A lot of AIR³ pilots are Apple minded. Before going AIR³, they are wondering if they will be able to use AIR³ and if AIR³ is compatible with their Apple computer.
AIR³ is based on Android, but you do not need to be familiar with Android to use AIR³. Unlike other flight instruments, AIR³ is based on current smartphone / tablet technologies. But to use it for flights, you don’t need to know all the ins and outs of Android. Once you get it, you turn it on and off you go flying.
There are many features that you can take advantage of, but you don’t need to activate them to use them.
AIR³ is compatible with any Apple computer just like an Android smartphone. That being said, it doesn’t really tell you if it’s compatible with your Apple computer.
Well, maybe it’s important to remind you that these days, compatibility between devices isn’t that important anymore. Why? Because more and more we use apps with Android device than trying to connect devices to each other.
For example, with a traditional flight instrument, if you need to load waypoints, if you want to share a task or route, if you want to upload your track to a competition website, etc., you will need, most of the time, connecting your instrument to your computer and then transferring these files to or from your device.With AIR³, most of these actions can be done directly by being connected to internet.
- To get a waypoint file, just go on the competition website with the browser, get the file on the web and save it in the right folder.
- To share a task, share it by whatsapp, by email, by Messenger or just share it through a QR code.
- To get your track, if you have set to automatically upload your track after landing, you can directly get your track on your Xcontest account either in IGC or KML format. If you have not automatically uploaded, just upload it in your cloud flights so that you can easily get it from any computer.