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Old 07 September 2013, 06:48   #11
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I have a reasonably new iPad with a Lifeproof case and a lifejacket.

It makes it much bulkier but it is waterproof, it floats and the retina display is fine in direct sunlight. Navionics is what I use on the rib and it works fine, every time.

I have tried my friends android tablet with Navionics. It works inconsistently and just not bright enough. I have no idea what brand it is but it was far cheaper the the ipad. Maybe it is just not a good one.

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The company I work for looked at this recently. IT wanted Android because of future in house software developement so looked at a few different makes and models.
Guess what, despite the higher price we got iPads!

On a personal note, prior to the above and being a longtime Windows and HTC PDA heavy user, I tried an iPad. They are just great, wouldn't want to change and was devasted when I smashed it.....
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After some duty free testing I am thinking the ipad mini is nicer to use, and now trying to find out when the mini2 will be released (usually one week after I buy version1!). Android system just isn't as slick
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+1 for iPad and Lifeproof case. Also bought the mounting kit, and its setup on console - backup to plotter etc.
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nexus7 32gb 179 at Asda. seems like a bargain? What is the best chart app thingie wotsit to run on it? As you can see I'm very tech savvy
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That is a good price. Nexus 7 32gb was 224 in duty free
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nexus7 32gb 179 at Asda. seems like a bargain? What is the best chart app thingie wotsit to run on it? As you can see I'm very tech savvy
You want Navionics. It is great software, and runs really well on the Nexus 7. The guys here are right that an iPad has a nicer feel, but the Nexus is a great bit of kit, does everything the iPad does, and less than half the price if the equivalent iPad.
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The navionics charting apps are great. I run the navionics on both an iPad (old v1 model) and a nexus7 (the new 2013 model with the high res screen).

Works well on both devices but I like the nexus better.

If you go down the iPad route isailor app is also worth looking at.

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