Reviews for Shearwater Research Teric with Bezel/Strap Color Choice
Design Defect Results in Battery Death
Aug 26, 2022
After over 4 years of chaos I feel compelled to leave this review to ensure others don't suffer the fate I did. I loved my Teric, I really did. Amazing product when it functioned. However, after having it replaced 4 times (Shearwater has amazing customer service - I can't emphasize that enough) it is obvious that there is a design defect that results in battery death within a year or so. It initially shows up as accelerated discharge during storage, but always ended up with a Teric that was not usable. I've switched to the Perdix (it has a user replaceable battery) and couldn't be happier.
Fantastic and easy to use ...
Nov 28, 2020
Fantastic and easy to use dive computer. I switched from an Aqualung i770r. I was skeptical of button usability with thick gloves but I could open up the compass with my 5mm gloves without issue.
Excellent Computer, with the Teric ...
Jan 26, 2020
Excellent Computer, with the Teric I have everything I need my GUE Tech diving.
Want The Best? For Rec Diving, This Is It
Jul 14, 2019
Do you want the best? The Teric is, at least IMHO, the best DC on the market. I and my wife have used Oceanic Atom 3.1, Oceanic VT4 and a low level Suunto. because my wife now needs reading glasses, she could not use a wrist DC, and relied on her analog gauge. As a present before our month-long dive trip to the Red Sea (we just got back), and because she is the best wife/dive buddy anyone could ever ask for, and because she saw the Teric in action on another diver in April, I got one for her for our big trip. When it arrived, I was so jealous that, even though I was perfectly happy with my Oceanic Atom 3.1, I ordered one too. the Teric is literally the best DC since sliced bread! 1. Setup was a snap. Paired over bluetooth with my laptop and Shearwater cloud. Updated the firmware without a hitch. The menu is amazingly well-organized, and there is no need to go through all sorts of weird contortions and settings to set the default gases, colors, display size (big for my wife or standard for me). All are accessible by pushing one button and then scrolling up or down for Dive Settings, Gas, Bluetooth, Watch, Settings, etc. Completely intuitive. With my Oceanic, which was not bad, you had to press one button and hold it down until the second set of obtuse menus appeared, then scroll through things like "Set F", "Set U," to try to set your nitrox levels, etc. Not intuitive at all. The Teric has customizable format home screen, where you can put the info that you like, such as GTR and SAC, but by pushing the function button, you can switch between several screens with much more info. Updating the firmware is a snap. Just fire up Shearwater Cloud, turn on bluetooth on the watch, wait for it to be recognized by the laptop, and click "update firmware." Of note, the new firmware update allows you to get rid of "TTS," i.e., Time To Surface (not gas time remaining, but literally, how long it would take to get to the surface at 30ft/min), which to me was completely worthless. Works perfectly. TTS is now relegated to a back screen. For those who track their ascent rate, it shows in arrows in the upper right corner, along with the actual ft/min. rate. the arrows change from white to yellow to red depending on your ascent rate, making it easy to quickly see. Colors are changeable, and there are also built in color schemes. Brightness of the screen can be changed on the fly, High, Medium, Low and Off. I find that Medium works for me in all conditions. 2. Underwater. Fantastic. Everything you need. Paired immediately with my transmitter. Underwater, the display was fantastic and easy to read. I turned off all beeping alarms, and left just a couple of vibrating ones, which are easily felt through my 3 mm gloves. The compass works great, and is easily accessible by pushing the Function button (although the button can be customized for something else. The compass can be hidden so that it shows on the outside of the display so you can always see it without it blocking the display. I have now started using the compass all of the time and it has unerringly got me back to the boat when my wife and I were not with the group and visibility was not great, just by following the "dot." My wife has hers set like a disco, with pink, yellow, neon green. She has no problems reading the display at all and was the envy of everyone! I also like the way it displays "Safety Stop" in yellow with the countdown, and then says "Safety Cleared" in yellow when it is finished. Just little touches that are so cool. 3. Battery life. I find that using it for 5 dives a day, and then as a wristwatch, after a couple of days, I got down to about 26% battery, which is clearly displayed. Using the wireless charging station, on regular charge, it charged up from 26% to 70% in about an hour during a surface interval. On Quick Charge setting, it fully charged to 100% in about an hour. I found that each dive took about 4-5% of the battery, so there was plenty left at 26%. It worked great as a wristwatch as well. If you forgot your Teric charger stand, it supposedly is compatible with other Qi wireless chargers. The Teric comes with a nice compact and stiff hard case with foam inserts for travel, that holds the watch, charger, USB cable for the charging dock, and even a pair of screwdrivers for changing out the strap if you want to customize it (I got a pink strap for my wife). Final thoughts. If you want the best, I really can't see how you can get any better than the Teric. It is pricey, but how much more than another comparable DC -- even without the fantastic color screen? $400? For the amount we spend on diving and dive gear, its a drop in the bucket. With the killer display, fantastic functionality, ease of use, great visibility and logical menu structure, it is THE DC to get. I can't say enough great things about it! Spend the money and get the Teric. You will not be sorry that you did.
Shearwater Research Taric
Jul 5, 2019
Great Service and great computer it is a one and done, everything I could ask for in a dive computer Thank you Dive Gear Express for great customer service and prompt delivery.
Jun 2, 2019
My humble review on Teric. This is already my second dive computer in a form of a watch. The 1st one was Scubapro Mantis. I really like this watch. But few things really piss me off: 1. buggy magnetic buttons 2. inability to change a watch strap to another firm 3. lack of helium gas support So I made a decision and purchased this wonderful dive computer. The pros: 1. Fully technical dive computer with all possible DIR-dive configurations and is almost the same as Petrel/Perdix. Don't be mistaken by the small screen. It's not small at all, and gives exactly the same value as a "classic" tech. 2. Yet a powerful sport watch. 3. And has a "casual" high-end look. 4. CC/BO and AI support. 5. Customisable font, colours and style. 6. Bluetooth smart connection for instant firmware updates and logs analysis. 7. Potentially can have a "smartwatch" functions. I mean the hardware allows so. So potentially may be upgraded to have an additional functions and algos. I have already updated to the version 16 and got some new minor features. 8. Wireless QI charging support. I constantly charge it on my iPhone's Belkin charger. 9. Powerful battery. 10. Big full-colour IPS Amoled 1.39" display with a resolution of 400x400. 11. Universal strap support. 12. Everything is disassemble-able. 13. Super-strong body and sapphire crystal glass. No need in display-protectors. 14. Haptic iPhone-like force-feedback. Interactive warnings. 15. Really really really intuitive control. For me it states for strong Product-Manager division. Thing that really lacks in most high-tech companies. They have thought about every little thing. Also a documentation is really good. 16. Free-dive mode. 17. 200 MSW MOD. The cons: 1. Some minor-minor things could be more intuitive. But still, nobody other has riched even half-way of what Shearwater did. 2. Lack of smartwatch/pulse-sensor? Guys- this is DIR technical dive computer! P.S Nobody has asked me to write this. This comes of my happiness to have such wonderful product.
Jan 16, 2019
This is absolutely the new gold standard of dive computers without a doubt the usability blows all others away!
Dec 2, 2018
Dive gear express is a great company to do business with. Very quick email response on getting my product and quick delivery. I bought two Shearwater Teric dive computers; one for my dive buddy and one for me. As of this writing, I am headed to Key West for a deco dive and I’ll let you know how the computer performs.
Nov 29, 2018
The product arrived on time to my country. Folks at DGX we’re super efficient on handling and delivery of the products. The entire buying experience was smooth and great. The product delivers its promises. No regret and worth every penny.
Best Dive computer money can buy, Bar none!
Nov 25, 2018
Ordered the Shearwater Teric from Dive Gear Express about 1 week before my trip to Belize. It arrived promptly and was cheaper than buying from Amazon because no tax was required. The computer itself is unbelievable. I love this machine to say the least. I have 15 dives on it so far mostly standard recreational 1 tank dives. The one deco dive at the Great Blue hole was fantastic to follow. Loved how I could follow the tissue saturation as the dive progressed. Never heard a noise out of mine, meanwhile all the Suunto paper weight computers were screaming on the other divers. The night dive was beyond impressive with the Teric. It was so bright and easy to read, even from my middle aged eyes without the needed lens correction for reading. After the dive it continued to be bright and the boatman actually asked me to turn off my torch so he could pilot the boat back without the light disturbing his vision. They were shocked to realize it was my watch and not a dive light. Then everyone wanted to know the brand. Its ability to customize the data points, boldness/font size, multi-colors display and brightness is unreal. Even though it has so many features and abilities it is still easy to navigate the interface. There is an onboard battery that you charge with a QI wireless charger, dock and great case included. It even charges with my iPhone X charging plate. It can last well past a full day of diving on a single charge and it recharges very fast. The band is comfortable. I have not used for a rebreather yet or trimix that I am certified for. Cant wait to put it to that test. I cannot recommend this computer enough!!! Thanks to the tec diver instructors at Sam's Tours in Palau for the recommendation on it.