The Simrad app, which debuted last summer, has been updated and now includes satellite view capability, weather overlay, track sharing, personalised notifications and a new anchor alert feature for premium users. The app is available on both the Apple Store for iOS and Google Play for Android and serves as the ideal companion to Simrad electronics on board any vessel.
‘These enhancements provide boaters with more information and a more complete navigational picture as they plot their routes,’ said James Methven, Global Head of Brand, Simrad Yachting. ‘We have also integrated the new anchoring alert safety feature and increased the ability to engage with other boaters around sharing and referrals.’
The anchor alert feature in particular is a real game-changer. When anchoring, premium users can set their location and receive push notifications if the boat drifts while they’re busy or sleeping on board. Using GPS data, a breach of the geofence results in the sounding of an alarm.
Full details can be found at www.simrad-yachting.com.