Vesper Marine deckWatch Smartwatch App
October 26, 2017
Vesper Marine’s free deckWatch smartwatch app (currently for Android watches only) sends safety data and alerts to a smartwatch directly via WiFi from Vesper Marine smartAIS transponders without the need of a phone or tablet.
Users can view AIS targets on a smartwatch with a graphic depiction of bearing, range, Closest Point of Approach (CPA) and Time to Closest Point of Approach (TCPA) from the perspective of the boat. Targets are prioritized in order of collision risk. If a collision alarm is triggered, users can see the alarm on their smartwatch, allowing them to immediately change course or contact the other vessel.
With Anchor Watch, users simply tap their smartwatch to mark the precise location when the anchor is dropped, as well as monitor anchor drag. If the boat drifts outside the selected swing radius, the smartAIS transponder sounds an alarm. Users can then check the bearing and range of their boat from the marked anchor position and take necessary action.
In man-overboard situations, smartAIS communicates with any brand of man-overboard device and triggers a dedicated audible alarm when activated. The user can simultaneously view the alert on his smartwatch with continuously updated bearing and range to the person in the water. In addition to alarms, NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 information such as depth, vessel speed, wind speed, position and more are available for at-a-glance accessibility, anywhere on the boat.
For more information, visit the Vesper Marine website.