About Mares Puck Air Computer Console with Compass

Sleek, reliable, ergonomic, and easy to use

The sporty and functional design includes all the information that enthusiasts can't do without. With Puck Air as your guide, you'll always know what to do. In particular, with the Easy Access System, navigating the computer menu has never seemed so easy!

Puck Air Computer uses Mares-Wienke RGBM (Reduced Gradient Bubbles Model) algorithm. The RGBM takes into account the phenomenon of micro-bubbles in order to prevent their formation. In over 10,000 real dives monitored by Dr. Bruce Wienke in the Los Alamos laboratories, the formation of micro-bubbles has been studied and evaluated in order to better understand the mechanism behind how micro-bubbles are formed during a dive. Today it is the most evolved algorithm for reducing the formation of micro-bubbles without compromising dive times.

Air Integrated computerized monitoring of tank pressure is used to determine a bottom time which depends not only on your depth, but also on your actual gas consumption, increasing your dive safety. In addition, the gas consumption (referred to the surface) is displayed on the computer for more control over your dive. The computer does this by sampling the pressure drop over time and giving you the rate of consumption in minutes remaining. If the time remaining is greater than the no-decompression limit for your depth it will display the shorter time allowed.

The easy excess push buttons allow the diver to operate the computer in all conditions, even when wearing thick gloves. Navigating through the computer programs is extremely simple and very intuitive. There are three special function modes of Air, Nitrox and Bottom Time. The Puck Air has a maximum depth display of 492' (150 meter), a memory capacity of 36 hours, runs on a user replaceable 3 Volt CR2450 lithium battery, power indicator, back lighting for low light conditions, has a plan mode display, can be used in both imperial or metric units, fresh or seawater settings, residual nitrogen reset, option to exclude audible alarms and uncontrolled ascents", has an ascent rate indicators and is altitude adjustable. The Puck Air also has a watch, date and temperature functions. The Puck has an optional USB interface for logging dives on your PC, SKU: MRSPCNMW PC Interface.

The Puck knows that not all of us who dive are young and in peak condition, it address this with precautionary program settings that allow individual adjustment to more conservative dive profiles if needed. When you do multi-level, multiple dives during a single day or multiple dives over several days you can choose different setting levels in order to adjust your computer to a more conservative dives.

The Puck Air has superior display readability. In order to offer an easy-to-read display Mares produced a wide computer display, with intense backlighting and high contrast. The computer featuring illuminated, oversized digits. Special attention is paid to maximize the viewing angle, to eliminate angular distortion and to always grant the best readability.

The Compass is oil filled for a quick and responsive movement. Dual magnets give faster response and with a maximum working tilt angle of 20° ensures accurate compass headings. A Ratchet Bezel with compass headings in ten degrees increments and 30 degree indicator marks.

Bezel has twin heading indicators for alignment of compass course, and a double lined lubber line across the compass face. A side window with compass degrees allows gun-sight accurate use when precise headings are required. Compass card is luminescent for low light conditions. Puck Air with Compass comes with a User's Manual and has a 24 month limited warranty.

The Mares Puck Air Computer Console with Compass is commonly used for Cold Water, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Mares Puck Air Computer Console with Compass is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Casual/ Recreational among others. The Mares Puck Air Computer Console with Compass is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Mares Puck Air Computer Console with Compass: Easy To Operate, Easy To Read, Lots Of Functions, Reliable.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Mares Puck Air Computer Console with Compass Features

  • Computer Features:
  • RGBM
  • nitrox Function
  • Special Function Modes Air, Nitrox and Bottom Time
  • Precautionary Programs Setting
  • Plan Mode
  • Backlighting
  • Log Book
  • Dive Simulator
  • Prudential Programs
  • Fresh Water/Sea Water Setting
  • Easy Access
  • Residual Nitrogen Memory Reset
  • User-Replaceable Batteries
  • Altitude Adjustable
  • Memory Capacity 38 Hours
  • Air, Nitrox and BT Function Modes
  • Superior Display Readability
  • 492' (150 meters) Depth Rating
  • Power Indicators
  • Audible Alarms
  • Watch, Calendar and Temperature Displays
  • 3 Volt CR2450 Battery
  • Air Integrated
  • 4,350 psi (300 bars) Pressure Display
  • Owners Manual
  • Compass Features:
  • Oil Filled
  • Top and Side Reading
  • Maximum Tilt 20°
  • Dual Magnets
  • 360° Ratchet Bezel
  • Twin Heading Indicators
  • Double Line Lubber Line
  • Shock Resistant Elastomer Boot
  • Gun-Sight Accurate Navigation
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Mares Puck Air Computer Console with Compass Specifications

Computer:
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Algorithim
Rgbm
Fresh/Saltwater
Yes
Audible Alarms
Yes
Depth Display
492' (150 Meters)
Altitude Adjustable
Yes
Operating Modes
Air, Ean And Bt
Back Light
Yes
Memory Capacity
38 Hours
Time, Date & Temperature
Yes
Imperial/Metric Display
Yes
Power
3 Volt Cr2450 Battery
Air Integrated
Yes
Pressure Display
4,350 Psi (300 Bars)
Compass:
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Materials
Elastomer
Liquid Filled
Yes (Oil)
Dimensions
2" (50 Mm)
Tilt
20°
Lubber Line
Yes
Rotating Bezel
Yes
Fluorescent Dial
Yes
Weight [with packaging]
1.65 lb

Puck Air Computer Console with Compass Customer Reviews

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Mares Puck Air Computer Console with Compass
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to operate (17)
  • Easy to read (11)
  • Reliable (9)
  • Lots of functions (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation (15)
    • Warm water (12)
    • Cold water (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (9), Advanced (6)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (17), Night diving (10), Wreck diving (9), Drift diving (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Value

    I have used this computer on four dives now. All of the dives were warm water with good visibility. The computer is easy to navigate and program. The compass is a little small...Read complete review

    I have used this computer on four dives now. All of the dives were warm water with good visibility. The computer is easy to navigate and program. The compass is a little small and the margin for error is small. You must keep the compass level. The computer is easy to read and understand both in EAN or air modes. My only real complaint is that the alarms are almost impossible to hear. My hearing is fine but I cant hear the alarms unless I have the console in my hand, in front of my face. I was watching the computer as I hit the high reserve alarm and I could barely hear it and the sound of my bubbles completely drowned out the alarm. Otherwise, a good computer for recreational diving.

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    Decent

    I bought two of these - wife and me - for use as our SPG with a new reg setup. We wear secondary wrist computers as well, and for the cost of these,...Read complete review

    I bought two of these - wife and me - for use as our SPG with a new reg setup. We wear secondary wrist computers as well, and for the cost of these, it is worthwhile to have 2 computers.

    Have about 50 dives on them since purchasing 3 months ago, so we have used them a fair amount. They're reliable and provide most all features needed of a dive computer, compass, SPG, and bottom timer.

    My complaints/suggestions:
    If you go below 50 bar, you will not get a 3 minute safety stop countdown. I finally was able to contact Mares support on this matter, and the tech said this was by design. The computer should have a feature to notify the diver that air is below 50 Bar (Low Air) and also allow a safety stop. I do not know if this will still apply to a deco stop. Regardless, the manual does not point this limitation out, and I do not know why Mares cannot display both at the same time. Flashing "low air" is much less useful information than a 3 minute counter, alternated with a "low air" warning. But I suppose they want to defer all liability to the diver. Search on youtube for "where is safetystop" and you might find the video I posted.

    The logbook is a bit annoying in its interface, which is a limitation of the 1-button design. So you have to scroll through all dives if you want to go back and forth through the built-in logbook.

    The computer does not display available air readily after connecting a tank, so you have to press the button about 8 times to get the computer to tell you how much air is available.

    Manual says to service every 100 dives - I seriously question why that often of service is necessary.

    Manual says to carry tables, spg, etc - basically don't depend upon the computer. Seems like that is sort of self-defeating, and Mares should have more confidence in its products.

    Mares customer support is extremely limited. Took me a while to locate the right number/email to call, and it wasn't really listed as a customer support number.

    Mares computer software interface is horrible. Crashes on my PC. So I use MacDive which supports the computer.

    Overall, this is a good value product, and I'd buy one again, but understand the limitations and the fact that Mares won't really provide much customer support if any at all.

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    5.0

    Mares Puck Air

    By Bubbales

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Easy To Operate
    • Easy To Read
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Water
      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Mares Puck Air Computer Console with Compass:

      This is a really nice computer, especially for the price. It makes air integration affordable.
      I've used this computer on 5 dives and couldn't be happier with it.

      • Diving Type:
      • Night Diving, Open Water Diving
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      my girlfriends new computer

      By Doberman lover

      from Chicago IL.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Air Nitrox
      • Downloadable Logs
      • Easy To Operate
      • Easy To Read
      • Lots Of Functions
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Water
        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Mares Puck Air Computer Console with Compass:

        I just purchased this computer for my girlfriend after getting one for myself at the beginning of summer I love this computer does so much just started E logging with divepal and love the graphs so much information can be gained and you can see where you can make improvements

        • Diving Type:
        • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Works good for a air integrated computer

        By Doberman lover

        from Chicago IL.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Operate
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Back Light Is Dim
        • Hard To Read
        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Cold Water
        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Mares Puck Air Computer Console with Compass:

        I just got back from an awesome weekend of diving the computer functions and work well my only complaint is that it's hard to read maybe need to play around with the settings the backlighting is almost non-existent when it started getting dark I could barely make out the numbersthe one button is both a blessing and a curse but for the money this is an awesome computer makes Logging much simpler and faster

        • Diving Type:
        • Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

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        3.0

        Decent

        By None

        from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

        Pros

        • Easy To Operate
        • Easy To Read

        Cons

        • Limited Buttons
        • User Interface

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mares Puck Air Computer Console with Compass:

          I bought two of these - wife and me - for use as our SPG with a new reg setup. We wear secondary wrist computers as well, and for the cost of these, it is worthwhile to have 2 computers.

          Have about 50 dives on them since purchasing 3 months ago, so we have used them a fair amount. They're reliable and provide most all features needed of a dive computer, compass, SPG, and bottom timer.

          My complaints/suggestions:
          If you go below 50 bar, you will not get a 3 minute safety stop countdown. I finally was able to contact Mares support on this matter, and the tech said this was by design. The computer should have a feature to notify the diver that air is below 50 Bar (Low Air) and also allow a safety stop. I do not know if this will still apply to a deco stop. Regardless, the manual does not point this limitation out, and I do not know why Mares cannot display both at the same time. Flashing "low air" is much less useful information than a 3 minute counter, alternated with a "low air" warning. But I suppose they want to defer all liability to the diver. Search on youtube for "where is safetystop" and you might find the video I posted.

          The logbook is a bit annoying in its interface, which is a limitation of the 1-button design. So you have to scroll through all dives if you want to go back and forth through the built-in logbook.

          The computer does not display available air readily after connecting a tank, so you have to press the button about 8 times to get the computer to tell you how much air is available.

          Manual says to service every 100 dives - I seriously question why that often of service is necessary.

          Manual says to carry tables, spg, etc - basically don't depend upon the computer. Seems like that is sort of self-defeating, and Mares should have more confidence in its products.

          Mares customer support is extremely limited. Took me a while to locate the right number/email to call, and it wasn't really listed as a customer support number.

          Mares computer software interface is horrible. Crashes on my PC. So I use MacDive which supports the computer.

          Overall, this is a good value product, and I'd buy one again, but understand the limitations and the fact that Mares won't really provide much customer support if any at all.

          • Diving Type:
          • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          I liked this unit

          By lnjb02

          from alberta, canada

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Operate
          • Easy To Read
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Water
            • Recreation
            • Warm Water

            Comments about Mares Puck Air Computer Console with Compass:

            Great unit, basic and reliable. Worked well as a back up unit

            • Diving Type:
            • Night Diving, Open Water Diving
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
            Jennifer H  My husband and brother-in-law both have this computer and have used it for many years. Mares is still making it and it's the same model - to me that tells me it has stood the test of time with no need to improve it.
            Thomas S  Doe this computer adjust for/calculate altitude automatically? I dive in Lake Tahoe which is above 4k feet.
            JAMES J  It doesnt have a barometer in it to measure altitude so you have to manually enter that information into it but it will calculate your off gassing from there at the altitude you enter. I have used mine at 9000 feet diving a small mountain lake and it was more conservative than using my RPD and altitude tables but I always run them anyway as I have plenty of time waiting for aclimation to altitude.
            Micah B  Is this item water activated?
            NINA C  Yes. It activates when you start diving. I think around 5 ft.
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