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Old 21 May 2016, 04:44   #31
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Found this last night, quite an old video from 2013.

They do mention that the 3G iPad (which is what I'm using) has a separate GPS arial.

Also explains several other issues regarding software problems etc...

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Old 21 May 2016, 04:55   #32
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We tend to do fair weather boating in familiar places so the 500+ plotter idea was a bit expensive for our needs so we bought a nexus tablet off Ebay, navionics, tilting tablet holder from maplin which is designed to clamp on a music stand, power from 12v socket and an overboard waterproof cover if needed. Total around 130. Can also Bluetooth Spotify tunes and has wifi when needed. Also has a camera and everything else a tablet does but we limit it to music, nav and a few kids games.

Pros are cost advantage, music integration, portability, tilts out of sunlight, easy to review tracks and plan routes anywhere with it, and navionics shows all features we need, including full zoom.

Cons are android navionics not as good as iPad version, can be tricky to pinch zoom when underway at speed, and it does need to be plugged into charge most of the time.

Despite my initial reservations it has never come out the holder, always can read screen and as it is protected by a sloping windscreen it has never got wet. So for us it has been fine and a very convenient solution.
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Old 21 May 2016, 05:43   #33
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In an open boat, without shade, are the maps still readable in sunlight?
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No trouble reading ours. It is in a near vertical plane, but can tilt if needed.
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Old 21 May 2016, 15:52   #35
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Monkey - I use Navionics. It really is great intuitive and easy to use software. Works brilliantly on the iPad. I used to have a Nexus 7 which was OK, put the iPad is much better. Much better battery life.
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Navionics Satellite Map

Anyone know if the Sat Map can be downloaded for offline use on the Navionics HD App or does it need a continuous 3g mobile signal to display the Sat Map? Using Android.
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Old 26 May 2016, 13:58   #37
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I am trying the iPad version at the moment - got the UK and Holland maps for 14 days - it allows you to download an area of the map and permanently store on the iPad. This was the Navionics+ version.
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Found out from Navionics the Satellite Map cannot be downloaded, it requires a cellular or wifi connection.
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I'm looking into the Navionics / iPad option - seems to make sense form a cost/use perspective (i.e. I already have an iPad).

There are several options around depth/sonar capability - wifi enabled;
Wi-Fish from Raymarine
SonarPhone T-BOX by Vexilar

Has anyone tried either of these options and can offer feedback?
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Looking into the wi-fish it may make since to go for the dragon fly pro?

Trying my iPad out next week hopefully


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