Timex Adventure Tech Altimeter
Price Paid: $60
This is the first such altimeter watch I have owned. I have read that the band is wimpy and the altimeter is inaccurate but I haven't had any problems with mine.
Naturally it needs calibration pretty much daily, its really just a barometer and when the barometer changes so does the altitude.
Mine is never off more than a hundred feet or so if I keep up with calibration, which I don't. I do like the weather icon function and, based on my observations, its pretty accurate. Of course there is more to notice before a change in weather than just a barometer. Nature usually sends some other warnings. It's just another tool to use, not the only one to use.
Price Paid: $100
Worst altimeter on the market. Notoriously inaccurate at all barometric pressures. Other functions are okay but I took this on an expedition and was laughed at for its gross inaccuracy in elevations. I'm talking thousands of feet off despite constant calibration.
Price Paid: $60
Great! For the price you can't beat it. It does everything the high dollar altimeter watches do, but at a 1/4 the price. Light, sleek and cool!
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From the mountains to the sea, Timex Expedition has no boundaries. Worn by extreme outdoor adventurists like Conrad Anker, Timex Expedition belongs to the great outdoors.
- Ramsey Outdoor
Timex® Adventure Tech Altimeter provides all the key data required by fitness devotees and high-country advocates alike. Provides altitude from -2,296 to 29,520 feet (-700 to 9,000m) with 1 foot/meter resolution. Displays current altitude and provides a graphic depiction of altitude changes over time; selectable for meters or feet. Displays accumulated total ascent and highest altitude achieved. Reports air pressure from 8.85 to 32.45 inches of mercury (inHg) (300 to 1,100 mbar) with 0.05 inHg (1 mbar) resolution. Displays current air pressure and provides a graphic depiction of the change in air pressure over time. Select sea level or local air pressure display; select inHg or mbar. Forecasts weather for the upcoming 4 to 6 hours. Reports ambient temperatures from 14 to 140° F (-10 to 60° C) in either Fahrenheit or Centigrade measures. Chronograph times events to 24 hours with 0.01 second resolution; stores up to 30 lap/split times. Records shortest and average lap times and total event time. Countdown timer tracks as much as 24 hours; an alarm sounds as the timer approaches zero. Five daily alarms with five-minute backup alert. Displays hours, minutes and seconds in standard or military time for two time zones. Displays month, date and day or week; selectable hourly chime. INDIGLO® Night-Light illuminates the display for easy use at night. Water-resistant to 164 feet (50m).
For climbing or skiing, the Timex Expedition Altimeter Watch provides accurate altitude and barometric pressure information to aid in navigation and bragging rights.