SonoAlti G2 Unique In Audible Comparison

Bluetooth connection, 32 alarm sounds and syncs jumps to a Logbook, are just a few highlights of the SonoAlti G2 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 G2 settings from an app on your phone. Any of 32 alarm sounds can be selected for an unlimited number of alarms for freefall or canopy flight, and then those alarms can be further adjusted by volume, pitch and tempo.

See this overview of the new SonoAlti G2 below, which is now available at ChutingStar at this link.

The SonoAlti G2 is one of 14 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 II is the only dual-use altimeter in that it can be used as a visual or audible. It is the most expensive unit available at $429. But Alti-2 has recently added a line of audible-only altimeters, the Mercury Jade for $239 (freefall alarms only) and Mercury Crimson (freefall + canopy alarms) for $299.

The least expensive audible, at $143, comes from the UK: the AON2 Brilliant Pebbles. This audible connects to your computer, tablet or smartphone by App wirelessly, 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 for those who want LED lights plus audible alarms, go no further than the new ColorAlti G2 from Freefall Data Systems. This unit includes all the features of the SonoAlti G2 plus an LED light system for your helmet for visually warning you of your preset altitudes.

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Freefall Data Systems is also the only audible we carry that has a speaking alert version: SonoAlti 3V. Read more on that truly unique audible below, and see this comparison on all the Freefall Data Systems audibles.

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 top rated skydiving audibles below.

Standard Audibles (Alarms only)

Solo II

  • $246
  • 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

  • $260
  • 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

  • $299
  • 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

  • $299
  • 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!

Mercury Crimson

  • $299
  • 3 Freefall Alarms (more soon with free firmware update)
  • 4 Canopy Alarms
  • Easy-to-use menu
  • Water resistant
  • Settings for Feet or Meters
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Dimensions 1.75" x 1.75" x .375"
  • Mercury Crimson Ordering at this link!

Mercury Jade

  • $239
  • 3 Freefall Alarms
  • Easy-to-use menu
  • Water resistant
  • Settings for Feet or Meters
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Dimensions 1.75" x 1.75" x .375"
  • Mercury Jade ordering at this link!

Logging Audibles (Alarms plus Logging)

SonoAlti G2

  • $309
  • Bluetooth connection with phone app for settings, data downloads
  • Unlimited total alarms (freefall and/or canopy flight)
  • 32 Alarm sounds
  • Individual alarm volume, pitch and tempo adjustment options
  • Freefall alarms can be disabled at a preset altitude for swoopers and wingsuiters
  • Logs jumps (altitude, speed and temperature) for syncing to FDS Logbook
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Long battery life (approximately 250 jumps or 2 months)
  • Dimensions: 2.27" x 1.42" x .47"
  • SonoAlti G2 User Manual & Video
  • SonoAlti G2 ordering at this link!

ProTrack II

  • $373
  • 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 II

  • $429-$439
  • 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 5 colors
  • Waterproof to 6 feet for 1 hour
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Dimensions: 2.44" x 1.69" x .47"
  • Atlas II ordering at this link!

ColorAlti G2

  • $379
  • LED + Audible warnings
  • Bluetooth connection with phone app for settings, data downloads
  • 3 LED light attachment options
  • Unlimited total alarms (freefall and/or canopy flight)
  • 32 Alarm sounds
  • Individual alarm volume, pitch and tempo adjustment options
  • Freefall alarms can be disabled at a preset altitude for swoopers and wingsuiters
  • Logs jumps (altitude, speed and temperature) for syncing to FDS Logbook
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Long battery life (approximately 250 jumps or 2 months)
  • Dimensions: 2.27" x 1.42" x .47"
  • ColorAlti G2 User Manual & Video
  • ColorAlti G2 ordering at this link!

Speaking Audibles

SonoAlti G3 Speaking Audible

SonoAlti G2V Speaking Audible

  • $349
  • Features speaking audible alerts delivered with an earbud jack
  • Plus standard audible alarms available through speaker
  • 115+ Alarm Sounds
  • Unlimited total alarms
  • Bluetooth connection with phone app for setting, data downloads
  • Logs last jump for syncing to FDS Logbook
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Long life battery (8 weeks)
  • SonoAlti G2V User Manual & Video
  • SonoAlti G2V ordering at this link!

GPS Audible (Logging & GPS)

FlySight2

  • $275
  • Next generation improvement over FlySight 1 along with keeping all the original features
  • Realtime audible feedback on glide ratio, horizontal speed and vertical speed
  • Earbuds required (no external speaker)
  • Designed for Wingsuit Flyers and Canopy Pilots
  • USB C port for charging and computer connection
  • More powerful processor with Bluetooth Low Energy radio
  • Improved audio quality
  • Additional sensors (acceleration, rotation, orientation, pressure, humidity, temperature)
  • Water resistant case (IP67)
  • 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
  • The FlySight does not provide traditional altitude alarms, per se. See more info in our listing about this at this link.
  • Dimensions: 2" x 2" x .6"
  • FlySight 2 ordering at this link!

FlySight

  • $229
  • Realtime audible feedback on glide ratio, horizontal speed and vertical speed
  • Earbuds required (no external speaker)
  • The FlySight does not provide traditional altitude alarms, per se. See more info in our listing about this at this link.
  • 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.