…it takes several tries before it comes back on. There is a bug with the app.
Got the app. Set up my boat info while sitting in an anchorage with two boats with AIS on. We do have AIS on our boat but we don’t see the names of boats with newer AIS boxes. Neither boat have this app but they do have AIS. And neither boat showed up. Have yet to see ANY boats show up on the app. And, yes, I have good wifi. Also, I upgraded (obviously too soon) to “live view” on my iPad but the app on my iPhone is asking me to pay for it again. I’ve contacted the company. I’ll update the review when/if I hear from them.
Boat Beacon can now overlay AIS data on top of Navionics Navigation app. That’s a game changer.
I am always looking for freighters throwing huge wakes but now that I have boat beacon I have great visibility and information of them. Very happy for this app!
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Navigation, plotting, MarineTraffic data, anchor alarms, man overboard alert, this unit does it all, love it on my iPhone and iPad, and very reasonably priced! I’m a believer!
Paid for app to use AIS Share functionality with Navionics. After installing, was disappointed to discover AIS Share required a monthly/annual subscription. This was not clear in app info pre purchase. Also, not clear why a subscription would be needed to share data already available in app with Navionics. This was a big (only) selling point. Very disappointing.
We use Boat Beacon all the time to track boat traffic on the Chesapeake Bay, even for our our boat sometimes! The visuals are easy to read and the site easy to navigate. It’s wonderful being able to easily see where other boats are on the water. Also, customer service was terrific....quick response and appropriate and easy fix the one time I ever had an issue. Highly recommended!
Been using this app for a while and it’s great for route planning and a back up chart plotter. Had an issue with the AIS transponder and the guys worked with me until the problem was resolved. Great value for the money and the addition of windy weather integration is pretty nice as well.
This is a useful app. If you don’t have AIS budget, get this.