Dawn Patrol Foil Tracking is here

FOILING OPTION! The iWatch app Dawn Patrol now has a beta out for foiling and it works soooo well. No more chopped up runs, all time spot analysis , records etc…
For those have used the app for a while may have noticed the analysis favor traditional surfing which didn’t help recording those 3m minute runs in small surf at all.


still in beta or is it coming in a pending app store update?

Can I get in on that beta?

Great up but been getting frustrated with the chopped up runs when I do actually manage to link a couple of waves.

Yeah, I have been frustrated with the app missing waves or entire sessions. Looking forward to seeing the update

I’ve been trying to decide between Dawn Patrol and Waterspeed app, thinking Waterspeed as it is doesn’t have the chance of clipping actual foil time. The app caters more for detail than UX, but I have trials on both and end up leaning towards Waterspeed.

Have you tired setting the wave detection sensitivity to slow? I had the same problem and it went away after I changed the settings for slower waves in my profile (profile->preferences (top right cog icon)->surf tracking). It does pick up fast paddling occasionally.

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I found the problem with slow is it will show 27 waves when there’s actually 7. Medium has worked best for me but I have still had the app shut off and record nothing, as if I never hit the “start surfing” button.

I feel like you used to have to spin the knob to turn off water lock mode on Apple Watch, now you long press it, and I have found rotating my watch so it’s on the palm side of my wrist seems to keep it from getting unlocked, because putting my hands down on the board unlocks it otherwise.

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Wow that’s strange. I guess slow only works well in sloppy weak Florida waves :man_shrugging:t2: But I never experienced the app prematurely ending my session.

One thing that’s not normal about my Apple Watch set up is I have the crown pointing towards my elbow away from my hands. I noticed the back of my hand would occasionally press on the crown. I also have the action button deactivated. Could it be some buttons are being pushed when you pop up?


Sweet! How were you able to get the beta version?