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Teric AI vs. Perdix AI?

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

  1. Randallr

    Randallr Nassau Grouper

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    What fantastic and helpful responses! Thank you all!

    Of course, I'm still indecisive. The replaceable vs. rechargeable battery cuts both ways, and I'm not sure on which side of the line I fall. The compass is a neat trick on the Teric, for sure, and I do like the readability of the display.

    I'll continue to cogitate. In the end, I may decide based on the $200 price difference. Stay tuned, and thanks again!
     
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  2. lowflyer

    lowflyer Divemaster

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    If having the compass on the display without pushing buttons to other screens is a plus for you, it can be done on the Perdix in setup. You can have a little arrow pointing direction and also an accurate numeric readout of bearing on the main screen.
     
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  3. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divemaster

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    Good to know! I'm old school and still prefer my wrist mounted SK7.
     
  4. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divemaster

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    Just buy one of each! :eyebrow:

    I'll probably get a Teric AI someday but not until I'm ready to replace my backup Petrel 1. At that point the Perdix will become my backup. Maybe in another year or two.
     
  5. Jay

    Jay Need to dive more!

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    Or wait until SW new box computer comes out. That will be something very special I guess.
     
  6. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Not sure if anyone answered this or not. I didn't seem to see a response. I have the Perdix and I use MacDive. Dives download flawlessly via bluetooth from the Perdix to the MacDive software. I love it..
     
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  7. Randallr

    Randallr Nassau Grouper

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    They hadn’t and that’s great to know - many thanks.
     
  8. Kirgan

    Kirgan Photographer

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    Question: Since both devices allow you to customize the screen layout, I am wondering that since Perdix has the larger screen, does it allow you to display more information on the screen at one time compared to the Teric or do both have the exact same limits on the amount of information and it is just size and clarity of the screen that are different?
     
  9. -JD-

    -JD- Eclecticist ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I've just been throught this comparison. That is a difficult question to answer with a blanket statement due to differences in the way different modes are displayed between the two and which combined-data displays are supported.

    What mode would would you be using it in? OC Rec, OC Tec, CCR?
    What data items do you want to see on the home screen?

    This is my outline in another, similar thread (germain, good reading, and more current): Shearwater Teric vs. Perdix
     
  10. Kirgan

    Kirgan Photographer

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    I would use for both OC Rec & OC Tec. Doing only OC Rec right now. There are of course some required things I would want to see and I know that will fit on the display. But then there are things that are not critical, but would be useful at times and then just nice-to-haves - because I am a data hound and just like looking at data. I am the same way when I run with my Garmin tri-athlete watch

    OC Rec Required
    -Current Depth
    -Average Depth
    -Stopwatch
    -Ascent Rate
    -NDL
    -Dive Time

    OC Rec Useful
    -Max Depth
    -CNS
    -Current PPO2
    -Time of Day (clock)

    OC Rec Nice-to-haves
    -Temp
    -If I ever use AI then TANK PSI, current SAC & GTR
    -I might try turning on the compass just to try it, but I doubt if I would keep it on and use it as I have never really trusted electronic compasses.

    I won't bother listing all I would want with OC-Tech, but there would be some differences, such as TTS, ceiling, current gas, stop, etc..

    I could rotate through screens to see some of this. I just wonder if I can eliminate some of the scrolling if the larger screen of the Perdix will mean I am allowed to customize it to show more data than the Teric or if it will be the same amount, but just with bigger fonts.

    Thanks.
     

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