WatchMate

3.4
53 reviews
5K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

The WatchMate app connects to your WatchMate Vision® or XB-8000 over WiFi to place remote control functionality and AIS situational awareness in the palm of your hand.

Features when connected to your WatchMate Vision or an XB-8000:
- Displays your AIS targets on an AIS plotter screen in heading or north up orientation.
- Mange your collision prevention alarm profiles.
- Graphically displays the crossing situation for each vessel's CPA and TCPA.
- Generates MOB alarms from received AIS SART, MOB and EPIRB targets.
- Instantly acquires target details including cached vessel names.Displays your AIS targets in a list view enabling sorts by priority, CPA, TCPA and range.
- Anchor Watch alarming.
- Display and control your Anchor Watch alarm settings.
- Continuously monitor Collision Prevention, MOB and Anchor Watch alarms generated from your WatchMate Vision or XB-8000, even when the app is closed.
- View your own GPS position, course and speed.
- View your NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183 data (e.g. depth, wind speed, heading).
- Control the type of data on your NMEA 0183 output.
- Switch easily between AIS silent mode and normal transmitting mode.
- Configure your vessel's AIS Static data. (MMSI, call sign, vessel type, vessel size).
- Diagnostic tools to help with GPS and AIS antenna installation.
- Diagnostic tools for connectivity to other devices over NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000.
- Test your external alarm is working.
- Run simulations to get familiar with device and app features.
- Perform firmware upgrades.


Additional features when connected to a WatchMate Vision:
- Filter vessels of low priority to reduce clutter on the plotter view.


The complex nature of our innovative WatchMate app makes coding mishaps difficult to eliminate despite the superhuman efforts of our developers, so please remember we do not warrant that this product is error-free. As the adventurous user it’s your job to exercise common sense and the best navigational judgement you can muster up. Although we think the WatchMate app is awesome nothing beats using all your human senses, so rely on these as much as you rely on the WatchMate app for making navigational safety decisions. Our advice is; even with the WatchMate app it’s still a clever idea to maintain a permanent watch and use more than one aid for navigation.
Updated on
Jun 21, 2022

Data safety

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Data is encrypted in transit
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3.4
53 reviews
A Google user
February 11, 2019
There was a bit of a learning curve trying to figure out how to get the wjfi connection to work, but once I figured out that "not connected to Wi-Fi " really means "not connected to internet" and ignored the warning the connection has worked well. The portability is very handy. I have do have a question though ... my AWS reading sometimes shows a small s or small p next to the degrees for wind angle. What do those symbols mean? Okay, got it. P for Port, S for Starboard! Thanks!
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Vesper Marine
February 11, 2019
Great to hear you are enjoying the app! Android does try annoyingly hard to stick to Internet WiFi. For apparent wind (or any type of direction relative to the vessel heading), 's' for starboard, 'p' for port.
A Google user
November 30, 2019
Come on Vesper, your Android app is terrible compared to your IOS app. A simple example is firmware updates. The Android app gives no feedback about install status and even if the current firmware is up to date. Just a big red "Update" button that looks like it does nothing when you press it. It's almost like a professional developer worked on IOS and the Android app was a "Learn to Program 101" project.
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D dmalcol2
May 11, 2022
Very limated functions. Firmware update is a black whole best guess did anything take place? Not new situation been like this for years. Since i used this app to check and update firmware my screen has been nothing but trouble needing calibration regularly. Unable to reload old firmware or reset unit. Vesper has unloaded problems to Germin another sellout real option on firmware unlikely.
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Vesper Marine
May 11, 2022
Hi, this doesnt seem right, we would be happy to take a closer look at your WatchMate Vision for you. The app will give you all the functionality of your Vision but on your phone. We have indeed been purchased by Garmin but we remain committed to supporting our products. Please contact us at support@vespermarine.com so we can connect.

What's new

Misc bug fixes