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Everyday Watch

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by Ed Wabals, Jan 10, 2020.

Just curious about how many of you use the Teric as an everyday watch?

Poll closed Jan 20, 2020.
  1. Always

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Sometimes

    15 vote(s)
    48.4%
  3. Never, I only use it for diving

    16 vote(s)
    51.6%
  1. Ed Wabals

    Ed Wabals Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Newtown
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    4
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    Thinking of getting this for a dive computer, but was wondering who uses it as an everyday watch?
     
  2. davehicks

    davehicks Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Seattle
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    299
    63
    You certainly can use it this way, but it requires a bit too much charging for my taste. I'll use it this way on a dive vacation but not every day. Now if I had the fancy GOLD version...
     
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  3. Ed Wabals

    Ed Wabals Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Newtown
    22
    4
    3
    The fancy gold one is too bright for my liking, I will go with the Black
     
  4. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
    16,655
    8,244
    113
    I wear a normal "dive watch" from Seiko as my everyday watch. If you are into smart watches in general, the Garmin does that better than the Teric, but lacks air integration. I know several people that wear it as their everyday watch, but I would only do that on something like a liveaboard or other tropical destination where I was diving every day and didn't want to swap watches. I'm hoping they come out with some more "Smart watch" features in the surface mode which will make it a lot more appealing to many as an everyday watch. In the interim, it's the best watch computer out there and certainly works as a watch on the surface
     
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  5. axluba

    axluba Barracuda

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Germany
    251
    163
    43
    I don’t own one. However the watch world is SOOO rich, diverse and interesting that I wouldn’t use it as everyday watch anyway.
     
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  6. Nick Ruberg

    Nick Ruberg PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: South Africa
    82
    23
    8
    It really isn’t a fantastic every day watch:
    Big and quite heavy
    Doesn’t have an ambient light sensor so doesn’t auto dim/brighten.
    No accelerometer, so the display is on all the time. Doesn’t know when you have picked up your watch to read it.
    Very limited range of watch faces.
     
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  7. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Albany, NY
    5,142
    1,810
    113
    I've been using the Apple Watch since the first one came out. Can't imagine using anything else now.
     
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  8. Hoyden

    Hoyden Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Rockville, MD
    965
    140
    43
    I wear an Apple watch as my everyday watch, but do wear my Teric as a watch on days that I know I will be diving. I dive fairly regularly at work and like to have my Teric for that even though it is not required. I don't think that I could give up all of the features that I am used to in a smart watch. It is pretty hard to imagine giving up the ability to look at text messages in meetings without having to look at my phone.
     
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  9. ATJ

    ATJ Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
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    112
    43
    My Descent Mk1 is my everyday (24/7) watch. There are so many non-diving features it makes it worth it (to me) to wear it all the time.

    The only problem is finding an appropriate time to charge it - I usually do it while sitting at work and it takes around an hour (depending on the original charge).
     
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  10. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Phoenix, AZ
    457
    152
    43
    I don't wear it as an everyday watch, but when on a warm water dive trip, I wear it almost constantly. I find it very convenient to download my dives to my iPhone while waiting for meals.
     
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