What Is CrewWatcher?
The CrewWatcher system consists of a smartphone app and small, wearable beacons. Each crewmember — be it adult, child or pet — wears a beacon. If someone goes overboard, the beacon will alert the CrewWatcher app, which will sound an alarm and provide latitude and longitude coordinates, the time of the event and a visual guide for the rescuer.
CrewWatcher is an app-based crew overboard alarm system that is the fastest way to rescue a person who is overboard. The system works like a virtual lifeline and is made up of two components: a smartphone application and a small beacon that can be comfortably worn by each crew member— be it adult, child or pet. The beacon does not require complex manual activation. The alarm will trigger automatically in Man Overboard (MOB) event. Should someone go overboard, the app, after sounding the alarm, will automatically provide lat/long coordinates of the MOB event, the time of the event, and will visually guide the rescuer back to the beacon using the virtual MOB compass.
Cell service is not required for the CrewWatcher system to work, and it operates on most smartphones or tablets. The beacon easily fits into your life jacket or attaches to anything with the included string. Use it for your crew, your dog or even your dinghy. One smart device can watch up to five crewmembers. The system was a winner of the 2017 Sail Magazine Innovation Award.
Oh, there’s also no need to change the batteries. Under normal use, it lasts 3 years or more.
This product is recommended for use with smart phones and tablets; including iPhone 5 or later, Samsung Galaxy S6 or later, and Sony Z2 or later. For full specs and system requirements, please go to www.crewwatcher.com/specs.