Boating Marine & Lakes

Boating Marine & Lakes

By NAVIONICS S.R.L.

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2014-01-02
  • Current Version: 14.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 171.12 MB
  • Developer: NAVIONICS S.R.L.
  • Compatibility: iOS 9.0+
Score: 3
3
From 503 Ratings

Description

Nautical charts for cruising, fishing, sailing, diving and all your activities on the water. Get the same detailed marine and lake charts and advanced features as on the best GPS plotters. > TRY FOR FREE: Download and get a trial for all our charts and features. > SUBSCRIBE FOR 1 YEAR: Choose your favorite areas and subscribe. Tap Menu > Me > Subscription. Chart layers will reside on your device even after expiration. Plan routes for your next coastal cruising adventure, and improve your depth awareness to find the best fishing spots with our contour maps. You can sail with confidence knowing you have a variety of helpful features at your fingertips. THE SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES: > CHART LAYERS FOR OFFLINE USE - NAUTICAL CHART: This accurate and thorough map of lakes and marine areas is continuously expanded with data from several highly qualified public and private sources. - SONARCHART™: This 1’ (0.5 m) HD bathymetry map with extraordinary bottom contour detail is enhanced by millions of sonar logs contributed by boaters such as you. - COMMUNITY EDITS and ACTIVECAPTAIN® COMMUNITY: Join a bigger crowd! Get more local information from the Navionics and the Garmin ActiveCaptain boating community. - U.S. GOVERNMENT CHARTS (NOAA): These charts are available with the following coverage areas: USA, U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Caribbean to Brazil, Pacific Islands, Asia and Africa. > DAILY CHART UPDATES: The most current charts with more than 2,000 updates made every day. > FEATURES - DOCK-TO-DOCK AUTOROUTING*: Creates a suggested route, from a real starting point to a real ending point, based on chart data and navigation aids. It provides advanced route planning with ETA, distance to arrival, heading to waypoint, fuel consumption and more. - ADVANCED MAP OPTIONS: Customize chart views to change overlay, highlight shallow areas, target multiple fishing ranges and more. - WEATHER AND TIDES: Access real-time weather data along with daily and hourly forecasts, and get wind, weather buoys, tides and currents overlaid on your map. - GPX IMPORT/EXPORT: Easily handle your tracks, routes and markers. Share, store and display them on different apps, plotters and other devices. - AIS: Connect the app to a compatible Wi-Fi AIS receiver to see nearby targets overlaid on the map, in real-time. No internet connection needed. - PLOTTER SYNC: Owners of compatible plotters can transfer routes and markers, update charts and more. - TIMELINE: Enjoy looking back at your trips in the track timeline. RENEW SUBSCRIPTION After 1 year, you can renew your subscription or keep using your maps with free features. FREE FEATURES - SONARCHART™ LIVE: Create your own 1’ (0.5 m) HD bathymetry maps that display in real time while navigating. Connect the Boating app wirelessly to a compatible sonar/plotter. You can also automatically share your sonar logs, which helps us improve charts. - Includes track, route, distance, markers, wind forecasts, map options, sync my data, share location and more. NOTES: - Use this app on iPhone® and iPad® devices. Sync charts and data: Go to Menu > Me > Subscription, and restore your purchases. - Updates are available with iOS 9.0 or higher. An iPad device with Wi-Fi® connectivity locates your approximate position if it is connected to Wi-Fi. An iPad Wi-Fi + 3G model operates similarly to an iPhone device with regard to GPS. *Autorouting is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations.

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Reviews

Loved the old app (Boating HD)

3
Loved the old boating had app. New app, not so much. $21 a year and then you’re going to spam me with in app purchases? Old app works better at showing your saved spots. This app gives you the depth when you hover over a saved spot. It won’t give you spot name unless you wiggle over it a while or go to ? Screen. How useful is that when bouncing in a boat?
By SarasotaAgent

Ok. Room for improvement

1
Just got it. Nice so far. But please, PLEASE move the image/map copyright links farther off the center of the map. I’m getting really sick of the website opening every time I zoom in or out. There’s no reason they need to be where they are. Update: received response from the developer stating that they have to have those links for the terrain overlay because it’s not their map data. Well no I don’t think so, many other apps have that in a settings menu. But that doesn’t address the poor placement or almost invisible color. So it gets tapped every zoom attempt. Dropping to 1star based on ridiculous developer response.
By KBilly

No more detailed maps without subscription

1
They took away the free use if us charts.
By Cobra326

iPhone only subscriptions

1
Sorry to give it this rating because it is a fairly robust app but since the developers don’t tell you, I felt I needed to. If you, like many, have both android and iOS devices you CANNOT share your subscriptions between them. Unlike every other app I have ever owned (kindle, Spotify, etc) they claim they can’t entitle the maps I am paying an annual subscription for across platforms. Lots of other apps manage this but Navionics claims they can’t. Probably just want to gouge you for 2x the annual fee.
By Fhggbg

Scammers

1
I paid $14.99 in Feb on iTunes for a one year subscription. I used it three times ice fishing and liked it. Now the app does not work and tells me to upgrade to Navionics+ for $21.99 year. This current app says I no longer have a subscription even though I paid for it on my credit card. I reached out to their bell desk and their auto-reply said that due to high volume they might not get back to me for days.
By Dahlparty

Warn when it will expire!!

3
I am a professional captain and use this app daily for route planning etc as a supplement to boat’s GPS and charts. Really great app, but it drives me crazy you don’t get a warning when your subscription for each chart will expire. I’ve had friends stuck in the middle of oceans with no charts because of it. Also a huge nuisance when sailing internationally and downloading charts on Wi-Fi. If it expires in the middle of a trip you’re out of luck. I now know you can log on to the website and see when things will expire, but not particularly helpful as I’d imagine the majority of users only use on phone/iPad as an app. Put up a ticker on the app a few weeks before expiration, or at least send an email as a heads up! A bit dangerous really for those who really solely on the app for navigation.
By JennR3

Good but developers unresponsive

1
The app very good for use on a mobile device. However, I paid to renew my annual subscription and the application won’t restore my purchase and the developers have ignored my two emails to get it resolved. Poor customer service!
By T-Milo

Still Trial...heading mode all is upside down

3
When I go in heading view (and heading south in this example), all the legends and info on the chart is upside down. Is this as intended? I also fly an airplane, and all GPS's including a GNS 430 keep the info upright and legible regardless of North Up or Track Up. To developer's response: goodness, man, we are driving a boat through moving water...what would make you think all that data is LESS important just because we want where we are going in front of us? Especially depths. Yes, please change that. There wouldn’t be a single boater in a thousand who would disagree. The more I think of it, the more ridiculous this is. We all drive cars with GPSs in them...even the developers do...who ever HEARD of a GPS that would present legends to you upside down! Talk about missing the point of a GPS system. My god.
By 20WJ

DON'T UPGRADE FROM BOATING HD

1
This version does not allow you to download NOAA charts without a subscription. I've been a casual user of Boating HD, once or twice a year and not enough to justify a subscription. I was fine with the basic feature set and the ability to keep the freely available NOAA (gov't) charts updated. I naively assumed Navionics would maintain this behavior when Boating HD prompted me to upgrade and offered to transfer my data to the new version. Now my tracks are stuck in an app with no charts. Fortunately Boating HD can still be downloaded and allowed me to get charts for offline use. Restricting proprietary charts makes sense and I support Navionics protecting and profiting from their IP. But not allowing access to charts provided free by NOAA is a step in the wrong direction for maintaining loyal customers. In the future when I purchase a vessel and need a full time tablet based chart plotter I will not buy Navionics and will probably switch to an Android tablet running OpenCPN.
By Mary-ster

No split screen support on iPad

3
Navionics charts are great, and some routes like automatic routing are amazing. However, I’m planning to use it on an iPad alongside as some sensor or weather data. The app should support split screen like the other iPad apps.
By supermarin_

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