February 7th, 2011

New NiTek Q Dive Computer in development


We are working on a new family of dive computers. The NiTek Q is the first recreationally focused computer that incorporates an OLED display, previously reserved for high-end technical diving. Out of the box, it is configured as a two gas Nitrox computer that is user-upgradeable to incorporate a compass, Trimix or rebreather capabilities. You choose what you features you want or need. Charged via a standard USB the internal battery provides power for up to 20 hours of operation with a standby life of six months.

We are currently performing cold water tests at the factory. We fell a bit behind schedule after DEMA when we learned that the compass chip we had planned to use was discontinued. Not wanting to launch a product that would have an obsolete part, we’ve taken the time to source another model. The developers are now integrating it into the boards.

I have been diving one of the prototypes and like the size and sharp OLED display. I shot this video on a recent dive. NiTek Q Video


5 Responses to “New NiTek Q Dive Computer in development”

  • I do believe atomic was the first one to come out with a recretionally focused computer that uses an OLED display?

    Vincent, February 7th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

  • I’ve been thinking of upgrading my computer for this field season (this summer) and am curious what the release window for the Q is looking like?

    Looks great from the limited video!

    Chris, February 16th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

  • he never said it was the first…

    Any chance of a good bottom timer coming out? I know a lot of us end up running computers in gauge mode all the time anyway, so something a bit nicer than the Uwatec would be awesome.
    Accurate depth/temp readings. Avg. depth!! preferably logging of some sort? Any way to make the usb adapters cheaper than the stupid prices they are now? $100 for a USB cable is just wrong…

    Tom Nelson, February 28th, 2011 at 3:42 pm

  • Hi Tom,

    As soon as we launch the NiTek Q, we are following it up with the NiTek Q4 which gives 4th cell PP02 monitoring on rebreathers. After than…a bottom timer? Sounds like a good idea. Look for more information this summer. Also, all of our new computers will have standard USB cables. Can get them cheap anywhere.


    lamar, March 10th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

  • Hi Chris,

    See the latest blog from Lamar just posted this evening. We’ll have a better ETA in a couple of weeks. Thanks for your interest! Kathleen

    lamar, March 10th, 2011 at 9:03 pm