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Scubapro G2 Console

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by RobPNW, Feb 14, 2020 at 6:33 PM.

  1. RobPNW

    RobPNW Angel Fish

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    I have the opportunity to get a new one of these for $300 off. The specs looks pretty good to me as a recreational diver. And it has features that I may grow into. One of my priorities is readability without being huge.

    Ultimately, I would like to have a console as a back up and use a wrist AI watch as my primary computer. I am waiting for more color screen watch options to make it to the market in the next couple years. In the meantime, I can use the console solely. Hell, I still use a Casio watch and a dive table right now.

    Bottom line, does anyone have real world experience with the G2 console? If so, please share your thoughts.

    Thanks in advance,
    Rob
     
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  2. RobPNW

    RobPNW Angel Fish

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    If known, please elaborate on these things:

    The online manual says the screen layouts and colors are customizable. That could mean a lot of things.

    The pictures of the digital compass online look pretty nice but how does it track? Any calibration issues?
     
  3. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Make sure you are happy with the proprietary Buhlmann ZH-L16 ADT MB decompression algorithm and all of the variables that may be part of it (microrbubble level, profile dependent intermediate stops, heart rate, skin temperature, breathing rate). It is my impression that the underlying algorithm is moderate to conservative.
     
  4. ELCAM

    ELCAM Nassau Grouper

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    If you have an inclination of going beyond recreational ever a console G2 would be a poor investment. You can’t use any kind planner software to approximate scubapro’s proprietary algorithm.

    I’d stick to something you can plan around like a Shearwater (Perdix or Teric)
     
  5. MargaritaMike

    MargaritaMike Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sometimes a "deal" is only a deal for the seller. $300 off is a good price, but does it really fill your needs.

    On of the main reason to get a wrist AI Dive Computer is to eliminate the console/SPG hose. I'm not saying that you can't do it that way, but a console may not be what you want to hang at the end of that hose.

    Look before you leap.

    Cheers - M²
     
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  6. RobPNW

    RobPNW Angel Fish

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    I noticed that a number of the SP computers offer the integration of a HRM and other body metrics into it's calculations. Do other OEMs have HRM integration?
     
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  7. RobPNW

    RobPNW Angel Fish

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    I REALLY like the underwater looks of the Teric's display. I may just bite the bullet and get one.
     
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  8. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I don't think so. How Scubapro implements them is not known either
     
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  9. RobPNW

    RobPNW Angel Fish

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    I know there's mixed opinions on this. For me, if I were doing mostly tropical diving, it would be nice to eliminate a hose and a piece of bulky gear. Where I am we do mostly drysuit diving in about 42F. So you got bulk on regardless and carry a bunch of weight and gear.

    Ultimately, I would like to have a computer and backup for redundancy. I would use the watch primarily because it's on my arm and convenient. I wouldn't have to take it out, stow it away, rinse and repeat. As a backup, the console would be on me and available in the event of an emergency but would likely spend the whole dive stowed under a BC strap or something and I wouldn't even notice it.
     
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  10. RobPNW

    RobPNW Angel Fish

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    So I guess the question is what's more important, having the HRM and other physiological metrics integrated into the computer algorithms or having more knowledge and control over the algorithm. I'm not implying either is better because I don't know.
     
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