Mares has told me "we have got some exciting things coming in our computer line".
At the time of writing this - mid August 2017 - Mares has not yet confirmed when divers can expect to see this promised product. But I have been told that I need to visit the Mares stand at DEMA.2017 in November.
Mares announced the Mares Puck Pro+ in June. At present this is running the same software as the Puck Pro computer, however I've been advised there will be a new algorithm in town, and the Mares Puck Pro+ has upgradable firmware that has been designed to run it. In other words Mares has made the Puck Pro+ 'future proof'.
The Mares Puck Pro+ is aimed at the entry level to intermediate diver. It is a air, nitrox (22% - 99%) and gauge mode computer, and the diver has the ability to gas switch between two gases underwater. (Back / main gas and decompression gas).
According to Mares, the one-button controlled interface is intuitive. The logbook is capable of storing 35 hours of dive profiles (at a five second sampling rate) and the coin cell battery can be changed by the diver. Mares state this should last for 200 - 300 dives.
- Maximum Displayed Depth: 150 mt / - tbc
- Memory capacity: 35 hours
- Profile Sampling Rates: 5 seconds
- Display: Segment Display
- Nitrox 21% - 99%: Yes
- Battery Power Indicator: Yes
- Battery Life: 200 - 300 dives
- Choice of Metric / Imperial Units: Yes
- Fresh and Seawater Settings: Yes
- Residual Nitrogen Reset: Yes
- Altitude Adjustment: Yes
- Gas Switching: Yes