The Suunto Zoop Novo Nitrox Dive Computer is a great value, easy to use, easy to see, entry level, wrist mounted dive computer for recreational divers. It will not only enhance your time under water, it will also help you be a safer diver without breaking the bank. The large display, dot matrix screen and four button user interface make the Suunto Zoop Novo one of the easiest dive computers to use and understand.
An Easy-To-Use, Nitrox-Capable Dive Computer For Recreational Divers
Wrist mounted dive computer
Programmable for 21% to 50% oxygen mixtures
Innovative apnea timer for freediving
User replaceable Li-ion batteries
Easy to read backlight display
Its ability to operate in multiple modes, safety features (decompression stop data, audible alarms, and easy-to-read display), and simple menus mean the Suunto Zoop Novo will provide critical dive data when it is needed quickly and accurately. It employs the reduced gradient bubble model (RGBM), which is an algorithm developed to calculate decompression stops. This algorithm is a model used to determine how much gas is accumulated during a dive and how much time is required at your safety stop(s) to safely surface.
Air Mode sets your computer for recreational dives when you're breathing air. Displaying how deep you are and how long you can stay at that depth on top of other information.
Nitrox Mode adjusts your decompression algorithm for EANx mixes from 21-50% Oxygen. You can change your ppO2 where you prefer and an alarm will sound if you go too deep.
Free Mode is a snorkelling / apnea mode that has a dedicated system that will record your max depths and dive times without penalising you for ascending quickly or record decompression info.
Gauge Mode turns the computer into a simple depth gauge and bottom timer without recording any decompression info. You can only change out of gauge mode after 48 hours because the computer isn't recording your decompression info.
Off Mode deactivates the water activation so the computer doesn't activate every time it gets wet.
Easy to Use
Large segment digits display your depth at the top. The central section has a dot matrix screen that can display more complex information easily and spell out what each piece of information means.
Four button user interface allows for an easy to use menu structure similar to other high-end Suunto dive computers, so navigating the Zoop Novo is quick and easy.
The screen itself has a backlight to illuminate itself in the dark, activated by holding the menu button. The phosphorescent screen will also glow in the dark when charged by a torch or bright light.
Apnea Timer enhances data function during freedive activities. Use it for interval training while freediving. This timer is also available in Air and Nitrox modes.
The display now features a partial dot-matrix section, like the higher spec HelO2 and D-Series computers. With this section more complex information can be displayed without the need for confusing abbreviations.
Suunto's Zoop Novo dive computer is PC-compatible (with the add-on USB Interface Cable), so you can easily store your dive data (up to 140 hours at the 20 second sampling rate) and logs on a PC. It is
activated by water, so you don't have to worry about forgetting to start your computer and losing a single dive's valuable data.
Because this computer is wrist mounted, there's never a need to search for your gauge console when you want to check on your depth, maximum bottom time, dive time, and no deco time. All of that information is available at a moment's notice, right on your wrist. In addition, the Suunto Zoop Novo has a new back lite display which makes seeing your dive data easy during night and day dives.
The Suunto Zoop Novo provides a depth display to 100 metres (330 ft), its clock can be set with a 12 or 24 hour format, provides temperature reading above and below the surface to 1°C (1.5°F) accuracy and is altitude adjustable up to 3,000 metres (10,000 ft). The computer can be programed for Nitrox mixtures from 21% to 50% oxygen and displays oxygen partial pressures from 1.2 to 1.6 bar (17.4 psi to 23.2 psi).
The Suunto Zoop Novo has
Audible and Visual Alarms designed to let you know when important limits or presets are being reached. By default the depth alarm sounds at 30 metres (100 ft). You can adjust the depth according to your personal preference or switch it off. There is also a daily Alarm Clock which can be set to activate once, on weekdays or every day.
The Suunto Zoop Novo is powered by a user replaceable 3 volt CR2450 lithium ion battery.
How to set up Nitrox mode and Nitrox gas on the Suunto Zoop Novo.
The Zoop Novo can be set for imperial (feet) or metric (metre) measurements. Computer comes with a DVD owner's manual and quick guide.
The Suunto Zoop Novo Dive Computer is designed to give you years of fun without the hassle of understanding complex procedures.
Suunto Zoop Novo Wrist Dive Computer Features
Wrist Mounted Nitrox Dive Computer
Algorithm: Bruce R. Wienke, BS, MS and PhD, Reduced Gradient Bubble Model (RGBM)
Operating Modes: Air, Nitrox, Free, Gauge, Off
Innovative Apnea Timer for Freediving
Timer for Air and Nitrox Modes
Programmable for 21% to 50% Oxygen Mixtures Displays Oxygen Partial Pressures from 1.2 to 1.6 bar (17.4 psi to 23.2 psi)
Altitude Adjustable Up to 3,000 metres (10,000 ft)
Maximum Depth Display: 100 metres (330 ft)
12 or 24 Hour Clock Format
Temperature Gauge to 1°C (1.5°F) Accuracy
Audible Alarms Imperial/Metric Programmable
Decompression Stop Data
Built-in Dive Planner 140 hour Profile (at 20 second sampling rate) and Logbook Memory
Back Lite Display, Easy to Read in Low Light and Night Conditions Enlarged Segment Matrix Screen
Excellent Contrast and Information with Bigger, Clearer Digits
New 4 Button Interface Easier More Intuitive Diver Use
User-Replaceable 3 Volt CR2450 Lithium-Ion Battery PC Compatible
DVD Owner's Manual
Measurements: 66.1 x 66.1 x 26.2 mm
Weight 120 g
Suunto Zoop Novo Wrist Dive Computer Specifications
Bruce R. Wienke, BS, MS and PhD, Reduced Gradient Bubble Model (RGBM)
80 metres (262 ft)
Max Operating Depth
120 metres (393 ft)
100 metres (330 ft)
Yes, Up to 3,000 metres (10,000 ft)
Air, Nitrox, Free, Gauge, Off
Up to 140 Hour Profile and Logbook
Logbook Sampling Rates
10, 20, 30, 60 second for scuba diving
1, 2, 5 second for freediving Time, Date & Temperature
3 Volt CR2450 Lithium-Ion Battery
Available in Three colours: Black, Blue and Lime.
What's in the box: Computer and Quick Guide.
The Suunto model dive computer above the Suunto Zoop Novo is the
Suunto Vyper Novo.
How to change the Suunto Zoop Novo battery.
Suunto Zoop Novo User Guide (PDF, 73 pages, 960 Kb)
The International Limited Warranty Period starts at the date of original retail purchase.
The Warranty Period is five (5) years for failures attributable to the depth measurement (pressure) sensor on Suunto Dive Computers.
The Warranty Period is two (2) years for Dive Products and Dive transmitters unless otherwise specified.
The Warranty Period is one (1) year for accessories including but not limited to wireless sensors, chargers, cables, rechargeable batteries, straps, bracelets and hoses.
Note: This item cannot be delivered outside of Australia. What We Think...
While the Suunto Zoop Novo is Suunto's entry level dive computer, it has all of the features most recreational divers will ever need.
Perfect computer those who want a good value, easy to use dive computer
With a lovely large display and it's many features, you'll feel safe and confident with this on your wrist