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Highgear AltiTech 2

altimiter.jpgHighgear AltiTech 2 – Consolidate your navigational tools.

Watches that double as altimeters, electronic compasses, and mini Dick Tracy super computers are cool to have in the right conditions. Hiking in the At in the summer is a nice condition. Hiking in the Rockies during the winter, not a cool condition. The point Im trying make here is that if you don’t have layers of cold weather clothing on, a watch is great. But who wants to take off gloves in the middle of winter to fool around with a watch?

The Highgear AltiTech 2 takes care of all that watch nonsense for you. Simple clip the Highgear AltiTech 2 to your packs shoulder strap, waistbelt, or anywhere else your heart desires. You’ll have the Highgear AltiTech 2 easily accessible, gloves or not.

You’ll find all the features you need on the Highgear AltiTech 2. It sports a altimeter, electronic compass, barometer, and a watch. The Highgear AltiTech 2 works up to 29,500 feet and the altimeter is accurate up to 3 feet. The Highgear AltiTech 2 cans tore weather patterns for the last 24 hours, as well as graph your vertical gain and loss.

The quick & dirty:

Where you can get one: $150

Why it rocks:

  • Digital altimeter
  • Working range -2,305ft to 30,045ft (-702m to 9,158m)
  • Current Accumulated and Maximum altitude in ft or m
  • Altitude resolution 3ft (1m)
  • Graphic altitude trend display
  • Why it bites:

  • About the same price as its watch competition
  • Operates slowly in extreme cold

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 8 out of 10

Being that Im not a watch guy for a number of reasons, I really like the Highgear Altiech 2. It has all the features you want from a watch, but the convince to store and clip it anywhere you want.

Looking to buy? Check out these sites: $150