|Mounting Options||Module, Wrist-Mount, Console|
|Operational Modes||Air, Nitrox, Gauge|
|User Controls||Two push buttons|
|PC Kit||Optional, $80|
|Price||Module, $400; Wrist-Mount, $420; Compact Console, $510; In-Line Console, $560|
This simple data cruncher has been in the pipeline for years, but Genesis recently gave it a technical facelift. The React Pro now offers a Deep Stop Reminder that conforms to contemporary theories recommending deep stops for dives exceeding 80 feet. Gone is the intuitive green-yellow-red color bar scheme that was so effective on earlier models; color ticks are still used on a nice 270-degree N2 loading bar, but they’re miniscule and hard to see. Luckily, other data is presented in big, bold digits. You get three data screens in dive mode. Dividing the data makes each screen uncluttered and simple to read, but does require constantly switching from screen to screen to access dive data.
This is a time-tested data cruncher with some new features. It leans liberal and offers no personal-safety-margin settings. However, once you get used to the screen you can increase your safety margin simply by backing off on the pixel graphs.
|September/October 2010 Issue Scuba Lab Review Quick Links|
|We define basic dive computers as single-gas units, nitrox capable to 50 percent. Computers in this category are good for recreational diving, plus they can function as backup computers or simple bottom timers for deep or technical diving. They range from no-frills, budget models to full-featured DCs with air integration. None of these DCs come with onboard compasses, although many come packaged in consoles that include traditional modular compasses.|
|Genesis React Pro||Oceanic ProPlus 2.1|
|Sherwood Profile||Sherwood Insight|
|SUBGEAR XP10||SUUNTO D4|
|These are full-featured dive computers designed for divers who want the option of ratcheting up their diving experiences. Advanced computers allow you to program multiple mixes up to 100 percent oxygen that can be switched while at depth. They often also offer features like onboard compasses.|
|Atomic Aquatics Cobalt||Mares Icon HD|
|Oceanic Geo 2.0|