|Mounting Options||Module, Wrist-Mount, Console|
|Operational Modes||Air, Nitrox, Gauge|
|User Controls||Two push buttons|
|Price||Module, $336; Wrist-Mount, $360; Compact Console, $460; Navigational Console, $500|
The Profile is the most basic model in Sherwood’s line of dive computers. It’s been around for years but has recently been upgraded with a Deep Stop feature and is now nitrox capable to 50 percent. It used to make use of generous green-yellow-red tissue-loading bar graphs, but those have given way to slivers of color used to mark the bar graphs, and they tend to be harder to see at depth. This is a very functional, keep-it-simple dive computer though. It offers three dive screens — the primary screen displays max depth, bottom time, depth and NDLs, and the data digits are big and bold.
The Profile runs liberal and doesn’t offer programmable safety settings. However, to increase your safety margin, all you have to do is back off on the pixel count on the NDL loading bar. It’s a basic, easy-to-use computer available in a variety of mounting options and can be considered a solid entry-level dive computer.
|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|