Use of iPhones as Dive Computers Could Become New Norm.

By: Jonathan Luman

iGills

Here is another purpose for your favorite handheld device. An app that functions with a waterproof case can now turn your smartphone into a full fledged dive computer.

Vivian Wagner, of TechNewsWorld describes the advent of Amphibian Labs product, iGills in her March 3, 2014 piece entitled “A Deep Dive Into New Scuba Tech”

Apparently there is still some hesitation. However its obvious that an iPhone today has the computing power that can match a dedicated dive computer.  iGills seems to be a great idea and we can’t wait to try it out

There is something so cool about the idea of bringing an iPhone 50 feet down with you. Some of the features available is the ability to take HD video underwater, use your flash light underwater, take photos and it will record the exact depth and location of the photos.

 My only question would be how easy would it be to press the buttons underwater and is it clunky at all with gloves on?
I believe there’s always going to be a place for watch-style dive computers but this is a great addition to the dive computer lineup and I am very excited to see what the future holds as smart phones evolve. Android lovers will be happy to hear that a version of their case will be available soon.

 

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