Davis Instruments 281

Davis Instruments 281

Wind Wizard Handheld Anemometer
Model: 281
Our Price: $48.95
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The Davis 281 Wind Wizard is a precision made instrument for measuring both wind speed and wind direction. It is designed and constructed to provide years of reliable operation. The heart of the instrument is a rotary vane/scale, supported on sapphire jewel bearings for long life and minimal friction. A special rare earth magnetic dampening system is used to effectively smooth out the normal variations in wind speed. As a result, the dial remains easy to read even in gusty wind conditions. A convenient folding handle quickly and securely latches into place providing a firm grip for wind measurements, yet easily folds away for compact stowage. Includes a built-in wrist lanyard for added security. Reads wind speed in miles/hour, meters/second, and Beaufort. No batteries needed.


  • Reads wind speed in miles/hour, meters/second and Beaufort
  • Protective vinyl case included
  • Folding handle quickly and securely latches into place
  • No batteries needed
  • Measure windspeed from 0 to 60 mph
  • Rugged, corrosion resistant construction
  • Miles Per Hour
    • Range: 0-60
  • Meters Per Second
    • Range: 0-26.8
  • Beaufort
  • Bearing Type: Sapphire jewel bearings
  • Weight (without batteries): 2.5 oz (71 g)


  • 3.625" x 2.875" x 1.0" (92mm x 73mm x 25mm) with handle folded


Average Customer Rating 4.3 4.5 stars (based on 3 reviews)

By Elaine
From Choteau, MT
4 stars non digital portable anemometer
Simple to use for my technology challenged friend who was mainly interested in just the wind speed since we live in a very windy area. It would be great if it would register a higher wind speed as we often have winds in the 70-80 mph range.
By Philip
From Chula Vista, CA
5 stars good product
I bought this wind speed meter to help with flying my model airplanes. It has really helped to determine the wind speed at the field. A very good inexpensive meter.
By Guy
From Vallejo, CA
4 stars Wind Wizrd
I bought this product to take on cycling trips to check the intensity of some of the vicious headwinds I regularly encounter. It helps me to decide where to ride on windy days. It functions very well for the price, and I am fully satisfied with it.
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