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Scubapro/Uwatec Galileo Luna Dive Computer Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Scubapro/Uwatec Galileo Luna Dive Computer Review Posted in: Dive Computers, Over $500

The Luna is the latest addition to Uwatec’s Galileo line of dive computers. This is a hoseless air-integrated number cruncher, meaning that the unit puts a transmitter in the HP port, which sends tank pressure data straight to the wristwatch style computer. Divemasters and instructors might be interested in the upgrade which allows the Luna to receive data from up to four different transmitters, so a dive leader can keep a close eye on the remaining air for a small group of divers. The screen is big, so while no one will ever mistake the Galileo Luna for a sports watch, it can put plenty of data out in big, easy-to-read dot matrix characters. The dive computer is designed to integrate with both a heart rate monitor and your personal computer at home. The Luna’s algorithm is thought to be a balanced one (neither conservative nor liberal), but it can be modified through six programmable “micro-bubble suppression levels,” making it a flexible number cruncher. In terms of gas mixes, the Luna can handle three profiles of up to 100% at the same time. The digital compass can be used at a 90-degree tilt, so it will basically work whatever position you hold your wrist in.

The computer came out as Scuba Diving’s 2009 Tester’s Choice and received a 5-Flag rating from LeisurePro users. Divernet, however, was a little less enthusiastic, and gave the dive computer an 8-star rating. While that is a strong rating, the reviewer was less than thrilled with the dive computer’s price tag and docked it accordingly. Dive Gear Reviews concurs. The Galileo Luna is packed with functionality, but some of the features (such as reading from multiple transmitters) are of little or no use to the typical recreational diver, and the price tag is as high what many a diver spends on her entire set of gear! While the Uwatec Galileo Luna is an excellent computer, a diver can do as well with a unit that costs much less, so this is certainly not the choice for anyone working on a budget.

Average Price: $1,350