Exitpoint is a sonar based dive navigation and early warning system designed to reduce incidences of divers becoming separated and assist inexperienced divers when navigating in unfamiliar and challenging environments. It allows divers to access real time information on the location of their dive buddy(ies), supervisor and boat quickly. It also features a proximity warning alerting divers who are in danger of swimming out of range, a.k.a. me.
This system, unlike commonly used dive navigation aids, is able to function regardless of environmental conditions i.e. strong currents and low visibility. It is also smarter and technologically superior to existing sonar based dive navigation systems offering advanced features and functions which are not only more reliable and accurate but better suited to the needs of recreational divers. For example rather than using signal strength alone to estimate distance and direction, this system triangulates the position of everyone and the boat.
The build is even innovative featuring a bezel which, when rotated, actuates a magnetic switch, allowing users to switch between modes (i.e. buddy, supervisor and exitpoint). It’s designed to be worn on the back of the hand instead of the wrist to accommodate the larger interface required when underwater. The whole thing is finished off in titanium and just for sex, has a gun metal finish with stainless steel accents.
Designer: Tom Fraser