I recently bought one at a local boat show
and installed it yesterday. Initial impressions are very positive. Easy to install, nice app for the iPhone
(they also have Android) and great phone
support. It's a small family
business and they seem to have a great product.
I can sit in my living-room and can view boat position and position tracking history
overlaid on a map, battery
voltage, ambient temperature, bilge pump history
counter for two bilge
pumps, and sensor status (you can buy optional sensors and there are plenty of inputs).
I bought the motion detector for the interior cabin
. I'm thinking about adding a hatch
magnetic proximity contact sensor but am reluctant because there's no way to install it (on my boat) without a wire showing over the interior woodwork. It would be nice to have because in my experience with home/office alarms; motion sensors are prone to false alarm
, and I would ignore a motion alert without hatch
alert. For the time being I'll just use the motion sensor.
Through the app you can enable/disable alerts, set alert thresholds, etc. For example, you set a bilge pump
alert for x cycles in y days, and/or if bilge pump
runs longer than xx minutes.
The geofencing feature is a simple radius setting in yards from current
position. It will also alert if unable to get a valid GPS
You can add read-only users for text/email alerts, which is nice if you have someone else watching your boat when away, or a marina/boat club employee who's willing to check when needed. They can also download the app if they wish.