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Logbooks between Perdix AI and Mac/iPad/iPhone using Bluetooth ?

Discussion in 'Apps, Book and Media Reviews' started by Roger Hobden, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. Roger Hobden

    Roger Hobden Barracuda

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    I have a very specific question:

    What are the best electronic dive logbooks that can synchronize between a Shearwater Perdix AI and a MacbookPro, an iPad and an iPhone using Bluetooth, and that work right out of the box, without needing to acquire any other apps, software, or anything else ?

    What has been your experience with these various electronic logbooks ?

    Strengths, weaknesses, wish list about things that could be improved ?
     
  2. Pyro_

    Pyro_ Barracuda

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  3. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    never mind
     
  4. Roger Hobden

    Roger Hobden Barracuda

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    ?????
     
  5. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    MacDIve is terrific. The developer is great, he is very responsive to bug reports and feature requests.

    I download my dives from my Shearwater to my Macbook Pro, and sync that with my iPhone.
     
  6. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

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    Second @doctormike on MacDive. Too many amazing features to list but I Bluetooth my dives over to my iOS device and do my log right after a dive while it’s fresh. I then sync it via internet and the cloud and it appears on every other iOS or OSX device I have. My only complaint is that it can’t sync via a WiFi connection between two devices - it actually requires internet, which DiveLog and DiveLogDT can do but all else, it’s perfect to me.
     
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  7. Roger Hobden

    Roger Hobden Barracuda

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    Location: Montreal
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    OK, so finally went for MacDive. The direct Bluetooth connection without having to go through other app/software/equipment purchases was a deal-breaker for me. Also, syncing with iCloud was a significant feature also.

    :)
     
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  8. t3chnobrat

    t3chnobrat Nassau Grouper

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    Location: South Florida
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    You'll love MacDive. It works flawlessly between the Perdix and the Mac/IOS items that i have. The cloud backup is a huge piece of mind. The author is actually very responsive on questions if you reach out to him.
     
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  9. Chris H

    Chris H Barracuda

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    Another vote for Mac-Dive
     
  10. GeekFitGuy

    GeekFitGuy Angel Fish

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    I use the SSI app for my dive log and certifications. Does anyone know if MacDive will import to the app? I also have iOS devices for everything except my desktop, which is what I use now for my Shearwater Desktop. I have iCloud on my PC so it should work well, but does anyone have experience syncing to a PC using the MacDive app? Thanks! :)
     

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