A Guide to Wavve Boating
A Map for You
The Map in Wavve Boating is a treasure trove of useful information. To make sense of it all, you only have to learn the various icons in the app, what they mean, and how they act in unison. The icons range from basic chart information – water depth and buoys – to custom pins unique to Wavve Boating. Together, they help boaters safely navigate and find interesting locations on the water. Click to view the infographic for a crash course on icons in the map.
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Maybe! We are constantly expanding our chart coverage. To find out if chart data has extended to your favorite waterways, visit wavveboating.com/map and navigate to your area. If there is chart data available, you will see water depth information and buoys on the map. If there is no chart data, you will see the text “Limited or no nautical chart data in this area.”
The Wavve Boating map is an interactive, digital nautical chart. The map shows water depth, important buoys, shipwrecks, and dangers. To make boating easier for you we have areas tinted red to indicate bodies of water that are shallower than the draft of your boat. Draft = vertical distance from the top of the water to the bottom of your boat.
Within the map, you can zoom in for more details, tap on icons for more relevant information, see your direction and speed, view tidal variations, and see the weather forecast. For more information, check out our video tutorial about Map Basics.
To add friends to your “Fleet,” tap the menu icon in the bottom left of the app screen (it appears as three horizontal lines). In the menu, tap “My Community” to open the friends tab. On this screen you will see any friends in your Community and whether they are “At Sea” (on the water) or a “Landlubber” (they have not been on the water for more than 24 hours).
To add a new Fleet member, tap the light blue “+” button in the bottom right on the app screen. Select “Add Fleet Member” and search for a friend’s name or username. If the person you are looking for has appeared in the search results, tap the “Add” button next to their name to send them an invitation to join your fleet.
If they accept your request, you will receive a pop-up notification and you will be able to view their profile in the “Community” screen. You can then tap the compass icon next to their name to see where active users are on the map. The app will automatically bring you to their last known location.
If you have received a friend request, a notification will appear above the “At Sea” section of the “My Community Screen”. From there you can accept or decline a friend request.
Check out our video tutorial for a visual walkthrough of the process to add or find friends in Wavve Boating.
To add a custom location (Wavve Points/Pins) to the map, tap the teal“+” button in the center of the bottom bar of the main app screen.
There are two kinds of Wavve Points: static, permanent Wavve Points and Temporary Alerts. Wavve Points can be added anywhere on the map, while Temporary Alerts can only be added within two miles of your current location.
Select the category that closely matches the location you are adding. For example, if you see dangerous debris, select the “Danger” icon. If you found a great spot to bird watch, perhaps the “Sight” icon is appropriate. If you see a group of boats meeting up, try the temporary “Raft-Up” pin. Picking icons that represent the primary aspect of the location helps create a valuable ecosystem of Wavve Points for the entire boating community.
Once you have selected your type of pin,add a few details so others will know a bit more about the location. You can add a picture, notes, and some additional information that changes based on the type of pin you are adding (i.e number of slips for “Docking” or popularity for “Beach”).
While connected to the internet, select the turning arrow icon in the bottom right corner of the app screen. This action opens the Routes and Trips screen. In this view you can record a trip in real time, plan a route, set a destination, and view your saved routes and trips in a list view.
To create a route, tap the “Plan Route” button and use the “+” and “-” buttons to add or remove points along the route you want to take. Pan the map as normal to move the location of the next point. When you have completed the route, tap “Done” to view the Route Overview screen and add details for your route.
From this screen you can discard the route or save it for later. To exit a route, tap the turning arrow icon (now highlighted blue with the name of the route and distance in the highlighted area) and tap the “x” button.
If you want to record your current movement on the water, navigate to the Routes and Trips screen and tap the “Record Trip” button. Tap the blue turning arrow icon to view trip information and how to pause or stop the recording. Stopping will prompt you to resume or end your trip and saving will take you to the trip details screen, where you can edit the trip name and details.
Of course!. Wavve Boating can help you find what you need on the water. Just tap on the magnifying glass in the top bar of the map, and search by category, coordinates, or via a custom query. The map uses data from Google Maps, so you can find gas pumps, restaurants, boat ramps, and more, right from the app.
Data is not required for the app, but a GPS capable device is necessary. To use the charts offline follow these steps:
- Open the app while connected to the internet and view the areas you wish to travel. The app will cache that locations chart data for later use.
- Once you are out on the water, open Wavve Boating, and you will have access to the chart data in the areas that were cached.
However, without an internet connection, some features will have limited functionality (Ex. sharing Wavve Points or trips.)
Yes! Wavve Boating has a complete seven-day forecast all across North America. You can easily view the temperature, wind speed, and wave height as you move around the map.
Yes! Wavve Boating tracks the tidal variation in coastal regions and changes in water height along lakes and rivers and updates the map accordingly. You can view predicted water heights up to 18 hours in the future and track the next tidal variances.
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