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Aeris XR2can be recommended dive computer for both beginners and experienced recreational divers. Beginners will find it with friendly interface and packed with many features that will allow them to grow in diving, and well designed and structured documentation will be a great help to learn XR2 fast and with deep understanding.
Advanced divers will have nitrox dive computer with possibilities of using it as a depth gauge for freediving activities and while using advanced gas mixes.
If we compare Aeris XR2 and Aeris XR1 NX, we may notice that this model got quite a substential amount of new features and we have completely new multitasking dive instrument!
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Aeris XR2 has 2 control buttons:
Using those buttons and their combos you will easily program, activate backlight, and retrieve information related to conditions you are.
This dive computer has 3 bar graphs that graphically show the nitrogen loading, oxygen toxicity and speed of your ascent:
During diving you will get up to 4 displays in No-Decompression mode and 3 displays in Decompression mode. To swap between them to see additional dive data you need to press ADVANCE button.
Dive computer has following modes of operation:
From the Surface mode you may access Set mode that is devided into 2 Set modes.
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Aeris XR2 has 3 dive modes:
Aeris XR2: Diving With Air & Nitrox
While diving in No-Decompression mode with dive computer set for Nitrox (if FO2 value was set for Air – you won’t have ALT#4 screen displayed), you will get following dive data displayed.
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Aeris XR2 has automatic Safety Stop prompt warning, so during any No-Decompression dive you may get it. At that moment dive computer will beep on you and show you display with appropriate data, like Safety Stop Depth and Safety Stop Countdown timer the most important in this case. If you decide to miss it and resurface - there is no penalty, this Safety Stop is not Mandatory, like in Suunto models.
We may get Fast Ascent alarm as well, obviously, if we ascend too fast.
If we exceed No-Decompression Limits – dive computer will activate Decompression mode and guide us for proper decompression procedure. Upon the entry into Decompression mode dive computer will beep on you and red LED will flash to grab your attention. For Decompression it has few displays with related data and you need to press ADVANCE button to access them.
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You may create violations during Decompression mode. It means that you ascended to shallower depth than required for Decompression Stop and maybe stayed at that shallower depth for a while.
Other violations may happen if Decompression Stop depth is required between 18 - 21 meters, or you descend below 99.5 meters. In these cases dive computer provides you with all appropriate dive data and guide you through these conditions.
As all other dive computers, Aeris XR2 constantly monitors PO2 value and our O2 level. So, if certain conditions exist - we will get irritating alarm going on and specific set of displays, corresponding to each scenario.
Aeris XR2: Diving In GAUGE Mode
Gauge is the other dive mode of XR2. In this mode maximum operational depth increased to 120 meters. Dive computer works as a depth gauge and timer only and doesn't calculate nitrogen and oxygen loading.
Typical data for this mode looks like following:
After we got out of water and after Transition period in 10 minutes we will have access to following functions:
Aeris XR2: What Divers Say
When diving with Aeris XR2 we haven't noticed any troubles in operations, so couldn't say anything bad about it. Maybe only one thing is worth to mention - if you wear thick gloves - it may be not very convenient to press side button if you have console, because button sits deeper in the boot. That's all for our Cons!
Aeris XR2 can be recommended dive computer for those divers, whether beginners or advanced, who wants to have flexibility and reliability of the multitasking instrument, but at the same time tough on their budget!