Every sailor deals with the effects of wind on their vessel, but what about the effects of water? Introducing TideBot – the next generation system for measuring current speeds in open water.

TideBot tide measurement system sitting on wharf
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TideBot tide measurement system lying on side

Designed to report current speeds in open water at depths of 10-40cm, TideBot is simple to deploy, with easy one button operation – increasing performance by helping you understand the effects of tidal and current forces on your vessel.

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Product Specifications

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Water currents and tides

TideBot lets you monitor currents in real time on the YachtBot web app, or set it to log data for post-race analysis.

Easy operation

Set your TideBot mode with the push of a button, release it into the water and retrieve it at any time using its GPS signal.

Sturdy design

Constructed of durable PVC plastic with sail cloth finning, the unit is designed to operate in open water for extended periods.

Stores & travels well

TideBot comes with a storage tube that can be fastened to your RIB, and packs away conveniently for travel. It can also fit into a WindBot travel case.

Size TideBot float extended: 950 x 400 x 130mm; TideBot in storage tube: 730 x 130 x 130mm Weight 450g
Charging 12VDC with supplied charger Battery Li-Ion
Runtime on single charge Between 8 and 14 hours *1 LED indicators Click here for details
GPS update rate Up to 20Hz Additional sensors Optional: ANT+, Bluetooth, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), dual GPS antenna
WCDMA (3G) bands 800, 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz GSM (2G) bands 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Position accuracy 3m *2 Outputs Proprietary and NMEA 0184 *3
Data logging Yes - removable, USB accessible SD card Waterproof IP67+
Operating temperature -20 to 55℃ Operating humidity 5 to 95%
Accessories Storage and travel tube *4
  • 1 Battery life variable depending on whether live transmission enabled, quality of network coverage and GPS update rates.
  • 2 Accuracy near water is tricky business. Find out more.
  • 3 Raw data streams are accessible via the Igtimi Cloud, contact us for details.
  • 4 Replacement accessories and spares available, just ask.
Size TideBot float extended: 950 x 400 x 130 mm; TideBot in storage tube: 730 x 130 x 130 mm
Weight TideBot in storage tube 4.1kg
Charging 12VDC with supplied charger
Battery Li-Ion
Runtime on single charge Between 8 and 14 hours *1
LED indicators Click here for details
GPS update rate Up to 20 Hz
Additional sensors Optional: ANT+, Bluetooth, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), dual GPS antenna
WCDMA (3G) bands 800, 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
GSM (2G) bands 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Position accuracy 3m *2
Outputs Proprietary and NMEA 0184 *3
Data logging Yes - removable, USB accessible SD card
Waterproof IP67+
Operating temperature -20 to 55℃
Operating humidity 5 to 95%
Accessories Storage and travel tube *4
  • 1 Battery life variable depending on whether live transmission enabled, quality of network coverage and GPS update rates.
  • 2 Accuracy near water is tricky business. Find out more.
  • 3 Raw data streams are accessible via the Igtimi Cloud, contact us for details.
  • 4 Replacement accessories and spares available, just ask.