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"Anchor Watch" uses the GPS on your iPad to monitor your boat's position. If the boat moves outside of set limits, the program will alert you immediately. Alerts include phone calls (only in foreground), sound, vibration alerts, popups or email.
There are no more sleepless nights when you worry about weather your boat is dragging or not. Keep the phone next to where you are sleeping and a quick glance will assure you that all is ok.
If the boat drags out of the predefined area (no limit on radius), it will alert you in any way you decide. Flashing text, sounding alarm, mail or even SMS to a phone.
As only anchor guard app for iOS, Anchor Watch allows for the manual adjustment of your anchor position, by touch, bearing/distance or lat/long entry. So if you were busy with other things then setting the alarm, you can adjust for the drift.
And if you anchored both stern and bow, Anchor Watch offers an unique course alert when a minor drift can still mean your boat is turned from the pier.
Anchor Watch sophisticated filtering allows for GPS errors, which can occur every now and then. The settings panel is fully customized allowing a number of different alarm types.
Of course it runs in the background too, which allows you to pursue other activities on your phone while Anchor Watch is on guard. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Available as an in-app purchase is the functionality to download and show offline maps which you can use when you don't have a data connection (or don't want to use it due to roaming charges. Or live nautical maps when you do. The maps available are based on the http://www.openseamap.org data. Check for quality and availability on their website, it is under rapid community development. You can also send in your maps and they will be added to the server for the benefit of all.
Anchor Watch is under constant development, so if you have any remarks just drop an email or write a feature request in the comment section and we will get straight to it.
Known issue: enable Alerts in iPhone->Settings->Notifications to receive audio alerts in the background
[Fix] Tested on iOS12 64 bits
[Fix] crash when sending email
Removed calling option
Make all in-App purchases default
Fixed the FreeMaps issue
Fixed the privacy issue
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Good But Needs Updating
I do a lot of anchoring so I downloaded this app so I could monitor my anchor without having to leave my chart plotter on. The app does what it says but the real annoying thing is the map display doesn't rotate with the compass rose so you can get a bit confused when looking at where your anchor is in relation to land. Also the degree numbering on the compass rose can be a bit confusing as well due to an extra character or line after the number.
Works great on Iphone
We love this app with the ability to email and call you if you step off the boat, There was one issue with the app crashing on the iPad, Luky was had been very responsive and was quick to resolve the problem. We are really happy with the app and its features.
Essential cruising app
We use it every time we anchor, which is often. Makes for a much better night's sleep.
No Details Provided
The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- Chris Lukassen
- 74.9 MB
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2016 Luky Soft
- In-App Purchases
- Upgrade to online Open Sea Maps $0.99
- Upgrade to offline maps $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.