Originally Posted by Teej
Richard, it is indeed disappointing that a $50 iPad app does not have a user guide. Stumbling through such an app to try and get the full benefits of the software is discouraging at best. It is encouraging that you are contemplating writing such a user guide. As I imagine Navionics is a popularly subscribed app, I think there will be many users who will similarly look forward to a users guide. Thank you in advance!
Yes the user information could be a lot better. But the good news is you can't break it so I continue to poke around and try stuff. Setting and saving waypoints and routes is not inuitive, especially using them later.
For example I creat and save a route
, then I have to go find the route
in favorites, it will have a generic title "route001" and then you have to change the route name there. I have'nt found a way to set a descriptive route at the time I am creating one.
Also, maybe, I am wrong. But I loaded the iPhone
app both on my iPhone
and iPad. For Australasia the price
point is 14.99 vs. 74.xx.
I run the iPhone version in 2x mode and save 60 bucks. Anyone know if I am missing any critical features solely for the ipad?
Note at present I have non-3g ipad 1 so no gps
, so iPad app is still not "critical." I use the charts
as bigger more legible reference and the iPhone for the gps
The best tool on navionics, imo, is the tides and currents. The second best feature is selecting nav buoys and getting a plane english
description. i.e. "Red lateral buoy (can, cylindrical shapre) "CHANGI" having red flashing light with a period of 5 seconds"
The third utility is the iGadget native ability to take a screen
shot. Super cool for taking a chartlet picture and email
to someone or printing out to scribble notes on.
At $15 bucks for the iPhone version it is the best app I've loaded, except perhaps for Cruisers Forum - LOL