My Anchor Watch Free

My Anchor Watch Free

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My Anchor Watch aims at being the best and most reliable Safety Tool of its kind for sailors and yachters. A 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. For sail- and power-boats

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

IF YOU ARE ANCHORING AT E.G. 30 FT, USE AT LEAST 90 FT CHAIN, AND SET DRIFT LIMIT TO AT LEAST 140 FT

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 (also called Scope) or enters an Alarm Sector - set by you, an Alarm is activated

Access to the Internet or a Telephone Network is not required

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

See independent review:
http://sailing.about.com/od/SailingApps/a/Review-Of-My-Anchor-Watch-App-For-Android.htm

Features:

- GPS Reception
- Display of Boat Position and Anchor Position
- Display of GPS Status and Accuracy
- Display of User Settings
- A Graphical Swing View shows how your Boat is swinging
- Alarm when boat exceeds set Drift Limit or at GPS failure
- Audible/Vibrator Alarm
- Audible and Visual Warnings at non-fatal GPS issues
(such as poor accuracy and temporary unavailability)
- 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 to Reset the Alarm
- Selectable Nautical Units
- Bearing Compass
- Optional GPS Position Low Pass Filter
- Option to Save the Anchor Position
- All Processing done in the Background
- Low Battery consumption
- Optional use as an Emergency Navigator
- Optional Max Alarm Volume

PLEASE read the Help Text of the App carefully

Even though this is meant to be a trial version for My Anchor Watch Pro, it is a fully working app, with some of the functions from the full version being left out. It can be used for an unlimited period of time

Try it out for free - and keep it forever
What have you got to loose? Nothing!
What you may gain, is a higher level of safety on board.
If it were ony for the sake of the Emergency Navigator, everyone at sea should have one

What are YOUR plans for emergency navigation, when your chart plotter breaks down, and there is no access to the phone/Internet network? Well; Here is ONE solution, FREE of charge

My Anchor Watch Free has all the functions of the full version, EXCEPT for e.g. the following:

- Alarm Sector
- 'Projection' of Anchor Position
- False Alarm Filter
- Selection of your own Audible Alarm sound
- Automatic Resetting of the Anchor Alarm
- Sending SMS and/or Email messages at various events
- Sending of SMS/Email Status/Position Reports
- Display of GPS Track History

NOTE that sending and receiving SMSs will not work on tablets without SIM card

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

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Recently changed in this version

V 3.2.4: Fixed bug regarding Missing Texts On SwingView
V 3.2.3: Optional Forcing Alarm in Speaker
V 3.2.2: Optional use of Saved Anchor Position
V 3.1.8: Compass Damping
V 3.1.7: Configurable GPS Position Low Pass Filter
V 3.1.4: Optional Maximum Alarm Sound Volume
V 3.1.0: Bearing Compass
V 3.0.0: Audible Anchor Alarm
V 2.1.0: New Swing View

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Comments and ratings for My Anchor Watch Free
  • (66 stars)

    by Flora Lumagbas on 26/09/2013

    awesome app

  • (66 stars)

    by Recil Busano on 22/09/2013

    usefull

  • (66 stars)

    by Zhel Ybanez on 22/09/2013

    easy to use.

  • (66 stars)

    by Thomas Hill on 06/09/2013

    Easy to use

  • (66 stars)

    by Alejandro Lovera on 26/03/2013

    Very reliable and flexible app, extremely recommended. The best support you can get. Developer very open to suggestions and concerns from his users.

  • (66 stars)

    by A Google User on 15/10/2012

    Great app, which I have tried and now will buy full version. Please add an anchor position adjustment, as initial anchor drag setting needs to be allowed for

  • (66 stars)

    by Eyal on 23/09/2012

    BEWARE, this app does not make any sounds when the anchor alarm is triggered and is a hoax to get you to pay the developer money for a non-free app. Complete BS. Find a free app instead! Why pay money to this guy for something so simple you can get for f