what is the difference in the cobra 3 between the blue and black versions? Besides the obvious.... Karl
Some of the main features for the Cobra 3 not on the Cobra Electronic 3D compass Matrix display Two-gas switching Optional Deep Stops Dive profile displayed graphically on the screen Suunto Deep Stop RGBM 42 h logbook and profile memory* Lifetime history memory
Suunto Cobra3 is an all-in-one console-mounted dive computer. It features air-integration, an electronic 3D compass, an easy-to-read matrix display, and simplified four-button operation. The Cobra is a sleekly designed product with a bright blue-LED screen packed with data and titled compass that is large and clear. The solid plastic construction gives the impression of a product that is built to last and Suunto made the Cobra compatible with a wide range of dive instruments. The luminescent display on the Cobra is the most visually appealing thing about this dive computer. Being such a lightweight and small device, you would be forgiven for expecting a small screen; however, what you get is something that is large and high-definition. The display has an adjustment feature that allows you to set a timer from 5-30 seconds for the light to automatically light up and make your data visible.
Through air integration, the Suunto Cobra is able to monitor and display tank pressure, as well as keeping a continuing count on remaining air time and the rate of air consumption. Users are also given the ability to set the Cobra so that it provides audible and visual alarms for depth, pressure and air. It has to be said that the visual alarm is much better than the audible one.
Versatility is something that Suunto are very keen on providing to users and with Nitrox, Air and Gauge modes, the Cobra certainly allows users what they need in order to ake the most out of a dive. The Cobra can be programmed for nitrox mixtures between 21% and 50% oxygen. The oxygen can also be adjusted with partial pressure settings between 1.2 and 1.6 bar. At this point a mention must be given to the owner's manual, which is well-written and clearly laid-out for first-time users. Taking a little bit of time to read the manual will have everyone well prepared to make the most out of the Cobra.
The Cobra is a sleekly designed product with a bright blue-LED screen packed with data and titled compass that is large and clear. The solid plastic contruction gives the impression of a product that is built to last and Suunto has made the Cobra compatible with a wide range of dive instruments - Suunto and non-Suunto - so that users can make their perfect console. The Mode, Time and Plan buttons are all easy to use - even in 5mm glvoes - and the Cobra's slim profile ensures that only a one hand operation is required.
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