Back in December I raved about the very well-done Linde Werdelin Land Instrument. The curious watch computer was more than a futuristic digital module on your wrist. It was a senor laden array of features and important data. British Linde Werdelin created the Land Instrument to fit on top of its existing watch line, literally. The Land Instrument can be used alone, on its own watch strap, or mounted right on top of a Linde Werdelin Biformeter watch.
Many claim that the Liden Werdelin Land Instrument is ahead of it's time, but I claim that if it "can be done," then do it. Linde Werdelin has done more than repackage what other computerized watch makers such as Suunto have done in a nicer and more luxurious package. The Land Instrument is actually a combination of senors and computational output. Among other things, the device has an internal compass, thermometer, altimeter, barometer, and hearth rate monitor. The idea is to measure body conditions as well as climate conditions. The Land Instrument updates readings every couple of seconds, and the internal computer predicts upcoming events such as frost bite, avalanches, rain, storms, and other important information. This preventative data, along with information on rates of climbing ascent and descent make for a dynamic and highly useful device.
The Land Instrument module charges easily and connects to a computer for better analysis of stored data. All this is housed in a very rugged steel case in the standard color, or a red or black version. Whether you need to use the Linde Werdelin for navigation, fitness, or safety, it is an undeniable appealing computer watch device. These are very limited watches in terms of production, being very hard to find. For the right lucky person, there is one available on eBay now.
See the previous aBlogtoRead.com article on the Linde Werdelin Land Instrument here.
See all Linde Werdelin watches on eBay here.