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NAVIONICS BOATING APP

This app was suggested to me by a fellow boater and I have found it to be very useful.  It works on the Apple family of products as well as Android.  I currently use a combination of onboard depth finder, hand held GPS and paper charts.  As I do not have a high end onboard system, this really helps.  Can be used underway or at any time for planning etc.  A little more expensive than most apps at around $10 for the upgraded version, but very worth it to me.       

http://www.navionics.com/en/mobile-pc-app-1

Comments

  • cjjjdeck
    cjjjdeck Northern NJMember, Moderator Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭✭
    Not bad for $10!  And no wiring!

    Thanks for sharing!
    2012 SD237 I/O Mercruiser 5.0L MPI ECT/ Bravo 3
    2012 Load Rite Elite Tandem axle trailer

  • 1pointofview
    1pointofview Member Posts: 74 ✭✭
    I bought it the first part of this year and it has pulled me out of a few binds.  I need to find a good phone holder with a suction bottom so I can properly set my phone down but be able to see the screen.  The just made an update that made it much easier to use.  maybe in a year or so I will get a real GPS because some places I go the cell service horrible and the app is worthless at that point.  But it is a good stop gap for sure
    2013 Hurricane SS188
    115 Yam
    Magic Tilt Trailer
    Hotty Toddy
  • MichelBee
    MichelBee Member Posts: 33 ✭✭
    This application Is great.  I don't think I need a dedicated GPS unit at this time. Where I boat, the lakes and rivers are all there.  The difference between the app and my fish finder is never more than 2 feet in deeper waters.  In the shallows I trust the fish finder anyways.

    I would like to add that you can download sections of maps to your phone.  This allows you to use the app when there is no cell reception.  If you go through the settings you will find a section that allows download for offline use.

    Just curious, anybody using this with a 7" or bigger tablet?  I use my phone which I find a little small and the brightness is not great.
  • DmaxSurveyor
    DmaxSurveyor Member Posts: 1
    I started using this app last year. Loaded it on my old HTC Incredible, downloaded the maps for my area & away I go, no cell service needed!  Its nice to be able to scout out water depths in coves before I head in. Also use it to store music to run thru the stereo. Works great with my old windshield mount on the console.
  • BWH
    BWH Member Posts: 113 ✭✭✭
    What is an HTC Incredible?  
    Been out several times using Navionics and it has helped a lot.  Update rate seems excellent when checked vs actual relation to buoys during day light/witing coverage.  Usually do not need it, but heading up river from the harbor, it adds an additional safety measure.   
  • 1pointofview
    1pointofview Member Posts: 74 ✭✭
    BWH said:
    What is an HTC Incredible?  
    Been out several times using Navionics and it has helped a lot.  Update rate seems excellent when checked vs actual relation to buoys during day light/witing coverage.  Usually do not need it, but heading up river from the harbor, it adds an additional safety measure.   
    it is a droid smart phone 
    2013 Hurricane SS188
    115 Yam
    Magic Tilt Trailer
    Hotty Toddy