Boaters, anglers, paddlers, divers, surfers and other water sports enthusiasts can check tides, along with moon phases and sun positions, with the ChronGlobal Tidal Chronoscope app for the iPhone or Android smart phones.
Using the GPS and location service features, the app shows a virtual wristwatch that instantly provides current tide information for more than 9,400 locations worldwide in imperial or metric units. The app retails for $2.99 in the iTunes Store or the Android Market. ChronGlobal Corp., Miami Beach. www.chronglobal.com
This article originally appeared in the February 2012 issue.