Citizen Hyper Aqualand?

Citizen Hyper Aqualand?

Post by Dyer Crou » Sun, 17 Jul 1994 06:42:15


Quote:
>Question:  has anyone used/seen the new 'Hyper Aqualand' watch

          > by Citizen??  i've seen it advertised in the Performance
          > catalog ... it even comes with a PC interface and software!
          > for only ~$300 !!  this sounds great.

Well, I have a Citizen Aqualand, and I have had batteries go south on me
quite a bit. The manual lists 2 years for normal use of the functions on
the watch, and 1 to 1.5 if the watch is used for 200+ dives over a year.

My batteries went out after 1 year the first time, and 6 months the second
time. Over the first year, I did about 50 dives, and not a whole lot over
the next 6 months. I aksed if they would replace the watch under warranty
if the battery keeps croaking in less than 1 year increments, and they said
no. The battery replacement costs $28, and the second one, I will admit
they did do on warranty work after I bickered at a rep for a while. I have
had the new battery for about 2 months now and I will see what happens.

I love the functions but I doubt I would get another Citizen watch. For
$300, you could get a dive computer.

Dyer

 
 
 

Citizen Hyper Aqualand?

Post by Yves Remedi » Tue, 19 Jul 1994 05:35:50



Quote:
> I love the functions but I doubt I would get another Citizen watch. For
> $300, you could get a dive computer.

I can't really see the attractions of the watch.  It seems better to spend
a bit extra to get a full decompression computer such as an Aladin Pro
or Suunto Solution.  I use a Solution.
--
Yves Remedios