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new Suunto D5 Watch – Announced with Specifications

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Suunto have just announced the D5

It’s a dive computer and it looks to be built on the same hardware platform as the Suunto 9unsurprisingly. Having said that the D5 has a bigger case, although the screen size and resolution appears to be the same as with the Suunto 9.

The Suunto D5 has lots of dive-related functionality built on to what looks like the same original SPARTAN firmware that underpins the newish Suunto 9 multisports/outdoors watch.

Interestingly it is compatible with Suunto’s Tank POD to measure gas (tank) pressure and it links to that wirelessly underwater using an INDUCTIVE method – whatever that means! I can guess, and assume a communications method other than Bluetooth or ANT+ is required as those ssignals will not travel sufficiently far when underwater.

This competes directly with Garmin’s Descent Dive watch

Availability: 2019

Tank POD

Special Notifications

Key features

 

  • 100 m water resistant
  • Wireless tank pressure
  • Vibration alarms
  • Digital compass
  • Wireless mobile connection
  • Exchangeable straps
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Updatable software

Detailed Dive Features

There are an impressive numbre of Dive-realted features

  • Maximum operating depth (EN 13319) – 100 m / 328 ft (EN 13319, ISO 6425)
  • Nitrox (and air)
  • Freedive
  • Gauge
  • Dive time 0 to 999 min
  • Surface time 0 to 100 h
  • No fly time
  • Safety Stop
  • Deep Stop
  • Ascent time display 0 – 999 min ( > after 999)
  • CNS/OTU (OLF) calculation
  • Gas time
  • Gas consumption (real-time)
  • Custom displays 4 per dive mode
  • Visual style – Graphical
  • Personal adjustment
  • Altitude adjustment 0 – 300 m / 300 -1500 m / 1500 – 3000 m
  • Gases – up to 3 gases (Oxygen 21 – 99%)
  • Gas max pO2 1.6
  • Timer
  • No-decompression planner
  • Logbook bookmarks
  • Dive History lifetime
  • Decompression model – SUUNTO FUSED(TM) RGBM 2
  • Logbook sampling rates – scubadive 10s, freedive 1s
  • Wireless air integration – optional (up to 3 different tanks with Suunto Tank POD)
  • Logbook memory – 200h or 400 dives whichever comes first

 

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