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Old 01-04-2011, 08:54   #1
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IPAD2 Navigation Apps - What Rocks ?

So I get the iPad2 (yeehaa) and I'm trying to decide which navigation app to download. I live in Vancouver so I must have left coast charts. The apps that seem most appropriate are:
1) Navionics (marine and lake USA and Canada) at $34.99
2) iNavX at $49.99
I'v never used any apps before and certainly neither of these programs. I need something pretty basic but most importantly - intuitive. Any recommendations?
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Re: IPad2 navigation apps - what rocks?

Bill,

Congrats on you new ipad.

There are a few threads already existing that have some info that you are seeking.

Search;

Ipad,
Navionics,
Marine ipad.

I have Navionics and am very happy.
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So I get the iPad2 (yeehaa) and I'm trying to decide which navigation app to download. I live in Vancouver so I must have left coast charts. The apps that seem most appropriate are:
1) Navionics (marine and lake USA and Canada) at $34.99
2) iNavX at $49.99
I'v never used any apps before and certainly neither of these programs. I need something pretty basic but most importantly - intuitive. Any recommendations?
Thanks,
Bill
I have inavx for coastal backup and it is really nice! Seems like everything beyond basic charts is a paid subscription but still well worth $50. Anytime devices are gps positioning it will suck your battery dry in about an hour... Nothing a 12v plug won't solve.

I added ayetides for $10 and use windfinder for wind reports in California... Is plenty for weekend sailing. Position seems quite accurate. Thumbs up from me.

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Re: IPAD2 Navigation Apps - What Rocks?

I'm using INavX. Seems very good, but I just started using it, so this is a very preliminary report. I bought INavX because it has more functions than Navionics -- will display AIS and instrument functions from the network.

One thing I can say for sure, however, is that the charts are awesome! For $90 I have all of Atlantic Europe and the British isles, plus the Western Med as far as Monaco. They are beautiful, detailed, and up to date, and for my money I got a two year subscription. Fantastic!

I also shelled out $10 for AyeTides. I have not yet figured out how to get it to link to the charts. If you click on a tidal station icon, AyeTides starts up and asks you to type in the name of the station you want. That is extremely lame if that's the only way it works. Anyone figure this out?
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Do these applications or does the iPad2 link to a GPS?
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Thanks all. I'll check out the other threads.
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For inavx you will have to buy Canadian charts. Vancouver Island East charts are $169.
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$169?????? Does navionics come with the charts?
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Do these applications or does the iPad2 link to a GPS?
The IPAD has the gps built in.
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For those of you who don't have a build in GPS there is one GPS/Bluetooth receiver compatible with iDevice, COMPANY: GNS - Global Navigation Systems
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Only the iPads with cell service have the built in GPS. WiFi only models DO NOT HAVE THE CHIP. Navionics rocks, and now they have POIs ( Points of Interest), which are similar to Active Captain (but not yet as extensive) and are modifiable. The tides and currents are built in, as is the ability to overlay google earth type satellite pictures. Navionics is really worth the money, and I own almost ALL the charting programs. IMHO, Chris

BTW, I hear Navionics now shares info with your onboard chart plotter in some cases...
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I am not bashing this site as everything else on there is great!! Fishing for your personal information is just not cool! It's criminal.
Hello,

I check and no intrusion was detected on ours servers.

Could I have more information about the security tool that you've used ?
I suspect that you had a "false positive" warning.


Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page for geogarage.com

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I purchased the Navionics because I wanted the built in wind and tides. But if it's there I can't figure how to display it.

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