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Boatspeed 1.12.1 With Location Search

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NAVIGATION VIEW For the navigation view boatspeed comes with several enhancements: LOCATION SEARCH You may now search for towns and regions by name, thanks to the  Nominatim search service  by open street map (c). Just enter a word and boatspeed tries to find a location for it. The service only works when you're online. Of cause it's still possible to enter geocoordinates, with it a bunch of new formates are now understood. For example you may simply enter s.th. like 53.1 13.4. If a location is found, the map scrolls to it, but it is no longer added automatically to your route. OTHER ENHANCEMENTS You may now share the position of a marker by long pressing the infowindow. Like before you may still share any position at the map by long pressing on it. SAILING VIEW We have a bugfix for the night mode: All icons should now also be red - at least at most of the newer devices ;-) The wind angel is now provided in 5 degrees steps insead of 10 degrees before. Sailing comes with a new d

Boatspeed 1.12: Multifunctional Displays in the Navigation View

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When navigating a route we have multifunctional displays showing information on your course in black and on the route in blue: Black displays: Your current speed. Your course. Total remaining distance to aim. Blue displays: Velocity made good along the route. Heading to next waypoint. Distance to next waypoint. The displays switch automatically. Velocity made good for routing As seen above the app now also indicates the velocity along your route. Settings moved to drawer menu. The general settings for units, formats and the map type are moved to the drawer menu left and no longer available with the options at the top.

Boatspeed 1.11.0 with Topspeed

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  WHAT'S NEW TOP SPEED - SPEED HISTORY The "Speed View" now provides a history in the background, so you may easily follow the changes of your sailing speed. You can switch this feature on in the sailing config dialog: NAVIGATION: DELETE ROUTES EASILY In the navigation view we have a new dialog to easily delete rows.

Boatspeed 1.10 Comes With VMG - Display

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  VMG - VELOCITY MADE GOOD The new feature is the vmg, meaning the speed your boat makes against the wind. It is shown in the upper right corner of the sailing view, if you switch it on in the sailing config dialog. The vmg is given in the same unit as the speed, may km/h or knots or miles. A negative value indicates that you are sailing downwind. For the calculation of the vmg it is important to know the wind directions as exact as possible. That's why we implemented a new dialog to set the wind direction. To open this dialog long press at the vmg view or use the option menu entry. Here you have three ways to enter the wind direction: If you already know it for example from your weather app or another instrument just set it by the wheel and press ok. Use the build in compass. Adjust your device pointing to the wind direction and hold the "use compass" button so that the wheel will roll to the direction you point to. Use the wheather report which is provided by  Open Whea

What's new in 1.9.1

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  INTERNATIONALIZATION The new version comes with internationalization. Boatspeed in now available in more than 40 languages, most of them machine translated. This is still an experimental feature, and we can't check the quality of the translations. If you are not satisfied or prefere english for some reasons you can still switch back to english. To do so find a switch in the  settings  dialog: (5) Always use english. This switch is only shown when english is not your default language. BUGFIXES Bugfixes for navigation and anchor alert.

Boatspeed 1.9.0

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The new version gets more out of your tacks. You now have different views of your tracks available and you can understand your travel history more precisely. In addition, labels for the waypoints can be created and important locations such as harbors or anchorages highlighted. There is another improvement in the regatta module. During the countdown, tapping the display causes the displayed time to jump to the next full minute. You can easily synchronize your countdown with the competition management. Get it at :

Boatspeed 1.8.8 released

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The new version lets you backup and restore your tracks.  Backup works with a build-in filesystem, SD-card and a cloud storage like google drive. Get it at :