Rated 4 out of
Steven M from
As good as a pressure sensor watch getsI kind of look at every watch where the elevation is determined by pressure as more of a novelty; a toy to play with in the field. The only way you will ever get accurate elevation readings is with a gps. In fact, I checked this against my gps and found that after hiking up 2400 ft in elevation, the watch was off by 150 ft. If you're looking for a professional piece of equipment; something to survive off of, this is not the item. You will even find this disclaimer in the instruction manual. The watch has a ton of functions that are useable, including sunrise times. A lot of features that I will probably never use, but some might; what time it is in other time zones etc. As mentioned before, the altimeter will constantly be off and will need to be adjusted. The barometer works well. The temperature is not accurate unless you leave it off your wrist for a half hour or so (also noted in the manual). The compass (including the declination setting) is very accurate. The accumulated ascent and descent function on the trek logs is a nice function. It pretty much all boils down to this; As far as I'm concerned, a watch that measures altitude based on pressure is never going to be accurate. If accuracy is what you're looking for, you'll need to get a gps watch. But for the sake of having a nice tool to take out in the field to play with, this has got all the bells and whistles. I do enjoy playing with it.