The latest feature-rich, watch-style dive computer is the MISSION ONE. This is a great mid-priced dive computer, designed for scuba and freediving.
Apparently the user interface is intuitive, and it has an easy-to-use menu. It has four modes - air, Nitrox (21% - 40%), freediving and gauge – and runs the Bühlmann ZHL-16c (GF configurable) model.
- Depth Rating: 100 m / 328 ft
- Measurements: 50.5 x 50.5 x 18 mm / 1.9 x 1.9 x 0.7 in
- Weight: 90 g / 3.1 oz
- Lens Material: Strengthen anti-wear high-transmission glass
- Case Material: Fibre-reinforced polymer
- Display Type: 1.2”, sunlight-visible, transflective, hi-res colour display
- Bezel and Button Material: 316L Stainless Steel
- Watch Band: Silicone, width 24 mm / 0.9 in
- Languages: Chinese, English, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese
- Logbook Memory: 100 d
The i330R is the ideal choice for advanced divers who love exploring the world and need to rely on their dive computers anywhere they are. Thanks to its bright color screen, readable even in sunlight and its rechargeable battery, it won’t let you down.
With its 4 modes, 3 nitrox mixes, and Bluetooth connection, this is the best value for money dive computer from our line-up. Even on the other side of the world, stay connected with your friends.
SEAC Screen operates in 3 main modes: Scuba, Gauge and Freedive.
With the start of a new decade and the Chinese New Year, perhaps that is why Shearwater Research has chosen to issue a limited edition version of their popular 'Teric' watch style computer in this significant colour combination.
This is the first time that the award-winning Canadian company has released a limited-edition, and the matte gold-coloured bezel and a vivid red strap does look quite special. However, you will need to move fast to get your paws on one because just 2,000 have been manufactured. Each Teric is uniquely numbered and comes with a metal gold-coloured certificate of authenticity signed by Shearwater Research founder, Bruce Partridge.
Charger and Case
The Teric was originally launched two years ago. This version comes with an eye-catching red ballistic travel case and it has a wireless charger.
Shearwater dive computers have earned a much deserved reputation for being easy to use because they feature intuitive menus and interfaces.
The British manufacturer 'Narked at 90' (who incidentally distribute Shearwater in the UK) have launched a custom coloured bezel. Although you can already personalise the start up 'splash screen' with your name or an image, it is still quite possible to pick up someone else's computer when you are distracted, hence this looks as though it could be a handy "this is mine" identifier.
A more protected Petrel
At present the Polycarbonate screen is quite robust and can take a knock. However some divers have been known to torque down the screws that hold the screen in place and this can compress the screen. The screen can then crack or micro cracks can develop around the screw holes. The polycarbonate screen is also predisposed to chemical damage. Narked at 90 states that the method of fitting the Titanium screen does not rely on the screw holes, therefore the screen cannot be squashed, giving it better longevity.
This Firmware update relates to the Petrel 1, Petrel 2, Perdix, Perdix AI and the NERD 2. Please note that the NERD 2, Petrel, Petrel 2, Perdix and Perdix AI share a common firmware base. Due to hardware differences, not all features are available on all models.
The ball mount comes in a standard 1-inch size, and, while still attached, allows the dive computer to be charged using the Shearwater charging sta-
tion. Using this ball mount makes all diving-related data visible right on top of the housing’s viewfinder. When the dive computer’s vibration alarm is activated, underwater photographers can “feel” the vibration notifications while still having their hands on the handles of the housing.
The EON Core joins the EON Steel. (Suunto's first fully customisable dive computer launched in 2015, with a depth rating of 150 mt / 492 ft and a 20 - 40 hour battery life). The Suunto EON Core has been designed to be an entry level computer that grows with the diver throughout their diving career. From a shallow, open water, bubble blowing diver, up to and including CCR trimix diving to 80 mt / 262 feet.
This idea is not new. There are already a number of dive computers that will support a diver as their experience levels change. So what makes the Suunto EON Core unique?
- Water Resistance: 80 mt / 262 ft
- Colours: Black, White, Lime Green
- Reinforced Composite Case
- Mineral Crystal Glass
- Elastomer Strap with the potential to swap out to a Bungee Strap
- Weight: 154 gm / 5.43 oz
- Wireless connectivity via Bluetooth to the Movescount App
- Up to 10 tank pressure readings with Suunto Tank PODs
- Tilt compensated 3D digital compass
- Colour TFT display
- Big clear digits
- LED backlight, always on
For more information visit: suunto-eon-core
The Finnish manufacturer has identified a potential safety risk affecting all Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters and Suunto Tank PODs that wirelessly transmit cylinder pressure to compatible Suunto dive computers.
In two reported incidents the exterior case of a Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter has failed during regular dry land pressure testing. Although extremely rare, there is the potential for injury because of the risk of bursting.
The computer itself has a big 2.2 inch LCD screen with large, bright colorful numbers, making it easy to read even at night. In scuba mode the display shows depth, dive time, no deco time, time of day, water temp and max depth all on one screen, so there is no need to push buttons or jump between screens to be fully informed.