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    Remote Buddy Check

    Recently, I've been thinking about getting a new computer (upgrading from a Gekko console setup). Luckily for me, a local Sport Chalet had a sale going on, and I ended up picking up a Viper Air. I haven't tried it out yet, but I was also thinking about the idea of a remote buddy check since it's wireless. There are very few computers out there that allow you to check your buddy's air on your own computer so I'm guessing the technology is relatively new. So my questions:

    What computer with remote buddy check do you use?
    From your experience with remote buddy checks, is it reliable?
    From what kind of distance can you check your buddy's air?

    Other Pros/Cons?

    Also, are there any out there that have some kind of arrow/indicator as to the relative position of your buddy?

    Thanks,
    db

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    We both have Oceanic Atom 2.0's, and although the buddy check does work, we have to be within 3 feet of the other's transmitter. So we really don't use it much, it's just easier to ask most of the time.

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    I have never used them but the Liquid Vision Lynx advertises the capabilities you stated.
    If it doesn't fit, force it. If it breaks it needed to be replaced anyway.

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    Hit the post button by mistake.I wondered about your need for remote air checking?
    If it doesn't fit, force it. If it breaks it needed to be replaced anyway.

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    Yeah, I came across the Liquivision Lynx as well in my recent search. It seems to have the features that I'm looking for and according to one review I read, works quite well. That might just be my next computer.

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    Scubapro's Galileo does it as well. I don't know of any others, but that doesn't mean they aren't out there somewhere.

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    The Galileo's can connect to up to 3 sensors, I have a Luna and even with new batteries in computer and transmitter it looses the signal occasionally, not sure I would rely on it at a distance. It has a digital compass but no feature to locate the buddy.
    If it doesn't fit, force it. If it breaks it needed to be replaced anyway.

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