Anchor Watch

Anchor Watch

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By lukassen

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2010-09-17
  • Current Version: 2.8.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 12.75 MB
  • Developer: lukassen
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3.5/5 ( 12 Reviews)
  • Price:
    $1.49
Anchor Watch App Ratings: 3.5
3.5
Total 12 Reviews

Anchor Watch App Description

Yachting Magazine: "probably the best dollar you've ever spent" Description: "Anchor Watch" uses the GPS on your smartphone to monitor your boat's position. If the boat moves outside of set limits, the program will alert you immediately. Alerts include phone calls, sound, vibration alerts, popups, email or SMS (through a third party). There are no more sleepless nights when you worry about weather your boat is dragging or not. Keep the phone next to where you are sleeping and a quick glance will assure you that all is ok. If the boat drags out of the predefined area (no limit on radius), it will alert you in any way you decide. Flashing text, sounding alarm or even call to another phone. As only anchor guard app for iOS, Anchor Watch allows for the manual adjustment of your anchor position, by touch of a finger or manual entry. So if you were busy with other things then setting the alarm, you can adjust for the drift. And if you anchored both stern and bow, Anchor Watch offers an unique course alert when a minor drift can still mean your boat is turned from the pier. Anchor Watch sophisticated filtering allows for GPS errors, which can occur every now and then. The settings panel is fully customized allowing a number of different alarm types. Of course it runs in the background too, which allows you to pursue other activities on your phone while Anchor Watch is on guard. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Fortunately you can tell Anchor Watch to conserve battery and update only in foreground. Available as an in-app purchase are advanced nautical maps as well as the functionality to download and show offline maps which you can use when you don't have a data connection (or don't want to use it due to roaming charges. The maps available are based on the http://www.openseamap.org data. Check for quality and availability on their website, it is under rapid community development. You can also send in your maps and they will be added to the server for the benefit of all. Anchor Watch is under constant development, so if you have any remarks just drop an email or write a feature request in the comment section and we will get straight to it. Known issue: enable Alerts in iPhone->Settings->Notifications to receive audio alerts in the background

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App Reviews

  • Terrible app

    1
    By Ianeuropepl
    Asks to download maps and pay more.
  • Doesn't work

    1
    By Catfast
    Nice interface, but doesn't work on my phone. Wouldn't rely on $2 app to safeguard $$$$ catamaran
  • Hmm a BIG glitch

    2
    By JohnnyChristo
    Great program love the phone call bit. Problem is this if your phone has powered down after the 2 or 3 mins to save battery or you are writing a review about an app well it just vibrates and the way I sleep..... Another similar app has overcome this but hasn't got the nice email phone call extra which is nice. Oh small other problem if I leave the phone on the Boat to monitor it who will it call? One more probably my not understanding the app how do u get it to shut up! A click on the ' all hands on deck' u would think but uh uh. Please answer these problems it's a good app I would pay much more if it was streamlined.
  • Nice concept, but unreliable !

    1
    By Mariner-62
    Great concept, and pretty good interface. Although the methods are a bit clunky, it's nice to be able to refine/adjust the anchor position after settling into an anchorage. HOWEVER, the app crashes (freezes) after about 10 hours of operation... rather dangerous if you are relying on getting a drift alert which never happens. I don't use this one any more, but given the low price it was fun having a play with it. The ChrisParsons app is more reliable, but unfortunately doesn't have the position adjust, so you have to get it right first time.
  • best anchor watch app on iphone

    5
    By Bernd.Meyer
    fantastic app! no other anchor watch or geofencing app for the iphone can raise an automatic alarm without constantly sending enormous amounts of data to some external server web site. This is exactly what I've been looking for. Five stars, thanks!
  • Anchor watch 1.1.3

    5
    By mangy moose
    Well, being a Captain and owning a new iphone 4, l was a bit sceptical about just how good this was going to be. I have anchor alarms on my more expensive GPS`s in the wheelhouse. Was on a pick today on stand bye to a barge in the Gas & OIl business. l set the Anchor Watch on 20.6m (+/- 14.5m) and it did all the right things with the accuracy of the two GPS`s to compare it with. SO I AM IMPRESSED WITH A LITTLE HAND HELD ANCHOR WATCH.You can be in the bunk and if you drag you are awoken straight away with a loud alarm noise if you drift outside the area you have set........ Its great. Stoked !!!!!

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