Highgear Axis

3 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   1
1-star:   1



Bought this for 80$ on Campmor. All the functions…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: 80$

Bought this for 80$ on Campmor. All the functions work beautifully and the weather predictions are pretty accurate, it will tell you the likely shift in weather patterns over the next 6 hours based on the last 24 hours of barometric pressure trends.

I've read a lot of reviews about problems with the watch lasting very long, so hopefully mine will hold out for a few years. Get my 80$ worth.


Purchased this altimeter over the Internet and it…

Rating: rated 0 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $90

Purchased this altimeter over the Internet and it quit working three weeks after I received it. Found out the seller wasn't an authorized dealer and Highgear customer service told me the two-year warranty was invalid because I didn't buy it from an authorized dealer.

Guess I'm stuck with it. Beware, there are far more on-line retailers selling this altimeter than Highgear has listed as authorized on their web site. I wonder where the altimeters came from?


I bought this watch based on the the reviews I read…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $75

I bought this watch based on the the reviews I read and the price. When I received my watch in the mail, the battery was dead. I replaced the battery and then I noticed that the alarm function didn't work. I returned the defective watch and got another one. Now the replacement watch just goes blank every once and awhile and I have to reset it. The functions are good when they work but I would hate to be stuck somewhere and all of a sudden the thing goes blank. Don't buy this watch.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Axis is the smallest wrist-top altimeter on the market today. It features an altimeter, barometer, thermometer and digital compass, as well as standard watch functions. The Axis will be ready to give you the information you need on the trail or anywhere else your adventure may take you.Click on the sizing chart to see in more detail the features of the Axis watch.

- RockCreek

Track your vert and the weather with the Highgear Axis Watch. This all-weather watch is equipped with an altimeter, barometer and compass. The altimeter can store up to 20 checkpoints with time and date to track accumulated altitude; put it to use when yo-yo'ing laps in the backcountry, bagging multiple peaks and bragging about both. The barometer records trends for the last 24 hours, and provides a weather forecast all on your wrist! Both altimeter and barometer are tied to the digital thermometer to keep them on track when things warm up or cool down. Upgraded with an easy-to-change battery hatch, the Axis is ready for as many miles you can put on it. A chronograph, dual alarms, and water resistance allow you to trace your tracks from winter powder to summer singletrack.

- Backcountry Outlet

FREE! Adventure Tool With the purchase of HighGear Axis Altimeter Watch - Graphite.Free shipping!

- CampSaver.com

Digital precision at an affordable price! Strap on this High Gear Axis information center and instantly know your elevation, direction, weather forecast and more! Altimeter reports current elevation in 1m (3 ft.) increments; reports accumulated and max height; reports in feet or meters. Barometer reports changing trends in the weather; 1mbar with 300 to 1,100mbar resolution. Digital thermometer reports temperature with 1° resolution in Fahrenheit or Celsius (min. -4°F to max 158°F). Digital compass with leveling bubble accurately reports direction; rotating bezel marks cardinal points; adjustable declination. Watch features time in a 12- or 24-hr. format; auto calendar is programmed through 2049! Stay on time—tracks time in 2 time zones simultaneously; features 2 programmable alarms plus a selectable hourly chime. Chronograph records 1/100 sec. resolution; 100-lap memory; stores run number, month/date, lap number, split, time and average lap. Backlight provides easy viewing in low light. Water resistant to 30m (100 ft.). Overstock.


At the twist of your wristop, the Highgear Axis Alti-Watch provides an altimeter, barometer, compass, and other features. Track your elevation, forecast weather, and navigate your way through the outdoors with ease. A great value for performance. Digital altimeter ranges to 30k ft., reporting in 3-foot increments. Altimeter reports current, accumulated, and maximum height. Stores 20 altimeter data readings with time and date. Digital barometer records trends in weather for last 24 hours; 1 mbar with 300- to 1,100-mbar resolution. Digital compass with bearings in degrees and cardinal points; adjustable declination. Digital thermometer died to altimeter and barometer. Chronograph with 50-lap memory; lap/split times. Water-resistant to 100 ft. (30m).


Highgear Axis


The Axis has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$39.99 - $155.95

The Highgear Axis is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen August 9, 2011 at RockCreek.

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