Uwatec Galileo SOL Hoseless Wrist Computer with Transmitter

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About Uwatec Galileo SOL Hoseless Wrist Computer with Transmitter

Galileo was a great scientist who was ahead of his time in many schools of thought; the people at UWATEC have paid him great homage by naming their cutting edge dive computer, the Galileo Sol, after him. The Galileo Sol dive computer boasts of great technical advances that would make Galileo proud and maybe a bit jealous.

It is no secret that each dive is different and taxes the diver slightly differently. The Galileo Sol is the only dive computer with a Heart Monitor with the ability to track the diver's heart rate and calculate how it will affect the dive air consumption and decompression requirements

The Galileo Sol also offers an integrated digital compass that is completely unaffected by tilt. Now you can navigate the depths of the sea without worrying if your headings are accurate. The large display lends an additional hand to keeping you on track, in terms of direction, air consumption, and general dive data.

With the optional SKU: UTCSMID SmartTRAK Infrared Devise after your dive, you can download the Galileo Sol's dive data directly to your PC. The easy-to-read charts and graphs allow you to accurately review and evaluate your dives. The Galileo Sol stores the 100 most recent hours of dive data for you; no need to wonder what happened when with the Galileo Sol as your dive computer.

One pitfall of many dive computers is they become outdated very quickly. With the Galileo Sol, you don't have to worry about that inconvenience; simply use the optional infrared interface and upload the latest and greatest features and functions from the UWATEC website. What could be easier?

The computer can also be a hose-less gas integrated computer with the addition of the SKU: UTCT Smart Tec/Z Transmitter. The Galileo Sol Dive Computer is a wrist mount computer that is water activated so if you forget to turn it on manual it will still calculate all aspects of your dive profile once you hit the water. Computer is altitude adjustable to 13,300' (4,000 meters) with full decompression and without decompression (gauge mode) at any altitude. Computer is powered by a user replaceable CR12600SE (SKU: AQUBY126) lithium 3 volt battery. The Galileo Sol also gives you wait to fly information, has a stop watch function, depth alarm, battery alarm, and a maximum depth rating for decompression calculations of 394' (120 meters). In gauge mode the Galileo Sol maximum depth readout is 1,084' (330.5 meters). Computer is equipped with back lighting for low light or night diving conditions.

Computer is also equipped with a digital compass that has a resolution of 1 degree and a tilt angle of 80 degrees. Computer is also a timekeeper with a quartz clock that gives time, date, and dive time display up to 999 minutes. Other features include current depth, maximum depth, and four modes of air, nitrox, gauge and free dive. See what you want, when you want, with Galileo's extra large dot-matrix, available in 3 pre-configured screen display mode options: The LIGHT display shows dive time, depth, tank pressure and no-stop information with digits that could not be any bigger. The FULL display maximizes the information shown at once: depth, dive time, deco information, tank pressure, RBT, time of day, stopwatch, active MB (micro-bubble suppression) level, temperature, heart rate, maximum depth, average depth. The CLASSIC display strikes the perfect balance between "clean & clear" and "super complete". Depth, dive time, deco information, tank pressure, RBT and temperature are always displayed. Included with the computer is a Hose-Less Transmitter. Using the transmitter will give you vital information on air consumption and dive time remaining in respects to air time remaining. Transmitter is easy to install to your first stage regulator HP Port. Transmitter is powered by a user replaceable CR2 Lithium Battery. The Computer and Transmitter come with an Owner's Manual and are covered by a 24 month limited warranty.

The Uwatec Galileo SOL Hoseless Wrist Computer with Transmitter is commonly used for Cold Water, Extreme Depths, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Uwatec Galileo SOL Hoseless Wrist Computer with Transmitter is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Recreational Diver among others. The Uwatec Galileo SOL Hoseless Wrist Computer with Transmitter is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Uwatec Galileo SOL Hoseless Wrist Computer with Transmitter: 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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Uwatec Galileo SOL Hoseless Wrist Computer with Transmitter Features

  • Wrist Mounted Computer
  • Water-Activated
  • True Remaining Bottom Time Calculator
  • Max Depth: 1082' (330 meters)
  • Automatic Altitude Setting 13,300' (4,000 meters) with Decompression
  • Logbook: 100 Hours
  • Personal Settings and Data
  • Hose-Less Gas Integration
  • Gauge Mode: Manual or Automatic below 394' (120 meters)
  • Stop Watch: Yes
  • Backlight: Yes
  • Current Depth: Yes
  • Air, Nitrox, Gauge and Free Dive Modes
  • Quartz Clock Time, Date, and Dive Time Display up to 999 Minutes
  • Digital Compass with 80 Degree Tilt
  • Optional SmartTRAK Infrared Devise
  • Optional 100 Bitmap Images as a Wreck Map
  • Air Integration Transmitter
  • Algorithm: ZHL-8 ADT MB
  • Power Computer: User Replaceable CR12600SE
  • Power Transmitter: User Replaceable CR2 Lithium Battery
  • Comprehensive Owner's Manual
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Uwatec Galileo SOL Hoseless Wrist Computer with Transmitter Specifications

Algorithm
Zhl-8 Adt Mb
Audible Alarms
Yes
Depth Display
Max Decompression Depth: 393' (120 Meters), Max Depth: 1082' (330 Meters)
Altitude Adjustable
Yes, Max Decompression Altitude: 13,300' (4,000 Meters)
Operating Modes
Air, Nitrox, Gauge And Free Diving
Back Light
Yes
Memory Capacity
100 Hours
Time, Date & Temperature
Yes
Imperial/Metric Display
Yes
Power
Computer: 3 Volt Cr12600Se Lithium Battery, Transmitter: Cr2 Lithium Battery
Air Integrated
Yes
Pressure Display
4,350 Psi (300 Bars)
Digital Compass
Yes
Upgradable
Yes
Weight [with packaging]
3.65 lb

Uwatec Galileo SOL Hoseless Wrist Computer with Transmitter Customer Reviews

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4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lots of functions (18)
  • Easy to read (15)
  • Easy to operate (12)
  • Reliable (12)

Cons

  • Complicated controls (6)

Best Uses

  • Recreation (14)
  • Warm water (14)
  • Cold water (12)
  • Extreme depths (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Recreational diver (5), Advanced diver (3), Professional diver (3)
    • Diving Type:
    • Open water diving (15), Wreck diving (15), Drift diving (14), Night diving (14), Outdoor professional (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

No question, the best dive computer ever

There are many excellent reviews here and I shall just emphasize a few points as well as address some of the "cons".

The software that comes with the computer...Read complete review

There are many excellent reviews here and I shall just emphasize a few points as well as address some of the "cons".

The software that comes with the computer is fantastic. Not only does it fill in the basics, it allows you to completely describe the sea and surface conditions, your buddies, your equipment, your dive site, the fish you saw, etc. You can even insert pictures of your buddies, the dive sites, wrecks and you can make detailed notes about every portion of your dive.

You can review your heart rate, and air consumption on a moment to moment basis and bookmarks that you make during the dive can be annotated. You can add in other marks and annotate them as well after the dive. The actual face of your computer is replicated in the upper right hand corner of the dive graph screen. You can sweep the status bar through your dive and review what your computer face was showing at the time. If you don't have an infrared port on your computer, you can buy a generic one for about $23 that works just as well as the UWATEC $70 one.

I have an alternate air source on my power inflator. This means that my recreation regulator has only 2 hoses, my primary 2nd stage and the inflator hose. This certainly simplifies hookup and means 2 less hoses to hassle with.

The electronic compass is fantastic. I will never willingly use a standard magnetic compass again. You can tilt it up to 45' with little of no loss of accuracy. 90', 120' and 180'" hashmarks are automatically displayed. Want to set the reciprocal? Turn you compass until the parallel lines are in front of you and then press the set button again. When navigating, you get easy to read, swim left and swim right arrows to keep you on course.

Now let me address a few of the "cons"
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"Hard to read the tank pressure and other vital readouts."

Well you can always set the display for LIGHT which will give you tank pressure Depth, dive time and no deco time in huge numbers. I personally like the "CLASSIC with grid display. You just have to know where the data is on the screen.

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"The wrist unit is too big and the strap is too long and hard to control."

Well gee whiz, I'm old and a big screen means I can see the numbers easier underwater.

As for the length of the extra wrist strap, I don't mind having a few inches of strap hanging free, but if I did 2 snips with a pair of large scissors would fix things forever.
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"Complicated"...well duh. It's an advanced, highly customizable piece of electronics. While the basic functions are straight forward to get everything out of it...YOU MUST READ THE MANUAL COVER TO COVER PRIOR TO USING THE COMPUTER. You wouldn't expect to be able to use your new database program effectively without the manual, the same goes for the Galileo SOL. The same goes for the SmarTRAK softhearted
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"Expensive" OK, well. yeah got me there
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"Too complicated an too much information for me to assimilate"...


Buy a cheap wrist mounted computer.
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VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

BEWARE, you also need to buy attachments

First off I was to say that I think this is the BEST computer on the market, however, once you buy this computer you will soon learn the following:
1. There...Read complete review

First off I was to say that I think this is the BEST computer on the market, however, once you buy this computer you will soon learn the following:
1. There is a large manual you will have to understand along with a number of memus you will have to be familiar with...at 56 I guess I am not as smart as I once was.
2. You will soon discover that you will have to buy the Smart Infrared Devise and CD program disk so your dive computer can talk with your PC !! One would think for as much money as this dive computer cost the company would throw in the cord/disk as part of the package....

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5.0

Very good addition

By Just Me

from Bogota, Colombia

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Pros

  • Easy To Operate
  • Easy To Read
  • Lots Of Functions

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation
    • Tech
    • Warm Water

    Comments about Scubapro Uwatec Galileo SOL Hoseless Wrist Computer with Transmitter:

    I got this computer as an addition/upgrade to my Sherwood Wisdom 2 DC. I must say that at the beginning I was a Little intimidated by the extensive manual and the multiple menus and sub menus that this computer handles. I took the free class that is included with the DC and went for it. Once configured to my likings I made a dive trip to San Andres Island in Colombia.

    The first time I pressurized the transmitter the pairing sequence went without a glitch (just ensure that the backside of the DC is in direct contact with the transmitter), then it was time to put the system to the test...It got wet and everything came to life. Navigating thru the menus, testing out the compass, light and other functions was as advertised. The only things that I modified once back at the surface was the audible alarms for the multiple parameters that are offered. If you, like me, set ALL those parameters to have a audible and visual alarm, everyone (you included) in the dive group will want to run out of the water, it will go off every 2 minutes for one thing or another. Once I got done fixing that small issue all was great.

    This is a very well built computer, it has a wide range for customizing its programming capabilities. It feels solid on your wrist and it just look cool. It was the conversation piece during this trip. I can see myself using this computer and loving it for a long time. I'm not sure how well it would fare under extreme diving, but I am sure to put it to the test very soon.

    The only drawback that I might comment about is the price, but then again, it is a top of the line computer and every serious diver knows that quality has its price...and a steep one when it comes to these items.

    All in all I am 100% satisfied with the purchase.

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

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    5.0

    all information available when needed

    By keith

    from Blackwood, NJ

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Operate
    • Easy To Read
    • Lots Of Functions
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Water
      • Extreme Depths
      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Scubapro Uwatec Galileo SOL Hoseless Wrist Computer with Transmitter:

      A computer that will give you the most bottom time with confidence and security of returning safely to the surface. The infared computer log is a great addition to view your dive pattern and progress through out your dives.

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

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      5.0

      An update on my 2009 review.

      By Schuedog

      from Akron, Ohio

      Pros

      • Easy To Read
      • Lots Of Functions
      • Reliable
      • Upgradeable

      Cons

      • Battery Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Scubapro Uwatec Galileo SOL Hoseless Wrist Computer with Transmitter:

        I am still in love with this computer. There are others that have copied the features of this computer and it is starting to be dated by its mono-color display, though it is still very usable and easy to read, I think a little color in the right places could make the unit easier to understand. I have made over 100 dives on my Del Sol. I am getting ready to change my battery in the computer for the third time (I do not let it run all the way down, as soon as it says the battery is low I change it). The battery is easy to change and can be bought over the internet for about $12US.

        I have just recently updated the firmware with the latest upgrade which includes TRI MIX. The update allows the use of up to ten tanks in any order. This solved my problem that I had when using a mix in my primary tank and air in my pony system. You need to make sure you have the right tank selected while diving or you could run into problems so double check everything before and during the dive.

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

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        5.0

        I love my SOL

        By Slyfox

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Can be customized
        • Easy To Read
        • Has excellent backlight
        • Lots Of Functions

        Cons

        • Complicated

        Best Uses

        • Cold Water
        • Deep and deco diving
        • Extreme Depths
        • Good for instructor use
        • Mixed gas

        Comments about Scubapro Uwatec Galileo SOL Hoseless Wrist Computer with Transmitter:

        I'll start by saying that there is a lot to this computer and it can be very difficult to remember all that it can do. Aside of that one will quickly tailor it to the type of diving they do and will tend to remember how to operate the functions they will use the most. When you download the dives to a computer you obtain an outstanding amount of information about the dive and specifically your dive profile and physiology. Having user replacable batteries both on the computer and the sending unit is a true blessing.

        The wide array of functions available make this computer an excellent addition for any particular facet of diving. There is something for everyone. The computer can monitor air pressure on 4 different tanks at once and can have individual O2 concentrations set for each. This makes the computer great for staged decompression dives as well as monitoring your buddies tank. As an instructor I often use it to monitor my students air on dives, particularly on adevanced dives where I only have a couple of students at a time.

        There are several custom screens where diver specific info can be added such as name and contact info, medical history, medications and allergies. There are even places that dive site info and pictures can be stored. I often will make a map image of a dive site and upload it onto the computer to have it as a reference.

        The infrared interface works well with my computer even without having the accessory interface boot. As soon as someone comes up with a smartphone app, I look forward to being able to download my dives to my phone as well.

        • Diving Type:
        • Cave Diving, Rescue Diving, Wreck Diving
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent product

        By hikerdiver

        from Vancouver BC

        About Me Advanced

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Operate
        • Easy To Read
        • Lots Of Functions
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Would be nice if it was i

        Best Uses

        • Cold Water
        • Extreme Depths
        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Scubapro Uwatec Galileo SOL Hoseless Wrist Computer with Transmitter:

        The on-line course timed out before it should have

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

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        Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
        CHARLES W  hoseless air integration. with ability to monitor buddys air pressure. NO2 profiles.
        mark s  how reliable is the wireless connection, what if the wireless connect fails underwater what information if any will i have on wrist computer and remaining information like depth decon etc?
        Steve S  The wireless signal works very well. It is rare that you would lose the signal. With that said...if you do lose the signal the computer will continue working as normal, except it will not show your air pressure. The depth, NDL, deco, etc will still work properly.
        mark s  once I have downloaded my dives to my pc can i back up my dive data to a memory stick or cd?
        RICHARD S  Yes, you just need to save your log file.
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