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Old 14th December 2008, 21:53   #1
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Hi ,
Is there any Watch/gadget which comes with MSL calculation.I am searching for one ,which is not bhari on pocket. Do give any information if you have.

Another query is ,How these gadgets calculates MSL? Are they using GPS function?Or Is some other option like barometer ?
EDIT: Mean Sea Level definition :
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Mean sea level (MSL) is the average (mean) height of the sea, with reference to a suitable reference surface. Defining the reference level [1], however, involves complex measurement, and accurately determining MSL can prove difficult.
MSL - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Casio pathfinder.
costs 200 dollars and upwards.
they use barometric technology
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Anything from Timex? and thanks ,iceman91
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unfortunately no. there are a couple others but they are more expensive
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Casio ones may be hopefully available in India?
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garmin makes some watches but those are even more expensive
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Do you mean a watch which measures altitude? Mean Sea Level is just a datum above which altitude can be measured, or to which barometers can be adjusted at (to give pressure as if at mean sea level) so as to cancel the effect of your altitude. This is useful for comparing your local current pressure to a map showing isobars.
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Altitude measurement is same as MSL ?Isnt it
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Hi ,
Is there any Watch/gadget which comes with MSL calculation.I am searching for one ,which is not bhari on pocket. Do give any information if you have.
There are several Casio models that have altimeter. Go to shopping.indiatimes.com and check out various models. Cheapest one that seems to offer altimeter is around Rs 10,000/-
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my Tissot T-touch calculates altimeter. is that MSL calculations?
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^I think so.So I think I will ask my sis to bring a watch from usa ,rather than searching here?
I know ,may be I can find such watches for cheap in black.dont want to.
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Casio has a very good range of such watches. All the models in Protrek range have it and the G-shock Riseman model has it. Price range 10000-18000. All altitude calculation are barometric but you have the option of correcting the reference. Some models even track history of altitude changes.

GPS devices are an alternative option and more accurate then barometric measurements. You could buy a bluetooth GPS receiver or data logger starting 4000 and connect to a bluetooth enabled mobile. You can check out Satguide bluetooth receiver.

The cheapest option of course is Google Earth and its free, provided you know where on Google Earth you are!
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my Tissot T-touch calculates altimeter. is that MSL calculations?
yes it is , it give your current altitude from the MSL - Mean Sea Level
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Casio ProTrek - PRG 80YT - Titanium. It has Altimeter+ Barometer, Compass, Thermometer...

Casio ProTrek Black Titanium Triple Sensor 80 PRG80YT-1VDR Casio ProTrek Black Titanium Triple Sensor 80 PRG-80YT-1VDR [PRG-80YT-1VDR] - US$220.00 : Low Price Genuine Watches. Casio, Citizen, Hamilton, DKNY, Emporio Armani, SuperChrono

I am not sure about the accuracy of its Alti-meter, but the watch is built to last(Built like a tank ). And because of it's size, you can use it as a table top Alarm clock
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Altitude measurement is same as MSL ?Isnt it
Only if you happen to be at MSL!

Check for wet feet!
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