B&G®, the world’s leading boating navigation and instrument specialist, officially announced its B&G App this week, which includes a free version and new premium version that seamlessly synchronises with the full range of B&G chartplotters. The B&G App is available on both the Apple Store for iOS and Google Play for Android.
The B&G App is free to download and offers a rich experience that includes free up-to-date and detailed nautical charts from C-MAP®, personal waypoints, routes and tracks, the latest marine weather, personalisation 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 synchronise directly with your B&G display. Once onboard the app can be used as extension of your display by using the mirroring and control feature,” said Simon Conder, Global Head of Brand, B&G. “The App can also be a used to review past trips or races, giving you useful data for the next time you want to plan a trip.”
Not only does the App allow you to easily synchronise your waypoints, routes and tracks and control your B&G chartplotters, the App also provides a full range of weather ideal for boaters, 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 of the B&G App 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 boaters emphasises wind speed & direction, wave size, sea state, moon phases, tides and currents giving you all the tools for planning and navigating your next cruise or race.
“Our free App provides a long list of helpful boating technology and device functionality right to your smart phone or tablet at no cost, whilst the easy annual subscription upgrade gives you the added premium features such as offline charting and enhanced GPS data, AIS and our new weather overlay for 5-days along your route,” Conder added.