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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™
 
2.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works As Advertised

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...Read complete review

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?

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very Dissapointed

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...Read complete review

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.

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1.0

Unintelligible instructions...

By EricS

from Abu Dhabi

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Improves Function

Cons

  • Difficult to Use
  • How About Providing Instr
  • Not Functional

Best Uses

    Comments about CamelBak Flow Meter™:

    the instructions must have been written in Chinese and translated through Google translate. Unintelligible!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Works for me

    By Lustijusti

    from Auckland, NZ

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate

    Cons

    • Takes Some Calibrating

    Best Uses

    • Hiking

    Comments about CamelBak Flow Meter™:

    I was a bit disappointed at first with this. As another user mentioned, it doesn't register small sips very accurately. However, once I worked out what it does do well, I found it to be very accurate and helps me budget my water on the track. If I take a long strong sip it works well. Sometimes I only take one sip so I don't use any extra water by working it that way. I have only one kidney so hydration is very important to me and this gives me some peace of mind.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Flow meter

    By Will

    from UK

    Pros

    • Looks Good On Your Pack

    Cons

    • Function

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about CamelBak Flow Meter™:

    Bought this for hiking. It's useless. Reads whatever it feels like and I would not depend on it at all. I've done three tests and they all had different read outs. I've used it on MTB and also camping and I had the same variable results. Poor product Camalbak.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Very disappointing product

    By Lloyd

    from Norfolk, UK

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          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

          (2 of 3 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

            (3 of 3 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

              Verified Reviewer

              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

              Verified Reviewer

              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.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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