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    I just realized how to use an Altimeter ....

    ... I used to say that when barometric pressure changes, it thinks you are climbing...

    I just realized that for most hikes, the weather isn't going to change much within the span of your hike.

    Considering a ProTrek or PathFinder ... i have issues with memorizing all the buttons though ...
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    Re: I just realized how to use an Altimeter ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rostislav Persion View Post
    ... I used to say that when barometric pressure changes, it thinks you are climbing...

    I just realized that for most hikes, the weather isn't going to change much within the span of your hike.

    Considering a ProTrek or PathFinder ... i have issues with memorizing all the buttons though ...

    Get one of the Protreks with dedicated buttons. They are even labeled with Alti, Baro, and Comp so you won't have to memorize anything!
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    Re: I just realized how to use an Altimeter ....

    This is my favorite ABC watch..

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    Re: I just realized how to use an Altimeter ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rostislav Persion View Post
    This is my favorite ABC watch..

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    Mine too, you can't go wrong. Particularly for the price.

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    Re: I just realized how to use an Altimeter ....

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    Mine too, you can't go wrong. Particularly for the price.
    do you have to calibrate the compass? Like on the SGW100 ?
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    Re: I just realized how to use an Altimeter ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rostislav Persion View Post
    I just realized that for most hikes, the weather isn't going to change much within the span of your hike.
    For *most* hikes yes. But not all, even for day hikes. Here around Sydney, during Summer we can get a "Southerly Change" after a spell of hot weather. Extreme temperature gradients (I have seen temp drops of 15C within a matter of an hour or two) preceded by pressure fluctuations and drops. Anyone who's hiked above the snowline in alpine areas (even in Summer) will know that drastic and abrupt weather changes are common. A tool which gives you any sort of warning is a handy thing to have.
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    Re: I just realized how to use an Altimeter ....

    Get the 9400 Rangeman as it’s a brilliant watch.
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    Re: I just realized how to use an Altimeter ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rostislav Persion View Post
    do you have to calibrate the compass? Like on the SGW100 ?
    Yes its called magnetic declination.

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