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Old 27-03-2013, 06:41   #1
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Which Nav App?

Bought the tablet. (Toshiba A100) Have downloaded Jeppesen Plan to Nav. Looks ok. also have seen navionics on an I pad need to decide which has the better charts for UK and Western Europe and which might be the easier to use?
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Old 27-03-2013, 07:04   #2
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Re: Which Nav App?

I have Navionics here in the U.S both on the phone and Mac, soon to have it on the Ipad, clean easy to use and plenty of info, you can also upload and share photo's, A great feature I like when trying to figure out a certain area or to show the surroundings.
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Old 27-03-2013, 09:21   #3
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Transas isailor for I devices is the best I have used... And it's free to download. Charts are like 5 bucks.
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Old 28-03-2013, 07:34   #4
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Re: Which Nav App?

Make sure that your tablet is compatible with Navionics APP before you purchase it. You can always see the Navionics charts on their viewer on there home page. just click on the Enter the Web APP anywhere to see the viewer.
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Old 29-03-2013, 14:06   #5
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Make sure that your tablet is compatible with Navionics APP before you purchase it. You can always see the Navionics charts on their viewer on there home page. just click on the Enter the Web APP anywhere to see the viewer.
All the boats I deliver from the broker have iPad packages with navionics already installed, waiting on navionics to include the pantech element tablet as it is somewhat waterproof!
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:35   #6
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Re: Which Nav App?

I am sure they looing at the pantech tablet for installation of the navionics APP. any issues with the Navionics APP?
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Re: Which Nav App?

Just added some new feature from navionics to my iPhone and iPad - Easy View, Fishing Mode, Shallow Area, Depth Shading, Depth Contours and Seabed Area. Can't wait to try them out.....
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Re: Which Nav App?

Anyone's familiar with both Transas and Navionics? I wonder if they are equaly detailed?


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Re: Which Nav App?

BentP, I have both apps. I also have Navionics on the chart plotter.

On the iPad I now only use Transas ISailor. I find the Navionics app clumsy by comparison.






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Old 16-04-2015, 08:01   #10
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Re: Which Nav App?

I have used Navionics as an app and on a chart plotter in northern Europe for a couple of years and now the Med around Turkey as well as some for some rivers and inland waterways in between.


Their app is easy to use and Navionics is constantly upgrading their products so my experience stand to be corrected but I found their charts to be wanting in several areas. The major deficiencies I experienced was in the detail they provided for small anchorages. For instance in Norway, you could many anchorages with local boats in them but the Navionics charts showed only a dark blue area with no detail. The same was true for many passages between islands. There would be local markers but again just solid dark blue areas on their charts. With the number of rocks in those areas this became a major constraint.


In other areas such as the UK and the Netherlands their charts were more complete. I also compared their charts to C-Map's and the detail was there if they had chosen to capture it.


I experienced similar or worse constraints on the Rhine and Danube. In this case open source charts filled in the gap.


Having said that however the app was easier to use than the C-Map equivalent and their customer service was top notch once I got to the right person.


You may want to have more than one app and related charts with you.
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Old 17-04-2015, 07:33   #11
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Re: Which Nav App?

We use Navionics throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Florida and have been more than happy with it. It's easy to use, has very detailed maps (check out SonarCharts). https://youtu.be/7rlZfaelYp8

Also love the SonarCharts Live feature: https://youtu.be/RzRd6MA7XV0
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