Controling iBubble underwater

Controling iBubble underwater

Since our Indiegogo campaign, iBubble has changed in many ways. We have added support for action cameras, changed its design, added computer tracking… All in order to improve iBubble’s performance underwater.

One change  we haven’t very much talked about is how you control iBubble underwater. In our first Indiegogo video, we had in mind that iBubble could be controlled from a wrist bracelet with a rotating cadrant. While it was an interesting idea, it was very impractical for many reasons, such as user ergonomy, acoustic signal propagation and general ease of use.

By talking with diving professionals and instructors, we have determined that the best design is light, handheld remote that you can hang on your equipment. Here is a sketch of the iBubble remote:

You can see on this illustration that there are three navigation buttons (on the sides and on top of it). There is also a screen, which gives you important information such as iBubble’s depth, dive time, status and current scenario.

The iBubble remote is much more easier to use than a bracelet. Using only one hand, you can access the whole range of iBubble capabilities in just a few presses of the buttons. Navigating the menus is easy, whether you want to switch filming scenarios or access specialized functions, such as turning on and off the lights and sending iBubble to the surface.

Be sure to ask your questions in the comments below! We will add information based on your questions.

6 Comments
  • D. John Costello
    Reply
    Posted at 5:27 pm, August 30, 2018

    Will the new remote also interface into the camera, such as the GoPro? Specifically, can it change the camera mode from filming to taking stills and trigger the shutter? Will the buttons have enough travel to accommodate the usage of neoprene gloves? Is it possible to clip the remote to actual iBubble to reduce the amount of items you have to handle while entering/exiting the water? I actually think the idea of a handheld is better than the wristwatch style.

  • Richard Allen
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    Posted at 8:41 am, September 1, 2018

    Sounds great. Would the hand held controller be wrist mountable at all? An optional bungee mount perhaps? My hands are usually being used for something else; changing dive computer, bcd control, torch or camera operation, reel and dsmb deployment. If the controller was on my arm somewhere it would be safe and easy to get to when needed rather than mixed up with all the other dangly things on my d-rings. The wrist mounted controller was one of the design features that made me invest in ibubble. Just an idea.

  • David
    Reply
    Posted at 6:36 pm, September 4, 2018

    The video looks so nice, i’m looking forward to getting my iBubble. When is it going to be out for sale? how much?

  • Roderick Jones
    Reply
    Posted at 6:44 pm, September 4, 2018

    I invested in IBubble a couple of years ago and am pleased with the progress.

    I am taking my family on a dive trip to the BVI’s in June of 2019. Would it be possible to have an ibubble bythat time.
    I have chartered the Cuan Law, a 105′ trimaran out of Road Town on Tortola.
    Please advise how I can get the iBubble and the balance that I would owe.

    Thank you
    Rod Jones 562 618-3106
    rod.jones@joneslumber.net

  • Shawn George
    Reply
    Posted at 8:40 pm, September 4, 2018

    How big is screen? Hopefully it is bigger then a GoPro screen.

  • Ron Nicholson
    Reply
    Posted at 2:09 am, September 5, 2018

    How large it the screen and info Font ?

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