Wristwatch-Style Dive ComputersWristwatch-style dive computers, from top: 1) Suunto D6i 2) SCUBAPRO Meridian
MARES ICON HD/AI
›› Smartphone-esque main menu and four button controls equal an intuitive system to navigate
›› Two dive-mode options offer a color-ful choice of how data is presented
›› Top-flight logging with map- and photo-storage capabilities
›› Hoseless air integration rounds out the data-delivery package
With its vibrant color screen, large compass, hoseless air integration, innovative menu system, and impressive map- and photo-storage capabilities, the Icon HD/AI rivals the best of them in the wrist-mount category.
CONTACT: mares.com MSRP: $1,800
TUSA IQ-750 ELEMENT II
›› Large alphanumeric display for easy tracking and monitoring of dive data
›› The ability to switch between two gas mixes allows for a good ascent/ safety stop plan
›› Single-touch access to Logbook provides easy access to previous dives
›› “Disarmable” Deep Stop function folds in an additional layer of dive safety
The Element II is a solid midlevel data cruncher offered at a decent price. It’s also available in a console version teamed with an analog submersible pressure gauge.
CONTACT: tusa.com MSRP: $430
IST SPORTS GP-4000 COMPASS+
›› Nitrox-capable to 100 percent with three programmable gas mixes
›› On-board compass is presented in both graphic display and numerical degrees
›› Dot-matrix pictographic display of dive profiles during and after dive
›› Three button controls and screen prompts provide helpful assists when moving through the system
An on-board compass, full-nitrox/three- gas capability and convenient extras like dive profile graphics add up a lot of dive computing bang for the buck.
CONTACT: istsports.com MSRP: $580