I've been watch-less for the last several months. Last winter I was riding up
at USU campus in the snow and assumed that just because I had disc brakes I
could stop on steep snowy hills. Well, when I broke my wrist I wasn't too concerned
that my old mountain biking watch was ripped off my arm. In fact, I didn't notice
it until a day later.
to last week, when my buddy Jason over at feedthehabit
talked me into getting a HighGear Alterra. I've been looking at watches
for awhile. Suunto, Timex, and Nike all have great ones. But what was enticing
about the HighGear Alterra was the feature to price ratio.
Profile - No way near as bulky as the altimeter watches
from the other watch manufacturers.
- It's solid but weighs practically nothing.
Looking - finally, my wrists look awesome!!
- 2,303ft to 30,058, current, accumulated, maximum,
rate of ascent/descent, altitude alarm, altitude log
- So I wore a poncho and galoshes to work yesterday
with blue skies out. The guys were laughing at me
until the storm came in. Need I say more?
- Graphic display with 360º compass bearing.
- Yeah, its still cold here in Logan. I wish this
was a magic thermometer!
Chrono - Input current altitude and base altitude,
start chrono and head down the mountain. Chronometer
auto-stops when you reach base altitude. Calculates
speed of descent.
- Oh yea, it tells time too. Dual timezone, dual alarm,
hourly chime, etc.
- Watches that don't have backlights are wall clocks.
Resistant - 50 meters baby!
- If you get it from most places, $180, which is still
a ton cheaper than comparable watches from Suunto
makes a great watch with the Alterra. It's their newest and best watch for serious
outdoor enthusiasts. If you are looking for a good mountain biking watch. This
is the one for you.
Highgear Alterra Watch
I have a few HighGear Alterra's (brand new). I
can offer a 30-day warranty at a price of $129.95
(and I'll only ship in the US), after that, you'll
need to go through the manufacturer. Buy
Now for $129.95.
Please call before ordering to ensure I still
have them (801-836-2000).