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    Good Air-Integrated Wrist Computer <$800

    I've been looking over and over at dive computer specs, but I still need a little help deciding. The features that I'd really like are: Air integration, wrist/watch style, nitrox compatibility, user replaceable battery, and the general - audible alarm/backlit display. Ideally, under $800.

    I did notice that Ocean is giving free transmitters for the VT4.1 and the Atom 3.1, which are in my price range. I was just wondering if anybody has used either of these computers or has suggestions for others?

    It seems like the VT4 might be a bit big for an average female wrist, but I've only seen it online.

    How are Oceanic's dual algorithms?

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    You'll be lucky to find an AI computer for that price.

    Both over budget but Liquivision Lynx looks nice but is new to the market or Galileo Luna. You could also look at the Oceanic VT3 or 4 or the Vyper Air from Suunto.

    If I was in the market I'd be looking at the Lynx.

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    for that money suunto D4i with transmitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by gizmo1972 View Post
    for that money suunto D4i with transmitter
    Yes, sorry missed the watch part.

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    You can get the Oceanic Atom 3.1 for $680 or less, with transmitter and download cable (Scuba.com, others)

    I have no expericence with the Atom 3.1 but have been diving a VT3 for nearly 3 years and 280 dives, absolutely perfect. 1st battery change at 28 months and 240 dives. I've been diving Oceanic (Pro Plus and Pro Plus 2 prior to VT3) for nearly 15 years. I think highly of their products and service. I dive a Geo2 with SPG as backup, also a great computer. I dive Pelagic DSAT algorithm and have since the Pro Plus. The Pelagic Z+ is a more conservative algorithm based on Buhlmann ZHL-16C. The dual algorithm would allow you to matche other algorithms quite well, especially with the extra flexibility of the conservative factors.

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    For that kind of money, I'd save up just a few more bucks and get a Petrel and be done with it. Sure, there's no air integration, but now you have the best computer on the planet. It's the simplest to use, and you'll never outgrow it. Add in the fact that Shearwater has the best customer service of any company anywhere, and it's a no brainer.

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    Good Air-Integrated Wrist Computer &lt;$800

    With the oceanic free transmitter offer I'd go for one of those, I bought the suunto vyper air when they had a free transmitter promotion ($660) and I'm happy with it.

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    Have you thought about buying used? The Galileo Luna's have been going for a good price lately. I got mine here on Scubaboard for $500. I saw one last week go for $400, but generally they are between $500-$700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superlyte27 View Post
    For that kind of money, I'd save up just a few more bucks and get a Petrel and be done with it. Sure, there's no air integration, but now you have the best computer on the planet. It's the simplest to use, and you'll never outgrow it. Add in the fact that Shearwater has the best customer service of any company anywhere, and it's a no brainer.
    OP asked for an AI, watch style

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubadada View Post
    OP asked for an AI, watch style
    OP asked for an AI, wrist/watch style

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