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Will altimeter watches like this, being...

Will altimeter watches like this, being that its good to 29,000 or so feet, also be good for use with skydiving/base jumping? I want one for backpacking that can double with my other hobbies. Thanks :)

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I wouldn't use them for this type of activities where you need to have an extreme accuracy. Due to the fact the altimeter is linked to barometric pressure, there is some variances if you don't calibrate it regularly

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I forgot to say that this is not specific to Suunto, but this is the same for almost all outdoor wristop computers

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Some jumpers in the dropzone I go to use this as their altimeters. It's quite accurate I should say. We matched it side by side with manual skydiving altimeters and they match.