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I'm lookin for a good watch to bring out when I go snowboarding. The main feature I want is a themometer, but I'm not sure what kind of range I need. At first I really wanted the gshock rismem watch but then I saw the lowest it can detect is 14, and I know I've seen temps lower than that. Besides that it woulda been the perfect watch. Y'all have any suggestions? One I just found was suunto core, but I'm still looking into that one.
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This could be a dumb statement but, if the watch is able to accurately gauge the tempature wouldn't that mean that your wrist is at ambient tempature. That would seem to be a pretty uncomfortable thing in any temp that you would be curious about.
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I was thinking the same as John. I think the lower you go, the less accurate it will be since your body will be radiating heat around that area. You'd probably better off getting a decent watch, and then a small digital thermometer you can clip to your jacket or something.
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This could be a dumb statement but, if the watch is able to accurately gauge the tempature wouldn't that mean that your wrist is at ambient tempature. That would seem to be a pretty uncomfortable thing in any temp that you would be curious about.

Actually I was planning on wearing the watch on the outside of my glove.
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can i ask why? temperature is important to know before you go out, but once you're out there what's the point? if you're warm, shed a layer...cold, put on a layer. i don't need a thermometer to tell me if i'm warm or cold. plus the majority of mountains post base and summit temps and usually have a thermometer at the top of the lift.

on the other hand, an altimeter watch would be sweet for riding. keep track of elevation, vert traveled, etc. look into it...pretty sweet.
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can i ask why? temperature is important to know before you go out, but once you're out there what's the point? if you're warm, shed a layer...cold, put on a layer. i don't need a thermometer to tell me if i'm warm or cold. plus the majority of mountains post base and summit temps and usually have a thermometer at the top of the lift.

on the other hand, an altimeter watch would be sweet for riding. keep track of elevation, vert traveled, etc. look into it...pretty sweet.
Why? Just out of curiosity really. I'm also in the milirltary and want to use it for other reasons such as cold weather gear ( you can only wear certain gear at certain temperatures). Both of th watches I mentioned have altimeters.
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