Module No. 3452

Setting a Reference Altitude and Taking Relative Altitude Readings

You can use the procedure below to display the differential between a reference altitude and another altitude. This makes it easy to measure the altitude differential between two points while climbing or trekking.

1.Use the contour lines on your map to determine the altitude differential between your current location and your destination.

2.Take an altitude reading of your current location.

3.Hold down (A) for about one second to set your current location’s altitude as the reference altitude.

This makes the altitude differential ±0 m (±0 feet).

4.While comparing the difference between the altitude you found on the map and the altitude differential displayed by the watch, advance towards your destination.

  • When the altitude differential you found on the map is the same as that displayed by the watch, it means you are close to your destination.