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Altimeter 203
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Altimeter 203

Altimeter 203

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Altimeter 203

Manufacturer: Sun

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Page By: lavaka

Created/Edited: Aug 30, 2007 / Aug 30, 2007

Object ID: 3829

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Product Description

A basic, non-digital altimeter. Available in either feet or meters. Light-weight.


Calibrates easily with turn of the front dial. Also reads absolute pressure in inHg or hPa. 2.6 oz / 74 gram. See http://www.suncompany.net/details.php?ID=17 for details.



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lavakaNot so accurate

Voted 1/5

In my use of this, it hasn't been accurate. I've compared it side-by-side with another non-digital altimeter, as well as with digital and GPS, and it is off. I took it from about 11,000' to 14,000' one morning and it read about 200' to 300' short (which was not due to change in weather, since my friend's altimeter worked fine).

It is lightweight and idiot-proof, but if it's not accurate then it's no use. It's also not super-cheap (it's about $60) given its quality.

Maybe it's noteworthy that REI no longer carries this item.
Posted Aug 30, 2007 9:19 pm

stephoWorks Fine For weather forecasting

Voted 5/5

Its not very accurate for reading altitude, but when it comes to forecasting it is excellent for getting atmospheric pressure. I use a GPS for elevation readings.
Posted Jan 12, 2008 5:16 pm

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