What are your thoughts about wired vs. wireless dive computers?

+2 votes
asked Feb 24, 2017 in Scuba Diving by ricom (175 points)
Which type do you prefer?  Why?

4 Answers

+1 vote
answered Apr 19, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I use an air integraged Oceanic pro plus 2 (uses a hose). I think the wirless ones with a transmitter on the 1st stage are cool but if I used one I would also use a pressure guage just for insurance.
+1 vote
answered May 17, 2017 by Mangomankw (45 points)
I  don't like them. If your diving safe you should have a back up hose style pressure guage. So you are buying and maintaining 2 pieces of equipment for 1 task. I  follow the KISS principal. ...keep it simple stupid.
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answered Feb 24, 2017 by revgramza (1,095 points)
By "wired" I think you mean connected by a hose (no wires involved).  The dive computer is either attached to the air hose or it is wireless (for example by bluetooth).  Both are reliable.  The biggest difference is cost.  Computers attached directly to an air hose are significantly less expensive.  Those with a sensor that screws into a HP port on your first stage are more expensive.

Personally I am looking forward to less expensive wireless units with the ability to see your buddy's remaining air. They are available but costly.
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answered May 17, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
I have and prefer hose connected air integrated type. I like the concept of wireless but have an issue with the cost and what if?
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