The N3 is our most popluar "all-in-one" digital visual and audible altimeter.
These "Factory Seconds" N3 units from Alti-2 are structurally sound and have all the included extras that come with "new" units. These just have minor cosmetic flaws and do not include the N3 packaging box.
The N3 features an anodized aluminum case, rechargeable battery, mini-USB connection, rugged glass lens and is waterproof. The N3 stores 2500 summary logs and 200 detailed logs. It allows you to name your DZ, aircraft and alarm settings. The N3 has 8 selectable alarm groups and allows you to customize your alarm tones and independently set measurement units.
Approach alarms are available under canopy, or you can customize the tone sequences using the companion software. Altitude, speed, and temperature measurement units can be set independently, making the N3 adaptable to the units of measure in use anywhere in the world. It comes with all the accessories needed for a variety of mounting options.
Includes case for wrist or hand mount, wrist and hand mount velcro and USB computer connection cable. Note: Although some photos show a USB Wall Charger with this pacakge, it is no longer included from Alti-2 with new or factory seconds N3 units. A USB Wall Charger is available separately from ChutingStar.com.
Color availability varies. Manufactured by Alti-2 in DeLand, Florida, across the street from ChutingStar-DeLand.
The average lifespan of the N3 battery should be 500 charges or 10 years (based on charging it once a week if needed). You should only charge the battery when it’s near empty; doing so will help ensure the longevity of the battery’s life. If for any reason the battery is not performing as it should and you’re the original owner, the units have a ten year warranty that covers the battery.
Note for night jumps: The N3 is primarily designed to be used as a visual OR audible altimeter. The unit will not support both the backlight and alarms being active at the same time. For safety reasons the alarms are given priority. If you are using the unit as a visual for a night jump, make sure your freefall and canopy alarms are disabled. (If the alarms are not disabled, the backlight will go out during the period that an alarm is sounding).
Add the Paralog Software for expanded download and logging features. Available separately through ChutingStar.com.
- Great Altimeter Review by Tyler
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-Accurate with increments of 10 feet.
-Gives good estimation of time to exit altitude based on climb rate.
-Gives great data on fall rate, freefall time, canopy time, etc.
-Dropzone and aircraft programmable.
-Can change alarms on the go.
-Loud alarms make it easy to hear when wearing on wrist.
-Great audible altimeter.
-Big screen to easily read altitude in freefall and under canopy.
-Saveable settings and able to fine tune on the computer.
-Paralog not included.
-NMU can have a few compatibility issues Windows 7 64-bit.
Overall I am happy that I bought two of these. One was supposed to be for my wife but she decided to quit skydiving so I kept hers as an audible. (Posted on 8/14/13)
- Got the factory second Review by Joshua
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Also it says it will have a cosmetic flaw, I could not find one on my altimeter, looks brand new. (Posted on 7/27/13)
|Alarm Type||Freefall and canopy alarms|
|Data Log||The N3 stores 2500 summary logs and 200 detailed logs. It allows you to name your DZ, aircraft and alarm settings.|
|Downloadable Info||Added software needed, Added software optional, Mac, Windows, Yes|
|Feet or Meters||Settings for Feet and Meters|
|Protective Case Available||Yes|
|Wearability||Exterior helmet mount available, Handmount, Wristmount|
|Night Jump Glow||Yes|