I would like to hear what you Anarchists think a fair price for the Speedcompass would be. I will pay close attention to all sincere suggestions. Thanks for your input.
I think you are at the right price point, don't change a thing. We will buy one for scow sailing if my skipper agrees. Switching out our trustworthy Tacktick will be painful though, because we've relied on it for many years.
You are pitching to the toughest audience in the business. Take a look through the archives and count the number of products that have been praised on SA. Many people come here to take a crap on whatever is new. The idiot that compared this to the Splicing Nut should just shut the fuck up.
The math for me is easy:
Tacktick - about the same price as Velocitek and you get a magnetic compass and a bunch of buttons and features we NEVER use. The only add-on feature beyond compass we use is the stopwatch. None of the guys on our boats wear watches in our daily lives and don't particularly like to strap on a timer....
Velocitek - you get real-time GPS data and a display with huge numbers.... SWEET!
The speedometer for us lake sailors would be used only when it's windy. For us, the speed data is not a tactical advantage whatsoever, but we have FOREVER wanted to know how fast we are going when it blows. For lake sailors, taking a GPS along to collect data has just never been very important. WE WANT TO SEE HOW FAST WE ARE GOING RIGHT NOW! Not hours later after we fuck around with the gps. And we'll never put a speedometer-probe into the water, or have some dweeb pull out his handheld GPS while we're flying down the lake, it's not even a possibility.
I say Velocitek looks like a great product at the right price. Don't change a thing. If anything Tacktick, with its features we never use and Great Grandfather's compass technology inside is way overpriced. They sold a shitload of Tackticks at a handsome price... hats off to them... With a clearly superior product and some marketing savvy, you should too.
If we like it we'll be telling a lot more scow sailors. The biggest indicator to me is that the 49'er sailors like it. Can't wait to finally see how fast we are going
BTW I sit next to the mast, and I will have no trouble at all finding the time needed to flip the Velocitek upside down after we set the assymetrical kite in the Big Blow. Lake Sailing at High Speed Needs Velocitek
I am in the electronic device business myself, and am very impressed by what I see from Velocitek. Well done.