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Aeris Software and a Mac

Discussion in 'AERIS' started by kmitch, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. kmitch

    kmitch Instructor, Scuba

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    Hi

    I have worked as an instructor and in the industry for an Aeris/Oceanic dealer for 5 years, but today realized something I have never before noticed and was very disappointed.

    It appears that the software online and in the CD included with my new Epic watch is not groovy with a Mac. Is this true? Is there other software that I can use to download my dives onto a Mac? If not, is Aeris planning to release this software in a Mac friendly version?

    I'm very surprised by this and will be warning my future customers of this before getting them excited about the USB cable included with their Epic purchase.....

    Kristen
     
  2. BIGUMs

    BIGUMs Divemaster

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    I am just learning this as well. I got a Mac for Christmas and my software doesn't seem to work with my new 'puter. Any help would be much appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Brad
     
  3. DiverBizz

    DiverBizz Divemaster Candidate

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    I am still looking for the kind of software that can work with my Cobra and Mac.
     
  4. kmitch

    kmitch Instructor, Scuba

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    Anyone from Aeris wanna chime in? This is most unfortunate!!!
     
  5. Doug Krause

    Doug Krause Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Hi Kristen:

    There are some significant, yet not impossible hurdles to overcome for either open code or a Mac version of the software. We're listening -
     
  6. kmitch

    kmitch Instructor, Scuba

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    Doug, I understand that the coding for PC vs Mac is very different. I worked for Divers Supply for the last 5 years, who has one of the largest accounts with Aeris/Oceanic and NEVER once heard about this until I purchased one myself. Might I suggest that you more clearly label that it is only PC compatible. This day in age most people figure that they can always download it for a MAC, not having that available is very disappointing for such a large company and large name in scuba mfg.
     
  7. reefduffer

    reefduffer ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Not sure why this is on the Aeris forum, but for Cobra, look at DiveLog
     
  8. DiverBizz

    DiverBizz Divemaster Candidate

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    I was only complaining about how MAC users are often left out when it comes to equipment software. I looked at Divelog but the instructions needed to to be more specific for me. Thanks reefduffer.
     
  9. Empacher

    Empacher Garibaldi

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    any headway into the Mac compatibility issue???
     
  10. danegr

    danegr Angel Fish

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    It's called macdive2 It is the first software I have come accross that makes sense. It supports tons of different dive computers. If your computer is not on the supported devices list, you can send them a request and they will ask you for some specs and create the needed code to support your computer. So simple it seams ridiculous. Supports different computers within the same divelog. Easy record entry and editting. Intuitive user interface. Cheap!! Everythng Aeris missed.

    We should all support people/companies like this. Lord knows Aeris does not give a crap about their software or how it works or the need to support it.
     
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