Weather Or Not

Climate control
This story appears in the January 2000 issue of Startups. Subscribe »

Before you climb that mountain, wouldn't it be nice to know if you'll be able to see more than 10 feet in front of you or if a potential storm will blow you and all your expensive equipment off the edge? A new line of weather clock radios from Westclox gives you a heads-up on nature's scary situations. (Think of it as your personal connection to Mother Nature.) Clipped to your backpack or belt, the Gear delivers up-to-the-minute water levels, wind speeds, storm warnings and visibility and precipitation forecasts. Water-resistant with rubberized grips, the Gear comes in blue, yellow or purple and includes an AM/FM radio and snooze alarm. Suggested retail price: $59.99. To order, call (800) 444-0972.