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Fab Sakker
March 30, 2022

How to Get Marine Weather Forecasts on Your Smartphone

There are a number of different ways to get weather when you're out on the water.


Sometime's you want a quick snapshot when you're on your phone.


Other times, GRIB files and more comprehensive navigational software is needed. 


In today's post we're looking at our first scenario - what is a quick and hassle-free way to get weather forecasts straight to your smartphone? Point Weather on XGate's app for iOS and android devices provides you with state-of-the-art marine weather forecasts, all from the palm of your hand.



Point Weather provides compressed weather information via your satellite connection - giving you fast, friendly weather information for multiple locations on your smartphone device.


With XGate's Point Weather, you can have up-to-date weather information sent via email straight to your cellphone. With XGate’s state-of-the-art email compression service, you’ll be saving time and valuable airtime dollars.


What is Point Weather?


Point Weather is a service that is part of the popular XGate App for iOS and Android devices. It provides a quick, easy and FREE way to access marine forecasts on your smartphone device.


PointWeather provides a quick snapshot of your weather and location and includes more wind, pressure and wave frequency data than regular weather apps provide.


Point Weather Features Include:

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  • Multiple locations: view your current GPS location, select location by airport code, or enter a specific GPS location
  • 3-7 days user-selectable forecasts
  • 1-6 hour display frequency
  • Metric and Imperial measurements support
  • Selectable weather parameters including: temperature, surface pressure, wind speed, wind direction, wave period, wave height, visibility, wave direction, rain, freezing rain, UV index, total precipitation, cloud cover, dew point, perceived temperature, and thunderstorm probability, and more.
  • Black & White screen display: Highly readable for use outdoors and in direct sunlight.



Of course, this is only one way XGate provides you with weather! 


Other ways you can use XGate’s weather services include:


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FREE PredictWind Lite

XGate includes critical weather forecasts at no extra cost for XGate subscribers BUT the magic really happens when you upgrade to the premium version.




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UPGRADE to PredictWind Premium

When you upgrade to PredictWind Premium, you can access top-of-the-line weather and wind forecasting software with full GRIB file viewer and requester, weather routing, departure planning, and more.




free weather grib viewerFREE GRIB files

Access Pivotel's free GRIB file service to use on your smartphone device with the XGate App.




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RedPort Optimizer

The RedPort Optimizer is a satellite Wi-Fi router and firewall device – enabling you to use a whole host of weather and navigational software over other satellite devices.





Not sure if the Point Weather is the right fit for your satellite marine weather needs? Don’t hesitate to contact our friendly customer service team now.


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