This version contains minor changes to support the release of IOS13.
Ratings and Reviews
Used this for first time over the weekend. Great to have a record of a trip. My only gripe is that when sharing a link for others about a third of the screen is taken up by a massive RYA logo and rows of text with the boat name, date etc. Surely this could be provided more concisely so that the majority of the screen could be used to show the map?
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback. If you are still having issues viewing the trip when shared, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org, a member of the SafeTrx team will help resolve the issue.
Use it every passage
This is one of the best safety enhancing contributions of recent times. I use it on every coastal passage. Even if making a crossing e.g. Irish Sea or Channel and losing cell range it still means there is someone holding your course history out to about 12 miles (cell range) and an expectation of when you should be popping into cell range on the other side. Since my emergency contact is also a parent it also gives them constant reassurance. Technically the App has worked without problem for me, you just need to leave it active on your phone the whole trip don’t close the app. I also like the history you get as I now have a nice course library of my recent passages. Top marks to the RYA on this one.
Used for first time. Impressed.
I used this for the first time on Sunday. It was only a short trip, but has worked well for me. I was concerned that it might use excessive battery, but it only checks location every 5 min - which is a sensible balance between location accuracy and battery life.
To put this into context, I would not have bothered to report my departure and arrival without this app so doing so has increased my safety. Sailing on inshore waters, with mobile signal a lot of the time, the app was able to report my location regularly, which would have made finding me much simpler should that have been necessary.
No doubt the App will extend and improve over time, but this is a solid start.
Now I need to explain what the App does and doesn’t do to my emergency contact(s) so that they’re clear about what they should do if I don’t return on time.
- Royal Yachting Association
- 40 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch)Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular.
English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Greek, Norwegian Bokmål, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2014 Royal Yachting Association
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.