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WeatherFlow

The WeatherFlow turns your iOS or Android devices into a wind meter to measure speed, direction and average gusts. Download the app, plug the meter into your device and hold it high facing into the wind. The manufacturer promises better accuracy than “any other handheld anemometer on the market.” $34.95. WeatherFlow, Scotts Valley, California,

(800) 946-3225. www.weatherflow.com

 

August 2014 issue

 

JBL receiver

Prospec Electronics introduces a round AM/FM receiver from JBL in black and silver. Stylish appearance aside, the JBLPRV175 is equipped with a 45W x 4 internal amplifiers, Bluetooth audio streaming and wired/wireless remote control. It also includes USB input and can charge most portable media devices. $189.95. Prospec Electronics, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, (843) 849-9037. www.prospecelectronics.com

 

August 2014 issue

   

inReach Explorer

DeLorme’s inReach Explorer integrates route planning, waypoints and navigation with global two-way text messaging, GPS tracking and SOS alerts. Features include a built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer sensors. The handheld device communicates over the Iridium satellite network and can be combined with Freedom subscription plans for satellite service. $379 (Freedom plans start at $14.95 a month.) DeLorme, Yarmouth, Maine, (800) 561-5105. www.delorme.com

August 2014 issue

   

Ultimate Boat Wash

Smoove Ultimate Boat Wash is a concentrated, biodegradable and phosphate-free product specially formulated for use on gelcoat, fiberglass and painted fiberglass. The company says it cleans boats without stripping wax. $19.95 (quart), $59.95 (gallon). Smoove, Stevensville, Md., (410) 490-2628.

www.smoovewax.com

June 2014 issue

 


   

rescueME

Ocean Signal’s rescueME PLB1 personal locator beacon is about a third smaller than other PLBs and alerts search-and-rescue services via satellite, a 121.5 MHz homing beacon and a high-intensity strobe. It’s certified by Cospas-Sarsat for compatibility with the 406 MHz satellite system and is approved for use in North America by the Federal Communications Commission. $299. Datrex, Miami, (321) 626-5779. www.datrex.com

 

June 2014 issue

   

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