Riseman - who are the target punters?

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    Riseman - who are the target punters?

    I spotted the Riseman module manual online a few days ago and downloaded it for a quick look-see.

    It made me wonder - who exactly is this watch aimed at? As discussed previously, it's not a true ABC watch. Without a compass to tell you which horizontal direction you're going in, it can be of use only to those who only need an altimeter to determine their vertical positioning. Off-hand I can only think of rock-climbers, mountaineers and, possibly, skiers. Hang-gliders at a push.

    Any more?

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    Re: Riseman - who are the target punters?

    I find mine very handy for when I'm out biking, particularly in the mountains.




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    Re: Riseman - who are the target punters?

    I remember reading something about the watch being designed for climbers. I'll try to find the article.

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    Re: Riseman - who are the target punters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xfactor View Post
    I remember reading something about the watch being designed for climbers. I'll try to find the article.
    Here's the official press release from Casio USA:
    http://www.casio.com/news/content/BD...-86C93DE8B084/




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    Re: Riseman - who are the target punters?

    I found the article I was referring to. It is from Casio International and can be found here. It talks about rock climbing, moutain biking and back country skiing.

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    Re: Riseman - who are the target punters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xfactor View Post
    I found the article I was referring to. It is from Casio International and can be found here. It talks about rock climbing, moutain biking and back country skiing.
    X, looks like we're pretty much on the same page...




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    Re: Riseman - who are the target punters?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xfactor View Post
    I found the article I was referring to. It is from Casio International and can be found here. It talks about rock climbing, moutain biking and back country skiing.
    Thanks for locating that.

    In reality, Casio wouldn't sell enough to the target group, so the niche is nominal really, as it is with divers, fliegers, and indeed G-Shocks. So the target punters are the geekiest members of the geek community (of which we are all a part, to some extent). Pack it with stuff, give it an uncompromising look, and watch 'em fly off the shelves.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: Riseman - who are the target punters?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwidj View Post
    X, looks like we're pretty much on the same page...
    And it looks as though we posted our findings at the same time.

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    Re: Riseman - who are the target punters?

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    the geekiest members of the geek community

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    Re: Riseman - who are the target punters?

    Well, if I am out in the woods, what is more important to know:
    1) my altitude?
    2) my traveling direction?

    I'll pick number 2, and my PAW-1300T. Oh yeah, it has altitude and temperature as well.

    Nah, it's not a G, and it can't handle diving to depths of 200M, but then, neither am I. None of my non-Casios are G's (hmmm, my non-G Casios are not G's either. Go figure!), and I have not killed any of them. I'll admit, I do not drop them off tall buildings very often, and especially not with me attached! But, so far they keep a workin'.

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