New Company Introduces World’s First Dive Computer Featuring Social Integration
Deepblu, a Taipei-based diving and tech company introduced the world’s first dive computer featuring social media integration on April 1st, 2016. Called the COSMIQ, the wrist-mounted unit records dive information creating a digital dive log curating pictures, videos, depth, duration, and more. When paired with a smart phone, Cosmiq dive logs are effortlessly uploaded to the company’s free phone app where they can be instantly shared with the diving community.
Priced at a very affordable $299, the company intends the COSMIQ to revolutionize diving experiences and bring more visibility and opportunities to ocean conservation efforts and the diving industry as a whole.
“Deepblu is pleased to introduce a dive computer offering all the best features – and more – of the current dive computer market, that leverages the power of online social media interaction,” says company co-founder Brad Chen. “We believe increasing visibility is the best way to foster greater awareness of the ocean initiatives for which we care deeply.”
For tech specs, the COSMIQ features a 2.2” high-contrast LCD screen, a max depth of 100 meters, a built in clock and calendar, audible and visual alarms, as well as a rechargeable lithium ion battery with a magnetic USB connector. This means no more costly and time consuming factory repairs, as are common in the industry.
For dive specs and firmware, the COSMIQ operates on a Bühlmann 16C algorithm divers can individualize to conservative, normal, and progressive settings. Three dive modes – Scuba, Gauge, and Free Dive – allow the COSMIQ to serve a larger cut of the diving community. Oxygen levels can be adjusted between 21-40% for Nitrox dives, and regular firmware updates add additional special features such as toggling between fresh and salt water environments as well as altitude diving.
Says Deepblu CEO James Tsuei, “These are a handful of our most basic features – ones new and seasoned divers are accustomed to. Our platform allows us to receive, assess, and take action upon customer feedback through firmware updates, keeping the COSMIQ on the cutting edge of dive computing. Combine this with the power and possibilities COSMIQ offers in web-based social interaction as well as a $299 price tag and you’ve got one of the most exciting and revolutionary dive products on the market.”
Tsuei may not be wrong. In it’s upcoming November issue, Sport Diver, PADI’s official publication, named the COSMIQ as Best Value Dive Computer referring to it as an “ace in the hole”. As for the future, look out for an upcoming new addition to the COSMIQ line as well as Deepblu’s booth at DEMA 2016 in Las Vegas.
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