The new Kestrel Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics which has been referred to as the Kestrel 5700, is an updated version from the Discontinued Kestrel 4500 Applied Ballistics Meter in November of 2015. That being said... functionally, you're not getting more environmental or ballistic features. So don't feel the need to upgrade unless you find the other exciting changes necessary.
What's new with the Kestrel Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics over the previous Kestrel 4500 Applied Ballistics series:
Works with Bushnell CONX Range Finder
Takes 1 AA battery (instead of 2 AAA)
Battery door is in the back, sealed away from the motherboard, should your battery leak as was common with all the 4000 series
Improved high resolution screen for any lighting (even sunlight) and easy on your eyes.
Intuitive user-interface screen navigation
Multiple Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
Scratch and breakage-resistant window
All meters include both options of Red (NV - Night Vision) & White backlights.
Slightly bigger, not really noticeable difference. Fits same cases.
With the Kestrel LiNK model, you'll want to download the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app to your smart phone to load your guns / ammo to the meter. The new Kestrel Meters with Bluetooth include the software necessary to communicate wirelessly at a range of up to 100 feet with a clear line of site (walls or obstacles will effect this range).
Rugged and reliable, the Kestrel Elite Weather Meter boasts multiple weather-monitoring functions in one compact device. It features an enhanced applied ballistics G1/G7 solver with aerodynamic jump, spin draft, drop scale factoring and coriolis corrections as well as muzzle velocity truing and choice of solution units (mils, MOA or clicks). It also offers full environmental units, including storage and charting capabilities, wind speed, direction, crosswind, temperature, humidity, pressure and altitude. Waterproof construction. Made in USA.
Color: Blaze Orange
Posted by Troy Ralston on Jun 26th 2017
If you are a long-range Hunter this is one of the most important tools you can have. If you don't have one you need one
All prices are in USD.