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New Freediving Computer to be unveiled at DEMA 08

Discussion in 'Freediving Equipment' started by Stephan Whelan, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Stephan Whelan

    Stephan Whelan Papa Smurf Staff Member Admin

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    5:18 AM
    Hello everyone,

    We've just heard that Aeris are launching a new Freediving/Scuba computer at DEMA 2008 called the F.10

    Take a look at the following link: Divenewswire

    We're going to be doing a feature on it but in the meantime i'd love to hear people's thoughts.
     
  2. trux

    trux ~~~~~

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    Wow, the product description looks good! And user replaceable battery makes it immediately my favorite next computer over D4!
     
  3. laminar

    laminar Well-Known Member

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    5:18 AM
    Name is close to the old Liquivision F1 ! :hmm

    F.10 vs. F1

    Funny, that.

    Otherwise, sounds like a nice alternative to the Suunto family.

    No listing on manufacturer's website, though. Or did I miss something?
     
  4. ILDiver

    ILDiver I just wanna dive

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    I thought this watch was to have a 3 times per second sampling rate. I'm anxious to see what it can do though. I know Martin said he had a few concerns that he brought up to them, but I don't know if those items were addressed. I like the interval and depth alarms, I just don't know much about how they can be set up on this watch though.

    I've been waiting since I heard about this watch in April. I need a better freediving watch than my Suunto D6.
     
  5. trux

    trux ~~~~~

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    6:18 AM
    I am looking forward to it too. Would be perfect if it was not as expensive as D4, but rather somewhere where D3 was. That would make it unbeatable, and Suunto could shove their D4. With all the advantages the Aeris seems to have, I'd wonder who would then still buy Suunto.
     
  6. ILDiver

    ILDiver I just wanna dive

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    My guess is it will be about where the Geo was. Hopefully they don't que off the D4 in price.
     
  7. lambony

    lambony New Member

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    11:18 PM
    I actually heard that the price will be around the "geo" price range. This is because it is just for freediving, which cuts the price. I've seen it in all black, looks sweet.
     
  8. ILDiver

    ILDiver I just wanna dive

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    11:18 PM
    I understood that it was to be freedive only as well. I just re-read the Dive News Wire and it appears to read the same. Freedive only, no scuba mode.
     
  9. DivingDane

    DivingDane 1BREATH Freediving

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    4:18 PM
    Hi Guys

    been a little while since i've posted have been away with work and diving (finally).

    i had the privalige of having an early ample of this computer sent to me from Oceanic (same as the Aeris computer) for testing almost 5 months ago.

    gladf to report it kicked the ass of my D3. has everything i need it to have, however i did recomend a couple of changes before production which as far as i have been told have made it into the final version.

    i'm still using the early sample and it hasnt had a glitch or failure yet.

    give all of the usual D3 function plus a visual and audible alarm like the GEO as well as 3 depth alarms e.g 20m , 35m, 47m. serface time inteval alarm which i find VERY useful and a lot of other handy features.

    i know almost for certain this computer will retail at or below the price of the current GEO computer so no more rediculous prices E.G D4. anyway gota shoot off just thought i'd give my 2c worth.

    DD
     
  10. trux

    trux ~~~~~

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    DEMA started yesterday, so I wonder if we hear more soon about it from Stephan in Las Vegas. Or perhaps he is too busy with all those bar dancers :D
     
  11. trux

    trux ~~~~~

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    I just visited again the website of Aeris, and see they added new products introduced now on the DEMA. However, there is no F.10 computer - just a new scuba/freediving computer called Manta. Is it the one described here in this thread? I had the impression that the F.10 is freediving only, with no scuba functions.
     
  12. Waterenthusiast

    Waterenthusiast Miam slurp gloup

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    7:18 AM
    The Manta is equal to the Geo from Oceanic, so i think the new Freediving only computer is not yet implemented on their website.

    Christophe
     
  13. Ol Dirty Diver

    Ol Dirty Diver Well-Known Member

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  14. ILDiver

    ILDiver I just wanna dive

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    11:18 PM
    Nice! Can't wait to get one and use it!
     
  15. kelp princess

    kelp princess depthfinder

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    9:18 PM
    look for a post from the DEMA team/Papa Smurf soon - i was there in vegas so i know it was written up already - and yes trux, Papa smurf has been very very busy in the evenings - but no bar dancers to report of - just dueling piano bar twins! rofl

    it was great to see Martin Stepanek and Nikki at the Aeris/Oceanic booth - Martin is the spokespeople for the new F.10.

    the aeris F.10 looks very kewl :cool: but the real test will be in water for everyone.

    cheers,

    kp
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2008
  16. Kars

    Kars Well-Known Member

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    6:18 AM
    Looks prommessing!

    Many great features.
    One I like is the depth activated back light function, especially in the dark waters arround here.

    The design looks stirdy too, with a big display.
    And the user replaceble battery is nice, especially with all those alarm, light and recording functions that can use up your battery power quickly.
    I hope the dives are logged into memory that retains the information upon batery replacement.

    Where is the led placed?

    I hope and expect the alarms to be loud enough to hear it on my outstretched arms through my hood in the deep. For A moment I got the impresstion there will be different alarm tunes? - Nah must be TOO good!
    I hope the PC interface is affordable too, not just a way to raise big profit.

    This instrument has the potential to become the Freedivers' favourite, I'm exited.

    Kars
     
  17. DivingDane

    DivingDane 1BREATH Freediving

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    4:18 PM
    Yep, memory is kept when battery is changed, its called hot swap and is the same as the other computers in the Aeris Oceanic line up. LE is mounted on the left hand side between the 2 buttons. know only one tone but continious or single beeps are available and can be turned off early by pressing a button. i've been able to here the alarms go off while desending a line but cant vouch for it at depth (havent been past 30m with it yet).

    computer down load kit will probably be the same price as the others for Aeris and Oceanic so not particularly expensive.

    DD
     
  18. Doug Krause

    Doug Krause Equipment Manufacturer

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    9:18 PM
    Hello everyone - Doug Krause, Oceanic/AERIS marketing manager. Great to see so much interest here. We're working hard to have the watch available in time for the holidays. Looks like I found a great place to look for beta testers... I'll keep you posted. I'm looking forward to reading deeperblue's DEMA coverage - and will be glad to answer any additional questions.
     
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  19. salibandy

    salibandy The Mothership is coming!

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    Did you say testers?

    ME ME!! Pick ME!!! I'm right here!:wave
     
  20. bite ya

    bite ya Chris Holmes

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    5:18 AM
    Looks a great bit of kit, glad i still haven't got a watch (my wife was going to buy me a D4) glad she didn't now....

    Anyone just bought a D4? Oh dear!