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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.
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.
- 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.
|Brand||Larsen and Brusgaard|
|Alarm Type||Freefall and canopy alarms|
|Feet or Meters||Settings for Feet and Meters|
|Wearability||Exterior helmet mount available|
|Price View||Price Range|
Excellent audibleThis is great. It takes a little while to get use to navigating it, but once you get it it's crystal clear.
When I use it, I put one some ear plugs. Even the minimum volume is over 110 db which causes hearing damage over time.
Worth every pennyThis was one of the first pieces of gear I purchased after AFF. My coaches highly recommended an audible and L&B seems to be the leader. I love the options on the Optima. The climb alarms and multiple banks for free fall alarms are great. The slow speed alarms are also fantastic when you are still learning to fly a good landing pattern. My only complaint it the navigation is a little confusing at first, but there are plenty of videos online to help. Once it is setup it is very low maintenance.
Great productRecommended by my canopy coach, this audible is awesome overall. Battery is long-lasting, the beeps are very reliable. The freefall options were a game changer for tracking and the Low-speed became incredibly valuable when learning to swoop. The downside is that it would take some time to learn how to set everything up, and the instruction is a bit difficult to follow at first, but not a problem once you get it.
Great audibleI love this. I set it and basically forget it. Batteries last a long time. It is a little on the pricey side but it’s reliable.
My first audibleThis is my first audible, and I absolutely LOVE it! It fits perfectly in my kiss helmet, and its pretty damn accurate!
Another good Product from Larsen & BrusgaardI had a ProTeack before this one. My old ProTrack is from 1999 and still working good so my experience with Larsen & Brusgaard products is very good. I bought the Optima for a replacement for my old ProTrack just I case. I guess it can't last forever but I keep it as a backup. Also I needed low speed altitude for swooping. The Optima is very good - exactly what I expected. The manual could be better though. Not so easy to understand and the menu is not that easy to navigate through either. But you will get used to it sooner or later after spending some time to figure it out
Very RecomendableBeautiful and practice, have a little size for put in all helmets, good volume of sound and easy to set. Very recomendable
A MUST HAVE!!!Awesome unit! Has 3 different tone scenarios: 1) ascending; 2) freefall; 3) slow speed (canopy), each with up to 4 different altitudes. Tones are very loud and pitch-adjustable. Although this unit has tons more options than my Ares digital, the navigation through the menus are a bit more intuitive. Also cheaper than my Ares - well worth the price. A must have for any helmet that can receive a digital alitimeter.
Great audible!This is a great audible altimeter for those wanting to do more in the skies without having to solely rely on a visual altimeter. Easy to use and has a lot of flexible options to create the desired settings for freefly, swooping, etc.
Best audible everI love this audible, I have two.
Never had any problems, warning tones sound when they should.
The canopy tones are also a very useful guide.
L&B just make great products period.