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D4i vs D5i

Discussion in 'Suunto' started by LanceRiley, May 29, 2019.

  1. LanceRiley

    LanceRiley Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Cebu, Philippines
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    I have the D4i for 8years already... is there a good enough reason why i should upgrade to the newer d5i? i know the screen looks better... but functionwise?
     
  2. Divectionist

    Divectionist Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Gold Coast, Australia
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    Take the opportunity to join the Shearwater clan.
     
  3. Vicko

    Vicko Barracuda

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Croatia
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    I would wait for their new D6I version, it's much nicer for scuba with the extra nitrox mixes.
     
  4. Alastor

    Alastor Liveaboard

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Italy
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    Do you mean D7i ? :wink:
     
  5. Vicko

    Vicko Barracuda

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Croatia
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    I prefer to call it a D6 with a modern screen :)
     
  6. Coconut Monkey

    Coconut Monkey Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Surat Thani, Thailand. Melbourne, Australia
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    I have seen it in person but haven't dive with it yet.

    Screen - Coloured - not as bright as i though it would be - but would be sufficient to see the info in a wreck.

    Functionality - very similar to D4/d6

    User interface - An upgrade from D4/D6 - 3 buttons - need to get use to that.

    Algorithm - New algo - Suuunto Rgbm fused - better than the algo in D4/D6(what i heard from)

    Material - no change - not even a sapphire glass for a dive computer unlike in D6i or Dx

    Strap - you can change the strap with the new quick adjust system - could be good or bad depend on your perspective.

    Battery life - According to Suuuto home page, 6-12 hrs - need to be sent back to Suuunto shop to replace the rechargable battery now - does not mention about when should you send the computer back to change the battery.
     
  7. LanceRiley

    LanceRiley Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Cebu, Philippines
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    That actually crossed my mind lol... Shearwater Teric.. but the cost...

    when is it comming?

    where is this? i haven't seen or heard the new d6
     

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