Shearwater introduces Perdix dive computer

Two-thirds the size of outgoing Petrel with more features

Author: Pat
7th January 2016
 

Shearwater Research of Canada has introduced the Perdix dive computer, a successor to the popular Petrel.

Just like its predecessor, the Perdix is aimed squarely at technical divers looking for a feature-rich unit capable of handling different disciplines.

aimed squarely at technical divers

That’s why the Perdix has modes including Open-Circuit Recreational, Open-Circuit Technical, Closed-Circuit fixed PPO2, and Gauge Mode.

Shearwater had a hit on its hands with the Petrel, which explains why they’ve resisted the urge to make too many visual and interface changes to the design. The new computer has the same two-button menu system, 1000-hour dive log, user replaceable AA battery, and free firmware releases with Bluetooth integration.

One of the main differences is the size, as the Perdix is 30% smaller than the Petrel. It makes the most of its small dimensions with a large, high resolution, 2.2-inch LCD display with enhanced colour saturation – a godsend in low light conditions. Important and user-customisable dive information is clearly presented in a sensible way.

Battery life has been extended, no matter which type of AA battery is used.

Shearwater Research will premiere the new Perdix at the Paris Dive Show (Salon de la Plongeé) from January 8th to 11th and BOOT show in Dusseldorf, Germany from January 23rd to 31st.

 
 
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