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 Marina dive watch took three years of research and development, with input from a team of seven female Dive Pros. The brief was to design a luxury looking watch that women would want to dive, that wasn't "pinked or shrinked".
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.
The Finnish manufacturer launched their first freediving computer - the D3 - back in March 2003. Fourteen years on, they have unveiled their second freediving computer.
The D4f. This, like its ancestor, the D3, is specifically designed for apnea divers and water sports enthusiasts. The D4f takes its inspiration from the D4i model, however it it is not a decompression computer, nor does it have an air integration function.
These days microbrand watches are all the rage. In the age of e-commerce, independent watchmakers that produce limited editions of around 500 to a couple thousand watches per year are able to sell direct to their customers, thereby bypassing the usual overhead and marketing costs. This means that microbrand watch prices may be significantly lower than luxury-tier watches, even though they may be similarly manufactured.1