Yellow-Jacket-ABM-100-Smart-Phone-Anemometer-Review

Yellow Jacket ABM-100 Smart Phone Anemometer Review

If you’re a HVAC technician, you know how crucial a good anemometer is for your job.

Lucky for you, this Yellow Jacket ABM-100 Smart Phone Anemometer was engineered with your specific needs in mind.

And unlike the other anemometers out there, it’s designed to work with your smartphone (via an app).

In our quick post below, we’ll discuss more details about this anemometer to help you determine if it’ll address your needs.

PROS

  • Accurate airflow data
  • Extremely easy to use
  • Portable design
  • Records data to history log
  • One-year warranty

CONS

  • Some people have reported app connectivity problems
  • A bit pricey
  • Made for HVAC use only

Features and Benefits:

Accurate Windspeed Data

The NO.1 feature that puts this handheld anemometer on the map is its ability to record airspeed with the ultimate precision.

Specially designed for the HVAC industry, the meter easily and quickly converts the airspeed into air volume for you. It will then record the data to a history log for you which is then directly sent to your email (in the form of spreadsheets) to provide you with more professional data results.

As for the accuracy, this is one of the few anemometers that does not disappoint. Its secret to delivering highly accurate measurements is that it has undergone calibrations at the University of Florida’s Aerospace Engineering Department.

Above all, the device allows you to choose from several units of measurements—including CFM, LFM, M3/h, and M/S.

Portable

Of all the anemometers you’ll find on the market, you’ll agree with me that this Yellow Jacket model has the most portable design.

In fact, it easily fits in your pocket for easy carry to just any place you wish. It also has an extremely lightweight design for even greater portability.

Its exact specifications are 3.8” L x 1.0” W x 2.0” H. it weighs as light as 1lb.

Easy to Operate

Operating this unit is the easiest part. You just need to download the app (which is 100% FREE) for iOS or Android smartphone and then plug in your ABM-100, and you’re ready to go.

You’ll then enter the duct or grille dimension into the app and then hold the meter to the grill or duct opening. Your phone will do the rest.

Using a string of algorithms, this meter will automatically calculate the airflow volume for you. You don’t have to memorize any formulas or use any calculators and notepad.

Don’t forget that the meter can also automatically adjust the free space calculating if grille is present, making it even easier to operate.

Heck! The unit even allows you to add comments (if you wish) for every reading you take.

One-year Manufacturer Warranty

We also can’t fail to mention the one-year warranty that comes with this water meter from the time of purchase.

If you get a faulty unit or need assistance troubleshooting your meter, you can always reach out to ABB support (support center email: support@AABsmart.com) for replacement and professional help.

Previous users who had received faulty units have admitted that they contacted the manufacturer and they sent them a new unit as they promise in their warranty policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does this anemometer measure the air temperature as well?

No, the unit is intended for measuring wind speed only.

2. Does the app work with iPhones?

Yes, the anemometer is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod, and most of the Android smartphone devices.

3. Does the app keep a record of measured data over time?

Yes, the meter records data to a history log and automatically emails to you as a way of providing you with more professional data recordings.

Final Verdict

The Yellow Jacket ABM-100 Anemometer is a unique type unit compared to the other handheld anemometers you’ll find on the market today.

It comes full dedicated to measuring the airflow of your heater or AC with unbeatable accuracy. It’s straightforward to use and has a portable design that fits in your pocket. It works with most of the smartphones (both iOS and Android), so anyone can use it.

We highly recommend this meter to all HVAC specialists and technicians who want to obtain the airflow speed without much hassle.

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