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Teric AI vs. Perdix AI?

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by Randallr, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
    I just bought both.
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  2. TerryC

    TerryC Master Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: St Kitts, West Indies
    I don't see this as an advantage.
    No way am I trusting my life to a vibration.
    Saying that the Teric is way cool
    If I had one I would wear it all the time.
    Sadly with 2×Perdix I cant justify the cost.
  3. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Manta Ray

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Tampa Bay, FL
    It still has traditional audible alarms, and you can turn on both at the same time too.
  4. TerryC

    TerryC Master Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: St Kitts, West Indies
    Same as.
    Never trusted "alarms"
  5. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
    audible alarms are useless. I'll disagree with @TerryC about vibe alarms, much prefer having them, but certainly not to rely on. They're nice when you're doing working dives
  6. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    If you are considering sidemount, I would go with the Perdix over the Teric. I’ve seen the Teric display with both tank pressures displayed. It gets crowded, too crowded for my tastes. The Perdix screen is bigger. Friend who has the Teric said he preferred my Perdix for showing both tank pressures.

    If SM isn’t on your radar, then don’t worry about what I just wrote.
  7. Shearwater

    Shearwater Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    The Teric has a freediving mode. No other Shearwater computer has it. Haptic and audible alarms are useful to freedivers.
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  8. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    I find it far better than trusting my life to a beep I cannot hear. The only way I know my computer is beeping is if the people around me are starting at me.
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  9. Graeme Fraser

    Graeme Fraser Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Narnia
    I went for the Perdix mainly because 90% of my dives are drysuit in cold water. With all the clobber I just felt the Perdix would be more robust and easier to handle.

    Damn, but the Teric is a nice piece of kit. I'd have one in a heartbeat if I could keep the receipt hidden from the misses.
  10. rabe

    rabe Barracuda

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Brisbane
    I prefer the Perdix for 3 reasons:
    1) I found it easier to read
    2) It's bulky, meaning I know is there: I don't have to focus to much and find it
    3) The battery is super easy to change
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