Why eVario? eVario Takes You to the next Level!
INTUITIVE / UNIQUE DESIGN
for AMBITIOUS INTERMEDIATE/SPORT PILOTS

Your flight Companion for Focused adventures.

Valuable flight feedback to experience, learn and improve your feeling and piloting techniques. Improving yourself becomes a pleasure.

Aiming to fly far?
Aiming to fly long in the sky?
Be impressed of the capabilities of eVario. Flying with eVario will improve your performance. Keep in mind, no variometer of any high sensibility will teach you XC.

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Locating Your Movements

eVario accesses the device's GPS location data to retrieve your current position (latitude, longitude) and calculate derived data as altitude, speed, distance...

Recording Your Movements

eVario records the realtime location data to a GPX file, which can be accessed/uploaded from your device using Files...

Displaying Your Movements

eVario shows you the realtime data in a tabular cockpit view with scrolling properties and feedbacks movement detection by acoustical means...

A variometer crafting powerful experiences.

Do you think a lagfree variometer is the key feature to thermalling? The responsiveness of eVario is largely sufficient to:
  • Detect reliable thermals, even in weak conditions
  • Filter too weak lift impulses
  • Detect thermal entry without time lag
  • Center thermals
  • Stable information compared to volatile high precision variometer
  • Support your piloting skills
  • Confirm your piloting feelings
  • Real time precision
  • Right timing of lift indication
  • Intuitive Statistics
  • And many more!

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.

NEWS STREAM 2021.04.16

eVario GPS TRACK RECORDING ISSUE ON WATCH (WatchOS7 onwards)

The issue with the intermittent GPS signal recording seems to be a known Apple Watch issue. This issue shows up with missing track segments in Health App Routes. We’ve experienced these issues especially when the Apple Watch is operated without the paired iPhone being present and connected via Bluetooth, since iOS14 and WatchOS7. More rarely, this issue is caused by weak gps signal reception.
As a workaround, it looks like mostly the gps tracking on the watch is working while the Bluetooth paired iPhone is connected. Please checkout the Thread on Apple's support communities. We are sorry for this issue and hope Apple will fix it soon.

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NEWS STREAM  History
NEWS STREAM 2020.12.23

eVario IS NOW AVAILABLE ON WATCH (WatchOS7 onwards)

We are pleased to announce the popular onboard variometer now has a little companion running on Watch, with all the required in-flight measurements. It integrates perfectly with your HealthKit to store your activities including associated tracks and metrics.

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NEWS STREAM 2020.03.10

USER MAY EXPERIENCE START ISSUES (since iOS 13.3)

Under certain circumstances, eVario (v. 1.15.x) may not start properly after an iOS update. This happens under iOS 13.3.x installations. Investigated reason seems to be a denied access to App settings. We recommend to backup local flight tracks, uninstall eVario and re-install eVario. This resolves the issue.

ISSUE RESOLVED

Dynamics Capabilities

eVario relies on highly sensitive embedded Apple hardware, i.e. MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems), being constantly improved in terms of performance and accuracy.

Elegant / Unique Design

The cockpit re-arrangement lets you customize your interface and experience. The cockpit shows basic information very clearly. The built-in vario tone (premium) is surprisingly equivalent to any professional brand variometer.

Sensor Accuracy/Sensitivity

In particular the barometer data precision is relevant to soaring and XC flights. Apple has recently updated its MEMS hardware to best performance ever with realtime measurement.  The typical relative air pressure accuracy is ±0.04 hPa (equivalent to ±30 cm). This precision is equivalent to any other external professional barometer.

Various Layout Type

 The map comes along with the cockpit data in a synchronized split screen view, on large devices like iPhoneX onwards or iPad.

KEY FEATURES

eVario has already a long release history. All experience of a Hiker, Walker and Paraglider pilot is condensed within all App releases.
Cockpit

▶ Clear dashboard of digital real time data. Local live measurements and internet based data.

Intuitive
Cockpit

▶ Advanced interactive cockpit with configurable measurement field display.

Interactive
Cockpit

▶ Access a large number of settings directly impacting sensoric, display, acoustic or interaction

Configurable
Cockpit

▶ Logbook with individual 3D GPS track records (timestamp, latitude, longitude, elevation) supporting derived data analysis

Recording
Cockpit

▶ Manage/Share track files from within integrated file browser ▶ Support of GPX/IGC record formats ▶ Unlimited GPS tracks and waypoints saves

Tracks
Cockpit

▶ Automatic GPS track recording. Automatic tracking start/stop upon movement detection. 

Automation
Map

▶ Visualise your position, track route, thermal hotspots, flight sites, airspaces, weather data on map. Set graphically a waypoint.

Visual
Map

▶ Map enhancement by overlaid instruments like altitude, speed or ascent, wind direction/speed, waypoint bearing.

Instruments
Map

▶ Map style selection: choose from 4 different styles including terrain (dark), terrain (bright), relief and satellite.

Styling
Map

▶ Offline map downloads worldwide! Including topographic data, peak names and heights
▶ Unlimited map downloading for offline use (saves mobile data)

Offline
Sensoric & Assistance

▶ GPS locator ▶ Barometer ▶ Accelerometer ▶ Gyrometer ▶ Magnetometer ▶ Sensor fusion of aforementioned instruments

Accurate MEMS
Sensoric & Assistance

▶ Advanced interactive and flight situative assistance with voice coaching.

Voice
Sensoric & Assistance

▶ Connected variometer with instant map data, detailed/layered meteorological weather data and SOS capability

Connected
Sensoric & Assistance

▶ Pre-defined setting profiles for weak, normal and strong thermals with adjustment of audio thresholds

Profiles
Sensoric & Assistance

▶ Local/Remote Database of weather conditions, flight sites, thermal hotspots and airspaces (remote queries require an internet connection)

Local
Sensoric & Assistance

▶ Anto-collision systen based on OGN (Open Glider Network) warning about nearing aircrafts

Safety
Metrics

▶ GPS (coordinates, vertical/horizontal accuracy, fix status, SOS location sharing (message creation) ▶ Altitude (MSL, relative, barometric, maximum) ▶ Speed (above ground, vertical, maximum)

Location
Metrics

▶ Ascent/Descent level-meter ▶ Ascent/Descent rate (current, minimum, maximum) ▶ Glide ratio ▶ Wind direction/speed estimation ▶ Live wind estimation (speed, direction)

Air
Metrics

▶ Distance (track, to target, start, last thermal, waypoint) ▶ Time (current local, track duration) ▶ Atmospheric pressure (incl. relative altitude) ▶ Track points

Cumulated
Metrics

▶ Acceleration (current, current cumulated geo-gravitational, minimum/maximum) ▶ Rotation rate ▶ Course (magnetic or GPS based, degree, cardinal)
Most of these metrics are measured instantaneously and some derived from aforementioned and others averaged.

Inertial
Details

▶ Continued background recording capability (also when running another foreground application)

Helpful
Details

▶ Display the cockpit/map in portrait and landscape mode ▶ Splitscreen support from iPhone 10 onwards ▶ Splitscreen on iPad per default

Orientation
Details

▶ Track records are locally availble (only to you) ▶ Share track records (gpx/igc) via Files/iTunes

Sharing
Details

▶ Personalisation by glider/user information ▶ Register user or aircraft specific data mirrored in tracks.

User Oriented
Details

▶ Optimised for battery saving (use up to 6 hours) ▶ The use of an external power bank is recommend for flights longer than 3 hours

Energy
Details

▶ Pure, intuitive and Ad-free application ▶ You concentrate on your adventure... That's all

Pure
Benefits

▶ Automatic Location-based Tracking – The eVario way! ▶ Automatic Location-based Assistance – The eVario way! ▶ Accurate location movement detection and monitoring, thanks sensor fusion

Assisted
Benefits

▶ Simple to use visualiser and recorder! Turn On & Go! Easy to understand and operate for newbies as well for experts ▶ Concentrate on your adventure

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SIMPLE & BEAUTIFUL INTERFACE

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WHAT CLIENTS SAY

We are listening to our client's feedback and expectations. Should you be missing afeature, just let us know. eVario is continuously improved and developed.

I just bought it and it looks great so far... I love the improvements you made to the app. Thanks a bunch!

DANIEL APP USER

Endlich mal was für iOS! Deine App ist sowas von spannend. Ich wünsche mir noch XC-/FAI-Assistenz.

DOMINIK APP USER (iPhone)

I love to use the document/track browser to manage my files. It makes it much easier to handle tracks.

TÚLIO APP USER (iPhone)

Empower your Device to a Full-Featured Variometer.

Focused, you concentrate on the flight and eVario gently supports you to your pleasure, just keep taking the next step towards completing it.
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PERFORMANCE

eVario's Design aims to give you the best performance. The performance can even be optimized considering the below mentioned hints.
Energy Saving,
Aspect to be considered for longer flights

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.

We recommend the use of an external power bank to reduce the impact of energy consuming sensors. The experience has shown that the usage of a 5000 mAh battery is largely sufficient to supply your device with energy for continuous usage over 3 days, with flight time up to 5 hours a day. The measurement switch in eVario's Cockpit is determinant for reduction of power consumption, once landed.

Geofencing,
is an assistive functionality

A landmark is used as a 3D reference point to identify your relative location compared to it.

Once this landmark is set to a landing zone, the Assistant will inform you of relevant metrics during your landing approach, helping you to better prepare and execute your landing.

Casing & Holding,
is a relevant security measure.

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.

Notifications,
may inform you of latest updates

By allowing eVario Notifications, you'll be informed a new features implemented in an update.

Notifications are also a mean to alert you on mismatches in eVario's settings potentially leading to deactivated functionality or battery drain.

Photography,
or video recording is not prevented during measurements

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.

Continued measurement and recording is ensured while the application becomes background.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Typical questions our users come up with are listed below. You're welcome to get in touch wth us about any unanswered topics.
What are
the sensors used on the iOS system (iPhone/iPad/Watch)?

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.

On Watch, solely the magnetometer is not available as not built-in. Check-out the iPhone Specs and Watch Specs.


eVario deploys its sensing power while in motion. The time lag (approx. 1s) is minimal during tracking.

Does
eVario continue to output thermalling indicators in background?

The variometer functionality is continued as long as the main measurement switch is on.

Typically, audio signals for thermalling (lift/sink) and recording remain active regardless of whether eVario turns to background and another app becomes foreground, even unsolicited like an incoming call.

How to
load the map for a specific region?

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.

Offline maps can be downloaded locally on your device for a region around your current location or flight path.

How about
the airspace collision alert?

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.

The airspace assistance functionality warns about nearing airspaces and additionally explicitly at airspace entry.

Does
eVario warn about surrounding aircrafts?

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.

Typical aircrafts registered in OGN live tracking and visible in eVario are: planes, helicopters like SearchAndRescue, deltas, paragliders or even drones, also shared with FLARM. OGN can also be used to let buddies track you (OGN live tracking link) during your flight, if you choose to share your position. Sharing your location is a necessary step to support Open Glider Network. However, only a unique ID is transmitted to OGN preventing from privacy leaks. Your aircraft is symbolised with a paraglider symbol on OGN live tracking map.

How to
quicky access the camera?

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.

Call the camera app like mentioned by Apple.

How to
take a cockpit screenshot?

While measurements are on, simply long press on the cockpit header. A shutter tone signals it's done.

The screenshot is saved in your Photo Library.

How to
arrange the cockpit to my needs?

While measurements are off, simply long press on the cockpit header. Each measurement cell can now be shifted up or down the cockpit in any order of your choice.

Once your configuration is done, simply long press again on the cockpit header to save your Cockpit.

Technical Specification

Our products honour greatest functional stability, reliability and performance. Compare our quality products with a premium reference model.
  • Features
  • INTERFACE

    Premium Cockpit Screen

    Auto-Switching Thermalling Screen

    Activity Summary Screen

    Configurable Cockpit

    Configurable Map

    Multiple Map Styles

    Offline Map Download

    Automatic Real Time Flight Track

    Typical Vario Audio

    Near Thermal Sound

    Onboard Audio Simulator

    Bluetooth Audio Connectivity

  • ASSISTANCE

    Automatic Track Recording

    Automatic iCloud Sync

    Flight Assistant (Audio)

    Flight Metrics

    Flight Sites

    Worldwide Airspaces2

    3D Airspace Warning

    3D Anti-Collision

    Live Tracking (OGN/FLARM)

    Live Tracking Share

    Health App Integration

    Emergency Help

    Reliable Wind Estimation

    Thermal Assistance Screen

    Thermal Tracking

    Onboard Manual

    Support Contact

  • CROSS COUNTRY

    Thermal Assistant

    Thermal Hotspots

    Altitude Above Ground

    Live Weather Conditions

    Glide Ratio

    3D Distance to Last Thermal

    Waypoint Arrival Height

    Wind Speed/Direction

    Route Map with Thermals

    Track Height Profile

    Landing Zones

    3D Airspace Map/Details

  • PERFORMANCE

    All-In-One3

    9D Measurement

    3D Flight Logger (GPX/IGC) + Acceleration

    Lift Instant Indication

    Accelerometric Sensor Sensitivity

    Barometric Sensor Sensitivity4

    Battery Autonomy (hrs)5

    GPS Sensitivity (channel/freq.)

  • Vario

    Premium1

  • 0.001g/50ms

    0.1 m/s

    > 10

    12/4

  • eVario

    iPhone / iPad

  • 0.001g/50ms

    0.3 m/s

    > 5

    12/1

  • eVario

    Watch

  • 0.001g/50ms

    0.3 m/s

    > 6

    12/1

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.

ANY QUESTIONS?

We are constantly improving eVario by its features, built-in help and making the App as intuitive as possible and easy to use. We strive to improve your experience and therefore, we are listening to your requests and wishes.

Contact Address

No office support

Get in-App Support!

Look at the onboard manual/help (via info button on the cockpit)

Email

evario(@)variosoft.eu
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Working Hours

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