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APS: How to use the Velocitek Shift

Published on February 27th, 2014

The Velocitek Shift is a magnetic based compass that excels in offering you an intuitive, easy way to visually see headers and lifts. Whether you’re the owner or the crew, knowing how to operate your on-board compass is a must, but we’re here to help.

The Shift is specifically designed to indicate whether you are headed or lifted relative to a pre-set Mean Wind Direction. Although it requires a little more work up front it reduces the amount of work (and math) you’ll actually need to do during the race.

The Shift contains a gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer making it arguably the most accurate compass that APS offers. It is a magnetic based compass unlike the SpeedPuck and ProStart which are GPS based. It also boats a LED backlight and user-replaceable battery further distinguishing it from some of their competitors. Like all Velocitek products it is elegantly simple and easy to use.

Click here for a How-To video to learn how to set the mean heading and use the start function.

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