Description

BoatSpeed uses your device's GPS to display current speed, location, and course.

• Knotmeter
BoatSpeed includes a Knotmeter to monitor your speed throughout your voyage. The speed reported by your device's GPS is shown on the gauge. For the best results, use BoatSpeed outside with a clear view of the sky.

• Bearing Compass
BoatSpeed features a bearing compass to help you stay on course. As you move, the deviation from your bearing will be shown in red. Use the speed and compass buttons to quickly switch modes.

• Average Speed and Speed Chart
BoatSpeed also displays your average speed and charts your speed throughout your voyage.

Apple Watch
• BoatSpeed is ready for Apple Watch Series 5. Your current heading is now shown on your watch in addition to your current, max, and average speed. Swipe left on the current heading to switch between current heading and location.

Automatic Night Mode
• BoatSpeed can automatically switch themes based on your iPhone's settings.

Features:
• Speed gauge to show current and max speed
• Current heading
• Apple Watch app for quick access to speed, heading, and location
• Night mode

What’s New

Version 1.6.1

BoatSpeed 1.6 includes:

Apple Watch
• BoatSpeed is ready for Apple Watch Series 5. Your current heading is now shown on your watch in addition to your current, max, and average speed. Swipe left on the current heading to switch between current heading and location.

Automatic Night Mode
• BoatSpeed can now automatically switch themes based on your iPhone's settings.

BoatSpeed 1.5 includes:

Bearing Compass
• BoatSpeed now features a bearing compass. Tap the compass button in the bottom right of the screen to check it out. Tap anywhere on the compass to set your bearing. As you move, the deviation from your bearing will be shown in red. Tap the compass again to clear the bearing. Use the speed and compass buttons to quickly switch modes.

Speed Chart
• BoatSpeed now charts your speed to show the flow of your voyage. Swipe to the right on the location and heading section to show the chart. You can pause the chart and scroll back through your history using the pause button.

Average Speed
• BoatSpeed now displays your average speed. Swipe to the right on the location and heading section to check it out. The average is reset with the reset button in the top right corner.

Bug Fixes and Improvements
• Every release of BoatSpeed comes with a bunch of bug fixes and performance and accuracy improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

Ajax.Crabanduhl ,

Boat Speed

Just moved from Droid to iPhone and discovered that useful app (SailDroid) on previous device was probably named for the platform it runs on .. imagine my disappointment when I discovered that it isn’t available for the iPhone!
So I searched the App Store and selected this “turkey” .. So, now you’re asking why I have described it as a turkey .. so I’ll ask you, how would you characterize an App that displays a varying velocity from 0-2.6 knots while you are sitting stationary on your couch. If I can’t rely on it sitting stationary on shore how can I trust it bobbing out on the ocean blue.
I’m going to contact the AppStore and ask for my money back!

Developer Response ,

I’m very sorry your having trouble viewing a consistent speed in the app. BoatSpeed relies on your iPhone’s GPS chip to show your current speed. When you are indoors on on a couch, your iPhone cannot maintain a good GPS signal and could show a fluctuation in speed even when you are not moving. The speed shown is the app is shown exactly as it is detected by your iPhone.

Please know I test and use the app regularly on my boat and in my car and find it to be incredibly accurate when moving consistently.

Before requesting a refund I ask you to please try using the app when you are outdoors and moving and let me know if you continue to have trouble. I can always be reached by email at boatspeedapp@gmail.com.

BigHim ,

Not that great

For the price, this app doesn’t deliver. It gives you three simple read outs – boat speed, compass heading, and lat./long. data all available for free on multiple other instruments. Plus the compass is not a rose, it’s just a digital heading read out.

Developer Response ,

Hi, Thank you for sharing your honest review of the app. I just released a big update for the app that addresses many of your concerns. The update adds a bearing compass, speed chart, the ability to monitor average speed, and a bunch of performance improvements. Please feel free to send me an email at boatspeedapp@gmail.com if you have any other suggestions for the app. -Mike

muddyrock ,

Disappointed

Hasn’t registered speeds under 2.3 mph and then it’s very inconsistent. When trolling, speeds often need to be under 2 mph so for that purpose this app has proven itself useless

Developer Response ,

Hi, I'm sorry you were disappointed with BoatSpeed. The app relies on the data provided by your iPhone's built in GPS to show your current location and speed. Unfortunately when moving under 3 mph or when you have a weak GPS signal the iPhone can report inconsistent information. The majority of our users find that when moving consistently and with a clear view of the sky the app reports accurate and useful information. Please send me an email at boatspeedapp@gmail.com so I can assist you further or provide you with more info on requesting a refund from the App Store. -Mike

Information

Seller
Michael Mahon
Size
43.7 MB
Category
Navigation
Compatibility

Requires iOS 10.3 and watchOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
$4.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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