Originally Posted by lakelandterrier
I don't use navigation apps on my 'phone on the water.
My phone is too valuable an asset to lose / damage on the water
I have a built in plotter with GPS.
I have a hand held GPS as as back up
I also carry paper charts of my usual areas. I am am coastal more than offshore so rarely out of sight of land.
Why would anyone want to use a small (non waterproof) smart phone screen instead of a proper plotter.or portable GPS?
Why would someone want something with a good battery life which is small, can be easily stored and is multifunctional, you mean?
Most smart phones are waterproof these days and you can get waterproof pouches for them which still allow the touch screen to work also.
For me, itís a backup but if someone didnít have space or was on a budget, providing they have a means of charging it should the battery die then I think itís a good means of navigation.