eVario is a flight instrument using gyroscope and accelerometer to drive the vario algorithms, rather than relying on barometric pressure alone. Why? It makes the system more sensitive and gives a lag-free response.
We’ve made this experience under several air circumstances. It works.
I love to use the document/track browser to manage my files. It makes it much easier to handle tracks.
Your device has a lot of sensors which eVario can exploit. This is great and shall keep great. The energy consumption of these sensors has been optimized with latest hardware, but their impact is still visible on battery drain.
A landmark is used as a 3D reference point to identify your relative location compared to it.
Selecting your casing and tighly holding the ensemble by e.g. attaching it to your harness is primordial to your safety. Making your device and your aircraft one entity also provides you more reliable sensing results as e.g. the accelerometer will provide reliable signal impulses.
By allowing eVario Notifications, you'll be informed a new features implemented in an update.
While eVario's Cockpit is active and measuring real time data, it is your sole responsibilty to not be distracted by any means from piloting your aircraft and keeping control of it at any time. Please read carefully the Disclaimer in eVario. By using eVario, you accept the terms mentioned in the Disclaimer.
Beside GPS, eVario uses the accelerometer, gyrometer, magnetometer and barometer sensors. Upon dynamic flight situation, an algorithm combining the data of all sensors is in use.
eVario deploys its sensing power while in motion. The time lag (approx. 1s) is minimal during tracking.
The variometer functionality is continued as long as the main measurement switch is on.
Maps of locations around the world are loaded by default (without any configuration from users) according your current GPS location for a certain user centered region. Multiple map styles like outdoor, satellite, relief and dark are supported.
3D airspaces of regions around the world like North America, South America, Europe, South Africa, Australia, New-Zealand, Japan, etc are available. Additional regions can be integrated on demand just by contacting us.
eVario supports collaborative collision prevention system of OGN (Open Glider Network). The more users with OGN functionality are in air and connected (via mobile network), the better the coverage of collision detection. This feature requires an active internet connection.
The Apple camera app can be called quite easily, regardless in which menu/sub-menu eVario is. The easiest we’ve experienced is like mentioned by Apple by calling the Control Center.
While measurements are on, simply long press on the cockpit header. A shutter tone signals it's done.
Split screen, i.e. the parallel display of the cockpit and the map view, is supported on iPhones with large-sized Plus or Max devices in landscape or on iPad models regardless of the device orientation, portrait or landscape.
1The comparison to this virtual reference variometer is not exhaustive. 2Extension of airspaces on demand. 3Use of device internal sensors only. 4Fine enough for XC. 5Autonomy experience with internal battery, external Power Bank recommended to prevent battery drain.