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Incorrect altitude changes

First, I am aware of the changes in barometric pressure affecting the altitude readout. That's how the altitude is calculated in these watches. However, after a year of satisfactory use with very accurate altitude reading (I usually calibrate the altitude measurement at a trailhead or when I'm at a summit) this watch no longer works. I get an altitude change of around 200 feet or so for a real altitude change of around 400'. I may get a change of 1/2 the actual change in elevation. Very frustrating. I was going to trash it but I couldn't understand why the altitude readings are so far off when the barametric pressure readings are accurate? And they are VERY accurate! I've changed the battery - no difference. Also, the graph no longer functions for altitude. I guess you get what you pay for but I feel let down by this watch. Any help?

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Re: Incorrect altitude changes

Here is the link to the user manual for this watch if you need it; page 12 gives you all the contact details for lacrosse. I couldnt find the info online to be sure, but some of these watches do have a separate pressure sensor for altitude and barometric pressure, and sometimes the path to one could get blocked or it could become faulty. I would contact la crosse and find a dealer to get the watch serviced, you could probably do it yourself but you need to get replacement seals from them anyway (these are important). ask them to check if the sensor is clogged, it happens sometimes. Hope this helps :)

Posted on Apr 14, 2007

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