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You should always use the barometric altimeter for minimums, while the QFE altimeter simply provides additional situational awareness.
Lateral navigation/vertical navigation approaches (LNAV/VNAV) use lateral guidance (556m lateral limit) from GPS and/or WAAS and vertical guidance provided by either the barometric altimeter or WAAS.
More than a handful of pilots have looked down at their GPS receiver and were perplexed to note a discrepancy between that altitude and the one being displayed on the aircraft's barometric altimeter. Some have rationalized this error, "The GPS altitude feature just isn't accurate at high altitudes," or "It amazes me that the Air Force buys such cheap equipment." Neither can be farther from the truth.
The Lowrance iFinder Hunt C has a built-in electronic compass and barometric altimeter. It operates on two AA batteries (for up to 16 hours of use); weighs 8.7 ounces; and comes with a 12-volt plug power adapter for vehicles, boats, and ATVs.
The 530 adds an electronic compass, barometric altimeter and NOAA weather receiver to the mix.
The DOT is investigating a system that would back up the GPS device with a gyro compass, a barometric altimeter, and a digital mileage instrument.
The performance of RAIM algorithms with the current PPS SIS background noise level has been found acceptable[15] whenever there are sufficient satellites (or, optionally, sufficient satellites plus a barometric altimeter) in view with adequate fault-detection geometry.
The Series 3 also features a barometric altimeter and GPS, whereas the Series 1 doesn't.
RigN Fly uses a combination of sensors (GPS, barometric altimeter, radar altimeter, weather radar, etc.) to provide enhanced flight precision and situational awareness for automatic rig approaches.
The third-generation Apple Watch is an amazing health and fitness companion with intelligent coaching features, water resistance 50 meters1 and a new barometric altimeter that measures relative elevation.
The watch boasts of a huge array of sensors like GPS, GLONASS, a wrist heart rate monitor, Barometric altimeter, Compass, Accelerometer and Thermometer.