My favourite is probably the ScubaPro Chromis and if I’m being honest, that’s probably as much about its look as its functionality. But I decided to try out a cheaper alternative that doesn’t look as slick, but that is incredibly competitively priced.
That’s where the Mares Nemo Wide dive computer comes in. It has an RRP of over £300, but as time has gone on prices have come down and at present, you can get your hands on one for £169.
Mares Nemo Wide Dive Computer in a Nutshell
My first impressions of the computer were that it was, well, ugly! But that’s possibly just me being a bit of a sucker for a bright coloured thing!
That said, this is definitely a computer that has been designed for functionality over looks and I’m happy to concede that functionality is far more important.
The large screen display really is a pull for people. It’s easier to read the screen than it is the screens of many other computers I’ve used. The Mares Nemo Wide does let you see vital stats at a very quick glance. Mares has focussed here on the detail that makes the screen easier to read – things like text sizes and the intensity of the backlighting based on the conditions you might encounter when on a dive.
I found it easy to use and very, very easy to read while diving.
A Rundown of Features
For those who want the tech spec, here’s the information about the Mares Nemo:
- A high contrast display with 170 degree viewing angle
- Over sized characters on the screen for ease of reading
- 4 buttons and an easy to use interface really do remove unnecessary complications
- You can upgrade your software are Mares releases improvements
- It has a rubber strap and the rubber is hypoallergenic
- There are 3 modes (air, nitrox and bottom time)
- Easy to increase the intensity of the backlighting when needed
- You can replace the batteries very easily
- Mares-Wienke RGBM: an all new algorithm aimed at further reducing the risks related to the formation of micro-bubbles
- Deep stops (decompression stops at greater depths) and an ascent rate readout both analog and digital, intended to make scuba diving even safer
Mares Nemo Wide Dive Computer Review
“Functional, easy to use and fantastic value for money, but not the best looking computer on the market.”
I will use the Mares Nemo again, for sure. It probably won’t ever be my favourite computer but again this is just down to my personal preference for a little colour! It’s cracking value and I found it one of the easiest to use and read on the market.