Just bought a Shearwater Peregrine as a backup for my Shearwater Perdix AI (budget didn’t quite stretch to a second Perdix..)
Haven’t dived it yet, but following are my immediate unboxing impressions (pictures (via Google image search)).
- Familiar layout and the same great screen as the Perdix.
- Smaller and lighter form factor than the Perdix.
- Mostly full-featured recreational dive computer with some intro-to-tec features.
- No AI/compass
- Up to 100% O2 and 3 gases
- Lots of “tec” displays
- Built-in battery charging is via the Qi wireless standard, so absolutely no exposed contacts.
- But due to wrist-straps/bungees it may be difficult to use generic Qi charging pads.
- Dive download via Bluetooth (hopefully works better than the Perdix!)
- Buttons are physical rather than the piezo-electric ones from the Perdix (subjective).
- Battery is a built-in rechargeable battery (subjective).
- Limited display customisation (as compared to the Perdix).
- Screen protector is a standard thin protector rather than the thick gel-like one of the Perdix.
- The charging pad uses a micro-USB cable rather than USB-C (for a brand-new product, I would expect it to use the latest standards)
- Still fairly large (although required to support the screen, the bezel _could_ be a bit smaller given the target market)
- No compass or Air Integration (for the price-point, many competing products offer these features)