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Old 02 June 2009, 18:30   #1
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Any iPhone 3G users

Has anyone tried iNavX and Navionics X-traverse maps on the iPhone?

I just downloaded it and it looks really good at a reasonable price, the app was $29 and so were the UK&IE 28XG charts. The features are really good, some better than the fixed Lowrance unit I have with the same maps (which cost considerably more!). The waypoints and route planning work really well and much faster to use than a fixed GPS.

It will also give you live tide predictions for your location if you download an App called Ayetides for 5.99

The software is marketed and disclaimed as an aid to a fixed GPS (which in itself is an aid to navigation). So I guess I now have an aid to an aid to navigation!

Now all I need to do is find away of mounting my iPhone and keeping it dry, without it flying into the sea.
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Old 02 June 2009, 21:42   #2
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Now all I need to do is find away of mounting my iPhone and keeping it dry, without it flying into the sea.
I use one of these things for my BlackBerry. The trick is to find one with a clear front. Mine is clear, but has various structural bits running through the front, so it's hard to read. I can at least tell if I have received an email or something...

http://www.pelican.com/cases_detail.php?Case=1010

As for mounting it, well I don't. Since your iPhone is only a backup, it might not be worth it...
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Old 03 June 2009, 05:48   #3
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Like everything else I have on my RIB, if I dont attach it to something or put it away, it's going to end up in the sea!
I found a solution at www.h20audio.co.uk - they have a waterproof wriststrap or a diving case for iPods or iPhones. Not cheap, but a lot cheaper than replacing a wet phone.
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