I am a product design student studying at the University of Plymouth - I am currently on a project
to produce a product based around the America's Cup or sailing. I have decided to target people who sail for a hobby and create a watch which is purpose built for sailing and may even provide data on wind
direction and wind
speed. As you are a community of sailors I was hoping you could provide some feedback on my idea and whether you feel it would be useful or any flaws that could be solved
Any information on how whether you personally use watches to aid sailing or any other equipment
you feel could be improved would be appreciated.
I have already undertaken some research
and one of my interviewees thought the idea would be particularly handy when he's out on his boat due to the fact that the average sailor may not have a full crew and whilst doing other jobs around the boat he could quickly and easily check the wind direction and speed by looking at his watch instead of returning to the main dials.
Any feedback would be great.