Hunter's Gear: This Watch 'Hears' Your Shot

Hunter's Gear: This Watch 'Hears' Your Shot
Traverse Alpha (suunto.com)

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A compass company from Finland thinks Americans looking for hunting gear will want to buy their watch because they put some interesting technology in it.


The Traverse Alpha by Suunto has a built-in accelerometer that detects when you fire your gun.



This is the first time we've ever heard if an accelerometer used in a watch like this.

Your smartphone uses an accelerometer to keep the screen upright. Missiles and spacecraft use them for navigation.


Traverse Alpha (suunto.com)


But watches for hunting and tracking?

No, that's a new one.

But it's also a cool concept, because, combined with other features on the watch and a free online mapping service, you can see exactly what elevation from which you shoot, what time you shot, where on a topo you were and how many yards away from game you were when you took the shot.

Imagine the implications for tracking.

The Traverse Alpha (MSRP $569) also has what you'd hope from a hunting tool: the ability to mark various POIs, a track-back feature, GPS/Glonass, a red backlight that won't dilate pupils, and, oh yeah, it can tell you what time it is.

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