Mares Smart Dive Computer
My trusted primary dive computer during the last year of active scuba diving, a Mares Smart Dive Computer, is for sale at a great value for someone ready to put it back into use. It is currently listed on eBay for $200. In my transition back to the US, I am no longer in need of this crucial piece of dive equipment. As it turns out, this is also turning out to be a transition into selling dive gear online, which I’ve always wanted to do but never got around to it.
I had 10 Mares Puck Pros which I let divers use during their dives for free. A fellow dive instructor bought nine of them which he sold to divemaster trainees like hot cakes. On eBay I just sold the last Mares Puck Pro for $115. Charges were as follows:
Reserve Price Auction Fee $4.60
Special Duration Fee $1.00
Reserve Price Auction Fee 5.00
Special Duration Fee $1.00
Yup, a newbie eBay seller just did a number on himself. Oh and let’s not forget the final value Fee of: $11:50
Later today, the seller, that’s me by the way, will go to the US Postal Service to package and ship the item and since I offered free shipping, the tally shall continue to grow. (It ended costing $4.40 to ship to Florida) Cough up all that cost to the learning curve. It was a good lesson and it has prompted this seller to use his own site for promoting gear and sales.
I’m not suggesting a split with ABCs genius business model. I am simply trying to find a way to reduce my fees and pass the savings on to the buyer. So, I’ll sell it for $190 to whomever contacts me via this entry as a test that niche customers are indeed reading the blog, one of them anyhow, and ship it to her/him anywhere in the US at my expense. If you are game, email me at email@example.com and inquire if it has been sold or not. We can go from there.
Product description provided by manufacturer:
The Mares Smart Wrist Computer has a clear display and is quite user friendly. The Smart replicates the display of the Puck Pro, adding an additional button, buttons are repositioned to the side, all packaged into a much slimmer profile. On the surface, adjust your nitrox settings or view your logbook with ease. Underwater, you can manage alternate depth information (top row), completely independent from the ancillary information displayed in the bottom row. Mares finished it with a two-color strap and unique design, making this the perfect companion for your time away from diving.
The Mares Smart Wrist Computer is one of the most intuitive wrist computers on the market today. Due to its effective screen layout and simplistic two-button design, recreational and professional divers alike can enjoy this stylish and effective wrist computer. The Smart Computer features a highly readable LCD backlight display that features a scratch-resistant mineral lens. The screen is incredibly clear; it can be easily read in the middle of the day, in direct sunlight. The layout of the screen is also extremely simplistic and provides you with all the information you need on the average dive for the entirety of the dive. The display reads current depth, maximum depth, no-deco time, ascent rate, bottom time, low battery indicator, and temperature. You can even customize the audible alarms to go off when you wish or not at all. It even features a unique option to reset your residual nitrogen. Other features include: altitude adjustments, pre-dive planning, surface interval countdown, dive log recall, and EAN (nitrox mode). EAN mode allows you 2 gases ranging from 21% to 99% O2.
When you are out of the water the Smart computers doubles as a trendy digital wristwatch. You will be able to stay on top of your daily tasks with a calendar, stopwatch, daily alarm, dual time modes and temperature reading when you wear the computer day to day. The Smart computer also features a user replaceable CR2430 lithium battery, has a memory capacity of 36 hours, and should last up to 200 dives on a new battery. At an affordable price point, extremely simplistic interface, and usable by both professional and recreational divers, the Mares Smart Wrist Computer packs a powerful punch and should be on every divers wrist. The Mares Smart Wrist Computer uses the RGBM Mares-Wienke algorithm, provides a depth display to 492′ (150 meters) can be set for fresh or seawater, imperial or metric measurements and is firmware upgradable through Dive Link.
Mares Smart Dive Computer Features
- Mares Smart Dive Computer
- The Perfect Wrist Computer for Any Level of Diving
- Simplistic Interface Design
- Doubles as Watch: Dual Time Zones, Alarms, and Calendar
- Customizable Audio Alarms
- Surface Interval Countdown and Residual Nitrogen Reset
- Advanced User Interface for Custom Presets Catered to Divers Needs
- New Software and Advanced Microprocessor for Improved Battery Life
- User Replaceable CR2430 Battery
- Battery Life of 200 Dives
- LCD Segmented Display & Backlight for Optimal Visibility
- Scratch-Resistant Mineral Glass Lens
- Two-Button System for Easy Menu Navigation
- Current Depth, Max Depth, Temperature, and Bottom Time Display
- Visual Ascent and Descent Rates with Optional Alarms
- Altitude Adjustable Up to 12,100′ (3,700 meters)
- Pre-Dive Planning Features
- Maximum Operating Depth: 492′ (150 meters)
- Algorithm: RGBM Mares-Wienke
- Imperial/Metric Display
- Memory Capacity: 36 Hours
- Operating Modes: Air, Nitrox and Free-Dive
- Fresh/Salt Water Measurements
- 2 Gases Ranging from 21% to 99% O2
Price of a new one at Divers Direct