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Bluetooth and ios

Post by shortcuts » Tue Oct 24, 2017 06:07

Hi,
I'm seriously considering purchasing a Suunto EON or EON Steel dive computer and have a question. Is it possible to import new dives to Diving Log on my iPad Pro and iPhone 6s from the EON/EON Steel via Bluetooth? I will be traveling for four months including liveaboard and shore diving and will want to download dives from the dive computer before I return home to my desktop PC. If it is possible can you please point me in the direction of a tutorial or instructions. If it isn't possible at the moment is it likely to happen in the near future?

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Re: Bluetooth and ios

Post by gregm » Wed Oct 25, 2017 15:48

Hi,

We do not yet have access to the information required to support the EON Steel via Bluetooth directly on iOS. We do hope/plan to support it in the future but I do not have a time line for when that will happen (it is dependent on our ability to get our hands on an EON Steel and our ability to reverse engineer it’s Bluetooth protocol). We are relatively confident about our ability to eventually add EON Steel support but I would not feel comfortable making a commitment that might impact your trip. We do support the EON Steel via USB on our Mac products so once we understand the Bluetooth protocol employed by the EON Steel the path to a working download is reasonably short but until we have access to a device we can not make progress on the Bluetooth part of the equation.

One option might be to consider some dive computers that are already supported via Bluetooth by Dive Log on iOS. The Shearwater computers (Petrel 2, Perdix and Perdix AI) as well as the OSTC computers (OSTC Sport, OSTC 2, 3 and 4) all work directly via Bluetooth. There are also a number of computers (from Suunto, Oceanic, Mares , etc. — but not the EON Steel unfortunately) that are supported via the DCbuddy Bluetooth accessory (www.divenav.com/dcbuddy).

Finally, we are currently working on adding support for the Scubapro Galileo G2 via Bluetooth. I do not have a firm date when this device will be supported, but depending on your schedule, that might be an option too. If you want to consider a G2 I’d recommend contacting our support email address (support ‘at’ moremobilesoftware ‘dot’ com) directly so that we can look at early access options via our Beta program.

Sorry that we can’t directly address your needs at this time.

Cheers,

Greg

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Re: Bluetooth and ios

Post by shortcuts » Wed Oct 25, 2017 15:53

Thanks for getting back to me. Unfortunately my trip starts in second week of December 2017 so you won't have EON support by then. I shall have a closer look at the other dive computers you mention but I had pretty much settled on buying the EON Steel.

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Re: Bluetooth and ios

Post by gregm » Wed Oct 25, 2017 19:07

I certainly understand.

One thing to consider (which might not work for your trip) is using the feature of Dive Log and Diving Log 6.0 that allows you to record your dives on your iPhone/iPad during your trip and then when you get home import your EON Steel in such a way that your computer data is “added” to the existing dives entered on your iPhone/iPad.

The basic strategy is to enter each dive’s non-dive computer details (location, buddy, signature, weather conditions, etc.) on the iPhone/iPad each day. You don’t need accurate information on date/time, but it is good to put in something that will help keep track of which dive is which (Dive Log will put the current date/time as the default when you manually create a dive). Of course, you dive with your computer each day. Then when you get back to your PC, you sync your iPhone/iPad to Diving Log 6.0 before you download your computer. Then when you download your computer you pick the option in Diving Log 6.0 to import the dives downloaded as additional information to the existing dives (you’ll see this option on the last screen of the download dialogs before you actually initiate the download). Diving Log 6.0 will then add the dive computer’s data to each iPhone/iPad dive in turn. You can then sync the logbook back to the iPhone/iPad so you have a complete record in each place.

This strategy does require that your dive computer can log enough dives/hours to cover your whole trip. However, this might be a strategy to allow you to get through this trip until we can (hopefully) get EON Steel support added to Dive Log. In any case, I just wanted to make sure you were aware of the option in case it helped.

If you do get the EON Steel, please let us know and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on any progress we make on supporting it in Dive Log on iOS (again, just send email to our support email address).

Cheers,

Greg

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Re: Bluetooth and ios

Post by shortcuts » Wed Oct 25, 2017 19:30

Thanks again for getting back to me. Although I think I prefer the look of the EON Steel, particularly the screen display, I'm also now having a closer look at the Shearwater Perdix AI. Either way I need to upgrade my old Suunto Vyper which is long in the tooth now and, apart from other considerations, my ageing eyes need all the modern help I can get :D

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Re: Bluetooth and ios

Post by shortcuts » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:28

Having done more research I have purchased and await delivery of a Shearwater Perdix AI. I will now be able to download my dives via BT straight to my iPad and iPhone and sync to my PC when I return home.
Thank you for your help.

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