Digital Compasses Review - Best Digital Compass Watches
A compass it is an orientation instrument which allow us to orientate ourselves just using the Earth's magnetic field as a way to indicate the exact direction to the Earth's magnetic poles.
This magnetic tool has been used as a way to determine directions supposedly since the 11th century.
Invented in China in the early 2nd century the compass was then exported to the Western world where it was used mainly as a navigational instrument.
With some innovations through the years the compass it is still used as a very important orientation instrument.
Beside being mostly a navigational instrument the compasses has also been very important to help humankind orientating while looking at the stars (astronomy). Every time we are under the earth and unable to orientate ourselves (mining) and even when constructing buildings.
In a less professional field, compasses has been very useful for lots of sport and leisure activities where orientation is needed.
Even though there are already other more innovative instruments today (like the Global Positioning System - GPS) the compass still appears as a complement of those moderns orientation instruments.
Even though magnetic compasses still keep their great qualities (cheap, durable, easy to carry and not requiring any kind of energy source to functioning), they have been overtook by other type of modern compasses - the digital compass.
With many other functions besides the ability to indicate the North, the digital compasses have another big advantage as they are not influenced by other sources of magnetic fields.
This makes them much more reliable specially when operating them near any kind of electrical power circuits or nearby masses of ferrous metals.
The purpose of this hub is to showcase and describe some of the best hand-held digital compasses available today and to make them available to you as cheap as possible.
This way you can buy a nice watch and a digital compass at the same time.
The fact that this digital compasses watches can always be carried without any difficulty no matter where you are going make them an indispensable tool to have with you all the time.
Timex Digital Compass
Like most other Timex watches the Expedition with
digital compass is a watch that can survive a lot of punishment while
still providing excellent time keeping.
Slightly larger than a basic digital watch, the major feature of this model is the fact that it includes a digital compass that can be set with the declination of your location.
The compass is fairly accurate and provides heading and bearing information.
Compact and full of advance functions, Highgear's Axis watch is not just an ordinary watch.
Highgear Digital Compass
It has a nice fit and feature a digital compass, a barometer, an altimeter and a chronograph.
It is also water resistant.
Specially designed for hikers and trail runners.
It misses a heart monitor.
Ride like the wind with the Nike Lance Armstrong 4 digital watch, which offers a number of powerful sport timing features and an easily readable display to keep you up to date on your progress as you race down the road.
Nike Digital Compass
Very attractive watch with a comfortable band.
Everything works fine except for the altimeter which everybody who used it says it is inaccurate.
Another frequent complain about this digital compass is about its manual - very small and lacking information.
Casio watches are technologically advanced and equipped with functions that meet the requirements of all kinds of sports and all kinds of people.
Casio Digital Compass
Since its beginning in 1974, Casio has always been an innovative company which delivers high quality products.
And there is no exception when we look at all the Casio products that offer digital compass.
This altimeter/compass/wrist heart rate monitor will help you keep track of your outdoor activities and keep your training goals in sight. The AXN500 takes all the features from the AXN500 and adds a compass for directional information.
Polar Digital Compass
May not be the most comfortable digital compass watch but its features work properly.
- Wireless ECG accurate heart rate
- Weight management
In addition to precise, Swiss-manufactured timing features, the Tissot T-Touch also offers an altimeter, compass, thermometer, and barometer for tracking meteorological trends.
Tissot Digital Compass
Solid build and great construction quality as usual on Tissot watches.
The pressure-sensitive glass surface is scratch resistant.
The compass uses the hour and minute hand and is easy to read.
The altimeter and barometer stays accurate if calibrated.
The thermometer uses the bottom plate as sensor, thus is only accurate when the watch is not worn.
Victorinox Swiss Army Digital Compass
Perhaps too expensive for what it offers but no doubt a great digital compass watch.
Excellent construction and materials make this watch a fine piece even though it does not look like it worth almost $600.
- Made in Switzerland with precision Swiss analog quartz movement;
- Titanium case (42 mm) with Case-back Screws;
- Shatter-Resistant, Anti-Reflection Hardened Mineral Crystal;
- Water Resistant to 5 ATM (50 meters/165 feet);
- Digital Compass with desired Heading Memory;
- Rotating Compass Rose Indicating Cardinal Points (N,S,E,W), Intermediate Points (NE, NW, SE, SW) and 360 Degrees in 15-Degree Increments.
Digital Altimeter Watch with Compass
Designed to be versatile enough to wear while hiking the trails or exploring a new city, the XG-55 has sophisticated electronic sensors to measure altitude, direction, barometric pressure, temperature and weather forecast.
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