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Owner Info Screen for Dive Computers

Discussion in 'Q and A for Scuba Manufacturers' started by kablooey, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. kablooey

    kablooey Divemaster

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    Here's an idea for dive computer manufacturers and programers...

    How about adding a screen mode for divers to record their contact info?

    Why?
    So many dive computers are lost every day. Especially wrist mounted and wrist watch dive computers.
    Wouldn't it be great to have a screen where the person who finds a lost computer could access the original owner's contact info?
    Maybe as part of the settings mode?

    It would help get a lot of computers back into the hands of the unfortunate people who loose them.

    Sure, I know a lot of computers are water-damaged beyond repair by the time they're found. And it's up to the honesty of the person that finds it also. And a lot of people already mark their computers with contact info (although most don't). Ya, it's not a perfect solution... but I'd call someone if I found a dive computer.

    K
     
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  2. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divemaster

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    Shearwater already has this. Another of the many reasons to look no further than Shearwater for your PDC.
     
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  3. shurite7

    shurite7 Dive Shop

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    Scubapro's Luna and G2 have already have this feature. The owner's name appears on the home page when the computer is turned on. There is also another screen in which the owner can upload emergency (contact/medical) info.
     
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  4. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

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    Also several of the Pelagic models. (Aqualung, Oceanic, Aeris)
     
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  5. Sh0rtBus

    Sh0rtBus BUBBLLLLLLES! My Bubbles ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My Atomic Cobalt II has just such a screen.
     
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  6. kablooey

    kablooey Divemaster

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    This is all great news, thank you.

    Knowing that some manufactures are already including this on their computers is very encouraging.
    Hopefully it will catch on with all of them. Divers can help by letting manufacturers know this feature is important to them.
    (Perhaps spread the word at DEMA this week?)

    The next time I'm shopping for a computer this will be something I'll be looking for.

    I hate to loose stuff, but I also love to find the owners of the lost equipment I find.

    (back to the drawing board... one day I'll have an original idea)

    K
     

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