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ls1mtz
09-27-2007, 14:37
Anyone use one of these? Looks like a nice 2 gas computer for only $389. I would be interested to hear some feedback.

ianr33
09-27-2007, 15:48
Very nice computer when it works. There have been some reliability issues.
Get the Tusa IQ -700 instead. Same computer but has a 2 year warranty.

fire diver
09-27-2007, 17:46
What Ian said. I have a DUO and love it, but the TUSA is the EXACT same computer with a different name on it. ST carries both.

As for the computer itself, I'm very happy with mine.

FD

texdiveguy
09-27-2007, 17:53
They are really nice dive computers....gee I have one with the brand name Dive Rite and one branded Tusa!! I did have one go south 3.5 years ago....was replaced no questions asked. The reason I like them is they offer everything a diver really needs and more, without the fluff so many other computers have....easy to read with good sized screen. The only thing I can say to the negative side....is I wish the back lighting of the screen was a bit better,,,,I dive dark and low vis location much of the time,,,,it is ok but probably could be brighter. Would give a thumbs up to the Duo!

darkstar
10-02-2007, 12:19
On my 2nd. The first one crapped out at 130ft while I was doing deco dive on a course. I was diving to a plan, on tables, with a backup computer and so it didn't really matter, but if you dive solely on your computer, it's worth taking note.

I haven't had any problems with the replacement and I've heard that the problems were related to a bad batch that had poor button seals.

In terms of functionality, I really like the thing. The numbers are really big, easy to read, and the gas switching is OK, even in dry gloves.

One of the things I really like about it is that it holds a gas setting for the day. Other computers I've had require you to re-enter your mixes for every dive. If you forget, they locks into PO2 fault mode and that's if for the day. With the Duo/7000/Quantum, if you are doing a second dive (using the same set of doubles, or another tank with the same mix), you don't have to fiddle with your computer which is nice.