View Full Version : My Quantum Died and Now I Need a New Computer
January 27th, 2007, 07:14 AM
Yes, it's true. My beloved Apeks Quantum died a sad and terrible death tonight in the middle of my dive, and I don't think she's coming back. :( She thinks she's at 156ft or something crazy like that when submerged in 2 inches of water. I reset her, she did some weird stuff for about an hour and then she blanked out completely. So, the beloved computer goes into the grave this weekend.
All this means that I need a new computer. As much as I wish I could afford a VR3, it's just not possible. I want to upgrade my computer though, if I am forced to buy a new one. Something capable of doing deco, as I am planning on getting adv. nitrox and deco within the next year or so.
I am a little interested in the Suunto Vytec (DS, perhaps?). How reliable is it? I don't want it dying on me any time soon. And anybody have any other recommendations of computers I should look in to?
January 27th, 2007, 08:19 AM
Take a look at the new suunto vyper 2. Looks very good, although of course we don't know how reliable it is yet.
January 27th, 2007, 09:17 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss ;-) I had a Vyper and a Vytec when I was doing my diving in Ontario. They are both great computers and have nice easy to use big buttons for when you have thick gloves on.
I don't know if your budget will handle it but get the AI transmitter with the Vytec you will not be sorry.
January 27th, 2007, 10:47 AM
Did you buy that new? If so it's probably not much more than a year old as I recall. I would give the manufacturer every opportunity to make it right. I would not simply take the warranty expiration at face value. It's worth a try!
January 27th, 2007, 03:13 PM
I have a Vytec, and I love it. Great big numbers, and in gauge mode, the elapsed time is the biggest number in the center of the screen -- and is resettable in a stopwatch mode (the total dive time continues to be displayed in the lower right-hand corner). The Vytec fits in one of Tobin's boots, too, so I could do away with any kind of buckled strap. It's Nitrox capable and can be programmed to do deep stops, if you want to use it as a computer.
I've only had mine about five months, but it's been trouble-free so far.
January 27th, 2007, 08:07 PM
Quantums do that.
Send it back for a replacement.
P.S.: Theoretically the quantum can do deco. But wouldn't you just cut some tables?
January 28th, 2007, 02:20 AM
I bought the quantum used, so no warranty, unfortunately. Can't just send it back. Unless there's something I don't know...???
But the AI transmitter looks pretty darn snazzy....I want. :D I have 2 HP ports on my first stage so that could work out quite well! One for my SPG (because that is not going anywhere...i don't trust electronics and water comepletely) and one for the transmitter....oh I would have so much fun with that...
at any rate, thanks for the responses!