Volvo Penta connects with Android

Volvo Penta has announced that its Easy Connect app will be able to be used on Android devices from June. Until now, it has only been available for iOS 10 or later tablets and phones.

The app is designed to take live data from a boat’s engines as well as other information about the routes for viewing on a phone or tablet whilst onboard or back on land. Whilst onboard the app can display live data such as engine speed, coolant temperature, battery voltage, boat speed, fuel level, depth, and routes.

The available data may vary depending on what type of functionality is installed on the boat.

Uses can also view a list of all previous journeys, allowing boat owners to revisit their favourite trips. Journeys are tracked only when the engine ignition is on. In the map function, owners are able to see the position of the boat when they were last connected. The Home view also gives fuel level and engine hours when last connected to the boat.

In addition to running on Android devices, Volvo Penta is also making the app available for use with its D1 and D2 engines for single installations of engines dating from 2007 onwards.

“Easy Connect has become very popular in just a few months, with hundreds of boaters downloading the app already,” says Anders Thorin, manager for product planning for electronics at Volvo Penta. “Making it available for more engines and on Android devices now as well, means that more customers will be able to take advantage of its great functions for connectivity.”

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