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Sail Race

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Sailing activity for boaters who want to view and track sailing data using only their GPS smartwatch.</p><p></p><p>Select Cruise mode to view Tack Assist page and two configurable datafields pages, which include Speed, Course, Distance, and Lap data.</p><p></p><p>Select Race mode adds a fourth page with Race Timer and Distance to Line.</p><p></p><p>Use UP/DOWN to scroll between pages, press START to access current page menu. The LAP button increments the lap counter. Hold the UP button for main menu to change between Cruise/Race mode, access the Settings menu, or exit the Sail app.</p>

What’s New

Add Traditional Chinese language support.

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • GPS location
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Average Rating: (60 Ratings)

March 24, 2017 | Version 1.2

I've only played with this so far while travelling in a car but its a nice concept. it would be good to have an optional map/track plot. Strangely since updating this app today it is now called "Sail Race" on my F3HR, but it still has a cruise mode. I plan on using this for kiteboarding and can see a lot of potential for plotting tacks to maximize upwind travel.

January 23, 2017 | Version 1.1-upd1

On my fenix3 once launched the App can't be stopped! Please fix this bug.

Felix Mak
December 24, 2016 | Version 1.1-upd1

Garmin, why this app is not like other apps you developed e.g Walk, Run, Bike, etc, can be selected under "Navigation" functions of Fenix 3. There's waypoints and route/course stored in the device. Now I have to use "Row" as activity instead. I am not sure whether it's because you try to protect the Quatix 3 product line or what. But really frustrating.

Eduardo Wainstein
December 9, 2016 | Version 1.1-upd1

the app work good in my quatix 3, but I don t understand, what to say LIFT, pleasse if samebody can to explicate to me? thanks.

October 29, 2016 | Version 1.1-upd

As the other reviewers state, the main app driving this "sailing" watch should be the Sail app. It is so underwhelming. The IQReceiver App offered the chance to transfer waypoints but is only available on android and is by a nonfunded developer. It looks like this is what is causing the IQ screen error because it won't allow real time data collection at the same time. I have turned it off to see if it stops the error. However, Garmin are at risk of having to refund a lot of Quatix 3's as they are very expensive and not yet fit for purpose. Get moving Garmin. The clock is ticking!

September 19, 2016 | Version 1.1-upd

At first it worked fine. Now the IQ is messing up this app. With the error. Please fix the d problem.

September 11, 2016 | Version 1.1-upd

I bought quatix 3 because of its sailing apps. Unfortunately the sail app doesn't work. At all. It keeps crashing although I have the latest updates. I am usually doing match racing and that's why I bought it as soon as I read the sail app capabilities. For me it's worthless if I can't use the sail apps in a 600 euro sailing watch...

September 5, 2016 | Version 1.1-upd

Ok now i am confused. I bought the Quatix 3 for its marine biassed functionality. However within the Sail/cruising app there is no option to set and track a gps destination (along with logging other useful parameters) i find myself having to use the bike app with wrong units for marine application. Why no marine specific nav function on a marine watch??? Crazy!! Or have I missed something??

Evero Niccolini
September 4, 2016 | Version 1.1-upd

Un passo indietro rispetto alle funzionalità che aveva il germinazione quatix 1. I motivi sono spiegati bene in recensioni precedenti a questa. PERFAVORE IMPLEMENTARE AL PIU PRESTO!!!!

Antonio Cañones
September 4, 2016 | Version 1.1-upd

This application promises a lot of things, but is a fact that crashes for multiple sides, even it is impossible to exit the app without shutting down the fenix 3 HR. Being Garmin who signs the app, that should work better, much better. Please, update properly

Andy Rodwell
August 24, 2016 | Version 1.1

I really want this to work and it more or less does. However, it crashes ever time I attempt to change the race timer from the preset 5mins. Please look into and update. Thanks.

hoschipups 🇦🇹
August 17, 2016 | Version 1.0.3-upd

This app is probably a good starting-point to serve the sailing community amongst quatix 3 users, but it is far away from the functionalities originally known from the first quatix. e.g.: STARTING-PHASE: there is just ONE way to enter a start-line: on the spot by manually marking both the start-boat and the corresponding buoy! So you HAVE to drive along the start-line before you are able to use that app at all. if you compare that weak functionality with the one from previously known app you will be surprised. you could use manually entered waypoints, waypoint projections etc. to define a start-line. Hope Garmin will find it's way back to the point where it already had been... DURING a race: there is NO possibility to use this app to navigate towards a buoy defining the race course. There is just the tacking-assistant (whoever knows what-for) and datafields for race-timer, total distance, etc. which can be configured within their settings. there is no possibility to define wapoints (buoys) or a finish-line. the start-line is the only element with coordinates in that app. NO chart display. NO heart-rate monitoring. Good thing is, it works with LiveTrack. In other words: it is not really bad, but definitely NOT ok. But is almost ridiculous to try to sell a special wearable (quatix 3) with this app as a killer-argument. So please Garmin: IMPROVE! FAST!

Fredrik Nordström
July 16, 2016 | Version 1.0.3-upd

Got the IQ! error on my quatix 3. Whats that? Works one out of ten times or so.

Denver Kruger
July 5, 2016 | Version 1.0.3-upd

It have a problem closing the app. It would also be great for it to allow and record heart rate data.

Peter Nygren
June 20, 2016 | Version 1.0.3-upd

Works perfect on my Fenix 3. I haven't tested all features yet but everything works perfect so far...

June 7, 2016 | Version 1.0.3-upd

Not compatible with my Fenix3, IQ! error.

June 5, 2016 | Version 1.0.3-upd

There are some problems in ending this app. It is unknown which unit is used for distance - nautical miles necessary. For a sailing app it would be more helpful to have an easy man over board function than a tacking assistant which is impossible to leave. A nautical field would be desired at least to give an indication of deviation of a desired course and the distance in relation to waypoint.

Javier Campillo
June 5, 2016 | Version 1.0.3-upd

Doesn't even start on my fenix 3. I get an IQ! error.

June 4, 2016 | Version 1.0.3-upd

Does not allow to set data fields like any other app. And for being a sailing app cannot believe does not show a map! Expected A LOT more, especially now with Quatix 3. Will probably choose Running option for sailing as it gives me greater flexibility.

May 31, 2016 | Version 1.0.3-upd

not working at all. displaying "IQ!"

Edwin Walhout
May 28, 2016 | Version 1.0.3-upd

Does not start on Fenix 3

May 27, 2016 | Version 1.0.3-upd

Help Garmin, app keeps crashing with IQ! error, reset watch once already but no joy. Would be a great app if it worked!

May 22, 2016 | Version 1.0.3-upd

It doesn't even start on my Fenix 3. I get an IQ error.

Javier Campillo
April 18, 2016 | Version 1.0.3

It doesn't even start on my Fenix 3. I get an IQ error.

Erik Børresen
April 15, 2016 | Version 1.0.3

It seems to use compass course instead of gps to calculate lift. This doesn't work as we move around in the boat. I cannot figure out the data field. Speed in knots would be good. I would aslo like if it records HR.

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