- Navionics on Android phone
, with wifi
- works very well, much better than any chart plotter but is not weather
resistant, so you still need to keep some old marine
chart plotter somewhere. Still, 95% of the time you will be on the Android phone
- Next, you can run OpenCPN on a small PC (Nuc, Raspberry, whatever) and then use Remote Desktop
on Android to display radar and radar overlay. It works surprisingly well but it takes a couple of minutes to boot the PC and setup. The benefit here is that if you are on a larger boat
, you can have one server and a couple of cheap
Android phones to display your radar data in the cabin
, wherever you want. Also, you can have multiple IP cameras (engine room, bow, etc.) and the integration is super easy.
- We all want to have the radar plugin
for OpenCPN on Android but my understanding is that the entire graphics engine
needs to be rewritten as it is not supported on Android. I hope that one day the radar team will get around to that. That would be truly helpful.