I am about to purchase
some navionics charts for a B&G Zeus T7 which came loaded with Insight charts. These charts leave much to be desired and I suppose they may be upgrading them:
no ability to alter the size of text (such as depths) which is the most useful form of information on a chart.
No currents which my old Navionics had and which is handy
I am new to these charts and not thrilled with them, but they do include sat views and some sort or 3D which I find more distracting then useful. With Navionics loaded I believe I can select which charts are used and so I will continue to have access to 3D if I want... but get the more readable Navionics and the currents.
The present set up is with the chartplotter
below decks and not viewed very much... It has repeaters for GPS
data in the cockpit
. The Z7 will be used in the cockpit
and viewed more of course... so charting feature/functions are more critical. I am still learning
the Z7 touch screen
interface so the jury is out on that one... but it seems to be packed with features.