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

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

  1. Jimmy Reuterwall

    Jimmy Reuterwall Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Stockholm, Sweden
    I agree, there is a lot to do in this space, and we have big plans on how to expand this system in the future.
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  2. vovanx

    vovanx Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: pl. Earth
    what did you do to protect your ultrasonic technology from copying?
  3. Divectionist

    Divectionist Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Gold Coast, Australia
    Is it going to beach whales?
  4. Jimmy Reuterwall

    Jimmy Reuterwall Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Stockholm, Sweden
    All we can :wink:
  5. Jimmy Reuterwall

    Jimmy Reuterwall Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Stockholm, Sweden
    Great question, and something we have put much thoughts into, too!
    The ultrasound sensor is active at short intervals with very limited range, and only when a ping is activated by a diver. The tests we have done have shown no reaction on marine life. This is not comparable to sonars, seismic activity and other sound pollution that the ocean is suffering from.

    Hitting the tank or making other noises underwater to get divers attention without the S1 is likely to be more disturbing to marine life. With that said, we will continue to do research on this and adjust our sensors if needed.
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  6. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

    The ping communication feature seems like a solution to and reinforcement of bad diving practices. If you are so far away from your dive partner that pinging them via dive computer seems like a correct option then you and your partner are on the wrong side of the danger divide, especially if your partner swims around a corner while you are taking a photo. I can see utility if it your device has a locating function but to only alert one diver that another has pressed a button is just useless gimmick. It is more useful for a diver to tap their tank or use some kind of noise maker that can be used to get the attention of their diver but also provide auditory cues as to where they are...and I know that in the water the direction of sound is not very accurate, but then again a diver should not be so far away from their partner that they have to follow auditory cues for any significant distant...if they are a significant distant away, they are doing it wrong.

    Your claim of a computer with a communication feature is kinda of over stated. It is a high tech solution looking for a problem to solve, and there are lower cost, lower tech solutions that are more useful for the the problem your are looking to address.

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  7. Jimmy Reuterwall

    Jimmy Reuterwall Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Stockholm, Sweden
    Zef, thanks for your input.
  8. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

    Yes, a "technology solution to skills problem", WERE ALL GONNA DIE!!!! sometime.

    Seriously though it sounds like you're trying to clone the Lynx and make it work where Liquivision couldn't. I wish you luck, I though it was a cool little device.
  9. Damselfish

    Damselfish Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boston
    Different strokes for different folks. There are lots of really high end computers on the market that are interesting to me for a few of their features, but are packed with other features I don't care squat about and have prices to match. This is a device that sounds interesting to me, something with features I would actually use at a price point that is more reasonable. Probably I match their initial target market more than you.
  10. Clayton122

    Clayton122 Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Chicago
    For me at least, unless he ping gives me a sense of direction of where it came from, it seems of limited use. Maybe I am missing something here?

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