Latest MAX update: V1.3.1
If your MAX is running an older version then v1.3.1, you will need to update the device manually. Go to Menu > System > Check for updates. Before starting, make sure MAX has been paired with your phone or is connected to WiFi.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a red light function?
MAX is designed for the dinghies and sportboats. Because they primarily sail during the day, there is no red-light function.
Is MAX waterproof?
MAX is 100% waterproof and 100% wireless. It has no batteries, no charging ports. We’ve included Wifi, Bluetooth and inductive charging to make sure it is truly waterproof, without compromising on features.
How long does the battery last?
All day battery life 16 – 17h with everything turned on.
How do I charge MAX?
You charge MAX using inductive charging. There is a charger included in the box.
What is the weight of MAX?
What is the size of MAX?
How do I configure the data display the way I want?
Go to Menu > Pages > add page. Here you can choose the data you would like to see. You can change the value by holding the middle top button.
Electronic Devices are not allowed in my class. Can I still use MAX?
Although GPS is not allowed in all classes, MAX can still be used for shift tracking, heading, heel and pitch. You can prove in the Sailmon App when you turned off your GPS and when you turned it back on.
Where can I find my log files?
In the Sailmon App you can find the data from your sailing trip. You can download it as a CSV and GPX file.
Is it possible to see depth?
Yes, that’s possible, but you need to use Sailmon NaVlink interface plus an NMEA2000 depth sensor on an NMEA2000 or NMEA0183 network. A speed sensor can also be added in the same way.
Can I see the True Wind Speed (TWS)?
Yes, that’s possible, but only when MAX is connected to our Ultrasonic Wind Sensor or NMEA. You will receive Apparent Wind Speed and Apparent Wind Angle from the sensor and MAX calculate TWA, TWS and TWD.
How accurate is the data?
The accuracy of MAX is 0.3 meter. Under ideal conditions.
Can the data on the MAX be viewed live?
When your MAX and phone are in a Bluetooth range, it is possible to see the data live via the Sailmon app.
Which variables can been seen on MAX
Heading, Heel, Pitch
Position, SOG, COG
Augmented AWA, AWS
Augmented TWA, TWS, TWD
Unlimited data logging
Which features does MAX have?
Distance to line
Estimated distance from line at start
Instant session report
Value added data from Sailmon cloud
non GPS mode
NMEA input for depth, wind and speed. ** Interface sold separately.
BLE wind* (*sensor sold separately)
How can I mount the MAX to a rotating mast?
We deliver the flat surface mount in the box. There are multiple rotating brackets available. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
How can I mount MAX?
There are two standard mounts: a flat surface screw mount (included in the box) and a GoPro mount (not included in the box).
Is it possible to download the files from the device?
Yes, as a CSV and GPX.
How can I download my sailing data?
Go to the track you would like to download in the app, press the little 3 dots and download the data.
My MAX isn’t charging, what can I do?
Use a power plug with an output of 5V-3A or 9V-2A.
Where can I find the wind graphic?
To built your Wind Graphic, go to pages and build a new page. Change the value layout by pressing the middle top button until you see ‘wind’ in the layout.
I would like to become a MAX ambassador. What to do?
Get in touch with MAX@sailmon.com, send you sailing resume and your motivation to be considered a MAX ambassador.