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I was wondering if this model is air integrated or not. I am looking at a used one with no transmitter. I thought I had seen the viper on line with a transmitter but when I look in the owners manual for a viper I didn't see any mention of using it with a wireless transmitter.
I've also seen the transmitters for sell by themselves
Or there different versions or am I just mistaken? Can I buy a viper and then buy the transmitter later?
There are Suunto computers with similar names.
"Older" models include: the Vyper (does not offer hoseless air-integration) and the Vytec (does offer hoseless air-integration).
The current Suunto dive computer line includes the plain old Vyper, but it still lacks the feature of hoseless air-integration. A current model is the Vyper Air, which does offer the option for hoseless air-integration. AFAIK, the Vytec has been discontinued.
I own an older Suunto Vyper. As previously mentioned, there is no way to connect it to a Suunto hoseless transmitter since it lacks the receiver "guts." I like it, though. It's a good computer. It is nitrox-capable, easy to read, easy to use, Mac/PC downloadable, backlit, wristmount-able, and has a gauge mode. The user-replaceable battery is very easy to change.
If you are purchasing a used computer, it's important to identify the name/model of the computer. I've seen Craigslist and Ebay ads where the seller has labeled the item for sale incorrectly.
OK-I get it now. I guess I need to see what model it is then. He said it was a "viper air/nitrox" which untill I actually get my hands on it and look at his owners manual I have no way of telling what it is really. He may not even know.
Vyper without Air Integration has bare metal buttons 2 at the bottom marked "Plan" & "Time" and 1 on the right side of the face marked "Mode". They Vyper Air has 4 buttons covered by rubber tabs 1 each on the left and right marked "Select" & "Mode" and 2 at the bottom marked "Down" & "Up". So you should be able to determine very quickly which unit you are looking at. Good Luck!