All Dive Xtras underwater scooters now have Bluetooth programming capability, the company unveiled this week at DEMA Show 2023 in New Orleans.
Before, you had to plug the scooter into a computer with a micro-USB cable to go in and change the coding. The new feature allows the diver to wirelessly set up the gear settings he or she wants.
The scooters now have a “jump speed” setting where you can set a certain speed in case you need to accelerate to power through a current. It can also be set up to only go up to a certain speed (something dive shops would be interested in).
Two other new features to the scooters are “untangle” and “reverse” modes. If you get tangled in a line or kelp, the propeller will go into a state that allows the diver to untangle it. In “reverse” mode, the diver can get on top of the scooter a bit and then reverse out of a tight spot, say in a cave or a wreck.
Any scooter that has been ordered in the last month that shipped in the last week already has this update. The app is available for US$2 on the Google and Apple Stores.
Dive Xtras scooters range in price from US$1,800/€~1,659 to $7,300/~€6,728.
For more info, go to dive-xtras.com.