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Suunto/Mac compatibility issue?...

Discussion in 'Suunto' started by mattherat, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. mattherat

    mattherat Nassau Grouper

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    Hi all, i have a Suunto D6i, and i have not tried recently to upload the data onto my mac. I have just tried, but it keeps coming up with this message

    Suunto DM5 requires the Mono Framework version 3.12 or later

    So i hit download, and it just goes to a 404 page not found tab.

    I did also notice the last dive i did which is the first since getting my transmitter back from a recall that they did not talk to each other either

    Any suggestions would be great
     
  2. GreggS

    GreggS Barracuda

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    I think you will find if you do a search for DM5 threads here on SB, hardly anyone likes DM5. It is a terrible piece of software that most users have a very difficult time getting to work. I use Subsurface, which is free for both Mac and Windows, and has a free mobile app for both platforms. I highly recommend it.

    Of course, there are other 3rd party apps and software that others use and are fine digital dive logs. But with the experience I as well as others have had with DM5, you would be best served to abandon it and go with something else.

    As for your transmitter, you may have to pair your transmitter to your computer again if you haven't already done so. I've not heard of anyone else having a problem with communication between the transmitter and computer after the recall.
     
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  3. mattherat

    mattherat Nassau Grouper

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    I will give subsurface a try, thanks!
     
  4. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

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    Abandon DM5. It’s a piece of junk. go Subsurface, DiveLog/DiveLogDT, or my favorite, MacDive.
     
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  5. vovanx

    vovanx Nassau Grouper

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    ... and Linux.
    it was written for Linux initially (by Linus Torvalds himself btw), and ported to Mac and Windows later, because it is a great piece of software.
     
  6. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    MacDive is also an awesome choice. The developer is terrific, very responsive to requests for new features and upgrades. Syncs easily with the phone version as well.
     
  7. Nicolas Pottier

    Nicolas Pottier Angel Fish

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    Will echo other comments that I've had much better luck with MacDive than other solutions (including Subsurface). Just works, as it should. Bought it straight away.
     
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  8. pauldw

    pauldw Solo Diver

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    Are there any substantial differences between the MacDive desktop edition and the mobile edition that would make one more useful than the other?
     
  9. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Much easier to enter data on a laptop than on a phone, if you are writing a lot of comments, doing a lot of gear groups, etc... I think that also there are some fields on the desktop client that aren't synced. What I do is maintain my logs on my laptop, and then sync to the phone so that I have all of that information with me at all times - just an easier workflow. But I suppose you could also just use the phone version, if you are used to working that way.
     
  10. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

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    At the dive site I use the mobile version including GPS logging. When I get home, have access to laptop, I do mass changes or dive merges, etc.
     

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