Fantastic Wind and Wave Predictor 5/5
By Randy & Ares
This is the only app you'll need for off shore sailing. You will have to pay to get the better features, but the price is reasonable.
Great app 5/5
I'm a delivery captain and sailing instructor and depend on this app Dailey.
Great Application for sailors !! 4/5
After a three years of constant use, I'm quite satisfied with the features of this app. However, I'd like to see the following capabilities implemented:
1. User should have capabilitity to (a) interchange the order of the graphs, for example, wind speed followed by atmospheric pressure, or
2. User should have capabilitity to superimpose graphs. For example, wind speed over atm pressure.
3. Provide the option to show a graph showing the average of the two graphs. ie, the midpoint between the two graphs.
4. Provide user graph entries on the chart to plot actual observations to compare the merits of the various app's graphs. User can save screen shots
Great App 5/5
Good Data, But Still Need Caution 5/5
I really like the 4 different models to review. In our area he European model is often more accurate, but still many times actual results are off 6-12 hours from predictions. So one has to still use local knowledge and sixth sense when crossing big straits. I always consult thus but never rely solely on its predictions.
Accurate in my area. 5/5
I need to preface this with the fact that I've only been able to use PredictWind for about a month, but is has been more accurate and useful than the local weather reports regarding wind strength direction and even the timing of precipitation.
By None really
Very accurate in the Great Lakes.
Great program 5/5
By Defel 67
Great graphics and easy to use modeling programs. I would definitely recommend.
Great display of info 5/5
Meaningful and thought out. Awesome app 2xthumbs
By Buzzard's Toys
This is the best weather app by farrrr
Very useful for San Juan island cruising as the wind here is quite intense at times. With this app, I can find a sheltered anchorage with ease.
Great wind app. 5/5
By boat bear
This app does everything that I need for boating in California and Florida.
The best by far 5/5
The interface isn't glitzy but the underlying models are by far the best available. I have been using this app for many years for kitesurfing. Also tried everything else: windguru, windy, windytv, iwindsurf, etc etc. They all focus on pretty user interfaces but the forecast data they use is raw and often what's available for free, i.e. GFS. Predictwind not only use the more costly but superior ECMWF data but they have further improved it by accounting for land masses etc, i.e. The PWE model. Don't ask me the technical details, all I know is that their model is almost always spot on here in the Pacific, while the others are all over the place. Unfortunately the high resolution models require a very expensive subscription. I hope the prices will go down, as Predictwind would actually increase their revenue coz more peeps would sign up.
Looks good so far 4/5
Just started using the app and there is a lot of info here. There are 4 models that predict wind. If you put the initials as indicated and add wind, you will get the explanations. With 4 models you can make your decision.
As to some of the other information, they are asking for an "upgrade".
Fabulous App 5/5
Offshore around the Pacific , just fabulous !
My go-to passage planning app 5/5
By Lord Jeffrey Amherst
Weather info is unmatched for its intuitive presentation of comprehensive data. I especially value seeing more than several forecasts at once. A real time-saver. The departure planning tool greatly increases my confidence when planning offshore passages in our trawler (6.5 knot cruising speed). Integration of PredictWind with the IridiumGO! device is seamless and the data feed is surprisingly fast and reliable. Best of all, because of the satellite connectivity, PredictWind functions as well while underway as it does in port. All in all, it is an outstanding product.
Very good 4/5
Quite accurate, at least as accurate as NOAA. Easy to use. I consult it daily in season.
Latest version graphics are superb 4/5
I find the app very useful, and accurate, for sailboat racing in San Francisco Bay.
The latest update features significantly enhance graphics that make the information even clearer and particularly good for showing changes through the day.
Really good real time info especially for wind.
Great App 5/5
By Not a happy camper the second
Very useful and easy to use.
They sell your email address 1/5
In order to get this app you have to sign up with an email address... My email was immediately flooded with spam and random advertisements and has since. It's been a slow process to unsubscribe from all these spam senders. Money hungry app if you ask me... Deleted
Not good enough 3/5
I rely on this weather service constantly but the iPhone app is weak. For instance there is no way to reliably change the magnification of the tables up or down. It also needs a better way to hide rows and then display them. For a service this good I expect an app just as good.
Good alarms 4/5
I have the basic paid version and it has worked well. I wish it gave more functionality and detail considering the price. Works often better than free Windyty or noaa, but even better as a comparison for creating confidence factor. I enjoy the alarm features most.
Feature Request: in addition to the 2 PW_ models, please plot the NOAA model as well. All three models have their good and bad predictions
Great tool 5/5
This app is wonderful for forecasting wind speed/direction. The "tables" view is good for a quick glance at the day's predictions. I use this as a tool for running sailboat races. We all wish to have a crystal ball, and this comes close.
Most accurate and user friendly wind app for sailors 5/5
I have used this map in different regions from SW Florida to the Ionian Sea Islands in Greece. The wind map and tables are most useful to anticipate even local wind changes. I like the conservative approach of comparing forecasts from different sources. Overall one of the very best sources to assess likely wind conditions when preparing a sailing trip.
Poor customer service 1/5
Must wait 24 hours to get help to reset password. Not the best when you need information, that you've paid for, now!
Ótimo app 4/5
Predict Wind tem alto índice de acerto nas suas previsões, além de bons gráficos e completo em suas funções. Só não ganhou 5 estrelas pelo preço, sensivelmente superior aos demais app.
Doesn't provide value for the cost. 1/5
By Less than happy sucker
Wish i hadn't purchased this.
Love this App! 5/5
Predict Wind has helped make our travels throughout the Med for 5 months amazing! It is my go to for all the weather and route planning. If you can afford it buy the Pro App because it does so much more!
We are about to cross the Atlantic and with the Iridium Go! We know we will have all the best in weather routing and predictions. If there were 6 stars I'd give it that as my rating.
Complete waste! 1/5
By Dean Boat
I'm sailing in the South Pacific, and thought I would try it. A shameful waste of my money.
Deceptive, beware, it cost $70+ per month 1/5
North of $70 per month to get it functional. You are kidding me. Yes it is cool to have everything in one place but your price is nuts. And you get 0 stars because you deceived me to download that junk
A must have 5/5
If you sail or spend any time outside you must have this app.
I spend a lot of time on the water sailing. I use this app to plan my routes, or even if I leave the dock. It is very accurate. I love it!
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. PREFER NOAA 1/5
Downloaded but no functionality without registration. Maybe I'm being unfair but I have a low appreciation for apps that look free but require my personal information before providing functionality. I can go to the NOAA website and find current and predicted winds. As a bonus, at NOAA, I can get current weather, weather forecast, radar, radar loop, weather history,.... So much more, without registering. This is likely a good app otherwise.
Grand Banks owner 5/5
By Oppe schooner
Fantastic app. We use this and noaa marine weather to decide if it is a "go or no go" day across the straits.
Great Weather App 5/5
A very useful weather prediction app - we have depended on it for the last three years on the Great Loop and Down East Loop. Very useful on St Lawrence Seaway, around Nova Scotia and Bay of Fundy where dependable weather information is a little more challenging to access. Route planning has been less stressful on the Great Lakes - would rather not be without this app!
By Ebony Dark'ness Dmtia Rvn Way
Must make an account, interface looks clunky, have to manually add locations, most useful features require subscription
Very good! 5/5
Really good and easy to use. Use it all the time for reagattas in Southern California and wind predictions are accurate most of the time. Highly recommend.
Very nice app 5/5
Easy to use and very useful.
Great app! 5/5
By SV Huck
Use it daily while we
Sail around the world.
Great app 5/5
I have a small sailboat and it would be extremely difficult to use it without PredictWind!
Brilliant App 5/5
By Great Lakes Sailor
Use the application for weather management on long distance races in the Great Lakes. Minor issues with the UI and resolution of some of the interfaces but nothing material.
A must for anyone spending more than a few hours on the water.
Predict Wind 4/5
Spot on and we live in a very hard area to predict wind consistently! Love it!
Good and simple app 5/5
Useful app 4/5
I have found PredictWind to be very useful and fairly accurate for the Great Lakes. We use it consistently to check the forecast and can typically rely upon it
Great App! 5/5
By Barry in Tonga
Easy and quick to learn and use, I check it almost every day... Barry @hungahaven
Predict Wind 2/5
By Playing nut.
Mostly inaccurate for the area. I was unable to get get good information for planning my sailing days on the Columbia River. I gave up after several weeks. Back to local sources.
Useful App 4/5
Easy to setup and use. Provides nice quick look to compare with other wind & weather sources.
A great program for understanding the weather 5/5
By LDM Law
This is the best program I have found for helping me to understand quickly what the wind and weather is, what it will be, and what the chances are that it will be different from the predictions. I know of no other app or program that allows me to switch back and forth so easily between wind view, radar view, rain view, etc., and that allows me to see them progress over time.
Great app 5/5
I use this app to help me train for SUP races
Predict Wind Review 5/5
By Syd 36 Driver
Great product, use it weekly to prepare for weekly Yacht Club races. Used it recently on International travel, where it proved to be very accurate.