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Best Audible Altimeter?

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So I've pretty much got all of my own gear now except for an audible and a suit. I was wondering what you guys think is the best audible altimeter? Ive got a bonehead minwarp helmet with the extra space for it. And I use an alti 2 on my wrist. I appreciate your feedback! ...Oh and I definitely want it to log my jumps and track my speed!

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I'd say keep an eye out for a used ProTrack. You'll spend less overall and still get a great product with all the legendary L&B service. I bought mine used 5+ years ago and have been very happy with its performance. I was also very happy with the L&B ProDytter I bought used ... till I let it drop out of my helmet while walking back to the hangar. [:/] Of course, the Dytter is just an audible, not a freefall logger, so it wouldn't meet what you're looking for.
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The NeoXs is a great lil' audible, damn near indestructible. And LOUD!
L&B Optima is my fave; I use the HypEye connector to get a light alert as well as the audible alert.
The L&B Solo is terrific if cash is an issue.

If I could only buy one...I'd buy the L&B Optima.

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what about a Skytronic GFX? A friend recommended that and it looks pretty good. Anybody use one?



I have one - It has never let me down .. I use it for my canopy approach heights and ProTrack in my helmet.


Best? Not sure ..... Then both work - both beep at the heights requested.

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John does have a point...visual altimeters are great learning tools, audibles are not.
The OP might wish to consider waiting for a while, using a blend of eyes and traditional alti to learn what altitudes look like before moving to an audible.

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I have an alti 2 that i wear and i love, but jumping more and more with others, I think that it will be pretty useful having an alti. Everyone is always pushing more jumps, which i totally get... but i dont see how it could hurt to have an audible backup as well as my alti 2. Arent 2 heads better than one?

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I’ve previously used ProTrack, Neptune (for a period both together) and now use two L&B Optimas. For normal flying, I’d suggest having one audible - for head-down FreeFlying having two.

I’d go with a L&B OptimaII. My two L&B Optimas are so accurate; when they go off it is like stereo, when I previously used a mix of ProTrack and Neptune they were a little off (also the L&B guys are great if there is ever a problem).

I love gadgets, but agree with the “visual cue” comments above. If your “beeper” ever surprises you during a jump, you’ve lost your altitude awareness and are doing something wrong. If they go off just as you’re already breaking off or pulling, then they’re backing-up which is what they’re meant for.
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John does have a point...visual altimeters are great learning tools, audibles are not.
The OP might wish to consider waiting for a while, using a blend of eyes and traditional alti to learn what altitudes look like before moving to an audible.



I agree... shortly after I got my audible I completely quit looking at my alti, until I'm under canopy, or a quick glance at wave off. I usually wait for my audible but I'm always using the eye to ground visual alti on every jump.

I might get a second alti just cause I like to rely on devices to save my life. ;):DB|
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