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raceQs sailing tactics racing watch

Description

This app assists you with the two fundamental questions of sailboat racing: "When to tack?" and "Which heading to steer?" plus an intuitive, accurate and customised countdown timer.</p><p>We have distilled years of high-level yacht racing experience, software development and on-water testing to create a set of algorithms that analyse your boat's track and presents the results in a clear and intuitive user experience on your wrist. </p>

What’s New

Beta 3.8.10 Sept 10 2020</p><p>Display VMG(Course) along with Distance and Time to lay line (DTLL/TTLL) when downwind. Note that since we don't have access to the true wind speed and direction, we are unable to display VMG to wind, but consider VMG to the next mark could be a useful guide TWA selection when navigating to a downwind mark. </p><p>Indicate Groove status by displaying the speed and heading chevrons in grey until a Groove is detected.</p>

Additional Information

Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • Record additional information into activity files
  • Saved information such as courses, routes, waypoints, tracks or workouts
  • GPS location
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Average Rating: (12 Ratings)

José De Oliva Rubio
June 26, 2020 | Version Beta 3.8.7

Absolutely no way to make it work with fenix 6x zafiro. A couple of versions ago it hang the watch completely at 5 or 10 minutes of racing. The new version keeps in the "login" screen and never goes beyond. The most disspointing and annoying app ever. I suggest everyone really needing one siling race/cruise app to try "... another sailing app". At least you don't end up all angry.

Developer Reply
June 26, 2020, RaceQs

Sorry to hear of your disappointment. Yes. it's true, we have released versions that have been unreliable, but we have worked hard to overcome the issues as quickly as possible. There are quite a lot of pretty happy people using the app. Your current problem with login is an issue with your watch not connecting to your phone - the bluetooth connection often fails to operate, especially with iPhones. Please restart your watch and restart Garmin Connect on your phone and the login should proceed. If it continues to fail, please contest us through the "Contact Developer" option on this page.

Fernando Belo
June 25, 2020 | Version Beta 3.8.7

When I use the app in my watch, I get the message 'Please Login', can someone tell me how to do it ?

Developer Reply
June 25, 2020, RaceQs

Like it says in the App Info Description: It's all explained in the Training Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18rkZimSw7FP80v3enyiOmygA3bbJnuunqxulLiC8t2Y/edit?ts=59671391

Bob Graves
June 15, 2020 | Version Beta 3.8.6

I've been using the RaceQ app on my phone for a couple of years primarily in Flying Scot regattas. I currently have the Garmin Quatix watch and downloaded the RaceQ app. It's great. It's fun to use and definitely provides good usable info during a race. Please keep the app current. Thanks

Veljko Roškar
June 23, 2019 | Version Beta 3.2.0

Sorry, just saw that you responded. Try groups.io

Veljko Roškar
May 23, 2019 | Version Beta 3.1.8

Great app but minus a star for telling us to follow development on their Facebook page. It’s 2019 and there are a myriad of better places to discuss this app rather than Facebook

Developer Reply
May 23, 2019, RaceQs

Yes, I agree FB is not ideal for discussing a watch app, but it has been around for a while and will probably survive the current spate of criticism. However, we're always open to suggestions, what would you suggest?

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