By Omar reis
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
VRTool Sidekick (VSK) combines a sailing calculator, world charting and GPS data logger.
Most of VRTool desktop charting features are now present in this mobile app.
Key data components used by VSK in charts and calculations include:
- GPS position ( or type coordinates, for game usage )
- Boat track
- GSHHS world maps
- Polar chart ( customized for your boat ).
- NOAA GFS wind forecasts.
VSK shows the current polar curve, TWA, sail efficiency, best course, great circle distance and course to destination. It also logs boat positions, saving boat status periodically.
Charting tools include: measure tool, route and track design, fixed twa track, marks, geodesic circles. Weather routing calculation up to 144h, with collision detection.
Interactive Polar Editor for customizing your boat polar chart.
Edit sailing points as you sail by dragging the curve to actual data.
It can also be configured to act as a NMEA talker, broadcasting GPS messages to other software connected to the boat wi-fi.
Interoperability with VRTool desktop for PCs.
What's New in Version 3.2
- Fixed measure tool (chart)
- Fixed misplaced texts
- Stability improved
- Category: Sports
- Updated: 08 December 2017
- Version: 3.2
- Size: 94.2 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Omar reis
- © 2013-17 Omar Reis
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.