February 7th, 2011

New NiTek Q Dive Computer in development

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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

Lamar

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.

    Cheers,
    Kathleen

    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