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

Brian Dickson briansolar1 at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Oct 28 16:11:19 CDT 2013


I like the look of this one --cheap at uk £23 - $30 and only 20g 0.7oz. It does max/min too. Maybe not as sexy as the technical watches but I think I might just risk it!

On Monday, 28 October 2013, 19:07, Karl Gottshalk <kgottshalk at gmail.com> wrote:
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,
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