My Anchor Watch Pro

My Anchor Watch Pro


(4 stars)


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My Anchor Watch aims at being the best and most reliable Safety Tool of its kind for sailors and yachters. Low battery consumption was a high priority design requirement

My Anchor Watch is your personal Anchor Watch. It is easy to use, and will give you peace of mind while at anchor. One of the best apps for anchoring. For sail- and power-boats

It has more features than similar apps costing more than twice as much

Please note that GPS performance and accuracy is determined by your device's hardware, and not by this App. If you experience bad accuracy or many false Alarms, you should try to move the device to another place, e.g. on deck


New feature: Option to Set Anchor Position 'by Projection' after your boat has drifted to the end of the cable/chain

New feature: Optional ALARM SECTOR.
Can also be used as Tide/Wind Change Alarm

Set up an Alarm Sector to avoid other boats, rocks, shallow water, or simply to get a notification of a change of wind direction

My Anchor Watch makes sure that you are alerted if the anchor fails to hold, and starts dragging

When you are lying in your bunk at night, you can easily use My Anchor Watch to check that the boat is still where you expect it to be

The battery is conserved by having the app running in the background, and by letting the user optionally configure a slow (selectable) GPS Update Rate

After the Anchor has been set, you can close the User Interface screen, letting My Anchor Watch continue running in the background, saving power. After a while you will learn to interpret the various warning sounds, such as the GPS Status Warning signal

When your boat exceeds the Drift Limit ("Scope"), or enters the optional Alarm Sector - both set by you, an Alarm is activated

Access to the Internet or a Telephone Network is normally not required. If you want My Anchor Watch to send SMS Messages, however, you need access to the Telephone Network

(*) NOTE that reception of SMSs will NOT work on tablets without a SIM card, but Messages from this App can now be SENT by Email (if the device has access to Internet)

My Anchor Watch can also be used as an Emergency Navigator

Have it with you at all times, also when you are a guest on other yachts. For your own sake, and for the safety of your host and his crew. Help them to stop worrying about their anchor


- GPS Reception
- Display of Boat and Anchor Position
- Display of GPS Status and Accuracy
- Display of GPS Track History
- Display of User Settings
- A Graphical Swing View shows how your boat is swinging
- Alarm when boat exceeds set Drift Limit, comes into Alarm Sector, or at GPS failure
- Audible and/or Vibrator Alarm
- Optional selection of your own Audible Anchor Alarm sound/signal
- Optional Automatic Resetting of the Anchor Alarm
(when the Alarm Condions become false)
- Audible and Visual Warnings at non-fatal GPS issues
(such as poor accuracy and temporary unavailability)
- Optional sending of an SMS or Email message to another phone at various Alarm events
- Sending an SMS or Email Status Message (including the Boat Position, Alarm Status and all other Statuses and Settings) when an SMS is received from another phone - with the selected/settable Password
- Optional Sending of Status Messages at fixed Intervals
- All sounds and indications are configurable
- Configurable GPS Update Rates (can even be set to 0)
- Optional Manual Check of Drift at any time
- Configurable Position Formats
- Optional Shaking of phone available to Reset the Alarm
- Selectable Nautical Units
- Bearing Compass
- Optional False Alarm Filter
- All configuration settings are permanently saved
- All processing done in the Background
- Low Battery consumption
- Optional use as an Emergency Navigator

Note that for the Blackberry, there is another app with the same name, with which we are not affiliated. Please refer to

Tags: watch with anchor, my anchor watch pro, achor 5, my anchor watch, mini display boat anchors, absolute alarm sms, alarm consumption, anchor watch pro, anchor prow, safe anchoring position.

Recently changed in this version

3.2.7: Option to Keep Previous Track History when changing Anchor Position
3.2.5: Bug fix regarding Missing Texts on SwingView
3.2.3: Optional use of Saved Anchor Position
3.2.0: Option to send Status Messages at regular intervals
2.9.7: Alarm Filter
2.9.6: Option to Set Anchor by Projection
2.9.3: Alarm Sector

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Comments and ratings for My Anchor Watch Pro
  • (70 stars)

    by John MacLeod on 13/12/2013

    Minor screen glitch on my Nexis 7 was immediately resolved by developer. Good display of boat position and alarm limits.

  • (70 stars)

    by Philip Barlow on 13/08/2013

    Excellent app, which works very well. Take the time to read the help information and experiment a little. When set correctly it works great and gives the degree of comfort you need when in a concerning anchorage.

  • (70 stars)

    by Kevin Sherren on 27/07/2013

    Amazing job on this app. It is more so a tool and it actually works well! False alarm filters work good. Some new users may get frustrated trying to figure out the settings at first and think the app is broken but it truly works great!

  • (70 stars)

    by Max Hurd on 09/07/2013

    This app is awesome. I use it whenever I anchor overnight and I sleep right through the night because I know the app will let me know if the anchor starts dragging. Really easy to use after reading comprehensive the help menu.

  • (70 stars)

    by Ron James on 01/07/2013

    I've been using MAW Pro for about a month and am very happy with it. It's not magic though - you need to understand the technology, in particular, GPS is not perfect, and can give a fix with a pretty large inaccuracy. It's also important to set your anch

  • (70 stars)

    by Clint Lewis on 10/03/2013

    Have not tried it on my boat but initial impression is good. The author is obviously into the quality I gather after reading his help text. Would be a 5 if I could change the background color from green or after I use it in real life offshore.

  • (70 stars)

    by Mark Stronge on 05/02/2013

    I used this extensively last season as an anchor watch. Displays your anchor swing on a radar-like interface so you can immediately see if the boat is dragging. Setting the max. anchor drift is important so that a change of tide doesn't set the alarm off.