Average Customer Review: based on 6 reviews.Rating: Suunto ZOOP Air / Nitrox Wrist Computer Review - Scuba Gear Reviews
How conservative is the Zoop algorithm? Im tired of my super conservative computer that has me ending a dive with 1000+ psi
Does this computer have a "wrist watch"feature?
Hello GP, yes this will tell you the date and time. Plus this will do everything in your dive but tell you your air pressure. That you will need a gauge for. If you would like to place an order or have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.
Is this a suitable computer for an experienced diver who isnt particularly tech savvy? (needs to intuitive and easy to use) if not is there more suitable model?
Hello Mike, yes this would be a very good computer as long as you do not need it to read your air pressure. That you will need some type of analog gauge. If you would like to place an order or have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.
i want to purchase a divewatch however, dont know anything about them. it is a gift to my granddaughter who is in college & just was certified in scuba. she is studying marine biology. i want to buy in the $200-$350 range. can you give me the two best in the price range? thanks
There is no true "two best" or best in the price range. All computers in the category are very good, high quality products. There are slight differences between each. For more information on specific products or comparisons between them, please contact our instructors at 800-34SCUBA or email@example.com
Does the zoop have an audible ascent alarm and does is shut down completely after a certain point or does it just go into sleep mode with the time and date continuing to show like the favors?
Yes it offers audible alarms, and will shut off completely. The dive computer features audible alarms to advise when important limits are approached or to acknowledge preset alarms. A short single beep occurs, when: • the dive computer is activated. • when the dive computer automatically returns to the TIME mode Three single beeps with a two second interval occurs, when: • the no-decompression dive turns into a decompression stop dive. An arrow pointing upwards and the blinking ascent warning ASC TIME will appear (Fig. 3.15.). Continuous beeps for 5 seconds occur, when: • the maximum allowed ascent rate, 10 m/min [33 ft/min], is exceeded. SLOW and STOP warnings will appear (Fig. 3.12.). • the Mandatory Safety Stop ceiling is exceeded. A downward pointing arrow will appear (Fig. 3.14.). • the decompression ceiling depth is exceeded. An error warning Er and a downward pointing arrow appear. You should immediately descend to, or below, the ceiling. The instrument will otherwise enter a permanent Error Mode within three minutes, indicated by a permanent Er (Fig. 3.18.). You are able to preset alarms before the actual dive. The user programmable alarms can be set for maximum depth and dive time. The alarms activate when: • The preset maximum depth is reached • continuous beep series for 24 seconds or until any button is pressed. • the maximum depth blinks as long as the present depth value exceeds the adjusted value. • The preset dive time is reached • continuous beep series for 24 seconds or until any button is pressed. • the dive time blinks for one minute, if no button is pressed OXYGEN ALARMS IN NITROX MODE Three double beeps for 5 seconds occur, when: • the OLF bar graph reaches 80%. The segments exceeding the 80% limit start to blink (Fig. 3.23.) • the OLF bar graph reaches 100%. The blinking of the segments exceeding 80% will stop, when the OLF is not loading anymore. At that point the PO2 is less than 0.5 bar. Continuous beeps for 3 minutes occur, when: • the set oxygen partial pressure limit is exceeded. The maximum depth is replaced with a current blinking PO2 value. You should immediately ascend above the PO2 depth limit (Fig. 3.23.). WARNING WHEN THE OXYGEN LIMIT FRACTION INDICATES THAT THE MAXIMUM LIMIT IS REACHED, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY ASCEND UNTIL THE WARNING STOPS BLINKING! Failure to do so may lead to improper use, serious injury or death.
I am comparing this Suunto with the Oceanic 2.0 with a similar price point to be given to 2 teens who have recently been adv open water certified. Due to their age they cannot exceed 60 ft max depth for a couple more years. I want them to get comfortable with diving with a little "smart technology" that wont break the bank versus the tedious dive tables which they both handle well. Q1. These both sound reliable perhaps too conservative would either of these computers make sense for this new divers? Any other suggestions? Q2. Can either or both be shut off to conserve battery when not in use between dive trips? Q3. If the answer to Q2 is no, how long will the battery last?
Hello Jaye, answer to question one: you can adjust this on the computer to make it more conservative or as liberal as you like. The answer to question 2 and 3 is: Once the computer has sat for awhile it will go into sleep mode to help conserve battery life but it does not total shut off. So it would depend on how often you dive when you would have to change out the battery. If you do more than 50 dive a year then you would need to change this around 8-12 months. If you only do dives every few weeks-months then you will get about 12-24 months of battery life. I would suggest the ZOOP it is a more user friendly computer than the Oceanic computer.
it **does** ship with the wristband, yes? also, i have a question about shipping (within the u.s.): its not clear to me which service you use for two- or three-day delivery. assuming you use fedex or ups, can i specify that id like to pick the shipment up at their facility, and not have it delivered to my door? im going to order nearly $1000 or gear from your shop soon, and i live in an apartment with a not-too-bright "management" staff. id rather the shipment wasnt just ped off in front of my door.
What are the dimensions of the ZOOP computer? I have a older Suunto console that had the older Favor dive computer, which died, in it and was wondering if the ZOOP dive computer would fit in the older console? Also what are the advantages from the Favor to the ZOOP?
Does the Suunto Zoop have an audible ascent rate alarm, and if so, when, or under what circumstances is it activated. In the questions and answers sections, one of your employees (Bill?) states that it does not, but I was almost certain that I had read that it did. Thanks in advance.
I need to know the diameter of the circular face from outside edges of the Zoop so I can determine whether it will fit the hole in my console. I believe the specified dimensions of 60MM include the strap attachment points and the face is smaller.
I bought the ZOOP based on reading all the reviews. I used this in Hawaii and the computer was so conservative I had decomp stops for 6 minutes while everyone else was at 3. The divemaster did change the settings to make them as less conservative as possible and I still was having to do extra decomp time - while I kept the exact same dive profile as everyone else. I resorted to using an Oceanic that the dive shop was supplying just to see the difference. Is there anything else I can change on the ZOOP? I even set it for Nitrox to see if it would get me better time and it didnt. Any suggestions before I throw in the towel and buy an Oceanic?
What would you choose for a beginner/intermediate diver, the Oceanic Geo 2.0 or the Suunto ZOOP?
Hello Ben, it depends on if you are looking for a wrist watch style (Geo 2.0) that you can wear also as a day to day watch. Or if you are looking for the larger display (2.5") computer. If you are just looking for a dive computer then I would suggest the the ZOOP.
Does this come with the transmitter?
Hello Ivan, this does not have the option to take a transmitter. If you are looking for this style computer that does take a look at the: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-17/009442-009417-0700693/Suunto-Vyper-Air-Nitrox-Hoseless-Wrist-Computer-with-Transmitter.html.
How long of an inactivity period before the Zoop shuts down? Does the Zoop consume battery power during the shutdown period. I am asking these questions to determine if I should remove the battery if I dive only once or twice a year.
I am considering buying either the Suunto Zoop or the Mares wide. I would like to know if the usb interface is a must have or are they both self sufficient without it? Question 2, I just got adv open certified and will be taking my nitrox cert this spring, which one is the most user friendly and will grow with my future certs. Thank you
Sounds like a great computer...butbwhy is it so cheap?? What are the major differences between the ZOOP and a $800 wrist computer?
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Suunto Zoop is a great value, easy-to-use dive computer for recreational divers. Though Suunto Zoop is a great choice for your first dive computer, its full decompression capabilities and nitrox mode mean it’s designed to give you years of serious fun.
Air and nitrox modes
Super-bright phosphorescent LCD display
Robust and durable
Easy to use with super-bright phosphorescent LCD display
Air and Nitrox modes for a range of dive situations
Continuous decompression with the Suunto RGBM algorithm
Built-in dive planner
Wrist or console-mountable
Detailed graphical logs and dive data on your computer using Suunto DM4 software
Available for shipment to U.S. zip codes only