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Garmin wind app

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Created by windjunky 6 months ago, 29 Dec 2017
windjunky
VIC, 372 posts
29 Dec 2017 1:31PM
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If you have a Garmin smartwatch, this is a pretty cool app - constant updates of the bay winds. Based on the iKitesurf one. Can download from: apps.garmin.com/en-AU/apps/1a694398-c49c-44fa-97b2-168d064d1f6d

mathew
VIC, 1622 posts
30 Dec 2017 3:43PM
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... and if you have one of these devices, you obviously haven't got enough windsurfing kit - because that watch is pretty darn expensive for something that sits on your wrist.

windjunky
VIC, 372 posts
31 Dec 2017 10:58PM
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mathew said..
... and if you have one of these devices, you obviously haven't got enough windsurfing kit - because that watch is pretty darn expensive for something that sits on your wrist.


Got mine on sale -its the older F3 not the new F5 - and it's a much loved part of my windsurfing kit; tracks all my runs/speeds/alphas etc. And now tells me when there is wind!! (Plus does a lot of extra cool nerdy stuff)
e.g yesterday at Mt Martha www.strava.com/activities/1332565850




mathew
VIC, 1622 posts
1 Jan 2018 6:56PM
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windjunky said..
...And now tells me when there is wind!! (Plus does a lot of extra cool nerdy stuff)


I thought you were the Chuck Norris of weather ... you should be telling the watch that the wind is around !

Jman
VIC, 845 posts
1 Jan 2018 7:31PM
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windjunky said..

mathew said..
... and if you have one of these devices, you obviously haven't got enough windsurfing kit - because that watch is pretty darn expensive for something that sits on your wrist.



Got mine on sale -its the older F3 not the new F5 - and it's a much loved part of my windsurfing kit; tracks all my runs/speeds/alphas etc. And now tells me when there is wind!! (Plus does a lot of extra cool nerdy stuff)
e.g yesterday at Mt Martha www.strava.com/activities/1332565850





We saw some guys sailing upwind at Mount Martha, I would of thought it would of been a bit sheltered the closer you get to the point but you guys appeared to be going ok.
Any particular reason you were up there as apposed to north of the estuary?

windjunky
VIC, 372 posts
1 Jan 2018 10:23PM
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Jman said..


We saw some guys sailing upwind at Mount Martha, I would of thought it would of been a bit sheltered the closer you get to the point but you guys appeared to be going ok.
Any particular reason you were up there as apposed to north of the estuary?


Some of the locals i know well were sailing there so i joined them, but got there late. They were there a lot earlier because the wind had a lot of westerly in it early-on. It had gone more southerly when i arrived so the north end would have been better - note how I didn't come into the beach, or even inside the yellow markers, once in 2.5hours of sailing!! Had to swim the last bit when i did...
Certainly a nice spot - I've only sailed that end once before. It has a good car park/rigging area, fewer rocks in close, the sandbars make it quite flat inside, plus less of a dumpy shorebreak and some reefs with larger waves offshore. The downsides are that directly in front is a no boating zone (but just sail either side), and as you say the cliff gets in the way once it tends more southerly.

baywavebill
VIC, 234 posts
5 Jan 2018 5:27PM
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Does the watch need to be within Bluetooth range of a smart phone or does it operate independently of a phone???

Gorgo
VIC, 3966 posts
5 Jan 2018 10:33PM
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Needs the phone.

They need to make a version for the Apple Watch Series 3. That doesn't need a phone.

Thiemax
VIC, 5 posts
7 Jan 2018 6:29PM
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Hi Guys,
Downloaded the app but it says on the watch "unable to load Data.Internet connection required", but my watch is connected! Am I doing something wrong??
Thanking you in advance

airsail
QLD, 276 posts
8 Jan 2018 8:02AM
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Fenix 3 doesn't need the phone to operate the GPS and track activities. Only needs the phone to download to Garmin Express or accept texts



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