Vesper Marine Transponder Comparison

  WatchMate 850 Transponder WatchMate Vision XB-8000 Transponder XB-6000 Transponder
Customize and filter targets when operating in busy areas Yes Yes N/A N/A
Computes & prioritizes targets by CPA, TCPA, bearing, range etc Yes Yes Using our free iOS and Android apps Using chart plotters, MFD's and computer software
Easy to use customizable alarm controls helps eliminate false alarms Yes Yes N/A N/A
Shows your own GPS position, course, speed and heading Yes Yes Provides GPS info to all connected devices Provides GPS info to all connected devices
Graphically depicts future crossing situations Yes Yes Using our free iOS and Android apps N/A
Heading-up/North-up display Yes Yes Using our free iOS and Android apps Using chart plotters, MFD's and computer software
Alarm & filter setting with multi profile (Anchor, Harbor, Coastal, Offshore) Yes Yes N/A N/A
Displays magnetic bearings and Aids to navigation marks Yes Yes Using our free iOS and Android apps Using chart plotters, MFD's and computer software
Identify friends or vessels in your fleet with a special icon Yes Yes N/A N/A
Built-in alarm plus external alarm/buzzer/indicator control Yes Yes
Yes
External MOB and Anchor Watch alarms
No
Alarms for AIS portable Man Over Board devices Yes Yes Yes Using chart plotters, MFD's and computer software
Includes mounting bracket or can be installed flush in a panel Yes Yes N/A N/A
Waterproof, can be externally mounted Yes Yes Yes Yes
Easy interfacing to optional chart plotters and computers Yes Yes Yes Yes
VHF radio DSC calling by selecting a target on the screen (requires compatible VHF radio) Yes Yes No No
Anchor Watch alarm Yes Yes Yes N/A
Full receive of all Class A and B AIS data and transmission of Class B AIS data Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internal high-performance parallel two channel AIS receiver and transmitter Yes Yes Yes Yes
Self diagnosis to provide warnings if AIS, GPS or antenna are not functioning Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unique VHF 'in use' indicator (when used with Vesper Marine VHF/AIS splitter) Yes Yes N/A N/A
Allows transponder to be put into Silent Mode (receive only) Yes Yes Yes Yes
High performance 50 channel GPS receiver Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internal GPS antenna eliminates need for external antenna when mounted with a view of the sky Yes Yes
No
Includes external antenna
Yes
Has internal and includes external antenna
Ability to connect to computers via waterproof USB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Can connect wirelessly to other devices using WiFi 802.11 b/g (5 users) No Yes Yes No
Fully certified NMEA 2000 No Yes Yes Yes
NMEA 0183 to WiFi 802.11 b/g gateway No Yes Yes No
NMEA 2000 to WiFi 802.11 b/g gateway No Yes Yes No
NMEA 2000 to NMEA 0183 and USB gateway No Yes Yes Yes
Controls transponder and silent mode features remotely via iPhone/iPad and Android apps No Yes Yes No
Use with standard applications such as iNavX, SEAiq, iSailor, etc. on iPads and Android tablets No Yes Yes No
Display worldwide coastlines No Yes N/A N/A
High resolution color touchscreen No Yes N/A N/A
Viewable screen in daylight & wearing polarized sunglasses Yes Yes N/A N/A
Galvanic isolated USB protects computer and AIS from damage Yes Yes Yes Yes
High speed 5Hz GPS navigation rate No Yes Yes Yes
Can be used as primary GPS on a NMEA 2000 network No Yes Yes Yes
Super low power consumption Excellent, 3W Good, 6W Very Good, 4W Excellent, 2.5W