Questions about this item:
How depth can I open lid?
How depth its waterproof
KEVIN F According to the official instructions, the lid can only be opened at the surface of the water. It has to be closed when submerged. The unit is "splash" proof at the surface.
NICHOLAS U The lid may be opened up to 10 fsw - it's only useful on the surface. The case is rated to 400 fsw.
ANDRE B lid is only to be opened on the surface when afloat. is is water resistant but not water proof. it will break it if opened under water
MICHAEL V The buttons under the lid are only water resistant. They are not made to used under water
Does the unit come with a pouch or sold separately? How may one attach it to the BCD?
JAMES J No pouch. Very secure clip if you want it hanging from you BC. Also, you can attach other types of clips to it. We have a clip that allows us to quckly reomove the device with rings or clips at each end. This way we store it in a BC pocket; it can't fall out, but it is easily removed if needed.
RUSSELL L It does not come with a pouch. I put it in the pocket of my bcd. That will keep it from getting caught on anything or be in the way until I need to deploy the radio. However, it could be attached by the cord with a clip to your bcd, but as stated earlier, I do not think you would want this.
KATIE S The pouch is sold separately. I did not buy it as I planned to carry the device in a pocket. The Device does have a sturdy metal clip on the back that could be used to attach to a BCD D ring easily and should not risk coming off.
MICHAEL V no is does not. I really don't see a need for one. It's a pretty rugged unit. I just put a clip on it and attached it to my upper D-ring. I do alot of diving in Lake Michigan and 1 time I found myself 1/3 mile from my boat and it was great having that radio to call my wife on the boat
MARTHA W The pouch comes separately & attached with velcro. I got mine after speaking to a Nautilus rep. at Beneath The Sea convention in the N.J.Meadowlands in April. Also, do not hesitate to call the Nautilus company to make sure you are using the device correctly. They are extremely helpful.
PETER R no pouch; there is a belt-type clip that could attach to a D-ring
Scott B It does not come with a pouch. I don't think that is necessary. The case is very strong and any scratches on the outside of the case will not effert perfomance of the unit.
It comes with a very strong enclosed belt style clip that can be attached to your BCD or wetsuit pocket. I added a bolt snap to my Nautalus for added security so the unit con't come loose unexpectedly. It you don't use a bolt snap, I would be sure a lanyard is attached to your BCD webbing as a backup against accidental loss while diving.
FRANK D No it does not. The pouch is poorly designed in my opinion. The strap that it ued to connect to your BC has a very weak, non-locking snap. I managed to modify mine by sewing it shut, otherwise ti makes it too easy to lose the radio.
CARLOS B It doesn't come with a pouch. I wouldn't attach it to the BCD but carry it inside one of the pockets.
MARC C The unit does *Not* come with a pouch.
There are belt clip type pouches sold separately. Leisure Pro here sells a
"Nautilus Lifeline Pouch for $35.99
The unit does have a metal clip attached to the back (but the clip is also
removable) that could be clipped onto your gear. There is also a nice metal ring to which you could attach a lanyard. You could place it in a BC pocket.....but one way or the other, I'd recommend a lanyard in addition.....but that's me.
NICHOLAS U It does not come with the black pouch, and I would not use one anyways. It has a secure, metal suicide clip on the side opposite of the screen. Clip that to your right or left chest d-ring. I've popped it on and off a dozen times now, on the surface in good conditions.
How well did it work? Were you happy with it?
Am I correct that this only works on the surface? It is not an underwater navigation device?
JOHN R Yes Earl it only works at the surface. With lid closed it is waterproof to I think 400 ft. Lid open 10 ft. You can only turn the unit when the lid is open.
been thinking of getting this product with another buddy....do a lot of liveaboard diving in the Pacific and the concept of the product is a good one..wanted to get some feedback from someone who actually used it.....
Put bluntly, "is it worth it at this time"?
DANIEL S Yes!!!!!!
I have used it in my last dive trip in Little Cayman. The radio function well when communicating with the boat. In the Pacific diving with currents this is the ideal device to maintain contact with the boat and your dive buddy equipped with another radio. It adds peace of mind that in case you get lost you will be able to communicate up to 16 mile radius. If the boat radio is equipped with GPS your coordinates will also be send at the same time as your voice .It fits in the pocket of the BC .
I was very impressed with its functionality, size and price.
Daniel S Camara, MD
Once the item is properly registered as a bona fide MMSI device, it does all that it claims. The device does have a marine two way radio as weill as a channel 16 emergency radio, in addition, it the event of a problem, you can push the lifeline button which will trigger all newer marine radios in the area with both your disress signal and your GPS coordinates.
The radio has had several firmware revisions prior to its release. However, as a result of the latest firmware update, the emergency strobe no longer is functional. I have been assured that the next firmware release will fix this issue. Please note that this radio can be updated from your computer, you need not return it to the factory.
Lastly, I have at least 12-15 dives with this item and it has been watertight at 100 plus feet.
Charing the battery is accomplished through a computer USB port or the included USB AC charger.
As of today I would recommend this product.
Ken D Appreciate the reply and info..
What type of battery it us?
DANIEL S The nautilus battery if similar to the ipod or iphone. It charges by connecting it to the USB port of a computer. It cannot be replaced by the user and it is supposed to have a long life. FAQ are available at the Nautilus life line web site.
ANTHONY M It's a rechargeable battery
JOHN R The Battery is built into the unit. You hook it up to a USB port on a cumputer or any other USB outlet to charge.
How long does the battery last?
LeisurePro S This has a battery life of approx. 24 hours in distress mode without needed to be recharged.
What is the range of the signal?
LeisurePro S The Nautilus Lifeline has an 8 mile range.
Can this unit be used outside the USA such as Australia, South Pacific and Asian waters?
LeisurePro S Yes, this works around the world.
Dive safety just changed forever with the introduction of the Nautilus LifeLine a compact sleek radio GPS for divers that is depth rated to 425 feet. It is similar in size to a blackberry but a wee bit thicker. You can use it as a full featured marine VHF radio to chat with your friends. You can ask for help on CH16 from ANY boat around you within an 8 mile 12.5 km radius whether it is the largest cruise ship in the world, a passing tug, ferry or yacht or the smallest fishing boat. It's a full featured GPS that even allows you to geocache your dive sites. And most important of all, it is built with DSC compatibility allowing you to broadcast an alarm and your GPS position to every vessel in range that is equipped with a modern VHF marine radio. Lights will flash, horns will go off, everyone else's radio will auto switch to C16 and your GPS coordinates and brief message will be displayed on their radios.
- Easy To Use
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