Summit Watch


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Summit Watch
Manufacturer HighGear
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Page Type Jan 17, 2005 / Jan 17, 2005
Object ID 1159
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* Digital altimeter
* Working range from -2296 ft. (-700m) to 29,500 ft. (9000m)
* Stores 20 altimeter data readings with altitude, time, and date
* User option for feet or meters
* Reads in 1ft(1m) increments
* Accumulated and maximum altitude reading


* Digital barometer
* Resolution 1mbar with working range from 300 mbar to 1100 mbar
* Sea level barometer reading
* Bar chart for barometric trend for the past 24 hours
* Barometer pressure updated every minute
* Weather forecast


* Digital compass
* Resolution 1 degree with 16 direction pointers
* Adjustable declination
* Displays bearing in degrees and cardinal points
* User option for single or continuous reading


* Digital thermometer
0.1-degree resolution
Working range from –4F (-20C) to 158F(70C)
User option for Celsius or Fahrenheit


* Time with hour, minute, second, month, date, and weekday
* User option for 12/24-hour format
* 2 time zones
* Auto calendar from 2000 to 2049


* 2 daily alarms and hourly chime signal
* 20 second alarm sound at alarm time


* 1/100-second-resolution chronograph with 24 hour working range
* Chronograph with lap/split time measurement
* 50-lap memory capacity in a maximum of 20 runs
* Each run stores the run number, month, day, lap number, lap split, time and average lap time


* 3 second EL backlight

Water Resistant

30 meters

* Requires One CR2032 battery
* Diameter of Lens 1 3/8”


Viewing: 1-3 of 3 - Jan 19, 2005 1:42 pm - Voted 4/5

Untitled Review
This is the first altimeter I've owned so far but not the last. I like all the functions in the watch and it looks big and impressive on the arm. However the fit on the arm isn't all that good because the wristband isn't as flexible as Suunto's or a normal watch. You canät lay it out flat because of the wristband. Would have been nice with a heart rate monitor as well...

Besides this I think it's an awesome watch/altimeter and I will keep it until and after I buy myself a Suunto X9.

slowpoke - Jan 20, 2007 3:29 am - Hasn't voted

Don't waste your money on the Axis, mine crapped out after an unusual humid day in the Rockies. The Summit is of much better build quality and in an entirely different class. The buttons are easy to use with gloves and the interface is easy to learn and use. Has everything you need minus the heart rate monitor, but hey, you know when you're working hard already.

rkymtn - Sep 11, 2007 12:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Not so great
My watch held up for about 9 months before the altimeter and compass stopped working (no, it wasn’t the battery). The last straw was when one of the plastic pieces that anchors the band to the watch broke off. Immediately after that, the watch stopped altogether. That was my sign to buy a Suunto Vector. I have no complaints on the replacement and should have bought it in the first place.

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