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DiveNav/DCBuddy/Diving Log 5.0/Dive Log/DivePal/and more... Which to use?

Discussion in 'Dive Software' started by bclark0015, May 27, 2015.

  1. bclark0015

    bclark0015 Angel Fish

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    If there are others out there like me, you are having an incredibly hard time trying to decipher between all the diving apps/softwares/accessories and so forth.

    I've come across so many different options and frankly, I really wish someone could just tell me which is the best to use based on what I want to do, listed below:

    1) I have a Mares Puck 3
    2) I want to download data from my Puck 3 and export it to an app on my phone
    3) If possible, I'd like the availability to export that data whether via cloud, excel, etc. to my computer. However, that is not a requirement, just a plus.

    So basically...#1 and #2 above are my only, simple requirements. Any help whatsoever is incredibly appreciated.

    The reasons I am having so much trouble when I find something are: a) I find a computer diving log software but no app, b) I find an app but no connection ability to my Puck 3, c) I find a connection app but cannot determine if it is compatible with my Puck 3.

    I'm kind of desperate, haha. If someone knows:

    1) What connecting piece of equipment I need to get (Mares Interface Connector?) and 2) What app I need to get to work with it, I'd be in heaven.
     
  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What is your phone?
     
  3. bclark0015

    bclark0015 Angel Fish

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    oops...forgot to include that. Iphone 6
     
  4. DiveNav

    DiveNav ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    In theory the Mares Puck 3 should be a Mares Puck inside a console with a pressure gauge and a compass.
    So, in that scenario, you could use our DCbuddy for Mares Puck and either our divePAL App or the Dive log app from More Mobile Software.

    divePAL allows you to upload logs with our divePAL cloud and so synch them with other devices (as an example a PC by using divePAL Windows)
     
  5. divinglog

    divinglog Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Hi

    If the Puck 3 is actually a Puck in a console, Diving Log 5.0 can download it directly. You can also sync to the iOS Dive Log app from More Mobile Software. And you can also export your data to Excel or several cloud solutions.

    Kind regards,
    Sven
     
  6. bclark0015

    bclark0015 Angel Fish

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    Went ahead and bought the advanced license on my iphone for the divePAL app. At $3.99 wasn't going to break the bank to try it out. I'm trying to log my dives manually, and i've run into one issue so far:

    1) I cannot edit my max depth anywhere in the app on my first log (I did have it in there, now it is gone, and it says "No Profile to Analyze...There is no profile to analyze for this dive." So now I cannot update the max depth as that is what I have to click to get there.

    ---------- Post added May 28th, 2015 at 04:09 PM ----------

    Deleted my first log to try again. It works once I go into the log and get everything loaded...then, when I go back to the home screen...no depth is reflected and if I go back into that log, I get the same error mentioned above.
     
  7. bclark0015

    bclark0015 Angel Fish

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    screenshots of the problem
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  8. DiveNav

    DiveNav ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    App works fine (almost) :D
    When you create a manual log make sure you also create a dive profile for it.
    Tap on "Tap to Add Profile"
    Enter Max Depth and Dive Time and then tap on Set
    The app will then show you a screen where you can draw a dive profile..... tap on the screen to create as many points as you like.
    Tap Save once you are done with it.

    divePAL iPhone is a bit limited compared to divePAL Windows or divePAL iPad (screen is much smaller) and some features are not available.
    As an example, in divePAL iPhone you can not edit a dive profile once you have entered it (just delete the dive and re-do it), but in divePAL Windows and divePAL iPad you can. (Will see if we can add it to the next version)
     
  9. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC PADI Pro

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    If you have a Mac, I've found the absolute best, and most pain-free combination is that of MacDive and Dive Log on the iPhone. Super easy to both download dives, as well as sync with my iPhone.
     
  10. bclark0015

    bclark0015 Angel Fish

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    Any ideas when a new version is coming out? Yeah it still won't save my depth on manual entries. It will take it on try #1. But when I exit that log and go back to the main screen...everything saves perfectly except the depth. Then when I go back into it the dive profile is blank and if I click to edit the dive profile it says no dive profile found. Software seems pretty cool but that seems like an update you'd want to fix pretty quickly.
     

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