The new Perdix dive computer is 30 percent slimmer than the company’s Petrel model but maintains the same ruggedness and many of the modes featured in the Petrel — Open-Circuit Recreational, Open-Circuit Technical, Closed-Circuit fixed PPO2, and Gauge Mode.
One area where the Perdix beats the Petrel is in battery life, according to Shearwater. The Petrel sports a five-hour operating time at medium brightness, while the Perdix can go for more than 50 hours under the same conditions.
Like the Petrel, the Perdix sports a user-friendly, two-button menu system, 1000-hour dive log, a user-replaceable AA battery well with a double-O-ring seal for peace of mind, and free, Bluetooth-integrated firmware releases.
The 2.2-inch/5.6cm high-resolution LCD display has enhanced color saturation and can show user-customizable dive information. You can wear it via an integrated bungee mount or the classic strap mounts, depending on your preference.
The Perdix retails for around US$900/829 Euros for the basic model.
If you are in fact in Germany for the Dusseldorf Boat Show from January 23-31, you’ll be able to check the Perdix out at the dive2gether booth (#3J05).
If you won’t be in Dusseldorf later this month, you can check out the Shearwater Research website at https://www.shearwater.com/products/perdix/ or the YouTube video below.