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Old 12-06-2011, 06:19 AM
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Have the Navionics app on my iphone and for a whopping $15 i'm stunned at how nice it is. Is such a thing available for the Mac? Don't own one but thinking about it and would love to be able to peruse and mark things on a bigger screen.
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Looks like it depends on what EXACTLY you want to do...



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Saw that bit too and honestly not sure what it means. I just want the same thing that is on my iphone to be on a big computer screen. Thought maybe someone here might have been down that road and would know.
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I have the Navionics application on my I-Mac. It allows you to make way-points and routes, then download them to a chip to load on a Humminbird, Lowrance, Northstar, Furuno or Geonav.
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Have a Garmin so I guess not compatiable for the download thing. Still would be happy just to be able to plan and study the maps on the larger screen.

So how much is the app...or is it even called an app?
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Saw that bit too and honestly not sure what it means. I just want the same thing that is on my iphone to be on a big computer screen. Thought maybe someone here might have been down that road and would know.
You are starting to hear more about people using Navionics on the iPad which I suspect would be better for use on a boat than a full up Mac. A gallon-sized zip and you are marine ready! (assuming touch works thru plastic....never tried that.)
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We have Navionics on the I pad--in-expensive and good detail. But there are some limits with navigation. We use it as a secondary and planing source.
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If I did this correctly, here is a screen shot from my I-Mac
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Looks good!
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If you wish to have real-time color chart plotting on your Mac with Navionics charts, MacENC does support the Navionics Gold charts from X-Traverse.

http://www.macenc.com
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Originally Posted by jacksdad View Post
Have a Garmin so I guess not compatiable for the download thing. Still would be happy just to be able to plan and study the maps on the larger screen.

So how much is the app...or is it even called an app?
For those using iPhone or iPad, they would use one or both of the apps found in the iTunes App Store: (1) iNavX and/or (2) Navionics "HD" app + chart. The two are quite different things, they don't swap maps, they live in their own sand boxes of memory, and they have a range of different features.

In the case of iNavX, it can be paired up with www.x-traverse.com so that you could import or export Garmin data files of waypoints, routes, and tracks in GPX file format. The X-Traverse.com site has a "My Files" page for subscribers; it is the go-between for moving data from a computer (connected to a Garmin for example) to/from iNavX on the iPhone or iPad. If you can hook up your Garmin so that it behaves like a USB storage device (most of the new-ish Garmins do this) then Garmin waypoints can be stored on the microSD card inside that Garmin; just copy and paste that GPX file on to the computer, then use X-Traverse "My Files" to upload it to the web.
And besides moving data, X-Traverse also offers charts that iNavX can download into its memory.

When talking about Mac OS X on a MacBook or iMac or Mac mini, etc. there are different options there as well. You can't get the very same apps that run on iOS (iPhone / iPad) to run on Mac OS X computers. So some of the Mac based options are:

(a) MacENC is a dedicated install of software (see www.macenc.com). It can download and display free NOAA charts of US waters or import BSB charts on DVD or download charts from X-Traverse.com (see the list of charts from X-Traverse that work with MacENC at: http://x-traverse.com/our-pricing?platform=2&software=9 ). And once the chart is imported and sitting on the hard drive, it stays there; no need for a persistent Internet connection when out on the water. MacENC exports data in a variety of formats including the GPX file type used by Garmin devices.

(b) There is the Navionics software that lets you view charts. Have tried this on a Windows PC but not on Mac, so I can't speak about it based on personal Mac experience. However, I see screen shots on this discussion thread that look to be from a Mac running OS X 10.7.x Lion (thanks for the screen shots, Marker150).

Hope my remarks, breaking this down in terms of iOS versus Mac OS X, help point out what's possible, what the options are. I work for Fugawi.com and can help you out with the X-Traverse related services.
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Thanks all. Good stuff. Am drawn to the Mac based on my incredibly positive experiences with the iphone. I can't help but wonder if the Mac is every bit the great machine that my iphone is but alas it appears to only be 'different'...not better.

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