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Clip on Altimeter?

Postby maytag » Sun May 31, 2015 12:53 pm

I am searching for an altimeter that will clip on to a backpack; I am not fond of wearing a bulky watch so I thought this would be a good solution. If anyone has a recommendation for a light'ish weight clip on altimeter with not too many bells and whistles I would be interested in hearing your feedback. That being said...if there is a watch out there that is on the small side, I am open to exploring.
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Re: Clip on Altimeter?

Postby Teresa Gergen » Sun May 31, 2015 1:15 pm

Used to use this:
http://www.amazon.com/Womens-Nike-Altimeter-Regular-Watch/dp/B004OFXKQS

Now I have a sports watch strap sewn onto my GPS case so I can wear it on my forearm and see it while I hold a trekking pole to hike.
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Re: Clip on Altimeter?

Postby rlown » Sun May 31, 2015 2:04 pm

Check out the thread associated to this post by OR: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=6840&p=47669&hilit=altimeter#p47669
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Re: Clip on Altimeter?

Postby oldranger » Sun May 31, 2015 4:10 pm

Unfortunately High Gear is no longer producing the altimeter that I have.

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Re: Clip on Altimeter?

Postby Dave_Ayers » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:31 am

Sunroad makes one, see http://www.amazon.com/Seedan-Multifunct ... +altimeter for instance. I haven't used it.
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Re: Clip on Altimeter?

Postby Bluewater » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:59 pm

I realize you were asking about a clip-on because you would like to avoid the typical bulky altimeter watches but this watch might be an alternative. I have been using a small lightweight Casio altimeter/barometer/thermometer watch for years with good results.

It's the same size as a normal watch and it weighs less than any other watch I've ever used. 1.6 ozs but still durable. I have used it on the SHR and many other xc routes and although it shows some normal wear and tear, it's been fine. I replaced it when it was stolen recently.

It uses the same technology as the overpriced options but it's reliable and functional and retails for $65 on Amazon or $51.96 at Sears. When I don't want to wear it I just attach it to one of my shoulder straps (through one of the daisy chain straps).

http://www.amazon.com/Casio-Gents-Altimeter-Barometer-Strap/dp/B003LSU0K8

http://www.sears.com/casio-mens-calenda ... Redirect=y


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