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Easier Chart Overlays & Improved Dark Mode

Published on June 5, 2024 by Mike Scannell · 3 min read

We are always looking for ways to enhance your experience and plan for the future. Recently, we have launched a new menu item for our UI overlays, designed to bring critical features closer to your fingertips. This update not only simplifies access to essential tools but also sets the stage for future enhancements such as wind and radar overlays.

Before diving into the feature and how to access we want to highlight a major UI change that shipped with this. The simple land view has been removed, and the roads view is now the default for all users, regardless of subscription status. This change ensures a more detailed and informative view, aiding in better navigation and situational awareness.

Additionally, we have made improvements to our Dark Mode (Or Night Mode). We have enhanced the main chart view to use the color red to keep your eyes better adjusted to the night and reduce strain. Subitle changes like this make night boating safer and easier.

How to access UI Overlays

Our new menu items are strategically placed to ensure that the tools you need most are always within easy reach. This streamlined interface reduces the time spent navigating menus, allowing you to focus more on your journey.

  • Open Sea Drive and click the UI overlay button on the bottom of the button panel The button looks like two sheet of paper sitting on top of each other.

  • The Chart Style menu will appear from the bottom of the screen

It is worth noting that Chart Styles is a pro feature and you will be prompted to trial Sea Drive Pro in order to access. Pro will give you access to dark mode and satellite overlay along with all of the other Sea Drive Pro features. Make sure to review all the Pro features available to you on the subscription screen.

Get Started Today

Experience the new and improved Sea Drive interface today. Update your app and explore the enhanced features.

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As always, we value your feedback and look forward to your suggestions on how we can continue to improve Sea Drive. Thank you for choosing Sea Drive as your trusted navigation partner. Smooth sailing ahead!