In part 1 of this topic we covered apps that measured directions, distances and trim. This time, we cover apps that convert measurements and perform calculations made onboard and a couple of apps that display readouts otherwise done by conventional instrument displays. As before, here are the main features; look to their Google Play Store download listing for more details and features.
We took a look at smartphone apps that allow you to import and manipulate info from outside the boat to improve navigation and safety. One basic definition of “Dead Reckoning” is “operating a vessel using only information available directly on the boat.” This time, we expand that a little and cover apps that simplify measurements frequently done onboard. I highlight here only the main features. You can find full details and features in their Google Play Store download listings.