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Old 02-06-2015, 15:51   #1
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I am curious if the Platinum+ is worth the money over the Navionics+?

Any users that have had both?

This would be for the US West coast and Mexico (SD cards 912, 911, or 644).
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Old 02-06-2015, 21:38   #2
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Hmmm . . perhaps I should have said something about guns or anchors . . ?
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Lol... for sure the anchors get a lot of discussion.
It depends on what you need in your charts... The Platinum gives you an extra layer of detail (satellite imagery) and you will have SonarCharts. We like to use the Platinum to check out a marina before we go in. It's really handy and helps keep us safer, for sure!

What are your needs and travel plans?
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Try both and decide yourself. I have the Platinum Plus card for UK & Ireland, but use Gold for other areas. I don't find the satellite overlay to be useful at all and certainly not worth the 50% premium. It's very low res so far less detail than Google Earth.

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Agree with Dockhead. I have the Platinum card for UK/Europe, and Gold Card for other areas.
Have never felt the need to use the satellite overlay.
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Re: Navionics Question

I too purchased Navionics Platinum for the Pacific North West 913+ and I don't use any of the enhanced "features" I would have been just fine with the Gold charts on my Raymarine E7d
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I agree with Dockhead, try it all out and see what you prefer. Everyone has different needs and preferences. The good thing is about the Navionics product line is that they have so many different options- the plug and play Platinum, Gold, etc, the Navionics+ that you download the chart area you want, the app ...
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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.
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