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    Watch recommendations

    Finally decided my suunto has lived long enough, lost the bezel off it and screen is now cracked and scratched past being readable. Put on my old g shock and it solo seems to be going fine, no barometer or other fancy bits on it though.

    Anyone tried the new g shock range man? Or any of their watches with barometer and altimeter?

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    I have the Suunto traverse alpha and highly rate it
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    Wearing the rangeman as we speak. Temp guage shit house as it gets heat from your arm, Compass seems shit, alti shit im -85 metres, baro spot on against the weather station and my garmin, that's about all I wanted it for anyway. Big as but tells the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Wearing the rangeman as we speak. Temp guage shit house as it gets heat from your arm, Compass seems shit, alti shit im -85 metres, baro spot on against the weather station and my garmin, that's about all I wanted it for anyway. Big as but tells the time
    Hmmm is altimeter out cause you had haven't re set it as barometer changes or is it just crap? Temp is always the case when it's on Ur wrist! Cheers for the quick review.

    Another factor is that the numbers are big enough to read when half awake and no glasses on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Hmmm is altimeter out cause you had haven't re set it as barometer changes or is it just crap? Temp is always the case when it's on Ur wrist! Cheers for the quick review.

    Another factor is that the numbers are big enough to read when half awake and no glasses on...
    If it needs to be fucked with as baro changes then what good is it? I would need something else to calibrate it? I have no idea how to use it so its probably just me I have had it off and the temp is about +-1 degree correct

    My eyes are like lasers still and I have no idea what you can see but they seem big enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    If it needs to be fucked with as baro changes then what good is it? I would need something else to calibrate it? I have no idea how to use it so its probably just me I have had it off and the temp is about +-1 degree correct

    My eyes are like lasers still and I have no idea what you can see but they seem big enough

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    But an IWC!!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    But an IWC!!
    Watches are just out of date devices Maca, their time is up.
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    The altimeter is based on barometric changes so you need to reset it regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    The altimeter is based on barometric changes so you need to reset it regularly.
    Reset what the alitmeter? Off what? Pressure is absolute and to hell with alti
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    If it needs to be fucked with as baro changes then what good is it? I would need something else to calibrate it? I have no idea how to use it so its probably just me I have had it off and the temp is about +-1 degree correct
    Most of them use barometric pressure to determine altitude, so you have to recalibrate them at known points for accuracy as the pressure changes. I have an old Timex watch with alti+barometer etc, its a bit dead now but was easy to calibrate as you just adjusted the altitude when you were at a known height like a hut, peak or saddle etc.

    I think their programming probably looks at how quickly and steadily the pressure is changing to decide if it thinks the change is you moving or the weather, some are better than others (mates Suuntos were always more accurate than my Timex especially as it got older) but obviously never going to be perfect.

    GPS altitude isn't dependent on pressure, but GPS watches are more expensive, often chunkier and chew through battery life a lot faster so its a compromise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Reset what the alitmeter? Off what? Pressure is absolute and to hell with alti
    If you're wanting to convert absolute pressure to MSLP then altitude matters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    But an IWC!!
    Panerai.....that is all!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    If you're wanting to convert absolute pressure to MSLP then altitude matters
    Whats MSLP?
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    Mean Sea Level Pressue....I don't shoot far enough
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