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bsktcase93
11-06-2008, 23:06
has anyone heard of software and a cable for the gecko so you can download your dives to you regular computer??? i just to a nitrox course and a guy in the class was telling me about it

CFDAlden
11-07-2008, 00:14
Try this: It needed a bump anyway. :)

http://forum.scubatoys.com/computers-gauges/15547-how-suunto-gekko-download-conversion.html

bubbletrubble
11-07-2008, 02:54
If you have a PC, follow CFDAlden's link.

If you have a Mac, it's quite easy to download your dive profiles from your Gekko. You don't have to trick Suunto Dive Manager (SDM) into thinking the Gekko is a Vyper...or anything like that. Personally I don't like the look or feel of SDM when I ran it with my virtualization software. Instead, I'd recommend using a freeware software application called MacDive (http://thedoorisajar.org/macdive/).

You still have to buy/make/borrow a Suunto download cable - the same one used for the Vyper/Vytec/Cobra/Mosquito. Here's a link (http://www.customidea.com/shop/product_info.php?currency=USD&products_id=99) to one with USB interface manufactured by UK company called Custom Idea. I believe the cables can also be obtained on Ebay.

Have fun with it...

bsktcase93
11-07-2008, 17:42
thanks very much i will give it a try

CompuDude
11-07-2008, 19:14
If you have a PC, follow CFDAlden's link.

If you have a Mac, it's quite easy to download your dive profiles from your Gekko. You don't have to trick Suunto Dive Manager (SDM) into thinking the Gekko is a Vyper...or anything like that. Personally I don't like the look or feel of SDM when I ran it with my virtualization software. Instead, I'd recommend using a freeware software application called MacDive (http://thedoorisajar.org/macdive/).

You still have to buy/make/borrow a Suunto download cable - the same one used for the Vyper/Vytec/Cobra/Mosquito. Here's a link (http://www.customidea.com/shop/product_info.php?currency=USD&products_id=99) to one with USB interface manufactured by UK company called Custom Idea. I believe the cables can also be obtained on Ebay.

Have fun with it...

Nice link to that cable, I hadn't seen the aftermarket one before. I'll have to grab one of those if I ever decide to download my Gekko. (It's just a backup)

Rainer
11-07-2008, 19:47
If you have a PC, follow CFDAlden's link.

If you have a Mac, it's quite easy to download your dive profiles from your Gekko. You don't have to trick Suunto Dive Manager (SDM) into thinking the Gekko is a Vyper...or anything like that. Personally I don't like the look or feel of SDM when I ran it with my virtualization software. Instead, I'd recommend using a freeware software application called MacDive (http://thedoorisajar.org/macdive/).

You still have to buy/make/borrow a Suunto download cable - the same one used for the Vyper/Vytec/Cobra/Mosquito. Here's a link (http://www.customidea.com/shop/product_info.php?currency=USD&products_id=99) to one with USB interface manufactured by UK company called Custom Idea. I believe the cables can also be obtained on Ebay.

Have fun with it...

Nice link to that cable, I hadn't seen the aftermarket one before. I'll have to grab one of those if I ever decide to download my Gekko. (It's just a backup)

Sorry, it's a terrible cable. They sent out two before I had to give up (neither worked). At least two years ago or so when I ordered, the quality was just really bad. I mean, sure, they're basically home built, but having them come apart in the mail (even if overseas) is a bit too much. Ended up just having to wait around for a good price on a Suunto.

huvrr
11-07-2008, 21:27
I bought the ebay one for about $45 shipped. Came from a company in Germany, about one week later. Works great. No longer need to keep a log book.

CFDAlden
11-10-2008, 00:06
The company out of Germany is who I used as well. I know 6 people who have purchased their cables, and not one has had a problem. Well, one person did not install the drivers, but that's a end user issue. :)

EDIT: Here's the company out of Germany: eBay My World - jonnywalker_de (http://myworld.ebay.com/jonnywalker_de/)

Jack Hammer
11-10-2008, 12:42
I bought one of the German cables off eBay last year for ~$50. Worked great, except the driver wouldn't work with my computer, I finally used Suunto's driver and all was well.

Jack

bubbletrubble
11-10-2008, 14:01
If you have a PC, follow CFDAlden's link.

If you have a Mac, it's quite easy to download your dive profiles from your Gekko. You don't have to trick Suunto Dive Manager (SDM) into thinking the Gekko is a Vyper...or anything like that. Personally I don't like the look or feel of SDM when I ran it with my virtualization software. Instead, I'd recommend using a freeware software application called MacDive (http://thedoorisajar.org/macdive/).

You still have to buy/make/borrow a Suunto download cable - the same one used for the Vyper/Vytec/Cobra/Mosquito. Here's a link (http://www.customidea.com/shop/product_info.php?currency=USD&products_id=99) to one with USB interface manufactured by UK company called Custom Idea. I believe the cables can also be obtained on Ebay.

Have fun with it...
Sorry, it's a terrible cable. They sent out two before I had to give up (neither worked). At least two years ago or so when I ordered, the quality was just really bad. I mean, sure, they're basically home built, but having them come apart in the mail (even if overseas) is a bit too much. Ended up just having to wait around for a good price on a Suunto.
I'm sorry that you had so many issues with the Custom Idea cable. I had one friend who purchased the Custom Idea cable and it continues to be functional (2+ years now). I guess his didn't come apart in the mail. If this were a known issue, you'd think the company would use small cardboard boxes which offered a little protection. Thanks for the info, Rainer. At least others seem to have had better luck with the German-made cables sold on Ebay.

Inka26
12-02-2008, 11:55
If you have a PC, follow CFDAlden's link.

If you have a Mac, it's quite easy to download your dive profiles from your Gekko. You don't have to trick Suunto Dive Manager (SDM) into thinking the Gekko is a Vyper...or anything like that. Personally I don't like the look or feel of SDM when I ran it with my virtualization software. Instead, I'd recommend using a freeware software application called MacDive (http://thedoorisajar.org/macdive/).

You still have to buy/make/borrow a Suunto download cable - the same one used for the Vyper/Vytec/Cobra/Mosquito. Here's a link (http://www.customidea.com/shop/product_info.php?currency=USD&products_id=99) to one with USB interface manufactured by UK company called Custom Idea. I believe the cables can also be obtained on Ebay.

Have fun with it...

Nice link to that cable, I hadn't seen the aftermarket one before. I'll have to grab one of those if I ever decide to download my Gekko. (It's just a backup)

Sorry, it's a terrible cable. They sent out two before I had to give up (neither worked). At least two years ago or so when I ordered, the quality was just really bad. I mean, sure, they're basically home built, but having them come apart in the mail (even if overseas) is a bit too much. Ended up just having to wait around for a good price on a Suunto.

I just received mine from Custom Idea, an USB cable, and work great, just don't forget to download the cable driver before.
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