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If you had $200

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by JamesAAAA, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    I100.
    One button is NOT an issue for me whatsoever. Just don’’t rush if you have to change the parameter.
     
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  2. JamesAAAA

    JamesAAAA Angel Fish

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    Thank you for your input. Do you have any issues reading the display in light low?
     
  3. MargaritaMike

    MargaritaMike Divemaster

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    Based on your criteria, and budget: If "I" had $200 "I" would buy the I300C. You don't need the Bluetooth now. However, in 6 months, a year, or even 3 years from now you might and you won't have to spend a dime. It's a good computer and will probably serve you well. BUT it's your arm that will be wearing it, not mine.

    Good luck with you decision.
    Cheers -

    Edit: I have not owned any of them, however, I DID consider a I300 before I saw the computer I now own.
     
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  4. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Great White

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    I'd buy a Mares Puck at LP and a bottle of Kirkland bourbon and a carton of Mexican coke at my nearest Costco.
     
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  5. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hi @JamesAAAA

    I would find an extra $70 and buy an Oceanic Geo 2 from LeisurePro. Nice, 4 button, watch style computer running DSAT amd PZ+. If no need for the download cable, saves you the extra $100
     
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  6. JamesAAAA

    JamesAAAA Angel Fish

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    Why not consider the i200? Aren’t they the same computer.
     
  7. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    No, the Oceanic computer runs two deco algorithms, DSAT, which is liberal, and PZ+, that is middle of the road, or moderate. The Aqua Lung runs only PZ+.

    Personally, I've been diving DSAT since 2002, I could never dive PZ+, just me
     
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  8. RIHappyDiver

    RIHappyDiver Barracuda

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    @scubadada beat me to it.

    The Aqualung computers only run PZ+ algorithm, whereas the Oceanic computers can run either PZ+ or DSAT. My understanding is that PZ+ is a middle of the road algorithm in regards to conservatism, while DSAT is a bit less conservative. I use a Geo 2 set to PZ+ as my primary and an i300 as backup. If I can find a used Geo 2 I’ll replace the i300.
     
  9. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Great White

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    Welcome to ScubaBoard. You don't care for the algorithm? -- You must buy One True Algorithm. You don't care about the number of buttons? -- You must not buy single button. You aren't going to drop a grand on it? -- You gotta buy a Shearwater or YOUR GONNA DIE!!!

    Seriously though, the only thing I know about your list is some people complain about zoop's buttons and pressure sensors. However I see way more zoops on my trips than AL computers, so I'm not entirely convinced that the noise is not due to bigger numbers.
     
  10. nippurmagnum

    nippurmagnum Angel Fish

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    I would buy a Cressi Leonardo for $175. Big screen, easy to read, easy to change the battery yourself, no frills, workhorse computer.

    And you'd have enough left over for a case of Corona.
     

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