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Kestrel 4500

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Unread 11-14-2011, 02:58 PM
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Kestrel 4500

Can anyone tell me about the Kestrel 4500. Can it feed information temp wind etc.directly to say a IPhone 4? If this works that way can anyone tell me what program they are using and how it works. Also what is needed is there just a cable between the two units. I have shooter and ballistix on my phone now.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 02:30 PM
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Re: Kestrel 4500

The Kestrel 4500 is available in two models. One that is bluetooth capable and one that is not. If you get one that is bluetooth capable, then it will work with 'shooter' as shooter is bluetooth capable.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 03:59 PM
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Re: Kestrel 4500

I have the 4500 Bluetooth model, am sitting in a deer stand as I type this in on my phone. My kestrel is sitting right outside the blind on the optional wind vane. It works great on my android phone with "shooter".
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Unread 01-01-2012, 01:12 PM
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Re: Kestrel 4500

Both Trebark and RDM416 are right... If you have a bluetooth Kestrel, it will work with the Shooter app on an android phone.

However, it will not work on an iphone, because of the way Apple has the iphone's bluetooth set. They have them locked down so that iphones will only communicate with certain devices, and a kestrel is not one of them.

I have an iphone 3gs and a bluetooth kestrel 4500. Couldn't get them to "pair". I even emailed Sean (the developer of Shooter). He basically said, its not going to happen until apple pulls the stick out of their ass, and quits locking down their products (my words, not his).
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Unread 01-01-2012, 01:51 PM
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Re: Kestrel 4500

It has to do with the i devices not supporting the serial data platform that the kestrel
uses. I Agree with Sean. Apple has great hardware, they just need to let their customers
use it.
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Unread 01-01-2012, 04:57 PM
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Re: Kestrel 4500

Wow this is good info. I have an android with shooter. If I get kestrel. 4500 , is it simple to get them this to work.
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Unread 01-01-2012, 05:05 PM
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Re: Kestrel 4500

Any kestrel with the bluetooth option.
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