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Replace Suunto Favor with Zoop

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by TheHuth, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. t-mac

    t-mac BKK Divers

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    Let us know how it goes.
     
  2. TheHuth

    TheHuth Barracuda

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    I'm reading through the manual now. It says that the date and time should always display when the device is inactive. I dont have the unit in my hand yet, but have pictures of it. And the pictures do not show anything on the LCD. I'm thinking that is a bad sign. Either a dead unit, or dead battery. Can anyone confirm?
     
  3. keyshunter

    keyshunter Solo Diver

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    On our Favor, date and time are always displayed. You are correct in that it is either a dead unit or dead battery. Since these are rather robust units, I would suspect the battery. The battery, while not designed to be user friendly to change, is not too difficult. You can find a battery on ebay and google instructions.
     
  4. t-mac

    t-mac BKK Divers

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Check with battastic on eBay. Assembles his own kits with the correct battery, o-ring and lube.
     
  5. DJEdB

    DJEdB Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Koh Tao
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    Suunto Favor, wow takes me back!! Obviously you have had yours a while and this shows the reliability of this unit. I am pretty sure the favor has ben discontinued for several years (10+???) but i could be wrong. The Zoop follows the industry wide trend towards making more cinservative units. I think the dimensions are about the same and the Zoop would fit in your console.
    In my experience the Zoop is a little unreliable. I have seen several units fail, usually due to depth module failure. The battery connections are also a little weak, meaning a bang in the dive bag tends to reset the unit. Having said that I just bought my 3rd zoop, as it is the best value unit out there. I am a pro diver, doing around 400 dives a year and expect a zoop to last two years. Then i just replace it.
     
  6. Alvin Slovinsky

    Alvin Slovinsky Nassau Grouper

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    4508BE6E-057C-47BA-8877-433405A1F872.jpeg I just got the Suunto favor it appears to be an easy computer to learn I have just ordered the replacement battery from Amazon. Com. It look like an easy installation as well say it done on YouTube. I also have a Divers watch as well. I wanted to try this divers computer out since I’m new at diving good entry level and good reviews as well.
     

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