Platform: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Description: A digital logbook designed to sync with your Scubapro or UWATEC Dive computers in the Aladin, Smart, and Galileo series.
Pros: Syncs with both SmartTRAK and DataTRAK files from your PC. Built-in weather charts.
Cons: Doesn’t sync with JTRAK for Mac; only syncs data from UWATEC or Scubapro computers that use SmartTRAK or DataTRAK. I couldn't find the photo library they advertise on the company’s webpage in the app.
Bottom Line: This is the only logbook app I could find for the phone market that was endorsed by a dive-computer manufacturer. It allows you to sync your logbook over WiFi or Dropbox services. It even allows you to email your logbook out to other people who use SmartTRAK, to view your logs or create an account to let others view your logs. The navigation is kind of cryptic on navigation — many times it had me guessing, and I still can’t find the photo library of underwater images mentioned on their product description page. But it’s a great resource to have: Simply fill out your logbook, save it and upload to your phone using the sync assistant in the app. One of the coolest features is that it’s a useful app even if you don’t have a Scubapro dive computer is the weather charts. You can view the current sea temps, wave height, wave periods, winds, and wind gusts with the most updated information for just about the whole world. It appears both DNABLU and Scubapro are listening to the common complaints and suggestions, because the app is frequently updated to resolve user issues.
To download, go to DiveLogBook.
PADI Rescue Diver Michael Dombrowski, President of DomCo Electronics, Inc., is an Electrical and Software Engineer with over 10 years of experience specializing in iOS applications and rapid prototyping. He has created apps for the educational industry, including The Organwise Guys, and for the dive industry with RB Planner, as well as prototypes for the Arduino Community. To see more, visit his website at www.DomCoElectronics.com.