One of the most useful features of the Vesper Marine AIS products is the ability to connect to the AIS with personal devices via WiFi, where AIS and NMEA data can be seen and shared.
Before you can use the WatchMate app- or use other 3rd party apps such as Navionics, etc. you need to connect the device to the WatchMate WiFi.
On the tablet or phone- go to the WiFi settings and find the Vesper SSID VesperXB-YFserial#....
Connect to that WiFi SSID,
You should be prompted for a password: WatchMate
You should be connected to the WiFi on the Watchmate now.
Now go to the WatchMate app and you should see the watchmate is connected.
Do this on the personal device and both the WatchMate app and the 3rd party app (eg Navionics app) should now work. You should see the AIS information on the Navionics app.