Can anyone recommend a watch please?
Looking for something with at least a stop watch function & altimeter, to be used to assist with navigation.
Thank you David
A lot will depend on your budget.
I have used successfully in the past, the Casio Protrek. I say in the past, because it worked perfectly, until I changed the batteries, then the altimeter seemed to throw erratic readings, even when I'm not moving!
But in fairness, that is probably down to me. If I had sent the watch away to Casio for the battery change, then it would probably be still working.
I now have a Suunto Core, a better watch in my opinion, though I know there are those out there who disagree.
As for battery replacement, you can buy the battery with a replacement seal, which should always be replaced if the back is distrurbed, for sensible money.
Both have a stopwatch, though I've never used that function, but seem relatively easy to operate.
I had a quick look about this morning Fleegle and I found the Suunto Core and it looks like what Im needing, but thought I'd ask on other opinions.
Budget is not really a problem for me but I don't want to be chucking my cash away
I cant see the point really of the compass IMO but I shall have a look at that one also
TBH guys, as I mentioned earlier, I'm sure if I had sent my Casio back for the battery replacement, then I would still be using it today.
However, the Suunto Core for me has the edge and I like the fact that I can replace the battery myself, and not wonder if the post will loose my watch either going to or from Casio, with the ensuing claim that would have to follow.
Shame, cos the Casio is a nice watch. I still use it, but as a watch and not altimeter.
As for the compass, on both the Suunto and Casio, its far from reliable. IMHO, its only there as a get you out the crap situation, if you really had to.
Electronic compasses are not the most stable or reliable, with one exception. I bought one from Halfords for the car and I'm more than impressed with its stability, once its been calibrated, to cope with the electro-magnetic fields created with modern car electronics.
When I looked around I ended up with a Barigo 47. No issues with it so far ( 2 years old)
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