Suunto EON Steel Scuba Diving Computer

A Review

Suunto EON Steel Scuba Diving Computer Review

Overview

I am yet to see a dive computer brand that makes good on the promise to deliver top-notch technology in a simple and rugged body – Suunto Eon Steel delivers just that and then some more. I guarantee that you will be more than pleased to know that it made good on the promise of a computer that will grow with you as grow and improve in your scuba dive skills. In this Suunto EON Steel review, we shall be treating in details the features and qualities that this dynamic computer brings to the table.

To meet up with this lofty claim, the computer is fitted with an updatable software which can be conveniently updated as newer updates are made. Now, you don’t have to worry about buying a new device anytime there is an advancement in its software. Some other good options that Eon Steel brings to the table are graphical and classic interfaces which allow you as a diver to make comfortable choice of whichever you find convenient for dives.

Absolutely worth its cost, Eon Steel also provides a wide array of features such as integrated air options, depth alarm, gauge/bottom timer mode, decompression data, altitude adjustment, integrated tilt-compensated 3D compass. All these to help you make the most of your dive experience and give you the best you will ever want.

For durability and assurance of a lasting device, the EON is constructed with a much-toughened glass fiber, durable stainless steel that resists wear and rugged Xensation glass screen. EON Steel is a good example of an advanced and rugged scuba dive computer that is user-friendly and suit every divers’ need. For advanced professional scuba divers, getting a computer like Eon Steel affords you the best you can desire in scuba diving and can also be very good for beginners too.

The Suunto EON’s main priority is diver control and usability. It all starts with full user customization. Suunto claims that this computer will grow with you as your diving and skills evolve. The Suunto EON custom display assures that. You can choose between classic and graphical viewing and define exactly what you want to be displayed all within 4 custom user displays.

Suunto EON Steel Review

The EON is also setup to receive customizable add-on skins and comes with a wrist strap and bungee option for whatever works best for you. Within your custom-set interface, you can cycle between features such as multi-gas diving (up to 10 gases) with air/nitrox/trimix support, integrated tilt-compensated 3D compass, altitude adjustment, alarms/stops, decompression data, gauge/bottom timer mode, timer, depth alarms, and air integration options. Suunto updatable software will save you big bucks in the long run. Instead of buying model after model, year after year, you can download and update your EON with new software (such as closed-circuit rebreather). Suunto Dm5 software allows you to plan out your dives in advance and then seamlessly transfer your data to your computer. The easy to use 3-button interface is accessible even with the thickest cold water diving gloves. Additionally, the brilliantly bright Brightsee display that can be read at any angle plus the simple 3-button interface makes this computer incredibly simple and usable at any level of diving for new and advanced users.

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Specs

Algorithm Dual: Buhlmann GF algorithm or Optional VPM-B algorithm
Depth Display  Norm (Air/Nitrox): 330′ (100 Meters), Gauge/Free Dive Modes: 495′ (150 Meters)
Audible Alarm Has an Audible Alarm System
Altitude Adjustable Yes, 2,000′ To 14,000′ (610 To 4,200 Meters)
Backlight Yes, LCD screen with backlight
Operating Mode Air, Nitrox, Gauge or Free Dive
Upgradeable The Device Can Be Upgraded
Memory Capacity 1000 hours
Display Type Imperial and Metric Display
Power AA Alkaline or Lithium user replaceable battery.

 

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Features

  • Full Continuous Decompression Algorithm – Suunto Fused RGBM
  • Air/Nitrox/Trimix Support
  • Multi-Gas-Diving (up to 10 gases)
  • Altitude Adjustment 0′ to 10,000′ (0 to 3,000 meters)
  • Ascent Rate Monitor/Alarm and Time Display
  • Deep Stops and Safety Stops Functions
  • Audible and Visual Alarms
  • Temperature Display
  • Transferable Dive Planner
  • Dive Time in Seconds and Minutes
  • Full Decompression Data
  • Log Book Memory and Lifetime History
  • Profile Sampling Rates in Seconds
  • Maximum Depth Alarm and Depth Display
  • 4 Operation Modes: Air, CCR, Gauge, Mixed Gas
  • CNS% + OTU Calculation (OLF)
  • Gas Switching During Dive
  • Max PO2 Adjustment: 0.5 – 1.6
  • Up to 8 Gases, Oxygen 5-99%, Helium 0-95%
  • Operating Temperature: +32° F – +104° F (0° C – +40° C
  • Depth Rating: 492′ (150 meters)
  • Battery Power Indicator
  • Low Battery Warning
  • Rechargeable Battery


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Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Designed for advanced/technical diving
  • Optional wireless air integration
  • Air/Nitrox/Trimix support
  • Multi gas diving (up to 10 gases)
  • 4 operation modes: Air, CCR, Gauge, Mixed Gas

CONS:
  • Quite expensive for regular folks to afford

 

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Editors’ Opinion

I am yet to see a dive computer brand that makes good on the promise to deliver top-notch technology in a simple and rugged body – Suunto Eon Steel delivers just that and then some more. I guarantee that you will be more than pleased to know that it made good on the promise of a computer that will grow with you as grow and improve in your scuba dive skills.

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Deal