Apple Watch Faces and Complications

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by superwa, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. Todd320

    Todd320 Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2007 Sea Ray 320DA
    Twin V-drive 5.7L 350 Horizon
    The only things to watch out for, prepare for, are:
    1) over heating, keep the iPad out of the sun!
    2) battery! I have a usb charger installed in the old mic location, and use that to charge the iPad as needed.
     
  2. superwa

    superwa Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    469
    Jul 27, 2013
    Rhode Island
    2001 Sea Ray Sundancer 380
    Mercruiser horizon 8.1S
    Good points Todd. I have the ipad on a ram mount high enough that it usually doesn't get direct sun light, and I installed a USB charger so that the ipad is always charged when underway.
     
  3. cskeller07

    cskeller07 New Member SILVER Sponsor

    23
    Aug 25, 2020
    Ohio, Lake Erie
    2003 Sundancer 260
    Mercruiser with Bravo 3

    Has the heat ever bothered it? What about water?
     
  4. Todd320

    Todd320 Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2007 Sea Ray 320DA
    Twin V-drive 5.7L 350 Horizon
    The heat has bothered mine if it gets direct sunlight. Most of the time that’s not an issue, but it does happen. Being at the helm, it can get wet but that is rare. If it’s pouring down rain, which happens, I take it down and either stop moving, or I keep going and use my plotter. I would like to find an inexpensive mount with heat sink and waterproofing (only entry points for water are the charging port, headphone jack (not all models, thank goodness) and speakers. Charging increases heat, so take that into consideration...
     
  5. superwa

    superwa Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    469
    Jul 27, 2013
    Rhode Island
    2001 Sea Ray Sundancer 380
    Mercruiser horizon 8.1S
    Haven't had any problems here. The ipad is mounted on a ram mount high up in a way that most of the time it gets shade from teh radar arch or the canvas. It has never overheated. It's in a lifeproof case, so water is also not an issue if it gets splashed.
     

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