By Greg Mclaughlin
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Dive Log is designed to work either as your primary SCUBA diving logbook application or in conjunction with compatible 3rd party desktop logbook applications. You can use Dive Log at the dive site or on the dive boat to capture the information about the site while it is fresh in your mind (or your dive guide's mind). You can even capture the GPS coordinates of the dive site using the built in location services of your iOS device. Details about your actual dive can be added immediately after your dive or at the après dive event and later be saved to your desktop computer. The dive buddy feature is fully integrated with Contacts on your iPhone or iPad, letting you capture information about your newest dive buddy or quickly add an existing buddy to a particular dive. The dive data and statistics features let you have an immediate answer the next time your dive guide asks how much weight you used on your last dive or have all the information you need about your dive history when you fill out that next dive waiver. Metric and Imperial values are supported for all appropriate logbook fields. You can easily enter values using the appropriate units for the situation and view them in your preferred measurement system. You can even explore detailed dive profiles from popular dive computers that you download with your desktop software and later upload to Dive Log on iPhone/iPad. Dive profile data can also be transferred directly from certain dive computers directly via Bluetooth or using a supported Bluetooth accessory and an associated in-app purchase.
On Windows, Diving Log 6.0 (www.divinglog.de) is fully integrated with Dive Log on iPhone/iPad and has built in synchronization. Diving Log 6.0 has extensive support for importing data from dive computers and other dive log applications.
On Mac OS X, logbook information can be imported to Dive Log on iPhone/iPad from a number of compatible applications using the free Dive Log Manager application available from More Mobile Software (www.moremobilesoftware.com/divelog-sync). Dive Log DT (available on the Mac App Store) can be used to directly import a number of dive computers and file formats and can synchronize with Dive Log on iOS. In addition, MacDive has built in synchronization with Dive Log and supports a wide range of dive computers.
Dive Computer Buddy (aka DCbuddy) is a Bluetooth LE accessory by DiveNav Inc. and available for purchase separately (www.divenav.com/products/dcbuddy). The DCbuddy allows you transfer dive data from certain dive computers directly to Dive Log on your Bluetooth LE (Bluetooth 4.0) compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Dive data can also be directly downloaded on a Bluetooth LE (Bluetooth 4.0) compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch from Bluetooth LE capable dive computers such as the Shearwater Petrel 2 and certain heinrichs weikamp OSTC computers as well as the DiveNav Inc. bluebuddy and Tech Buddy dive logger accessories. Supported Bluetooth LE accessories are available separately.
What's New in Version 2.2.7
• Expanded list of dive computers supported by the DCbuddy in-app purchase to include the Aeris Atmos AI 2.
• Added a Setting to allow “surface samples” to be ignored when calculating average depth and consumption rates.
• Minor bug fixes and corrections.
Great app and well worth the price
I don't know what more you could ask for in a dive log app and it sync's great with the window's diving log 5.0. Yes you have to pay for those other PC/Mac software programs but diving stuff is usually expensive and these programs are relatively cheep for the hard work the program developers have put into them. Over the years I have run into bugs, etc in both Diving log 5.0 and this app (I believe both are written by different people) and I have always got great feedback from both (it helps if you given them supporting documentation so they can find and fix the issue). Best part is they actively improve their programs.
Best Dive app in the AppStore
Firstly, you can easily use Dive Log with a Mac despite a previous review. I've been doing it for years and it works great.
As a professional dive instructor I recommend that all of my students keep a dive log and I always recommend Dive Log as the app to do it. The user interface is simple, yet effective, and easy to navigate. The statistical data you can capture is amazing and it the will even remind you when your gear needs serviced.
More importantly I've watched the features of Dive Log grow consistently over the years as the developer is very active in keeping up with the latest technology and trends.
If I could I'd give Dive Log 10 stars. Can't imagine logging dives without it.
- Category: Sports
- Updated: Sep 22, 2016
- Version: 2.2.7
- Size: 26.5 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Greg Mclaughlin
- © 2008-2016 More Mobile Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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