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Mares Puck Pro Info Screen

Discussion in 'Mares... Just add Water!' started by Parky, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Parky

    Parky Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ipswich,UK
    My last dive computer having recently died I've just bought a Mares Puck Pro as a replacement. (I've had an M1 in the past which brought me back to Mares). Along the way to making my choice I've read a number of dive computer manuals, most of which have been quite poor. The Puck Pro manual was adequate, but now having the Puck Pro in my hands I have a perfect example of what I hate.

    Section 2.6 (page 17) the Info Screen. The words in the manual say: "This submenu provides information about the hardware and software of your Puck Pro and about the status of the battery with a number from 1 to 3, 3 being the highest, 2 corresponding to a steady battery symbol and 1 to the blinking battery symbol (no dive)." That's all.

    The illustration in the manual shows:

    -the top line of the display as "2 rSt". What does this mean? The 2 is shown in the middle digit position. My Puck Pro shows "1 rSt" with the 1 being in the right-hand digit position.

    -the middle line of the display I assume is the software version number (as it starts with "1/" which I guess represents a "V". It took me a few minutes to realise that). Following the version number (X:XX) is the battery symbol and a single small digit which I guess must be the battery state. My brand new Puck Pro shows a "3" for this digit for a good battery. The illustration in the manual inexplicably shows a "5" here - but the words say it will be 1,2 or 3.

    - checking the side of the box the Puck Pro came in, the bottom line of the display would appear to be the Puck Pro's serial number.

    A few more words of explanation would have been useful - I still don't know what the top line means (do you?). Showing a "5" in the illustration instead of 1,2 or 3 doesn't instil confidence in the rest of the manual.
  2. mbaronio

    mbaronio Garibaldi

    I am not sure, but I think it is the number of times the battery has been changed.
  3. David1965

    David1965 Garibaldi

    I spoke to Mares customer service and with firmware v4:00 the top line of the info screen indicates the number of times the computer has reset (hence "rst" after the number). With a battery change there will often be a number of quick resets until the battery is firmly in place and the cover is screwed down so the number of resets can jump up (mine went from 1 to 6 to 11 as I tested out batteries). The battery health is indicated on the bottom line with the "bat OK." Though I have not seen it, evidently the indicator will change to "low" or something like that in time.
  4. ahcalde

    ahcalde Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Florida
    Damn mine says 29 rst lol

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