WatchMate 850 Comparison

  AISWatchMate 850 Transponder Icom MA500 TR Simrad A150 Amec Camino 201 Comar CSD 300 *
Customize and filter targets when operating in busy areas Yes No No No No
Computes & prioritizes targets by CPA, TCPA, bearing, range etc Yes No No No No
Ability to connect to computers via waterproof USB Yes No No No No
Super low power consumption Excellent, 3W Poor, 8.4W Poor, <10W Poor, <10W Poor, <13W
Graphically depict crossing situations Yes No No No No
Allows multiple status profiles (Anchor, Harbor, Coastal, Offshore) Yes No No No No
Built in GPS patch antenna Yes No No No No
Personal fleet identification Yes No Yes Yes Unknown
Anchor Watch management and display Yes No No No No
Built-in alarm plus external alarm/buzzer/indicator control Yes Yes No Yes Yes
VHF radio DSC calling Yes Yes No No No
Waterproof, can be externally mounted Yes Limited Yes Limited Yes
Full receive of all Class A and B AIS data and transmission of Class B AIS data Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internal parallel two channel AIS receiver Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

* Comar CSD-300 requires purchasing and installing an external "black box" AIS transponder such as the CSB-200

Please Note: This information has been gathered from public sources. To the best of Vesper Marine’s knowledge it was correct at the time of publication (early 2012). We want to keep this up-to-date, so if you see anything missing or incorrect, please let us know so we can update this information.