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Sail Buddy

Sail Buddy is a light-weight app that displays course, speed and NMEA data in a fast, clean interface

Sail Buddy is a light-weight app that displays course, speed and NMEA data in a fast, clean interface

Sail Buddy

by Tim Herzog
Sail Buddy
Sail Buddy
Apple Watch
Sail Buddy Apple Watch App
Sail Buddy Offers Apple Watch App
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What is it about?

Sail Buddy is a light-weight app that displays course, speed and NMEA data in a fast, clean interface. This is not a "kitchen sink" application with lots of features you may or may not use. If you want a clean, easy-to-read data display to complement your navigation and weather apps, this might be the one for you. And the Apple Watch lets you keep track of course, speed and essential data, hands free, no matter where you are on your boat!

Sail Buddy

App Details

Version
1.0
Rating
NA
Size
19Mb
Genre
Navigation
Last updated
April 13, 2016
Release date
April 13, 2016
More info

App Store Description

Sail Buddy is a light-weight app that displays course, speed and NMEA data in a fast, clean interface. This is not a "kitchen sink" application with lots of features you may or may not use. If you want a clean, easy-to-read data display to complement your navigation and weather apps, this might be the one for you. And the Apple Watch lets you keep track of course, speed and essential data, hands free, no matter where you are on your boat!

Sail Buddy receives NMEA data from external hardware via a WiFi connection. Your hardware must support WiFi or be connected to a multiplexer with WiFi support. Sail Buddy includes a "demo" mode that plays sample NMEA data if you just want to see how the app works without connecting to an NMEA network.

Features:

• Displays course and speed and NMEA data in a large, easily read display
• Support for TCP and UDP connections
• Route tracking with full capture of GPS and NMEA data
• Export routes in CSV, KML, GPX and GeoJSON
• Alarms for lost data connections and potential groundings (if your hardware supports depth data)
• Start and stop instruments and tracking with your Apple Watch
• Supports Split View on newer iPads (use Sail Buddy alongside your favorite navigation app)

Please note that Sail Buddy makes use of the GPS in the background if you choose to enable this feature. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.