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Old 14 March 2014, 17:35   #11
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My phone on the boat has its own mount on charge, it also has a handy "Big Button" loudspeaker car dock mode, with an addable App button. So this just makes sense to have this app running as an option.

It's likely to be foggy tomorrow so it might prove its worth...

This is what my phone does in car dock mode


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Old 14 March 2014, 17:41   #12
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I downloaded the app and English Channel charts onto my Galaxy Note 3 this morning. Everything works ok; I'll try it on the boat this Sunday. I'm not sure I'd call it 'awesome' but for 10 all in it's certainly not bad and will do just fine as a back up.
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Seems very good especially with the updates and for a tenner! Makes my Garmin 172c with the old blue charts that I can no longer get updated look sick.
Very good find
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Old 15 March 2014, 16:48   #14
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Well it seems to work fine, though on a phone the screen is a bit small so a tablet would definitely be better. Otherwise just need to sort out the options & route planning bit, waypoints etc.

Otherwise damn good value for a tenner
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Thanks folks - really helpful - and amazing value :o)

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Old 31 March 2014, 12:03   #16
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Plus to be fair the bottom is never going to change that much that you should be pushing it to very shallow depths. I think?

I paid more money for a second hand paper chart of ebay from 1982 than this and the contours haven't really changed. .
True, unless you are somewhere the sandbanks move all the time then no, the landscape doesn't change. If you are worried about channel marker bouys and whether they are still flashng the same beat or i nthe same position then yes, updates are going to be more important. It's like my take on OS maps. I have maps of Scottish hills that are donkeys old. I probably change my Glasgow area ones every 6 or so years as the conurbation evolves.


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Plus it gave me the excuse of getting a new tablet at xmas. .
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Is this still useful on a phone sized screen when on the boat?
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Is this still useful on a phone sized screen when on the boat?
Yes, still works fine on my samsung galaxy s2. Obviously its only a 4.3 screen but its the same as other stand alone plotters. Not as easy to use as an 8 inch tablet screen but still works a trreat. And cheap!
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Thanks for that.
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Bit of an update on this.


I've been using this quite a bit & its brilliant. However today I came across the Irish Sea on a ferry & I have to say the app is amazing for the price.

I watched with much interest as the ferry threaded its way through Liverpool entrances around the various wrecks & obstructions on a low spring tide. The maps are all up up to date & the functions all work rather well.

Really needs a 10" or so screen I think, but it works fab otherwise.
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