Where are you sailing? I've used iNavX
now for four years in Canada
, the Caribbean
, Central America
, South Pacific
and New Zealand
. Charts for the USA are free I believe. Unfortunately it won't support CM93 and the only one for iPad's I believe was SeaIQ until they disabled support late last year.
has been good (and it integrates really well with Weather4D routing optimization), but I've had to completely wipe it and reload it twice during that time when it started to get 'buggy', then reload my charts. I've had to update my subscription each time in order to reload the charts which is REALLY frustrating and somewhat expensive.
So now I've picked up a cheap
Asus tablet (<$300 US) that runs Windows 10(?) and have loaded OpenCPN
on it. Now I can use both CM93 and Google Earth
.kap files. It also integrates with my Vesper AIS
perfectly so I get all my AIS
info in OpenCPN
also. The only drawback to the Asus tablet is that it doesn't have an internal GPS
, but since I've got the AIS it gets position from there anyway so it doesn't matter for me. A cheap
Bluetooth puck GPS
would also work and you're still less than 1/2 the cost of an iPad
with cell capability.
When my iPad
dies, I'm not sure I'll be replacing it.