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    Paul WhitePaul White
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    The NS Start is a compliment to the more feature rich NS 360 Wireless for those not requiring a magnetic compass or all waypoint/route management functions.

    Features include:

    Speedo GPS :
    The Speed Over Ground of the boat as measured by the GPS receiver is indicated by the display (High / Medium / Low).

    Distance to the start line:
    The NS Start start line distance function provides you the vital information to pinpoint exactly where you are relative to the line.

    • A sign /- indicates clearly which side of the line you are
    • The bow offset allows you to get the distance from your bow to the line
    • Ends can be ‘Pinged’ whilst travelling in any direction
    • Dedicated boat/pin end buttons: dedicated buttons make storing the startline easy and intuitive

    The easiest count-down timer: Press the timer button to get the 5 minutes sequence started. Press it again, and it will re-synchronize to 4 minutes or 1 minute. (there no support for any other time sequence)

    Compass GPS :
    The NS Start over ground digital compass delivers a reliable heading information measured by the GPS transducer, with a resolution of 1 degree.

    Data-logger :
    Up to 124 hours of sailing data can be recorded and transferred wirelessly to your computer for post-races analysis.

    Pros:
    Large display. Obvious buttons for each function. IPX-8 Waterproof t0 40m. At around $300 it’s good value compared with the Prostart/Tacktick. Also the rechargeable batteries can easily be replaced.

    Cons:
    Display is not angled and is polarized so may interfere with polarized sunglasses. Some users have developed complex systems for rotation against the angle of the boom.

    Weta Rating: 3/5 (but beware polarised display issue)

     

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