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An intuitive, easy to use tactical mobile application for sailors by sailors. Built and optimized for iPhone and Apple Watch. Maximum feedback with minimal user input. Easy to use interfaces with highly visible displays.
Distance to line, tactical pre-start data, and a race dial that tracks wind shifts and headers! We are happy to announce that all these features are also available on the Apple Watch.
At tack X, our mission is simple. First, we provide sailors clear and concise data in all conditions. Second, we foster the improvement of sailing skills and a lifetime of learning through technology.
Not only do we write and test the software for our customers, we use it too. Every member of our team uses tack X. Our continuous field testing process means a better experience for you.
Not a racing sailor? Not a problem there are features for you too! Use the nav display for position and course information. Use the "line manager" to calculate distances and times to coordinates. And more!
Features for all devices:
- Easily readable user interfaces with large, clear fonts optimized for viewing in bright sunlight even with polarized lenses
- Time your start to a tenth of a second
- Track your distance to the start line
- Pre-start course guidance and tactics
- Track wind shift lifts and headers
- Line length, seconds to run line, seconds to line
- Map view
- Manual boat and pin input
- Signal K for NMEA integration
- Apple Health App integration - add to your daily exercise goal while you sail
- Night Mode
- And much more
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Available at the developer & support URL. Before leaving a review - please contact us at the support link - we are here to help!
We are constantly improving tack X. We have many features planned for upcoming releases. If you have a feature you want to see let us know!
*Note that this app uses your location in the background. Using location background mode may dramatically decrease battery life.
The interface has been fully redesigned. The Apple Watch can be used independently of the phone. Performance and battery life improvements have been made. Richer integration with HealthKit allows you to treat your sailing as a workout. Swipe left or right interfaces allow easy navigation of features in a logical order.
Ratings and Reviews
Does not work with Apple Watch 6 OS 7.5
I had high hopes for this App. It installed fine. The iPhone app is nice but I was looking for a regatta watch. The iPhone isn’t practical for a small boat. Wish this would work with my Apple Watch… sent an email to support. Waiting for a response.
Getting ready for a regatta, and was psyched to try this thing out. It installed fine on my phone but won’t even appear to allow me to install it on my Apple Watch 4. Don’t think it has been updated for the new watch but it is not disclosed anywhere. Gonna ask for my money back.
Developer Response ,
Ben - we are sorry you are having trouble. This application works fine on all version of the Apple Watch. A possible reason it did not install is if the iOS and watchOS versions were out of sync between your phone and watch. There are other ways to troubleshoot this. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Facebook page for support.
Doesn’t keep accurate time for starts or elapsed
The watch app loses 20 seconds in 5 minutes. Great if you want to be late for every start and mystified why they aren’t calling OCS on everyone else. iPhone version seems ok.
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
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- Paul Wash
- 17 MB
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2022 Tack X
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.