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The most advanced surf watch on earth.
The Rip Curl Search GPS Surf Watch is the first watch of its kind, tracking your every move in the line-up with its GPS-assisted speed, distance, time, and wave count tracking. Realizing that competitive and metric-savvy surfers need a central repository for storing all of their best rides, the folks at Rip Curl developed the Search application to upload all of your data to the cloud for easy retrieval from all of your electronic devices. The Search application allows you to join a worldwide community of surfers where you can compare your stats to pros, local heroes, and your best friends. Plus, the app's location maps, image sharing, and graphic charts let you re-live your best surf sessions like never before, giving you rich insight into the longest wave rides of the day, how many waves you caught, and the top speed of your last tube ride.
This watch uses Bluetooth to upload surf metrics wirelessly to your iPhone and iPad, also uploading data to Mac or PC via the included USB cable. All you have to do is download the free Rip Curl Search application via iTunes and you're good to go. Additional surf-savvy features include one-touch auto-set time and tide to 1,360 locations around the world, as well as moon phase and sunrise/sunset times for more information on your favorite breaks. The watch itself is water-resistant to 100-meters, and its rechargeable battery lasts six hours in GPS surf tracking mode, allowing you to session for hours at a time without your watch dying.
- One-touch auto-set time and tide to 1,360 locations
- GPS-assisted speed, distance, time, and wave count tracking
- Syncs via Bluetooth to iPhone and iPad with Rip Curl Search app (free in iTunes)
- Syncs via USB to PC and Mac with Rip Curl Search app (free in iTunes)
- Rechargeable battery via included USB cable
- 10-hour battery life in GPS Surf mode
- 6-month battery life for non-GPS mode
- Alarm and countdown timer
- Water-resistant to 100-meters
- Item #RIP00HF
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
I just tried my watch on a trip to San Diego. It did everything as advertised. I guess there's no way to know exactly how accurate things are but I am guessing its using precise GPS measurements, so I trust it. The watch is really comfortable due to a soft rubber band. It looks pretty hip too. I had fun looking at wave counts, top speeds, and distance of rides. The speed is one of those things that obviously depends upon the wave, but it will be fun trying to break my speed record, currently 14mph after 3 sessions. Also logged a 169 yard ride which was pretty cool. Watch uses satellites to create a map of where your surfing. Easy to setup, just press one button. Hardest part is remembering to hit End Surf when your thru. Get one...it's fun.
The Search GPS Watch in action.
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Development of Rip Curl's Search App.
Cool behind the scenes look into the making of Rip Curl's Search App and GPS Watch.
What are the measurements?
Case Height: 44 mm
Case Width: 44 mm
Case Depth: 17 mm
Band Width: 1 in
Band Circumference/Length: 8 1⁄2 in