DiveMate Fusion - Connect Your Dive Computer to iPhone & Co
DiveMate Fusion - Connect Your Dive Computer to iPhone & Co
The unique & easy way to keep your scuba diving memories. Enjoy an amazing scuba dive log on your smartphone and tablet - without a PC.
The unique & easy way to keep your scuba diving memories. Enjoy an amazing scuba dive log on your smartphone and tablet - without a PC. Read more
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Connect your dive computer to iPhone & Co - The unique and easy way to keep your diving memories.
You love diving and have often asked yourself how to make logging your dives easier and more comfortable? With the DiveMate Fusion you can transfer your dive profile (depth, gas pressure and temperature) directly from your dive computer to your iPhone, iPad or almost any other device. The data from your dives is directly stored in the logbook on your smartphone or tablet. You will never have to type it in manually again.
DiveMate is the innovative logbook solution for sports-, free- and tech-divers who want to transfer their diving adventures directly to their tablets or smartphones. It consists of the DiveMate Fusion and the DiveMate Apps. Made for divers by divers.
The DiveMate Fusion is a small robust accessory that links your dive computer to your mobile device. It is dead simple to use. Plug it in and that's it. The data from your dive computer is transferred automatically. The Fusion works without batteries so you won't have to charge it and therefore it is ready to be used anytime.
For dive computers with infrared you can use the FusionIR. Dive computers with a USB interface can be connected to the FusionUSB.
The Fusion works with more than 100 dive computers from all major manufacturers.
With the DiveMate Fusion you can transfer your dive data from your dive computer directly to your iPad or other mobile device. Have access to your dive profile instantly after your dive.
Convenient and fun
You may even be still on the boat or already at the beach bar enjoying your first drink. You can take it along with your smartphone or tablet anytime and anywhere. Leave your notebook at home and take some extra diving equipment or some souvenirs home instead.
DiveMate offers you increased safety in case of a diving accident. You always have everything handy for transferring your dive profile. That can be very important for the personnel at the pressure chamber. They will have access to your dive profile immediately. Good to know!
Always works. No batteries, no maintenance required.
Enjoy a fantastic logbook and share your diving adventures with your friends.
DiveMate for Android has been on the market for two years and it is the most used and most popular dive logbook in the Play Store.
We got such positive feedback that we just had to make DiveMate available for iOS. We have published the first version of DiveMate on the App Store and step by step we will include the same functions of the Android App.
As we have developed the Apps and the Fusion ourselves, we can guarantee the flawless communication between App and Fusion.
These are the most important functions of the DiveMate App:
- Easy to use
- Beautiful and elaborate design
- Direct transfer of data from dive computers via USB, infrared and bluetooth
- Depth, temperature and gas profiles
- Dive sites and maps
- Support for multiple divers
- Buddies with signatures ... and much more
- Direct connectivity with Diviac, the cloud-logbook, to ensure your dives are safe and always available
The main functions that will be included in the near future:
- Easy export of dive profiles to support the DAN Europe Research
- Improved integration of safety related information provided by DAN Europe
DiveMate was developed especially for iOS and Android and therefore has the familiar look-and-feel.
It was designed for 100 percent offline use. You don't have to worry about extra costs. You can use it while you are on the safari boat or in the hotel abroad, just anywhere you want.
DiveMate is a wonderful logbook solution and also the only App that can extract data from dive computers via USB, infrared and bluetooth.
Welcome to the 21st century!
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In case of a (suspected) diving accident the DiveMate Fusion will deliver important information for your diagnosis and treatment. As you always have your smartphone or tablet with you, your dive profile can be transferred very quickly to the diving medical assistance (e.g. DAN). The medical personnel will have immediate access to your dive profile and can act quickly.
What will the rewards be used for?
After paying Kickstarter fees, the main part of the rewards will be spent on making the tools for the casing and the electronics. Production, final assembly and test as well as packaging are further costs that need to be considered. The remaining 15 percent will be invested in the future of DiveMate.
We are very confident that DiveMate is a fantastic concept and will be of great use for the diving community. We want to offer a sustainable product that can be improved and kept in the future. We will not receive any pay ourselves from this campaign.
Inside the Fusion there is a little computer with complex software, which communicates with the iPhone or iPad (or Android or desktop devices) on the one hand and the dive computer on the other hand.
We will regularly update the software, e.g. if new dive computers are introduced. That makes the Fusion prepared for the future.
The FusionIR has a standard USB-A plug for using it with Android, iOS, PC, Mac and Linux.
In order to use it with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch you need the “Lightning to USB Camera Adapter" or the “Camera Connection Kit".
Android devices are connected with a standard USB on-the-go (OTG) cable.
PC, Mac and Linux can be connected directly to the FusionIR using software from diviac, Cressi, Scubapro, Liquivision, DivingLog 5, Subsurface and MacDive.
The FusionUSB has been developed exclusively for iOS and connects dive computers with USB interface to an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
Without the FusionUSB the iOS device doesn't recognize the dive computer.
Android devices can be connected directly to dive computers with USB interface using a USB On-the-Go (OTG) cable. In this case you don't need the FusionUSB.
The Fusion is available in two versions: USB and IR (infrared).
- 17,4mm x 10mm x 50mm
- Plug USB 2.0
- Receptable USB 2.0 (FusionUSB) / IrDA (FusionIR)
Robust and Reliable
- No maintenance needed
- No battery
Easy to use, simply plug in and start the transfer of the dive data.
Suitable for mobile and desktop devices
- iOS only: from iPhone 4s or iPad2 with iOS 8 and the DiveMate App
- iOS: from iPhone 4s or iPad2 with iOS 8 and the DiveMate App
- Android: together with DiveMate for Android
- Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8.x, Mac, Linux using the programs of the dive computer manufacturers or third party programs.
No batteries to dispose of or new ones to buy.
Supported dive computers
DiveMate supports more than 100 dive computers from over a dozen manufacturers. All info can be found here: http://www.divemate.de/kompatibilitat/
For iOS devices you need the "Lightning to USB Camera-Adapter“® oder the „Camera Connection Kit“® from Apple (not included).
For Android a USB On-the-Go (OTG) cable is necessary (not included).
For the FusionUSB you need the USB cable to match your specific dive computer (not included).
We are passionate divers. After a diving session it is great to keep your diving memories. A digital logbook on a tablet or smartphone offers great opportunities to record your notes, photos, dive details and more. The dive records are required but tedious to enter into standard logbooks. And you never get a look at your dive profile.
That is what we want to change: giving scuba divers an easy to use tool which makes logging dives more complete, fun and increases diving safety. We started this endeavour 2 years ago with DiveMate for Android. It was a lot of rewarding work to create a great dive logbook App and allow it to connect to over a hundred different dive computers.
But what about iPad and iPhone users? Why not connect a dive computer to these fantastic devices? This is how the idea for the DiveMate Fusion was born.
As we hold degrees in electrical engineering we have all the competence we needed to create the Apps and to design and develop the Fusion.
We are confident that our creative team work has led to the best possible product.
The result is an easy to use tool that helps divers to live their passion.
The fusion is ready to be manufactured in high quantities (Design for manufacture). That means it is ready to be produced, assembled, programmed and tested. Most time consuming is making the injection molding for the casing and ordering the electronic components.
We will work with local companies in Germany. That will make it easier for us to monitor the production and react promptly if any problems occur.
The Fusion is engineered and made in Germany.
We would like to thank Giuli, Heidi, Angelika, Ben, Vitzi and all other helping hands for their valuable support.
Risks and challenges
We have finished the development of production-ready prototypes. The software of the Fusion is ready. The first version of the iOS App is available in the App Store. We will provide regular updates with new features.
We don't expect technical problems during manufacturing. Risks are delays during the creation of the injection molding tools, ordering of components and temporary bottlenecks during production of the electronics.
We have chosen regional production services to address problems quickly on site.
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