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Suunto Gekko - Dive Download ????

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by CIBDiving, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. CIBDiving

    CIBDiving Solo Diver

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    How many have the Suunto Gekko? How many are tired of Suunto telling you you can't download profiles from a Gekko? Well You can! The data is in there the SDM just won't get it out.

    Here's a program that enables the Gekko for downloading! The only change it makes is to fool the SDM into thinking it's talking to a Vyper. You can switch back and forth if it bothers you to have a AC/DC computer on you ;)

    http://home.gci.net/~liquidimagephoto/Other Free Stuff/Gekko2vyper.zip
     
  2. rainman_02

    rainman_02 Divemaster Candidate

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    Dude, that is awesome!


    *Edit* -- Worked with my Gekko and my Suunto serial cable (using a USB/serial adapter).
     
  3. CIBDiving

    CIBDiving Solo Diver

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    Thanks! Glad you liked it.
    and Thanks for the feedback as to the interface used! it's greatly appriecated.

    I'm not sure yet, but it looks like All or Most of the features of the Vyper are in the Gekko, Suunto has just disabled the use of them by prohibiting the setting of those features from the outside. For example, by direct memory writes, I can set the Gekko into "Gauge Mode", I can set a different sample time - all the options the vyper has. I don't know if they work, however, I borrowed this Gekko and I promised not to dive it, that way I didn't have to pay the rental.

    One major difference between the Gekko and the vyper - once you download the data, the dive computer clears all profiles!!!! You only get one shot at it. I'm also not sure at this time if the 'streched' settings stay after the computers goes to sleep and you restart it.
    It may be nessesary to run the download enabler each time you want a download.
     
  4. rainman_02

    rainman_02 Divemaster Candidate

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    I own a Gekko (backup) and Vytec (primary). I'll hopefully be diving this weekend, so if you have any more code that you want tested out, I'd be happy to put it in "Gauge" mode and throw it in my pocket on the dives.

    *Edit* -- My Gekko still displays all the dives I downloaded to my PC in its built-in "logbook" feature.
     
  5. rainman_02

    rainman_02 Divemaster Candidate

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  6. CIBDiving

    CIBDiving Solo Diver

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    RainMan if you go to the same download address
    and instead get this file "Project1.exe" you can set the geko's mode and light time.

    Don't worry about what does and doesn't work and you will have to play with the "comm delay" a little to get it to work, It's a much more primitive test program than the others.
     
  7. rainman_02

    rainman_02 Divemaster Candidate

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    It looks like it kicked into gauge mode. I don't think the light set routine will work...I didn't think the Gekko had a backlight. I know it has a phosphorescent display that you can charge with a dive light.

    I'll dive this as soon as I can, and I'd be willing to do other testing, too.
     
  8. rainman_02

    rainman_02 Divemaster Candidate

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    Also, it stays in gauge mode even after it goes to "sleep." I'll see if it will stay in gauge mode after turning off completely, but I suspect it will.
     
  9. rainman_02

    rainman_02 Divemaster Candidate

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    I got in the water with it today, just for a nice snorkle around Tumon Bay, but I did find a 7' deep area to put the Gekko down on the sand. I left it there for a few minutes in the "gauge mode." It behaved just like it was in "air mode."
     
  10. CIBDiving

    CIBDiving Solo Diver

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    As in it supplied 'nodeco' times ect.? oh well, you can't have everything - I guess you'll just have to be happy with profiles out of it. I would like to try setting a different sample rate into one and see what happens.

    Thanks for checking for me.
     

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