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Old 11-12-2015, 03:28   #1
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Navionics regular VS HD

I want to use Navionics on an Andriod Galaxy 4 tab running 5.0 as a backup to my Raymarine plotter.

What is the difference between Navionics regular and HD. Navionics only state that HD is not recommended on a phone?

I am in SE Asia if that matters to the charts.
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Old 12-12-2015, 20:54   #2
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Re: Navionics regular VS HD

Anyone?
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Old 12-12-2015, 22:52   #3
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Re: Navionics regular VS HD

I have both, non-HD on my phone and HD on my tablet. I believe the HD is more detailed and also gives you the Sonar Chart option. If you display the HD on a phone's small screen, in order to distinguish all the detail you would have to zoom in so far as to make the area of coverage not very useful. If you zoom out, you end up with so much clutter on the screen it is practically useless... Or it scales the detail down to make it useable on a phone display, in which case you essentially have the non-HD version.
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Re: Navionics regular VS HD

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I have both, non-HD on my phone and HD on my tablet. I believe the HD is more detailed and also gives you the Sonar Chart option. If you display the HD on a phone's small screen, in order to distinguish all the detail you would have to zoom in so far as to make the area of coverage not very useful. If you zoom out, you end up with so much clutter on the screen it is practically useless... Or it scales the detail down to make it useable on a phone display, in which case you essentially have the non-HD version.
I plan to use this on a 10" Samsung Tablet.
I guess it comes down to is the resolution the same?

Not sure how much value I would place on the sonar charts, or how accurate they are in the S Pacific and SE Asia??
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Re: Navionics regular VS HD

Can't say on the availability of sonar charts in your area of interest, sorry.

I can try to get screenshots of the same area on both devices if it will help...
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Re: Navionics regular VS HD

I am using the Navionics European HD charts with a Sony Xperia Z android phone and have no problems.
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Re: Navionics regular VS HD

When I got Navionics for Android a couple of years ago, the system would not let me install the standard version. It said only the HD version was compatible with my Lenovo tablet. Seemed like a pricing gouge to me.
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Re: Navionics regular VS HD

I run HD on both a 10 in tablet and a Samsung Galaxy S5. It works fine on the phone. Here's a screencap.
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Re: Navionics regular VS HD

Is the HD really Higher Definition, or just regular + sonar charts?
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Re: Navionics regular VS HD

The HD is higher definition, which will not all show up on the iPhone. It is recommended to get the HD for the tablet. I always run HD on my tablet and it works like a charm. As a cruiser as well, I find the sonar chart helpful because it gives such detailed contours. It helps me get closer to land and/or anchorages.
Here is an example of the difference (no sonar on the left, with SonarChart on the right):


You can see the actual data for the area you're interested in by going here and zooming in to your area of interest:
webapp.navionics.com
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