James R Holroyd
3 de marzo de 2020 | Versión 1.9
Cannot use waypoints for startling. Sometimes it is not possible to ping startline. People who wrote this do not understand yacht racing.
27 de diciembre de 2019 | Versión 1.9
I agree with the other comments. An awful piece of software. Just cannot understand what the thinking behind some of the functions. For example why after count down does the watch not start recording race time? Also how do you stop the App once the race is finished ?
3 de noviembre de 2019 | Versión 1.9
At least add more than two data fields!
Michael J Gourlay
11 de agosto de 2019 | Versión 1.7
Bizarre and inscrutable user interface, which has button behaviors that do not match the pattern established by other Activity apps. Super disappointing given that Garmin does well on other activities
26 de julio de 2019 | Versión 1.7
For simple cruising functions, I have had no problems like the racers. I do take exception to the method of stopping and activity. Instead of using Start/Stop button, one must use the Up button to enter the app settings and then end the activity. Makes no sense. all other apps use the same button and this is difficult to actually perform when you are, maybe, trying to pick up a mooring or docking or anything requiring control of the boat.
27 de junio de 2019 | Versión 1.7
App is full of bugs and mainly it records HR and tracking but there is no calorie output- always on 0!
16 de junio de 2019 | Versión 1.7
system down for my fenix 3
12 de junio de 2019 | Versión 1.7
Chi ha fatto questa app non sa cosa serve in regata.
Copiate il funzionamento del velocitek e non discostatevi dalle 5 funzionalità.
24 de mayo de 2019 | Versión 1.7
Not usable and unable to exit once launched without reboot. Why bother having such a poorly written app?
8 de mayo de 2019 | Versión 1.7
No way to clock the app.
The sync moves to 4 min or 1 min but stops the count dow
16 de abril de 2019 | Versión 1.7
Not only is this extremely clunky, there doesn't appear to be a way out of the program without a reboot.
11 de abril de 2019 | Versión 1.7
Absolutly agree with the most of reviewers. The only useful option of this watches - MOB button. SailRace mode is awful. As I see, here in reviews are all problems and advices what do the sailors need, but Garmin ignoring it for a long time.
Quatix 5 is positioned as a special tool for boating and sailing. I don't need golf in it, I don't need laps, I don't need a lot of multisport features. Give me big size start-timer, give me star-line from starboard to port, give me current boat-speed and timer. And do it in very very very simple form.
My smartphone can do it with the 10 dollars dry-pack
Guys from Garmin, is there anyone who realy sailing and racing in your company?
If I would have a little more brain and read all of this reviews before, I'll never buy Garmin products, because this brand ignoring their customers
15 de marzo de 2019 | Versión 1.7
For a watch that is, by its very name touted as being for sailors, this is a poor effort. Setting a start sequence of more or less than 5 minu/tes is not possible.. likewise it is useless for multi-/race regattas, as the effort to shut the app then restart it is far from intuitive and in the midst of handling a dinghy in a breeze, simply too hard. Given that these types of functions are the basics that most competitive sailors need and which are widely available on almost every cheap start watch on the market, this device is an overpriced, poor attempt, likely programmed by someone who doesn’t race..
5 de marzo de 2019 | Versión 1.7
Have spent the last 5 months (October 2018 - March 2019) working with product support and their engineering team trying to get this to work properly on the latest Quatix 5 Sapphire. Provided log files, photos, videos - It just doesn't work.
After setting the startline (as other have noted - backwards - port then starboard), I kick off the 5 min timer. Distance to line shows up, but the burn time shows as dashes. On some rare occasions, that burn time changes to a time, There's no rhyme nor reason to that though. After the 5 minutes are up, watch does switch over correctly into race mode.
According to the engineering department, the criteria is that you must have a COG of more than 0.1 (they haven't quite decided which units, but whether Kms, Knots or MPH, that's pretty slow) and that your VMG to the line must be greater than 0. Let that sink in for a moment - according to them, if you turn away from the line (because maybe you actually get a burn time and need to head away so you don't cross) - you won't get a burn time.
So I'm really not sure how you can advertise this as a feature of the watch. It will never be useful for a racing sailor if that's the criteria. And that's without getting into how the line has to be set wrong, you can't navigate towards buoys or anything like that.
9 de enero de 2019 | Versión 1.7
Impossible to remove once installed
12 de noviembre de 2018 | Versión 1.6
inaccurate and very un-friendly to use
i purchased the quatix5 for sail racing, but with this app it's useless
tried to contact the developer, with no response
6 de noviembre de 2018 | Versión 1.6
If we consider the cost of the Quatix 5 and the mission of this watch....the vote in ZERO.
THe apple watch with a 4 euros app is 10 times better than this.
30 de septiembre de 2018 | Versión 1.6
Bigger numbers and Instructions Manual plus an easier way to begin a new procedure will help a lot!!
28 de agosto de 2018 | Versión 1.6
Why I can't set current speed? I see only max.
And you must do it any Instructions to know how to use this app.
9 de agosto de 2018 | Versión 1.5-upd6
Things to make it better:
Starting line. Why pin first?. it would be perfect if you can choose what point of the starting line you are introducing.
Waypoint of the upwind objective by polars. introducing the distance an course to it. Then the app can show distance to the lay line because you have the tacking angle.
Other waypoints, some regattas are not always upwind and downwind.
Map with the track.
16 de julio de 2018 | Versión 1.5-upd6
Just too difficult to use. i couldn't find an easy way of coming out of the app, Awful app.
Garmin should really be doing better than this. i'm swapping to Suunto, their software is miles better.
20 de mayo de 2018 | Versión 1.5-upd4
First of all fix the port-starborard order to setting the line.
Second one, it would be intresting when you donload the track that the line will be drawn on it.
And I agree with one comment that it would be fine no to have to go out of the app to start another race.
10 de mayo de 2018 | Versión 1.5-upd4
Good app - but why ping the start line from the pin end first? Good in theory but this wasnt developed by a racing sailor clearly.
If you ping the boat end first, and *then* the pin, you can run the line on starboard tack which makes life easier in the prestarts.
If you must, it would be good to store the marks and then flip them around if they are entered in the other way around.
16 de abril de 2018 | Versión 1.5-upd4
Seems to work ok. Would be nice to have beeps on the start timer. Throughout the numbers are too small. It isn't possible to just start a new race which is odd, need to exit to start another race. Would like to be able to see a track of the race. Would be nice if we could put current in.
Martin Van Rey
15 de abril de 2018 | Versión 1.5-upd4
please a manual that explains how to use. I did not even know how to get out of the app.