Discover the X Shore app
April 24 2021
Discover the X Shore app.
We are currently living in a digital era. What was once only seen in science fiction movies has become a reality in our day to day lives. The recent growth of mobile apps has most of us relying on them for information, assistance or even life planning. Taking advantage of the technology at our hand can also make our boating experience easier and more convenient.
The Eelex 8000 comes equipped with 3 pieces of hardware that allow you to control the boat. Firstly you have the central 24 inch touchscreen, where all onboard management takes place. Secondly, you have the X Shore customized Garmin MARQ Captain watch which combines some onboard features (such as “man overboard”) together with some remote features. Finally, you have the X Shore App that allows you to check your boat's status remotely.
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the X Shore App features that can enhance your boating experience:
Secured with biometrics
Biometrics is the process by which a person’s unique physical and other traits are detected and recorded by an electronic device or system as a means of confirming identity. Since biometric identifiers are unique to individuals, they are more reliable in verifying identity than other methods like for example passwords. Our app takes physiological data such as fingerprints and facial recognition to allow access to the Eelex 8000 control panel, ensuring you are the only one who is granted access to remotely control your boats settings.
Remotely switch your boat on/off
Our remote immobilizer allows you to switch on or shut off the Eelex 8000 by accessing the boat’s central communication network that controls everything in the vessel. This can be a particularly powerful tool to prevent theft.
Set your boat name, home dock & geofence
Boat naming is a tradition that started over a thousand years ago, when sailors named vessels after gods, goddesses or saints hoping to bring good fortune to their travels. Why wouldn’t you want to carry on tradition in a digital way? On the other hand, a geo-fence is a virtual perimeter for a real-world geographic area. A geo-fence can be dynamically generated—as in a radius around a point location, or it can be a predefined set of boundaries. With our app, you can establish which is your home dock location and mark a geo-fence around it to create limits to your navigation area. Think about avoiding navigating in deeper waters for safety or battery charge control (receiving an alert when you are getting close to the range limit for your battery charge. Geo-fencing may also be useful to create a float plan that you can share with friends and family.
See the position and status of your boat at all times
Get notified when any unusual activity is detected on your boat. This feature paired with remotely being able to switch off your boat will allow you to have full control over your vessel at all times.
Set your mobile or e-mail notifications and alerts based on location or sensors
Set your home-dock and geofence area. Receive a message on your phone when your boat moves outside this specified area. Get the latest charge, battery and pump status of your Eelex 8000. Decide the speed limits of your Eelex 8000 inside and outside your geofence area.
Check your charging status, time left to full charge. Get alerts when charging is stopped or completed. Stop or start charging remotely.
This feature is interesting when charging your boat at a dock station. Leave your boat in charging mode while you enjoy the activities at the marina and get notified when you are fully charged and ready to go.
Check the status of all pumps. All pumps are fully automated, but bilge pumps can be activated remotely.
Yet another safety feature. Check and activate the bilge pumps remotely in case there is any drained water that needs to be removed from the bottom area of the hull.
Access to the user manual and support resources.
Get all the information you need about the boat or get support directly from your phone, wherever you are.
The app is free for iOS and Android for all Eelex 8000 owners. We are continually working on improvements so you can regularly update the app to receive the new features that may be available.
The world runs on apps nowadays and there’s probably an app for whatever you can think of. Some are more useful than others, but with several key security features to remotely control your boat the X Shore App is definitely worth the memory space on your smartphone.