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maverick
01-08-2008, 02:41
I would like 2 find a computer that has large numbers. I don't want 2 put magnifing lenses in my mask. Don't want 2 get crosseyed. So is there a name computer that I can check out.

aggie99
01-08-2008, 02:48
If you want a console I believe the Datamax Pro Plus II has the largest display and numbers:
Oceanic Datamax Pro Plus II, Computers: Nitrox, Oceanic, Oceanic Datamax Pro Plus II (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=DatamaxPro)

And for a wrist console the Nemo Wide is probably your best bet:
Mares Nemo Wide Computer , Computers: Nitrox, Mares, Mares Nemo Wide Computer (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=MaresNemoWide)

CODMAN
01-08-2008, 06:23
Nemo wide, definetly a very large display!!!:smiley20:

Defman
01-08-2008, 07:43
Console:
Sherwood Wisdom
Oceanic Datamax Pro Plus II
Aeris Atmos AI
(all three of the above are the same computer)


Wrist wise it looks like the Mares Nemo or Tusa IQ-800 DC-Sapience

SarahBella
01-08-2008, 09:40
I got to take a close look at my Brother in laws Mares M2...

Mares M2 Nitrox / Air Dive Computer, Computers: Nitrox, Mares, Mares M2 Nitrox / Air Dive Computer (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=MaresM2)

and some of the digits were pretty big, but not all of them. If you were looking for a computer that had larger numbers for all of the display that may not be it. Depth and the No Deco time were big, but the dive time and temp were not. I guess the best thing to do is to find a few on display and check them out.

teknitroxdiver
01-08-2008, 11:21
I like the Tusa IQ-800, it has massive numbers.


(And as a bonus....I have a used one I'll give you a great deal on....)

Miked
01-08-2008, 11:25
Older computer: Oceanic versa pro-no longer produced-but may be available
Current computer: Oceanic VEO 250. (a bit smaller than the VP)
on both: the "time remaining" and "depth" displays were large, the otherinf not so large.

Both were good for my "older eyes". :)

maverick
01-08-2008, 12:19
I'll have 2 check them out. Thank U

CompuDude
01-08-2008, 13:51
If you want a console I believe the Datamax Pro Plus II has the largest display and numbers:
Oceanic Datamax Pro Plus II, Computers: Nitrox, Oceanic, Oceanic Datamax Pro Plus II (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=DatamaxPro)

And for a wrist console the Nemo Wide is probably your best bet:
Mares Nemo Wide Computer , Computers: Nitrox, Mares, Mares Nemo Wide Computer (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=MaresNemoWide)

Agreed, the Oceanic Pro Plus II has one of the biggest screens in existence.

The Uwatec Galileo Sol has a mode where the text is pretty huge as well, but it's a pretty expensive computer.

Draq
01-08-2008, 14:40
Keep in mind that different brands use different algorithms and you might want to decide that issue first. I didn't do that and have ended up with a perfectly good computer I need to sell.

With that in mind, the Aeris Elite T3 or Oceanic equivalent (VT#?) and the Cressi Archimedes II are very easy to read for me without any eye correction, and my eyesight has been going downhill for awhile.

I assume there are non-air integrated equivalents to the Oceanic/Aeris I mentioned, if that is your preference

fisheater
01-08-2008, 15:08
Also. Keep in mind that water will act as a reading lens, giving you decent magnification. I need reading glasses (NEVER get old!), but don't need any help underwater, even being able to read the fine print on fish ID laminated cards.

maverick
01-08-2008, 16:11
The only other problem that I have is that I had a mild stroke in one of my eyes and need bigger numbers.

BSea
01-08-2008, 16:23
You might also try the guage reader mask (http://scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=Fusion2). I just got 1 & like it alot. The lenses don't get in the way, and they are permanent. You only notice the lenses when looking at your guages.

Tom A
01-08-2008, 20:08
probly need to go to LDS an just see what you can read what i did

abcitydiver
01-09-2008, 03:08
probly need to go to LDS an just see what you can read what i did

So Ive started consciously looking to see where posters are from, before I answer their questions...because living in the relative boonies, compared to larger coastal cities, can sway my answer.
Afterall..acess to an LDS can be a bit rough in some areas...
Even though I live on the Mendocino Coast of California ..where alot of diving goes on..
there really isnt a local dive shop, until I get 2.5 hours INLAND to Santa Rosa, and for any real selection, I need to hit all the shops between here and San Francisco.
So my point.....is twofold:
Look at where folks are from before suggesting they hit the LDS.....
AND LIST WHERE YOU ARE FROM..because it give the rest of us a frame of reference..ie: what you may or may not have access to! :smiley2:
This was in no way mean to be a slam on the previous post!!! His post, just made me "think" it out!