Keep essential data at your fingertips. With the right instrument, you can maximize your dive experience in the safest way possible. These new dive computers and watches blend the latest technology with high style.
While dive computers are designed for some pretty extreme depths and tough conditions, there are a few essential steps you should take to ensure these high-tech digital devices function at maximum capacity for as long as possible.
Maximize Dive Time. Today’s electronic personal assistants are always ready to supply the important information you need underwater. This selection ranges from the most high-tech computer brain displaying an array of useful data to a classic dive watch that not only tracks bottom time but lets everyone know you’re a diver. What You Need To Know: Dive Computers
The ability to track up to four wireless transmitters at once means you can keep tabs on multiple nitrox mixes of your own and keep an eye on your buddy’s tank pressure. Oceanic’s dual algorithm feature also gives divers their choice of dive-time calculation methods.CONTACT oceanicworldwide.com
The Leonardo keeps things elegantly simple for divers looking for a single-gas nitrox computer. A well-designed display is effortless to read, and is complemented by user-friendly functions such as an adjustable conservatism factor, PO settings and bright backlighting. CONTACT cressi.com
The ICON HD is as easy to read as it is to program, thanks to the LCD display that produces a spectrum of colors and has an intuitive menu system. It’s also nitrox compatible, and users can store images — including site maps — for reference during the dive. An optional air-integrating tank transmitter will be available soon. CONTACT mares.com
Worn on the wrist or used as part of a new three-gauge console, the XP-10 covers all the basics, such as nitrox compatibility between 21 percent and 50 percent, a safety-stop timer, backlighting and PC software. CONTACT subgear.com
This two-gas nitrox computer can be upgraded to incorporate a compass, trimix and rebreather capabilities, which means it can keep pace with your growing skills. Plus, its vivid OLED display, rugged MIL-SPEC hard-anodized housing and 492-foot depth rating make this Q highly functional. CONTACT diverite.com