Simrad’s new BoatConnect vessel-monitoring system keeps anglers informed of their boat’s location, battery level, trip history and more. The system comprises an easily installed hub unit hard-wired to the battery and a smartphone or tablet app. Establish a virtual perimeter, or geofence, around your vessel and receive alerts if the boat travels outside that area. The hub comes with up to five days of internal backup power if onboard power is lost. The hub costs $99, and the app download is free from the Apple and Google Play app stores. A service subscription costs $19.99 per month.