Does this dive computer have a user-replaceable battery?
Yes, this Aeris Manta has a user-replaceable battery. I am a regular diver of PADI rescue level and can highly recommend this dive computer, The ONLY negative is that the alarm is not loud, it is ok in warm water but would not be not be noticed with a hood on in cold water for example.
Yes it's easy to change the battery if needed. Just remember to be really carefully to no pinch the rubber seal around the backing.
Hi, I own the Manta. Yes. The owner recieves a tool with the computer enabling battery changes. You have only a few seconds to swapt the batteries without loosing stored data.
The Manta does not save free-diving info. So in the water, you have to write down depths and times before the next free-dive. There are better wrist dive computers for the free-diving sport.
Also. After spending more money for the computer down-load cable, I had to call Aeris, talk to an engineer and ask him to burn me a copy of the windows 7 compatible program. I have not gotten the down load process to work well, ever. although the "demo" part of the programs runs.
Last. Aeris Mantas are not compatible with Apple computer systems. Further complicating dive history down-loads.
The Manta works. It is adequate. But, You get what you pay for...
Yes, you can replace the battery. I just used this watch for the first time last week diving in Bonaire and really liked it. It is a little more conservative than my Oceanic computer in my console, but less than the Sunnto watch computer I used before.
Yes, the battery is user-replaceable. The computer comes with a tool to take the back off to access the battery. Don't lose the tool. And, make sure you replace or treat the o-ring when you replace the battery.
Yes. My first battery lasted a few years. I just replaced it this year for the first time myself using the supplied tool.
Yes, very easy to replace if you use the supplied tool.