Wind, Speed, and Depth Instruments

1. The WiriePro allows sailors to connect to the internet via cellular or WiFi. 2. Testers sea-trialed the “black box” Vesper XB-8000 (below) against the all-in one WatchMate. 3. The Calypso Cups 4.0 wind sensor delivers wind data via a user-friendly app.

Riding the Wireless Technology Wave

A number of the electronic devices that we tested this year are wireless products that interface with smart phones and tablet computers. Many of these products will also connect with the ship’s existing marine networks (NMEA) and hardware, and we encourage using these more robust connections for long-term cruising.

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