"StrikeAlert II Personal Lightning Detector Pager. Finally, a lightning detector that is portable, inexpensive, and easy to use. The StrikeAlert personal lightning detector uses its patent pending technology to detect strikes out to 40 miles and lets you know if the storm is approaching or departing. No wonder StrikeAlert has been featured on CNN and NBC News. Lightning is the number one cause of weather related deaths ??? so play it safe outdoors! Whether you???re on the golf course, hiking or biking, or the kids are on the soccer field, use StrikeAlert to give early warning of the storm. Take lightning safety into your own hands."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've had my StrikeAlert for a few years. Lightning is my #1 fear when I spot and chase. Being the person I am, when I got the unit, I immediately tested it during the next storm by taking a couple readings with it and comparing those to the national lighting strike map. It wasn't a perfect method, but I was able to determine that the unit was accurate enough for my purposes.
The good: - Small and didn't get in the way. I could store it by clipping it on the visor of my truck. I can always find a place to put in in my briefcase or suitcase. - Decent battery life. I can leave it on 24 hours and it still would be good. One battery would pretty much last all summer. - Easy to read in the dark. - Fairly decent construction and lasted through a few long, wet storm seasons
The bad: - The Strike LEDs went out after a couple years without warning. Just powered it up one day and nothing but the power LED would light. I gave it to a storm chasing...
I bought this product for use when fishing and on the golf course. I have an storm and loud noise sensitive (fireworks, gun shots, etc.) dog at home whom at times needs to be medicated. This product alerts me when I play or fish for my personal safety as wel as for the health and safety of my pet. Highly recommend this product for the outdoors person, coaches and animal companions.
Works surprisingly well.
It also detects wind-created static on the thing you clip it to, if it's capable of storing up a static charge (clipping it to a bicycle helmet strap seems to be the best deal for bicyclists; clipping it to a wicker bike basket will produce constant alarms).
The on button begins to fail strangely after a while - you have to press it very hard very many times to turn the thing on. It's done that on two that I have. It does continue to work though.
Indoors sitting on a window sill, it also responds to the refrigerator and lights turning on and off, as well as lightning.
Some clue about what it's measuring might help the user in intuiting what false alarms are about.
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