Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Chatting and General Stuff > General Discussion

General Discussion Must wear red or OD green socks to participate. I can't see your socks, please be honest.


Reply

Would you trust this item....

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-24-2008, 09:03 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 124
Would you trust this item....

CASIO is offering now a series of watches that give the barometric/altitude/temperature and even a compass, to use for your ballistic software?

if you have one, what´s your experience with this watches, do they give accurate data?

way cheaper than a kestrel 300....

please post you experiences..

thanks
Joe
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-24-2008, 09:10 PM
dwm dwm is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 618
Re: Would you trust this item....

Mine broke ...
__________________
doug
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-24-2008, 09:24 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 124
Re: Would you trust this item....

did it gave accurate readings?

Joe
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-24-2008, 10:19 PM
dwm dwm is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 618
Re: Would you trust this item....

Well, it is not totally broken. One or two of the buttons stick and it gets stuck in a funky mode. If I mess with it I can get it to change modes but it is not reliable from that standpoint. It has been running for a couple of years like this and I don't really use it because of that. I suppose I could send it in and see if they will fix it.

I bought it with the same intention that you have. I have an anemometer that only reads wind speed, and not weather related data.

My first goal was to have a compass on my wrist. I had just started hunting the national forest and was using USGS quadrangle maps and my gps as nav aids to explore new hunting areas. Not really needed, but it was (is) fun.

Right now, it says the barometer is 29.80 and falling, the local weather from weather.com says the barometer is 29.84 ...(there is a calibration function and that may help getting the readings to match.) In the five minutes I have been working on this post the barometer reading changed to 29.85.

If I remember right the altitude function is based on a calibrated barometer reading or something like that. Since I live at sea level I never really messed with the altitude function. It is currently reading 15 - 20 feet which is actually really close.

It also dispalys the temperature, it does not have a humidity function.

I did not take it with me when I went elk hunting in Colorado in 2006 because it was not working right then. That's the only real altitude I have seen in a while.

Hope that helps.

It resembles an oversized Casio G-Shock if you know that is.
__________________
doug

Last edited by dwm; 08-24-2008 at 10:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-25-2008, 08:44 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 124
Re: Would you trust this item....

Thanks for your reply..

Think I need the humidity reading also...so maybe I better save enough for a kestrel...

thanks
Joe
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Would you trust this item....
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trust Land roaddog1m Humor 207 12-09-2010 05:17 PM
Government Trust fariswm Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 0 09-26-2010 02:28 PM
What's new in Trust Land? specweldtom Humor 3 07-18-2010 04:04 PM
how far would you trust this rifle mr.big Long Range Hunting & Shooting 26 04-07-2007 05:31 PM
Ballistics beyond 2000 yds : do we need/trust them? Gustavo Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 60 01-31-2007 11:08 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC