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Old 05-31-2011, 09:12 PM
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Navionics on the Ipad does not have the chart detail of a full chartplotter. Also, I know everyone say that Navionics has all these cool features like real time weather and tides, etc, but I haven't figured out how to find all that on the program. All I have accessed so far is the basic maps.

For me, this is not a replacement to a chartplotter. I use it to plan my route, or study my course, before I get on the boat. That way when I'm cruising I'm already familiar with the area and any possible obstructions, vs. seeing it for the first time on a chartplotter at 70 mph.
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Navionics on the Ipad does not have the chart detail of a full chartplotter. Also, I know everyone say that Navionics has all these cool features like real time weather and tides, etc, but I haven't figured out how to find all that on the program. All I have accessed so far is the basic maps.

For me, this is not a replacement to a chartplotter. I use it to plan my route, or study my course, before I get on the boat. That way when I'm cruising I'm already familiar with the area and any possible obstructions, vs. seeing it for the first time on a chartplotter at 70 mph.
The INavX charts are detailed in my area (attached)... They are exactly like the paper charts...
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OK, now make me smart please. Can I use a tablet, not necessarly Ipad, and slave my handheld Garmin into the tablet ( if it does not have a gps in it) , download the charts I want and be on my way ?

I'll crawl back in my cave and await your responses.
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I can hardly see my Garmin with the polarized shades on, is the iPad different in the sun? I'm currently adding iPads to my consulting business, and doing integrations with a partner.
Take your glasses and tilt them 90 degrees and you will be able to see the stuff again. By turning the Ipad you get the same effect.
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Why would you need to slave your GPS to the tablet?
Only if the tablet did not have an internal gps receiver.
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OK, now make me smart please. Can I use a tablet, not necessarly Ipad, and slave my handheld Garmin into the tablet ( if it does not have a gps in it) , download the charts I want and be on my way ?

I'll crawl back in my cave and await your responses.
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No, and it won't make coffee either.
I'll admit I'm challenged by some of todays technology. Could someone help me out ?
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The INavX charts are detailed in my area (attached)... They are exactly like the paper charts...
I looked at the Inavx app, but Navionics won all these innovation awards. I don't see what the big deal is, unless I'm just not using the app to it's full potential.
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I guess I think that using an ipad in its current version or a newer derivative is going to be the way of the future. I dont know enought about them and whats currently available w apps but it sure seems that they can do a lot now and Im sure bigger and better is coming along with the price differential it seems to me this is/ will be a no brainer
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Here is blog post about the difference between the INavX and Navionics apps, this might answer some questions....

http://blog.francis-fustier.fr/en/in...e-mise-a-jour/
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