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Old 03-01-2015, 01:24 PM
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Will the Navionics app work on an Android tablet that has gps if it is not connected to wifi or cellular data?
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Yes. The same is true of the iPad.
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Thanks!
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http://www.navionics.com/sites/www.n...ty_guide_3.pdf
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Originally Posted by T Hard11 View Post
Will the Navionics app work on an Android tablet that has gps if it is not connected to wifi or cellular data?

You will need to "Download" the area of the map that you will be using

Location Services allows location-dependent apps and websites to use information from cellular, Wi-Fi, and Global Positioning System (GPS)* networks to determine your approximate location.

Depending on your device and available services, Location Services uses a combination of cellular, Wi-Fi, and GPS to determine your location. If you're not within a clear line of sight to GPS satellites, your device can determine your location using crowd-sourced Wi-Fi and cell tower locations.

The GPS itself does not use data, it merely receives satellite signals independent of cell service. The device actually uses aGPS, meaning it receives 'help' from the cell carrier - but that help uses the voice network, and you aren't charged for it. So, there's no charge for the GPS localization alone.

So, with the Navionics Mobile Apps, as long as you have previously downloaded the mapping areas to your device, you would not be using any data. Certain features, such as wind overlay or map overlay or Sync My Data will use cellular data if a Wi-Fi connection is not present.

*Please be aware that some mobile devices do not have an internal GPS receiver.
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Thanks for all of the replies. Kirt how specific is the map download? What I saw was like US and Canada is it more specific than that?
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Originally Posted by T Hard11 View Post
Thanks for all of the replies. Kirt how specific is the map download? What I saw was like US and Canada is it more specific than that?
You buy lets say the US and Canada app. You know your device has GPS capability and you are going to an area with no cell coverage or wi fi, lets say Lake Of the Wood, MN pretty remote. When you have wi fi or cell coverage, you can zoom in on an area like LOTW click on Download map in the menu an box will pop up you drag the box over a body of water click download that area will be saved in your device. You won't see the area until you loose cell coverage or wi fi. If you still have questions I can get you some screen shots on how to do it
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Last year I bought a Garmin Glo to use with my iPad instead of the internal GPS. It's a drastic improvement and super simple to use. Turn on the GLO and bluetooth pair to it. The iPad (and I assume the same is true of most android tablets) sees it and starts using it as the GPS source.

The jump from 1hz to 20hz GPS/GLONAS is awesome.
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Originally Posted by KIrtH View Post
You buy lets say the US and Canada app. You know your device has GPS capability and you are going to an area with no cell coverage or wi fi, lets say Lake Of the Wood, MN pretty remote. When you have wi fi or cell coverage, you can zoom in on an area like LOTW click on Download map in the menu an box will pop up you drag the box over a body of water click download that area will be saved in your device. You won't see the area until you loose cell coverage or wi fi. If you still have questions I can get you some screen shots on how to do it
Got it thanks for the response.
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Originally Posted by flblue View Post
Last year I bought a Garmin Glo to use with my iPad instead of the internal GPS. It's a drastic improvement and super simple to use. Turn on the GLO and bluetooth pair to it. The iPad (and I assume the same is true of most android tablets) sees it and starts using it as the GPS source.

The jump from 1hz to 20hz GPS/GLONAS is awesome.
Does the Glo do autotracking? I am pretty sure Navionics app does.
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Originally Posted by flblue View Post
Last year I bought a Garmin Glo to use with my iPad instead of the internal GPS. It's a drastic improvement and super simple to use. Turn on the GLO and bluetooth pair to it. The iPad (and I assume the same is true of most android tablets) sees it and starts using it as the GPS source.

The jump from 1hz to 20hz GPS/GLONAS is awesome.
depends on the android tablet. Mine has internal gps so no need for extra dongles.
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Originally Posted by stowaway View Post
depends on the android tablet. Mine has internal gps so no need for extra dongles.
Not really a dongle in that it's bluetooth

iPad has internal gps too but there's a MASSIVE difference between 1hz GPS and 20hz. If your android device only does 1hz (which is typical and sufficient for most applications) then the Glo is really a sweet 'dongle' to have.
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Im looking at this now. Thank you for this thread. The Glo looks badass and I know it will improve the overall tracking of the app. Cant wait to try it.
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I've used my Navionics app as a full fledged GPS in Alaska. I work at a lodge in an area that doesn't have any reception, and I use it constantly. I can also use it for the tide information, which you do not need cell reception or wifi to enable, as long as you downloaded the area you plan of visiting beforehand.

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