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Any comments on Liquivision Xen BT
« on: 21 May 15, 13:10 »
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  • Hi fellow divers,

    I'm looking into Liquivision Xen BT. Any user out there that can advice if it is a good BT to have?

    I like the "clean" and clear display with just the information i need as a BT but can't justify for the cost as well as the issue on the Battery (LiPo is highly explosive thou)

    Thanks
    Weijie

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    Re: Any comments on Liquivision Xen BT
    « Reply #1 on: 21 May 15, 21:07 »
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  • Hi fellow divers,

    I'm looking into Liquivision Xen BT. Any user out there that can advice if it is a good BT to have?

    I like the "clean" and clear display with just the information i need as a BT but can't justify for the cost as well as the issue on the Battery (LiPo is highly explosive thou)

    Thanks
    Weijie

    Used to own a Xeo. Still have the Kaon. Are you looking just for a bottom timer? Much cheaper options out there. Most dive computers nowadays have bottom timer functions anyway.
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    Re: Any comments on Liquivision Xen BT
    « Reply #2 on: 21 May 15, 22:02 »
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  • Used to own a Xeo. Still have the Kaon. Are you looking just for a bottom timer? Much cheaper options out there. Most dive computers nowadays have bottom timer functions anyway.

    Yup.. I like the idea of LED/OLED display where I can see the readings clearly in the dark without extra step of pressing the light or shining it.. And also that have a "seconds" reading to the time to help me in deco control.. I heard there is issue in the battery (as in it is expensive and drain very quickly).. Do you feel so for the Xeo (i think Xeo quite close to Xen) =D

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    Re: Any comments on Liquivision Xen BT
    « Reply #3 on: 21 May 15, 22:11 »
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  • Yup.. I like the idea of LED/OLED display where I can see the readings clearly in the dark without extra step of pressing the light or shining it.. And also that have a "seconds" reading to the time to help me in deco control.. I heard there is issue in the battery (as in it is expensive and drain very quickly).. Do you feel so for the Xeo (i think Xeo quite close to Xen) =D

    All LED/OLED/LCD screen dive computers or bottom timers are power hungry. no matter if you use LiPo battery or AA battery it usually last for about 20-25 hours of diving only. Liquivision uses proprietary batteries so you have no choice. I have a friend who squeezed a cr123 battery in which is much cheaper. My advice is to look for one that uses AA battery if you are looking for a OLED/LCD screen dive computer/ bottom timer.

    At the moment i think the OSTC sport is the most value for money. Got one and am trying it out this weekend. I also have the shearwater petrel and Diverite Nitek Q.
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    Re: Any comments on Liquivision Xen BT
    « Reply #4 on: 22 May 15, 08:25 »
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  • All LED/OLED/LCD screen dive computers or bottom timers are power hungry. no matter if you use LiPo battery or AA battery it usually last for about 20-25 hours of diving only. Liquivision uses proprietary batteries so you have no choice. I have a friend who squeezed a cr123 battery in which is much cheaper. My advice is to look for one that uses AA battery if you are looking for a OLED/LCD screen dive computer/ bottom timer.

    At the moment i think the OSTC sport is the most value for money. Got one and am trying it out this weekend. I also have the shearwater petrel and Diverite Nitek Q.

    I see. Thanks for the information. If I'm not wrong one that uses AA battery will be Shearwater Petrel.


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    « Reply #5 on: 22 May 15, 11:15 »
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  • I see. Thanks for the information. If I'm not wrong one that uses AA battery will be Shearwater Petrel.

    Many more OLED/LCD screen computers are using AA batteries now. Petrel is one, the OSTC sports is another. The X-deep series is another i believe.
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    Re: Any comments on Liquivision Xen BT
    « Reply #6 on: 22 May 15, 17:57 »
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  • Many more OLED/LCD screen computers are using AA batteries now. Petrel is one, the OSTC sports is another. The X-deep series is another i believe.

    I see. THanks for the info.. Will look at it =DD