Version 6.2: Improved NMEA instruments screen

Version 6.2 for iOS has been available since April 17 on the AppStore. As usual, the version for Android will follow in a few days with a planned release on the Play Store (Google) around April 28th.

This version continues the great Avalon Offshore fairing started with version 6. This time, we are improving the NMEA screen.

The new screen allows a much more synthetic reading of navigation data. The 12 side indicators (on shelf) are fully configurable. We have reduced the number of indicators from 12 to 8 on the phone to maintain good readability while sailing, for those of you who prefer to use a phone in the cockpit.

The 3 small “cleats” around the compass indicate:

  • The direction of the wind (from) in blue
  • The direction of the current (to) in green
    heading towards the target in yellow.

Tablet screenshot

Smartphone screenshot

If you are currently in the Avalon Offshore (free) test period (see here: , you can update your test version and continue with this new version.

To update, go to the STORE module and click on “Update”

Happy sailing…. and make the most of your sailboat with Avalon Offshore!


6 thoughts on “Version 6.2: Improved NMEA instruments screen”

  1. Hi, I’ve just purchased Avalon offshore, looks fabulous just about to start using it when I notice the version o brought yesterday off by Google play is version 6.1 and your website says you have released v.6.2 for android phones. How do I update my version on my phone?
    Thanks Sarah

  2. I chose this app because of its display of NMEA data, the 6.2 display looks really cool. When I press store and update version, it is still 6.1 rather than the 6.2 version.
    Thanks Sarah

    1. philippe admin

      We are one week late te the publishing of version 6.2 for Android. It should be on Google Play on Thursday May 11.
      When publish, just go to Google Play and update your version (it is free)
      With our apologies

  3. Manfred Lugert

    Hi Phil,

    is there some thought or solution available to overcome the limitations experienced with autorouting in shallow coastal or inland waters as the Dutch Ijselmeer, Markermeer or Waddenzee? I reported this limiation end of last year…
    Otherwise, I am very impressed by the functionality of the SW and the recent wireless connectivity added to the boat’s NMEA bus.

    Manfred. L.

    1. philippe admin

      Yes in some countries where bathymetric data is available: France, England (except Jersey/Guernesey/etc..) and soon USA. In many other countries (Spain, Italy but I do not know for Netherlands) and despite the fact that this is “open data”, governements have decided to sell the data.
      The calculated route will consider your security depth: coastal, 0 level, 1, 2,3, 5 and 10m.
      For the Dutch inland sea, the worldwide cathography we are using does not consider Dutch inland sea as “sea”, unlike what is done for the great lakes (US, Geneva, etc). So no “good” solution available for now.
      However, the “real” route is defined in navigation…. and you can import Navionics “autorouting” routes.

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