Sail Speed is a great App for tracking your sail race or journey. It displays your sailing speed and heading with high visibility display for use in outdoor conditions and sunlight. Tracking of your race or journey is also on a map.
Simply place your phone in a water tight casing on board of your boat, setup your settings and press start. The app will automatically keep tracking your progress, showing current speed and heading.
Enjoy your sailing, optimize your speed during the race and afterwards analyze your data.
It has a display optimized for outdoor use and in sunlight conditions it will give you as much as contrast as possible.
It shows speed and heading and keeps track of race. The speed is show in a high visible format, os it is readable from great distance. Below the speed is the heading.
Press the start button when the race or your journey starts and the race tracker will monitor the average speed, maximum speed, elapsed time and the the distance covered.
The app has also the ability to show a map and tracks the route in an overlay when map is selected and race is started.
Press the Map button in the middle and in the top part the map will be show. If tracking is activated the your track will be visible by a blue line.
When map is shown the button changes to speed. Press speed to return to the ignition overview and the map will be replaced by the speed window.
The map will automatically track your position when the race tracker is started. In the map mode the speed will be show in the heading window.
In the settings menu the user can select the units, and the scale of the map during the race tracking. The Setting menu is only accessible when the race tracking is stopped. In the Setting menu by pressing the Reset button all tracking parameters of your race or journey will be reset.
Below that is the option to select maximum brightness when you start tracking. Select this by moving the switch to the right. When returning to the tracking screen by pressing Back and starting a track automatically the screen will be put to maximum brightness.
Below that is the option for the zoom range when the map option is selected. By adjusting this slider the region shown on the map will be smaller or bigger accordingly.
Also in this menu the start timer can be actived. Start timer is a aid for the 5 minutes countdown at the start of a race. In this way you know when the 5 minutes countdown will end so it gives you the advantage to maneuver to an ideal course at the time the 5 minutes ends. The starttimer can be adjusted during its running time by swipe gestures. Swiping to left or right on the screen will adjust the timer with a minute up or down. Swiping up or down will adjust the timer with seconds.
The start timer wil blink 5 seconds from yellow to white and to yellow again at four minutes signal and at one minute signal. These are moments to verify if your timer is running synchrone with the real start signal. Deviation you can adjust by swiping on the screen if you prefer.
The last 5 seconds the screen wil blink 5 seconds from red to white and to red again to indicate the race will be starting finally.
In landscape the speed window will be even bigger for greater visibility from large distance. When the map is selected the map will be show on the left side and the speed window will switch places with the heading display.
From the settings menu there is a button on the bottom right side to look back at the whole track after te race, indicating the key figures in an overview. The map contains the tracked cours and with gestures you can resize the map to your convenience.