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Suunto DM4 Dive Computer Software for Mac

The world of Apple Mac is growing at an exponential rate, which means even if you can’t see it immediately, there usually is a Mac derivative for your favourite software.

At first glance you might think Suunto dive computers don’t have native software for Mac and that your only option is MacDive software for Mac (the full version of which isn’t free and I couldn’t get to work with the Suunto D6). But that’s no so.

Scratching deeper than just the surface however, reveals that the Mac version of Suunto’s dive computer software is actually pretty well hidden.

It’s not – for instance – clearly visible on their website, but after several searches, forums and followed links, I somehow ended up back on the Suunto website in their news section on an article published in October 2011.

A screen grab of the Suunto DM4 Dive Computer SoftwareThat article refers to a page on MovesCount.com – an online service which apparently plays well with the Suunto DM4 dive computer software I was looking for.

That article also had the links below.

To get the Suunto DM4 dive computer software to run on your Apple Mac you, annoyingly, need 2 pieces of software.

  1. the Mono development framework (What!? Nevermind, just download it);
  2. the actual Suunto DM4 dive computer software (which doesn’t work without 1 – apparently);

Install 1 and then 2 and voila! native Suunto dive computer software is yours to enjoy on Apple Mac.

I don’t dive all that much and certainly don’t have a dive computer, so I won’t attempt to review the software, but it creates a bunch of pretty charts out of your dive data. Ohhhh.

So, download your own copy (it’s free) and have your way with it.

5 Comments

  • Kenneth

    26 October 2012 at 12:58

    My mac doesn't install the Mono Programme!! What can I do else

  • 1Earth

    29 October 2012 at 12:50

    I'm afraid I don't know, sorry. Hope you can manage to figure it out.

  • nealshields

    15 June 2013 at 23:00

    I did all the above and it doesn't work

  • Bob

    9 August 2013 at 04:41

    Same here. I have three Suunto dive computers. None of them work with this software. I can see why people make fun of me when I tell them I use Suunto products.

  • Doreen

    30 December 2013 at 04:07

    Hi Kenneth. I am having the same problema a year later. Did you find a solution for that?

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