HIGHGEAR ALTITECH 3 MULTI-FUNCTION CARABINER WATCH REVIEW

Now pressing the left button changes that from Fahrenheit to Celsius. Anyone who climbs with a bulky wristwatch knows how difficult it is to fit it under multiple layers of clothing, dig it out when you want to read it, and avoid snagging it on your shoulder straps as you put your pack on. When in say the barometer mode these will switch between views of the additional screen information. Not water-proof, alarm too quiet. I did not use the compas much, but I was dissapointed that the compass only displayed for about 15 seconds. Like if I press the right button it will change from the time displayed below the main pressure reading, to temperature. I loved the light weight and the clip to hook onto my pack. The Highgear AltiTech 2 is not available from the stores we monitor.

April 23, updated Oct 29, It does not factor into my opinions of digital altimeters. If not hiking solo I am usually with my wife Jenn or brother-in-law Dave. Information is always fun. As I am quite aware of the fact that it measures altitude gain as a lessening of pressure the higher I climb, I take advantage of known elevation locations to calibrate it if need be. It is very faint, and the only time I use an alarm is getting up early for summit bids while mountaineering. Easy to use, accurate, fun Cons: The face consists of a grey-scale LCD screen, the display of which changes depending on the mode that it is in.

It is very faint, and the only time I use an alarm is getting up early for summit bids while altitecu. Vestal Legionnaire Watch, Color: When the sunny day icon was displayed, it was actually raining out.

But the main functions are as follows. The alarm is just about useless to me. Be sure to follow the link shown on this weblog to find that bit of info to hithgear you compare the selling prices of Highgear AltiTech 3 Multi-Function Carabiner Watch, Color: As if the liquid in the liquid crystal display was thickening up.

I picked the green over the dark grey carsbiner that it would be less apt to be warmed by the sun, and because I try to buy everything hiking-related in green if possible. Not bad for all the gain and loss I had been doing.

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Altitsch would like the compass to display about twice as long as it does. The Highgear AltiTech 3 multi-function carabiner watch is light and small, with an anodized aluminum carabiner that can attach to your belt loop or pack strap-or sit upright on a flat surface.

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I have made a move to lightweight gear, and smaller volume packs. Digital compass features a range of ? Digital Watch – Men’s – Closeout Price. While waiting to get the paper work done I felt self-conscious about the large watch on my wrist and took it off.

This has proven to be a good spot to be able to glance down at it on the fly to check the time or altitude. Once at the correct position a push on the lower right button again sets it.

I also enjoyed having the temp. As I had bought it at a retailer with an excellent return policy I just took it back to them and explained what had happened. The compass of the AltiTech works just fine for my use.

I have had no problems with the new unit and am careful not to get it wet. This would be a 5 star item if it weren’t an unnecessary albeit very cool toy.

BLACK 5 out of 5. A week after the hike mentioned above I went on a 4 day backpacking trip aotitech the east side Sierra Nevada. I have learned to leave it on the time mode with the temperature shown below multi-functon, and use my headlamp to view it with.

When in say the barometer mode these will switch between views of the additional screen information.

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The face consists of a grey-scale LCD screen, the display of which changes depending on the mode that it is in. Vestal Legionnaire Watch Price. Once back home I took the back off, removed the battery and let it sit for a few days to dry out. It has better compass and elevation resolution than most of the competition, and other than that it’s everything you’d expect in a digital compass.

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It gets clipped to a loop on my shoulder strap most of the time now. As I am quite aware of the fact that it measures altitude gain as a lessening of pressure the higher I climb, I take advantage of known elevation locations to calibrate it if need be. Additionally, the temperature reading is more accuarate than a wrist computer because it’s not constantly in contact with your body heat. This is much faster than triangulating with a compass for me.

I put a new battery in it but it would never work right again. I use the bubble level to keep it flat and it has been fairly accurate. Six small holes near the top of the unit are the speaker for the chimes and alarms.

Anyhow, I liked the large number readings on the front panel. Upper left and right: BLACK The Highgear AltiTech 3 multi-function carabiner watch is light and small, with an anodized aluminum carabiner that can attach to your belt loop or pack strap-or sit upright on a flat surface.

watdh Below the face to the right is a round bubble level, and on the other side is the temperature sensor. The big improvement, in my mind, is that you clip it on your pack or belt instead of your wrist.

Around the unit are four knurled buttons, one high, one low on each side. It usually stays put but on a couple of occasions the AltiTech slid off the disconnected strap and fell to the ground.

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BLACK are exceptional object. Calibrating it the first time was easy and I have found no serious fault with it. April watchh, updated Oct 29, On the back of the AltiTech is a battery cover accessed with a coin and a quarter-turn counter-clockwise. I like the weather icons displayed based on the atmospheric trends recorded by the AltiTech.