Kestrel HUD Heads Up Display for 5700 Ballistics Weather Meters


View critical target data and information without ever coming out of the scope. The Kestrel HUD is a gun-mounted display that gives you instant access to real-time shooting solutions from your Kestrel 5700. The 2.5” screen puts bold, sunlight-readable numbers right in your line of sight - maximizing your focus for effective rapid engagement of multiple targets.

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Kestrel HUD Heads Up Display for 5700 Ballistics Weather Meters Overview

The brand new Kestrel HUD wirelessly connects to your Kestrel Ballistics Meter so you can easily see shooting solutions for up to 10 targets on a clear, convenient, gun mounted display, providing the fastest, most accessible targeting solution data available. Spotters can feed shooters updated target data on the fly and stage data is ready on the HUD as soon as it's entered into the Kestrel. No more markers and masking tape! Let the Kestrel HUD do the job of managing your target data so you can focus on shooting and hitting more targets.

The Kestrel HUD Heads Up Display wirelessly connects to Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meters via LiNK Bluetooth Low Energy wireless technology.

Kestrel HUD Compatibility

The HUD connects to the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app for iOS and Android for firmware updates ONLY.
*You are not able to change HUD settings or access HUD features in the app.

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Picatinny Mount Included
Wired Remote Navigation Available Included
Hardwire Connection to LRFs (iCugr, Raptar, Storm) via Y-Remote Cable (when it becomes available for purchase) Available Available
Single Target Screen
Large Font Option
DOPE Range Card Screen (5700 Elite and 5700X only) (5700 Elite and 5700X only)
Custom Target Card Screen - View up to 10 Target (5700 Elite and 5700X only) (5700 Elite and 5700X only)
Live Updates from Kestrel on Single Target Screen

Available Features

  • Single Target Screen - Displays accurate firing solution along with up-to-date target and environmental details
  • Custom Target Card Screen - View up to 10 targets without ever coming out of the scope*
  • Large Font Option - Improves visibility and focus on critical data while reducing eye strain. Easy-to-read in direct sunlight and low light conditions.
  • Stage Timer - Knowing your progress through a stage lets you make better decisions and hit more targets
  • Remote Switch – Switch between targets and send target data to your Kestrel without changing your shooting position
  • Live Updates - Target screens display live updates from Kestrel readings for the most relevant, valuable ballistic data
  • *DOPE Card Screen - Download full range card specific to your rifle and bullet -- eliminating the need for pen and paper
  • *Target Card Screen - View and receive live updates for up to 10 unique targets when paired with 5700 Elite and 5700X
  • *5700 Elite and 5700X units only

Getting started with Kestrel HUD

Installation and getting started with Kestrel HUD.

Connect Kestrel Elite to Kestrel HUD and a compatible rangefinder

Installation and getting started with Kestrel HUD.

Using Kestrel HUD

  • Battery - 1 x AA
  • Instructions
  • Protective Drawstring Pouch
  • Picatinny Rail Mount
  • Sealing - IP67 Waterproof
  • Shock Resistance - Mil-STD-810g shock tested (Transit Shock, method 516.6 Procedure IV)
  • Warrantied for use on rifles up to .338” in caliber
  • For use with 5700 Ballistics units
  • Runs on 1 AA battery (Lithium recommended).
  • 80+ hours of battery life, reduced by backlight use.
  • Auto Shutdown – User-selectable – Off, 15-60 min with no key presses.
  • Designed and built in the USA from US and imported components. Complies with Regional Value Content and Tariff Code Transportation requirements for NAFTA preference Criterion B.
  • CE certified, RoHS, FCC, IC tested and WEEE compliant
  • Display and battery operational temperature limits: 14F – 131F/-10C – 55C
  • Storage temperature: -22F – 140F / -30C – 60C
  • Size & Weight:
    • HUD alone: 3.5'' L x 2.25'' W x 1.25'' H and 108.55 g or 3.28 oz
    • HUD Mount is 76.45 g or 2.69 oz
    • HUD Remote is 28.75'' long and 61.40 g or 2.16 oz

Kestrel HUD Heads Up Display Manuals, Downloads, and Troubleshooting Documents

Kestrel HUD Heads Up Display specification chart

This document shows you how you can inactivate (ie., not show) targets so they don't appear on the HUD screen.

Contains release notes up to version 1.04

Instructions for setting up and using the Kestrel HUD Heads Up Display for 5700 Ballistics Meters

Product Questions

Yes. With firmware update 1.35 (or higher), there are new menu options in the Bluetooth submenu. Change Conct to Device and you will see Device Connect and HUD Connect. Select HUD Connect to pair with a HUD. Press the center button to start searching for a HUD. The HUD needs to be turned on to show up. Select it when it appears after “Searching for Devices” is completed. To connect to a compatible Laser Range Finder, do the same process but select Device Connect. It should not matter in which order you choose to pair the devices. You will see two Bluetooth icons on the main firing screen when connected to both (see image)

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Press and hold the far right button (2 seconds) to toggle between the various screens. You can turn these screens on or off in the main menu if you do not plan to use them. The screens in order are:

  • Single Target
  • Single Target - Large Font
  • Target Card (Elite Only)
  • Target Card - Large Font (Elite Only)
  • DOPE Card (Elite Only)
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The remote mimics the middle three buttons on the HUD so you do not have to physically press the buttons on the HUD. The remote can be mounted so that you can remain in a prone position and change options such as target or range without having to shift your position. It is not necessary to use the HUD with the remote however.

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Go into the Main Menu and scroll down to Single Tgt Setup. Highlight Row 1 or Row 2 and toggle the values until you see your preferred values showing on the screen.

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No. You can only pair the Kestrel to the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app as a one-to-one connection. You can connect to a laser rangefinder and the Kestrel HUD simultaneously however.

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We currently only have a mount that works on a Picatinny rail (which is included). We are currently looking for partners to help develop different mounting options for customers who do not have Picatinny rail mounts. Hopefully this could be an option at some point in the future

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You can connect the HUD to the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app for iOS or Android and update the firmware that way. When you connect, you will be notified that an update is available. The HUD would need to be turned on and have Bluetooth ON in order for the Ballistics app to find it and connect to it. There is no other functionality for connecting the HUD to the application except for updating firmware

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Double tap the "square" button on the right of the HUD to activate the backlight. Double tap the "square" button to turn off backlight as well. Backlight can be toggled between Red, White or OFF in the Main Menu->System menu

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The HUD clip is not intended to be clicked into both notches on the front of the HUD. One side of the clip will be over the notch but the other side does not go over the other notch. The HUD should be secure in the clip without having both notches clipped in. See picture

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Please make sure to turn off either the Kestrel or the HUD after using them. While both have an Auto Shutdown mode (when enabled), neither unit will turn off when connected to each other. Therefore if you throw a connected Kestrel and HUD into your bag when finished shooting, neither will turn off until the battery dies (or you eventually turn them off).

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You will need to update your Kestrel firmware version to 1.35 (or higher) in order to use the HUD. You can update your Kestrel firmware through the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics for Android or iOS apps

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Make sure on the Kestrel you go into Environment and set Wcap to All Targets instead of One Target

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Please see the guidance shown here:

This document shows you how you can inactivate (ie., not show) targets so they don't appear on the HUD screen.

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