Purpose of this chapter: to help you achieve best result of the App, and to give down-to-earth advices that increases your own safety at sea.
In harbor, check / trim contents of the Settings mainpage.
Fill in the textfields in the Track mainpage with anything to remember.
Connect your device to power supply if needed.
Tap the New track button, and confirm that you want to start tracking.
Wait a few seconds to check that tracking starts, and the waiting for you to move message appears.
Put the device out of the way or in your pocket.
When out of harbor and traffic, it's time to do your first registration of wind, sea and weather conditions with the Event editor.
A good time to so could be when turning engine off and setting sail - so these Sails and engine doings could be registered at the same time.
Whenever there is a change in any of the conditions you want to register, make a new event for that.
Don't make many events close to each other in time or distance - their details (pins, markers, icons) may be hard to distinguish on Map.
Tap the End track button, and confirm that you want to end tracking.
But this is not strictly needed: if you don't move during a Long pause - and the App isn't in the foreground, the App will end the track for you. But if you go ashore before that, the device in your pocket, tracking will continue!
Unfortunately, there is an issue with automatic ending of tracking when in the background. Before iOS 13, this worked very reliably. At the time of writing (May 2020, iOS 13.4) the source of the issue is assumed to be iOS.
Check and manually update the ended track and its events via the History mainpage.
Optionally, use the Upload subpage to bring the Website up to date.
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