Brunton ADC Summit
Not an absolute necessity... but gives reliable information and has always functioned fine for me. The weather forecaster is a cool feature, probably never would have bought it for myself but it was a cool gift... worth the money if you have it but definitely not a high priority as far as gear goes.
Price Paid: $179
Overpriced piece of garbage. I really wanted and asked for an altimeter and this is what the dealer brought in. I was told it was this or a wrist-watch style.
After a matter of a couple of weeks I took it back and asked for a refund. The altimiter function was completely unreliable and I live only 400 meters from the ocean. I even volunteered to take a re-stocking discount but was refused flat!
Naturally I would never shop nor recommend that store to anyone.
Price Paid: $149
I received my brand new ADC Summit and was really looking forward to using it over the weekend snowshoeing... When we arrived in the mountains the wind was blowing quite nicely, so I thought it would be the perfect chance to check out my new ADC Summit... I held it up in the wind and the propellers would not spin, so I tried blowing on it...I would have to really blow hard to get the propeller to spin freely.
The temperature (according to the ADC) was between 15 and 18 deg(F). It appeared to me that either the propeller was freezing in place or the device was somehow damaged; however, as soon as I got back home to the warm house, it worked fine (the propeller would spin freely by simply moving the device around in the air)... What a let down and a real piece of JUNK!
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Should you stay or should you go? Summit gives you the data you need to make the call. From the kayak to the racetrack, the ADC series is showing up everywhere. Whether you?re honing your shooting accuracy in Athens, Greece, or reading the barometric pressure trends when the fish are rising, the ADC lends necessary insight to your outdoor activity. Let your partners believe you?re predicting the rain with some sort of mind-bending, supernatural powers and leave the science to us. ADC technology is the perfect example of our commitment to changing the way we live in the outdoors.
At first sight the Brunton ADC(TM) Summit(TM) seems like a simple clock / weather device, but it is oh so much more. It provides advanced information such as altitude, weather predictions and storm warnings.This lightweight, waterproof unit provides so many functions it is just amazing.Current time, temperatures and wind chill start your day off while advanced functions give you 12 hour weather predictions and storm warnings. Some mornings it's best to stay in a warm sleeping bag with something hot to drink.Wind and water speed are a breeze for the Summit ADC while the race countdown timer lets you know if you are winning as you race the wind.Current barometric pressure, altitude and numerous warnings designed to let you know exactly where you are when you are pushing the envelope.
Brunton Summit Atmospheric Data Center - The Summit Atmospheric Data Center by Brunton keeps you prepared, ahead of the weather and helps you predict the changing conditions. The Summit helps you track the wind, barametric pressure, temperature and altitude. It has a clock, alarms that you can set and a water speed calculator. These enhanced tools help you forecast weather, set warning signals, and let you time, track, log and download more performance data.The Summit Atmospheric Data Center by Brunton keeps you informed of the conditions in real time and aids you when planning and tracking future excursions into the unknown.
The most popular of Brunton's weather instruments gives you everything the wind offers and more. Displays current barometric pressure (in hPa, mb or inHg). Storm alarm. Past 24 hr pressure tendency. Predicts the coming 12-hour's weather. Altimeter shows current, max, min altitude in meters or feet. Density Alarm. Altitude alarm. Ski run counter. Shows current temperature and past 24 hr temperature tendency. Current, max and average wind speed. Wind chill, average and min wind chill. Wind chill alarm. Real time clock: time, day and date, chronograph race timer. Manual and automatic data logging.
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