B&G, the world’s leading specialist in yachting instruments, has officially announced this week its B&G app, which includes a free version and a new premium version that syncs seamlessly with the full range of B&G chartplotters. The B&G app is available on both the Apple Store to iOS or Google Play to Android
The B&G app is free to download and offers a great experience that includes free updated and detailed nautical charts from C-MAP®, waypoints, personal routes and tracks, weather data, customization options and much more.
“Ideal for planning your next boat outing or plotting the regatta marks in advance from the comfort of your home, it’s as easy as getting on the boat and syncing the data directly to your B&G screen. Once on board, the app it can be used as an extension of the screen using the screen mirroring and control function,” says Simon Conder, Global Brand Manager at B&G. The app can also be used to review previous voyages or regattas, giving you useful data for the next time you plan to go sailing.”
The app not only allows you to easily sync your waypoints, routes and tracks, and control your B&G chartplotters, but also offers a wide variety of weather information ideal for boaters, in the form of forecast and real-time data during the route, for example . In addition, the app offers an easy way to register your device and will provide you with the latest software updates, product news, manuals and tips specific to your registered devices.
The premium version of the B&G app includes international charts and offline maps, Automatic Identification System (AIS), B&G Traffic app, 5-day weather en route, 5-day weather overlay, GPS navigation data, and log of lines and tracks, as well as a wide variety of mapping functions with C-MAP . Among the meteorological data of special interest to sailors are the speed and direction of the wind, the size of the waves, the state of the sea, the lunar phases, the tides and the currents, with which you will have all the tools to plan and navigate in your next boat trip or regatta.
“Our free app provides a long list of navigation technologies and functionality directly on your smartphone or tablet at no cost, while the annual subscription gives you additional premium features, such as offline charts and improved GPS data, AIS and our new overlay of the weather for 5 days during the route”, adds Conder.
The C-MAP charts in the app have been carefully designed to highlight what is most important at all times during your fishing experience, while maintaining accuracy and a detailed, uncluttered view. The charts are based on data from official hydrographic agencies, and are continually updated and expanded from countless data sources, providing the clarity and detail you need for your route, whether it’s a voyage, a regatta or a small outing with the friends