Oceanic Veo 100 Dive Computer

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Pros: Simple to use and interpret. Lightweight and compact. Easily customizable displays. Battery Hot Swap.
Cons: No PC interface.
Recommended Uses: The Oceanic VEO 100 is a basic but adequate dive computer with all the features a beginner requires for a hassle free dive.

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The Oceanic VEO 100 is an air only wrist dive computer that can also be used as a Gauge/Timer and was designed with simplicity in mind. It can also activate Decompression Mode when the no decompression limits are exceeded during a dive. Included are 3 Violation Modes which display information vital to surfacing safely, such as required decompression stop depths and stop times.

Useability and Features

The Oceanic VEO 100 uses a simple, single button operation and is water activated although you have the option of turning this feature off. This could be handy if you’ve finished diving for the day but the contacts are still wet, as the computer will reactivate in this situation unnecessarily using up battery life. It pays to keep in mind that you can’t manually activate the Oceanic VEO 100 if you are deeper than 1.2 meters if the water activation is OFF.

Hot Swap is available when changing the batteries, but it’s a bit of a race against time, as you only have an 8 second window in which to get the old battery out and the new one in without losing your data – not a desirable situation if you intend to do repetitive dives!

While in any dive mode, 3 different displays are accessible by pressing the operating button briefly (around 2 seconds). This is a nice feature, because whereas many other dive computers try to display all the critical information on one screen which sometimes can be difficult to read, with the Veo 100 you simply move through each of the 3 screens which display different pieces of information. The really critical information such as current depth, dive time remaining and the bar graphs are always displayed on each of the 3 menus. The depth display is capable of indicating depths of up to 99 meters, but can extend to 120 meters if you are operating the computer in Gauge mode.

The Tissue Loading bar graph on the Oceanic VEO 100 is divided into 3 colored segments which are on the edge of the Veo 100 – visually they are extremely easy and logical to interpret; green for normal, yellow for caution and red is decompression or the danger zone. The ascent rate indicator follows the same logical color coding method.

The Oceanic VEO 100 is capable of logging up to 12 dives, each of which can be viewed in 2 screens; Dive Identifier and Dive Data. This computer doesn’t offer a PC interface for downloading dive data, so you’ll need to manually log your dives in your paper based log book at least after the 12th dive or the data from the first dive will be overwritten once you’ve completed your next dive.

The Veo 100 is Nitrox compatible for mixtures between 21% to 50%.

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Oceanic Veo 100 Dive Computer4.5Admin2016-04-01 00:49:49The Oceanic VEO 100 is an air only wrist dive computer that can also be used as a Gauge/Timer and was designed with simplicity in mind. It can also activate Decompression Mode when the no decompression limits are exceeded during a dive. Included are 3 Violation Modes which display information vital to surfacing safely, such as required decompression stop depths and stop times. Check Amazon Price…

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    This does the job as a basic computer but doesn’t have a whole lot of features. If you’re like me and just want something to watch your depth, (no deco limits, etc.) then this is fine and great value. If you want something a little smarter then this isn’t for you and you’ll have to dig deeper into your bank account.

    It gives you your dive time, maximum depth, water temperature, and surface interval. It also logs up to 12 dives. One cool thing is that it automatically turns on in water (can disable). It also calculates time to flying and ascent rate. Overall a decent but very basic dive computer.

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