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Vertech

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Vertech

Manufacturer: Avocet

Your Opinion: 
 - 4 Votes
 

 

Page By: bbense

Created/Edited: Aug 26, 2003 / Aug 26, 2003

Object ID: 802

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Dimensions

1.6" wide x 2.05" high x ..53" thick



Weight

.9 ounce without band; 1.3 ounces with Alpin band



Display

Triple; upper .2" high, middle .1" high, lower .15" high



Units

Displays in English (feet, °F, inches of mercury) or metric (meters, °C, millibars)



Operational Temperature Range

0 °F to +122 °F



Water Resistance

Water resistant to 10 feet



Battery

CR2032 lithium; approximately 2 year life



ALTITUDE



Current Altitude

-4,000 feet to over 30,000 feet in 5 foot increments



Maximum Altitude

-4,000 feet to over 30,000 feet in 5 foot increments

(operates in Hike/Alpin mode only)



CLOCK



Time of Day

12 or 24 hour format; to 1 second



Alarm

To 1 minute



Countdown Timer

To 23:59:00



ALPIN/CLIMB



Daily Vertical Feet

To 299,995 feet in 5 foot increments (resettable; accumulates only when turned on)



Total Vertical Feet

To 299,995 feet in 5 foot increments (resettable; accumulates only when turned on)



Current Vertical Ascent Rate

0 to 28,000 feet per hour in 100 foot per hour increments



Maximum Vertical Ascent Rate

0 to 28,000 feet per hour in 100 foot per hour increments; resettable



Average Vertical Ascent Rate

From 0 to 28,000 feet per hour in 1 foot per hour increments over a period up to 18 hours; resettable



SKI/DESCENT OPTION



Current Vertical Descent Rate

From 0 to 7,600 feet per minute in 50 foot per minute increments



Maximum Vertical Descent Rate

From 0 to 7,600 feet per minute in 50 foot per minute increments; resettable



Average Vertical Descent Rate

From 0 to 7,600 feet per minute in 1 foot per minute increments up to 18 hours; resettable



Runs Skied

Up to 199

(Maximum Altitude operates in Hike/Alpin mode only)



WEATHER



Sea Level Barometer

28.84" to 31.00" of mercury with .01 resolution



Barometric Trend

-9.99" to +9.99" of mercury with .01 resolution



Temperature

0 °F to 122 °F in 1° increments



STOPWATCH



Splits

Resolution .05 second to 29:59.95, 1 second 30:00.00 to 23:59:59



Laps

Resolution .05 second to 29:59.95, 1 second 30:00.00 to 23:59:59



Memory

Up to 32 splits

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Reviews

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bbenseUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

I have the earlier version of this watch, and I find it to be one of the most useful navigation tools I own. Regularly calibrated, it's very accurate. It's light, small and the controls are simple, so I use it all the time. I do 99% of my navigation with a topo map and altimeter.



The only real drawbacks to this watch are that it lacks an internal light for nighttime use and the alarm is not loud enough.



Posted Aug 27, 2003 2:38 pm

Larry VUntitled Review

Voted 3/5

Positives:
Valuable features for mountain climbing: altimeter, rate of climb - short term, rate of climb - long term.
Sensitive altimeter - 10 ft. accuracy is real.
Easily readable LCD screen.
Lots of extra functions - about 8 screens in all.
Negatives:
Stopwatch function on my watch was very inaccurate - ~1% error.
Expensive to maintain - mail in with $20+ every two years to change battery and clean.
Not durable. The top two buttons became harder and harder to operate, until they finally quit working altogether. Only wore it four months per year for 8 years.

Would I buy another one? Probably not.
Posted Mar 2, 2004 8:05 pm

MoniUntitled Review

Voted 2/5

While at first I thought this a very neat tool, over time I have become disenchanted with it. Too many buttons and not very durable. Sending it in for a new battery is a pain. Some of the features no longer work.



Give me a reliable idiot proof Thommen every time!
Posted Feb 12, 2005 2:55 pm

OJ Loennekerover ten years

Voted 4/5

I have owned one of these. It's the only Altimeter watch I have ever used,so my findings are only based on using this watch. I seem to like it, but you do have to calibrate it before every trip, which is pretty easy to do.Being that it is a barometric altimeter, your altitude can change as the weather changes, but you can compensate for this with a topo map and a distinguished landmark.

The down side is that you have to send it into Avocet to have the battery replaced every two years. But on the other hand it's only $20 with return shipping included.

Update: Mine died on a recent ski trip, and I sent it in to Avocet. Well, there was moisture inside the watch, and they said the PCB will not fire back up. Oh well. I guess I am n the market for a new watch.
Posted Jan 27, 2010 3:53 am

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