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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. lexvil

    lexvil Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
    You should try diving monterey
  2. Magnus Lundstedt

    Magnus Lundstedt Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Umeå, sweden
    Todat there are only proprietary transmitters, there are no open standard for transmitters.
  3. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

    50F and 10' vis? :shudder:

    I suspect kelp forest is less than ideal for ultrasound propagation, too.
  4. lexvil

    lexvil Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
    We are having great viz lately and warm water, 55° last time out :wink:

    I like the concept of this but it seems pretty limited
  5. Jimmy Reuterwall

    Jimmy Reuterwall Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Stockholm, Sweden
    We are experimenting on location tracking, however this is a really hard problem to solve underwater. The pings are limited to other paired devices and uses vibration for notification, you won’t annoy your other buddies (and wildlife) with a tank banger. It sounds simple, but takes diving to a new dimension and really becomes addictive on first use (and yes, I’m biased... :).
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  6. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

    Judging by my representative sample of 4 (the couple who showed us buddywatcher and my permabuddy and myself), yes, it is addictive. :D

    PS. In case you don't know: buddywatcher has an option of pairing many units to one "dive master" -- obviously only useful if everyone in the group wears one -- but OTOH it's something that's easily doable in software, unlike triangulation, and it looks good in the marketing brochure.
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  7. MalteseDiver

    MalteseDiver Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Malta
    Has anyone actually tried out this Dive Computer btw? I can't find any reviews about it. The only things I can find all mention that it's still available on Kickstarter which means they're quite outdated.

    I've heard they're having some issues with compatible QI chargers (did not know there was such a thing as different QI Chargers) but that's pretty much it.

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