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scubapro galileo HUD has anyone got any experience with this dive computer

Discussion in 'SCUBAPRO' started by Ronnie simpson, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Ronnie simpson

    Ronnie simpson Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Czech Republic
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    hi guys, anyone ot there with some real life experience with the hud from scubapro, I am thinking of buying one, but would like some honest opinions of this bit of kit before I buy thanks.
     
  2. STIDVC

    STIDVC Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Somewhere on an island
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    Too expensive for my blood. im happy with my Perdix and Teric
     
  3. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Jersey
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    Display is awful. Dot matrix screen that looks like 1980’s Pong game. Must be attached to specific SP mask type. Looks like a not ready for real-time prototype.
     
  4. mnjhuz76

    mnjhuz76 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Germany - Home is where the Dom is!
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    Does Scubapro have Buehlmann or VPM meanwhile or are they still using their proprietary algorithms?
     
  5. Southside

    Southside Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Chicago
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    The HUD offers two dive algorithms: the Predictive Multi-Gas Bühlmann ZH-L16 ADT MB PMG or ZH-L16 Gradient Factor.
     
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  6. ScubaBros

    ScubaBros Nassau Grouper

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    I have about 100 dives on mine. Been using one since they first came out. I really like it. I don't have a problem reading the display and the menues are really easy to scroll through and change. Some things to know about the hud...
    • It is a stand alone computer
    • It takes about 10 dives to get used to looking through the display (similar to shooting with 2 eyes open with a rifle scope)
    • You can program GPS waypoints into it for surface navigation but GPS doesn't work underwater. (Really cool for search and recovery work tho)
    • 2 different algo choices
    • Is rechargeable (get about 25 - 1 hour dives on a charge)
    • Can mount to ANY (at least havent found one it wont mount to) 2 window mask.
    • Does have bluetooth
    • Is trimix compatible
    • Multiple gas compatible
    • Screen looks great. It is OLED very clear.
    • Multiple screen choices while diving
    • Heads up nav compass works very well
    • Finally a scubapro computer you can change settings on while in dive mode
    • Best to turn the screen brightness up for day dives and wayyyy down for night dives or wreck dives
    • Syncs with transmitter easily
    • Reverse compatible with older SP transmitters.
    • If you dive say a Luna, SOL, or G2 you only need one trans for 2 computers. (Hud and wrist unit)
    • Diving in murky water doesn't change screen viz
    • Have used both a clear mask and a tinted mask with HUD, tint doesn't change screen viz
    Over all really enjoyed my HUD diving experiences. But it's not for everyone.

    Given the $1600 ish price tag they aren't that much more than any top of the line color screen wireless dive computer.

    Happy Diving.
     
  7. Ronnie simpson

    Ronnie simpson Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Czech Republic
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    thanks for the info and honest opinion I have ordered one and will get it on 15th of febuary
     
  8. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
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    It is interesting that Scubapro offers ZH-L16C with GF on the HUD, in addition to ZH-L16 ADT MB. I wonder why they don't offer this algorithm on any other computers, making them acceptable to a larger number of divers. I found it somewhat odd that the tank reserve, RBT, is not functional when using ZH-L16C with GF, only when using ZH-:16 ADT MB. The Scubapro RBT works the same as Pelagic ATR/GTR, and includes all stops, safety or deco.
     

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