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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.
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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.

Customer Reviews

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good product Review by Eugene
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 (Posted on 8/20/2013)
A necessary tool Review by Fabius
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. (Posted on 8/16/2013)
what else do you need? Review by Daniel
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. (Posted on 7/24/2013)
Accurate when I need it Review by Randy Swallows
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. (Posted on 7/18/2013)

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Additional Info

Manufacturer Larsen and Brusgaard
Alarm Type Freefall and canopy alarms
Analog/Digital Digital
Audible Yes
Battery Type CR2325
Data Log No
Downloadable Info No
Feet or Meters Settings for Feet and Meters
Function Altimeter only
Protective Case Available Yes
Replaceable Lens No
Saveable Profiles Yes
Visual No
Visual Port No
Water Resistant Yes
Wearability Exterior helmet mount available
Night Jump Glow No

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