SCUBALAB GEAR REVIEWS: DIVE COMPUTERS
» Mounting Options Wristwatch
» Operational Modes Watch, Air, Nitrox, Free Dive
» User Controls Four Button
» Air Integrated Yes (optional transmitter)
TEST STATS 4 (VERY GOOD)
Suunto has redesigned its D-series computers, with the D4i retaining the basic interface and features of its predecessor, but with air integration through the use of an optional wireless transmitter. Additional features are a new matrix display, chronograph function in the dive modes, and more profile-sampling-rate options. A popular wrist computer among free divers, the inclusion of air integration will make the D4i equally appealing to recreational divers. Our testers found the D4i easy to configure and the menus simple to navigate. The data display is small but easy to read and makes efficient use of available space.
LIBERAL OR CONSERVATIVE Moderate to liberal in most objective tests, and yielded only conservative figures in one test. There are three user-adjustable personal factors.
BOTTOM LINE An attractive wristwatch-style computer that should appeal to both free-diving and scuba enthusiasts.