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Old 30-05-2013, 00:08   #1
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Navionics for ipad/iphone

I've not seen much comment on the latest Navionics app for the iPad and iPhone, but I think it's really good. The automatic routing upgrade is pretty interesting as well. I which I could get all these functions on a plotter that I can read in full sunlight, but for now the iPad will have to do.
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I have used the Navionics APP for the past 3-4 years and it keeps getting better and better. The new auto routing is way cool and here some of the other new features - Easy View, Fishing Mode, Shallow Area, Fishing RAnge, Depth Contours, Water Level, SeaBed Areas.
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Old 08-06-2013, 21:57   #3
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How up-to-date are the charts, with respect to the Local Notice to Mariners?
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Is there anything similar for the Android world ?
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Old 11-06-2013, 15:26   #5
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Anybody know when Navionics will be ready for the Samsung Galaxy 4S Cheers Jacko
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From Navionics website :

IMPORTANT: Navionics has certified the following Android devices with an OS of 2.1 and higher: Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7", Acer Liquid, HTC Desire, HTC Dream, HTC Incredible, HTC Tattoo, Motorola Droid, Motorola Droid X, Nexus One, Xperia x10 , Lg Optimus One, Motorola Droid II, HTC Droid Eris, HTC Evo 4G , Samsung Vibrant, Lg Ally , HTC touch 3g, HTC Wildfire , Samsung i5500 Corby, HTC Desire HD, Motorola Defy, HTC Legend, Samsung Galaxy Note , Samsung Galaxy S3. The Samsung S4 is presently not compatible with our App
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Thanks Alan I hope they are working on it Cheers Jacko
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Jammer Six - Navionics has a on line update system called Freshest Data and they add over a 1K of points per day (got that from their web site) as soon as they get the notice to mariners it is posted and you can see them on the charts as soon as you do an update. Check out theor viewer at WebApp | Navionics
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How up-to-date are the charts, with respect to the Local Notice to Mariners?
I've had the Navionics app on my iPhone since it first came out. I'm fairly certain that they push updates to the charts with each update to the app. Keep your app updated and you'll always have the latest charts.

FWIW, I don't use this as my primary navigation tool. I use it for planning and ad hoc consultation of charts. You can never have too many GPS devices on a boat as far as I'm concerned, and this makes a great and highly functional backup.
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I started using an iPad as my primary GPS navigation this year. Prior to this I was using a Garmin 76Csx with Blue Water charts. I like the iPad better and have no plans to updated my fix mounted Raymarine because the iPad is proving to be much better than most fix mounted units.

I did a post on my blog on making the switch.

I am currently using the Navionics app but also plan to experiment with the iNavX. There are a few pluses to that app and it can connect to most of your fix mounted instruments with a $200 piece of hardware. A power boat friend has his iPad fully intergrated into his boat's systems and can see all the information he would get at the helm on his iPad.

I haven't played with the automatic routing but for setting up your own routes, it's super easy. And the screen is easy to read and the charts are great. Below is a course leaving my home port.



I highly recommend the iPad approach to anyone who is computer savy.

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Re: Navionics for ipad/iphone

I have the Navionics app.. has anyone ever managed to use these charts with opencpn, if so..how?
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I'm fairly certain that they push updates to the charts with each update to the app.
That seems to imply that you've never checked the chart against an LNM.

Is that true?
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From Navionics website :

IMPORTANT: Navionics has certified the following Android devices with an OS of 2.1 and higher: Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7", Acer Liquid, HTC Desire, HTC Dream, HTC Incredible, HTC Tattoo, Motorola Droid, Motorola Droid X, Nexus One, Xperia x10 , Lg Optimus One, Motorola Droid II, HTC Droid Eris, HTC Evo 4G , Samsung Vibrant, Lg Ally , HTC touch 3g, HTC Wildfire , Samsung i5500 Corby, HTC Desire HD, Motorola Defy, HTC Legend, Samsung Galaxy Note , Samsung Galaxy S3. The Samsung S4 is presently not compatible with our App
But no standalone GPS with these...only GPS within cell range?
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With iPads if you get the cellular version it has a GPS chip built in. We use ours with the cellular data off almost all the time so we don't use the data. Works great and is very accurate ( at least
3 meters).
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But no standalone GPS with these...only GPS within cell range?
The GPS receivers in the smart phones work just fine without cell coverage. They may be a little slower in acquiring a position lock, but on all the phones I know of, it still works.

I have been using the Navionics App with a Sony Xperia Active, a Sony Xperia Go and a Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000). Not all of these were "certified" by Navionics, but they worked fine anyway. Their GPS modules also worked ok outside of cell coverage.
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