Highgear Axio and Axio Mini Altimeter Watches – Fall 2008


Fall 2008 will see the launch of an entirely-new and stylish watch model from Highgear built for both men and women. The Highgear Axio and Axio Mini watches are built from an entirely-new design with the intent of providing a technical altimeter watch all wrapped up in a wearable and good looking package.

Most importantly, the Axio Mini will be the smallest and lightest women’s-specific altimeter watch (as far as I know, it may be the only women’s-specific altimeter watch). All altimeter watches to date have been much too large for a woman to wear off the mountain. When FeedTheHabit.com was still selling altimeter watches, I got several of them returned from women who just couldn’t bear the size of the watch on their wrists.

The Axio Mini aims to solve that problem by providing a basic altimeter watch that fits smaller wrists and also looks good. The case is built from thru-color molded plastic and is a tad thicker than a typical sports watch, but not much. It comes with a rubber strap and mineral glass face to avoid scratches. And, just so you don’t think this is entirely a woman’s thing, the Axio standard will also be smart and stylish for us menfolk.

Highgear Axio and Axio Mini Altimeter Watches - New for Fall 2008

Here are a few features of the Highgear Axio and Axio Mini:

  • Altimeter
  • Barometer – Swiss Sensor
  • Thermometer
  • Chronograph
  • Mineral Glass Lens
  • EL Backlight
  • Alarms: 2 Daily, 2 Altimeter, Hydration and Rest Alarms
  • Water Resistant 50m
  • Colors: Gloss Black and White (Mini), Gloss Black
  • Availability: Fall 2008
  • MSRP: $125

We’ve finally made a mountain-specific watch that not only comes with a full array of useful functions, but is also uniquely a women’s instrument (Highgear Axio Mini). It’s great in the backcountry, and it works on the street. I think we put just as much thought into how it would compliment women’s specific outerwear and technical gear as it would a woman’s need for high performance altimeter technology.” – Mike Hosey, President of Highgear

Visit www.Highgear.com for more information on Highgear altimeter watches.

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A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 --sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.


  1. True, but they are entirely different target audiences. And, they have another watch called the Axis and Altis. AXN, Axio… they are similar, that’s for sure, but it’s really more similar to their other watch names. I don’t think people will get them confused with Polar’s offerings.

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