Systems & Propulsion

These screenshots show the Calypso’s Basic Mode display (above left) and the possible satellite map view when mapping is enabled (above right).

Calypso Wind Reader

Wireless wind sensors offer many advantages for the sailor. In recent years, we’ve tested Raymarine’s Tacktick, the Nexus Gwind, and the Sailtimer. (See PS March 2014, “Wind Sensor Testing” online, as well as the followup articles in the May 2014 and August 2014 issues.) All worked well, but some were certainly better than others. Features we rated included durability, battery life, accuracy, ease of use, and ease of installation. One interesting new entry into this field is the Calypso Cups 4.0 system, which combines a Davis Instruments wind sensor with a user-friendly smartphone app.

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