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A new dive computer from Oceans, with built-in buddy communication

Discussion in 'Scuba Industry News' started by Jimmy Reuterwall, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Jimmy Reuterwall

    Jimmy Reuterwall Angel Fish

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    The Swedish company Oceans have launched a new type of dive computer featuring built-in underwater communication.

    The dive computer, called “Oceans S1 Supersonic”, makes use of ultrasonic sensors allowing divers to send ping messages between each other with just a tap of a button. The S1 has a communication range of 15-20m (50-60ft) or more depending on terrain, and displays the name of the sender on a hi-res color display.

    In addition to underwater communication, a first for a wrist-worn dive computer, the S1 features a digital 3D compass, silent haptic feedback, wireless charging and syncing of dive data over bluetooth to the free Oceans app for iOS and Android.

    A Kickstarter campaign for the S1 runs through March 9th, and the limited campaign price for the dive computer starts at ~$335 (40% off retail price).

    Campaign link:
    Oceans S1, the scuba dive computer with buddy communication.

    oceans.io

     
  2. gcarter

    gcarter Orca

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    The devil, or course, is in the detail. Personally I would find a simple ping of limited utility. And on the downside, although the ping tells you who it is from, I didn't see any indication that you could select who you send a ping to.
     
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  3. Jimmy Reuterwall

    Jimmy Reuterwall Angel Fish

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    Hi GCarter,
    The S1’s are paired on the surface, so you can select who you receive pings from. The ping is just a single signal, but by sending multiple pings you can create your own messages (like morse code). We like to keep the S1 easy to use (without complex interactions), but the firmware is user upgradable and might add more functions over time.
     
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  4. gcarter

    gcarter Orca

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    Thanks for the clarification.
     
  5. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What decompression algorithm will your computer be running?
     
  6. Jimmy Reuterwall

    Jimmy Reuterwall Angel Fish

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    Hi Scubadada,
    The S1 uses the Buhlmann ZHL-16C algorithm, you can see the full spec here.
     
  7. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    is the screen amoled?

    do you plan to offer battery replacement servicing or a trade in system in the future for ocean s1s that stop holding a charge?
     
  8. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Presets and custom GFs?
     
  9. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

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    Cool sounding system. Down side is the ping is useless unless all divers are using the same computers.
     
  10. Jiminy

    Jiminy Nassau Grouper

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    Where will this be manufactured?
     

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