SeeYou Navigator 2.0 is ready!
After a very successful beta testing by a few hundred pilots and three release candidate versions, SeeYou Navigator is ready for prime time.
It is significantly more reliable in recording your flight, has a smoother user interface, and most of all, reveals these cool new features:
- Bluetooth Low Energy connection to external devices
- Measures altitude with internal pressure sensor of the phone – if it has one
- Uploads flights to OLC, XContest, DHV-XC and WeGlide
- Works seamlessly with the SeeYou Cloud Logbook
- Lower power consumption
- Refreshed user interface
Why use Bluetooth with external devices?
In smartphones, power consumption is typically a priority, but in gliders, accuracy is preferred. Dedicated flight recorders have better and more accurate GPS and pressure sensors than phones.
With better sensors, the wind calculation is more accurate, and final glide calculations are more reliable.
In addition to that, smartphones try to prevent apps from burning power by running GPS in high-precision mode. If GPS is connected to the phone by Bluetooth Low Energy, this connection is stable and remains un-interrupted even when Navigator is running with the screen turned off or you are using other apps.
Supported BLE devices
SeeYou Navigator 2.0 is able to connect directly with devices that expose Serial NMEA setneces over Bluetooth Low Energy. Connection works from iPhones as well as Android devices. Supported sentences include $LXWP0, $LK8EX11, $PGRMZ and other typical GPS sentences.
Connect your Bluetooth device through Menu > Devices. and if it fails, let us know which device it is and we’ll make an effort to support it.
Naviter Bluetooth Dongle
If your device doesn’t have Bluetooth connectivity, Naviter Bluetooth Dongle will transform it into a smart BLE device. It’s a simple device that transforms any flight instrument with serial output into a Bluetooth Low Energy data source. Plug it in, and it works. With LXNAV, Flarm, LX Navigation and other devices with IGC standard pinout. One phone and one Oudie can be connected to the Bluetooth Dongle in parallel. If you’re interested, let us know and we’ll be happy to share the details!