Closeouts. Head out for adventures of all kinds with Columbia Sportswear's Treeline sport watch. With digital functions that tell you everything from altitude to tide locations, your expeditions just got much more informed.
Reviewed by LTM from Massachusetts on Thursday, December 18, 2014
I needed an altimeter to keep track of my elevation changes when recording them in a journal at the end of the day. I also needed every other setting cause I have no idea what they do and always want to get things that are cool in case I ever need to use them and impress other people.
I got this a few months ago and have tried out the altimeter functionality, compass, alarm, and looked at a few others. The altimeter can be off as much as 10 meters but seems to record change accurately from that base at least. The compass (after calibrating) has given me issues, so I might check it out more, but will be counting on the hand compass I bring more. The alarm is a bit soft, but can wake me at least, and the temp function (has to be off you to get an accurate reading) is convenient.
The buttons are a bit easy to press, especially if trying to wear it with multiple layers for winter hiking; so I will probably end up using it more in the middle seasons. Otherwise, it is a sweet looking piece of machinery and I still like wearing it to work and casually playing around with the functions when I'm bored. Now if only I could remember to check the time on it instead of looking for it on my phone....
Reviewed by ronbannon from Newark, NJ on Thursday, October 16, 2014
I have not used this on the trail yet, so my opinion may change once used. I am mainly concerned with altitude changes when I hike and I think this device will provide me with enough information. It is a bit complicated and the manual has really small type (online version available) that is hard to follow---typical manual. Also has tide information that may be useful to surfers.
Reviewed by Will the Thrill from Virginia on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
The watch is loaded with features. Looks good. Seems to be rugged so far. (just got it) Pretty good price from SierraTradingPost. Only thing I dont like is the temperature accuracy. Even the manual states that the temp will not be accurate when worn. (It picks up your body heat) Maybe there is no real way around that except to minus/guesstimate. Or take off the watch and it will read correctly - if your really needing an accurate temp.