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Old 08-01-2014, 00:57   #31
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Re: Samsung S4. Can Anyone Suggest Good Nav & Weather Apps?

Thanks for all the replies. So sorry I have not got back sooner, I will reference this thread for the weather app, Have bought the Navionics app and it works well on the Samsung.
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Re: Samsung S4. Can Anyone Suggest Good Nav & Weather Apps?

Navionics is good but it uses online charts so your nab is disabled beyond phone signal and your data plan will be effected.

Some people may need apps like Mx mariner or memorymap.
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Re: Samsung S4. Can Anyone Suggest Good Nav & Weather Apps?

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Navionics is good but it uses online charts so your nab is disabled beyond phone signal and your data plan will be effected.

Some people may need apps like Mx mariner or memorymap.
Nope, it downloads and stores charts. I've used it in the middle of the Coral Sea.

If you're connected by wifi when you do the downloading, it doesn't affect your dara plan at all.
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Are you sure? Last summer it required connections and fresh downloads...perhaps I don't have a setting correct?
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Re: Samsung S4. Can Anyone Suggest Good Nav & Weather Apps?

Yes, you are right! It does download and then store the charts. Turned off Wifi and set on Airplane mode and the charts are still there for Navionics US East, from Maine to Fl and Bahamas. --Wonderful. Ghost Commander shows the charts in ../Navionics/charts/USEast/ awesome.

Last night I deleted the old chart program EarthENC as it was showing errors.
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Re: Samsung S4. Can Anyone Suggest Good Nav & Weather Apps?

Quite sure. I use it frequently out of phone coverage, including in Australia before I swap out my PNG SIM card.
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Re: Samsung S4. Can Anyone Suggest Good Nav & Weather Apps?

You could also use these two FREE programs,both using your old .KAP/.BSB charts.

OruxMaps - Has a FREE special PC based map converter to use with their
navigation app. Also accepts Routing .gpx files.

Marine Navigator - Install your .kap maps to your Android device and start
the navigation app which converts and installs your maps at a button push.

Both of course uses your phone´s GPS.

For weather apps I use PocketGrib,PredictWind,WindfinderPro and PassageWeather.

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Re: Samsung S4. Can Anyone Suggest Good Nav & Weather Apps?

I have used PLan2Nav from Jeppensen, It works pretty well, and even includes a weather and wind feature. It also has off-line active captain markers, which I love.

The app is free. Charts of the entire US, including Explorer Chart derived charts of the Bahamas, is $30. How can you beat that???

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Re: Samsung S4. Can Anyone Suggest Good Nav & Weather Apps?

I know I a newbie but I use wind guru free 7 day forecast always correct used for surfing for many years now I use for sailing
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Re: Samsung S4. Can Anyone Suggest Good Nav & Weather Apps?

Navigation - Marine Chart Apps
1. Navionics -reasonable charge for charts, uses Navionics charts offline
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...leAppUsa&hl=en
2. Mx Navigator - uses Noaa/Bsb charts offline, good downloads.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....mariner&hl=en
3. Marine Navigator
-free, uses gps, uses kap, Noaa/Bsb charts offline, good downloads.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...vigator2&hl=en
4. OruxMaps - free, uses gps, uses kap, Noaa/Bsb charts offline,
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oruxmaps&hl=en
also free PC map converter to use with their navigation app. Also accepts Routing .gpx files.
5. Memory map - uses Noaa/Bsb charts offline
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ymap.mm2&hl=en

6. MyNoaaCharts
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...noaa.csm&hl=en

GPS Apps
1.GPS Status and Data - Great GPS app
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sstatus2&hl=en
User Guide - MobiWIA
2. Course to steer - Calculates -Set and Drift due to tide and wind, good.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...etosteer&hl=en
3. Just GPS - Okay not as good as GPS Status and Data
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....justgps&hl=en

Weather, Grib and Routing Apps
1. PredictWind - most accurate Wind Forecast, weather routing, trip planner, forecast alerts, gps tracking.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....android&hl=en
2. Sailgrib WR - Pretty amazing weather-routing.
Uses the speed polar file of your boat. SailGrib WR uses regular Maxsea polar files.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d..._wr.paid&hl=en
3. Sailgrib - Very good app., no routing.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rib.paid&hl=en
4. Sail Tracker Polar Nmea -
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ltracker&hl=en
6. PocketGrib
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ocketgrib.free
7. WindfinderPro
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...windfinderpaid
8. PassageWeather.
Sailing Weather - Marine Weather Forecasts for Sailors and Adventurers - PassageWeather free weather website
9. SailFlow
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sailflow&hl=en
10. PocketGrib
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rib.free&hl=en
11. Mobile grib -Simple, needed data types, 16 days, not as full featured as others
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...bilegrib&hl=en
12. Wind -Beaufort Scale, small illustratiive.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...eek.wind&hl=en

Weather Apps
1. PredictWind - most accurate Wind Forecast, weather routing, trip planner, forecast alerts, gps tracking.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....android&hl=en
2. Weather4D - Wearher4D aims to offer a world weather. Through a simple and intuitive interface, excellent app,
Includes CAPE, Forecasts 8 day, 3hr, 12hr, 24hrgribs and weather routing.
Home | Weather4D
3. Plan2Nav Jeppesen - free background charts, $30 charts, routes,tracks,compass, tides, currents, active captain,
aerial photos, free 5 day weather forcast,
Plan2Nav Mobile App | Light Marine | Jeppesen

Weather only.

1. HFweatherfax - Decodes weatherfax 120/576 charts & satellite images to android microphone ffrom marine radio, SSB speaker. Auto save.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...i.wefax&hl=en1

2. NOAA Weather
- Wish it had tags or bookmarks for searches, or favorites list.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ere.free&hl=en
3. Marine Weather by Accuweather - Noaa Forecast Zones and Stations, link to Noaa stations too. has Favorites.
Marine Forecasts, Live Buoy Data, Tide Tables, Current Tables (Plus version only), Radar, Sea Surface Temperatures
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....marineweather
4. Marine Weather - Noaa Buoys, has favorites, weather bouy data.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...aaweatherbuoys
5. Weatherbug
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....android&hl=en
7. Intellicast
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ellicast&hl=en
8. PassageWeather.com
website Sailing Weather - Marine Weather Forecasts for Sailors and Adventurers - PassageWeather

Weather Radar Apps

1. Radar now

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...adar_now&hl=en

Tides
-Currents Apps
1. Mx Tides
https://play.google.com/store/search...s&c=apps&hl=en
2. NOAA Ocean Buoys and Tides PRO (best)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...buoyspro&hl=en

3. Noaa Ocean Bouys - current conditions when avail (wave-height period direction, wind -direction speed gust, temp, pressure), good structure, uses google maps, would like to save searches and tag bouys.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...eanbuoys&hl=en
4. Noaa Ocean Tides
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...eantides&hl=en
5. Noaa Weather -fax mobile page for quick links to weather analysis FREE
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ere.free&hl=en
6. Noaa Tide prediction 2014
2014 Tidal Current Predictions - NOAA Tides & Currents
7. Tide Chart Free - very useful on Note 8.0, uses googlemaps, easy to get around, Icons little too big for S4
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...aro.tide&hl=en
8. Currents

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...Currents&hl=en
9. Tide Prediction - based on XTides, good search, but should be able to save searches and tag easier.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oid.tide&hl=en
10. US Tides
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....ustides&hl=en

Celestial Apps

1. Google sky maphttps://play.google.com/store/apps/d...tardroid&hl=en
2. Starstruck enter sextant star sighting and calculate position, 57 stars.https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...arstruck&hl=en
3. Celestial Perform celestial sight reductions, calculate fixes, present them visually, manage sights on multiple trips and assist in sight planning. It also includes a complete Almanac of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars.https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...p.celnav&hl=en

AIS on Internet
Live Ships Map - AIS - Vessel Traffic and Positions - AIS Marine Traffic
Vessel Finder - Free AIS Ship Tracking of Marine Traffic
Free AIS vessel tracking | AIS data exchange | XML vessel positions

Other
1. PredictWind Tracker - Tracker for sailboat racing.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ctwind.tracker
2. TackTracker - Record your yacht racing using a GPS tracker, and replay with TackTracker. TackTracker
2. Tracker
Sailwx.info: ship maps, weather, tides, hurricanes
3. SDR Touch - Live radio via USB
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ndrosdr2&hl=en
FM Stereo, radio stations, weather reports, police, fire department and emergency stations, taxi traffic, airplane communications, audio of analogue TV broadcasts, HAM radio amateurs, digital broadcasts and many more! Depending on the hardware used, its radio frequency coverage could span between 50 MHz and 2.2 GHz. It currently demodulates WFM, AM, NFM, USB, LSB, CWU and CLW signals.
You need:
- USB digital TV (DVB-T) dongle with the RTL2832U chip.
- USB OTG (On-The-Go) cable



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Re: Samsung S4. Can Anyone Suggest Good Nav & Weather Apps?

Don't know if it varies by carrier model, or if NOAA has fixed things, but as of two weeks ago MyNOAACharts said it was incompatible and could not install on the Galaxy S4.

FWIW.

Device version incompatibilities are apparently a major reason why programmers would rather write for iOS than Android, because "one size fits all" under iOS, to a great extent.

It's almost enough to make me go over to the dark side....
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Don't know if it varies by carrier model, or if NOAA has fixed things, but as of two weeks ago MyNOAACharts said it was incompatible and could not install on the Galaxy S4.

the current version of mynoaacharts is 'experimental'. noaa is offering it to receive comments from the general public. they state on their website that it is for android tablets only. i loaded it to my samsung galaxy 7" tablet and it works fine. i tried to load it to my samsung galaxy smartphone and it won't even recognize it on the play store.

in any case, i like it. it has a really easy method of downloading complete chart sets roughly by coast guard district, and also coast pilot books. it works with your tablets' gps. i emailed them back that i really like it and hope they will continue development and distribution.
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Have "installed" MyNoaaCharts from My computer, "Google Play" -Android apps, and it does not seem to have loaded onto my Samsung S4. MyNoaaCharts requires v4.0.3 Android. I have 4.3 android.
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" they state on their website that it is for android tablets only."
Interesting, because if you locate it in the Google Play Store, you see the app name, the app author, and the very next line says DESIGNED FOR PHONES.

If you scroll down and read the rest of the descriptive text under the screen shots and all, yes, it does say tablets right now. But since it says right up top DESIGNED FOR PHONES....First the IRS spends billions on a computer system that won't work, then healthcare.gov, and now NOAA too?

Do we really have to have some of these programmers kneecapped before the rest start showing some attention to detail?
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Have "installed" MyNoaaCharts from My computer, "Google Play" -Android apps, and it does not seem to have loaded onto my Samsung S4. MyNoaaCharts requires v4.0.3 Android. I have 4.3 android.
This morning it downloaded to Galaxy Note 8 and am now downloading Pilor Charts and Charts.

Not on phone yet.
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