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Old 24-06-2013, 05:32   #121
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Re: iPad and Navionics Question

We purchased an IPAD 4 in Panama and loaded the Navionics Chart App.

We also use the LIFEPROOF Nuud IPAD case, which works great, but is expensive. This is the closest thing we have found to water proof and still allows you to plug in the charger without removing the case. It takes a beating and since the screen is exposed does not interfere with touch control.

We use our IPAD as a back up to the Raymarine E-120 with Navionics Charts. It performed well along Central America and Caribbean Mexico, as well as eastern Florida.

The best thing about the Navionics App for us, is the global user input, which gives us more information about the areas we are in.

I encourage everyone to add information to their Navionics App to make the system that much better for us all!
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Old 25-06-2013, 10:23   #122
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Re: iPad and Navionics Question

iNavX for iPad/iPhone plots AIS targets right on the updated Navionics and NOAA charts. One can use their own AIS receiver or use the free SiiTech AIS service. iNavX can use either an AIS receiver or transponder. It is true that PC based nav apps are more feature rich, but who wants to have a bulky laptop out in the cockpit?



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jeremiason - Glad to see that I'm not the only one using the edit map area on the Navionics APP. I constataly am adding items about marinas, place to eat, sleep and just have fun.
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If the aps charts are bought for the ipad, will they also be able to be displayed on the B&G TOUCH, mfd ?

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I just check the Compatibility guide and it doesn't show the B&G Touch. here is the link to the guidehttp://www.navionics.com/sites/www.navionics.com/files/documents/Mobile%20Compatibility%20Guide.pdf
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We have an iPad 1 and 2 on the boat. The navionics app and gps worked fine in northern BC where we were out of range of cell towers.
The Ipad GPS uses cell towers if available to bet a faster position (this is called Assisted GPS or A-GPS -- see Wikipedia). If not available, uses normal GPS satellites.


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Just did the run from Seattle down to San Diego, fog from start to finish. I have the ipad with iNavx for backup o my chart plotter. Ended up only using the chart plotter for radar. Ipad with charts and AIS was fantastic , could pass it around the cockpit so who ever needed it could see it. Really saved us off San Francisco at night in the dense fog under sail and multiple large ships with CPA under 1 nm. One person watching AIS and one on Radar correlating targets, AIS is great because you know the name of that contact headed for you and you can call them and their intentions.

Figure out how to pass radar plot to an ipad and I'd seriously think about putting the chart plotter away as a backup.
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We purchased an IPAD 4 in Panama and loaded the Navionics Chart App.

We also use the LIFEPROOF Nuud IPAD case, which works great, but is expensive. This is the closest thing we have found to water proof and still allows you to plug in the charger without removing the case. It takes a beating and since the screen is exposed does not interfere with touch control.

We use our IPAD as a back up to the Raymarine E-120 with Navionics Charts. It performed well along Central America and Caribbean Mexico, as well as eastern Florida.

The best thing about the Navionics App for us, is the global user input, which gives us more information about the areas we are in.

I encourage everyone to add information to their Navionics App to make the system that much better for us all!
Is the iPad still waterproof with the charger plugged in to the port?

I've opted to go with the LifeJacket case and mounting bracket because since I can take it apart quite easily for charging and works quite well otherwise. It is a bit bulky but it's a floatable case so I can't complain.

I've also been using iNavX... great program, does everything I want it to do. So far, my favourite feature is the Theyr weather overlay which came out last year... Looks fantastic!

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I just installed Navionics as a first attempt at learning a basic sailing nav tool for the iPhone. I found our racing lake and created waypoints (had to use lats/
longs) but cannot find how to create or plot a course. Thank for sharing any wisdom.

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The Ipad GPS uses cell towers if available to bet a faster position (this is called Assisted GPS or A-GPS -- see Wikipedia). If not available, uses normal GPS satellites.
The other way around ... it uses GPS signal as any GPS device does. If the GPS signal is weak or unavailable it tries to use cell towers triangulation. You do not have to have cell service enabled to operate GPS and it works anywhere where GPS signal is available.

Apple was a bit misleading in their initial descriptions of A-GPS vs GPS on their idevices ... in order to market the new then A-GPS they confused customers and their support staff about their devices' GPS capabilities.
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I just installed Navionics as a first attempt at learning a basic sailing nav tool for the iPhone. I found our racing lake and created waypoints (had to use lats/longs) but cannot find how to create or plot a course. Thank for sharing any wisdom.
I don't know about iPhone version, but on iPad one needs to in-app purchase the Nav Module to plot a course and track it later.
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Is the in-app purchase of a nav module for the iPad (phone) or is it in the Navionics app? I don't see any option to do this, and I don't see a reference to a nav page. Admittedly I'm brand new at this, but I have read good reviews of the Navionics used as a navigation tool on the iPhone. If I can't plot and follow a course, that's not navigation.
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Yes this is an in-APP purchase. Click on Menu then click on Updates and APPs. You will find Nav Modular in this section of the Navionics APP.
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Re: iPad and Navionics Question

I like Navionics. I like iNavx. I recently paid $9.99 for the full SeaIQ app but haven't really had a chance to use it much yet. (Looking forward to the release of the Android version) Anybody else tried it and compared it with the other two? I like being able to use my CM93 charts with it.
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