The Kestrel LiNK® Ballistics App gives you the ability to manage key features and functions of your connected Kestrel Ballistics device to maximize convenience and boost your shooting performance.

Quickly and easily create, upload, download, and store gun profiles and access the Applied Ballistics and Hornady libraries of lab-tested bullet parameters and profiles for use in your Kestrel Ballistics Meter using the Gun Profile Manager(1). Place your Kestrel in the vane mount on a tripod (sold separately) to view solutions remotely from your shooting position on your mobile device using Single Target Mode. Create and send up to 10 custom targets to your Kestrel or export a printable range card using Target Card Mode(2).

The Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app also allows you to easily update the firmware in any LiNK-enabled Kestrel Ballistics meter or HUD so you always have the latest features and improvements.

* Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics, Kestrel 5700 with Hornady 4DOF, Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter, 2700 Ballistics Weather Meter, and Kestrel HUD Heads Up Display

(1) Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meters with Applied Ballistics can access Applied Ballistics G1 & G7 BCs and AB Custom Drag Models. Kestrel 5700 and 2700 Ballistics Weather Meters can access Applied Ballistics G1 & G7 BCs. Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meters with Hornady 4DOF can access Hornady G1 & G7 BCs and Hornady Bullet Files.

(2) Target Card Mode available on Kestrel 5700 Elite Models only.

What’s New

Version 1.259

Updated ZO positive direction to the right. No need to adjust existing gun profiles.
Added support for up to 20 Clicks.
Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

MasterG71 ,

can be made better

The single target mode could be modified so you can switch targets from the phone without touching the kestrel, also you should be able to activate the wind capture function from the phone.
Also the multiple targets mode should be populated automatically fom the kestrel with all the targets already defined in the kestrel or at least have this an an option and it should be faster to display holds for these targets, so if you activate wind capture you can see the wind holds change in real time !!

ScattergunPete ,

Very disappointing... (Update not so disappointing!)

App will not connect from iphone XR or ipad pro to brand new 5700 Ballistic. Tried connecting with bluetooth on in airplane mode as suggested by support in another review to no avail. Sad that such a powerful (and expensive) unit can’t do something as simple as making a bluetooth connection...

Update from 1 to 5 stars: I contacted tech support at the address suggested in the Developer’s response and worked with a very helpful and knowledgeable tech who helped me resolve my connection issue quickly. My problem appeared to be related to my vpn causing problems with my initial connection and registration. I turned my vpn back on after initial setup and connection was complete and have had no issues whatsoever since (almost a year later). This has become my go to app over several others that I have tried. I agree with one of the other users that a lot of the text is small and can be hard to read in bright sunlight but the most needed data (elevation holdover, windage) is fairly readable in most conditions. I set my 5700 up on a vane mount and run with the wind set to constant update mode. Speed, direction and hold data info updates on the app are almost instantaneous.
Thanks for the great tech support and a very good app!

Developer Response ,

Please contact us at We should be able to get this working for you. One quick check is to make sure Main Menu->Bluetooth->Conct is set to PC/Mobile and not Device. Another is to make sure you do not pair the Kestrel directly with your phone's native Bluetooth, please forget device if you have done this. Sometimes uninstalling and reinstalling the app itself can help but you should make sure your profiles are on the Kestrel first as they will be lost in the app

Jcfranks ,

Trash App for an Expensive Tool

Reviews on here are dead on. This app is complete garbage. Crashed multiple times within a few minutes of playing with it and makes little sense when trying to navigate through it. I’ve been familiar with Kestrel for quite a while and they are an amazing tool (when not used in conjunction with this app obviously). The fact that Kestrel would put their name on this application should be a complete embarrassment to the company. I finally bought the 5700 elite with applied ballistics complete with the LiNK feature. I was excited to have it on my iPhone 12 Pro until I actually used it just now. Kestrel, fix this disaster of an app. You could have an amazing tool here, but currently you have a broken system that is in a dire need of repair. Very disappointed.

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