New Oceanic+ App Expands Interest and Engagement in Recreational Underwater Diving
Oceanic, a leading innovator in diving for over 50 years and pioneer of one of the first dive computers, announced at the Apple Keynote the official launch of its native app Oceanic+, available to download for free in the App Store this fall. The Oceanic+ app allows Apple Watch Ultra users to use their devices as dive computers.
“We’ve designed the Oceanic+ app with all the key features for recreational divers and snorkelers alike,” said Mike Huish, CEO of Huish Outdoors. “The familiar user interface makes it easy to plan your dives. Even better, our dive planner goes beyond calculating just depth and time, by integrating dive conditions including tides, water temperature, and even up-to-date information from the community such as visibility and currents.”
Unlike most dive computers—which require users to learn a complex sequence of button presses to find the information needed—the Oceanic+ app uses familiar gestures to access additional screens, such as setting a compass heading. Additionally, Oceanic+ provides all the technologies expected from the most advanced dive computers today, from decompression limits to excessive ascent rate and safety stops.
The Oceanic+ app runs a Bühlmann decompression algorithm that constantly calculates and monitors dive parameters, so all critical information is just a glance away. Once in the water, your dive metrics are simple and easy to read on the large, bright display using smart color coding, the app helps make complex information easy to understand—whether you are an experienced diver or just getting started.
Oceanic+ app users will enjoy receiving dive data immediately following a dive—including a user’s GPS entry and exit location. This data automatically appears on iPhone users’ devices and can be saved in the Cloud, where Oceanic+ app users can see a summary of their dive profile, sort and search past dives in their logbooks and instantly share their adventures with family and friends, as well as the community.
Oceanic has several exciting accessories in development for use with the Oceanic+ app, one of which is the Oceanic+ Smart Housing that allows your iPhone to be used as an underwater camera and dive computer. This housing allows iPhone users to take color corrected pictures while seeing their dive computer information overlayed on their iPhone, and is now available for pre-order here.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Apple to combine our world-renowned expertise in diving with the unique capability of the Apple Watch Ultra to turn the same watch you wear every day into an innovative dive computer,” says Mike Huish CEO of Huish Outdoors.
The Oceanic+ app is expected to launch later this fall. It is subscription-based and includes a free version as well as a paid subscription for more advanced dive computer features.