This altimeter works online and offline. I testimates your elevation with three different methods :
- Using GPS satellites triangulation. No internet connection required, quite accurate with clean sky but works only out doors and it’s slow.
- Using the ground elevation at your current position. Accurate but require internet connection and works only if you are at ground level.
- Using the pressure sensor of your device (if available). If it’s available internet connection it calibrates itself on the nearest weather station pressure to improve accuracy.
The best choice for your excursion it’s the pressure sensor method. But we recommend to launch the App just before leaving so it calibrates itself taking pressure from the nearest airport weather station. So measure will be reliable for few hours even without an internet connection.
Caching of elevation tile to get elevation also offline
Estimation of elevation accuracy