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Be in control. With easy-to-read and fully customizable instruments, you always know what is happening in your boat.

Whether you are a cruise or a sailor, the customizable instruments give you an edge and the confidence you need to explore new areas.

At a glance

  • At a glance real-time information at your fingertips of the most critical boat systems.

  • Enhance your navigation with the most relevant sensors and instruments directly on your app.

  • Two instrument modes optimized for cruisers and sailors.

  • Customize your instrument panel easily to your needs.

  • Instruments are recorded to your trip logs so you can analyze your boat performance and your trip analytics.

Access instruments view

The instruments bar has been designed to support you during navigation. As you start navigating a route, it will automatically appear on the map. You may manually activate the instruments panel without navigating a route by pressing Instruments in the bottom menu.

As the instruments panel is shown, the App will start recording the trip adding the instrument data to it. You will be able to review your trip along with all the instrument data recording during it.

Cruising instruments

This is the default option when you start the app for the first time. The instrument panel will show the available sensor data collected by the Orca Core. As a minimum, you shall see the Speed and Heading because those are provided by the Orca Core.

The available metrics for customization are:

  • Speed

  • Heading

  • Depth

  • Engine data - RPM, voltage, boost pressure, operating hours, temperature, tilt, oil level

  • Fuel - consumptions, level, range

  • Battery voltage

  • Temperature - water and ambient.

Sailing instruments

This advanced view has been meticulously designed for sailors. It features a compass-like visualization where you can visualize the most relevant sailing parameters.

In addition, we have added a number of textual gauges to complement the visual representation.

The visual representation comprehends the following information:

  • Heading - represented by the black compass rose

  • True wind angle - represented by the green diamond

  • True wind speed

  • Apparent wind angle - represented by the large blue diamond

  • Direction and strenght of current - represented by the blue arrow

  • Course over ground - represented by the orange diamond.

The available metrics for customization are:

  • Depth

  • Engine data - RPM, voltage, boost pressure, operating hours, temperature, tilt, oil level

  • Fuel - consumptions, level, range

  • Battery voltage

  • Temperature - water and ambient.

Customizing instruments

By default, the Orca App app shows the cruising instruments but you may select a different mode and customize it to your needs.

You may select a different instruments mode by going to the Settings menu and pressing, under the Instruments section.

There are two modes of instruments - Cruising and Sailing.

The Cruising instruments are a collection of customizable gauges that inform you of the most relevant metrics during your journey.

The Sailing instruments feature a novel visual representation that shows at a glance the most relevant calculated metrics for sailing. These are TWS, TWA, COG, AWA, and heading among more.

After having selected an instruments mode, you may customize the visible gauges.

Press on any gauge and a wide variety of alternative options will be shown below. The active gauge will be highlighted with a blue background. Press on the desired gauge to replace your selection. Orca makes it easy for you to understand what sensors you have available. The available instruments will show real-time data so you can be confident that you are selecting a valid instrument.

Once you have finalized the customization, press the back arrow to leave the Settings menu. Your new instruments panel shall be ready to use.

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