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NS-START Pocket V2
New V2 upgrades
The new V2 design features a new button panel, new higher contrast LCD mounted on a soft silicon pad to survive the toughest conditions. A new amber red backlight allows the unit to carry its duty in the night sailings. PC connectivity is now enhanced with the latest generation Bluetooth low energy transceiver (BLE).
GPS speedo and compass
The NS-START Pocket V2 is a all-in-one multi constellation GPS receiver (GPS+GLONASS+GALILEO+BEIDOU) that delivers precise and reliable heading information to help you to tack and jibe at the most suitable times. The user settings let you decide the required sensitivity (High / Medium / Low) based on your boat, your style, and the current weather conditions.
The trip distance and the maximum speed can also be accessed.
The easiest count-down timer
Press the timer button to get the 5 minute sequence started. Press it again, and it will re-synchronize to 4 minutes or 1 minute.
Hundred of hours of sailing data can be recorded and transferred wirelessly through Bluetooth to your computer for post-races analysis.
Distance to the start line
The NS-START Pocket V2 start line distance function relies on a highly accurate GPS to pinpoint exactly where you are relative to the line.
A +/- sign indicates clearly which side of the line you are.
Unique bow offset gives the exact distance from your bow to the line.
Ends can be 'pinged' whilst traveling in any direction.
Boat/pin end buttons: dedicated buttons make storing the start line easy and intuitive.
The embedded firmware of the NS-START Pocket V2 is upgradable thanks to its embedded bluetooth transceiver: new features and firmware upgrades are available in our download area.
Dedicated user interface for the start
With a dedicated button for the timer and 2 dedicated ones for the boat and pin, anyone in the crew can launch the start sequence within a second while focusing on the boat performances.
The symbols on the buttons and their positions make the misunderstanding and wrong usage totally impossible with an easy access on starboard tack.
Inspired by the 40 meters waterproof digital camera dive casing, the design of the body is made around a thick rubber ring, sealed with 14 stainless steel screws. Made to survive the toughest conditions and wipeouts.
Protected by another thick rubber ring around the tab, the battery compartment is totally independent from the main body.
(Note: LCD screen frozen for 3D view purpose)
Speed resolution: 0.1 knots
Minimum speed: 0.5 knots
Heading resolution: 1º
Display: 24 mm digit height, wide view angle, amber red backlight for night sailings
Dimensions: 125 mm x 80 mm x 26 mm
Lanyard/Safety leash hole to secure the device
Bluetooth embedded for easy PC connectivity
Weight including battery: 260 grams
1 AA battery: 30 hours+ run time
Novasail Wireless Manager
A free application for Windows
The Novasail Wireless Manager software is a free application for Windows that allows you to:
Set all your device parameters such as the speed sensitivity, start line offset, gps logger sampling time, etc.
Download new firmwares and features for your NOVASAIL unit
Windows (MAC OS soon available)
Download GPS data from the NS-START Pocket V2
Upgrade the embedded firmware
Manage the setup of the NS-START Pocket V2
NS-START Pocket V2 with anti glare screen protection