Merge profile on IOS?

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ScubaAl
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Merge profile on IOS?

Post by ScubaAl »

I’m a long-time user of Dive Log on IOS (and PC) and am on your Beta program.
It’s great to see an app that’s regularly updated and enhanced and the Bluetooth integration between my Shearwaters and the iPAd is faultless.

I also have Diving Log on the PC - but basically never use it any more *Except* for merging profiles.
Can I request that that be added as a ‘wish-list’ function for the IOS version?
It’s really useful for those situations where you have the dive computer record multiple short dives - which are really one - which often occurs in training situations.

At the moment the only way I can do this is to sync the entire dive log back to the PC - merge the profiles - and then sync it back to the iPad ...which is a pain.

‘Merge profile’ would basically mean I wouldn’t need to use the PC at all (hooray).
Thanks
ScubaAl.
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Re: Merge profile on IOS?

Post by support »

Okay, you've got it. Actually, you've had it available for a while ... sorry that it is a bit hidden.

We refer to the feature as "appending" two dives as it is typically used in the case where you surfaced during a dive and your dive computer registers two separate dive. Once you've downloaded the dives from your dive computer visit the "Dives" list and long press on the first of the two dives that you want to append. If it is possible for Dive Log to append the dives together you will see a menu appear with and item that say "Append Following Dive". Select that and the two dives will be joined into a single dive with the dive number of the first dive.

We don't support appending arbitrary dives. The two dives need to meet certain criteria to be eligible. As a general rule, if you surfaced during a dive and descended again then the two dives will meet all the criteria. The one criteria that is a bit arbitrary is that the dives must be within 30 minutes or each other. If that condition is not met (but all the others are) you can manually adjust the start time of the second dive to be within 30 minutes of the end time of the first dive and then you can proceed to append them (the other criteria are things like the number of tanks used need to match).

Also, if this happens to you often, you actually have another option given that you are using a Shearwater. The Shearwater computers allow you to set the time before it considers a subsequent dive a new dive. Many instructors (who regularly end up on the surface with students as you suggested) will extend this time from the default to avoid having the dives recorded as separate dives.

Please let me know if this feature is not meeting your needs or if you have any questions about using it.

Cheers,

Greg
ScubaAl
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Re: Merge profile on IOS?

Post by ScubaAl »

Great thanks.
I’ll give that a try next time I need to append.
Don’t do it that often but it would be great not to have to export to PC just for that one function.
Cheers
Al.
ScubaAl
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Re: Merge profile on IOS?

Post by ScubaAl »

Just had a need to use the merge - and it worked perfectly.
Thanks a lot!
cpraneri
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Re: Merge profile on IOS?

Post by cpraneri »

HI Greg, I wanted to clarify this discussion for my understanding - if there an “append” feature in iOS (my iPad) that I have missed?
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Re: Merge profile on IOS?

Post by support »

Hi,

Yes, if you have one dives that was recorded as two dives by your dive computer due to a surface interval that exceeded the dive computer's timeout for considering the time on the surface to be part of the same dive (every dive computer handles this slightly differently) you can "append" the two dives to make the a single dive in Dive Log after you download your dive computer. Just press and hold in the main dive list of the first of the two dives and *if* the two dives meet the criteria to be appended (see the earlier discussion in this thread) the you will see a menu with an item title "Append Following Dive" will be show. Tapping that will append the two dives into a single dive. This works on iPad as well as iPhone (and in our macOS products as well).

I hope that helps.

Cheers,

Greg
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