Suunto have announced the latest software update for the EON Steel which actually has two update paths available depending on the diving you do. The update adds the either Suunto Fused™ RGBM 2 algorithm as an update or Fused™ RGBM 2 and Bühlmann 16GF algorithms as an upgrade option.
Fused™ RGBM 2 Option
The new Suunto Fused™ RGBM 2 algorithm provides better possibility for deep air and repetitive dives and in addition it allows the diver to select ascent profile from continuous or stepped ascent modes.
If you just want to update your EON Steel with the new Fused™ RGBM 2 algorithm then you can easily do this yourself using either the Suunto DM5 app or the SuuntoLink app.
Most Suunto users are familiar with DM5 so this is usually the most popular option. Simply make sure DM5 itself is the latest version and then follow the update instructions when you connect your EON Steel.
Alternatively, download the SuuntoLink app, install, connect your EON Steel and let SuuntoLink do the rest.
Bühlmann 16GF Option
If, however, you want to update your EON Steel with the Bühlmann 16GF algorithm as well as the new Fused™ RGBM 2 then your unit will need to be returned to Suunto. If you purchased your EON Steel within 2 years then the update is free (proof of purchase is required) but if it is older than 2 years there is an £80 update fee. As part of the update Suunto will also carry out a maintenance service.
Going for this option gives technical divers the possibility to choose their dive algorithm: Suunto Fused™ RGBM 2 or Suunto version of Bühlmann 16 with Gradient Factors, allowing you to match dive profiles with other dive team members’ devices.
To upgrade your EON Steel this way you'll need to return the dive computer to us at the address below. You can either drop it off when the store is open or ship it to us. Please provide contact details and proof of purchase if under 2 years old. We'll need to take the £80 payment before the unit is sent to Suunto for processing and upgrading. We'll handle all the shipping costs back to Suunto and Suunto will cover the shipping costs back to us. If you originally purchased the computer from us then we'll also send it back free of charge to a UK address, otherwise, if it needs to be delivered back to you there will be an additional charge.
Our store address:
Mike's Dive Store
113 Power Rd
If you have any questions about this Suunto EON Steel update then please don't hesitate to contact us.