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Thoughts on Deep 6's new DC

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by ttsugar, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. rsingler

    rsingler Scuba Instructor, Tinkerer in Brass Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Napa, California
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    Once I complete this second deco stop
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    The computer reverts to being a recreational computer and starts my usual safety stop
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    As @cerich notes below, changing the heading from (deco) STOP to something like S.Stop will remove some confusion.
    At this point, if I omit my safety stop
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    the computer warns me with OVER, but does not lock up.
    Shortly thereafter, I get a dive profile
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    And can look at my log,
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    If i want, I can go right back to diving...
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    presumably with my nitrogen load shortening my next NDL.
    I do not know yet whether the computer will lock up if you violate a deco stop.

    All told, this is a good toy. It is a great value.
    I haven't seen any of the wonky times that have been commented on elsewhere. I think this is a great recreational computer, and a good backup for all dives, when you consider the cost.
     
  2. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
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    Thanks @rsingler, I'm looking forward the remaining installments for your chamber dive :)
     
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  3. johndiver999

    johndiver999 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Gainesville FL
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    I would NOT want depth to be displayed in decimals of feet. I had a metric computer that displayed depth in decimals of meters and I did not like that, but meters are so large that a decimal value has some utility. Displaying decimal feet would be a source of confusion and a perfect example of a non-optimal way to display critical data - in my opinion, anyway. Is that common to other computers?
     
  4. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Georgia
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    If anybody wants to watch on video the unit going into deco, what it shows once it does, what it shows during deco and safety stop.. here is a link.

    Ignore ascent rate

     
  5. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Georgia
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    No worries, you will find other units that suit YOUR preferences and opinion better. All good.

    Many folks won't find it as confusing as you would based on your comments, in fact many find it very intuitive.
     
  6. johndiver999

    johndiver999 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Gainesville FL
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    In my opinion, I think an ambiguity about displaying minutes or seconds is an unnecessary source of potential confusion. In a stressful situation, with low light, low visibility, snot on the mask and nitrogen impairing the brain, I feel that simplicity in depiction of information is necessary and should be the primary consideration.

    Also, just for clarification does the DECO time START in seconds, increase up to 180 seconds, then toggle to minutes (when deco exceeds 3 minutes) and then toggle back to seconds as the deco time decreases? If so, when you first glance at the deco status of the display and you see 12... could that mean 12 seconds or 12 minutes?
     
  7. Colliam7

    Colliam7 Tech Instructor Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Kents Store, VA
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    Interesting perspective. And, I realize it is your opinion, which is valid for you. But, I don't see a problem with a depth display in decimal feet. Why would it cause confusion? If the depth sensor is able to provide that detail, and adding the decimal and one digit don't compromise other information, what's the issue? Sure, for a recreational dive computer, I don't know that it is essential to have this level of precision. But, I am having trouble understanding why it would be considered a negative. I am not disagreeing (or agreeing) with the opinion, just trying to better understand why this would be any sort of 'issue'.
     
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  8. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
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    That is your opinion and you are welcome to it.

    Others disagree.
     
  9. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    It all looks as I expected, one question and I may just be having a brain fart but what it the value lz? Under the “ceiling” ? I didn’t catch what the setting was, 1,2 or 3.
     
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  10. RainPilot

    RainPilot OC/CCR Instructor Trainer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well that is unarguable and I personally would be happy to use that display comfortably for the occasional light deco or for a rec diver to get out of trouble with. I assume the 2nd 3-minute segment at 15’ was the safety stop?
     
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