The Settings page will allow you to adjust user preferences and set display units.
Under the Settings menu you will see other options: *Use Weather Meter Compass, Wireless Range, *Background Mode, *Battery Level, Calibrate Compass, and Update Firmware.
(*may only appear on iOS version)
Use Weather Meter Compass (iOS/WEATHERmeter only)
- You may have the option to choose to between the internal compass of your WEATHERmeter or your mobile device's compass heading.
Wireless Range (WEATHERmeter only)
- Adjust your range setting to either "Low" or "High"
- Use the high setting if you are going to be taking readings with your WEATHERmeter at a distance
- High range will use more battery power
Background Mode (iOS/WEATHERmeter only)
- By default, the application will stop readings in progress and disconnect the WEATHERmeter when it no longer runs in the foreground.
- Enable Background Mode to maintain connection to the WEATHERmeter and continue readings while the app runs in the background.
- Disabling this setting will significantly increase battery life.
Calibrate Compass (WEATHERmeter only)
- The WEATHERmeter compass needs to be calibrated before it can provide accurate readings.
- Every time you travel with your WEATHERmeter you should re-calibrate the internal compass for improved accuracy.
Follow this link for information on calibrating your WEATHERmeter's internal compass
Battery Level (iOS/WEATHERmeter only)
- Displays battery power remaining in your WEATHERmeter
Update Firmware (WEATHERmeter only)
- For updating new firmware released for your WEATHERmeter
User Preferences and Units Display
- What is your Primary Activity when using your WEATHERmeter?
- You can select from a number of options that will adjust the units displayed for wind speed
- The Beaufort scale is also an available option
- Display in Text (NW) or in Degrees (315°)
- There are options for True North and Magnetic North. True North aligns with the geographic north pole. Magnetic North aligns with the magnetic north pole. The difference is called "declination" and varies with both your location on the earth and over time as the magnetic field of the Earth oscillates. The meteorological standard for a wind direction report is based on True North aka Geographic North.
Maximum Sample Period
- Instead of pressing the stop button while taking a reading - you can set the sampling period to a certain length
- There is an "∞" option if you want to take a reading lasting longer than 60 seconds
Temperature Units (WEATHERmeter only)
- Choose Celsius vs. Fahrenheit
Pressure Units (WEATHERmeter only)
- Choose inHg vs. millibar
- Use this option to set the units option for other calculated measures produced by your WEATHERmeter