WatchMate Vision Comparison


  WatchMate Vision Icom
MA500 TR
Simrad
AI50
Amec
Camino 201
Comar
CSD 300 *
Color touchscreen for easy operation Yes No No No No
Full receive of all Class A and B AIS data and transmission of Class B AIS data Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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
Anchor watch triggers an alarm if you drift outside a configurable circular zone Yes No No No No
AIS Man Overboard (MOB) alarm triggers if a crew member falls overboard (works with any manufacturer AIS MOB device, not included) Yes No No No No
Ability to connect to computers via waterproof USB Yes No No No No
Galvanic isolated USB protects AIS and computers from possible damage and allows USB to be used at all times Yes No No No No
Low power consumption Good, 6W Poor, 8.4W Poor, <10W Poor, <10W Poor, <13W
Built in GPS Antenna Yes No No No No
Dedicated iPhone, iPad and Android apps Yes No No No No
WiFi (802.11 b/g) Yes No No No No
Dual WiFi configuration allows connection to an existing WiFi router or can create its own WiFi network Yes No No No No
Provides a NMEA 2000 to WiFi 802.11 b/g gateway (routes NMEA 2000 instrument data to WiFi and USB) Yes No No No No
Certified NMEA 2000 Yes No No
Class B vessel names, type, size not visible
No No
Multiple alarm profiles (Anchor, Harbor, Coastal, Offshore) Yes No No No No
Graphical Plot Shows Crossing Situations Yes No No No No
World-wide coastal outlines Yes No Yes Yes No
Ability to set waypoints No Yes No No Yes
Built-in alarm plus external alarm/buzzer/indicator control Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Waterproof, can be externally mounted Yes Limited Yes Limited 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 2016). 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.