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Old 16-03-2018, 07:13   #1
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Furuno DRS4W Wireless IOS (Apple App) Radar

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I'm looking to upgrade my radar system and came across the Furuno stand alone radar that's wifi to an Apple Device App. Does anyone have any experience with this system? It is very appealing to me for it's simplicity but is it to good to be true?

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Re: Furuno DRS4W Wireless IOS (Apple App) Radar

It's an interesting idea.
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Re: Furuno DRS4W Wireless IOS (Apple App) Radar

Giving this a bump, they have been on the market for a couple of years now. Any positive or negative experiences?
http://www.furuno.com/special/en/wireless/radar/
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Re: Furuno DRS4W Wireless IOS (Apple App) Radar

Hey Ken,

We installed one of these on our Chris Craft about a year ago. Worked well for us. Performance was about like any other radar unit we had used.

Leaving the iPad screen on uses a lot of battery power so we left it connected to the charger all the time. Some people have complained about the screen on an iPad not being bright enough to see well in the sunlight. We always used it in the shade of a hardtop so it wasn't really a problem.

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Hi John, thanks for the feedback, do you feel your decision to buy this unit was good, would you do it again now that you have used it and have experience with it?

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Hi John, thanks for the feedback, do you feel your decision to buy this unit was good, would you do it again now that you have used it and have experience with it?

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Yeah, I'd buy it again. I'd like to see them come out with a Doppler version because it provides more feedback for moving targets. That would be even better. But it's a good radar unit at a very reasonable price.
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Great John, thanks.
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