It works good and its cheaper than most
I purchased this specifically for trail running, calculating elevation etc. For that purpose alone, its a great watch. I had investigated altimeter watches in the past that were in the $150-200. I paid [$] for this.Its got a glass, not plastic face so it wont scratch as easily and it more than likely has the same innards as the ones in the upper price ranges anyway. When the elevation is set it works well. I will get many, many miles and hours out of this watch.Due to its size, its large for cuffs and sleeves and they get caught up on it but that's the nature of the watch and there are trade offs with everything.It works, does what its supposed to and does it well. The bulky size, well, I knew what I was getting into and dont plan on wearing it to any dinner parties as that's not its intended purpose.
Not a bad deal. Had a similar watch made by Avocet a few years ago that I gave to a friend...its altimeter sucked...you had to reset it every few hours because it had no barometric drift built in and temperature (when worn) affected readings as well...this watch, not sure about barometric drift correction, but it seems to read well. I only have to adjust the Axio about once every three-four days...makes it well worth it....I look forward to using it outdoors for hiking/running/orienteering....highly recommend it for the money (unless you want to shell out mega $$ for a Sunto or something). Great deal, and got it fast....
Excellent Altimeter Watch
I wanted a watch-style altimeter for a backup to my GPS. I looked at the Suuntos and Pathfinders but could not justify spending the big $$$ for some overbuilt monstrosity sitting on my wrist for the type of hiking I do. The lower end models from those manufacturers are pretty expensive too and have cheap plastic crystals that scratch easily. The Highgear Axio has a mineral crystal, is well built and a good size. It's priced right and very comfortable to wear.
Great Altimeter Watch
I've been using this watch for a couple of weeks now. I live in Estes Park Colorado and I backpack frequently in Rocky Mtn. National Park. I calibrate the Altimeter with my known altidude at home (7,726') and head out into the Park. The Altimeter feature in this watch remains very accurate throughout my trips. The Data feature is also very helpful. This watch was a great deal compared to the Suunto watches. Get one now!!!
I do some running on the local trails and the Highgear Axio altimeter watch is a good way to track my time, vert, and max vert. It is accurate and easy to use. The buttons on the watch take a light touch(that took a little getting used to),but I am happy with it. I would buy it again!
good altitude reference
the barometer seems to be very accurate. won't give an accurate temp while wearing have to remove it for a few minutes. over all i am very pleased. i got a lot more watch than what i payed for. the altitude fetcher is definitely a guide line and should not be relied on totally.
Axio alt watch
Mainly use it when I bike, run and climb. Will be taking it on my NOLS course to Patagonia and plan on using it for the altimeter. I really is pretty comfortable, it just is a little bulky.
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I have been wanting to get a watch with an altimeter function for awhile now. This watch is a great entry level watch, very functional, easy to read watch face, and a great addition for the weekend warrior
I used it climbing and it worked great except that halfway through the altimeter stopped being accurate. Even if I set it to the correct altitude every morning. This was on Kilimanjaro.
Nice watch and easy to use
Easy to use and plenty of features for most users.
Used in conjunction with a compass it is a fine backcountry watch.