TRAC Fishing Barometer
Better products out there
Weather is extremely important to ships at sea, and there is no better tool to help predict weather than a barometer. This barometer, however, lacks the robustness required of a handheld. Without a case, it gets jarred around and bumped in my tackle box, and will not maintain an aquarate reading. Similarly, the sensitivity is less than that of neary every other barometer I've used.
For a weekend fisherman, this may be OK, but for the money there are many many affordable electronic weather stations (I've seen them for less than $20 at bass pro) that will not only tell you barometric pressure, but change in barometric pressure, humidity, and temperature. Most will even interpret the data for you and inform you of weather changes before they occur.
In summary, this is a neat little gadget, but there are better options out there.
May 15, 2009
Couldn't be happier!
I have searched and searched for this fishing barometer in local outlets and found them on-line at Bass Pro. I am very, very pleased with the barometer. It takes a bit of "tweaking" to get it set at first, but once set, is accurate to the letter. It is constructed from high quality rubber and is easy to read. So far, it has resulted in accurate results (as to the quality of fishing days). I most certainly would recommend it to anybody that loves to fish!
August 16, 2012
After reading some of the negative reviews, I thought I would purchase this anyway for the price was relatively inexpensive. I got online, got the correct barometric reading and set it. You do have to have a small amount of patience and a steady hand or the needle with jump, but after 2 tries I got it dead on. We had a storm moving in and it registered just that. I am very pleased with this, for the money, it works great!!!!
April 27, 2009
Save your $$
I should have known what to expect for under $20, but this gadget is junk. It's extremely sensitive, so even if you get it set right (which is difficult to begin with), don't even sneeze near it or the needle will jump. So leaving it in one area of your house is OK, but don't plan on bringing in your truck or ice fishing sled because it will bounce around too much and won't be accurate.
January 24, 2011