The system works like a virtual lifeline and is made up of two components: a FREE smartphone application and a small beacon that can be comfortably worn by each crew.
The beacon does not require complex manual activation. The alarm will trigger automatically in a Man Overboard (MOB) event.
Should someone go overboard, it will automatically sound an alarm, provide lat/long coordinates of the MOB event, the time of the event, and will visually guide the rescuer.
You can order beacons at www.crewwatcher.com/buy
* No cell service is required.
* The CrewWatcher app works exclusively with CrewWatcher beacons (up to 5 at a time)
* The app utilizes Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE, Version 4.0 and up) to communicate with CrewWatcher beacons. The maximum range is 200 meters (656 feet) line of sight.
* Continued use of GPS and Bluetooth running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.