Touring - Which Computer should I get?
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I'd like to get a computer with an an altimeter. What do you all recommend?
02-20-06, 11:32 AM
Vetta V100A wireless with altimeter and temp, plus all normal functions.
In case you don't know about these altimeters, they have to be calibrated every day to a know elevation and if there large weather fronts moving through your area, you have to calibrate more than once a day. (Not small calibrations, large ones, sometimes very large) So then if you don't know your current altitude, you can only gauge the relative change from an arbitrary fixed starting point. Kinda fun for a day or so, then after that, boring. Just one person's opinion though.
Get a Suuntu altimeter wrist watch (models range in price from $200-500). Most have similar functions altimeter wise.
I've read pretty good things about them (just bought one), but have not read much as far as continuous reliabilty as far as cycle computers with altimeters go.
If you don't like to wear a watch. or not when you ride anyways, you can strap it onto your bar if you have space (they sell an accessory just for this).
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