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Parasport Italia   (4610 Hits)

The Altitron Digital Altimeter offers new functions and has been designed for ease of use. The display has been developed to be easy readable in any kind of lighting condition with the help of a high contrast display and a backlight. The unit is compact and can be used inside the transparent arm pocket of you jumpsuit, in your hand or on your wrist. This unit uses a common type of battery which is easy to find basically anywhere. The Altitron can be configured to show speed or altitude while you are in freefall. When you are using the unit as a speedometer, it will automatically switch to altimeter mode below your selectable breakoff altitude. The unit is also made of thick, shock and scratch resistant glass which offers no optical distortion.

Added: 2001-01-28 | Last Modified: 2012-11-28 | Views: 4610 | Item ID: 149

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Altitron Altimeter 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: liloz, 2015-09-13

I started my AFF course and most of my JMís jumped with a Viso II and suggested that unit to me. I started looking into the altimeters available and the Altitron caught my eye for many reasons.
I LOVE no decimals. The big display is fantastic while in free fall. While on the ground unit is a clock. While in transit up to altitude at about 250' unit turns into altimeter. Have not read any comments about this but it tracks your time to altitude nice added feature. I have the finger mount which I find to be very comfortable and easy to wear and very easy to see during free fall. I really love this unit! I have around 62 jumps with this unit I can only compare it to an Alti 2 but I would not trade this unit for anything else. I wear an Optima II audible and the two are very close to each other while at altitude while coming back down. I have also compared it to the Viso II that are in the aircraft with me. They are all in a couple of feet of each other.
The directions are very difficult to understand. I was on the phone with the person I purchased the unit from and it took her and I almost two hours to figure out how to get the unit to work. Once you get it figured out it is very easy to use all the controls and features.
I have had two failures so far. One time it did not record my jump at all. Another time it had some really messed up information. I had a speed of like 300mph and my exit altitude was 1000í some feet. Not sure what happened. I reset everything and I have jumped fifty more times with no more issues.
I really LOVE the logbook feature. Records I believe up to 300 jumps. At the same time not sure how accurate the deploy altitude is. It seems it is recording deploy altitude as the altitude you get under full or near full canopy not when you actually deploy. Records exit altitude, deploy altitude, free fall time, max free fall speed, Ave. free fall speed, Temperature, time under canopy, and max speed under canopy. It also has an over all history that shows your highest exit altitude, lowest deploy altitude, and max speed. If you have 0 or thousands of jumps you can set unit up to start tracking your jumps.
Over all I would recommend this unit to anyone. My unit takes one AAA battery so no problem finding one. Replacing that battery SUCKS. Wish it were easier to change the mounting system as well. The positives far out way the negatives so far. Again I have I think sixty some jumps with this unit with the two issues. I will always wear a second altimeter whether an audible or a chest mount no matter what unit I am wearing on my wrist. I am not concerned about this unit failing anytime soon. If you are looking at this unit and have questions feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer them for you. Thinking about making a youtube video to help people with setting the unit up so they donít have the troubles I had when I first got it. BLUE SKIES!


easily broken 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: richwilk, 2014-10-11

I work professionally and wanted a digital with better bigger display. I have used 3 Viso's. They last about 2000 jumps however display size is an issue with the 6000' and 5000' altitudes. Viso reliability is excellent. Both of the Altitrons I have used (one was replaced shortly after breaking, broke as a consequence of being dropped onto carpet covered cement floors. They are a nice unit with plenty of potential however the display is very fragile and breaks easily.

Digital Altitron 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: Rivello, 2013-03-22

I bought this Item a few years ago, after 6 months it stopped showing the time when i was on the ground and on the way to altitude, it wasn't working, i would have to hit the middle button when we took off for it to work but altitude was never correct. I sent it back to Para-sport to fix which they did but again im in the usa and they are in Italy, took 2 months to send and receive the item back b/c of customs and mail to Italy, Customer service was good and they provided me with a wrist strap at my request, which was nice. 6 months later i was at altitude and the altimeter stopped working and turned off, 2nd time it happened. the battery should last 2 years due to low energy saver but i dont beleive it was the battery. I contacted Para-sport and they asked me to send it back, i haven't sent it back b/c i want to jump with it again to see if a new battery will correct the issue,if not i'm asking for my money back. i wouldn't recommend this item due to my issues but it could have been just with my unit.

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