We have all experienced the frustration of trying to get someone’s attention while they are looking around at other things underwater. Aside from occasionally annoying, it can also be a real safety problem if your buddy drifts off too far.
One new product, the Buddy Watcher, was generating a lot of buzz at this week’s DEMA Show in Orlando.
The Buddy Watcher works by sending a signal between your bracelet and your buddies with the touch of a button. What you feel is a vibration on the wrist, strong enough to be felt through a dry suit. It also has a light-up string of dots on the screen when a signal is received.
Buddy Watcher works up to 66 feet away, guaranteed, underwater. There is also a version that can be used by guides where you can alert a whole group at one time with a sent signal.
Buddy Watcher sells as a set of two for US$199. For more information, check out their website at www.Buddy-watcher.com.
— By Craig Harris