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SkItZo
07-22-2009, 21:51
Ok, So what Ive found on the web is that only suunto has a program (made by third party) which operates on a Mac. Is that true other than using parallels or bootcamp??? I am looking at getting one of the above computers and I wonder if anyone knows of another way of downloading tables to a mac. If so which one of the computers would be better?? :smilie40::smiley29::smilie40:

CompuDude
07-23-2009, 02:43
The Oceanic VT3 and Aeris Elite T3 are the same computer, with minor cosmetic differences. Either will work on a Mac, but only with third-party software like MacDive, which downloads Suunto, Oceanic, and some others.

MacDive - Download (http://thedoorisajar.org/macdive/)

Still, consider vmware or parallels if you already have them, because as much as I hate to say it (and I blame the OEM developers for this), the Windows versions tend to be better.

DMWiz
07-23-2009, 08:03
As CD said they are the same computer...

MacDive is about your only choice other than using virtualization software to run windowze on your Mac. I use Parallels Desktop and WinXP on a MacBook with SDM as well as MacDive which is much nicer IMO.

I haven't kept up with DiveLog (http://www.macdivelog.com/) maybe they now support the computers you're looking to get.

CompuDude
07-23-2009, 15:38
As CD said they are the same computer...

MacDive is about your only choice other than using virtualization software to run windowze on your Mac. I use Parallels Desktop and WinXP on a MacBook with SDM as well as MacDive which is much nicer IMO.

I haven't kept up with DiveLog (http://www.macdivelog.com/) maybe they now support the computers you're looking to get.

DiveLog is still Suunto-only, according to their website. (I checked before posting) They've been promising compatibility with other computers forever, it seems like, but hasn't happened yet.

rongoodman
07-25-2009, 15:38
If you haven't already invested in Parallels and a copy of Windows, it would probably be cheaper and easier to just buy a Sensus Ultra recorder to save your dive data and then go buy whatever computer you like.