Anchor Watch / SMS / Alarm 3.1.1

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Publisher Description

This application is Anchor watch, position logger, SMS alarm and Sound Alarm and it monitors device's current location and inform you if the location of the device moves to far away from the set anchor. In that case, it will sound an alarm and (if you select so) send an SMS.

Please know that the performance and accuracy of the Anchor watcher application depends on the hardware and software of the used device. If you have bad reception, please move the device to location that has better satellite reception!

Because this application uses GPS to monitor movement, it will consume battery little quicker than normally. I suggest you charge your device while using the app, although it's not necessary and the impact on battery live strongly depends on device used! There is also advanced option to set GPS update interval which might greatly improve battery live.

Application features:

  ♦  Shows GPS location

  ♦  Shows GPS accuracy

  ♦  Allows you to set anchor

  ♦  Monitors current distance to anchor

  ♦  Alerts you in case you drift to far from anchor

  ♦  Sends SMS if you drift to far away

  ♦  Responds to SMS keyword with status

  ♦  Offers you to select sound alarm

  ♦  Allows setting maximum drift with SMS

  ♦  Allows setting exclusion zones

  ♦  Uses device's compass to set the anchor even if you are not located directly above it

  ♦  Draws history positions over map (might consume a lot of RAM if it's run for a long time as data has to be saved somewhere)

  ♦  Setting minimum required GPS accuracy - data with smaller accuracy is ignored (by default this value is set to 50 meters)

Features that will come:

  ♦  alert on low battery
Application requires some permissions. Let me explain why:
  ♦  Fine GPS location: To monitor your location
  ♦  Send and receive SMS: To alert you of drift with SMS and to respond to your keywords
  ♦  Full internet access: To use a map
  ♦  Network state: For Google AdMob
  ♦  Access to contacts: To allow you for selection of contact to receive SMS

With new version, it will require some additional permissions. Although I am trying to minimise the permissions, there are various parts of the app that require such permissions. Once new version is rolled out to all users, I will update permission description.
This application could be used on boats, sailboats, motorboats and any other things that could freely move.

In case of bugs:
Every application sooner or later has a bug. If you find one, please inform me so I can solve the issue. You can also contact me if you have suggestion for improving the app. I will gladly listen to your suggestions!

IF GPS doesn't work, please bear in mind that it might be hardware issue, as some devices have trouble getting good GPS fix! I can not do anything about that, nor can any other app.

If you want to post negative comments, PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST on so we can solve the issue..

Some device types have problems with some parts of application, such as not providing proper GPS provider or not allowing the app to send SMS. Since those are per-device issues, we can not guarantee to support each one.
Please keep in mind that application is provided "AS-IS". It should not be relied on to and I shall not be responsible for any problem/expense/life threatening situation it could cause.
  ♦  If application doesn't open, please try clearing app data from settings

Anchor Watch / SMS / Alarm is a free software application from the System Maintenance subcategory, part of the System Utilities category. The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2016-10-25. The program can be installed on Android.

Anchor Watch / SMS / Alarm (version 3.1.1) is available for download from our website. Just click the green Download button above to start. Until now the program was downloaded 7 times. We already checked that the download link to be safe, however for your own protection we recommend that you scan the downloaded software with your antivirus.

Program Details


Publisher Pro-Medial UG
Released Date 2016-10-25
Languages English


Category System Utilities
Subcategory System Maintenance

System requirements

Operating systems android

Download information

File size
Total downloads 7


License model Free
Price N/A

Version History

Here you can find the changelog of Anchor Watch / SMS / Alarm since it was posted on our website on 2014-06-14. The latest version is 3.1.1 and it was updated on on 2018-03-22. See below the changes in each version:

version 3.1.1-lite

posted on 2016-10-25

Version 3.1.1:,Update display of ads,Version 3.1.0:,Redesigned logic for setting anchor,Version 3.0.1:,Bugfix,Version 3.0.0:,Database storage updated,Removed unneeded permissions,Improved error logging when sending SMS,Fully implemented distance units in feet,Anchor icon visibility is increased,Fixed numerous bugs,Highly reduced application size

version 1.3.4

posted on 2013-04-02

Several fixes and updates

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Release Date: 2016-10-25
Publisher: Pro-Medial UG
Operating System: android
Type: Free