Up until late last season, I had two thermometers in my paddling gear arsenal. One is stuck to my paddle, which is awesome for immediate feedback, but limited to a minimum of 10°C (50°F). The other was attached to my PFD zipper and was a small plastic triangle with a glass thermometer inside it. It has proved to not be up to the task, and ended up with the fluid all over the place in the vial - possibly cracked somewhere inside.
So, I got to thinking “where would a find a small, durable, accurate, waterproof thermometer?” And you already know what I started thinking after that because I gave it away in the subject already.
Now, do you think it would be easy to find a simple, reasonably-priced waterproof wrist watch with a thermometer? If you do maybe you can point me in the right direction, 'cause I’m having a heck of a time finding something that fits my criteria.
The important features I’m looking for are:
- Tells time and date
- Compact and light
- Waterproof IPX8 or better
- Buttons are difficult to press accidentally
- Price less than $50 CAD (approx $38 USD)
…And yes, a thermometer. One that works in at least the temperature range I’m likely to be outside in, so like -25°C (-13°F) to +40°C (104°F) [+/- 1°C]. Anything outside of that range can simply be called really freakin’ hot or really freakin’ cold.
Features nice to have, and I may consider a more expensive model with these:
So, am I dreaming or does this “simple” watch exist? Alternatively, is there a small, durable and accurate thermometer that you could recommend?