SonoAlti Unique In Audible Altimeter Comparison

Bluetooth connection, 64 alarm sounds and unlimited jump logger, are just a few highlights of the SonoAlti that shows off the unique design of the newest audible altimeter at ChutingStar.

Thanks to designer Casey Mongoven of Freefall Data Systems who integrated the Bluetooth connection, you can manage the SonoAlti settings from an app on your phone. Any of 64 alarm sounds can be selected for the 8 total alarms for freefall or canopy flight, and then those alarms can be further adjusted by volume, pitch and tempo.

See this recent in-depth review of the SonoAlti by Skydive Vibes below.

The SonoAlti is one of 8 audible altimeters currently stocked and supported by ChutingStar.

By far the most popular audibles are those manufactured by Larsen & Brusgaard, which include the Solo II, Optima II, Quattro and Protrack II. L&B out of Denmark is well known for its quality altimeters and customer service.

Although most known and used as a visual altimeter, the Alti-2 Atlas is the only dual-use altimeter in that it can be used as a visual or audible. That audible features of the Atlas rival that of L&B and Freefall Data Systems.

The least expensive audible comes from the UK, and is the newest audible of the group: the AON2 Brilliant Pebbles. This audible connects to your computer, tablet or smartphone by App, allowing you to set up to 20 different alarms.

Next up in price and features comes from Parasport Italia with the NeoXs 2. This audible has all the freefall and canopy flight audible basics and more.

And then for those that are dedicated wingsuit flyers or canopy pilots, the FlySight GPS Audible by Bionic Avionics is the only audible to give realtime feedback on your glide ratio, horizontal speed and vertical speed.

So lets take a closer look at all of the features of the 9 top rated skydiving audibles below.

Standard Audibles (Alarms only)

Solo II

  • $290
  • Up to 3 Freefall Alarms
  • 1st/2nd warnings are different pulsating tones
  • 3rd warning is a high pitched siren
  • Water resistant with replaceable filter
  • Replaceable CR2325 batteries
  • Dimensions: 2.16" x 1.57" x .47"
  • Solo II User Manual
  • Solo II ordering at this link!

Brilliant Pebbles

NeoXs 2

  • $225
  • Up to 3 Freefall Alarms
  • Up to 3 Canopy Flight Alarms
  • Alarm volume adjustment option
  • Countdown timer feature
  • Pro Swoop mode (sounds get more frequent closer to ground with flat signal at lowest swoop altitude setting)
  • Water resistant
  • Replaceable CR2032 battery
  • Dimensions: 2" x 1.54" x .39"
  • NeoXs 2 User Manual
  • NeoXs2 ordering at this link!

Optima II

  • $290
  • Up to 3 Freefall Alarms
  • Up to 3 Canopy Flight Alarms
  • Alarm volume and pitch adjustment option
  • Swoop warning bank feature with sequence of beeps to assist entering swoop corridor
  • Water resistant with replaceable filter
  • Replaceable CR2325 batteries
  • Dimensions: 2.16" x 1.57" x .47"
  • Optima II User Manual
  • Optima II ordering at this link!

Quattro

  • $290
  • Up to 4 Freefall Alarms
  • Up to 3 Canopy Flight or Low Speed Alarms
  • Track guide gives pulsating tones between 1st/2nd alarms for help with altitude separation of tracking waves/groups.
  • Alarm volume and pitch adjustment option
  • Water resistant with replaceable filter
  • Replaceable CR2325 batteries
  • Dimensions: 2.16" x 1.57" x .47"
  • Quattro User Manual
  • Quattro ordering at this link!

Logging Audibles (Alarms plus Logging)

SonoAlti

  • $279
  • Bluetooth connection with phone app for settings, data downloads
  • Up to 8 total alarms (freefall and/or canopy flight)
  • 64 Alarm sounds
  • Individual alarm volume, pitch and tempo adjustment options
  • Wingsuit and Swoop modes
  • Speed tracker mode with realtime feedback via beeps based on vertical speed
  • Logs jumps (unlimited number), freefall time and canopy time
  • Altitude and Vertical Speed graphs of last jump
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Long battery life (approximately 200 jumps or 3 months)
  • Dimensions: 2.38" x 1.5" x .48"
  • SonoAlti User Manual & Video
  • SonoAlti ordering at this link!

ProTrack II

  • $362
  • Up to 4 Climb to Altitude Alarms
  • Up to 4 High Speed/Freefall Alarms
  • Up to 4 Low Speed/Canopy Flight Alarms
  • Guide tones option for last 2 Low Speed/Canopy Flight Alarms
  • Alarm volume and pitch adjustment option
  • Electronic logbook storing detailed info on last 200-300 jumps, and logs up to 29,999 total jumps
  • Micro usb connection to computer to combine with logging software applications such as Paralog
  • Replaceable CR2325 batteries
  • Dimensions: 2.52" x 1.73" x .51"
  • ProTrack II User Manual
  • ProTrack ordering at this link!

Atlas

  • $399
  • Visual & Audible altimeter
  • Up to 8 total alarms (freefall and/or canopy flight)
  • Alarms customizable through Paralog or Neptune Maintenance Utility
  • Approach alarms for selected canopy altitudes
  • Canopy flight alarm can be adjusted to high volume that can be heard from wrist if being used as a visual altimeter
  • Logs more than 200 jump profiles and 2500 jump summaries
  • Logs freefall and canopy time
  • Micro usb port for charging and computer connection
  • Available in 4 colors
  • Waterproof to 6 feet for 1 hour
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Dimensions: 2.44" x 1.69" x .47"
  • Atlas User Manual
  • Atlas ordering at this link!

GPS Audible (Alarms, Logging & GPS)

FlySight

  • $199
  • Realtime audible feedback on glide ratio, horizontal speed and vertical speed
  • Earbuds required (no external speaker)
  • Designed for Wingsuit Flyers and Canopy Pilots
  • Mini usb port for charging and computer connection
  • FlySight View utility plots logged jumps based on glide ratio, horizontal speed, vertical speed and/or elevation.
  • Works with Paralog for even more logging details
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Dimensions: 2" x 2" x .6"
  • FlySight User Manual
  • FlySight ordering at this link!

To see more info, read reviews and watch videos on all of the currently available audible altimeters on ChutingStar.com, see the full listings at this link.