Your phone battery will be discharged in 8 hours, or less when you are running the GPS and Bluetooth For longer races, you don't want a dead phone when it's time to call home! To extend your phone battery, you can either plug into AC Power (if available), or try one of these nifty phone covers with a built-in battery pack. A dedicated sailing phone cover with sticky-back Velcro makes it easy to attach your phone to the boat for safety, and get more functions from your app.
Any Bluetooth enabled headset will do, but we recommend this one for it's incredible battery life of over twenty-four hours. The device mounts around your neck, designed to keep the device on you, instead of in the water. We also have been impressed by the sound quality.
When sailing on a small or wet boat it is always good idea to protect your phone in the event of a wayward splash, or a knockdown. There are a virtually unlimited number of covers are on the market that will do the job, but we liked this one since has a strap so you can attach your phone to your wrist.
Race like an America’s cup sailor with a wrist mounted navigation device. If you prefer to see the video information over hearing the voice cues than this is the accessory for you!
If you drive from behind the wheel and your boat is equipped with a rail mounted pedestal, you can use this gadget and the raceQs app to turn your phone into a mounted chart plotter and race computer.