Tech4o Data Center II
Too complicated and unreliable. Too complicated to…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $99
Too complicated and unreliable.
- Access to battery
Too complicated to remember. The battery battery compartment is difficult to open (no manuals available online either). A limited number of controls means extensive functionality is definitely not going to be intuitive to operate.
I took the Data Center with me to Little Yosemite Valley. It operated well as a necklace-type timepiece and was quite durable. But I can't see using its other functions without fishing for your reading glasses, dragging out the user manual and sitting on a rock for a while.
Even that won't always help. I still haven't figured out how to get into alarm mode. "Press S/S" doesn't do it. The user manual looks like it was written by a Chinese programmer (btw it's made in China) — inscrutable and over-analyzed.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Data Center II is a multi-functional outdoor instrument that isn't worn on the wrist. It's perfectly sized for a shirt pocket, or clipped to the lanyard & worn around the neck. A handy tool, it offers "ABC" functions, forecast, basic watch operations and more! Altimeter Mode Displays current altitude, current temperature & current time Range -2,316 ft to 30,065 ft. (-706m to 9164m) 1 ft (1m) resolution Selectable units: feet/meters, C/ F 23-hr History recall Sampling interval First 5 minutes: 1 second After 5 minutes: 1 minute Barometer Mode Displays current pressure, curent termperature & current time Range of 300 hPa/mbar to 1100 hPa/mbar (8.85 inHg to 32.48 inHg) 0.1 mb/hPa or 0.01 inHg resolution Selectable units: mb/hPa or in/Hg, C/ F 23-hr History recall Sampling interval First 5 minutes: 1 second After 5 minutes: 1 minute Compass Mode Displays compass direction (intercardinal/secondaries), bearing and current time Digital bearing display 0 to 360 Digital Magnetic North pointer Magnetic declination setting Bearing lock Backward bearing 1 resolution Thermometer 0.1 F (0.1 C) resolution Range of 14 F to 140 F (-10 C to 60 C) Time Mode Hour, Minute, Second AM/PM 12/24-hr selectable format Month, Date, Day Dual Time Weather Forecast Symbols indicate predicted weather Sunny, Cloudy w/rain, Cloudy, Raining Selectable : Barometric Pressure history, Altitude history, or temperature Daily Alarm Mode 2 Alarms Hourly chime Chronograph Mode 100 Lap memory Recall lap time or total time 1/100 second resolution Range of 99 hours 59 minutes 59.99 seconds Timer Mode Countdown timer Quick set values of 1/3/5/10/15 & 45 minutes 30 second sound when count reaches zero 1 second resolution Range of 99 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds Pacer Mode Estimates steps based on set cadence in beats per minute (BPM) Measuring range of 30 BPM to 180 BPM Audible beep for each beat Step counts up to 99,999 based on the BPM Other Electro-luminescent (EL) backlight Low battery indicator User replaceable battery - CR2032 Lanyard Dimensions - 3.75" x 2.1875" x 0.813" Weight - 2.2 oz.