We are happy to announce our new and improved Shearwater Desktop. Firmware updates are easier and quicker with more reliable Bluetooth connectivity under Windows.
Updates are now semi-automatic meaning firmware updates are downloaded automatically from the website but will not go through with installation until given permission from the user. This means you have full control over whether you want to update or not without all the hassle of downloading the right files. Users now have the options to choose English, Chinese, French, or German as their language in Shearwater desktop.
Error messages have also been improved. Now when Shearwater Desktop encounters an error, it will give steps on how to solve the issue instead of just spitting out an error code. If the answer is unknown, it will provide a link to our website’s contact page where you can get further assistance. It can also upload a debug log for tech support to look at. That way you can focus on getting help rather than trying to figure out what an error code means.
Additionally, the software utility that communicated with the dive computer on Mac and PC are now more robust and reliable.
More Mobile Software App
On top of our new desktop release we’re happy to announce the More Mobile Software application Dive Log for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now released (http://itunes.com/app/divelog). This application allows owners of Petrel 2s to transfer their dive data to their apple devices. This support requires a Bluetooth LE capable iOS device and an in-app purchase. You can learn more about More Mobile Software and Dive Log by visiting www.moremobilesoftware.com. More Mobile Software also supports the Shearwater Petrel in its MacOS applications Dive Log DT and Dive Log Manager.