Anchor Watch 4+

Guardian of your vessel


Designed for iPad

    • 3.0 • 14 Ratings
    • $0.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Now supports push notifications through Pushover

Yachting Magazine: "probably the best dollar you've ever spent"

For more than a decade Anchor Watch has set the standard when it comes to guarding your boat and with over 40,000 users you know your boat is in safe hands.

"Anchor Watch" uses the GPS on your smartphone to monitor your boat's position. If the boat moves outside its limits, the program will alert you immediately. Not only on your device but on any device using your iCloud id.

No more sleepless nights, worrying whether your boat is dragging or not. Sleep sound knowing that a quick glance will assure you that all is ok. When you are onshore for dinner or a drink, you will receive an alert the moment your boat leaves the designated area. You can even track it in real-time.

The third generation of Anchor Watch has been rebuild from the ground up to provide the best user experience. It features sea maps navigation and nautical maps. It conserves bandwidth and still uses sophisticated GPS filtering, which avoids false alerts. You can also run it twice as long on the same battery.

Anchor Watch is meant to keep your boat safe, download now.

What’s New

Version 3.5.0

A Pushy Release

3.5 provides a localised tutorial to explain how the app works. A small bug fix and experimental integration with PushOver. Install their app and copy/paste the api key in the settings to get instant push notifications on all devices that have been registered with pushover.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

MIFKAP0751 ,

Not working on iPhone 12 pro

I have used this app for a couple of years now successfully. I just upgraded my phone to an iphone12 pro, and am unable to drop anchor anymore. The drop anchor icon is inoperable. Hope this gets addressed.

Captiva240 ,

Works Well For Me

I have not had any problem at all with the app. Simple, straight forward. Do be sure to have device plugged in when using overnight just in case phone dies. After my last anchor dragging episode I set three alarms! Thank God for TowBoatUS. Didn’t cost me a penny!

Steve&Brandy-The Sailing Rode ,

can't sleep without it

We use this anchor alarm about 30 nights a year on the hook. My girlfriend had trouble sleeping before we started using it. I tried a few others but like the user interface on this one. The add on maps are also nice. We run it on two phones for additional backup, and we have used the two phone setup to alert us if the boat moves while we are on shore.

App Privacy

The developer, lukassen, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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