New version of Sail Speed

The new version of Sail Speed will be available soon and will have a sail race timer. Also an improvement is the enlargement of the button sizes.

 

The new function is a handy start timer of 5 minutes. Timer can be selected from the setup menu. When switched on in setup menu and returned with the back button to the main screen, the start button will automatically start the start timer of 5 minutes.

When timer is running it can be easily adjusted with swipe gestures. Swipe up or down on the screen for adjusting the secondes. Swipe left or right on the screen for adjusting the minutes. The whole screen can be used for this swiping.

 

At 4 minutes the screen will flash yellow and white to indicate the 4 minutes signal before the sail race start. This is a good moment to adjust your timer with swipe gestures. At 1 minute the screen will flash orange and white to indicate the 1 minute signal before the sail race start.
At 0 minutes the screen will flash red and white to indicate the actual race start.

Sail Speed

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.

 

If the phone is rotated to landscape the display rotates as well, rearranging the speed or map and the heading for optimal visibility during the sail race.

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.