A crowdfunding campaign for a new audio freediving and spearfishing dive computer and music player is now underway.
The Depth dive computer allows you to hear configurable audio cues during your dive, collect dive data and more.
Depth uses a bone-conduction speaker paired with custom-designed hardware to bring spoken audio to your dives.
According to Depth developer Grayson Galisky:
“I built Depth because I wanted a simple, intuitive freediving computer that kept me informed about my dive without having to take my eyes away from the underwater world to look at a screen.”
Depth is also a music player, with more than 5,000 songs and 1 million dive logs storable on its 32GB integrated hard drive.
The audio can best be heard when placed near one of your ears under the wetsuit hood, although it can also be heard when placed on top of the head or on the mask strap with an included clip. It’s been tested on “up to 20mm thick of neoprene without issue.”
The Depth has a pressure rating of up to 100 meters (328 feet), and a mobile app will be available for both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. It will retail for US$349 (~€355), although Kickstarter backers will be able to get it for 35% off.
For more info, check out the video below or go to the Kickstarter page here.
(Remember: This is a crowdfunding campaign, so you are helping to fund the development of a project, but not a finished product. Please make sure you research the project before spending any money.)
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.