I’ve tried many different computers on my dive adventures, and Suunto remains my top choice. The user interface is easy to use; the batteries life is admirable; each model I’ve used provides a reliable performance underwater. Over time, these advantages have combined to earn my trust. In the past I’ve tried out dive computers that have not performed well on dives, or that have really confusing interfaces — even for a techie like me.
In early 2014, Suunto released a redesign of the D4i series dive computers, which now comes in four stylish colors; bright blue, lime, white and black, with an extremely comfortable silicone strap. I’ve been wearing the Nova Blue (pictured below) for almost five months now, and I still receive compliments on it. The dive computer’s colors are striking and would be right at home in the surf or skate industries — you really can wear this dive computer in and out of the water.
The Suunto D4i Novo, just like its D4i predecessor, offers four modes (air, nitrox, free diving and off), a stopwatch, an innovative apnea timer, wireless air integration that provides current cylinder pressure and remaining air time, and a built-in dive planner. It integrates seamlessly with the Suunto DM4 software, which provides divers with their logs and dive data on their PCs or Macs.
Who should buy this computer?
This computer would be a great investment for any type of recreational diver, new or experienced. Easy enough for a new diver to operate, but still featuring enough bells and whistles — such as depth/dive time alarms — to keep experienced divers happy .
MSRP: $765.00 – Includes USB Cable