Optima II Audible Altimeter

Optima II Audible Altimeter

Optima II Audible Altimeter
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L&B has listened to skydivers across the globe and has answered the call with OPTIMA II™! The OPTIMA II™ is a more advanced audible altimeter with extremely accurate altitude detection.

OPTIMA II™ is so accurate that it has an added set of warning beeps that can be set for a specific altitude during normal and high speed landing approaches. This feature has been added to aid both swoopers and conservative pilots alike find the “sweet spot” for initiating landing sequences. It is recommended that your eyesight and your experience be the primary source of determining at what altitude to start your landing sequence or pattern approaches.

The OPTIMA™ II is an audible altimeter with freefall alerts, canopy descent warnings and landing guide tones. The canopy descent warnings and landing guide tones allow you to preset warning altitudes for use under canopy and, if desired, to provide timing beeps to help you track your landing pattern. 

The Optima II is now water resistant! The OPTIMA™ II can be set on the ground or in the aircraft, and if the DZ elevation differs from that of the airport.


  • Thin, ergonomic, comfortable curved design

  • Durable rubberized coating

  • LCD for easy- and intuitive operation

  • 3 selectable freefall warning altitudes

  • 1st and 2nd warnings: Different pulsating tones

  • 3rd warning: High pitched siren

  • Choice of 1, 2 or 3 warnings

  • 3 selectable canopy flight warning altitudes

  • Change warning alarm volume

  • Individual freefall & canopy flight volume control settings

  • Four memory banks for custom warning settings

  • SWOOP warning bank featuring unique sequence of beeps to assist entering optimum swoop corridor

  • Seven step warning pitch

  • Easy and quick to set on the ground or in the aircraft and if the DZ elevation differs from that of the airport

  • Feet/Meter selection

  • Altitude selection interval: 10 Ft.

  • VISUAL connection for flashing LED (Special order only)

  • Displays present altitude during climb

  • Built-in clock

  • On/off mode

  • Built-in mounting holes; fits any helmet, inside or outside

  • Actual Dimensions: 2 3/16” x 1 5/8” x 3/8” [56 x 41 x 11 mm]

  • Long lasting, easy to find batteries

  • Larsen & Brusgaard recommends: 2- RENATA CR-2325, 3 Volt batteries

Extra accessories for the Optima II include a Protektor pocket for extra protection, Spare pocket for installing the audible into a Benny or ProTec and spare batteries. The Cookie Fuel helmet also has a custom side plate available to fit the Optima II for access to setting the altimeter from the outside of the helmet.

The manufacturer, Larsen & Brusgaard, is known worldwide for their superior customer service. The Optima II is Manufacturer P/N 205222.

Detail Information

Alarm TypeFreefall and canopy alarms
Battery TypeCR2325
Data Log
Downloadable InfoNo
Feet or MetersSettings for Feet and Meters
FunctionAltimeter only
Protective Case AvailableYes
Replaceable LensNo
Saveable ProfilesYes
Visual PortNo
Water ResistantYes
WearabilityExterior helmet mount available
Night Jump GlowNo


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Customer Reviews 7 item(s)

Awesome Audible
Does what it's supposed to do! I got this one rather than the quatro because my little brain can barely process 3 alarms let alone 4. The low speed alarms work great, though I don't use them religiously I do like that they are there.
Review by Lum / (Posted on 3/10/2016)
Highly recommended!
This thing is awesome. A little confusing at first sorting through all the settings, but pretty quick to understand. Im really happy with the canopy alarms and the ability to alter the tone and volume. Definitely worth the money. It was highly recommended from other jumpers I asked, certainly was not disappointed.
Review by Craig / (Posted on 1/13/2016)
Simple to use and understand
This audible works great. This has been extremely helpful through my progression in my first year. Having just started in the summer of 2015, my biggest concern was correct break off altitude, and setting myself up for a pattern and landing. With the multiple audible alerts both in freefall and under canopy, its a great tool that has helped train me to recognize the sight picture at various altitudes. I believe everyone should have one and of the three I've tried, I like this one the best. The batteries seem to last a good long time and L&B service is amazing. Simple to use and understand.
Review by Jacob / (Posted on 11/18/2015)
good product
Works well not to hard to use and multiple settings its all you really need only thing is the low battery signal comes up fast but my low battery signal has been on for over 500 hundred jumps and still going strong. i think it made it over 800 jumps the last time i replaced it while still saying low batt
Review by Eugene / (Posted on 8/21/2013)
A necessary tool
Jumping without audibles is almost not possible today anymore: whether you're filming, freeflying, formation skydiving or anything else this audible always reminds you when it's time to say goodbye. Very good device, nice to program, very easy to use, extremely accurate and helpful. Made my life a lot easier and safer. The great custumer service just adds to this great device. Would never use any other audible anymore.
Review by Fabius / (Posted on 8/16/2013)
what else do you need?
I recently got my L&B package, that included the OPTIMA II, i started setting it up for my jumps and i found out that is perfect, user friendly, easy to set up, it has a wide range of custom settings for free fall or canopy flight. When i started jumping it i decided not to jump without it anymore, it just made my life easier.
Review by Daniel / (Posted on 7/25/2013)
Accurate when I need it
As an aerial photographer/videographer I cannot afford to miss that point for my team to look at my altimeter (although I do not recommend relying solely on one's audible). The preset decent alarms are never stray from any of my other audible or visual instrumentation. The Optima II has three separate banks to enter audible alarms. Within each bank, they have three different alarms. I no longer have to readjust my alarms if I am shooting a 4-Way RW team on one jump and a freefly jump the next, I just switch between banks. For the jumper still gaining experience with flying their canopy to initiation points, three low-speed canopy alarms are available to assist in teaching. For the competitive swooper, the canopy alarms can be set to enter the perfect swoop corridor for setup all while keeping one's eyes off of their wrist-mounted altimeter and scanning for other traffic.
Review by Randy Swallows / (Posted on 7/19/2013)


Optima II Audible Altimeter