British marine electronics maker B&G (Brookes and Gatehouse) has launched its B&G app, which includes a free version and new premium version that seamlessly synchronizes with the full range of B&G chartplotters.
The B&G app is free to download and offers free up-to-date and detailed nautical charts from C-MAP, personal waypoints, routes and tracks, the latest marine weather, personalization, and much more.
“Ideal for planning your next cruise or plotting your race marks in advance from the comfort of your home, it is simple to step onboard and synchronize directly with your B&G display. Once onboard, the app can be used as an extension of your display by using the mirroring and control feature,” explains Simon Conder, Global Head of Brand, B&G.
The app can review past sailing trips or races, easily synchronize your waypoints, routes, and tracks, and control your B&G chartplotters. The app also provides a full range of weather ideal for sailors, both as a forecast and in live data along your route, as an example. In addition, the app offers a simple way to register your device and will provide the latest software updates, product news, manuals and how to tips specific to your registered devices.
The Premium Version
The premium version of the B&G app, for an annual subscription upgrade of $14.99 to $54.99 depending on area, includes global charts and offline maps, Automatic Identification System (AIS), B&G App Traffic, 5-day weather along the route and 5-day weather overlay, GPS navigation data and line, track record as well as great range of C-MAP cartography features.
Weather data of particular interest to sailors emphasizes wind speed and direction, wave size, sea state, moon phases, tides and currents giving you all the tools for planning and navigating your next cruise or race.
The B&G app is available for both iOS and Android systems.