SwissTeam Posted April 5, 2005 Share Posted April 5, 2005 (edited) When considering buying either the eXplorist 500 or 600 I decided to go with the 500. Here are the reasons why, I just had the chance to try out one of those fancy watches, a Tissot T-Touch who also does measure the barometric pressure and also the altimeter based on the pressure. So, one morning in my office, which is just a hundred yards from the sea, I set the altimeter to sea level = 0 feet. 9 hours later I checked the altimeter and lo and behold, without moving it, it said 200 feet! Why, because the barometric pressure changed, and therefore also the altimeter ... what a pain. The manual said, that the alitmeter had to be calibrated frequently in order to be accurate, BUT in order to do that, one always has to know the actual elevation. The eXplorist 600, if I'm not mistaken works after the same principle. What do others think about that? Edited April 5, 2005 by SwissTeam Quote Link to comment
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