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Old 20-04-2010, 09:38   #1
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iPad Navionics

Hello , does anyone know if the ipad with the navionics app will work 100 plus miles offshore? Thanks chris
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Old 21-04-2010, 00:10   #2
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The 3G model has A-GPS, so I assume so - but I don't have 1st hand experience.
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Old 21-04-2010, 04:50   #3
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GPS is only on the 3G version. Also you may want to wait till Navionics produces an iPad version to take advantage of the larger screen.
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Old 21-04-2010, 05:26   #4
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I took a look at the ipad apps and navionics does have lots of maps available even for the pacific. Chris
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Old 21-04-2010, 09:51   #5
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The Navionics app will run on iPad 3G, but it will only utilize a quarter of the iPad screen as will other iPhone apps. It is preferable to have an iPad app or an iPhone/iPad app. In the iTunes store you will see "+ this app is designed for both iPhone and iPad" right under the price when an app is designed for both devices.

Within the next couple weeks, our app iNavX will have that designation. It works with both the NOAA and Navionics marine charts.
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That sounds very interesting . I did not realize that it only used 1/4 fo the screen. Will iNavx also work far from a cell tower?
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Old 21-04-2010, 11:27   #7
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iNavX as most other navigation apps use the "Location Services" of the device. Location services can mean cell, wifi or GPS. The iPhone 3G[S] and iPad 3G have an A-GPS. "A" means assisted. This means for the initial fix the GPS will use cell towers of WiFi. If cell towers or WiFi are not available the GPS can still get an initial fix, it just will take longer (minutes versus seconds). So yes, both iPhone 3G/3G[S] and iPad 3G can be used off shore away from cell towers.

Good review of iPad here ..

Ars Technica reviews the iPad
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That is good to hear. If the app could go full screen that would be a great help. After I make a modified case so I can have it at the helm this could be a great alternative to a traditional chart plotter . This is quite exciting. Thanks for the help. Chris
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A couple screen shots ..

http://www.inavx.com/images/iNavX2.jpg

http://www.inavx.com/images/iNavX3.jpg

iNavX 3.0.0 will be a free update to all iNavX users.
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Judging by the screen shots the InavX software makes the map full screen. If this is so. Then this is awesome!!! This inavx app with the ipad could really change the game for the big boys of this catches on. This is exciting. Thanks alot for such a great app. Chris v
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Hey GPSNavX

When do we get a sunlight viewable, waterproof one?
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Amazon.com: TrendyDigital WaterGuard Waterproof Case, Waterproof Cover for Apple iPad, Blue Border: Electronics
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Don't rule out Navimatics Charts & Tides. That has iPad support today with full native resolution.

Charts & Tides is currently the only iPhone or iPad app that rotates the charts as your boat turns too. This is an incredibly important feature. Why go backwards in time when the charts couldn't rotate? Charts that don't rotate are what you get with iNavX, Navionics, and Memory-Map. This should be seriously considered before spending $50 on software for your iPhone. You'll surely end up hating the forced north-up/chart-up display especially when you're on your boat and moving through the water. Most of the apps don't have a demo/trial mode so you won't find this out until you've bought it.
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I looked at the iPad but decided to go with a Lenovo S10-3T ideapad instead. With a USB GPS dongle, you can run charting programs like OpenCPN, and it has 10-hour battery life and a fully functional touchscreen with accelerometer.

I haven't tested it offshore yet as my boat still needs a motor before I can leave the marina, but as much as I like my iPhone, this seemed like the smarter decision when compared with the iPad.
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The iPad 3G uses a different GPS receiver chipset than iPhone 3G/s does. Reports and my own use show it to be more accurate and sensitive than iPhone. This is great news. Look for iNavX 3.0.0 to show up in the app store for both iPad and iPhone shortly.
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