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Monday, April 1, 2013

Tech-watch Geek: My Casio Pathfinder Watch

All ones on the display - 11/11/11.
I've made no secret about how much I love my Casio Pathfinder watch.  Unfortunately, a few weeks ago I noticed that it would not take a compass reading, and then I couldn't get an altimeter reading - with hiking season upon us, I was very worried that I might be losing this very functional tool.

Then over the weekend, the display began to fade and the alarm's happy chirp has changed tones just perceptibly.  I'm guessing this means it's time for a battery change, which we'll take care this week.  I'll probably lose my to altitude records - the highs and lows - so that's the real reason for this post.

I took my highest altimeter reading in Yosemite in 2010 - it recorded the height as 2,315 meters without any adjustment for barometric pressure.  That's just about 7,200 feet - that's one of the photos here.
The scene of my highest altimeter reading.

My lowest reading was -150 meters, taken in Death Valley in 2011.  Again, with no adjustment for barometric pressure, that translates to -465 feet.  Here is a photo I took during that trip.

The scene of my lowest altimeter reading.

Of course, the first photo of the watch in this post was the moment of all ones on the display, taken at 11:11:11 on November 11, 2011.  That was a fun moment - I was very nervous I would miss it.

I'll close today with a link to a page with a nice selection of Casio Pathfinders over on Amazon - in case you might be looking for a referral to there:

Casio Pathfinder Watches On Amazon

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