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Shearwater Teric or Perdix?

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by Coconut Monkey, Mar 30, 2019.

Shearwater Teric vs Shearwater Perdix

  1. Shearwater Teric

    22 vote(s)
    31.9%
  2. Shearwater Perdix

    43 vote(s)
    62.3%
  3. Both of these do not suit you well

    4 vote(s)
    5.8%
  1. Coconut Monkey

    Coconut Monkey Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Surat Thani, Thailand. Melbourne, Australia
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    Hi everyone,

    I am looking for a new dive computer as the previous one lost. I am currently looking between 2 computers: Perdix and Teric.

    Some consideration factors:

    • Need to be a wise long term investment.
    • Rugged
    • Reliable - Not dying between dives (batteries)
    • Easy to fix
    • Focus mainly on warm-water diving.
    • Want to Go Pro in the near future ( Can't go right now, still underage)
    Some personal backgrounds:
    • Seasonal diver
    • My previous dive computer was Suuuto D6i Novo so i am quite comfy with the small screen but when i look at Suuuto Zoop, it just blows my mind that the display is so large which in my mind would be very useful when going into wrecks, i love wreck diving.
    • I have done some researches and it seem like Perdix has always been regarded as one of the most recommended Tec and OC dive computer worldwide.
    • Single and sidemount setup.

    Thank you very much.

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  2. Jay_Antipodean

    Jay_Antipodean Need to dive more!

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Melbourne, OZ.
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    FYI there was a similar question here: Dive computer recommendation

    SW certainly tick the boxes although it remains to be seen how the Teric's bezel holds up to punishment but on another chat there was a pic of a reasonably beaten up one.
    Sidemount mode I believe is coming, but don't know its ETA.
    Don't forget to get your GST back when your depart OZ with it.

    EDIT: p.s. most people will tell you what they've got is best. (including me!). Teric all the way!
     
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  3. clownfishsydney

    clownfishsydney Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Sydney Australia
    1,299
    744
    113
    Go for the biggest screen possible, even though you are only 17, it still makes it easier to read in marginal light conditions.
     
  4. Billy Northrup

    Billy Northrup ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Key Largo / Norcal
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    Shearwaters are the benchmark. Save your money and buy a used air/ni computer and put the money towards more diving. If budget isn't a consideration the Teric looks bitchen for travel (I don't own that model)
     
  5. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Albany, NY
    4,644
    1,416
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    The display on the Teric is gorgeous. OTOH, it does have to be charged. The Perdix with Saft batteries can go for weeks or months without concern and if for some reason it does die, you can make do with a standard AA until the UPS driver arrives.
     
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  6. scrane

    scrane Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Boise, ID.
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    418
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    Go with the Perdix for its longer track record for reliability.
     
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  7. Snoweman

    Snoweman Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    1,284
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    I like the second strap on the Perdix. If one breaks, it's not falling to possible oblivion.
     
  8. Coconut Monkey

    Coconut Monkey Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Surat Thani, Thailand. Melbourne, Australia
    29
    9
    3
    Since Teric's battery is recharged battery (like a phone). So in long term, i may have to change its battery due to discharge...
     
  9. Coconut Monkey

    Coconut Monkey Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Surat Thani, Thailand. Melbourne, Australia
    29
    9
    3
    Thank you for for reply. However, there is another user pointed out the accuracy of the time on the Teric, i know it is not directly related to diving but if there is an inaccuracy then there might be more problems. Waiting to be be addressed by the manufacturer themselves.

     
  10. Coconut Monkey

    Coconut Monkey Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Surat Thani, Thailand. Melbourne, Australia
    29
    9
    3
    Thank you and i will keep that in my mind. Based on my finding there is a adapter to convert Teric's silicon strap into bungee strap. Also Nato Strap could be fitted into Teric too. However, i am just doubting whether the Teric bungee strap would be very reliable since it is hallow bungee. Some people also mentioned that the Nato strap is not comfortable.

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