[Cdt-l] Suunto: thermometer recommendations for backpacking?

Karl Gottshalk kgottshalk at gmail.com
Mon Oct 28 13:00:40 CDT 2013

FWIW I bought a used Highgear Alitech combo thermometer, altimeter, clock,
and probably more. It clips on my pack, so my body temperature doesn't
affect it. No max/min but it always works when I take it.

On Oct 28, 2013 7:51 AM, "Mike Beaty" <mike_beaty at q.com> wrote:

> "You don't need a Weatherman to tell which way the wind blows" -
> Subterranean Homesick Blues
> For what it's worth, I previously used a Suunto multi-purpose wrist gadget
> and would not recommend it for use as a thermometer.
> I experienced several issues:  led light failure in first months (REI
> cheerfully replaced the watch free of charge); large face and squarish
> corners frequently catch straps when removing pack, straining and breaking
> the watch band pins (I also recall some unkind WWII era barbs about men
> with
> large watches); thermometer failure after three years, displaying only the
> max. reading of 123F.
> I was never satisfied with its pedometer results, running or hiking...even
> Ley Miles are more consistent.  The compass was dysfunctional and easily
> perturbed.  The altimeter was simply silly and cludgy to calibrate, etc.
> My favorite function, and most informative after the time and date, was the
> barometer graph...which frequently brought Ben Franklin to mind (WTF?).
> I'm sorry, but for US $150+, this device should perform and last longer.
> Watching my water bottle,
> Terrapin
> Boise
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