An interesting alternative to a complete VesselView multifunction display, the Mercury Marine VesselView Mobile app is available for free download on the App Store and Google Play in North America. Available for iOS and Android mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, the VesselView Mobile app places the boat’s SmartCraft digital data in the palm of the angler’s hand.
The compact VesselView Mobile module plugs into the Mercury wiring harness system and can mounted anywhere below the helm. The module sends engine data via Bluetooth to the mobile device. The module ($275) is available for purchase at participating Mercury Marine dealers, from the VesselView Mobile app or on vesselviewmobile.com. The product is compatible with all Mercury SmartCraft-capable engines built since 2003. One module supports single- through quad-engine applications.
With VesselView Mobile, users can see SmartCraft engine data on the screen of a mobile device. The app also includes useful new features such as fuel information, maintenance reminders, mapping, performance summary, and fault code diagnostics. With VesselView Mobile, the user can perform the following functions from a mobile device:
- Connect to the SmartCraft data network in your boat from your iOS or Android mobile device via BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0)
- See SmartCraft engine parameters, like engine hours, fuel burn, water temperature, battery voltage, rpm, etc. (parameters available are specific to each engine family).
- Get fault code diagnostic information so you know and understand if that fault is something to be addressed when you return to the dock, or if it is more urgent.
- Fuel management provides accurate fuel usage data along with fuel remaining, plus indicates time and distance to empty when the user enters fuel added via the app.
- Locate the nearest Mercury Marine dealer.
- Get points of interest information for a body of water, including fuel and restaurant locations, and more.
- Record a moment on the water for future reference.
- Access checklists associated with a boating lifestyle.
- Get maintenance reminders and access historical maintenance information logs.
Mercury Marine’s VesselView Mobile app also provides users with a Web-based account that gives them and their preferred dealer an even deeper connection to their boat.