Kestrel Alert Service

So the question has been posed:

How do I get alerts from my Kestrel DROP / Meter? 

First of all, you need to remember, this is a bluetooth device, not a Wifi device.  So the Android/IOS device needs to be near the DROP / Meter w/ LiNK to get the data.  Your Kestrel is storing the data when you are not near it, but to get it, you need to be in Bluetooth range (roughly 100 feet depending on walls and line of site).  

Workaround:  You can set up a plugged in iPod that is connected to Wifi and get your alerts.  Here is more.

Windows / Mac: Apps for these are not quite ready (as of writing this in spring 2017) for this technology as the focus was on Apps.  You can't get alerts from your Windows / Mac, nor can you view your data live.  Really, you can just download your logs.

Android / IOS: Yes, you can get alerts!  

As pictured here, you can set up all sorts of alerts when thresholds are passed.

Degrees / Relative Humidity / Heat Stress Index / Dew Point / Station Pressure / Density Altitude 

Email Alerts!

Email... simple hit the 'Home' looking button on the upper left of the App.  Click on 'Alert Service'.  Enter your email address, and there you go.  

Text Alerts!

Ok... that's not quite available but here's a simple work around... you can email yourself a text.  A quick Google search gave me this on "What is my Verizon email text?"

Here's how: to send a text message from a computer to a Verizon Wireless customer, compose a new email and use the recipient's mobile phone number as the email address, with the addition of “@vtext.com” at the end. For example, if the phone number is 555-123-4567, type “5551234567@vtext.com.”

 

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