The Velocitek ProStart is an easy to use GPS enabled sailing instrument with distance to line features. The ProStart has the GPS instrument features that pro sailors actually use and nothing else. The ProStart’s clearly marked buttons do exactly what you expect them to. This makes the ProStart easy to learn and easy to explain to your crew.
The ProStart, is specifically designed, from the ground up, to give you the easiest, most accurate distance to line measurements ever. Setting the line is as simple as telling your crew to press the boat button as you sail by the RC and then the pin button as you sail by the pin.
Start signals have a way of going off at the least convenient times. With the ProStart, when you hear or see any type of start signal it’s the always the same drill: just hit the GUN button. If the timer isn’t running, it will start. If the timer is running it will sync.
Ten seconds after your start, the ProStart automatically switches to showing your GPS speed (SOG) and heading (COG). The accuracy and responsiveness of the speed measurements make the ProStart an unparalleled tool for optimizing your boatspeed.
Features & Benefits
Start-specific user interface.
Velocitek's number one goal in designing the ProStart was to make sure that the product would never undermine your crew's performance with unnecessary distractions during the pre-start. The front surface of the ProStart is reserved for the three most important start-related buttons: the pin , boat and gun buttons. The large size of these buttons makes them easy to press, even with gloved hands and easy to find in the midst of chaos.
Easy on the eyes.
The ProStart's sunlight-readable high-contrast LCD screen features 30mm (1.2") tall digits in a font that's optimized for readability. This makes the instrument easy to read with a quick glance and helps you keep your attention focused outside the boat.
The ergonomic design of the ProStart makes it's large buttons easy to press with one hand even when your boat is pitching around. The spring-loaded mechanical buttons also provide positive tactile feedback. This lets you know that you've successfully pinged a mark without having to look at the ProStart's screen.
Mount the ProStart anywhere.
Each ProStart comes packaged with a mounting cradle that can be bolted to the ProStart Mast Mounting Bracket or directly to a bulkhead. The cradle is also compatible with any bracket designed for the venerable Tacktick Micro Compass.
The ProStart has been tested to IPX-8, the most rigorous industrial water-resistance standard. This means that you can count on the ProStart to survive wipeout after epic wipeout.
Second Line of Defense.
We do not recommend opening up the ProStart's battery compartment on the water. On the other hand, we understand that you're unlikely to follow this recommendation so we covered the ProStart's USB connector with a silicone plug and sealed the batery terminals with epoxy; a few stray water droplets won't ruin your day.
Snap and swap.
The ProStart's sealed battery compartment can be opened without tools This allows you to swap in a fresh set of standard rechargeable or disposable AA cells in mere seconds.
Velocitek ProStart Technical Specifications
- Speed Accuracy: ±0.2 Knots
- Heading Resolution: 1°
- Display Update Rate: 2Hz (once every 0.5s)
- Water Resistance: 3m / 10 ft (IPX-8)
- Display: 30mm / 1.18” digit height 120° viewing cone
- Data Logger: Lat, Long, Time, Speed, and Heading recorded at 0.5 Hz (once every 2s), 30hr capacity. Data download is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 and Windows
- Batteries: 3 x AA 20+ hr endurance, rechargeable or disposable
- Dimensions: 120mm x 175mm x 40mm / 4.72" x 6.89" x 1.57"
- Weight Including Batteries: 448g / 0.99lb
- Bracket Compatibility: Velocitek ProStart Mast Bracket or any Tacktick Micro Compass bracket.
- GPS Chipset: u-blox LEA-5M
- Warranty: One year
Prices displayed in Euros do not include VAT.
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