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Do you download your dive computer data?

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by gr8jab, May 8, 2019.

Do you download and save dive computer data?

  1. Every time, religiously, and anyone who doesn't is going to die die die.

    67.7%
  2. Meh, sometimes, if I remember, or there is an interesting profile.

    20.6%
  3. No, that's totally boring and I'm busy sleeping/eating/diving to bother.

    10.3%
  4. What? I can do that?

    1.3%
  1. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    Of course. But we :heart: it because it is technically true.
     
  2. ATJ

    ATJ Barracuda

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    I would argue that it is not even technically true.

    If you already have a dive computer and are downloading your dives to a desktop/laptop/phone you already have, how is that worse than using paper you wouldn’t used if you don’t have a paper log.

    The person making the comments clearly has a dive computer (and said so) and must also have a non-dive computer (to make their comments) so they are using both the computers AND wasting paper.
     
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  3. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    The only reason using divelog software on my laptop and desktop computers is no worse is because I already bought those laptops and desktops for other purposes. If you start with just a dive computer and a clean slate, or better yet blank stone tablet...
     
  4. Dominik_E

    Dominik_E Nassau Grouper

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    I treasure my logged dives :)
     
  5. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Literally virtually diving ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I think something is lost in translation here. English is not this poster’s first language and my reading of this statement is that it would be easy to download a dive computer file to a computer. My guess is that the term electronic logbook has been literally interpreted as a separate electronic device used only to record dive logs and nothing else (a book, so to speak), rather than a program or app that exists in a more general purpose electronic device or computer that is used for multiple purposes.
     
  6. TrimixToo

    TrimixToo Regular of the Pub

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    Periodically I bring my paper log up to date and download my dives to my laptop. That doesn't seem to be a choice in the poll.

    Note: No trees were killed in posting this message, but a very large number of electrons may have been inconvenienced by being forced to travel thousands and thousands of miles...
     
  7. caruso

    caruso Banned

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    You could be onto something here.
     
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  8. Joneill

    Joneill ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    But has anyone ever seen such a device? I certainly have not - so hard to believe that's the case here - but you never know, I suppose?
     
  9. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    We are here talking about using cable or any device to down load dive info!
    Don't change the subject or start a new thread!

    There are 14 votes on NO.
     
  10. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    You ought to get out from your comfort zone and start travelling in REAL world. It will be eye opening for you.
    What made you think that everyone in the world would have access to smart phone, tablet and computer? Do you really believe that high speed internet is available everywhere?

    Dream about 5G!!!
     

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