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Old 11-27-2017, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by daveddd View Post
Navionics is a "live app". You can be out boating, and for example, during your route, you can look at restaurants along the route and find out more info, and call them, etc. You can look up any navigation aid on the map, and pull up additional info on it. You can input your boat settings like draft and a low depth alert, and the app will shade the water areas according to those settings. The dock to dock auto-routing is superb as far as I have seen, so you can plan out a whole day with a series of routes in a fraction of the time. I of course check those auto-routing to make sure they are good. There are so many features in Navionics. Comparing HomePort to Navionics is like comparing my boat to yours. Your boat is a lot nicer than mine


I use it all the time. While i do double check it, autorouting has been spot on so far and makes it very easy to plot a safe course on the fly, especially into areas i'm unsure of. I'd hate to have to try to manually plot a multi-waypoint course on a rough day on my iPhone (and it's even harder on my older chartplotter). And as stated above, lots of additional information is provided as well (local weather, wind, tides, currents, points of interest, etc.).