Altimeter 203


Altimeter 203
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Altimeter 203
Manufacturer Sun
Page By lavaka
Page Type 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 for details.



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lavaka - Aug 30, 2007 9:19 pm - Voted 1/5

Not so accurate
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.

stepho - Jan 12, 2008 5:16 pm - Voted 5/5

Works Fine For weather forecasting
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.

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