Watches

The Suunto Ambit Knows No Bounds

The Suunto Ambit was announced just a few days ago and is already stirring up the outdoor gear blogosphere. This new watch, slated for sales in March 2012, is going to be a watch like no other. Similar to an ABC Watch, this watch will output altitude, direction, and barometric readings. Unlike most ABC watches, …

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Review: Casio PAW5000-1

An ABC watch is a wrist-worn timepiece that doubles as a science vessel. It has the ability to calculate (read: estimate) the altitude, barometric pressure, and compass headings at the watch’s location. It’s the perfect combination for an outdoorsy geek, like myself. In November, after some ABC research, I decided to buy into the unique …

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What Are ABC Watches?

If you spend a lot of time out of doors, any time with SAR folks, or have ever met an REI employee, you have seen an ABC watch. ABC watches are the big, bulky, hockey pucks that people wear on their wrist that give out Altimeter, Barometer, and Compass readings, or “ABC.” ABC watches are …

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