Wärtsilä iSailor

Wärtsilä iSailor

By Transas Marine Limited

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2010-12-15
  • Current Version: 1.11.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 70.33 MB
  • Developer: Transas Marine Limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 415 Ratings

Description

Wärtsilä iSailor is an easy-to-use marine and river navigation application for amateur seafarers. iSailor provides a clear presentation of navigational information, electronic charts and additional content. TX-97 vector charts supported by iSailor are recognized worldwide as one of the most accurate and reliable sources of navigational information. Check out the chart folios available for purchase on our website: isailor.us Chart folios can be purchased and downloaded in the iSailor Chart Store utilizing the standard iTunes Store payment/purchasing procedure. Chart correction service is provided on annual basis via the auto-renewable subscription service. iTunes will charge payment after confirmation of the chart correction purchase. You may manage your subscriptions and turn off the auto-renewal service in the Account Settings. Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the subscription period. You can cancel your subscription in the Chart Store any time. All previously purchased chart folios will remain available for you and can be restored from the service via the Chart Restore function. To receive subsequent chart corrections for your purchased charts, you will need to subscribe to the annual updates in the Chart Store. The application works on iPhone and iPad using built-in GPS, NMEA Wi-Fi GPS or an external Bluetooth GPS. Supported devices (iOS version 9.3.5 and higher): • iPhone 4S or higher • iPad - 2nd generation or higher iSailor features: • Positioning system: iOS (Built-In GPS), NMEA GPS or AIS Class B (Option) • AIS Class A NavData interface (Option) • NMEA Heading and Rate-Of-Turn sensors (Option) • NMEA Echo Sounder with a graphical 2D echogram and water temperature sensor (Option) • NMEA Wind Sensor, including True & Relative wind calculation (Option) • NMEA Autopilot interface (Option) • Display of charts, routes, track(s) and user objects • AIS target presentation. Target contours and dimensions (Option) • Internet AIS service (Optional subscription) • Weather service (Optional subscription) • Tides and tidal currents (Optional subscription) • Sailing guides, regional marinas (Optional subscription) • North Up, COG Up, Head Up and Route Up chart orientations • Information on any vector chart objects • Free cursor, Point-To-Point and Own ship referenced ERBL functionality • Monitoring of navigational data: Position, Course (COG) and Speed Over Ground (SOG) • Route creation by the graphic and tabular methods. “Go To” routes. • Waypoint monitoring: Bearing to WP, Distance to WP, XTD, Time-To-Go and ETA • Schedule information: Time-To-Go and ETA to any selected waypoint ahead • Multi-language support • Multi-unit support • Custom track colors • Day and night chart palettes • Alarm monitoring functionality • Route, track and user object: export/import via GPX, KML and KMZ formats • Advanced Logging and Playback function (Option) • User object sharing via Facebook, Twitter, iMessenger, eMail NOTE: Continuous use of the GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease the battery life. Wärtsilä iSailor application may use your location even when it’s not open, which can decrease battery life of the device iSailor web site: http://www.isailor.us iSailor EULA: http://www.transas.com/legal/Wartsila_Voyage_EULA.pdf iSailor Privacy Notice: http://www.transas.com/Media/Default/Downloads/Wartsila_Voyage_Privacy_Notice.pdf Questions? Please contact us at isailor.support@wartsila.com Sincerely yours, iSailor Team

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Reviews

  • New subscription is terrible

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    By brianc9012
    This new update with the subscription service is horrible. Before the update this was my go to app for quick navigation. Now I will find another app to put my money towards.
  • Greedy move...

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    By graye
    Sorry, but your update to force users into a subscription model is just plain greedy and wrongheaded. Shame on you guys...
  • I want to be paid

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    By RobtRW
    Wartsila listen to this! I have been using Transas Isailor since it first came out and have purchased 25 chart folios which equal about $1000USD! I have also spread the word to countless associates and friends who have themselves downloaded Isailor and purchased chart folios. All those people in turn have each told many others about how great Isailor is and then they also purchased carts and it compounds on and on and on of course! So when I do the math it looks like I have generated thousands and thousands of dollars for your program so you should be paying me not the other way around! Any business would know how valuable that word of mouth snowball effect is and now you’ve killed it!!! I would suggest you fire the guy who thought this was a good idea!!!
  • So disappointed!

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    By Harrisnomad
    The new update policy to charge a subscription is wrong-headed, you are making a big mistake!
  • Charts updates changing to yearly subscription pricing

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    By Gka-tuckman
    As others who have recently gave a 1 star rating for changing to a yearly subscription pricing business model, I too have been using iSailor for several years and have been very happy with iSailor until now. It appears that in order to get chart updates, they now want to charge you the initial chart price every year. I have tried to contact customer service about this and other issues, but since iSailor got bought out by the current owners, I have had no response on any of my customer service requests, even after multiple times contacting them. Their customer service under the previous owners was very responsive. With this kind of service and their new chart update policy, I have no idea how the current owners plan to stay in business.
  • Sinto-me lesado!

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    By Senoye
    Comprei as cartas porque acreditei na decência de não tê-las excluídas depois de PAGAR para olhá-las! Se fosse pagar para uma atualização a decisão deveria ser do cliente! O que essa empresa fez foi ANULAR O DIREITO ADQUIRIDO DE TER A CARTA QUE FOI PAGA!!! Decepcionante!!
  • Unfortunate!!!

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    By Nodak7
    I have used and recommended this app to many of my fellow sailors. It has been a very useful tool. Unfortunately the new economic model makes it cost prohibitive vs other options. Sadly I guess I will be looking for another Nav App. FYI Bahamas is $38/yr east & west Florida Coast $15/yr each. Very pricey!!!
  • Huge loss for all!

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    By Disappointed,yes!
    I have used and recommended this app to all my students for many years however the recent changes have destroyed my reasons to do do. I will NOT continue to support this company. A loss that could have continued to make boating safer at a reasonable cost, greed seems to have destroyed it.
  • Terrible Disappointment

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    By D Kasprzak
    I have been using iSailor for several years and have been a strong advocate of the software to anyone who would ask for recommendations of a navigation app. Your companies decision to move to a subscription based service will likely move you to the lower ranks of a navigation app. There are other apps available that have better features than iSailor and now you are competing on their level. I now have to start looking at other apps due to this change.
  • Rip off change to subscription pricing

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    By RobertYJ
    As a long time user of iSailor, I am extremely disappointed by the move to subscription. Hiding behind the fact that deep in the terms and conditions it says you have the right to change is pathetic when the change is of this magnitude. It is also short sighted - with the previous model I would buy charts that were of transient interest rather than necessary for everyday use. If I continue to use the product at all, I will now stick to the charts I actually need - a small subset of those that I have purchased over the years. I certainly won’t be buying additional portfolios. If you have to move to subscription, it would have been better to have a single charge for all updates. I’m sure your spreadsheet experts will ‘prove’ that this won’t generate as much money as doing this by chart portfolio but I think they underestimate the extent to which people will simply go elsewhere with the current model. My assumption is that the target market for this product is no longer the recreational sailor. The good news is that there are plenty of alternatives.

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