Download the YachtBot Mobile App to your smartphone from Google Play or the App Store. It's free!
Sign in on your YachtBot Mobile app, using the same login you created when you signed up to a YachtBot account.
Your phone automatically registers on YachtBot, there is no need to enter the serial number and tag. If racing with other people, noting down your serial number and tag and sharing it with your friends is useful for identifying which device belongs to who before appropriately renaming it.
When heading on towards the water, simply push the big orange button to start the tracking. Same as on the YachtBot hardware, the top light indicates power, the centre indicator communicates connection to our servers, and the bottom one connectivity to the GPS network.
Make sure that location services are turned on, and that the YachtBot App is allowed to use mobile and/or roaming data.
Keeping your phone dry
Place you phone in a secure dry place where it still has good views of the sky. Note that carbon fibre shields signals very efficiently. On your body, such as in your buoyancy device can work very well.
Note that YachtBot Mobile App uses continuous GPS, a heavy use of the battery. We recommend starting with a full battery and using USB charge packs in addition.