Tactical Assault Systems
Tactical Assault Systems High Gear Axio Max Stealth
RETAIL PRICE:: $159.99
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ALTIMETER / BAROMETER
• Swiss Air Pressure / Temperature Sensor
• 1m / 1ft Local Altitude Resolution
• Working Range: - 2303 ft to 30045 ft (-702m to 9158m)
• 12 Hour Weather Forecast Icon
• Sea-Level & Absolute Barometer Display
• Mercury Inches and Millibar / Hectopascal Barometer Display
• Digital Thermometer
• User option for Fahrenheit or Celsius
• Working range from +14°F to +122°F (-10°C to +50°C)
• 360°/16 Cardinal Point Beraings
• Digital True North Arrow
• Digital Compass Re-call
• Digital Compass Calibration
• Adjustable Declination
• 100 Hour Chronograph
• 1/100 Second Resolution
• 10 Run Memory
• Starting Altitude Record
• Accumulated Altitude Record
• Maximum Altitude Record
• Total Exercise Time Record
• 12/24 Hour Time Display
• Dual Time Zone
• 2 Daily Alarms
• 1 Rest Alarm
• 1 Hydration Alarm
• 2 Altitude Alarms
• Glass reinforced Nylon case
• Mineral Glass Lens
• 50m Water Resistant
• EL Backlight
• User Replaceable Battery
11/5/2012 8:43 PM
I got one of these back in January while I was still deployed in Afghanistan. Bear in mind that this is the first watch I've owned that has a built in altimeter and barometer. Honestly I would give it a rating of 3.5 if I could go half stars.
The altimeter readings on elevation does not stay accurate. If you were to be outside constantly than perhaps this would negate the issue, but what I've found is that when going between climate controlled environments to outside environments the gauge rapidly loses accuracy. Also the altimeter readings seem to get skewed by rotary aircraft flights. This means having to readjust the altimeter readings every couple of days.
The compass feature needs to be reset on a monthly basis, which I think is a non-issue because you should always PMCS your equipment on a regular basis.
A slightly annoying feature is the button sensitivity. It is not uncommon for you to press one of the buttons changing the mode from simply bending your wrist.
Overall I would purchase this watch again because it does more than my cold Casio G-Shock, the face read out is very legible, the chrono setting is great for runs because it calculates elevation change, and the durability seems to be excellent after 10 months of ownership.
3/16/2012 2:48 PM
Most amazing product ever! Very lightweight, tough and very comfortable. The compass is super accurate and this watch kicks the crap out of my Suunto which scratched on my first training mission. Extreme Outfitters staff is incredibly knowledgable and friendly!.