Scubapro Smart Z, Galilleo Luna strap lack of quality

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East London, South Africa
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500 - 999
Is it only me, but has anyone else had problem with substandard straps?
My original Aladin Sport strap lasted longer than my ownership.
Upgrading to a Smart Z resulted in having to replace every 24 months on average inspite of diligent freshwater rinses and storage away from uv light.
Had to upgrade to a Gallileo Luna as agents claimed it was irrepairible as the battery moved, (6 months after service and sender battery replacement. Then claimed the new sender was not the one sold to me originally when problems arose.
I have relaced the Luna strap beginning of 2021 after minimal use due to Covid lockdown. Now, July 2021, the strap has broken after about 8 dives. It had been stored in the supplied case. The straps seem unable to withstand being stretched or bent.
Many years back, I am sure I saw a webbing strap for the computers.
This lack of quality of Scubapro equipment, makes me happy that I am still in a time warp and use mainly Poseidon, Oceanic and Aqualung equipment.
Find Mares BCs and plastic compents also suffer from UV, chlorine degradation failure.
Any similar experiences?

Pedro Burrito

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Boussens, Canton de Vaud, Suisse
# of dives
5000 - ∞
The Galileos have been notorious for poorly constructed straps. My wife's Luna fell off during a dive in Kota Kinabalu. We were fortunate to find it a few days later. I replaced both mine and hers with bungees.


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50 - 99
My G2 strap broke after about 40 dives and only a little over a year old. Used some extra bungie I had and that fixed it. Not worth paying $30 for a new strap when a few cents worth of bungie works better.

Carlos Danger

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Tejas y Cozumel
I have had five strap failures between two Lunas over the years,

After the last round I purchase an extra strap as a contingency, and of course it has been rock-solid ever since (go-figure). The screen went out on one, and the original transmitter was a total POS. However; after all the repairs, warranty replacements, and frustration, I have to say that I really love my Luna now that everything is straight. The unit has been super-reliable, the algorithm is awesome, and I am a huge fan of the large easy-to-read display and simple layout.

Pretty sure something will happen to it again now that I've jinxed it... :rolleyes:

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