With the explosion of fitness trackers that count your steps, calories burned and heart rate, among other things, it was only a matter of time before companies that develop and manufacture dive computers started incorporating such inner-body data into their own products.
While wandering the show floor at DEMA Show 2015 last week in Orlando, DeeperBlue.com found several dive watches and computers that track more than just depth and gas mixes.
— Photos and text by Santiago Flores.
6. ScubaPro Mantis 1 (M1)
The Mantis 1 is ScubaPro‘s first wristwatch-style dive computer with what the company calls “Human Factor Diving”. A computer for recreational divers, technical divers and freedivers, it is depth rated to 394ft/120m. The M1 features a stroke counter, and is compatible with a heart-rate monitor. Additionally, it provides skin temperature and calories burned. Retails for around $710 USD / 670 EUR with a heart-rate monitor strap.
5. ScubaPro Mantis 2 (M2)
The M2 will improve on the M1 by adding air-integration and an on-board digital compass. The M2 features a 3-gas, multi-gas algorithm for recreational divers, technical divers, and CCR divers as well as a freediving mode and ScubaPro’s “Human Factor Diving”. It will retail at $810 USD / 750 EUR.
4. ScubaPro Galileo Luna
The Galileo Luna is a fully-functional, wrist-mounted diving computer that offers air integration and allows you to program a nitrox mix up to 100 percent O2. Depth rated to 1082ft/330m, the Galileo Luna can log up to 100 hours of diving. It also comes with a freediving mode and is upgradeable to be compatible with what the company calls “Human Factor Diving“. Retails from around $740 USD / 690 EUR to $950 USD / 890 EUR.
3. Ratio Computers iDive Avantgarde
The iDive Avantgarde computer family consists of five different models to suit each diver’s needs. Whether you need eight gas mixes at a time or just air, there is an iDive that is designed for it. The iDive computers have a wide variety of functions including an O2 analyzer, chronometer, altimeter, thermometer, magnetometer and a pedometer. It retails for $520 USD / 490 EUR.
2. Sporasub SP2
Sprorasub‘s SP2 computer for freediving features a dive mode, chronometer, timer, and a log that can be downloaded via the company’s Dive Master software. The computer can be paired with a cardio chest strap to calculate calories burned, and max/min heart rate. It retails for around $500 USD / 470 EUR.
1. Omer UP-x1
The Umberto Pelizzari UP-X1 is a freediving computer that records depth, dive time and water temperature. The computer comes with a heart rate monitor that works with the 5.3 KHz frequency and provides tracking of heartbeat and energy consumption. It retails for around $600 USD / 560 EUR.