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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. caruso

    caruso Banned

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Long Island, NY
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    Nothing is safe in a drawer. The trend nowadays is towards less paper and more digital files that are backed up to the cloud and available on a mobile device at any time. If you want to go back and check a previous dive, say you're making a return trip and you want to see which sites were your favorites, or you want to answer a member question on ScubaBoard, how easy is it to click on the map of your dive sites and up comes the logs for that site? Or do a search within the logbook? Or simply scroll through the dives by clicking? As compared to looking through stacks of paper logbooks. When you have 200 dives, it's one thing. 2000 is another.
     
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  2. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    You don't need a drawer or books or cut trees with an electronic logbook, just convenience and solid memory and speed to download your data while it can be available anywhere in the world without you having to lug your precious "30+" books anywhere.


    With electronic logbook, you can check them anytime anywhere. You also get statistical information with a push of a button or finger touch.

    So why do you keep a logbook, even a paper one, to begin with if this is what you think? Why not just be happy and forget all about logbooks and live free spirited and not annoy yourself with such details?
     
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  3. mwerle

    mwerle Angel Fish

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    Uh, why question another person's reasons for doing things the way they do them? Bit OT discussing why someone prefers to use a paper logbook. On the whole I'm very much on the side of electronics as well, but as I said earlier, I still keep the paper logs too. Maybe one day I'll stop those.

    Regardless, each their own, it's not like their choice affects you..
     
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  4. Joneill

    Joneill ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: New Jersey, USA
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    I couldn’t deal with the cable - but if it works for you, that is all that matters.

    BTW - my Perdix AI is a 2 button interface while the Teric is a 4 button. However, the extra buttons actually make it even easier to navigate and change settings (on an already easy to use DC). Also, the menus and overall operation of the Shearwaters is incredibly intuitive - best UI I’ve seen so far.

    I’m not advocating folks need a Shearwater - just don’t be scared off by perceived complexity. The setup and use can be as simple or complex as the user desires/requires!
     
  5. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    If you read the thread, you will see that he was the one attacking people who choose the electronic logbook and "pay for the download cable."
     
  6. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    Other considerations aside, half the time I can't read my own chicken scratches. If I had to do my logging by hand on paper, I'd just save time and not log anything at all.

    A $100 d/l kit: priceless.
     
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  7. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

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    Attacking?
    Electronic log book is absolutely waste of money and environmental unfriendly!
    Paper can be recycled easily but can you say the same about battery?
    Do you know what happen to all your electronic gadget including battery that you had disposed of over last 20yrs?

    Paper and pen rule over electronic log book any time and anywhere. And I am not the only one so far here.
     
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  8. saxman242

    saxman242 Manta Ray

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    Let me know when a paper log book can include a fraction of the data on the dive an electronic one can without spending hours transcribing.
     
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  9. Joneill

    Joneill ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    So, I guess you are saying you don’t have a smartphone? Or a tablet? Or a computer? Not sure how you are posting here then???

    The point is that the electronic log book takes advantage of devices that most people own already. There is no extra battery associated with an electronic logbook!

    I have no problem if you choose to log manually or if you even log at all... But, to suggest electronic logs are inferior to paper, a waste of money or environmentally unfriendly is downright silly and/or ignorant! Geez!
     
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  10. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    Both can be recycled but do they? Paper means cutting trees.

    Electronic logbooks don't cause increased use of batteries, they use an insignificant of what is already here. Stop the exaggeration and justification for backwards mentality. You don't like and can't handle technology, why come here? Aren't you using electricity and batteries using SB and the internet? You can use smoke signals, drumbeats and whistling to stay in touch with your cavemen friends and not cause environmental disasters by getting online and wasting batteries as you claim.
     
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