The Velocitek ProStart was designed to give you the easiest, most accurate distance to line measurements ever! Ping both ends of the line and the ProStart uses the latest WAAS-augmented GPS technology to spit out an accurate distance to the line every half-second.
Practical Sailor Magazine has recognized the Velocitek ProStart as the PS Best Choice among handheld performance tools in the May 2011 issue. PS stated, "Well-designed and easy to install and use, the ProStart is a clear winner in this category [handheld performance tools] and a PS Best Choice. Although it lacks many of the extras found in the RockBox, it gives racing sailors an easy-to use tool that gives them a technical edge over other sailors and an ability to replay, analyze, and share race data. Small-boat sailors looking for a fun device to track speed and improve their skills will also appreciate its portability."
Velocitek Pro Start Features: Accurate distance-to-line measurements & countdown timer
Ultra-simple user interface with clearly marked buttons
Spring-loaded large buttons are easy to press with one hand and provide positive tactile feedback.
Sunlight-readable high-contrast LCD screen features 30mm (1.2") tall digits in a font that’s optimized for readability.
Tested to IPX-8, the most rigorous industrial water-resistance standard. This means that you can count on the ProStart to survive wipeout after epic wipeout.
Sealed battery compartment can be opened without tools so you can swap in a fresh set of standard rechargeable or disposable AA cells in mere seconds.
Automatically switches to show GPS speed (SOG) and heading (COG) ten seconds after the start.
Hit the GUN button to start the timer (or sync if already running).
Synced to the wrong signal? No problem! The ProStart lets you independently adjust the number of minutes on the timer while the seconds keep on rolling.
Shift tracker locks on to the mean heading for your tack and then shows deviations from that heading with an easy-to-read bar graph. If you tack or jibe again, the shift tracker automatically detects this, resets the bar graph and locks on to your new tack.
Recall your session’s absolute maximum and best 10 second average speeds with the click of a single clearly-marked button.
Constantly records speed, heading and position to keep a running log of your most recent 30 hours of sailing. Download this data to your Mac or PC and create race replay animations.
GPS data downloading is Mac and Windows compatible.
Includes a mounting cradle that can be bolted to the ProStart Mast Mounting Bracket or directly to a bulkhead.
Compatible with ProStart Mast Bracket or any Tacktick Micro Compass bracket.
Velocitek Pro Start Technical Specifications:Speed Accuracy: ±0.2 Knots
Heading Resolution: 1°
Display Update Rate: 2Hz (once every 0.5s)
Water Resistance: 3m / 10 ft (IPX-8)
Display: 30mm / 1.18” digit height 120° viewing cone
Data Logger: Lat, Long, Time, Speed, and Heading recorded at 0.5 Hz (once every 2s), 30hr capacity. Data download is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 and Windows
Batteries: 3 x AA 20+ hr endurance, rechargeable or disposable
Dimensions: 120mm x 175mm x 40mm / 4.72” x 6.89” x 1.57”
Weight Including Batteries: 448g / 0.99lb
Bracket Compatibility: Velocitek ProStart Mast Bracket or any Tacktick Micro Compass bracket.
GPS Chipset: u-blox LEA-5M
Warranty: One year
Velocitek Pro Start Box Contents:Velocitek ProStart
Mounting cradle (compatible with ProStart Mast Bracket or any Tacktick Micro Compass bracket)
Two Velocitek stickers
Top button label stickers
Quick Start Guide
Nylon storage sleeve