There is a certain wow factor when you see the Suunto Eon Steel for the first time. If there was one computer that a diver could get, which would grow with you through your diving career, this would be it. Suunto now uses an isolated pressure sensor, a good thing for those that had issues with past suunto depth sensors. Also, the transmitter is now digital! Let me say that again, the transmitter is now digital! The days of pairing up with certain codes and having to reset the code if someone else is using the same one is over!
- Full customization – modes, features, display, physical
- Steel bezel (grade 316L)
- Xensation™ glass
- Hard composite case (enhanced with extra glassfiber)
- Advanced media isolated pressure sensor
- Easy to read color display (Brightsee™ technology)
- Easy to use
- Option to attach to wrist with elastomer strap or with bungee
- Full continuous decompression algorithm - Suunto Fused™ RGBM
- Air / Nitrox / Trimix support
- Multi-gas diving (up to 10 gases)
- Possible to use as gauge / bottom timer
- Integrated tilt-compensated 3D digital compass
- Wireless air integration with up to 10 PODs (with optional Suunto tank POD)
- User updatable firmware
- Works with DM5 PC/Mac compatible software
The first thing that you will notice is the screen, with the highly durable and resistant Xensation Glass and Color TFT display, the numbers jump out at you. You can chose between a graphical display:
Or you can choose a classic display:
One of the great features is that you can totally customize how you want the screen to look. All you have to do is download the Suunto DM5 dive manager software and you can totally customize it to fit your needs. Below are several options that I was messing around with, both graphical and classic.
When using the DM5 software to plan your next dive, you can upload the dive to the computer so it will already have the mixes, etc. setup for you.
These are now in stock at the shop, stop on by to check them out. Several of the staff have already made the switch over to the Eon Steel. I myself plan on using it as my primary technical diving computer, and both Divemasters Tim and Kelly have made the switch from the D6/D6i.