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Old 04 March 2014, 02:26   #21
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how with Sony Xperia Z2 ?the waterproof successor to the also waterproof Z1.
Water-resistant or waterproof,Sony’s latest flagships are waterproof enough that a drop in the toilet will not destroy the device.
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Old 13 March 2014, 07:30   #22
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or Android phones

Just out of interest - though may need to start a new thread - any experiences /recommendations on non-iphone smart phones for running RIB apps, esp backup navigation.

I guess that means android apps?

I currently have a Blackberry which is very poor for apps, so hence the desire for advice as I upgrade. Getting an Android phone may be all I need anyway; would just like the backup opportunity for navigation, seeing as I'm going to move away from Blackberry now.

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Android all the way.
Apple Police to restrictive and pricey.
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I have mx mariner and its awesome and was only about 7 quid with most of uk! I will start new post to share.
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Quick question

Do any of these apps (android or iphone/ipad) show tracking (route history) as well as current position. I am asking this as I will be following a few pro's / experienced boaters to new places this season and don't like my chart plotter as the trace / history line is not very clear on the chart!

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Old 14 April 2014, 16:21   #26
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the memory map app will track your journey. also allows you to plot routes and marks.
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ps. download for free and you can also trial charts for xx days.
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Thanks Pottsy I will have a look at that butcan it be used at sea as it looks more land based?
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yes can be used at sea. i have all 800 charts on it.

but its not a chart plotter but then again its not the price of a chart plotter.

if u already have a smart phone its a very handy app to have.
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Mx mariner will track and you can save your tracks, name etc. Its a proper chart plotter too for under a tenner with an area map. Uk is divided into 4. Downloads map so all off line too. Great app. Android only I think
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The iPhone does have a real GPS receiver but in reality uses assisted GPS (AGPS) utilsing the GSM/3G & wifi networks to provide a quicker positional fix - so it does know exactly where you are (even without the assisted bit - just taking longer to find out). However it is entirely dependant on the internet for map tile data and therefore cannot show your position on a map without this connection - so it knows where you are but just can't put it on a map. This is certainly true for the built in mapping apps & Google maps - not sure if any of the navigational apps get round this by having a built in positional & map database or something....??
My iPhone has the maps in it and works just fine without GPRS, 3G, wifi or any other additives. You just need to download the maps. If you're operating in areas with no signal or being forced to use data roaming all the time then having the maps is essential. I have a 32 gig phone so there's plenty of space for map storage. A condom works fine for waterproofing, touch screen functionality and visibility. The addition of a "power monkey" style lithium battery will run apps for 24 hrs if your having to use boats with no 12v socket. If I bought another phone I would definitely have it professionally coated with a superhydrophobic nano structure.
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