Questions about Riseman GW9200-1

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    Questions about Riseman GW9200-1

    I'm thinking about getting the new Riseman GW9200-1 because I like to hike in the mountains a lot and snowboard in the winter in the mountains.
    I'm interested in things like elevation/altitude and I downloaded the Casio user's manual for the Riseman and have been reading about its functions.
    I just want to confirm that the watch can be put into an altitude display mode... pretty sure it can and I think it will continue to display altitude as long as its in that mode. I'm not as interested in timing changes in altitude and all that... I just want to be able to look down at the watch and check the current altitude.
    also is there a way to calculate your elevation based on your altitude or are they one in the same? I'd like to be able to be on a peak somewhere in Tahoe and glance at my watch and say "wow we're up to 12,000 feet right now".
    thanks in advance

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    Re: Questions about Riseman GW9200-1

    Hi,
    yes the Riseman will stay in altitude mode. Only if you don't press any button in the altitude mode for more than 20 hours will the watch automatically return to the time-keeping-mode (at least that's what my manual says).

    Greetings, Sedi

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    Re: Questions about Riseman GW9200-1

    does altitude translate to elevation?
    I know the Riseman can display in meters and feet so if I'm on a mountain will the watch actually say "10,500 feet" or is altitude measured in a different conversion than elevation?

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    Re: Questions about Riseman GW9200-1

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    Re: Questions about Riseman GW9200-1

    Not sure if i understand it correctly, but normally the Riseman shows the height above sea level. But it says somewhere in the manual that the readings are more precise when you set a reference altitude - for example at a point in the mountains (a ski cabin or village or something) that you know the exact altitude of. Otherwise sometimes the readings can be far off the actual height because of changes in air pressure. So you can set the reference point to the exact value and then you would get a pretty exact reading of the height above sea level when climbing up a mountain or using a heli maybe for skiing or anything, at least if there are no big changes in air pressure - like a storm or something.

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    Re: Questions about Riseman GW9200-1

    I guess what I'm trying to say is does altitude = elevation?
    I'm used to looking at different elevation readings but always assumed altitude was something just related to aircraft.
    forgive my ignorance please

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    Re: Questions about Riseman GW9200-1

    Hi,
    I guess so If elevation="height above sea level" than elevation=altitude, I think but not really sure since I'm from Germany and not completely informed about the finer nuances and differences between altitude and elevation.
    I always thought: altitude=height

    Greetings, Sedi

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    Re: Questions about Riseman GW9200-1

    Altitude and elevation are the same.

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    Re: Questions about Riseman GW9200-1

    awesome. thanks

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    Re: Questions about Riseman GW9200-1

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    awesome. thanks
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