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Old 16 April 2013, 14:38   #11
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Hi ,

I have on my iPad the Navionics Sea Maps installier . As mentioned earlier the iPad is a great toy and a great tool to plan trips either at home or any other convenient place .
Can somebody tell me whether I can transfer somehow the trips I planned on the iPad to the plotter - a GARMIN 720 for instance ??
Thanks - Jurgen
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Old 16 April 2013, 14:54   #12
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Jurgen,

I should pre-empt this thought with a warning! It is simply a thought as I have neither bit of hardware to test it with...

Most GPS type software will "save as" .gpx Garmin mapsource Will read gpx. (unless its older than my old "V", which the 7 series isn't).

Try a "save as" & see what happens. How you get the data from mapsource to your plotter should be in the manual.

If the iApp doesn't save gpx it confirms my thoughts on why I went android.
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Hi ,

I have on my iPad the Navionics Sea Maps installier . As mentioned earlier the iPad is a great toy and a great tool to plan trips either at home or any other convenient place .
Can somebody tell me whether I can transfer somehow the trips I planned on the iPad to the plotter - a GARMIN 720 for instance ??
Thanks - Jurgen
Yes! You would need the wifi adapter for a 720 but not the new 721. The wifi adapter is supposed to be $200 but appartently you should soon be able to have one for less than $80 which is quite reasonable for making something backwards compatible I think.

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Jurgen,

I should pre-empt this thought with a warning! It is simply a thought as I have neither bit of hardware to test it with...

Most GPS type software will "save as" .gpx Garmin mapsource Will read gpx. (unless its older than my old "V", which the 7 series isn't).

Try a "save as" & see what happens. How you get the data from mapsource to your plotter should be in the manual.

If the iApp doesn't save gpx it confirms my thoughts on why I went android.
I don't think the iPad saves as .gpx unfortunately, and besides, unlike android where even unrooted you can look through the memory, you can't with apple. The main reason I moved over...
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I have an iPad mounted to my centre console in a Lifedge waterproof case. It's not a cheap case but you can get mounting brackets which holds it well. I find its visibility to be fairly good on the iPad's brightest setting unless its a really sunny day. A fully charged battery would last all day. To be honest the iPad is a bit big for my set up. A mini iPad would be ideal but I don't think Lifedge do a case for that yet. If you already have an iPad and the space to fit it I think it's a reasonable compromise for some Nav capability (I use Navionics). If you can afford it I would imagine a proper chartplotter is best though.
Hi Dolally, thanks for this, it is exactly want I wanted to here. Someone who has actually tried it rather than just theorised.

I take on board all the points that people have mentioned and I think I am going to go for a dedicated system, probably a Garmin.

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Smart move, totallydave. The ipad is best used as a backup and/or as an off-line planner.
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Ipad and Navionics are compatible with Raymarine products as well - the latest units have WiFi built in or you can add it as an after market item.
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I have also been contemplating the Navionics for the iPad. Singly as a toy to plot out routes and get to know the area even better. I have a handheld garmin Oregon 300 mounted on the console it's OK but small. I will eventually take off the fish finder and replace it with a combined unit but it's down to affordability.
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