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Old 19-04-2012, 03:08   #76
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I'm using Navionics. Good quality and fare price
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The app we were all meant to hold our breaths for and would change the game forever was the Bluecharts mobile app from garmin. As a classic opposition spoiler it was announced at Miami but will not be released until june this year. Surprise surprise in incorporates Active Captain. I think a single chart plotter in the hand is worth two in the bush.

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Thanks Richard. I'd be interested in Jeffery's take on why he thinks it's a game changer. Maybe for him, since it will incorporate Active Captain and he just outfitted his boat with all-Garmin?
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How do these apps work off shore when the I pad=I phone GPS is tower assisted?? out of range out of GPS
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iPhone 4/4S and iPad 3G/4G models have a GPS receiver that will function independently of a cell/WiFI connection/service/subscription. They can be assisted with WiFi or Cell connection, but it is not required.
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OK apple told me different Navex.. I use your older navionics product love it but they said I could not use it off shore.. If what you are saying is correct I will be buying an I Pad and your new NavX..
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OK apple told me different Navex.. I use your older navionics product love it but they said I could not use it off shore.. If what you are saying is correct I will be buying an I Pad and your new NavX..
I am using my iPad 3G extensively on and off shore with the accurate independant GPS without being connected to the internet.
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How do these apps work off shore when the I pad=I phone GPS is tower assisted?? out of range out of GPS
Your question is a bit confusing, the GPS VERSION is never out of range (2years experience). I have used the Navionics charts on the Navionics app and on iNavx, and these apps have the data/charts downloaded on the iPad so they are fully functional without internet connection/cover. Some apps will give your position on a map, but will require internet connection to give you direction from A to B (Google map/NavFree). I recommend you buy the GPS/3G version of the iPad, dependant on your other requirements, like camera, battery and resolution, select between the iPad/iPad2 or NewiPad, but make sure you get the 3G with independant GPS. I also recommend the iNavx app, the main reason being their high level of service response to customers.
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Your question is a bit confusing, the GPS VERSION is never out of range (2years experience). I have used the Navionics charts on the Navionics app and on iNavx, and these apps have the data/charts downloaded on the iPad so they are fully functional without internet connection/cover. Some apps will give your position on a map, but will require internet connection to give you direction from A to B (Google map/NavFree). I recommend you buy the GPS/3G version of the iPad, dependant on your other requirements, like camera, battery and resolution, select between the iPad/iPad2 or NewiPad, but make sure you get the 3G with independant GPS. I also recommend the iNavx app, the main reason being their high level of service response to customers.
OK so I decided on the new I pad. Don't they all have the same GPS? How do I know if i'm getting the independent GPS
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Only the 3G and 4G models of iPad have a GPS receiver. The WiFi only models do not. Pay the extra $130 and get the 3G or 4G model. Really makes no sense to buy the WiFi only model.
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You will have to get the iPad2 with 3G or the iPad3 with 4G cellular to get the built in GPS.
Also recommend 32 gig model so you have enough room for your charts.
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Only the 3G and 4G models of iPad have a GPS receiver. The WiFi only models do not. Pay the extra $130 and get the 3G or 4G model. Really makes no sense to buy the WiFi only model.
Done got the 32 gig 4G LTE verizon I pad now i'll set her up and begin to play if the internal GPS isn't strong enough as some have mentioned to me then I will get a Bad Elf to assist..

Sucks being old, didn't grow up with this stuff...So it's all new to me.. My sextant still works after many years of abuse
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Or if buying used, you can pickup the original iPad 3G which has a GPS receiver. In summary the following iDevices have GPS receivers (that do not require internet assistance) ..

iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 3G, iPad 2 3G, iPad 4G.

The GPS receiver in the older discontinued iPhone 3 and 3Gs did not work without cell tower assistance.
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Or if buying used, you can pickup the original iPad 3G which has a GPS receiver. In summary the following iDevices have GPS receivers (that do not require internet assistance) ..

iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 3G, iPad 2 3G, iPad 4G.

The GPS receiver in the older discontinued iPhone 3 and 3Gs did not work without cell tower assistance.
Sorry all iPad iPhone versions with integrated gps will work without cell assistance. I have a 3GS it works fine without any cell towers at sea. The term assisted gps means that the gps is a superset of gps functionality not a subset.

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I will clarify, the iPhone 3G/3GS GPS receiver can work offshore away from cell towers, but it must have made a connection to a land based server (via cell or WiFi) to get the specific GPS satellite information (ephemeris). If this connection has not been made within a day or so, the iPhone 3G/3GS typically will not be able to obtain a fix. In the early days of iPhone (i.e. 3 and 3G models), I got such reports. Since iPhone 4/4S and iPad 3G/4G have been readily available I am not hearing such reports.

Assisted GPS and the iPhone
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Done got the 32 gig 4G LTE verizon I pad now i'll set her up and begin to play if the internal GPS isn't strong enough as some have mentioned to me then I will get a Bad Elf to assist..

Sucks being old, didn't grow up with this stuff...So it's all new to me.. My sextant still works after many years of abuse
We all have to learn so do not worry, and good luck with the iPad. My "old" iPad provide GPS fix even down below, check the apps store, there are loads of free apps that will check your GPS signal strength (GPS STATUS - GPS INFO).
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