Hi -- what are the coolest and most useful paddling/kayak apps people use? Anything new to be excited about?
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Posted by: jcbikeski on Jan-08-13 5:52 PM (EST)
on iphone I use Ayetides, RadarUS+, MarineTraffic (show ships in your area), WeatherBug, WorldView (webcams including many beaches I visit) and Surfline
mine ... !!!|
Posted by: wetzool on Jan-15-13 7:33 PM (EST)
Real Life Experience app. Put it away. |
Posted by: g2d on Jan-08-13 6:13 PM (EST)
Posted by: jcbikeski on Jan-08-13 6:17 PM (EST)
Watershed has a bomber bag that |
Posted by: g2d on Jan-09-13 12:02 AM (EST)
will allow you to carry and operate an i-pad on your boat, if you want to. I've already got my waterproof camera to keep me busy.
NOAA buoy app|
Posted by: johnysmoke on Jan-08-13 6:37 PM (EST)
"Real" time picture of what the buoys are up to...
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-08-13 6:41 PM (EST)
I don't have any apps..but I hope someday I can join the smartphone world when Verizon gives our area service..
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-09-13 9:54 AM (EST)
to carry a phone that is smarter than I am.
Posted by: elbertchu on Jan-09-13 3:35 PM (EST)
great responses. i personally put mine in airplane [kayak?] mode and throw it in my drybag, but i imagine the ocean and areas with marine traffic this stuff could be handy.
Posted by: Jeffers on Jan-09-13 10:25 PM (EST)
lifeproof makes a case that is waterproof, ice, dust, and other proofs that are nice for the iphones. little pricey but for the days your unsure of the storm very nice to have. your able to operate all functions on the phone as well.
Not really a paddling app, but|
Posted by: booztalkin on Jan-09-13 11:02 PM (EST)
Posted by: tarwheel on Jan-10-13 11:59 AM (EST)
I have an app called Cyclemeter that uses GPS for tracking mileage, time and routes for cycling. However, you can set it record other activities, such hiking, running and paddling. Anyway, it's a good way to find out how far you paddled, your time, average pace and map your route.
I have several|
Posted by: WestCoastPaddler on Jan-14-13 2:03 PM (EST)
Motion X GPS|
Posted by: jesse59 on Jan-15-13 8:47 PM (EST)
Motion X is a gps app similar to Runkeeper. Gives your speed, distance and maps your route. It also has a cool Wikipedia function that pulls up wikipedia articles on things/places you happen to be near!
Posted by: capphuff on Jan-15-13 9:34 PM (EST)
I use GPS Trails LE (sounds like Run Keeper) and track my route,distance and speed (it has a paddling option). I keep my phone in a Lifeproof case with the lifejacket (it helps it float), tied to my decking...on several occasions it was trailing me in the water, still running the app!