PRO‘s SCIO Alti offers clean, chunky looks and easy operation, but the altimeter function is labour intensive and adds expense.
The tiny mount can be squeezed on to even seriously short stems. Being able to skip back and forth through the menus is a joy after going round in frustrated circles with other computers, and the bottom-as-two-buttons design is easy to work with gloves or over rough ground. The three-line display is good and clear too, with a light for night ops.
Altitude and speed are fixed as the top two rows, so you can only use the bottom row to scroll through the other 19 functions. The altimeter is complex to set up and needs regular adjustment to keep it accurate, so we’d recommend the cheaper SCIO 12 for those not hung up on height gain/loss.