View Full Version : High Gear Alti Tech II -- Good Price. Good device?

11-02-2006, 17:07
I've been looking to buy one of these for a while. Normally it's $150 but I found the green one for $109


(sale ends Nov 10th)

and the black one for $114.50


Anyone have anything bad (or good) to say about them before I buy?

11-04-2006, 16:47
Found a review (http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/Electronic%20Devices/Watches/Highgear%20AltiTech%202%20Watch%20Altimeter/Owner%20Review%20by%20Ray%20Estrella/) of it at BGT. I've never used the product, so I can't comment.


11-04-2006, 17:41
They are on eBay. The Black one is $90 including shipping with "BuyItNow".

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Highgear-Altitech-2-Watch-Compass-Altimeter-Alarm_W0QQitemZ110048459010QQihZ001QQcategoryZ3138 7QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The black one is $109 with free shipping on Amazon.com:

11-04-2006, 22:07
These were on steepandcheep.com for about $65 a while back - I tried to jump on it, but while I was checking out they ran out and I lost. This is definitely on my Christmas list though.

11-04-2006, 22:52
had an altitech for years, it is reliable and as accurate as anything anyone is using

11-09-2006, 13:29
JoeHiker and hikerjohnd,

Highgear Alterra Watch - The watch with a built in fun-meter.
is on http://www.steepandcheap.com for the moment. 149 of them.
It looks like it is more feature rich than the one you were looking at and it is only $62.

11-09-2006, 13:48
Thanks refreeman but when i go to that link, all I can see is a camelback, not a watch. I can't see how to browse or anything. Can you tell me where to go to see this thing for that price?

11-09-2006, 14:04
They sold out VERY fast. Its a hot item.
This link will only tell you what it was going for.

Here's the same one on ebay for a little more money
http://cgi.ebay.com/HIGHGEAR-ALTERRA-High-Gear-Watch-BONE-ALTIMETE-NEW_W0QQitemZ140050429256QQihZ004QQcategoryZ10363Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

and here's one on ebay for about the same money but it is orange.
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-160-00-Highgear-Alterra-Watch-NR_W0QQitemZ220047033701QQihZ012QQcategoryZ31387QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

11-09-2006, 16:00
I've been using the AltiTech II for a couple of years and love it. I haven't had any issues so far.

11-15-2006, 13:36

Highgear Aerial Altimeter is on steepandcheap.com. $48.94
Don't confuse the Highgear product with the Highgear Alterra Watch that cost a little more. The Highgear Aerial Altimeter has most of the feature as the Highgear Alterra Watch, but not all of them. Check this link to campair them:


11-15-2006, 13:50

I'd say don't buy the Highgear Aerial Altimeter ($48.94). When the Highgear Alterra Watch is on sale from SAC it costs $62.50. So for just a little more money you will get what you wanted. So you say, well when is The Highgear Alterra Watch gonna be on sale? Well I'm not sure, but I know it will go onsale this month. They have over 1600 in inventory, normally they just have 0 to 15.

Good Luck,

11-16-2006, 17:33
Thanks, I actually did manage to see that altimeter come and go on Steepandcheap before I saw these replies. Unfortunately I didn't buy any because I wanted a compass in whatever I bought as well.

But thanks for the heads up.

11-16-2006, 23:01
for $99.97

11-17-2006, 09:09
Right now Campmor has the Highgear Alterra Watch for $79.97

11-27-2006, 12:29

The Highgear Alterra Watch is on sale from SAC, it costs $61.50. And its not that bright orange color, its color is gray. They have over 400 of them right now... however it is always a popular item..

good luck

hammock engineer
11-27-2006, 22:25
I got one of these. Just what I was looking for. A digital watch/compass/thermometer/barometer/altimeter.

Got to love SAC.

11-28-2006, 10:31
Bagged one of these on S&C a few weeks ago $74 inc s/h works fine except for alarm which chimes way too low had it on for a week thought it was broken when I finally heard it. Alt needs to recalibrated daily. Worth the price your willing to pay.