Extech Instruments Announces New Humidity/Temperature Stopwatch
"An accessible and easy way to be aware of heat index factor"
Waltham, MA: July 10, 2007 - Extech Instruments, a major supplier of test and measurement equipment for the industrial marketplace, announces its patent pending Model HW30 Digital Humidity/Temperature Stopwatch. In addition to measuring Temperature and Relative Humidity, the HW30 calculates and displays Heat Index and features a user programmable Heat Index alarm. The National Weather Service (NWS) estimates there are approximately 175 fatalities due to heat in the United States each year and countless other health issues. The NWS developed the Heat Index to combat this alarmingly high statistic.
HW30 Humidity/Temperature Stopwatch
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The HW30 has received very high approval rankings in Health & Wellness product tests. Comments about the HW30 made reference to the prevention of heat stroke and other medical problems. A consensus among users is that the watch is very helpful in tracking when it is unsafe to be active outdoors: "For people with health problems, this heat watch could be a lifesaver by alerting one to dangerous conditions. All coaches should have one… Many deaths can be prevented."
Consumers cite ease-of-use as a major benefit of the Model HW30. It provides stopwatch timing to 1/100th of a second. Other features include: Fastest/Slowest/Average Lap recall; a 99 lap counter with 30 lap/split memory; and a 10 hour countdown timer with audible beeper warning for the last 5 seconds. The HW30’s clock displays in a 12 or 24 hour format, with a calendar mode displaying day, month and date. The HW30 comes complete with a 39” (1m) lanyard and one 3V CR2032 battery.
About Extech Instruments
Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, Extech Instruments is one of the largest suppliers of test and measurement equipment worldwide. Founded in 1971, Extech is known for its depth and breadth of products and its innovation in providing instruments with unique combinations of features that make them highly useful and very convenient. All Extech meters are distributed worldwide through leading representatives, distributors and OEMs. The company is ISO 9001 2000 certified.
For further information about Extech Instruments and its products, call 781-890-7440 or visit www.extech.com.
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