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gilead1  (D 26)

May 4, 2012, 1:52 AM
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Hi,

I just got my new Suunto Ambit - the new Suunto GPS watch.
It have an altimeter with a big display but like all other Suunto altimeter watches the altimeter refresh rate is once every second, which is too slow for free fall (the watch have a 200-500 feet dealay, compering with VISO)...
BUT - the watch frame ware get update one in a while, I believe it is possible to speed up the altimeter refresh rate so I emailed a request to Suunto software developers.
I think that they will not do it for one request but if they will get 200 requests.....
So please help us to get a real skydiving watch and send a request for faster refresh rate to:
ambit@suunto.com


Good luck :)
Gilead


gilead1  (D 26)

May 9, 2012, 4:53 AM
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Hi guys,
Short update: we do have a chance :)
I got reply from Suunto and they might do it,
All we need now is to build up a market,
I'm pretty sure that Suunto will do it if they will get enough requests to speed up the altimeter refresh rate.
So go ahead guys and send Suunto emails.

Here is my correspondence with SuuntoAmbit customize options

gilead izak
May 4 (5 days ago)

to ambit
Hello,
I do love my Ambit but is an improvements idea:

I would love to have an option to speed up the altimeter refresh rate so it will be more accurate on skydiving, I'm talking about every 1/10 of a second.

Thanks
Gilead

From: ambit@suunto.com
May 8 (1 day ago)

to me
Dear Gilead,

Thank you for your feedback! This will be taken into consideration when we plan the next software updates.

Regards,

The Suunto Ambit team
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Coreefdiver  (D 15287)

May 12, 2012, 8:00 AM
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if they were to do this, I hope they would have it as a mode you could turn on/off.. battery life will probably be seriously effected leaving it on full-time.


ParaHog

May 12, 2012, 7:59 PM
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if they were to do this, I hope they would have it as a mode you could turn on/off.. battery life will probably be seriously effected leaving it on full-time.

And then that produces additional problems.

For one, you have to remember to set it to fast-refresh mode. And if you forget to do that, then the altitude reading is lagging behind, and may cause incorrect higher-than-actual information.

Second, if you forget to turn fast-refresh back off after every jump to preserve the battery, then the battery might go dead on you in the middle of a skydive, giving you no altitude info at all.

Gee, I think I'll just stick with my old-fashioned mechanical altimeter that doesn't have any of these problems, and just always works, no matter what.


(This post was edited by ParaHog on May 12, 2012, 8:03 PM)


mjosparky  (D 5476)

May 13, 2012, 8:53 PM
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If you want to know what time it is buy a watch.if you want to know how high you are buy an altimeter.

Sparky


Hellis

May 13, 2012, 10:49 PM
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Agree.

But I have a Suunto Core that I have made a few skydives with.
And having the Viso right next to it I could compare the altitude.
I did not notice much difference.

And..
Maybe it's just me but 2-500 feet isn't that much.
An analoge can easily "beat" that.
If it would be 2-500 feet off in canopy that would be bad.


DBlank  (D 32564)

May 14, 2012, 11:07 AM
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Agree.

But I have a Suunto Core that I have made a few skydives with.
And having the Viso right next to it I could compare the altitude.
I did not notice much difference.

And..
Maybe it's just me but 2-500 feet isn't that much.
An analoge can easily "beat" that.
If it would be 2-500 feet off in canopy that would be bad.

I would tend to agree, I use a Suunto Vector, works fine, I've had it next to analog ones before, just as good.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

May 14, 2012, 3:35 PM
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I would tend to agree, I use a Suunto Vector, works fine, I've had it next to analog ones before, just as good.

Until its not just as good. Once again style trumps function. Wink

Sparky


gilead1  (D 26)

May 14, 2012, 4:08 PM
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if they were to do this, I hope they would have it as a mode you could turn on/off.. battery life will probably be seriously effected leaving it on full-time.
The bettery is rechargeable :)


JohnRich  (D License)

May 14, 2012, 4:40 PM
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if they were to do this, I hope they would have it as a mode you could turn on/off.. battery life will probably be seriously effected leaving it on full-time.
The bettery is rechargeable :)

Not on the airplane or in freefall.

It's not that the battery can go dead, but rather WHEN the battery can go dead.


gilead1  (D 26)

May 15, 2012, 12:10 AM
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if they were to do this, I hope they would have it as a mode you could turn on/off.. battery life will probably be seriously effected leaving it on full-time.
The bettery is rechargeable :)

Not on the airplane or in freefall.

It's not that the battery can go dead, but rather WHEN the battery can go dead.
It have a battery indicator :)
The watch is a GPS watch and for the time I charge it once after 2 weeks that included a lot of running with the GPS working...


Hellis

May 16, 2012, 1:09 AM
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if they were to do this, I hope they would have it as a mode you could turn on/off.. battery life will probably be seriously effected leaving it on full-time.
The bettery is rechargeable :)

Not on the airplane or in freefall.

It's not that the battery can go dead, but rather WHEN the battery can go dead.

Sure you can Tongue
http://www.treehugger.com/...al-wind-charger.html
Some stickytape and you can attach it to the helmet!


Laugh


stayhigh  (F 111)

May 18, 2012, 7:10 AM
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Vector works perfectly fine.

Except almost everytime when im in linetwist, it wil be on barometer or compase setting.




gilead1  (D 26)

May 19, 2012, 2:33 AM
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Vector works perfectly fine.

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Sure, as long as you don't want it to be accurate in free fall Tongue
Now seriously guys, if everyone will spend one minute to send a mail to Suunto, we might have a real altimeter watch,

Gilead


JohnRich  (D License)

May 20, 2012, 7:53 PM
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if they were to do this, I hope they would have it as a mode you could turn on/off.. battery life will probably be seriously effected leaving it on full-time.
The bettery is rechargeable :)

Not on the airplane or in freefall.

It's not that the battery can go dead, but rather WHEN the battery can go dead.
It have a battery indicator :)

Scenario:

On your previous jump with your gee-whiz altimeter watch the low battery indicator came on. You want to make one more jump before sunset. Do you:
1) Ignore the low battery warning and go ahead and make another jump hoping that the altimeter watch will still work properly, or;
2) Stand down and NOT make that last jump you wanted.

What is your decision?


dragon2  (D 101989)

May 21, 2012, 9:22 AM
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if they were to do this, I hope they would have it as a mode you could turn on/off.. battery life will probably be seriously effected leaving it on full-time.
The bettery is rechargeable :)

Not on the airplane or in freefall.

It's not that the battery can go dead, but rather WHEN the battery can go dead.
It have a battery indicator :)

Scenario:

On your previous jump with your gee-whiz altimeter watch the low battery indicator came on. You want to make one more jump before sunset. Do you:
1) Ignore the low battery warning and go ahead and make another jump hoping that the altimeter watch will still work properly, or;
2) Stand down and NOT make that last jump you wanted.

What is your decision?

Since I've seen a jumper go up for a nightjump with a low batt warning, I know the answer to that one Crazy

(3 seconds of freefall with an alti, the rest of your nightjump without, you're braver than me)


gilead1  (D 26)

May 22, 2012, 4:13 AM
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if they were to do this, I hope they would have it as a mode you could turn on/off.. battery life will probably be seriously effected leaving it on full-time.
The bettery is rechargeable :)

Not on the airplane or in freefall.

It's not that the battery can go dead, but rather WHEN the battery can go dead.
It have a battery indicator :)

Scenario:

On your previous jump with your gee-whiz altimeter watch the low battery indicator came on. You want to make one more jump before sunset. Do you:
1) Ignore the low battery warning and go ahead and make another jump hoping that the altimeter watch will still work properly, or;
2) Stand down and NOT make that last jump you wanted.

What is your decision?

Come on.... so you are against all digital altimeters...???
It is just like the VISO or NEPTUN from the battery aspect.
If you are stupid you will wait until the low battery warning is flashing and then you have to choose... be even more stupid and jump with it or miss a jump....
unlike the VISO, you do not need to replace the battery, if you see that the indicator shows less then 50% on Thursday - charge it and you are happy for the next 2 weeks.

P.S
my answer to your question:
I'm running to my gear bag and grab my old analog alti, never sold it Sly


JohnRich  (D License)

May 22, 2012, 1:06 PM
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Come on.... so you are against all digital altimeters...???
It is just like the VISO or NEPTUN from the battery aspect.

Nope, but there are aspects about them of which jumpers need to be aware. I'm just providing that warning so no one charges off and does something without thinking about it first. Informed and educated purchase decisions are better than purchases made simply because something is "cool".

Another example: a new jumper a few weeks ago noticed after take-off that their digital altimeter was not displaying altitude, but instead was on some kind of timer function, counting upwards in seconds: 1...2...3... and so on. They didn't know how to turn that function off and get it back to altitude.

Know thy gear - read the owner's manual, and play with all the functions on the ground, so that you know how to use it in the air!


(This post was edited by JohnRich on May 22, 2012, 1:09 PM)


PalleNygren  (E License)

Aug 15, 2012, 2:21 AM
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Can anyone that has a Suunto Ambit respond:

Is it possible to use the GPS and altimeter at the same time? My situation is that I would like to read the altitude and at the same time navigate towards a waypoint (or as Suunto calls it, a POI).


dragon2  (D 101989)

Aug 15, 2012, 8:57 AM
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I don't hink so. A colleague (not skydiving0 promised my I could jump his, but haven't yet due to the holidays.

A couple jumpers here jump garmin foretrex 401, this can do both at the same time (and more).


PalleNygren  (E License)

Aug 15, 2012, 11:30 PM
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Does anyone have a photo of what it looks like when the GPS and altimeter are shown at the same time?

Or for that matter, if anyone has a better suggestion for a combined GPS/altimeter. I'm using my Suunto Vector for altimeter today and having a GPS in my pocket for the not-so-good weather conditions. Prefer not to have two separate units considering information overload when doing handcam tandems.

/P


jinlee  (D License)

Aug 16, 2012, 12:19 AM
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Does anyone have a photo of what it looks like

Can't help you there I wear an x-lander Tongue


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dragon2  (D 101989)

Aug 16, 2012, 4:34 AM
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You can have multiple "screens" on the foretrex, see attached
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PalleNygren  (E License)

Aug 16, 2012, 5:28 AM
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Ok, but can one of them show directional arrow towards a waypoint and one of them the current height?


dragon2  (D 101989)

Aug 16, 2012, 5:42 AM
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http://www8.garmin.com/...301_OwnersManual.pdf

See page 15 and down.

You can select a 1, 2, 3 or 4 field layout. You could set elevation, next distance and bearing (I think that's what people are using for spotting) and lots of other options.


gilead1  (D 26)

Aug 16, 2012, 2:22 PM
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Yes you can!!!
you can customise the exercise screens and select what info you want to display.
you can select as many screens as you want for every exercise mode.
for instance you can navigate, see the altitude and the heart rate at the same time.

I'll pots a pic. later

Enjoy
Gilead


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obelixtim  (D 84)

Aug 16, 2012, 2:41 PM
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 Jeez, the old Mark 1 eyeball is becoming more and more redundant. Its amazing how we managed for all those years......

Are they going to build in a proximity warning system to tell you about the impending mid air collision you didn't see coming because you were watching TV at the time?.


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jinlee  (D License)

Aug 16, 2012, 3:18 PM
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With larger groups it doesn't replace the MK1 eyeball, it compensates for the Mark 1 ego which is less reliable.


obelixtim  (D 84)

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With larger groups

It only takes two to tango......


MotherGoose

Aug 17, 2012, 7:32 PM
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Jeez, the old Mark 1 eyeball is becoming more and more redundant. Its amazing how we managed for all those years......

"Back in my day.... blah blah blah, we jumped with umbrellas, these fancy parachutes you kids use are for wussies... blah blah blah".

Obviously the GPS option is more for in-plane and under canopy use. Why do you dinosaurs feel the need to come out of extinction to wag your finger at others. Stay in your cave T-Rex, simmer down. It's a discussion forum.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 17, 2012, 7:52 PM
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Jeez, the old Mark 1 eyeball is becoming more and more redundant. Its amazing how we managed for all those years......

"Back in my day.... blah blah blah, we jumped with umbrellas, these fancy parachutes you kids use are for wussies... blah blah blah".

Obviously the GPS option is more for in-plane and under canopy use. Why do you dinosaurs feel the need to come out of extinction to wag your finger at others. Stay in your cave T-Rex, simmer down. It's a discussion forum.

We do it just to piss you off and it seems to be working. Cool

Sparky


obelixtim  (D 84)

Aug 18, 2012, 1:30 AM
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Jeez, the old Mark 1 eyeball is becoming more and more redundant. Its amazing how we managed for all those years......

"Back in my day.... blah blah blah, we jumped with umbrellas, these fancy parachutes you kids use are for wussies... blah blah blah".

Obviously the GPS option is more for in-plane and under canopy use. Why do you dinosaurs feel the need to come out of extinction to wag your finger at others. Stay in your cave T-Rex, simmer down. It's a discussion forum.

Firstly, it is still my day, and my sky, just as much as yours.

As I pointed out, us old farts have seen ,adopted and adapted to more changes in skydiving than you can shake a stick at.

And as for your second point, I fail to see the point of everyone having to have a GPS in the plane. The pilot usually has the spot programmed into his on board GPS.

And why would you need a GPS under canopy?. You know (well I would hope so) that you are exiting within a mile or so of the DZ. Are you going to get lost or something?. Its not like you are jumping into uncharted territory, or a new country, or the Gobi desert or the white wastes of Antarctica.

And no, I'd prefer NOT to be run over by some tool busy looking at his gadgets under canopy rather than keeping his eyes out for other traffic in the pattern.

One day you'll be on jumprun when they turn the satellites off, and you'll end up riding down in the plane because its too dangerous to jump without your GPS.

Give me a break.

Edited to add.

I'm getting a bit sick of know nothing whizz kids telling all the old farts to shut up. We've been at the forefront (and sttill are) of developing the systems you enjoy today.

You need to earn the right before you start slagging off the people with experience. They've done stuff you can only dream about.

We dinosaurs didn't become dinosaurs by being stupid.

Technology is all well and good, its our generation that developed and invented most of it, but there is a point where over reliance on technology begins to compromise safety, and through our long experience, we know when its time to pipe up and sound a few warnings. Surprisingly enough, this may even benefit you....

And yes its a discussion forum. Take your own advice and contribute something useful, rather than putting down others.


(This post was edited by obelixtim on Aug 18, 2012, 1:43 AM)


MotherGoose

Aug 18, 2012, 8:25 PM
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Exactly what did your diatribe contribute to "Suunto Ambit for Skydiving"? Go start a thread in bonfire called "waa waa waa nobody ever listens to me even though I invented skydiving". In that thread, you have every right to hop onto your pulpit and lament the future of skydiving in the ungrateful hands of thankless pukes like me. In this thread you are doing nothing but embarrassing yourself by changing the subject completely.

In all actuality, you sir are the one putting down others with your snarky sarcasm and cynical response.

I don't even know the OP and I sure as hell don't jump a GPS, but I was interested enough in the topic to read and learn. I didn't come on here and flame a guy for his choice in technology while skydiving. That's rude my friend, deal with it.


MotherGoose

Aug 18, 2012, 8:30 PM
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And here is a special gift from me to you.
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obelixtim  (D 84)

Aug 19, 2012, 1:55 AM
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Exactly what did your diatribe contribute to "Suunto Ambit for Skydiving"? Go start a thread in bonfire called "waa waa waa nobody ever listens to me even though I invented skydiving". In that thread, you have every right to hop onto your pulpit and lament the future of skydiving in the ungrateful hands of thankless pukes like me. In this thread you are doing nothing but embarrassing yourself by changing the subject completely.

In all actuality, you sir are the one putting down others with your snarky sarcasm and cynical response.

I don't even know the OP and I sure as hell don't jump a GPS, but I was interested enough in the topic to read and learn. I didn't come on here and flame a guy for his choice in technology while skydiving. That's rude my friend, deal with it.

Fair enough.

Now a serious question. Can you give me some good reasons why a GPS is necessary for skydiving?. There is one used for the pilot for spotting, no problem with that. I'd like some other reasons why you'd need one.

Because here is one reason why not.

With a number of fatalities over the last few years involving canopy collisions, do you really think its a good idea to be checking waypoints on a GPS under canopy, rather than keeping your eyes skinned for other traffic in the sky?.

Is it really a necessity?.

I use a GPS, but its for things like marking good fishing spots out in the ocean, or perhaps when hunting or trail bike riding.

Some people who can't read a map need one in their car. Fine.

I fail to see how carrying a GPS contributes to a safer skydive, and something that compromises safety is counterproductive.

Thats my opinion, anyway. You don't have to like it, but if you are ever skydiving with me, I'd appreciate it if you keep your eyes open for traffic.


(This post was edited by obelixtim on Aug 19, 2012, 2:16 AM)


MotherGoose

Aug 19, 2012, 6:41 PM
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I am happy to engage in a thoughtful discussion about the use of GPS in skydiving. From my experience, I don't know anyone using GPS during a skydive - seems asinine. If you are open under your canopy and you glance over at your fancy alti-watch that ALSO has an arrow pointing to a pre-set waypoint (dz), then I can see how that can be a bonus feature. Perhaps in the plane on jump run for the cessna dropzones without pilot GPS, this can also be a useful tool.

ANYONE STARING AT THEIR WRIST FOR MORE THAN 3 SECONDS DURING ANY PART OF A SKYDIVE NEEDS TO GET KICKED IN THE ASS. I think we can all agree on that one.

SIDENOTE : This weekend I was asked to verify someone's analog altimeter because it was "acting up". I jumped it with my Suunto Vector and there was in fact about 400 feet lag by the time we got to altitude. Verified by all altimeters on board. My first analog altimeter also stopped working one day without explanation. Personally, I'll stick with a Vector any day, either that or a VISO. They both work great for freefall.


dragon2  (D 101989)

Aug 19, 2012, 10:37 PM
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I know a couple jumpers who use it for spotting. Be it for a demo jump, an overcast day or simply sitting away from the door with the last tandem, keeping an eye on the spot is easier that way.

I don't think anyone of these actually uses the gps under canopy, except the CRW jumpers (often they jump from 12k here).

After the jump, wingsuiters can read out the gps track, seems to be common these days.

Anyway, I don't think there is any reason to fear jumpers using the GPS as a navigation aid under canopy in a regular jumprun.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 20, 2012, 12:59 AM
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And here is a special gift from me to you.

It seems to me that the picture fits you best. You are the one that came on the net all huffing and puffing.
As I posted before, it got removed, there doesnt seem to be much room in your world for anything by your opinion. That is a good way to miss something important. Crazy

Sparky


MotherGoose

Aug 20, 2012, 6:08 AM
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That's enough out of you, ya big ol' fart. We're done, we moved on and we're talking about altimeters and GPS's again. Catch up, we'll wait for you.

Digital wrist altimeters work great and are just as reliable as analog altimeters. GPS functions are useful for post-jump analysis and sometimes for spotting.

There, you're all caught up now dad.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 20, 2012, 8:02 AM
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That's enough out of you, ya big ol' fart. We're done, we moved on and we're talking about altimeters and GPS's again. Catch up, we'll wait for you.

Digital wrist altimeters work great and are just as reliable as analog altimeters. GPS functions are useful for post-jump analysis and sometimes for spotting.

There, you're all caught up now dad.

Refer to my last post. I've been ahead of you your whole life.

Sparky


gilead1  (D 26)

Aug 21, 2012, 7:26 AM
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The GPS is for running and cycling!!!
On a track dive or a wingsuit it is nice to use the GPS only to record the jump and see it later on the computer.... not during the jump or canopy flight.


roostnureye  (D 32166)

Aug 21, 2012, 12:24 PM
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The GPS is for running and cycling!!!
On a track dive or a wingsuit it is nice to use the GPS only to record the jump and see it later on the computer.... not during the jump or canopy flight.

actually if you are wingsuiting on your back it would be nice to have a visual indicator just in case you go off your intended flight path. that way you would know which way the dz is without having flip over to see your reference.


yakirtosh

Aug 22, 2012, 7:03 PM
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I've had a few skydiving altimeters and nothing beats my Suunto Core. I happen to have the 'military' edition all black.

I used to have an analog altimeter along with my Suunto Core to check the precision. The Suunto is spot on precise and the all black military edition is even protected against blinding sun rays, i dont know how else to say it, but even if the sun shines directly on it you'll still see the digits clearly.

What im trying to tell u guys is, get it! It's an amazing watch

Cheers! :-)
yako


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 23, 2012, 1:31 AM
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I've had a few skydiving altimeters and nothing beats my Suunto Core. I happen to have the 'military' edition all black.

I used to have an analog altimeter along with my Suunto Core to check the precision. The Suunto is spot on precise and the all black military edition is even protected against blinding sun rays, i dont know how else to say it, but even if the sun shines directly on it you'll still see the digits clearly.

What im trying to tell u guys is, get it! It's an amazing watch

Cheers! :-)
yako

Are you saying that it is easier to read the dial on your Suunto, 34mm than it is to read the dial on an Altimaster III, 63 mm, or an Altimaster II at 70 mm?
That seems a little hard to believe.

Sparky

http://i397.photobucket.com/...Skydiving/Suunto.jpg

http://i397.photobucket.com/...ng/AltimasterIII.gif

http://i397.photobucket.com/...kydiving/Alti-II.jpg

Where did you get the "military edition" from?


MotherGoose

Aug 23, 2012, 4:57 AM
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You have an impeccable talent for manipulating the words of others.

You really should take the time to ACTUALLY READ people's posts and not just focus on gassing up your flame-thrower as soon someone types something.

He used an analog altimeter to verify the accuracy of his digital altimeter. At no point in time does he mention a comparison between the two. At no point in time does he say that analog altimeters are no good. He is simply adding his experience that digital altimeters are a great alternative to the analog altimeters.

Once again old man, I got your back. I'll be here for your translating needs.Wink


yakirtosh

Aug 23, 2012, 4:09 PM
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well, like mothergoose said, i wasnt comparing it other altimeters, but since the wrist watch altimeter creates less drag, is much lighter, way more comfortable and just as accurate as an analog altimeter, then i can definitely recommend it to skydivers with 200+ jumps.

i really like the audibles as well but they are bulky just like the analogs. personally i enjoy skydiving the most when i strip myself down to the minimum, and dont get me wrong, im not flying without pants ;p haha, but sometimes i jump with shorts only! and swoop a beach. the feeling of having just a comfortable v3 rig and no helmet is just amazing .... sorry just felt like sharing this ;))

cheers guys, blue skies!
yako


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 23, 2012, 6:44 PM
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You have an impeccable talent for manipulating the words of others.

You really should take the time to ACTUALLY READ people's posts and not just focus on gassing up your flame-thrower as soon someone types something.

He used an analog altimeter to verify the accuracy of his digital altimeter. At no point in time does he mention a comparison between the two. At no point in time does he say that analog altimeters are no good. He is simply adding his experience that digital altimeters are a great alternative to the analog altimeters.

Once again old man, I got your back. I'll be here for your translating needs.Wink

Read both posts and try to understand what is being said. You are in way over your head.

Sparky


mchamp  (D 32129)

Sep 7, 2012, 12:47 AM
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Yes you can!!!
you can customise the exercise screens and select what info you want to display.
you can select as many screens as you want for every exercise mode.
for instance you can navigate, see the altitude and the heart rate at the same time.

I'll pots a pic. later

Enjoy
Gilead

1 month later guess you forgot haha. Could you still post the navigate/altitude/heart rate picture? Many thanks!

Trying to decide between Suunto Ambit and Garmin Fenix


(This post was edited by mchamp on Sep 7, 2012, 12:50 AM)


baRRRpirate  (B License)

Dec 26, 2013, 5:31 AM
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mjosparky wrote:
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I would tend to agree, I use a Suunto Vector, works fine, I've had it next to analog ones before, just as good.

Until its not just as good. Once again style trumps function. Wink

Sparky

I use a Visio, with a Optima II and my Pathfinder as a backupif all three batteries die, I have my good ol' eyeballs (which suck ass because I'm new) that will take me to the landing where I will inevitably fuck it up regardless of what I think or know my altitude is. Skydiving kicks ass

Seriously though, I think watches are a good idea for backups, and things with batteries aren't as scary as they seem. Its up to people to be big boys and girls and change the batteries when needed. If you can't do that, then I guess chalk it up to natural selection.


baRRRpirate  (B License)

Dec 26, 2013, 5:33 AM
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And I just realized this thread was over a year old.
I'm a dumbass.


mcordell

Dec 26, 2013, 5:41 AM
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