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Old 26 January 2011, 05:50   #1
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android plotter

anyone any info on the new android with 10" touchscreen
can they be used as an onboard plotter
how do you download the software and where from how much
they sell for less than £200 so if they will keep water out ??
be a cheap alternative
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Old 26 January 2011, 06:47   #2
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It would be interesting to see how it stacked up against something like the Garmin 620, which starts out waterproof for about 400 quid.

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Navionics do an android version
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Navionics do an android version
And one for the Ipad as well!

So long as you can download everything before setting offshore.
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watch the Ipad, only works at sea if you get the iPad with "Wi-Fi + 3G". The other has no GPS and gives a faux gps by triangulating from cell towers.
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connect via nmea 2000

just bought a garmin 541
can I connect an android to it via nmea 2000?
or any other means?
or a laptop as last resort
thanks Geoff
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faux gps by triangulating from cell towers.
How can this be when it has no cellular data facility and therefore no connection to the "cell towers"
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So, to clarify, the 3G model has GPS and the Wi-Fi model doesn’t have GPS.
Yes...... so how does the Wi Fi model connect to the cell towers....? The Wi Fi model uses the IP location to determine location of the device. The "A-GPS" of the 3G model uses standard satellite GPS boosted by triangulation.
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