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Old 23-10-2013, 17:30   #31
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Anyone can help me with the garmin blue charts (iPad) I am not able to pair with the garmin glo Is it possible or not thanks
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Old 23-10-2013, 18:32   #32
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Anyone can help me with the garmin blue charts (iPad) I am not able to pair with the garmin glo Is it possible or not thanks
The Garmin support website has step by step instructions.
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Old 23-10-2013, 18:35   #33
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So it is passable ?
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Old 23-10-2013, 19:28   #34
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Re: Which iPad Navigation App is the Best?

I downloaded "Skipper" for $11, love it.
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Old 23-10-2013, 19:44   #35
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Re: Which iPad Navigation App is the Best?

I use OpenCPN on an XPS laptop (W8 and the screen swivells to become a tablet). I like it. Tried Polar whats its name but never got used to it. I have a Raymarine chartplotter at the helm but i dont use it all for plotting a course only to see where I am on a chart.

XPS is great and is a full scale laptop for other things. Battery life is short though. Thinking of getting the wife an ipad for christmas that I can borrow for use as a chartplotter with OpenCPN.
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Old 23-10-2013, 20:33   #36
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Re: Which iPad Navigation App is the Best?

iNavx for their NOAA charts that are free and updated

Navionics for ease of creating routes

Garmin for Active Captain integration
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I use OpenCPN on an XPS laptop (W8 and the screen swivells to become a tablet). I like it. Tried Polar whats its name but never got used to it. I have a Raymarine chartplotter at the helm but i dont use it all for plotting a course only to see where I am on a chart.

XPS is great and is a full scale laptop for other things. Battery life is short though. Thinking of getting the wife an ipad for christmas that I can borrow for use as a chartplotter with OpenCPN.
But opencpn doesn't run on an Ipad.
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iPad won't run. OpenCPN ?? What ? Are you sure ?
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iPad won't run. OpenCPN ?? What ? Are you sure ?
There is an Opencpn forum on here, you can ask them if you'd like. Last I heard it discussed on there there were no plans do do so. If it was available, I can assure you, I would have it. I'd love to see it on Ipad, but no joy. Sorry!
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Re: Which iPad Navigation App is the Best?

I like the Garmin app as a backup, free app and $29 for the charts..... Well worth it IMHO.
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Re: Which iPad Navigation App is the Best?

I love using Spyglass as a backup navigation, works great at sea.
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Regardless of the app used, I don't think an Ipad, is a true substitute for a marine GPS, at least not outside in the cockpit. It's not built for a marine environment, though a good case can help to some degree. It's not hard wired, and I have yet to own any plug in device that didn't eventually corrode when constantly used in the cockpit. It also heated up quite a bit some of the time and once even shut itself off for that reason. (may not be true of other nav. apps)

Also, my Ipad will not charge directly from a 12-volt outlet, (Iphone or Ipod touch will) requiring an inverter to be used, which again is a limitation to using it in the cockpit as well as a power consumption and charging issue compared to my hard wired GPS. Again, this may not be a limitation for everyone, but it was for me.

Also, there are good, hard-wired GPS units costing far less than the price you mentioned.
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it perfectly charged from 12v, just need little bit more power 1A+, You can change car charger or install something more waterproof like blue sea charger or any other sealed charger.


add to the list of program - SEAiq Open - good alternative to OpenCPN on iPad, may be on of the most advanced program.

http://www.seaiq.com/p/seaiq-usa-1.html
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Re: Which iPad Navigation App is the Best?

I use Navionics on an iPad Air with a Bad Elf Pro Bluetooth GPS, Lifeproof NUUD Case and RAM mount. In 2013, the Navionics App was marginally useful. The updates over the past year have really improved it. I also like the fact that the charts and data are continually updated and SONAR data is crowd sourced. Government Charts are also included, but I use the Navionics charts. Biggest remaining issue for me is that some NAVAIDS and features do not appear when at large scale (zoomed out). Chart plotter is a Raymarine E, but I now use it mostly for RADAR. With the Go Pro I'm independent of the network and can take the iPad anywhere below and it still has a fix. I leave the Go Pro under the dodger. I've got 12 V outlets at the helm so battery life is no issue.
Dodger and Bimini are always up so I never had a sunlight viewing issue.
When the iPad is in danger of getting doused by spray or driving rain, I unplug the power and close the charge port. Internal battery life is not long enough for anything but daysailing which is why I would not make a passage without a purpose built chart plotter backed up by paper charts.
I also have a stand alone hand held GARMIN with Blue Charts as a back up and I do like the Blue Chart graphics.
I originally got the tablet for its other uses and was surprised by it usefulness while sailing.
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We use our iPad at the helm in the South Pacific sun, no prob. We like Navionics charts for the regions we have been to but have some frustrations with inavx.

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VLAD70 --- what case is that for the Ipad? What mount?
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