Specially made for sailing... with an altimeter??? wtf?
But, looks like it might have the capability of my StartLine program (which is no longer available). Might be pretty cool depending on the UI.
Love to here any user comments as well.
Hey some of us sail where there is a fair amount of tide range
I sail in SF Bay. If the algorithm is done correctly, that isn't a problem. However, I see that they have finally ue manual for the watch and there is no ability to put what speed or heading you will take to the line. They must be using current heading and speed. I have tried to start using that algorithm and it is useless. The picture of the watch says it all. 5 minutes to go, 2 feet from the line, 30 seconds to burn. The watch says to wait 30 seconds and go for it and you are already basically on the line. Head to the line and it will tell you that you are over early when it just said you were late. We won every start in the winter series (also won every race). Not my boat, I just helped call the starts. Maybe I am missing something but it looks like this watch is not going to be that helpful. Too bad.
Have you sailed with the watch? Or are you commenting only on the algorithm you suspect they are using? So far only one comment from someone with the watch. Anyone else out there with any experience with it. If it's any good, seems like a decent compromise for my 5 ktsb....