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CrazyIvan  (A 43359)

Apr 29, 2003, 9:27 AM
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Any of you have seen one of them?, try them or demoed?

If you have, any feedback about it?, comparisons to ProTrack?

This is what I'm talking about in case you don't know:

http://www.alti-2.com/neptune.htm


Clownburner  (B 26842)

Apr 29, 2003, 9:38 AM
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The word was they were supposed to start shipping around the beginning of May, so I'd guess it'd be any time now, if they're on track.. I'd like to see one also.


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Apr 29, 2003, 10:16 AM
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It's coming... soon... Cool


ladyskydiver

Apr 29, 2003, 10:53 AM
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Lisa,

Is there a guesstimated price on it, yet?


CrazyIvan  (A 43359)

Apr 29, 2003, 11:03 AM
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In reply to:
Lisa,

Is there a guesstimated price on it, yet?

Ohhh...good question. Smile


fundgh  (C 34140)

Apr 29, 2003, 11:14 AM
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Can you really skydive under water?Laugh
They must do that in the Bahamas where it is warm and you can see the ground!


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Apr 29, 2003, 11:17 AM
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US$250-ish.

Don't quote me on that though. Wink


Kris  (D 26033)

Apr 29, 2003, 12:00 PM
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In reply to:
Can you really skydive under water?Laugh
They must do that in the Bahamas where it is warm and you can see the ground!

It's waterproof so it won't be a problem with those who pond-surf.


kevin922  (D 26500)

Apr 29, 2003, 12:21 PM
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I already got mine on order :) Can't wait..

Some things I do know about it :

It records based on time, not on jump # forinstance where the protrak records detailed info for the last 10 jumps, the neptune records detailed info till it can't anymore (not sure the total amount of time it can record).. this is important with birdman jumps as some of our jumps exceed the record time for the protrak.

The software will be out in september but they don't know if it will be free or not, you beam your info via infra red port.

Software updates to the firmware are free, again it is done through infra red port.


CrazyIvan  (A 43359)

Apr 29, 2003, 12:28 PM
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I already got mine on order :) Can't wait..

Dude, when you get it, let me know.


ladyskydiver

Apr 29, 2003, 12:35 PM
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Keep me in the loop as well, please.


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Apr 29, 2003, 12:39 PM
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In reply to:
Dude, when you get it, let me know.
I'll likely have mine before he gets his... but if you'd rather wait I won't post my impressions of it until after he does. Wink


ladyskydiver

Apr 29, 2003, 12:48 PM
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Oh, no...since you'll get it before him, let us know about it, please, Lisa? Thanks!


CrazyIvan  (A 43359)

Apr 29, 2003, 12:50 PM
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I'll likely have mine before he gets his... but if you'd rather wait I won't post my impressions of it until after he does.

A-hem a-hem. Tongue


Dumpster  (D 27314)

Apr 29, 2003, 1:53 PM
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Me too! Me too!


DivinDon  (A 43525)

Apr 29, 2003, 5:16 PM
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US$250-ish Don't quote me on that though.


I was just asking someone the other day and he said the same thing and he already has a list of people wanting them.He did say it would be a better product than the pro-track and planned on getting one himself.


f1freak  (C License)

Apr 29, 2003, 5:29 PM
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one word....
"BlueTooth"
Modern manufactors need to be using this technology....


CrazyIvan  (A 43359)

Apr 29, 2003, 5:33 PM
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In reply to:
one word....
"BlueTooth"
Modern manufactors need to be using this technology....

WHAT?, no way man, if you want to go wireless WIFI (802.11b) is the way to go.


SkydiveMonkey  (B 102345)

Apr 29, 2003, 5:36 PM
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when more pc's have bluetooth then maybe they will, until then, serial ports are the way forward. cost of a cable is less than a bluetooth dongle


CrazyIvan  (A 43359)

Apr 29, 2003, 5:40 PM
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Serial port?, USB my friend, better and faster.


SkydiveMonkey  (B 102345)

Apr 29, 2003, 5:58 PM
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either way, still cheaper than bluetooth. and why do you need 12 MB/s + when a Ir diode on something like that won't be able to transmit at those speeds? Tongue


CrazyIvan  (A 43359)

Apr 29, 2003, 6:00 PM
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In reply to:
either way, still cheaper than bluetooth. and why do you need 12 MB/s + when a Ir diode on something like that won't be able to transmit at those speeds? Tongue

IR is just fine. Tongue


f1freak  (C License)

Apr 29, 2003, 6:03 PM
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Mark my words Bluetooth will be the standard.....
i mean already you have major auto, Photography, wireless communications (cell phones) are
totally going with bluetooth....
I will pay the 30.00 bucks to get a usb bluetooth adapter now, they will be standard in pc's in no time....


SkydiveMonkey  (B 102345)

Apr 29, 2003, 6:06 PM
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No doubt, when bluetooth is standard in 99% of pc's out there. Bear in mind most people won't have it on their pc, even though all NEW machines might have it Smile


f1freak  (C License)

Apr 29, 2003, 6:12 PM
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yeah, but say 1.5 - 2 years....
i mean 802.11b is awsome (my house runs on it) but i still think modern manufactors need to build in the new technology i mean how cool would it be to just set the helmet down and pull the data......
no fuss at all....


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