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Which computer for technical diving do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches & Analyzers' started by Tomeck, Sep 6, 2008.

Which computer for technical diving do you prefer?

  1. Liquivision X1

    11 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Nitek X

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Shearwater Pursuit

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. VR3

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. Others

    9 vote(s)
    40.9%
  1. Tomeck

    Tomeck Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Switzerland
    1,543
    145
    Which computer for technical diving do you prefer?

    I seek a computer for trimix and I still hesitate.
     
  2. ianr33

    ianr33 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Wah Wah Land
    5,166
    976
  3. Tienuts

    Tienuts Instructor, Scuba

    557
    124
    I have used all 3. The pursuit is a great computer, but the display on the X1 gives it the clear advantage.
     
  4. ian@1904

    ian@1904 Registered

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Bedfordshire, England
    56
    1
    I prefer the discipline of planning my trimix dives using Proplanner. Then using a slate and managing the dive time on my Vytec in gauge mode.
     
  5. Tienuts

    Tienuts Instructor, Scuba

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    124
    I know some accountants who still use an adding machine, and architects who still draw plans with a pencil and square too. :wink:

    I think you will find that the addition of a trimix computer on your wrist does not mean you stop pre-dive planning.
     
  6. DrDuktayp

    DrDuktayp Divemaster Candidate

    109
    0
    There is a video on youtube of the Liquidvision X1. The numbers are nice and big and I like how it signals for deco stops.

    Although, a friend of mine has the Shearwater Pursuit which I could see clearly at depth the other night.

    I like that the Liquidvision runs V-Planner live.

    The new DiveRite computer isn't out yet is it?

    DrDuktayp
     
  7. Tomeck

    Tomeck Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Switzerland
    1,543
    145
    Many find that Liquivision is very easy to read in darkness, but many are disappointed, because they say that they cannot change a batterie on Liquivision.
     
  8. Tienuts

    Tienuts Instructor, Scuba

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    I would check this out a bit more carefully - it has been discussed on the various threads ad nauseam.

    I think some put too much weight in a user-replaceable battery. Most floods on dive computers occur as a result of a user replaceable battery. Why is it so important to have one?

    Liquivision says the battery is good for 20 hours of diving between charges. In my experience, I have used it for 20 hours, and only used 30% of the battery without a charge. One could probably easily get 40 hours from it.

    The original concern with the battery on the X1 was if the battery crapped out - the unit would have to be scrapped, since the battery was potted. This has been changed, and the battery can now be replaced. Liqiquivision now has a better battery warranty, and if you care for the battery the way they recommend - you'll never have a problem, with it.
     

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