instruction manual

instruction manual
THE GUIDE
ALTITUDE - BAROMETER - COMPASS
The Guide is a premium, multi-sensor digital movement
surrounded by a 48mm 316L surgical-grade stainless
steel case with an ultra, scratch-resistant K1 crystal. The
movement features an instant Altitude read out along
with an elevation-gain graph. The Barometer is ready
to alert you if your summit attempt is a poor decision
with the storm warning indicator. The digital compass,
when paired with the bi-directional rotating bezel, will
hold your bearing for quick reference. The custom strap
is 22mm wide polyurethane featuring the patent-pending,
modified OKTOLOCK system and a 316L surgicalgrade, stainless steel buckle. All case, strap and buckle
connection points utilize screw-down, stainless steel
parts for added durability. Finally the 10 ATM water
resistance means the Guide can withstand the elemental
forces that can occur during river crossings or highalpine thunderstorms.
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SPECIFICATIONS
TABL
CASE: 48MM WIDE 316L STAINLESS STEEL CASE
BAND: 22MM WIDE PU WITH THROUGH BOLTS
BUCKLE: THROUGH BOLT 316L STAINLESS STEEL
CRYSTAL: K1 MINERAL CRYSTAL
MOVEMENT: DIGITAL ALTITUDE BAROMETER COMPASS
WATER RESISTANCE: 10 ATM / 100 METERS
WRIST: MEDIUM
OTHER:
ALTIMETER
BAROMETER WITH WEATHER FORECAST
DIGITAL COMPASS / BEARING READ OUT
ROTATING TOP RING FOR BEARING DIGITAL THERMOMETER
TIME, ALARM, AND DATE FUNCTIONS
28 CITY / WORLD TIME AND DST
24 HOUR STOPWATCH
PROGRAMMABLE 100 HOUR COUNTDOWN
ADJUSTABLE LCD CONTRAST
EL BACKLIGHT
MODIFIED OKTOLOCK SYSTEM
USER ACCESSIBLE BATTERY HATCH
10 ATM / 100 METERS
CUSTOM PACKAGING
CUSTOM TITANIUM SURVIVAL WHISTLE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
6..................... Diagram of buttons and functions
7.....................Time Setting
9.................... Alarm Setting
11................... Stopwatch
12.................. Countdown Timer
13...................Worldtime
14...................Barometer
17...................Altimeter
20.................. Compass
22.................. Notes
28...................Warranty Information
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DIAGRAM OF BUTTONS AND FUNCTIONS
LIGHT BUTTON
HOLD TO SET
BAROMETER BUTTON
INCREASE ( + )
COMPASS BUTTON
MODE BUTTON
ADVANCE
ALTIMETER BUTTON
DECREASE ( - )
Light button: In all modes and functions press and hold the light
button to set the mode.
Compass button: Accesses the COMPASS from TIME mode.
Mode button: Changes modes from TIME mode.
Barometer Button: Accesses the BAROMETER from TIME mode,
hold to change units in BAROMETER mode and increase value
during setting.
Altimeter Button: Accesses the ALTIMETER from TIME mode,
hold to change units in ALTIMETER mode and decrease value during
setting.
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TIME SETTING
1- In TIME mode, press and hold Light button for 5 seconds
to enter TIME setting mode. Press the light button at any
time during the setting process to exit.
2- Select your nearest city by using the Barometer and
Altimeter buttons to cycle through the list of cities, this
will affect the World Time function. Press Mode button to
advance to the next setting.
3- Day Light Savings (DST): Use the Barometer and Altimeter buttons to select whether DST is on or off. Press Mode
to advance to next setting.
4- Seconds: Set the seconds to Zero with either the Barometer or Altimeter buttons. Press Mode to advance.
5- Hours: Use the Barometer to add hours and Altimeter to
subtract hours. Press Mode to advance.
6- Minutes: Use the Barometer to add hours and Altimeter
to subtract hours. Press Mode to advance.
7- Year: Use the Barometer to add and Altimeter to subtract.
Press Mode to advance.
8- Month: Use the Barometer to add and Altimeter to
subtract.
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TIME SETTING continued
9- Day: Use the Barometer to add and Altimeter to subtract.
Press Mode to advance.
10- 12H or 24H clock: Use the Barometer and Altimeter
buttons to select 12H clock or 24H clock. Press Mode to
advance.
11- LIGHT (LCD contrast): use the Barometer button to decrease the contrast and use the Altimeter button to increase
the contrast.
12-Press the Light button to exit or press Mode to restart at
step 2.
* If no buttons are pressed after 60 seconds, the Guide will
automatically exit the setting mode.
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ALARM SETTING
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When viewing TIME mode, press Mode button once to enter
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Once in ALARM mode SIG will be displayed. You can select
whether or not you would like the hourly chime to be on or off.
Press the Barometer button to activate/deactivate the function.
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Press Altimeter to cycle through 5 alarms. The first alarm
“ALA” is a daily alarm. The next four alarms (A2A, A3A,
A4A, A5A) can be set for specific dates.
*The first alarm titled “Alarm” will repeat daily if activated.
Press and hold the Light button for 2 seconds to enter the
setting mode.
- Hours: Select using the Barometer/Altimeter buttons to
increase or decrease the hours. *if in 12H mode, AM/PM will
be displayed to the left of the hours.
- Press Mode to advance.
- Minutes: Select using the Barometer/Altimeter buttons to
increase or decrease the minutes.
- Press Light button to exit.
- To activate the alarm, press the Barometer button once to
activate (bell icon will appear), press it twice to activate the
SNZ feature (bell and SNZ icon will appear), or press it three
times to turn it off.
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ALARM SETTING
The next four alarms (A2A, A3A, A4A, A5A) can be set for
specific dates if activated. Press and hold the Light button for 2
seconds to enter the setting mode.
- Month: Select using the Barometer/Altimeter buttons to
increase or decrease the month.
- Press Mode to advance.
- Day: select using the Barometer/Altimeter buttons to increase
or decrease the days.
- Hours: Select using the Barometer/Altimeter buttons to
increase or decrease the hours. *if in 12H mode, AM/PM will
be displayed to the left of the hours.
- Press Mode to advance
- Minutes: Select using the Barometer/Altitude buttons to
increase or decrease the minutes.
- Press Light to exit.
- To activate the alarm, press the Barometer button once to
activate (bell icon will appear), press it twice to deactivate. On
alarms A2A, A3A, A4A, A5A the SNZ feature is not available.
- Use the Altimeter button to advance to the next alarm A2AA3A - A4A - A5A
*Note: If you want an alarm to ring daily during a specific
month: set the month and leave the day blank “---“
*Note: If you want an alarm to ring on a specific day of the
month every month: leave the month blank “---“ but set the
day.
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STOPWATCH can time up to 23 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds. It can record up to 99 laps.
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To use:
- Enter the STOPWATCH mode by pressing the Mode button
2 times
- Use the Barometer button to start and stop the timer.
- To record laps, press the Altimeter button while the timer is
running
- To access the lap data, stop the timer, press and hold the Light
button for 2 seconds. To view the lap data, use the Barometer
and Altimeter buttons to cycle through your recorded laps, up
to 99.
- Press and hold the Light button for 2 seconds to exit the lap
view mode.
- Press the Altimeter button to reset the stopwatch.
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COUNTDOWN TIMER
The TIMER can count down from 99 hours, 59 minutes, 59
seconds.
Alarm will sound for 30 seconds at the end of the countdown.
2 modes available, countdown/repeat & countdown/countup
- Enter the TIMER mode by pressing the Mode button 3 times.
- Set the time you would like to count down from by pressing
and holding the Light button.
- Hours: Use the Barometer and Altimeter buttons to select the
number of hours.
- Press Mode to advance.
- Minutes: Use the Barometer and Altimeter buttons to select
the number of minutes.
- Press Mode to advance.
- Seconds: Use the Barometer and Altimeter buttons to select
the number of seconds.
- Press Mode to advance.
- Select the TIMER mode you would like (countdown/repeat or
countdown/countup) using the Barometer or Altimeter buttons.
- Press the Light button to exit.
- To start/stop the countdown, use the Barometer button.
- To reset the countdown, press the Altimeter button.
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WORLDTIME
Select from 28 cities around the Globe.
- Enter the WORLDTIME mode by pressing the Mode button
4 times.
- Select from 28 cities with the Barometer and Altimeter
buttons.
- Turn DST on or off per city by holding the light button for 5
seconds when you are viewing the desired city.
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BAROMETER
To enter BAROMETER mode (air pressure measurement),
press the Barometer button when in TIME mode. Once in
BAROMETER mode, you will see the Weather Forecast icon,
the Temperature, and the Air Pressure.
*NOTE: The Guide is shipped with a Factory default mode
and needs to be adjusted in order to display your air pressure
accurately. For an accurate Altimeter reading, the Air pressure
must be accurate as well.
To adjust the display of the BAROMETER units:
- To alternate between °C - hpa/mb> °C – Inhg> °F - hpa/mb>
°F – Inhg, press and hold the Barometer button until you reach
your preferred combination of Temperature and Air Pressure
units.
To Calibrate the BAROMETER:
There are 3 different modes to calibrate the barometer; TEMP
(Temperature Adjust), FDEF (Factory Default Mode) and
AIRP (Air Pressure Input).
*Note: Set the FDEF mode to NO (off) before you proceed
with other adjustments.
TEMPERATURE ADJUST:
- Press and hold the Light button
- TEMP: This mode will allow you to adjust the temperature.
- Press the Barometer or Altimeter buttons to begin adjusting
the temperature.
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BAROMETER continued
- Press Mode to jump to the degrees display.
- Use the Barometer and Altimeter buttons to increase and
decrease the selected number.
- Press Mode to advance.
- Repeat until you have your Temperature inputted.
- Press the light button to exit.
FACTORY DEFAULT ADJUST:
- Press and hold the Light button
- Press Mode button 1 time.
- FDEF: this is the factory default setting
- Press Barometer or Altimeter buttons to adjust
- Select either YES or NO
- NOTE: Vestal suggests selecting NO to turn this setting off.
- Press the Light button to exit.
AIR PRESSURE INPUT:
- Look up your local weather to find out the current Air Pressure in your location.
- Press and hold the Light button.
- Press Mode button 2 times.
- AIRP: This is the Air Pressure input mode.
- Press Barometer or Altimeter button to start inputting your
location’s air pressure.
- Use the Barometer or Altimeter buttons to increase or
decrease the selected number.
- Press Mode to advance.
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ALTIMETER
To enter ALTIMETER mode (height measurement) press the
Altimeter button when in TIME mode. Once in ALTIMETER
mode, you will see the Altitude and the Temperature.
*NOTE: the Watch is shipped set with a Factory default mode
and needs to be adjusted in order to display your Altitude accurately. For an accurate Altitude reading the Air pressure must
be accurate as well.
To adjust the display of the ALTIMETER units:
- To alternate between °C - Meters > °C – Feet > °F – Meters
> °F – Feet, press and hold the Altimeter button until you reach
your preferred combination of Temperature and Altitude units.
To calibrate the ALTIMETER:
There are 5 different modes to calibrate the ALTIMETER:
TEMP (Temperature Adjust), ZERO (Relative Height), ALTI
(Location Height), SEAP (Sea Level Air Pressure), and FDEF
(Factory Default Height). You may have to use the ALTI and
SEAP together to obtain the correct measurement.
*Note: set the FDEF mode to NO (off) before you proceed
with other adjustments.
TEMPERATURE ADJUST:
- Press and hold the Light button.
- TEMP: This mode will allow you to adjust the temperature.
- Press the Barometer or Altimeter buttons to begin adjusting
the temperature.
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ALTIMETER continued
- Press Mode button to jump to the degrees display.
- Use the Barometer and Altimeter buttons to increase and
decrease the selected number.
- Press Mode to advance.
- Repeat until the correct temperature is displayed.
- Press the Light button to exit.
- NOTE: Vestal suggests not adjusting this at first.
RELATIVE HEIGHT:
- Press and hold the Light button.
- Press Mode button 1 time.
- ZERO: Relative height (sets your Altitude to zero. Allows
you to see the height you have gained or loss from a certain
location).
- Press Barometer or Altimeter buttons to adjust.
- Select either YES or NO.
- Press the Light button to exit.
ALTITUDE INPUT:
- Press and hold the Light button.
- Press Mode button 2 times.
- ALTI: This mode will allow you to adjust your current
Altitude.
- Press the Barometer or Altimeter buttons to begin adjusting
the temperature.
- Press Mode to jump to the Altitude input.
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- Use the Barometer and Altimeter buttons to increase and
decrease the selected number.
- Press Mode to advance.
- Repeat until the correct Altitude is displayed.
- Press the Light button to exit.
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AIR PRESSURE INPUT:
- Look up your local weather to find out the current Air Pressure in your location.
- Press and hold the Light button.
- Press Mode button 3 times.
- AIRP: This is the Air pressure Input Mode.
- Press Barometer or Altimeter button to start inputting your
location’s air pressure.
- Use the Barometer or Altimeter buttons to increase or
decrease the selected number.
- Press Mode to advance.
- Repeat until you have your Air Pressure Inputted.
- Press the Light button to exit.
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FACTORY DEFAULT ADJUST:
- Press and hold the Light button.
- Press mode button 4 times.
- FDEF: This is the factory default setting.
- Press Barometer or Altimeter buttons to adjust.
- Select either YES or NO.
- Press the Light button to exit.
- NOTE: Vestal suggests selecting NO to turn this setting off.
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COMPASS
To enter COMPASS mode (direction measurement), press the
Compass button when in TIME mode. Once in COMPASS
mode, you will see the direction, time, and the direction in
degrees. This compass points to magnetic north and may need
to be adjusted for declination to point to true north.
If the compass is incorrect you must go outside, away from
power lines or other magnetic objects, and calibrate it. There
are two different modes for calibration; DEC (digital correction
mode), and IDLE (auto correction mode)
- Press and hold the Light button.
- DEC: Digital Correction allows you to adjust the compass for
declination.
- Use the Barometer or Altimeter buttons to choose East or
West
- Press Mode to advance.
- Use the Barometer or Altimeter buttons to increase or
decrease the degrees of adjustment. (45° is the max for digital
adjustment)
- Press the Light button to exit.
- Example: If you find the direction which is measured is not
correct, please use another compass to measure out the northern
direction first. Then use “12 hour” of the watch to align the
northern direction, press D key to measure compass, if the
arrow point direction is 5° of west (“W”), you should input
“E” (east), then input 5° in eastern direction according to above
operation method. To measure compass after, press A key to
confirm while the arrow will point at northern direction, which
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compass to measure out northern direction, please use “IDLE”
auto. Correction mode as following, but please notice the value
must be set as “00” when you select “W” or “E” in the “DEC”
digital correction mode.
- Press and hold the Light button
- IDLE: Auto Correction Mode
- Press the Barometer or Altimeter button to enter the Auto
Correction Mode.
- Hold the Guide watch level and rotate 2 times in the same
direction (clockwise or counter clockwise)
- The Guide will automatically exit back to the COMPASS
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NOTES
After entering the compass measurement mode, the measurement will stop after 30 seconds. In the last 30 seconds, it will
lock up and exit this mode, and then return back to time mode.
After entering air pressure, temperature and weather forecasting measurement mode, it will measure once every second.
And it will return back to time mode if without keystroke
operation for 1 minute.
Entering height and temperature measurement mode, it will
measure data once every 5 seconds within first 3 minutes, and
measure once every 2 minutes after the first 3 minutes. It will
not exit this mode.
In correction mode, press B key to exit. If displaying “ERROR”, which means correction error. If displaying “DONE”,
which means that the correction is correct.
In setting mode, the set item will blink every 1HZ. It will exit
the setting mode if no keystroke operation within 1 minute.
When above the measurement range, HI will display. When
under the measurement range, Lo will display.
Weather forecast measurement method: estimate the weather
every hour (estimate the weather according to the air pressure
diversification within the former 4 hours). If air pressure value
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weather will turn bad. There are 4 kinds of weather status (from
good to bad): Fine, Cloudy, Overcast Sky, Rain.
Notice for Digital compass
This watch has a magnetic direction sensor, which can detect
geomagnetism. That means that the north indicated by this
watch is the magnetic north pole, it is a little different from the
real North Pole. The magnetic north pole is located in the north
of Canada, and the magnetic South Pole is located in the south
of Australia. Please note that, when measure using magnetic
compass, the more close to the magnetic pole of the earth, the
bigger difference between the magnetic north pole and real
North Pole. In addition, some maps marked with real North
Pole (not the magnetic north pole). Thus when using those kind
of maps with this watch, proper adjustment is needed.
Location measurement
When measure direction near a strong magnetic field, a huge
error will be created. Thus the following objects shall be
avoided when measuring direction: eternal magnet (magnetic
necklace), metal block (iron door, metal store ark, etc.), high
voltage electrical wire, antenna, home electrical appliance (TV
set, personal computer, washing machine, refrigerator, etc.).
When in the train, ship or plane, etc. the direction can not be
measured correctly.When in doors, especially in a building
made up of many metals, the direction cannot be measured correctly. This is because the metal structure within the building
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will absorb the magnetic force from the
electrical appliance.
Preservation
If this watch is magnetized, the definition of the direction sensor will be reduced. Thus please don’t put this watch in a place
near a magnet or any object which gives off strong magnetic
force. These objects include: eternal magnet (magnetic necklace, etc.) and home electrical appliance (TV set, computer,
washing machine, refrigerator, etc.). If you doubt that your
watch may have been magnetized, please conduct digital
correction and manual correction in the “Direction sensor
correction”.
The reason why the direction measured is incorrect:
If the direction is incorrect, please conduct direction correction.
If measure direction near strong magnetic field, such as home
electrical appliance, large iron bridge, steel pillar, overhead
cable, etc. or measured the direction in a train or ship, it will
result in error. Please move away from the large metal object
and measure the direction once again. Please note that the
digital compass can not be used in train or ship.
Why different results will be produced when measure direction
in a same place? The magnetic force from high voltage cable
nearby can give interference to the geomagnetic detection of
this watch. Please move away from high voltage cable and do
detection once again.
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Why problem occurs when measure direction indoor?
TV set, personal computer, speaker or other objects will interfere in the geomagnetic detection by this watch. Please keep
away from interferential objects or do detection outdoor. It will
be difficult to perform the direction detection inside a building
made of reinforced concrete. Please note that the direction
detection cannot be conducted in train or plane.
The work principle of hypsometer:
With the height increasing, usually air pressure and temperature
will reduce. This watch measures the height according to the
international standard air pressure (ISA) made by International
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This value defines the
relation between height, air pressure and temperature.
Note that the veracity of the value measured will be affected in
the following situations:
When air pressure changed with the weather change;
When temperature changed extremely;
When this watch is bumped strongly.
There are four kinds of methods to denote height:
1. relative height
2. location height
3. height above sea level
4. Factory default height.
Notes when measure height and temperature at the same time:
Though the height and air temperature can be measured at
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the same time, please note that the condition needed in each
measurement is different to get the best result. When measure
air temperature, you’d better take your watch from your wrist
to minimize the affection to the measurement result by your
body heat. However, when measure height, you’d better wear
your watch on your wrist. This can improve the accuracy of the
measurement by keeping constant watch temperature.
The following actions need to be take first before measuring
height or temperature:
When height measurement is priority, please wear your watch
on your wrist or put it in a place where your watch temperature
can be kept constant. When air temperature measurement is
priority, please take your watch off from your wrist and hang it
on your handbag or any place not exposed to direct sunshine.
Please note that when take your watch from your wrist, the
measurement value of air pressure sensor will be affected
temporarily. The air pressure sensor in this watch can be used
to measure the change of air pressure for your reference to
forecast weather. This sensor is not a precise device for official
weather forecast.The sudden change of air temperature can
affect the measurement result of the sensor. Air temperature
measurement can be affected by body temperature (when you
wear your watch), direct sunlight and humidity. To get a more
exact air temperature measurement, please take your watch
from your wrist, put it in a place that is not exposed to direct
sunlight or drafty conditions, and wipe the watch case dry. It
will take 20 to 30 minutes for the watch case to reach actual
environmental temperature.
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The work principle of barometer:
The air pressure reflects the change of atmosphere. Through
observing the atmosphere change, you can forecast the weather
in a rational veracity range. Atmosphere pressure going up
indicates fine weather, but atmosphere pressure going down
indicates the weather is turning into bad.
The atmosphere pressure value published in newspaper or
reported in television weather forecast programmer is the
measurement value after being modified to the value at sea
level (elevation is 0 m).
Importance:
In order to restart to correct digital compass automatically, the
watch must be turned two circles ( put the watch horizontal,
turn clockwise or counter clockwise) when using the compass
function the first time after you replace the battery. The value
of air pressure, height, temperature will be set factory default
value automatically. Please do not correct the related value at
will when there is no high-precision air pressure, temperature
or compass as the correction reference point. Please confirm
to use (PDEF) factory default value according to operating
manual if operating wrong cause the value of air pressure or
height is wrong when in use.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
Your VESTAL watch limited warranty covers defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of three years
from the date of purchase. Battery life and damage
resulting from improper use, accidents, and normal wear
and tear is not covered. Water damage is not covered unless
the watch is marked 10 ATM water-resistant or more.
VESTAL’s warranty is void if the product is disassembled
in any manner by any party other than a certified jeweler
or watch repairman. If the watch is defective, please email
warranty@vestalwatch.com with a picture of your item(s)
for a Return Authorization (RA) number. Watches sent
back to us without a Return Authorization (RA) number
will not receive service and will be returned to shipper.
See below for return address.
RETURN ADDRESS
Vestal Watch
Attn: RA # _______
730 W. 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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