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Camelbak Official Store, Flow Meter™, white, Accessory Types : Reservoir Replacement Parts, 90805
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Flow Meter™

Convert any CamelBak® reservoir into an intelligent hydration system with the CamelBak® Flow Meter™.

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$30.00
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  • Camelbak Official Store, Flow Meter™, white, Accessory Types : Reservoir Replacement Parts, 90805
  • Camelbak Official Store, Flow Meter™, white, Accessory Types : Reservoir Replacement Parts, 90805

Water Gauge: Measure how much water you drink, and how much is left in your reservoir

Programmable: Monitor personal hydration goals

Easy to Integrate with any CamelBak® Reservoir

Includes: Fluid Sensor, Display, Battery and installation and operating instructions.

CamelBak® Got Your Bak™ Guarantee: If we built it, we'll Bak it™ with our lifetime guarantee.

FLOW METER AND RESERVOIR CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
The Display Unit may be cleaned with a soft damp cloth only. DO NOT submerge it under water.

Fill the Reservoir with warm water and mild soap, and clean with a Reservoir Brush.

Holding the Reservoir up with the Drink Tube hanging down, squeeze the Bite Valve open and flush the Tube and Fluid Sensor with soap solution.

Empty the remaining soap solution and re-fill the Reservoir with 1 Liter of water.

Add one CamelBak Cleaning Tablet, close fill port, and shake the Reservoir until Tablet is dissolved.

Repeat Step 2, allowing the Tube and Fluid Sensor to fill with cleaning solution.

Let the cleaning solution stand for 5 minutes in the Reservoir and Tube, and then drain.

Repeat Step 2, thoroughly rinsing the Reservoir, Tube and Fluid Sensor with clean water.

Refill the Reservoir for drinking, or dry completely for storage. If storing the unit, be sure to suck out any remaining clean water from the Tube and Fluid Sensor.

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CamelBak Flow Meter™
 
3.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        1.0

        Very disappointing product

        By Lloyd

        from Norfolk, UK

        Verified Reviewer

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              Comments about CamelBak Flow Meter™:

              When I fitted this to my Camelbak 70oz bladder I removed the mouthpiece from the bladder and then filled it to capacity several times, letting the water run out. This meter showed only 52 to 55oz of liquid having passed through. Not the accuracy I was hoping for. I also find that small sips fail to register on the meter, so I have to take much larger sips than I normally would, meaning I get through more water.

              A expensive and disappointing product from a company I hold in high regard.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Does not work

              By Mario

              from Chula Vista, CA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • bulky
                • Expensive
                • NOT ACCURATE

                Best Uses

                • None that I can think of

                Comments about CamelBak Flow Meter™:

                Bought this at a REI by my house under the assumption that it would help me, but it turned out being a pain. It did not work accurately at all. I went out with 50 oz of water, it told me I had drank it all in 30 min. when in reality it was about half way. Finished drinking and it turns out read 90 oz overall... Happened in the following runs all the way through until I had to return it, and having to buy a replacement hose. Thanks for ruining my perfectly good Salomon hydration hose Camelbak, I honestly do not know how you get 4 stars on this product.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Very Dissapointed

                By Outdoor Addict

                from San Diego, CA

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • False readings
                  • Inaccurate
                  • Misleading

                  Best Uses

                  • Standing still

                  Comments about CamelBak Flow Meter™:

                  I was extremely disappointed after I purchased the Flow Meter. I thought it was a great idea and would come in handy while hiking/backpacking, however I soon found out after my first trip that it did not work. The movement of the water in the hose as I hiked made it read 267oz consumed when I only had 64oz in the camelbak. Every step I took shook the mechanism just enough to make it read more than it should. I tried repositioning the hose, clipping it across my chest, and everything else I could think of but it was consistently off by 40% or more every time. I read the reviews on here which initially influenced my purchase, but after looking at retail stores reviews, I wish I had never bought it. They all said the same thing and that is that this is inaccurate and not worth the money. Now not only am I out the price of the meter, but I have cut my hose as well.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Works As Advertised

                  By Winco

                  from Sydney, NSW, Australia

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                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Affordable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy to read
                  • Handy For Hot Rides
                  • Important For Hydration

                  Cons

                  • Can Miss-hit Buttons
                  • Display
                  • Low Battery Will Zero Out
                  • Needs Instructions To Use
                  • So Keeps Resetting

                  Best Uses

                  • Days
                  • Staying Hydrated On Hot

                  Comments about CamelBak Flow Meter™:

                  This is a very worth while addition to a CamelBak pack. Especially riding off road in hot or very hot conditions to ensure you maintain adequate hydration. Price is a no brainer. Yes - buy it.

                  By the way, someone here has posted an issue with the display keeps zeroing out but the battery must be okay because the display shows. I had the same issue but when I installed a fresh battery, it rectified the problem. It must be an issue when the overall % of battery power drops below a certain level. If you get this zeroing effect on yours, it means it is time to change the battery. Hope this helps?

                   
                  3.0

                  not rugged, but great concept

                  By acesEPIC

                  from Bay Area, California

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fluid Management

                      Comments about CamelBak Flow Meter™:

                      I'd like to start by saying I dislike seeing the one bad review amongst a group of good ones. That makes things confusing for potential buyers. However, that being said this product provides an excellent way to
                      manage your hourly fluid consumption. In the world of ultra endurance competition everyone know that the balance of fluid / electrolyte / fuel is of the utmost importance.

                      I believe this is a good product. I used mine through several races during the 2012 year after purchasing it from REI in late 2011. In the last couple of months of use the flow meter began zeroing itself out during my rides or events. Specifically, sometime during an event or a ride the meter would go from whatever I had consumed so far to 0 ounces. It behaved the same as if you took the battery out and reinserted it.

                      So I tried to fix it by adjusting the battery contact springs to provide better contact with the battery, but to the problem persisted. Well frustration in the product continued to build as whatever I did to assist the meter with maintaining battery contact failed and the unit ALWAYS zeroed itself out during my rides. I never bumped it or slammed it to the ground, but it always zeroed itself out. Inherently, my method of tracking hourly fluid consumption failed. I really hate equipment that fails on me...

                      Finally, it didn't appear to be a dead battery issue since the readout always worked. It does save power by going into a sleep mode when not in use. The battery door is of a bad design, in that relies only on friction to keep it in place...

                      Not a bad product, just not ruggedly executed. Camelbak, please improve this product!

                       
                      5.0

                      CB flow meter

                      By Jacob

                      from Arkansas

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to use

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Mountain Biking Hiking

                      Comments about CamelBak Flow Meter™:

                      Really handy product. Does what it is advertised to do. No complaints at all. It's not really something to write an in depth review on. But, it's worth it.

                       
                      5.0

                      The Flow Meter works ...

                      By Maurice B

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about CamelBak Flow Meter™:

                      The Flow Meter works great, when riding or hiking. Helps me manage my water intake. This along with the Trip meter on my Cycle Computer lets me estimate roughly how much water have for a given distance. Seemed gimmicky at first but it works and is a lot easier than trying to guess how much water is left in the pack. I like it, it is a neat device that offers some piece of mind, is user friendly and adaptable to different Reservoirs. friendly. I recommended it to friends and family.

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