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Sherwood Amphos Air dive computer inherited mostly all great functions of its predecessor Sherwood Amphos. Main differences are those which related to air-integration. In this scuba computer Sherwood introduced air-integration for 2 gas mixes.
Mainly all user interface, display layout, and all commands are the same with Amphos and Amphos Air. Only differences are related to wireless air operations in Amphos Air. Those differences are represented by additional information on display, bit different set up process, and extra alarms regarding to wireless air-integration (Air Time Remaining, TURN and END pressure alarms).
Sherwood Amphos Air will display air pressure in PSI or bars of the corresponding tank with activated and paired wireless transmitter at lower part of display. Also on surface when NORM SURF MAIN by pressing on S-button for 2 seconds will activate alternative screens to show a diver battery status and tanks pressure with activated and paired transmitters.
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Below is a list of new features which made Amphos Air different from Amphos. We can set up in this Sherwood dive computer following extra parameters:
Like its predecessor, Sherwood Amphos Air is designed with 4 buttons user's interface. They are big enough and comfortable to press even in thick gloves.
Display is similar to Amphos dive computer and divided into 3 sections: top, middle, bottom. Viewable area is large to show all necessary data by displaying big and sharp digits. Only additions that can be found - all related to air integration: wireless link symbol, tank in use air pressure, and applicable alarms.
Dive computer has two bar graphs to display nitrogen loading/oxygen toxicity on the left side of the display and ascent rate is on the right:
Before diving, we will program certain dive mode and all related to it desirable parameters. Dive computer has 4 Set Groups:
Sherwood Amphos Air dive computer has Dive Planner that works for ranges 9-57 meters. If I plan repetitive dives - planner will calculate available NO-DECO time according to my nitrogen intake, oxygen toxicity from previous dives, and surface interval.
As you may see - new Sherwood dive computer inherited all the features from Amphos user interface and menu sets. But there still are few differences:
As a dive computer, Sherwood Amphos Air operates in 3 modes.
Operation in those modes are identical to previous model - Amphos, so I won't be describing them again. Just check out review of Sherwood Amphos and you will have full understanding how it works:
The main difference between two models - air integration. And this new function is expressed by extra alarms, TMTs setting, additional screen with status of wireless link and tank in use air pressure (ALT #3), and extra data about pressure on Log screen.
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Also if you set Amphos Air to GAUGE mode - dive computer operates as an air integrated instrument and shows Air Time Remaining (ATR) and tank in use air pressure in PSI or bar, and doesn't perform nitrogen and oxygen calculations, of course.
Those mentioned above are the main additions to Amphos Air. And the rest of functions are pretty the same as Sherwood Amphos dive computer. I won't be describing all dive modes again - they are described in detail in Sherwood Amphos review.
After the Transition Period diver will have access to the following information:
Sherwood Amphos Air: What Divers say
Diving with Sherwood Amphos Air scuba computer is very similar to Amphos, except new function - air integration and support for up to 2 wireless transmitters. Amphos Air has user-friendly interface and user manuals structured very well. Even if someone bought this instrument as his/her first computer - no problem with setting and diving with it.
Display layout is a bit different from previous model with extra data related to air pressure, wireless link and pressure alarms. But it is easy to read with sharp digits and strong backlight for 5 or 10 seconds.
I like its stable wireless signal - we didn't notice many interruptions, just very rarely and with immediate restoration. And switching gases procedure was pretty easy.
Sherwood Amphos Air dive computer gave me a very strong impression of multifunctional and at the same time user-friendly dive computer. It is perfect for recreational divers who uses more than one gas mix, and beginners in scubadiving as well.
This instrument has very competitive price as a complete system (1 wireless TMT and PC cable) at this moment, so I think if you need solid recreational dive computer with wireless air integration - look no further! Sherwood Amphos Air may be your best dive buddy!