The photographers wet little helper.
I live in Middelburg, which is almost grown together with Vlissingen (Flushing). I actually live less than 5 kilometer from the weather station. Check out the Barometer function. It is spot-on!
The Altimeter function is actually a barometric function. When the barometric pressure is stable, it still fluctuates when you descent or ascent. This is pretty logical, as the barometric pressure is nothing else than the column of air in the atmosphere pressing upon us. The higher in the atmosphere you are, the smaller the column of air. Of course the barometric changes are pretty minimal when you ascent or descent a few meters, but you probably have felt the difference of air pressure in your ears when traveling through the mountains or inside a plane. When you have a very good barometric sensor you can read the relative altitude changes. This means you need to correct for the current air pressure. At a normal day the air pressure does not change a lot, but it can change a lot over a few days. For me setting the Altimeter pretty easy. I live at sea level, which means I can always set my watch to 0 meter. As my country is almost everywhere as flat as a pancake, I can do that almost everywhere here. A big improvement on the Riseman is that the Altitude function on the Rangeman is that good that it can display the altitude in increments of 1 meter, instead of 5 meters. It’s actually pretty accurate.
I checked it by walking up and down the stairs in my house (approximately about 6 meter difference) and the meters changed fluidly up and down. The video above I recorded in an IKEA elevator, by going down one floor (approximately 5 meters). You can see the Altimeter fluidly follow the elevator movement. The altitude changes are shown in both the eye as in the graph. In the small display above the Altimeter, the current time is shown, so you can use this function for a longer time without knowing what time it is. You can use the Altitude function in 2 modes. In the 0’05” mode, the watch measures after three minutes the altitude every 5 seconds for an hour. In the 2’00” mode, the watch measures the Altitude every 2 minutes after three minutes. In both modes the Altitude is read every second for the first three minutes. In 0’05” mode the watch returns to Timekeeping Mode in an hour, while in 2’00” mode, this happens after 12 hours. By short pressing the ADJUST button, you can toggle the upper display format between a graph or the relative Altitude.
Normal Time Keeping
Time Keeping with Barometer Graph
Sunrise/Sunset start animation
Receive (Wave Ceptor)
CompassThe Barometer/Thermometer mode is the only sensor mode that doesn’t show the current time. Instead it shows the current temperature. It’s possible to activate a Barometer Alarm if there are drastic changes in the barometric values, for instance when very bad weather is coming. Handy when you are hiking and want to know when it is better to go to your camp site.
The next mode is pretty cool. I loved the Sunrise and Sunset feature on the old DW-001 Jason and DW-6100. I can’t remember there were actually more recent models who had this feature, although I pretty much like to know these times. I live pretty much to the north of the globe, so the differences between Sunrise and Sunset are pretty big between summer and winter and the further you go north, the bigger the differences are. For a correct reading, you need to input the longitude and latitude in the settings screen of the Time keeping Mode, which should not be a problem if you use your home position. If you live in the city you choose as the Home City, you already have the correct Longitude and Latitude, by the way, but as I live far from Paris and Berlin (my nearest Home Cities), I need to adjust. If I recall right, the DW-6100 did also show the Sunrise and Sunset in the eye, with the current time. The eye acts as a 24 hour dial. Isn’t that just cool? You can scroll through the dates to view Sunset and Sunrise times on a specific date. If you do not press any button, the watch goes into Time Keeping Mode after 2 minutes.
Note: Due to the long exposure times the background of the backlight turned blue. In real it is more dark bluish gray. Hard to photograph that shade. As I pretty much like the blue shine, I left the color as I found them on my camera.
Note: The Eye is now a 24 hour dial. You can see here the sun has just risen.Boersma Juweliers in Monnickendam, which happened one of the first shops in The Netherlands to have this model available. Needles to say I am very happy with my new purchase.
an article in a Dutch science and tech magazine telling the Riseman was the best watch Casio ever made. Well, I’ve got news for you. This G-Shock is even better. I look very much forward to the Lightning Yellow series coming out next month, featuring a very cool yellow Rangeman.
Note: The eye acts as a 24 hour dial in World Time too.