Android 4.3 and higher.
  • Hardware: Most Android devices with Bluetooth Smart®, including Samsung Galaxy, Nexus 4, Motorola Droid and other recent generation phones and tablets.

Kestrel Compatibility:

  • Kestrel DROP D1 Wireless Temperature Data Logger
  • Kestrel DROP D2 Wireless Temperature & Humidity Data Logger
  • Kestrel DROP D3 Wireless Temperature, Humidity and Pressure Data Logger
  • Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5100 Racing Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5200 Professional Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
... Read more

Transfer data from your Kestrel 5 Series device and archive on your Windows computer. Data logs can be exported as csv files for viewing and analysis in spreadsheets. This software also facilitates updates and upgrades to your device firmware.

Download Kestrel LiNK for Windows:

LiNK (Kestrel)

Kestrel LiNK Version 1.04.04 for Windows


Quick Look

  • Manage updates and upgrades to device firmware
  • View device information such as device name, model number, firmware version, hardware version and serial number. Rename device.
  • Transfer data from your Kestrel 5 Series device wirelessly or with a USB cable.
  • Archive data logs.
  • Export data logs in csv format for viewing and analysis in spreadsheets.

Example Screen Shots

Easily connect your Kestrel to the application using bluetooth.

Manage your Kestrel: change its name, download data, and/or update your unit.

Export and analyze your data.


Kestrel Firmware:

Kestrel 5 Series Troubleshooting Documents

Tutorial on how to update your Kestrel 5000 series firmware using LiNK for Windows.

Kestrel 5 Series Downloads

Version 1.28

Kestrel Firmware Version 1.27 Update Installer for Windows

Kestrel Firmware Version 1.27 Update Installer for OSX. Please see included directions as this process has changed.

Device Compatibility:

  • Firmware: LiNK is currently compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Kestrel Compatibility:

  • Kestrel 5000 Environmental Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5100 Racing Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5200 Professional Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter with LiNK
  • Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics with LiNK

Bluetooth Support:

Kestrel 5 Series Troubleshooting Documents

Troubleshooting Bluetooth Dongle Issues with the Kestrel 5000 Series Models and LiNK for Windows.

... Read more