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Recommendations anyone?

Discussion in 'Dive Software' started by FoggyGoggle1, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. FoggyGoggle1

    FoggyGoggle1 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Jordan
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    I dive with Suunto D4i and am using DM5 software on iOS. Every new software upgrade is a nightmare of revising security settings and downloading and installing additional software and patches. This takes hours/days and commuication with Suunto customer service. Really, it should not be this difficult every time there's an update. I'm over it. Looking for your recommendations about dive computers and software that run on iOS and actually work fairly seamlessly.
    As for the computer itself, I'm not a tech diver; current level is rescue, nitrox certified and working on dive master with plans to eventually achieve master instructor.
    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. RainPilot

    RainPilot OC/CCR Instructor Trainer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My wife and several of my students are very happy with their Deepblu Cosmiq. The app is smooth and updates are done OTA. The app also talks to most Bluetooth computers like the Perdix etc. It’s also a really good price point for what it is.
     
  3. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    DiveLog for iOS and DiveLogDT. It syncs both ways and backs up to the cloud. I used this exclusively when I had Suuntos.
     
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  4. Magnus Lundstedt

    Magnus Lundstedt Divemaster

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    You can try Subsurface, it is nice, lets you import and export your logs. sync with most dc's.
    It is free, open source and works in Mac, iOS, Android, Linux and windows.

    If you not like it just try something else, you have not invested anything.
     
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  5. FoggyGoggle1

    FoggyGoggle1 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Jordan
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    Thanks for this very useful advice.
     
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  6. Neilwood

    Neilwood Loggerhead Turtle

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    I would agree with Subsurface - not used it on IOS but AFAIK it is the exact same as the windows version. They also have a fairly large community and active developers.

    As @Magnus Lundstedt says, it is free so if it doesn't work or you don't like it, you have lost nothing but time.
     
  7. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

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    I just made the move last night from DiveLog and DiveLogDT to Macdive on desktop and iOS last night. I will let you know how I like it. Importing the data to Macdive was super easy. Drag and drop the .sql file and that's it! I may continue using both so that I can get a good comparison. One thing I do know for sure that I like better are the printed sheets for DiveLog. I don't much like the layout of the Macdive ones. Another thing is, Macdive requires an internet connection to sync whereas DL and DLDT allow you to do it over the internet or you can create a wifi connection between two devices and sync that way. Otherwise, I think Macdive has the edge since it's a little more user friendly and all encompassing, including the ability to add photos and track things outside of actual dives, mass changes, etc.

    An ideal product would be a mesh of the two products for the best of both worlds. :)
     
  8. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC PADI Pro

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: United States
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    Subsurface or MacDive.
     
  9. divinglog

    divinglog Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    If you're using Windows or Android, you can try Diving Log 6.0 (also compatible with iOS/Mac OS Dive Log)
     

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