Although the release of Mercury Marine’s VesselView Mobile app took a bit longer than anticipated—the marine engine and accessories company originally announced it would happen in May—the app is now available for free download in the Apple Store and Google Play in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The app is available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
According to a press release from the Fond du Lac, Wis., company, the VesselView Mobile app “instantly provides users access to their boat’s SmartCraft® digital data in the palm of their hand.”
The VesselView Mobile module, which is needed to fully utilize the app, is available for purchase ($275) at participating Mercury Marine dealers, from the VesselView Mobile app or through this VesselView Mobile link. The product is compatible with all Mercury SmartCraft-capable engines built since 2003. One module supports single through quad engine applications.
The app uses Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 technology to connect an iOS or Android mobile device to the SmartCraft data network. Users can view engine operation information including hours, fuel burn, water temperature, battery voltage and more. Users also can acquire fault code diagnostic information, which helps them understand if an engine issue needs to be addressed immediately or when they return to the dock, according to the release.