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Old 20 July 2011, 11:22   #11
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It wont come through aquapac. BTW Is there option to edit WPT in the middle of route? Its bit ridiculous if you have to delete all Wpts up to place you want to alter and make all the next ones from begining.
Sorry which software are you referring to here?
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Old 20 July 2011, 13:37   #12
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Sorry which software are you referring to here?
Navionics for Android.
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Old 21 July 2011, 07:14   #13
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I'm about to head down that android route too, and have been perusing various apps. (I also plan to put my Navonics roaming o nthe phone as a backup). I have a hillwalking colleague at work who has downloaded a free app called "mytracks" which he uses as a "get out of jail" card (follow the breadcrumbs back type idea) It will also save waypoints.

Combined with killing all the phone / internet etc in the background he reckons he can get a day out the battery on a trip up the hills with a bit to spare.

What does strike me would be a good "middle ground" app would be a 'droid version of a basic garmin handheld (e.g Etrex/ 72 kind of thing). I have failed miserably to find something like that - do they exist or is the app market selling to a load of technogooglemapjunkies?
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Old 21 July 2011, 08:06   #14
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What does strike me would be a good "middle ground" app would be a 'droid version of a basic garmin handheld (e.g Etrex/ 72 kind of thing). I have failed miserably to find something like that - do they exist or is the app market selling to a load of technogooglemapjunkies?
Almost certainly exists. Remind me what features you are looking for?

lat / long of current position
input list of waypoints
then course to navigate to next waypoint...

if it doesn't exist - I can probably create it for you!
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Old 21 July 2011, 10:17   #15
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That's a reasonable summary along with a trail recording gizmo. Map (in the Google map sense) not required, but a "blank sheet map" of waypoints & trails would be handy iif for no reason other than it makes finding the next waypoint soooo much easier and following a trail home also a dawdle!

Have a look at the online manuals for the GPS72 to see what I mean about the "map style".
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Update on phone and apps.

New phone arrived yesterday, huge screen, really bright, just what I need with my duff eyes!
Apps so far,

( Navionics uk holland,) I cant believe how good this is for under 20 quid, Ive overlaid google earth on it, its amazing everything is clickable, brings up a new screen with all the details you could possibly want, has tide tables, graphs, and flows as well, also wind arrows. So although your viewing on a wee phone, the fact that everything is clickable makes it a doddle, oh, and also tracks, waypoints and routes. Having said all that, will no doubt eat battery and data time if on all the time.

(Marine weather by bluefin,) great, Inshore weather and tides etc. free.

(Marine traffic), ais system, great free.

(Google sky map) free I like stars!.

Ive a funny feeling this is just the start as the app shop is bulging with toys.

Thanks for the ideas, Gerry.
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Old 18 August 2011, 11:03   #17
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Some useful android apps I have ( All free )
* Maverick - GPS,Compass, Waypoints etc --good for walking, not used this for boating yet though.

* SailDroid - Speed Compass / Log - Distance / Position

* Wind Guru

* Marine Weather

* Tide Prediction

And of course rib.net forums
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GPS Essential (Android) seems more boaty minded. Not used it on the water yet but like the features.
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Old 19 August 2011, 05:38   #19
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Jumping back to my "garmin 12 on a Phone" the two freebies I've found that seem to come close are TurboGPS and "Alpine Quest". Needless to say both designed for mountains, so also give your altitude, but both seem to have the basic garmin features.

Not used either in anger yet, will let you know the results of that test later....
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