Bought Riseman before my trek in Patagonia more as a toy than a real instrument. I use my Garmin for precise readings and navigation so Riseman was just there as a “quick look” thing. Riseman that I have is a MIRO version which I think between the color and sick backlight makes it a very pretty watch (and very suitable for my work). Standard functions on the watch are pretty much self explanatory and worked as advertised but had some trouble with special functions… Altimeter which is based on barometer was pretty much useless since I set it up at the beginning of the trip (in NYC) and I think I needed to reset it after landing but being in the middle of nowhere can’t really get an accurate barometric pressure from anyone. So I used the graph more as a reference for predicting weather than for anything. My altitude readings of course were off by 1000 meters so that’s the end of that chapter. Temp worked as advertised giving me right readings and I was happy with that since that’s one thing that my Garmin doesn’t have.
Now like I said it is partially my fault about not getting the reference pressure and setting up my watch upon arrival. But also to my defense where could I have gotten such a reading? I’ve been to some god forsaken places in my life and last thing in the world I would be able to obtain is barometric pressure. I’m not so much disappointed because I still love the watch but will treat it more as a toy than a real deal. Very pretty toy since I constantly get asked where to get such a watch. But now I’ve been researching Suuntos more and more.
More pics from the trip…