Highgear Axis-XT Watch

May 20, 2013
Outside Magazine
Highgear Axis-XT best watches of 2013 summer buyers guide

Highgear Axis-XT    Photo: Inga Hendrickson

BEST FOR: Hiking and Mountaineering

Sick of watches with endless functions hidden inside a labyrinth of menus accessed by too many buttons? Highgear brings back elegant simplicity with three dedicated buttons for altimeter, barometer and thermometer, and compass. While we’re not sure a watch should be counted on for weather forecasting, the altimeter and compass proved reliable. It also stores altitude logs, has timers and alarms, and is water resistant to 160 feet.

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