I have recently purchased the Oceanic VTX with the transmitter in order to upgrade my current wrist computer a SubGear XP-10. Although the SubGear XP-10 as a computer worked fine it was an entry level computer and it was time to upgrade and take advantage of the many features of a high end computer. I have only managed to use the VTX for about 10 dives but as a computer it works great. The OLED screen is easy to read even during night dives with no need to press a button to get the back light to turn on, I have been keeping the brightness at 40% and it was still easy to read during a night dive. The menus are easy to navigate and a very simple learning curve for operating the computer.
- Air integrated
- OLED Color Screen
- Digital Compass
- Bluetooth integration
- Dual algorithm
- Nitrox compatible
- 3 button navigation
- Automatic altitude compensation
There are many more features, including multiple deep stop settings, and alarms, safety stop countdown timer.
This is the first air integrated computer that I have used, it appears to work very well but compared to my SPG it reads a slightly lower pressure. I would be interested to find out if there is a way to calibrate it. Overall this computer works beautifully, the screen is easy to read, the navigation is simple and it is a great choice for an upgrade if you are looking to switch to a high end computer.
- Easy to read screen
- Simple navigation
- Bright screen great for night dives
- 3 axis digital compass
- Air integrated
- Bluetooth compatible
- Downloading to computer can be a little difficult
- Battery life, depending on settings
- strap a little short if you are warring a dry-suit
Overall if you are looking for a bright colorful wrist computer with the air integration option the VTX is a great option that i suggest everyone checks out.
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