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SeacSub Driver - anyone have experience?

arca_tern

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Hey folks.

Looking for my first freedive watch, not wanting to do the cheap Pyle snorkel master (heard nothing but bad about quality and accuracy) and not ready to shell out $350+ on a D4F, Drake, etc.

I saw the SeacSub Driver on DiveInn and thought it looked like a great feature-set without a huge cost.

Most of what I do is in fresh water unless I'm on vacation somewhere warm, so I appreciate being able to switch between water types.

Anyone have experience with this? Is it just a re-branded version of a different common watch?
Thanks a bundle!
 

Maan

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Hi all,

Jumping late in here but I own the green SEAC Driver and I am personally enjoying it very much.

The pros include:
  • Comparatively cheap
  • Syncs well with my PC and tracks all dives
  • Never had a serious issue with it
  • Durable (I use it for spearfishing shallow and deep)
  • Has a suggested recovery time in between dives
  • Fits well
Cons:
  • Confusing user manual. It took me a while to figure out how to turn it on and off....which is saying something in itself.
  • The dive watch does NOT come with the Syncing cable. The cable is essential to have a real value from this watch.
  • The dive watch deletes all dives if you accidentally turn it off after or during a dive. Thus, it is essential to sync your dives. The watch does not automatically turn off, and I have never had an issue with losing my dives.
  • The watch bugs at times after syncing which may reset the system settings. Not a big deal, only happened on rare occasions to me. It also completely froze once after syncing with my computer which forced me to remove and reinsert the battery.
I think for what I use the watch for, and considering the relatively affordable price, I would purchase this watch again. It does everything I want it to and more. Attached an image of how it tracks my dives and a link to the Sync Cabble. Hope this helps! Happy to answer other questions.

My only suggestion is to read the google reviews of diveinn or scubastore before purchasing from them.

Link to the sync cable:

Amazon product
Seac Sample.png
 
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DiveHacker

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Hi all,

Jumping late in here but I own the green SEAC Driver and I am personally enjoying it very much.

The pros include:
  • Comparatively cheap
  • Syncs well with my PC and tracks all dives
  • Never had a serious issue with it
  • Durable (I use it for spearfishing shallow and deep)
  • Has a suggested recovery time in between dives
  • Fits well
Cons:
  • Confusing user manual. It took me a while to figure out how to turn it on and off....which is saying something in itself.
  • The dive watch does NOT come with the Syncing cable. The cable is essential to have a real value from this watch.
  • The dive watch deletes all dives if you accidentally turn it off after or during a dive. Thus, it is essential to sync your dives. The watch does not automatically turn off, and I have never had an issue with losing my dives.
  • The watch bugs at times after syncing which may reset the system settings. Not a big deal, only happened on rare occasions to me. It also completely froze once after syncing with my computer which forced me to remove and reinsert the battery.
I think for what I use the watch for, and considering the relatively affordable price, I would purchase this watch again. It does everything I want it to and more. Attached an image of how it tracks my dives and a link to the Sync Cabble. Hope this helps! Happy to answer other questions.

My only suggestion is to read the google reviews of diveinn or scubastore before purchasing from them.

Link to the sync cable:

Amazon product
View attachment 56440
Thanks, that was better than any review I have seen by far. I ended up buying this about a week ago, yet it is still shipping from scubastore. I will be thrilled if it functions as well as yours does.
 

DiveHacker

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I forgot to ask you. I did not order that cable with the watch and did not plan to either. How does it help you exactly if you would not mind explaining. I just feel like i bought the watch for the dive interval alert but if you say the cable is worth it i will def consider it.

It sucks that it seems it is crashing the watch!

And how long have you had it? It sounds like it has been holding up real well, which was my main concern with its price.
 
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Maan

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I forgot to ask you. I did not order that cable with the watch and did not plan to either. How does it help you exactly if you would not mind explaining. I just feel like i bought the watch for the dive interval alert but if you say the cable is worth it i will def consider it.

It sucks that it seems it is crashing the watch!

And how long have you had it? It sounds like it has been holding up real well, which was my main concern with its price.

I like being able to review my previous dives which include a graph of my decent angle, ascend & decent speed, date, water temperature, bottom time, recovery time between each dive, among a few other stuff. I keep notes as well after each dive, so I find all of the mentioned data informative enough to improve my future dives.

Yeah, the crashing after the Sync kinda sucks, but it honestly hasn't bothered me enough to regret purchasing this watch.

Pleasure to help out, happy to answer more questions either now or once you get your watch. Congrats on the purchase!
 

Leander

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The software you show in the screenshot, does it also come for android? Or arm-linux?
 

DiveHacker

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I like being able to review my previous dives which include a graph of my decent angle, ascend & decent speed, date, water temperature, bottom time, recovery time between each dive, among a few other stuff. I keep notes as well after each dive, so I find all of the mentioned data informative enough to improve my future dives.

Yeah, the crashing after the Sync kinda sucks, but it honestly hasn't bothered me enough to regret purchasing this watch.

Pleasure to help out, happy to answer more questions either now or once you get your watch. Congrats on the purchase!
Thanks. It sounds like one of the more solid watches in this price range.

The scubastore thing is tough. I think you were not recommending them? I have ordered from them twice now and been happy, but it really is the only choice I have unfortunately. I suppose I could buy it off amazon and have it sent to a friend and have them ship it here though. The price was lower on scubastore so i went for it. That is a very odd aspect of it actually, sometimes I change the destination to usa and the prices are a LOT lower for scubastore stuff sent to Thailand. Not sure why.
 

Maan

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The software you show in the screenshot, does it also come for android? Or arm-linux?
Not really sure what arm linux is, but to my best memory, the SEAC software is only available on Windows and Mac OS.
 

Maan

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Thanks. It sounds like one of the more solid watches in this price range.

The scubastore thing is tough. I think you were not recommending them? I have ordered from them twice now and been happy, but it really is the only choice I have unfortunately. I suppose I could buy it off amazon and have it sent to a friend and have them ship it here though. The price was lower on scubastore so i went for it. That is a very odd aspect of it actually, sometimes I change the destination to usa and the prices are a LOT lower for scubastore stuff sent to Thailand. Not sure why.

To be fair, I did order the cable from them about a year ago; with no issues. I purchased the watch from Aux Vieux Campeur back when I was living in Paris. If you're happy with scubastore then that's fine, I may have lashed out against them due from my previous experience with them, where they wouldn't accept my orders. But, maybe they deserve their own thread where different customers can express their anecdotes.
 
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DiveHacker

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To be fair, I did order the cable from them about a year ago; with no issues. I purchased the watch from Aux Vieux Campeur back when I was living in Paris. If you're happy with scubastore then that's fine, I may have lashed out against them due from my previous experience with them, where they wouldn't accept my orders. But, maybe they deserve their own thread where different customers can express their anecdotes.
I gotta say I put in a giant order, and in the meantime i had some visa issues pop up where i was living due to covid. I may have had to exit the country at anytime.

I was able to simply cancel my entire order many days after I had made it. Which is negative too as it does take them a long time to pack up orders it seems. Anyway, I was very pleasantly surprised by the ability to do that without any cost.

I can definitely see hoe they get a bad wrap though. It is basically like ordering from a robot.
 

exuro

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I just got mine last week and after a couple quick tests, it looks like it'll check all the boxes I need for freediving and hopefully spearfishing this year. Except the software crops out almost 1/2 the info on the page and I don't see any options to fit display to window or to pan around the screen; anyone else have this issue/know how to fix it?
My monitor is 1920x1080 resolution.
Sidenote: I ordered it from scubastore and it took 2 weeks to ship from Spain, which is pretty good. I've heard it some people have had really long delays with them.
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bboynaki

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I just got mine last week and after a couple quick tests, it looks like it'll check all the boxes I need for freediving and hopefully spearfishing this year. Except the software crops out almost 1/2 the info on the page and I don't see any options to fit display to window or to pan around the screen; anyone else have this issue/know how to fix it?
My monitor is 1920x1080 resolution.
Sidenote: I ordered it from scubastore and it took 2 weeks to ship from Spain, which is pretty good. I've heard it some people have had really long delays with them.
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I ordered it over a year ago and it's been sitting in my underwear drawer since then. I have not been able to go on vacation yet to try it. Do you need a special cable to look at the diving data on the computer? Or does everything come with it? I guess I should actually open it...
 

exuro

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I ordered it over a year ago and it's been sitting in my underwear drawer since then. I have not been able to go on vacation yet to try it. Do you need a special cable to look at the diving data on the computer? Or does everything come with it? I guess I should actually open it...
You do need to order the cable separately, it's about $40 and looks like a jumper cable. Test it out in your bathtub or toilet?
 
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