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Cressi Drake -- New Freediving Watch

Kodama

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Jun 20, 2016
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I'm on the market for a watch. After going through the options I'm between Cressi Drake (270~ Euro) and Suunto D4F (~280). Also suunto has the added cost of battery replacements unless the internet replacement kits are okay?? Does anyone use them himself? Also as I understand it the Drake has some extra features, are these features something I will miss in my diving if I choose the Suunto?
It depends wether you are doing specific training for freediving.
I have looked at the features of the D4f and they are not even close to what the Drake has to offer. I personally train at least once probably twice a week next to freediving/spearfishing in the weekend and I can say that all the training functions and different programs are super nice features! I love the Cressi Drake in every way and would recommend it to anyone.
With our freediving club we are doing specific pool exercices and this watch allows me to keep track of my performance and adjust accordingly. Also I can program surface time intervals or max depth times or ... basically whatever I want.
The Suunto D4f only has a chrono as a training feature! For that price they should have come up with something better I think. If you look at the features it has to offer there are better options out there that are much cheaper. I think with the Suunto you ar buying the name of the brand.
 

xristos

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Sep 5, 2013
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Greece
It depends wether you are doing specific training for freediving.
I have looked at the features of the D4f and they are not even close to what the Drake has to offer. I personally train at least once probably twice a week next to freediving/spearfishing in the weekend and I can say that all the training functions and different programs are super nice features! I love the Cressi Drake in every way and would recommend it to anyone.
With our freediving club we are doing specific pool exercices and this watch allows me to keep track of my performance and adjust accordingly. Also I can program surface time intervals or max depth times or ... basically whatever I want.
The Suunto D4f only has a chrono as a training feature! For that price they should have come up with something better I think. If you look at the features it has to offer there are better options out there that are much cheaper. I think with the Suunto you ar buying the name of the brand.
Thanks for help, I'm training a lot for freediving. You don't seem to be worried about drake not being reliable in the long term and that's good. I have to admit the looks of the suunto win me but will take the features all else the same.
 

Kodama

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Jun 20, 2016
382
169
58
Belgium - California
www.eastwind.be
Thanks for help, I'm training a lot for freediving. You don't seem to be worried about drake not being reliable in the long term and that's good. I have to admit the looks of the suunto win me but will take the features all else the same.
Reliability will certainly not be an issue. It has been working flawless and is built very well. I guess taste is personal but to me the all black of the Drake and not too many visual 'features ' look way better.

If you train often you will not be disappointed!


Sent from the abyss
 

xristos

Well-Known Member
Sep 5, 2013
91
22
48
Greece
Reliability will certainly not be an issue. It has been working flawless and is built very well. I guess taste is personal but to me the all black of the Drake and not too many visual 'features ' look way better.

If you train often you will not be disappointed!


Sent from the abyss
I read that cable for PC connection isn't included with the d4f.
 

xristos

Well-Known Member
Sep 5, 2013
91
22
48
Greece
You need to buy separately also with Cressi


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With a quick search on the net I am not able to find it from Greece. And since I ordered the watch yesterday I will have to find it somehow..
I found some inflated ( i hope) prices from foreign websites.
 
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