The Suunto Tank POD is designed to be used as an optional diving equipment. It is intended for use in various types of scuba diving, for example, air, nitrox, and trimix, to measure the current breathing gas level and transmit the information to a dive computer. The reading is then shown on the computer display. The Suunto Tank POD is installed on the dive regulator first-stage high pressure port and is wirelessly connected to a compatible Suunto dive computer.
The dive tank pressure reading lets the diver know the current breathing gas level and enables decision making, such as when to stop the dive and start ascending to the surface with enough breathing gas left. The Suunto Tank POD, as a part of the scuba diving breathing apparatus, helps to protect the user from risks that might result in running out of breathable gases. The Suunto Tank POD together with a compatible Suunto dive computer is a Personal Protective Equipment under the EU Regulation 2016/425 and protects against risks listed under PPE Risk Category III (a): substances and mixtures which are hazardous to health. Backup instruments, for example, depth gauge, submersible pressure gauge, timer, or watch, must be used.