Divelink Nitrox B.U.G. Available Online in North America
The Nitrox Bathymetric Underwater Gauge (B.U.G.) computer watch is already a bestseller in Asia, and Divelink, the exclusive distributor in North America, expects to see the same success here.
Victoria, British Columbia - December 31, 2001-- Divelink International Technologies made the latest in dive computer technology available online this week. The Nitrox Bathymetric Underwater Gauge (B.U.G.) computer watch is already a bestseller in Asia, and Divelink, the exclusive distributor in North America, expects to see the same success here.
There are 4 million recreational divers in the world. Pierce Hoover, editor of Sport Diver Magazine, the official publication of the PADI Diving Society said "I had the opportunity test dive a working model, and the results were most impressive."
"This is the latest technology developed by Seiko," said Pete Devine, Vice President of Divelink. "They brought together a number of industry leaders in order to assemble the best components available."
The B.U.G. watch, which spent three years in development, was developed by Seiko Epson, Japan. It's a regular watch until the user is in the water. At the point of immersion the B.U.G. uses a combination of precision sensing hardware and sophisticated software to calculate and compensate for complex and demanding dive profiles. Critical information such as depth, time, nitrogen levels and water temperature is displayed every second; by comparison, the best competing watch is updated only every 20 seconds.
The screen was specially designed to be read underwater and information is displayed in a large format to account for conditions of poor visibility. Titanium was chosen for the casing for its strength and resistance to corrosion.
The Nitrox B.U.G. watch sells for $795 U.S. A complete list of specifications and an online order form are available
. The B.U.G. is also available in North America through current Divelink dealers.