User Review: Highgear AltiTech 2
Price Paid: $110
I enjoyed this toy very much. However, some vallet in Las Vegas decided he needed it more than me.
Anyhow, I liked the large number readings on the front panel. I loved the light weight and the clip to hook onto my pack. I also enjoyed having the temp. Information is always fun.
I did not use the compas much, but I was dissapointed that the compass only displayed for about 15 seconds. Twenty to twenty-five seconds would have been better for me.
Over all, I have the feeling I am going to replace my AltiTech 2 with another AltiTech 2
Update: October 29, 2006
I just wanted to add that at 10,000' in 20 degree weather that the display is slow when changing between options. As if the liquid in the liquid crystal display was thickening up.
Over all, I really like the device and would recommend it to any one who enjoys the extra information of hight and temp.
It does not guess weather accurately in the high elevations. When the sunny day icon was displayed, it was actually raining out. That happned once. Several times it displayed the cloudy icon on bright sunny days.
I have not used the compass portion much. I would like the compass to display about twice as long as it does.