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jakay
03-26-2012, 05:20 PM
Been browsing marine navigation apps and was curious if anyone has taken a look at them or even better, used them? Navionics marine & lakes seems like a good one, its $9.99. Can anyone comment on this?

Thanks

Jake & Kayla


Creekwood
03-26-2012, 06:04 PM
Been browsing marine navigation apps and was curious if anyone has taken a look at them or even better, used them? Navionics marine & lakes seems like a good one, its $9.99. Can anyone comment on this?

Thanks

Jake & Kayla

Navionics is great but even better on iPAD.

Regulator29
03-26-2012, 06:10 PM
Been browsing marine navigation apps and was curious if anyone has taken a look at them or even better, used them? Navionics marine & lakes seems like a good one, its $9.99. Can anyone comment on this?

Thanks

Jake & Kayla

Worth every penny!!!!! You do not have to be in cellular range to use it. Saved the day fishing on a friend's boat that did not have a plotter and there was 100 yards visibility do to morning fog. iPhone with navionics was spot on as plotter, not saying it is a replacement, but like that I have a backup gps in my pocket.


KismetLRC
03-26-2012, 06:29 PM
Navionics is great. I have it on my MBA, iPhone and iPad. Works best on the MacBook and iPad, but it works fine on the phone too.....

If you use the search function, this query is made about once a week. Everyone responds the same way each week. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Franco2boat
03-27-2012, 04:01 AM
+1 to all of the above... I'm a geek when it comes to these kinds of things and compared it to my Lowrance, worked great. iPad would be the display of choice.

KKKKFL

wellv20cc
03-27-2012, 04:16 AM
It's just pure awesome!!! I use mine all the time. I have it on the HTC EVO. You will not be dissapointed!

John_Madison CT
03-27-2012, 04:53 AM
The only App I ever bought for a Smartphone is Navionics.

It's worth the $9.99 !

ctsalt12
03-27-2012, 06:47 AM
Yep, Navionics is great. Great detail for fishing as well as navigation. I've heard some minor complaints about the ability to tell you which direction you're heading (I know there's a better word for this but can't think of it),..but anyway, it seems to work great to me.

Make sure you've got a charger on board if you plan on using it much, GPS sucks batteries!

Birdman
03-27-2012, 10:38 AM
What other nav apps are out there?

gtwhitley
03-27-2012, 10:43 AM
For what it's worth, I have one called iNavX. It is amazing. It's $50, so on the pricey side, but you can access every NOAA chart available and pull it up right on your phone, iPad, etc. It gives you real-time navigation, waypoint capability, an instrument panel to look at, and other great features. I live in NC; went to the Keys last year fishing and used that exclusively as my GPS and never had a problem. I'd highly recommend it.

jimf
03-27-2012, 10:47 AM
Terrific app. Can't go wrong for 9.99. Great backup for installed GPS. Can't have too much redundancy.

Karl in NY
03-27-2012, 11:49 AM
I'm getting my first iPad (supposed to be delivered next Tuesday) and am interested in the Navionics app as well (think it's about $30 for iPad for US/Canada, coastal + Great Lakes).

BUT, I believe that the Navionics app only supports "North Up" view, which I hate.

I believe I will resist giving them $30 until they provide a "Course Up" option...

GPSNavX
03-27-2012, 11:34 PM
iNavX offers course up (and North Up) for both NOAA and Navionics charts on iPhone and iPad.

Karl in NY
03-28-2012, 04:25 AM
iNavX offers course up (and North Up) for both NOAA and Navionics charts on iPhone and iPad.

Unless I'm reading their website wrong, the $50 Navionics chart for iNavX is for a 1-year subscription, then it's another $50 year after year. It says available for download for 365 days...or, does it remain usable after download forever?

I'm basing the $50 price on the map I would need, "Navionics 2XG Canada and South East Alaska"

It appears that the Navionics app is a one-time charge, and the charts don't require an annual subscription.

Am I missing something?

GPSNavX
03-28-2012, 09:35 AM
NOAA raster charts are free for iNavX, once you download any chart to iNavX it can be used indefinitely. Any charts purchased from X-Traverse can be downloaded up to 365 days after purchase, but after downloaded they do not expire and will remain on the iPhone or iPad until the iNavX user would delete them.

Karl in NY
03-28-2012, 11:06 AM
OK, that makes iNavX a more viable option, then.

With regard to using NOAA raster charts, they are frustrating to use in anything except
"North up" mode since all the legends end up sideways or upside down.

[edit to add: the iNavX chart is Navionics Gold, does anyone know if the Navionics app is also the Gold version, or
is perhaps the Platinum version with 1' contour lines?]



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