Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Marine Sailmaster HD

Application: iPad 2, iPad 2 3G
Function: Marine Data Display
Cost: Free today, normally $1.99 
Rating: *

It was a busy weekend entertaining guests, pulling the kids around the lake on the tube and setting off numerous fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. Happy July 4th to all!

Marine Sailmaster is now offered for free for a short time over the 4th of July weekend.  This app is for the iPad 2 with OS 4.3 or later.  The app utilizes the iPad's gyroscope and internal or external GPS to displays some needed nautical information.  The author displays this data on some very stylish polished brass and varnished wooden gauges.

This app is not only usable, it has a gorgeous  display worthy of your coffee table.

  • Incline meter
  • Latitude
  • Longitude
  • Speed
  • Heading
  • Internal or external GPS

The heading gauge provides your heading according to magnetic north.

This app may not be what you would use at the helm for your main source of navigation but it may look good down below to give you notice of general navigation information.

The price is right, so pick up this app while it is free and enjoy the rich looking display.