Riseman Observation

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    Riseman Observation

    I own a lot of ABC watches. (ok ok the Riseman isn't really an abC).

    I digress...

    Anyway, one thing I really like is when you put the watch on and the altimeter is dead on self calibrated and perfect. It happens to all of my ABC's on occasion.

    Well today, I wore my Riseman for the first time in weeks... maybe months. Its been quitely sitting in the glass top watch box with the other solar watches. I put it on this morning, went to work out, did some yard work, washed the car and took the trash up to the front of the property. On they way back down I checked the Alti.... yep... dead on.

    Gotta love that!

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    Re: Riseman Observation

    Wow...I just put one in my shopping cart a few minutes ago based on other similar observations. Thanks for the confidence boost.

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    Re: Riseman Observation

    As long as you calibrate it every now and then the Alti is great. I climbed Scafell Pike in England which is over 900 meters, the watch was only 20 meters off when I got back down, which I thought was very very good!

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    Re: Riseman Observation

    I really dig this watch. I'll probably never use any of the cool functions; I just think it's cool.

    Is that so wrong?

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    Re: Riseman Observation

    Not at all! Heck, I have several sailing watches... never been and no where near the ocean LOL.
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    Re: Riseman Observation

    Agreed, i have a riseman and never went climbing. It's a nice watch.

    Edit by Moderator: Please watch your language.
    Last edited by Sjors; July 11th, 2011 at 14:23. Reason: Inappropriate language for a family forum.

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    Re: Riseman Observation

    I have a riseman and wouldn't use it for climbing ... Suunto Core works in 1m increments - Riseman is 5m .... as long as you calibrate altitude against a map and then climb up and down it will be dead on. But pressure more affected by weather so if the weather changes over your 3 hr climb then the altitude reading will seem wrong (it cant be right as it works on pressure)

    Death valley for instance would seem to be a more accurate location than somewhere with quicker weather changes like Iceland. What the Suunto has that the Riseman doesnt is the ability to only use as Barometer or Altimeter (and even diving depth meter) this makes it a better choice for climbing (if slightly less robust)

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    Re: Riseman Observation

    Nice coincidence, no more, no less


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