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Suunto Zoop Dive Computer Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Suunto Zoop Dive Computer Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Dive Computers

The design of the Suunto Zoop is in many ways the iconic image of a dive computer: a big, circular module with a brightly colored yellow housing and a contrasting black strap. The Zoop essentially evolved out of Suunto’s Gekko, with the added feature of downloading diving data into your PC, and serves as Suunto’s basic, beginner’s-level dive computer. The computer uses Suunto’s Suunto Reduced Gradient Bubble Model (RGBM) algorithm, which is slightly conservative and mirrors the Zoop’s old fashioned look.  The controls consist of three big upward-facing buttons on the housing, which are labeled according to function and easy to manipulate in thick gloves, and overall reviewers found the function-and-button organization intuitive and easy to pick up. It can compute for Nitrox, has a depth rating of 100 m (328 feet), and has a low-battery indicator.

The Suunto Zoop dive computer comes in both wristwatch and console formats. LeisurePro users were somewhat fond of the number cruncher, giving it a 4-Flag rating.

Average Price: $300 (for wristwatch version)