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Handheld Altimeters

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Recent Handheld Altimeter Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Celestron TrekGuide

Inexpensive curiosity, excellent gadget on the field! Reliable readings make this device an excellent option at a bargain. Altimeter w/forecast, barometer, thermometer, compass, time/date, alarm, backlight. I am always in the market for new things, IF they make the cut... The Celestron TrekGuide (model #48001) is a handheld device that shows altitude, barometric pressure, weather forecast, temperature, a digital compass, time, date, and an alarm clock with an LED backlight. It is available in several… Full review

rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Highgear AltiTech

If altimeter was remotely accurate and compass less cumbersome to calibrate it would be a fantastic tool. I owned the Altitech for a number of years. I love the fact that it can be clipped on the outside of a pack (in winter who can read a watch when it's under a couple of layers?) and it has all the basic features (too many actually) one might ever need. My motivation to buy one was to keep track of altitude and changing weather conditions which are dependent upon good barometric readings. Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Highgear AltiTech 2

Works great in the summer. The display is useless below 35 degrees. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Highgear AltiTech 2

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… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Highgear AltiTech 2

This would be a 5 star item if it weren't an unnecessary (albeit very cool) toy. It has better compass and elevation resolution than most of the competition, and other than that it's everything you'd expect in a digital compass. The big improvement, in my mind, is that you clip it on your pack or belt instead of your wrist. Anyone who climbs with a bulky wristwatch knows how difficult it is to fit it under multiple layers of clothing, dig it out when you want to read it, and avoid snagging it on… Full review