Battery level alert when running in background can now be disabled in Advanced settings
Battery level alerts only on every 20% drop in battery level when not charging, not every 30 minutes
Ratings and Reviews
Great for any boat
Being a small yacht sailor I worry about collisions in poor visibility
Without an AIS receiver on the boat this app is terrific. Install it and off you go. Not tried it more than 5 miles offshore but when in a 4g area it is very easy to use
I had to buy a portable recharger for the phone as the battery drains but this is no issue for me
If you have a small boat without a specific AIS receiver then give this a go!
This is a very good concept, and it's well executed. I leave an older iPhone aboard with a cheap data connection, and get a constant update. The best bit is that it all works on a standard GPS equipped iPhone or iPad, so there are no extras to buy and connect.
Every sailor should have one now that most seem to carry a smart phone, and it works even more splendidly on an iPad.
I had one technical glitch over a weekend and it was solved by some enthusiastic and adept work by the developer, there and then. Only then did we realise that we are living less than fifty miles apart. Glad to know something so useful is being developed here.
The only downside is that some people may not understand the concept, both for AIS, and for this variant. Boaters may be technical, but they aren't exactly the most ardent for the New. Sextants and teak still rule.
But for those of us living in the 21st century this is great software, and, yes, it's pretty robust and effective. Don't hesitate!!
Boat Beacon review
If you wish to use this app on inland waterways throughout Europe then don’t bother. System relies on shore based relay stations which may be in abundance around coastlines but are few and far between inland. Have just navigated the Rhône and not one vessel was identified. I feel that I have been miss sold this product!
- Pocket Mariner Ltd.
- 88.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Electric Pocket Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- Live View Upgrade £7.99
- NOAA US Marine Charts £9.99
- UK & IE Marine Charts £12.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.