I'm an Advanced 75 to 100 dive a year guy and want to upgrade to a hoseless Dive Computer ... I think! I understand the Aeris T3 and Oceanic VT3 are basically the same computer and algorithms, but in different housings. They appear to have similar button configurations. They appear comparable in size and both appear easy to read. My question: is one more highly rated than the other and has anyone got a better feeling about "Aeris vs Oceanic" anecdotally?
Hi Bruce - I recently replaced my Oceanic VT3 with the Aeris Elite T3 so I wouldn't have to buy another transmitter. They are exactly the same, with the exception of the display cover (Aeris has the colored indicators). I dove with the VT3 for about 2 years (~65 dives). When it came time to replace the battery, things didn't go well. It never worked again. I was just out of warranty and didn't want to mess with sending it to Oceanic, so I bought the Aeris since it was on sale. I then changed the battery on my transmitter and it leaked (even with a new o-ring). I cleaned out the battery compartment and let it dry, but I haven't tested it since. I may have to buy another transmitter.
I personally like the wireless feed, but I still have a 3-gauge as a backup. Beyond the battery issues, the computer works great and is relatively easy to use. I consider it a good buy for the $. Hope this helps.
I think T3 is better and i stopped diving if you want i can sell you my computer