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Old 18 July 2011, 11:19   #1
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Hi there, looking for some advice, Ive just ordered a new phone, HTC desire hd, I wonder has anyone got one? any good, and any advice on good apps for it. Thanks, Gerry.
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Old 18 July 2011, 11:50   #2
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I don't know about Android, but I have the Navionics app on my ibone & it's worth every penny of the tenner I paid for it.
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I've got the HTC Inspire, but no usable marine apps. Will be watching this thread with interest.

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I've got Nexus S with Android. Downloaded Navionics charts for Baltic recently, but I had no opportunity to test it in action yet. Seems to be ok, but I think it should have more options and better interface.
It generally seems to be doing what it should as a standard tool. I'm still awaiting for better alternatives.
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I've got Nexus S with Android. Downloaded Navionics charts for Baltic recently, but I had no opportunity to test it in action yet. Seems to be ok, but I think it should have more options and better interface.
It generally seems to be doing what it should as a standard tool. I'm still awaiting for better alternatives.
Navionics are good for planning

Mobile gribs good for weather planning

Tide 7 - good for tides

Anchor watch

Boat log

Ship finder is a good AIS app

Like all smart phones though the gps gobbles the battery and don't let it get wet
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Is this an anchor alarm type thing? Set it once you're on the hook and it warns when you stray outside a designated circle?

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I got Aquapac for my phone, gps and display always on drains battery too fast - but I would treat it more like backup to normal plotter.
You may end up aground because of flat battery = no charts and without possibility to call for help because of flat battery.
I wont rely solely on smartphone.
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Is this an anchor alarm type thing? Set it once you're on the hook and it warns when you stray outside a designated circle?

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Yep, and if you pay out 1 it will send a text as well
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You may end up aground because of flat battery = no charts and without possibility to call for help because of flat battery.
I wont rely solely on smartphone.
Absolutely right. It's good for planning or as backup, get a 12v power cord though
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Absolutely right. It's good for planning or as backup, get a 12v power cord though
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.
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