Calypso Cups Bluetooth LE wind sensor, TDWLB pressure too

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

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  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    My bad! If you go to the Saved Tracks screen in AnemoTracker and long press a track — as suggested in the header! — you get a choice of exporting it in KML or XL formats. On my Android phone the KML export opens in Google Earth and XLS file opens in a spreadsheet, which can be further exported in many ways. But the Calypso team wants to improve this aspect of their apps and I suggested looking at what the Bad Elf apps can do these days.

  2. scott says:

    I wonder is there an advantage using the separate anemometer and wind vane as opposed to the non moving parts models like the Maretron ultrasonic weather station? I know the Osprey around Maine do a number on the older units…

  3. Michael says:

    I agree with you about Bluetooth, its a dogs breakfast, but Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is very different, as you note you do not need to pair and the app can keep the connection open.
    BLE in my experience is very reliable.
    I am in the process of looking to instrument my two boats and dont want to get locked into slow, old, proprietary and expensive NMEA so am looking at going to BLE or full wifi for connectivity. BLE is rather easier to program to than UDP so I will probably use BLE as my interconnectivity standard.

  4. Josh says:

    I recently inspected a sailboat that had been hit by lightning and one of the damage vectors was the NMEA cable that carried some of the current to the new Raymarine autopilot. Needless to say, the system was toast.
    I wonder if the individual parts of a wireless system is safer from lightning damage than a wired system. What do you think?

  5. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Cool: Calypso has teamed with Vaavud to build a tiny ultrasonic wind and heading sensor for boats:

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