look into buying a suunto computer.
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Sent: Monday, May 07, 2001 1:30 PM
Subject: Computer/SPG Dilemma
I've been fortunate in
mostly needing to buy new equipment as additional
members of my family
become certified rather than needing to replace obsolete
It's now time to purchase a new A/I computer for me and let
my son inherit my
Dataplus. I have been loooking at the AERIS 500AI
($599), AERIS 300G ($450)
and the OCEANIC DATAMAX PRO PLUS ($599).
What functionality and features are lost with the AERIS 300G
to the other two fully integrated computers? It is
quasi-A/I, in that the
analog SPG does couple with the computer(to some
extent), but I am not sure
exactly what features are lost versus the fully
integrated systems. OTOH, I
have a degree of concern about relying
on a single integrated digital SPG.
Over the years I have
occasionally experienced computer malfunctions, but
have never had a
problem with an analog SPG.
I can purchase a single backup
analog SPG w/console for $89 which offers
redundancy if added to
either of the two fully integrated computers, or
significant dollars by just purchasing the Aeris 300G and relying on
single analog SPG.
I'd appreciate hearing from the NG on opinions
regarding reliance on a
digital SPG without a backup as well as your
thoughts on the three quoted
computers in general.
Thanks a lot