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    Advanced racing instrumentation. Check out the new Vakaros Atlas 2 -- vakaros.com/atlas​​​​​​​-2

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  1. Vakaros

    Vakaros

    The ProStart can LOG heel angle data, but cannot display it. If you know otherwise please let me know. And you're right about bow-offset. They had removed it from the ProStart 1, but have put it back. I changed that. It's a fair point I suppose about the data logging. But it's still accurate the way it is. The chart DOES say the MAX supports heel and pitch readouts. As to the accuracy of the GPS, we're pretty sure that we are the FIRST (and only) tactical compass on the market that uses the new L1+L5 GPS/GNSS subsystems. They are required for that level of accuracy, no way
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    Vakaros

    Indeed from page 16 of the User Manual. The UM, quickstart, and links to the apps are all on-line. https://www.vakaros.com/atlas-2/guide
  3. Vakaros

    Vakaros

    Happily, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how well it hangs on. Unlike some of the competitive mounts that rely on the flexing of plastic to secure then, the highly engineered mount for the Atlas 2 clips on securely with two SS springs holding closed, and any torque applied to the case does not pull on the latch. The very short overhangs limit lever-effect, and the bevel of the corners allow lines to slide away, even if they were thin enough to get behind it. We figure - no use having an instrument designed to survive a 30 knot wipe-out if it's not designed to stay on the boat.
  4. Vakaros

    Vakaros

    I'm not going to drag them into this. They are good people, solid product. Launched just when the world went to crap. We basically built the Atlas 2 while the world WAS crap, and dealt with the effect of it coming trying to come out.
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    Vakaros

    Nobody escaped this.
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    Vakaros

    Speaking on the MAX, we get lots of questions as to how the two devices actually compare. So we put together a blog post with a comparison table and some key take-aways. And we threw the updated ProStart in for good measure. Interesting reading. https://www.vakaros.com/blog/atlas-2-sailmon-max-compared
  7. Vakaros

    Vakaros

    99.99% sure he meant the optional carbon bracket. In every box comes an upgraded version of our original Atlas mount, made of the same polycarbonate that the Atlas 2 is made from. This super strong, low profile mount can be held in place by the included mast slug, or the velcro straps, or screwed/bolted in place. Clipped together, the Atlas 2 and the mount stand only 20mm off the surface. Thats thinner than the MAX mount alone. Seriously good stuff, people.
  8. Vakaros

    Vakaros

    Friers, Thanks a ton for posting this. While we'd love it if everyone who has gotten theirs would immediately light up their social media, the fact is that most are just simply loving them and using them. So enjoy, and thanks again for making some noise here. We put a lot of time into the design and packaging. And while the Atlas 2 is small and light, its battery has SIX TIMES the runtime as the MAX, while the usable display is actually LARGER and more readable than the one on the ProStart v2. One side note on the lanyard - its actually dyneema rated at 150lbs breaking strength.
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    Vakaros

    Here's a way to pass 8 minutes of time; watch a couple of videos we made walking through the functionality of the Vakaros Connect app. Available for both iOS and Android. Much more than a way to fiddle with a couple of settings, its really the nerve-center for your Atlas experience. https://www.vakaros.com/blog/vakaros-connect-demo
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    Vakaros

    There may have been one, possibly two boats that used waterspeed.
  11. Vakaros

    Vakaros

    Fully. Have not been on SA much in the last few weeks; obviously very busy with the launch; and my wife had major surgery 2 weeks ago so I've had my hands full. But please note, SA is NOT our primary customer response channel. Got a question? Ask on our site, email me, or subscribe to our emails. Real-time: The Atlas 2 are shipping to customers As best as we can, in the order of orders received. We had some Atlas 1 order roll-overs and warrantee units to go out before pre-sale units did. Resellers and national teams will get their units in the order they placed th
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    Vakaros

    Great question. The first run is coming to us here in the USA first, and we will ship direct from here. We have logistics partners on each continent that will handle future runs, but the initial turn-around at the centers is 3-4 days, and this gives us a chance to better use that time to quick-check every unit, and flash them again with updated FW before sending them right back out. We had to lock into the build FW weeks ago.
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    Vakaros

    All true. And if anyone is doing the mid-distance race at LCYC today; stop by Canyon Wind for a impromptu demo. And props to Nige for demonstrating that SA is NOT our primary customer support tool. We email thousands of people every ten days or so with updates, and real-time chat is available on our web site. Catch us at a moment when we're not on-line and we'll respond with hours if not minutes.
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    Vakaros

    I understand your point. But you did get an email that confirmed the order, and it said you would get another direct email when it it ready to ship. In the meantime, we issue regular updates via our mailing list. There is no way I can send out hundreds of individual emails each time we do an want to give an update. Hope that makes sense.
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