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Suunto Dive software DM4 to be mac compatible in the fall of 2011

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches & Analyzers' started by Scared Silly, May 18, 2011.

  1. Scared Silly

    Scared Silly ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: on the path to perdition
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    Got an email blurb from Suunto this morning:

    Dear Suunto dive computer owner,

    You can now get even more from your Suunto dive computer and discover a new online diving experience!

    Download the new Suunto Dive software, DM4, and transfer your dives to Movescount.com, Suunto's online sports community. Movescount is a unique, free service where all divers can share their passion for diving. The Suunto DM4 is compatible with Windows and - from fall 2011 - with Mac too.

    ...

    Windoz version is available now: Movescount.com - Powered by Suunto
     
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  2. JB

    JB Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Australia
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    Just put DM4 (windows version) on my laptop. It's a dog, most of the info held in DM3.1 is lost in the "upgrade", no obvious place to record notes, equipment, etc etc. If this is what is going to be available for MAC then I don't want it. They are trying to resurrect the online movescount bull. Very disappointed. I think I might be forced into a third party application.
     
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  3. Starcruiser

    Starcruiser Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: CT USA
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    I agree with you JB, I just installed it and it's coming off if I can't figure where to record notes, gear, etc.. Maybe it just give you that option when you download new dives? I'll have to give that a try and see what happens.
     
  4. airizzy

    airizzy Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Idaho Falls
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    I just posted a similar rant on the Aqualung forum. I sure hope Suunto can do better than DM4.
     
  5. scubamarketing

    scubamarketing Dive Shop

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    I think I saw them mention on Twitter that there is some kind of workaround to make sure data isn't lost in the upgrade and that they were going to be posting a guide to do so. It was only 140 characters, so I'm not sure on details, but it sounds like they know there are some issues.
     
  6. Starcruiser

    Starcruiser Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: CT USA
    287
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    They'd be better served by having the online crap as an option, and allowing you to enter and use the data locally. I've already posted a note on the Suunto site letting them know how I feel
     
  7. BoneCrusher

    BoneCrusher NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Lapeer, Michigan
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    Just downloaded the DM4. I agree. That software is a piece of crap!

    Anyone know where I can download a copy of DM3????
     
  8. Hatul

    Hatul Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tustin, California, United States
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    Thanks for the heads up. It appears Suunto is moving backwards, while at least Atomics is making forward progress.
     
  9. altaskier

    altaskier Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chicagoland, USA
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    Suunto may be moving backwards, but for Mac users there's a great program out there that talks to Suunto computers: macdive - home
     
  10. DirtRider

    DirtRider Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NW suburbs of Chicago IL
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    I used the older 3.1.0 suunto dive manager software but hadn't gone diving since last September so I checked for a new version before downloading dives and found DM4. I installed this and I cannot even manage to connect with my suunto vytec (not ds model). I am using a serial to usb adapter but it worked before and windows 7 does recognize the device connected via usb. I also tried it on my laptop and it doesn't connect there either. Terrible.

    Any other dive managment software out there people are using that would download from my vytec? Seems like it may be time to find something else.
     

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