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App's App's and more App's

Post by TaZ-n-Izzy » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:01 pm

Hi ya all!

last month went out to my sailing class (which i pass) and test (by mistake) this app

Boat Book Sailing Log
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... glog&hl=en

im currently testing a few apps on my Ipad2,

Does any one here use a tablet to navigate around?
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Post by TaZ-n-Izzy » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:02 pm

this the screen shots of my classes
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Re: App's App's and more App's

Post by ris » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:17 pm

I recently downloaded SEAiq. It uses free noaa maps and you can overlay active captain on top of the noaa maps. Have yet to get to saltwater to use it but we are going to crystal river Fla. to go scalloping on 28 -30th of July. Never have been to that area so will be using this app to go out into the gulf and hopefully find my way back. Can give a better review after that weekend if you are interested. We have ipad air 2. It is also downloadable on your iphone which we have done also. We will not be able to use the :macx: as my motor has yet to arrive at the dealer.

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Re: App's App's and more App's

Post by paulkayak » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:21 pm

I have used navionics in my phone. Worked really well When there is phone signal. Very accurate. Not cheep. I think it was about $50. But that includes marine charts of north america.

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Re: App's App's and more App's

Post by mastreb » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:20 pm

iNavX, also has free maps but does cost. Can integrate instrument information via WiFi.

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Re: App's App's and more App's

Post by budgates » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:39 pm

As helpful and valuable as electronic navigation is remember that electronics can and do fail. Don't get so reliant on it that you neglect traditional navigation.

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Post by mastreb » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:04 am

budgates wrote:As helpful and valuable as electronic navigation is remember that electronics can and do fail. Don't get so reliant on it that you neglect traditional navigation.
We typically have four or five GPS sources on board these days, given that all of our phones and tablets have it. Not saying failure isn't a concern, but redundancy is pretty high these days.

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Post by TaZ-n-Izzy » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:24 am

mastreb wrote:We typically have four or five GPS sources on board these days, given that all of our phones and tablets have it. Not saying failure isn't a concern, but redundancy is pretty high these days.
TRUE!

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Post by Cougar » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:28 am

To answer your question, I ONLY use a tablet (Samsung Galaxy TAB 3 7") to navigate with Navionics Boating as my main app. Should the tablet fail, I can use my phone as a backup. Coupled to a Vexilar TPod-SP200 I have a complete chartplotting and depth sounding solution for about a quarter of the price of a regular 7" chart plotter. One drawback: daylight visibility is less compared to a traditional chart plotter.

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Re: App's App's and more App's

Post by Obelix » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:48 am

I use mainly the Navionics Boating App. It works very well off-line, if you have an internal or an external GPS input. :)
The feature-set and frequent map updates make this IMHO the best all-around app for navigation. I've tried several apps, but this is the most complete one. I run it on my Ipad3, with external Dual GPS receiver, and on our Android phones as well as on my wife's android tablet. The "Sonarchart" option is providing outstanding depth-profiles with frequent updates.

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Re: App's App's and more App's

Post by TaZ-n-Izzy » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:34 pm

***NOTE***

IM CURENTLY USING
IPAD 2(4th generation) WIFI ONLY
Year: Late 2012
Model: A1458*
Capacity: 16GB
iOS 8.4

THE GPS FUNCTION IS ERRATIC TO THE POINT TO BE USELESS



I TRY PAIRING A GARMIN GPS 10 BLUETOOTH
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THIS BT DEVICE ISN'T RECOGNIZE BY THE IPAD :-(



IM TRYING TO GET ANOTHER IPAD WITH CELLULAR RADIO (INTERNAL GPS-A)

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Re: App's App's and more App's

Post by paulkayak » Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:29 pm

My iPad does not like talking to non Apple things. It will not blue tooth with my Samsung phone so I can check the weather on the app on the iPad. It will not talk to my Samsung ear phones. But it works really well with any apple product. So when you go get some GPS device to work with your iPad make sure it will talk to it before you hand over the cash even if the sales person says it will.

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Re: App's App's and more App's

Post by TaZ-n-Izzy » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:10 am

paulkayak wrote:So when you go get some GPS device to work with your iPad make sure it will talk to it before you hand over the cash even if the sales person says it will.
Thats the thing, I bought this Garming GPS 10 in 2007

and that ipad2 is old too

i'm tempted buy a ipad air 2 but i'm holding back that decision...lets wait until i figure out something with what i have on hand :| :)

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Re: App's App's and more App's

Post by TaZ-n-Izzy » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:51 am

FOR ANDROID

MX Mariner
Type of chart: raster charts downloaded by region
Navigating functions: waypoints, distance measurements, SOG and COG
Extras: very flexible backlighting modes, road maps and satellite views, good help offline
Speed and ease of use: moderate
Price: $6.99 - unlimited charts for free

Memory-Map
Type of chart: raster, charts downloaded individually
Navigating functions: waypoints, routes, position, ETA, average and maximum speed, cross-track error, distance log, more
Extras: navigation data panel
Speed and ease of use: good
Price: $19.98 - unlimited charts for free

Navionics Marine & Lakes
Type of chart: vector charts downloaded by region
Navigating functions: waypoints, routes,
Extras: share routes, photos, etc. via social media; community layer, maps and satellite views; tides and wind data; offline help
Speed and ease of use: moderate
Price: $9.99 (14.99 Canada) - unlimited charts for free

Marine Charts Lite and Marine Charts HD
Type of chart: raster charts downloaded free in tiny bits or larger bits for $9.99
Navigating functions: waypoints, go to waypoint, distance measurement
Extras: n/a
Speed and ease of use: poor
Price: free to start, $9.99 for somewhat easier chart downloads and removing banner ads

NutiCharts Lite
Type of chart: raster charts downloaded in small chunks for free, or by state for $5.99
Navigating functions: waypoints
Extras: ActiveCaptain data, weather
Speed and ease of use: poor
Price: free to start, $5.99 for charts for each state


FOR iOS

1. iNavX $49.99 for iPhone and iPad app, raster charts, vector charts require additional purchase, x-Traverse chart store, satellite and map views, instrument data integration, waypoints, routes, tracking, TCP/IP WiFi NMEA data, AIS, tides, points of interest, Google search, Theyr weather, GRIB weather, measuring feature, real time tracking, navigate to waypoint and route, auto pilot control, import/export routes and waypoints.

2. SEAiq $24.99 for Free version, $39.99 for Open version, one week free trial, iPhone and iPad, Waypoint, Routes, NMEA data, AIS, free NOAA vector and quilted raster charts, Inland Waterways(USCE), Track recording, Active Captain POI, GRIB weather downloads, bearing and range, GPS sharing, navigate to waypoint and route, anchor alarm, instrument data, TCP/IP WiFi NEMA data, Aye Tides, import/export waypoints and routes.

3. Navionics Mobile $9.99 iPhone, $54.99 iPad HD, Auto-routing additional $4.99, Advanced Map Options additional $4.99, Navionics Plus additional $24.99, Nav Module additional $4.99, Navionics charts, waypoints, routes, tracking, sonar charts, markers, community layer, lakes, rivers, winds, tides, magazine articles, Google and Bing overlays.

4. SeaNav/NavLink US $19.99, NOAA Vector Chart free updates for 1 year. Satellite overays, Routes, Tracks, Waypoints, Weather, Tides, AIS, instruments, NMEA through WiFi, celestial data, augmented reality, range and bearing tool, search and export.

5. Transas iSailor $4.99 per chart set, Nice digital vector charts, routes,waypoints, track recording, realtime tracking, navigate to feature, AIS display additional $9.99, import and export.
Recently updated new user interface.

6. NavPlay 4.99 for app, $39.99 for charts, $45.99 for yearly subscription. JeppesenVector charts, Chart table planning feature, weather, extensive instrument package, real time navigation, autopilot control, routing, waypoints, tracks, Alarms, web cloud, experience maker, logbook, NMEA WiFI. A lot of nice features but spendy.

7. SeaPilot Free, $13.99 for Import/Export, Routes and Marks, NMEA. Additional purchases for charts, weather and AIS. Real time tracking, weather, instruments, AIS, waypoints, marks, NMEA 0183 through WiFi. Nice features with many in app purchase options.

8. Garmin BlueChart Mobile $Free, Charts $29.99 to $69.99 for vector charts, ActiveCaptain POI, search, routes, waypoints, GRIB weather conditions, dew points, temperatures, wind direction and speed, water temp, wave heights and period, celestial data, measuring feature, realtime tracking.

9. Nobeltec Time Zero $Free app, Charts $39-$49, quilted NOAA raster charts, no vector charts, satellite view, 3D view, range and bearing, SOG, COG, instrument display, GPS tracking, waypoints, routes.

10. Jeppesen Plan2Nav Free, iPad, iPhone, charts regions $19-$37, C-Maps charts, GRIB weather, measuring feature, routes, waypoints, anchor alarm, tracking, tides, photos

11. FlytoMaps All in one GPS $8.99 iPhone, $18.99 HD for iPhone and iPad, search, tracks, measure, wapoints.

12. Marine Map Navigator $9.99 iPhone and iPad, display and tracking on NOAA vector charts, waypoints, routes, tides, AIS

13. EarthNC Marine Charts $19.99 iPhone and iPad, NOAA charts with overlays, weather, tides and POI.

14. Imray Marine Chart Navigator $41.99 realtime navigation with famous Imray charts.

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Re: App's App's and more App's

Post by Obelix » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:28 am

The "DUAL Wireless GPS Receiver" works well with WiFi-only IPad's. I been using mine for several years. :)

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