Origo is a brand new company making multi-sensor watches with barometer, altimeter, and digital compass. The watches are available in a multitude of styles. Their size and weight are about the same as similar products, the big differences are that they are (claimed to be) very user-friendly and cost only $150-$200.
The Origo Rendevous Peak multi-sensor watch in black. Several models are available in different formats and finishes.
The features are:
Graphic weather forecasting indicator and temperature function
Barometric trend graph display (past 30 hours)
One-touch direct access altimeter
Altimeter 1 foot resolution
Altitude graph with past 8 hours trend
One-touch direct access digital compass with bearing lock
75 altimeter data memories with date, time and altitude
1/1000 second chronograph with lap and split time
99 lap memories stored in a maximum of 99 runs
2 daily alarms
Soft blue EL backlight
Battery life: Up to 1 year
Water resistance: 50 feet
Specifications and Features
Manufactuer: Origo (www.nagear.com)
MSRP: $150-$200, depending on features
"Origo Multi-Sensor Watches (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)," by Will Rietveld. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364). http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/origo_multi_sensor_watches_orwm06.html, 2006-01-30 03:00:00-07.