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Bluetooth moisture meters enable pros to view moisture readings

FLIR Systems announced two moisture meters with Bluetooth connectivity: the FLIR MR59 Ball Probe Moisture Meter and the FLIR MR55 Pin Moisture Meter. The tools offer moisture remediation, pest control, home or building inspection, and floor installation professionals the ability to read moisture measurements from a mobile device. Wireless connectivity in both devices offers a means to view data from a mobile device with the FLIR Tools Mobile App. This is useful when the meter’s display is out of view, such as when taking measurements on a ceiling or within a cabinet.

The MR59 is a pinless moisture meter using what the manufacturer calls a unique ball probe sensor, a feature which helps users cover larger areas in a shorter time. The ball probe makes it easy to measure in corners, over uneven surfaces, and around baseboards without leaving marks. The MR59 can help detect moisture below a surface when there is no visible presence, enabling professionals to determine the moisture migration path from the source.

The model MR55 is a pin meter with a built-in library of 11 material groups including concrete, wood, drywall, brick, and others. Users can tune the meter to the most appropriate test material to improve measurement accuracy. Professionals can also access a material group reference document from FLIR.com by using a smartphone device to scan a QR code on the back of the meter.

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