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misterman14
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Dec 19, 2018
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Excellent watch, kinda crazy that you have to take it off and le it sit for 20-30 minutes to get an accurate temperature reading. On my wrist it always says 84 degrees or something, totally useless feature LOL. It looks and feels great, the light is good and the compass has a nice operating feature. Really designed for orienteering. BTW it is big!
Dec 19, 2018
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Jan 16, 2019
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Not if you understand anything about temperature...
Jan 16, 2019
misterman14
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Jan 16, 2019
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OK, whatever, please explain how you use the temperature feature “on the go”.
Jan 16, 2019
ADVcyclist
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Jan 16, 2019
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Yes, please explain how to get an accurate ambient temperature measurement with the watch secured to a wrist...
Jan 16, 2019
stocklaz
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Jan 16, 2019
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I don’t think there is any possible accurate measurement of temperature if you depend on the sensor on the watch and you insist of wearing it. Our own body temperature will always affect it. And in face the temperature from weather report also measured the figure by a “covered and remote instrument “ to avoid overrated direct sunlight temperature or other possible impact from nearby objects (wall, reflective surface , tree etc). The possible way may only be a smart watch connected with internet so it can get the figure from website.
Jan 16, 2019
ADVcyclist
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Jan 16, 2019
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Fully agree and have been wearing G-Shocks w/ thermometer since they were first launched, oh so many years ago... My request and @misterman14 's was directed to the reply from @Cairnex who seems to have some secreted knowledge about temperature that no one else is privy to.
Jan 16, 2019
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Feb 4, 2019
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Well, I would have thought it was pretty obvious that a small item (low thermal mass) in DIRECT contact with your warm body (large thermal mass, relatively warm constant temperature) would be warmed by said body and thus record a higher than ambient temperature.... it isn't rocket surgery. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_equilibrium
Feb 4, 2019
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Feb 4, 2019
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Ok... So if an item is in physical contact with your body, for any length of time (ie long enough to establish thermal equilibrium) do you think an embedded temperature sensor on said item will read : a. Your body temperature or b. The ambient temperature https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_equilibrium Short version, if you want accurate ambient temperature reading take the watch off for 10 or so minutes.
Feb 4, 2019
ADVcyclist
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Feb 4, 2019
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This is exactly the point of contention we have with a thermometer feature on a watch. @misterman14 said it's a useless feature (and I agree) due to the fact that the wearer must first remove the watch from their wrist, then let it sit/acclimate to ambient for "xx" minutes in a shady spot before receiving an accurate temperature reading. If you're an active individual that's hiking, say, an Alpine region, in the mid-seasons of Fall/Spring, or working on a project/task where you require an accurate ambient temp, it's not always prudent or even convenient to stop and wait those "xx" minutes for the watch to acclimate. For that very reason, I keep a small analog thermometer hanging from a zipper pull on my pack and/or outer shell. Sometimes... technology is not always the best solution. Re: Occam's Razor Your very first reply implied that misterman14 and the rest of us are just ignorant to the whims of Mother Nature and the laws of Physics when it comes to obtaining an accurate temp while wearing said watch...
Feb 4, 2019
misterman14
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Feb 4, 2019
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Well, I’ve moved on, LOL. Have fun out there ADV...!
Feb 4, 2019
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