The computer itself has a big 2.2 inch LCD screen with large, bright colorful numbers, making it easy to read even at night. In scuba mode the display shows depth, dive time, no deco time, time of day, water temp and max depth all on one screen, so there is no need to push buttons or jump between screens to be fully informed.
The Galileo has now had a revamp with the launch of the G2. Certain key features introduced by In 2007, Scubapro released a ground-breaking new design with its Galileo dive computers - incorporating a heart rate monitor (via a separate chest belt) to increase the personalisation of decompression algorithms for different divers.
The Finnish manufacturer launched their first freediving computer - the D3 - back in March 2003. Fourteen years on, they have unveiled their second freediving computer.
The D4f. This, like its ancestor, the D3, is specifically designed for apnea divers and water sports enthusiasts. The D4f takes its inspiration from the D4i model, however it it is not a decompression computer, nor does it have an air integration function.
Some Petrel 2 models with analog PPO2 monitoring require a firmware update to correct offsets to voltage measurements of the O2 sensor channels. Only Petrel 2 models that shipped from the factory with v29 firmware and include analog PPO2 monitoring are affected.
Records exist of the proper calibration values, so the calibration can be loaded into affected units by matching the serial number to the recorded data. Shearwater Desktop software can apply these corrections.
"Due to changes in certification standards and changes in approvals of key electronics components that in turn have led to delays in the CE certification process, the expected delivery time for the first batch of M28 Computers will now be in August.
We sincerely apologize for this delay, however it is out of our hands and we are doing everything we can to keep things moving forward swiftly."
Why do I mention this odd ornithological fact? Actually it is not a random comment. The family name of owners of Shearwater Research is 'Partridge'. Shearwater Research decided to mark the start of the new year by launching their latest baby. A new dive computer, aptly called the 'Perdix'. (Love the thinking behind the name!)
This was recently confirmed when Fitbit - the company that manufacturers a suite of devices that track your steps, calories burnt and active minutes - floated on the New York Stock Exchange in June 2015. The Financial Times reported that within minutes of Fitbit making their public debut, their shares soared 52 per cent.