- Weight (g):448
- Total width (mm):175
- Total height (mm):120
- Total depth (mm):40
- Display digit height (mm):30
- Battery type:3xAA
- Battery life (hrs):15
- Water resistance:3m / IPX8
- Accuracy:±0.2 kts
- Data logging capacity (yes/no):yes
The ProStart has revolutionized how competitive sailors start races. As well as providing a simple way to measure distance-to-line, the ProStart shows speed and course over ground in a compact, distraction-free, easy-to-use instrument.
The number one goal in designing the ProStart was to make sure that the product would never undermine your crew’s performance with unnecessary distractions during the pre-start. The front surface of the ProStart is reserved for the three most important start-related buttons: the pin, boat and gun buttons. The large size of these buttons makes them easy to press, even with gloved hands and easy to find in the midst of chaos. Big numbers make the instrument easy to read with a quick glance and helps you keep your attention focused outside the boat.
Sailing World called the ProStart "Possibly the greatest electronic racing gadget of this decade,” and Practical Sailor gave it their prestigious Editor's Choice award.
Countdown timer - With the ProStart, when you hear or see any type of start signal it’s always the same drill: just hit the GUN button. If the timer isn’t running, it will start. If the timer is running it will sync. 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.
Race Mode - Displays heading, speed and wind shift indicator, updated twice a second. Each wind shift indicator bar graph segment represents 2.5° of deviation from the initial tack angle.
Maximum Speed recall - Recall your session’s absolute maximum and best 10 second average speeds with the click of a single clearly-marked button.
GPS Data logging - In addition to providing you real-time, on-the-water data, the ProStart constantly records your speed, heading and position to keep a running log of your most recent 30 hours of sailing. Once you get back to shore you can download this data to your Mac or PC and create race replay animations.
Box Includes: Velocitek ProStart, mounting cradle, USB cable, quick start guide, nylon storage sleeve, two Velocitek stickers, top button sticker.
Velocitek ProStart User Manual (software version 1.3)
Velocitek ProStart User Manual (software version 1.6)