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Old 12 September 2012, 15:42   #11
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I've got the Marine Imray Charts app which you can update with any of their charts, with an in app purchase. Although I seem to have the whole of the English Channel but can't find a receipt or remember specifically buying the charts, so maybe I got a free offer at sometime .

Works well on both iPhone & iPad - but I don't regard either as being rib friendly - far too delicate especially the iPad with its large easily damaged screen - even if protected by some sort of waterproof case. Also neither screen is a patch on my Garmin chartplotter for visibility in bright sun. And any app that uses the screen & location services all the time, eats the battery life.

Yes you can 'tether' the the 3G/GSM signal from your iPhone if you have tethering activated on your mobile contract - works well but a further drain on battery. And of course its only economic if you use smallish amounts of data and certainly not for roaming 'overseas'.
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Old 12 September 2012, 16:11   #12
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Thanks for the info, I hope to link it to my iphone 3gs if poss???
You'll need to jailbreak it in order to do that. PM me if you need any help
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You'll need to jailbreak it in order to do that. PM me if you need any help
And you still won't gps. I had my 3GS jail broken, never worked properly again.

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And you still won't gps. I had my 3GS jail broken, never worked properly again.

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Yes obviously you still won't get GPS but I thought someone suggested you could use an external bluetooth GPS?

We have jailbroken all the iPhones that GD has had and then passed down to me over the last few years and my android is now rooted too. All with good results.

He finds that with the latest software there is much less reason to, however in the early days with the 3G and 3GS he found it essential even to achieve the same functionality as the N95 he had before it
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You don't need to jailbreak to tether - its a standard feature of the later versions of IOS - and both the iPhone & iPad have GPS (locations services) on the iPhone its supplemented by GSM triangulations which helps in getting a near instant fix on location.
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You don't need to jailbreak to tether - its a standard feature of the later versions of IOS - and both the iPhone & iPad have GPS (locations services) on the iPhone its supplemented by GSM triangulations which helps in getting a near instant fix on location.
I have no idea on how to tether it but i'll have a go

The iPad knows where it is on the apps so it looks like the location thing is working ok.
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I have used Navionics on my iPhone 4 and think it is brilliant. Not sure if it is the same on an iPad, but on the iPhone you can download an area of charts to the memory so you do not need a 3G connection on the water. I have used this in Greece and Turkey, as well as the Solent, and it works really well.
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Thanks

I have just tried to tether but I have to contact my provider tomorrow, there is nothing wrong, just that I need to get them to set it up which sounds like it might cost me
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no shouldn't cost u - I've got it on a 10.50 per month contract. When I set it up I did have to change contracts to be on one of the newer contracts that supported it -but didn't cost any extra and I kept my original contract time-frame
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Threaten to leave and change suppliers if they tell you any different.
I think its only the main line suppliers that offer tethering - sub suppliers like Tesco etc don't
I'm on O2
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