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Scubapro G2

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:34 pm
by jchance
Posted this in iPhone App forum but how about adding support for the G2's USB download? At least that would add the ability. Thanks!

Re: Scubapro G2

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:38 am
by support
We are currently working on adding USB download support for the G2 in Dive Log DT and Dive Log Manager. We do anticipate that support will be in place more quickly than the Bluetooth support for Dive Log on iOS (which can not use USB unfortunately).



Re: Scubapro G2

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:49 pm
by ScubaOkinawa
Any updates or anticipated timeline on this feature?

Re: Scubapro G2

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:46 pm
by support
ScubaOkinawa wrote:
> Any updates or anticipated timeline on this feature?

Timing is everything! I was just about to post a note in the forums about this. We just released version 4.4.36 of DiveLogDT on Friday - It has support for downloading the G2, and the Aladin Sport Matrix, using either USB or BLE. So please - go forth and download! :-) And let us know if you have any issues or questions.

A couple of notes I wanted to mention:
1) You'll find the USB download "much" faster and possibly a bit more reliable.
2) The BLE download is way "cooler" though. The first time you connect to the G2 or Sport, your Mac (i.e.: not DiveLogDT) will ask you to enter a pairing code. Enter the code that is displayed on the dive computer into the popup on your screen, and then the connection will continue. You only need to do this once.

But you'll need to be aware that the BLE connection with these computers can be a bit finicky. First, the BLE "system" under macOS is much slower than what we see using iOS. It takes quite a while for the Mac to "discover" and then connect to the dive computers so you'll need to be patient. And then the BLE technology is also slower than USB so that also increases the amount of time needed to download the data. Second, we have seen the unit's get into a "state" where they are working fine, everyone is happy, and then you'll come back later and the unit is unhappy - meaning, when you try to connect to it, it immediately disconnects and won't talk.

The remedy is to Open the System Preferences Application and go to Bluetooth Preferences. Find the dive computer in the list of devices, and then click the little grey 'x' next to the name, e.g. "G2". This causes the Mac to forget that it was ever paired to the unit, and so next time you try to connect again, it will start from scratch and ask you for a pairing code again. But this clears up whatever problem there was, and everything starts back up clean again.

As always, contact us with any questions or issues.