View Poll Results: Do you change your computers' settings?

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  • Never have, never will!

    10 37.04%
  • Did change when I got it, haven't since.

    4 14.81%
  • Every once in a while.

    4 14.81%
  • before every dive day I assess my health/situation and make changes

    1 3.70%
  • I like Pie! Mmmmmmmm

    10 37.04%
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Thread: How many of us change our computers to be more conservative?

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    Grouper
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    How many of us change our computers to be more conservative?

    I know there is the debate about which computers are more liberal/conservative and everyone has their own preference. I am wondering how many of us actually change the setting of the computer to actually reflect our current conditions. Do you do it before each day of diving or just once when you bought the computer, Never? Do you take into account alcohol consumption, dehydration, fitness level, recent illness, etc? Please be detailed as to how you set up your computer!

    Thanks

    OnStar

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    Grouper
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    I have a Suunto Vytec and I have changed it a couple of times depending on temperature/difficulty of the dive and how I feel.

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    Grouper
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    I have a vyper and I make altitude adjustments mostly... I usually leave mine set on then the default personal setting but base that on dive conditions.

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    Barracuda
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    Had to go with "Mmmmmm I Like Pie" for my choice. Since I still dive with guages and tables my only adjustments are in my dive plan and not in any settings. Maybe once I get a computer that will change, but not for now.
    Dirty Water Dive Society. Oklahoma City's Newest Dive Club. http://www.Dirtywaterdive.com

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    Shark Founding Member
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    I don't change the computer, instead I change my dive plan to be more conservative when necessary.
    ScubaToys and Zeagle....it just doesn't get better than that!

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    Grouper
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    Never change my computer. It is overly conservative as it is so I don't mess with it.

  7. #7
    I make altitude adjustments. I don't make the personal adjustments. If I am not ready for a dive I don't make the dive.

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    Barracuda
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    I have left mine on the factory settings to be conservative, I may change later on down the road if my dive levels change.

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    Grouper
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    I turned all the alarms off on my computer. I set the PO2 to 1.4 and the display flashes if I go beyond that. I contemplated completely scraping the computer idea after my previous computer died. I finally decided to get the computer for a few reasons. I like the accent indicator and digital depth display. And I like to upload my dives the next day and see my true performance. That way I can not be guessing if I am doing what I think I should be doing and get real temps etc...
    It seems everyone else in the world gets computer for all the other reasons. When you first start diving, the computer makes all that stuff a easy forgetaboutit. The problem is many end up not knowing "why" for anything.

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    Barracuda
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    Navy - don't change mine, if I decide to dive more conservatively (which happens from time to time), I just adjust my turnaround time. While I don't have a clue which one is "right", at least I am looking at the same set of data during and after each dive.

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