Speedtech Instruments SM-18

Speedtech Instruments SM-18

SkyMate Wind Meter
Model: SM-18
Our Price: $97.95
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The Speedtech Instruments SM-18 SkyMate Handheld Wind Meter with Temperature has been a Speedtech best-seller for many years. The SkyMate's convenient pocketknife design, features, accuracy, and price make this a great value in a handheld unit. Unlike many other wind meters, the pocketknife case allows more precise wind speed readings because the users hand is away from the wind impeller, which then measures undisturbed air flow.

The SkyMate is water resistant, floats, has a high-visibility case and tripod fitting. For the most precise measurements, it can be used with Speedtech's wind tunnel (model SM-WT).


  • Current wind speed
  • Maximum wind speed
  • Average wind speed
  • Wind measurement units: knots, mph, kph, feet/minute, meters/second, Beaufort
  • Current temperature (°F or °C)
  • Current wind chill (°F or °C)
  • Reads in tenths
  • Replaceable 400 hour lithium battery
  • Data hold to freeze most recent display
  • Replaceable plastic impeller won't corrode
  • Easy-to-read LCD display
  • Threaded for tripod mounting
  • Unique pocket-knife design to protect unit when not in use
  • Water resistant and floats
  • High visibility case
  • One (1) year warranty
  • Wind speed range: .4-89 mph
  • Wind speed accuracy: ±3% when aligned with winds axis
  • Current wind response time: 2-second average
  • Average wind speed response time over 5, 10, or 13 seconds
  • Maximum wind response time: 2-second gust
  • Temperature range: +5° to +122°F
  • Temperature accuracy: ±2°F
  • Temperature response time: 1 minute
  • Wind chill range: -22° to +158°F
  • Wind chill accuracy: ±2°F
  • Wind chill response time: 1 minute
  • Power requirement: CR2032 Lithium battery (included)


  • Unit (closed): 4.8" x 1.8" x .7"


Average Customer Rating 5.0 5 stars (based on 6 reviews)

By Steve
From Sherwood, AR
5 stars Nice device at a good price
Simple and easy
By Jim
From Ohio, OH
5 stars Great wind indicator
Very pleased with sensitivity
By eddie
From lewiston, ME
5 stars great device
As a coop weather observer I was debating between this device and anther smaller model. Glad I went with this one as I need the information it provides and I am very happy it's easy to use. I was saddened by the fact that the battery was half dead on its arrival. Luckly I am not headed to a distaster sight right away !
By Dennis
From Hastings, NE
5 stars good product
I have only tried the wind meter 2 times but it seems to be very accurate. I will use it alot this summer during the spraying season on the farm. I like the fact that it gives me the wind velocity and temperature, two things I really need to be accurate when spraying.
By John
From Topeka,, KS
5 stars Simple - easy to use - a true life saver
this is my second - last one lost at 14,ooo on mt. capitol - (let me know if you find it). Really does make a difference to know the windsheild and not just the temp. Case is much better than the last model and yellow is always a great color (may be the reason I lost the last "green" one).
By Russ
From Webster, MA
5 stars Very Good Quality Sensitivity to temp and Wind Speed ...
Very impressed with the sensitivity to temp change and wind speed for a hand-held device! Would definitely recommend to others.


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