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?-- turn off 76CSx barometer

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Does anyone know how to disable the barometric altimeter on a 76CSx? It does not work in a pressurized airplane. I would like to record a track using GPS elevation data instead of the barometric altimeter data. The GPS elevation data is also more accurate when hiking or cycling if a weather front moves through. My older GPS V works a lot better in these situations than the new unit.

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No way as of now...many of us have requested this be changed. At least the option to allow viewing the gps elevation as a display item.

 

Also, when running I find the elevation data of the gps pretty poor and especially under trees. I like the barometer reading for this (with autocalibration turned off). Now, as you said, if a front moved through then your hosed but my runs are usually less than an hour. Days long hikes, I guess I would leave autocalbration on for the best overall accuracy for elevation. How often does a front move thorugh while your outside biking or running...I bet not very often and in this case I think the barometer would give far better results than the gps elevation.

In my experience..

 

Does anyone know how to disable the barometric altimeter on a 76CSx? It does not work in a pressurized airplane. I would like to record a track using GPS elevation data instead of the barometric altimeter data. The GPS elevation data is also more accurate when hiking or cycling if a weather front moves through. My older GPS V works a lot better in these situations than the new unit.

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