7 אוקטובר 2021 | גרסה 4.6.0
Nice app, would be 5 star if the wind speed and angle are easily set (use buttons!) and isaff fixed time is added to the race countdown
7 אוקטובר 2021, NicholasFinch
Thanks for the feedback Luca, - Can you please PM me with what you would like exactly? The wind angle which is important to be accurate - is currently set easily with one hand by pointing the arrow into the wind and clicking a button? The approximate wind strength which is not for anything other than your records after the session, is set by rotating slightly and clicking a button. - 2 button presses total. The only alternative I can think of is for a selection for wind strength that would require you to scroll up or down to select individual digits, which would probably be 10 button presses ? I think for wind direction, the arrow is the most accurate indicator of wind on the ground that is possible - so it really needs to stay as is. Potentially I can add an option for users to select rotate wind speed or manual entry . What is isaff time? Currently local watch time is displayed under the race countdown.
26 ספטמבר 2021 | גרסה 4.6.0
1. Can we expect in the future to be able to import waypoints and routes to the watch with a PC, It is time consuming as it is?
2. I agree that it is very difficult to set wind speed as it is today. Otherwise thanks for the cool app.
27 ספטמבר 2021, NicholasFinch
You already can use a PC or a mobile phone if you use the Garmin Connect App or the Garmin Express app - but the waypoints must be input through the settings in my app. From Garmin express you can only create waypoints on the pc, but once the waypoints are entered the routes are very fast to create on the watch. In Garmin express, connect your watch to the PC, click on Apps, Sail Racer, Settings and enter waypoints from here. If you want to add more than 20 waypoints, de-select " overwrite watch waypoints" and that way you can add up to 20 click save, click "sync" your watch and then add another 20. The limit to the number of waypoints is dictated by the memory size of your watch. It may only become an issue if you are using a non pro, non x, non map, non music watch. Also - Only English is supported. French in particular will not work using the watch app or through the phone since they do not allow . in the decimal place / period.
21 ספטמבר 2021 | גרסה 4.5.0
Is it possible to have the app show VMC towards a waypoint?
23 ספטמבר 2021, NicholasFinch
Hello, thanks for the review..... It already does show you VMG to the mark if you are on the waypoint navigation page. If you are on the wind page it shows you VMG into wind. I've got an aviation background so I don't use the VMC terminology. VMG is velocity made good to wherever you want to go( wind or a waypoint ).
19 אוגוסט 2021 | גרסה 4.4.0
I’ve installed and tried most of the other sailing apps that I can find but this is my favorite. I use the race countdown feature, I love the vibrating as it gets under 10 seconds…. While racing (or practicing a race) I will primary look at the VMG value, but I don’t rely on it as gospel since I’m mainly on a gusty lake where shadows disrupt the direction constantly. When I log practice races it’s a great way to compare my speed against distance. The other day when tooling around in open water I was just using the compass. My only complaint is that setting the wind speed is a pain. Tough to set and tough to really say… when the wind is 6 - 16 what do I put in anyway? I don’t edit the wind once set because I’m in a dinghy with no free hands.
21 אוגוסט 2021, NicholasFinch
Thanks rob, the wind strength is purely for your summary records after the session. Im looking at adding some more useful internet post race analysis... later when I get the website running.
1 אוגוסט 2021 | גרסה 4.2.1
Nice and feature rich app! Is it possible to add a tack to layline suggestion? Sailware has a really nice one implemented if you need any inspiration!
1 אוגוסט 2021, NicholasFinch
Hi Fenix, If you are using a non-pro or non-X version fenix, then the app at present is running at maximum and cannot physically have any more features added. It will already give you tack and gybe layline suggestions ( is that what you mean? ) with the non pro and non x versions the angle is automatically calculated based on your best recorded tack or gybe of the session.
26 יולי 2021 | גרסה 4.0.0
hello, how to access the polar speedy log?
27 יולי 2021, NicholasFinch
Hi, if your watch supports the polar log then go into the main menu and select POLAR LOG. Follow the instructions, for now - You need to plug watch into a PC, create a text file and copy it into the watch, then the watch will capture the data in a text file for you to get after the session. There is a plan in the works to make this automatic, so you visit a website after your session, but this is still in development. The instructions are in the last 5 minutes of the video on the App Info page" Sail Racer User Guide". If your watch has no menu for Polar Data, unfortunately it does not have enough memory to perform the calculations
30 מאי 2021 | גרסה 3.3.1
This app is a must for any kitefoiler. It's absolutely perfect! It has everything I need. Love the VMG relative to wind. Love the speed focused screens.
I didn't know how well it worked before I bought a Garmin watch but decided to buy one to give it a try. I definitely don't regret the decision.
Only things I would add are double vibration feedback when I go above a preset speed and a different type of vibration feedback when I beat my session top speed. That way I can tell I hit the speed I've been wanting to hit without looking at the watch while going 34 knots and subsequently crashing into the water lol
Also average speed last 15 seconds and last 30 seconds would be awesome! Average VMG for same time periods would be nice too. And having them reset when big angle changes happen; like when switching from going upwind to downwind or vice versa
To summarize, knowing how good this app is, I wouldn't hesitate to spend the money to buy a Fenix 6 just to use this app. This app should definitely not be free.
31 מאי 2021, NicholasFinch
Good ideas....... on the top speed beaten... it's going to be annoying at the beginning of the session and going off for a while as you keep overwriting the top speed ??...... Would probably need a 3-4 second vibrate because it will be occurring randomly and rider might not be ready for it.. I might see if I can add it in the main menu as an option to turn on or off - default will be off. and I can probably put a filter in there so you could disable it below X speed
17 מאי 2021 | גרסה 3.3.1
Great app! I use it mostly on 26 and 40 ft racing boats.
1. back button exits app without prompting exit menu; menu would be helpful.
2. Wind speed: I would prefer to set wind speed with up/down button instead of rotate; it’s too sensitive. Point into Wind is perfect the way it is.
3. Race countdown; would be nice to be able to enter the minutes instead of presets or have both.
4. Map: would be great to have the option to view a map while using the app.
Again, excellent app.
18 מאי 2021, NicholasFinch
Thanks for the review.
1. Is fixed in the next version(3.3.2), I'm waiting to finish one more modification before I roll it out.
2. I need to have a think about this one, It's probably a 1 or the other type deal.
3. I'm not sure about this one but will have a look into it.
15 מאי 2021 | גרסה 3.3.1
great app for sailors (windsurf, kite & sailboat for me). Start counter includes time and distance (great !). A great addition for yacht racing would be Laylines management (all data is there). With the same simple logic as for WayPoints screens... Feel free to let me know if any help needed (calculation, features...). Many thanks !
16 מאי 2021, NicholasFinch
Thanks....... You need to send me more info about the laylines thing, I'm not sure what info exactly your after
2 אפריל 2021 | גרסה 3.3.1
Very well-created application. The creator must be a good kitesurfer and Computer Engineer
2 אפריל 2021, NicholasFinch
Thanks..... but it is amazing what you can teach yourself from home using internet guides :)
13 מרץ 2021 | גרסה 3.3.1
bonjour, l'application fonctionne bien et répond aux besoins. Mais l'enregistrement s'interrompt régulièrement, je suppose à cause de ma combinaison qui vient au contact de l'écran de ma montre.
Comment peut on remédier à ce problème et bloquer l'écran pour éviter des arrêts intempestifs ?
14 מרץ 2021, NicholasFinch
Hi, This problem is faced by all people sailing with a touch screen watch. I believe you can disable the touch screen in your watch settings somehow ?
That is my only advice.
5 מרץ 2021 | גרסה 3.3.1
Great app that does almost everything I’ve been wanting. The ability to change ‘VMG into the wind’ to ‘VMG towards a waypoint’ (VMC) would be a helpful feature for those who sail in a constantly changing breeze like me :)
6 מרץ 2021, NicholasFinch
No worries - if you flick between the main screen ( wind ) , and the NAV screen ( waypoint selected ), you will do just that - change from VMG into wind, to VMG towards the waypoint
27 פברואר 2021 | גרסה 3.3.1
Excellent app, I use it for every windsurf session now! For the speed racers out there, would it be possible to also display the max speed over the last leg on top of max overall speed and current speed? Sorry if it’s already there I couldn’t find it.
15 פברואר 2021 | גרסה 3.3.1
Works like a breeze. Clean app that does what it promises to do.
16 ינואר 2021 | גרסה 3.3.1
Best app ever for Kite racing..
Thanks... Love it
13 אוקטובר 2020 | גרסה 3.2.2
It's a great app and easy to use. To me the best app for sailors. Very usefull.
I even used the polar log function. It took a little time to find out but Nicholas just helps you quick with useful instructions. Name the file something like ED0B3289 (de name of the app on your watch without '.txt') and you're all set. Thanx Nicholas!
9 אוקטובר 2020 | גרסה 3.2.2
Is it possible to use the countdown timer without pinging the start line? Sometimes it's just not doable in a foiling vehicle.
24 דצמבר 2020, NicholasFinch
Fixed - Version 3.3, click back button if on the screen that says set start A and it will skip direct to the race countdown Hack
4 אוקטובר 2020 | גרסה 3.2.2
Love it. Using it to track and run my beachcat. Recorded nicely, but my Garmin GPS on my watch (Fenix 5S Plus) doesn't seem to quite jibe with Google earth on the after plots. Elsewhere, Nicholas seems to have built something of a full fledged tactical sail/racing app into a Garmin quite effectively. Love it! Thanks a ton. ChuckC
18 ספטמבר 2020 | גרסה 3.1.0
Excellent app, This should be native app on every Garmin watch.
20 ספטמבר 2020, NicholasFinch
Giovannangelo De Angelis
28 אוגוסט 2020 | גרסה 2.6.1
Now the best sail, kite and windsurf app
29 פברואר 2020 | גרסה 2.4.0
Outstanding for sailors, much appreciated.
5 מרץ 2020, NicholasFinch
Thanks, - as always, if you have any suggestions pass them too me.
Next on my agenda, is to enable a polar plot on the watch face, that will appear at the end of the session as you exit.
26 פברואר 2020 | גרסה 2.4.0
Fantastic functionality, great support from developer - the most useful app for sail racing on a Garmin watch
26 ינואר 2020 | גרסה 1.2.0
I would not have purchased a Quatix 5, if I had not learned about this app!
The app is proving to be very versatile and intuitive. It is a useful tool for quick assessment of boat position relative to marks/waypoints. Helps to determine position relative to laylines and whether one is on the favored tack or gybe relative to the waypoint. Updates seem to be coming fast and furious.
27 ינואר 2020, NicholasFinch
Thanks - Checkout version 1.3, it has the beeps added.
23 ינואר 2020 | גרסה 1.1.0
Great app and super support from developer!