By Garmin Italy Technologies S.R.L.
Get up-to-date, detailed charts you can use offline plus a boatload of features on your mobile device, so they’re on hand wherever you go. The Boating app is a must-have for cruising, fishing, sailing, diving and all your activities on the water. Try it free for a limited time. To continue using the charts and features, purchase a one-year renewable subscription. A COMPLETE PACKAGE • INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED NAVIONICS® CHARTS: Use them offline along with multiple overlays, so you can be more aware of what’s above and below the water. - NAUTICAL CHART: Use this premier marine reference to study port plans, anchorages and safety depth contours, locate navaids, marine services and more. - SONARCHART™ HD BATHYMETRY MAPS: Extraordinary 1’ (0.5 meter) HD bottom contour detail is the ideal tool for locating new fishing areas. - U.S. GOVERNMENT CHARTS (NOAA): These are available within the following coverages: U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Caribbean to Brazil. - OVERLAYS: SonarChart™ Shading and relief shading overlays allow you to have a better understanding of bottom topography for improved fishing and diving. Sonar imagery reveals bottom hardness in contrasting color on select U.S. lakes. Want more? Satellite images or terrain information is also available. - MAP OPTIONS: Change chart-overlay combinations to customize chart views, highlight shallow areas, target multiple fishing ranges and more. - DAILY UPDATES: Benefit from up to 5,000 daily updates worldwide. • TOOLS FOR PLANNING AND ENJOYING YOUR DAY - AUTO GUIDANCE+TM TECHNOLOGY*: Easily plan your trip with a suggested dock-to-dock path based on chart data and navigation aids. Get ETA, distance to arrival, heading to waypoint, fuel consumption and more. - WEATHER AND TIDES: Knowing conditions before heading out is crucial. Access real-time weather data, daily and hourly forecasts as well as wind, weather buoys, tides and currents. - MARKERS, TRACKS, DISTANCE**: Place a marker on a good anchorage spot or where you reeled in a big fish. Record your track, take photos and videos within the app, and look back at your day anytime. Easily check distance among two points. • AN ACTIVE AND HELPFUL COMMUNITY - COMMUNITY EDITS and the ACTIVECAPTAIN® COMMUNITY: Obtain and contribute useful local knowledge along with thousands of fellow boaters, such as points of interest, navigation aids and valuable recommendations from people with firsthand experience of the local environment. - CONNECTIONS: Stay in touch with your friends and fellow boaters by sharing your live location, tracks, routes and markers to easily meet on the water or let them check out your adventures. - GPX IMPORT/EXPORT: Share your saved data outside the app or transfer it to your chartplotter. - SHARE MAP OBJECTS**: Share a marina, repair shop or any other location outside the app. • EXTERNAL DEVICE-FRIENDLY FOR MORE FEATURES - PLOTTER SYNC: If you own a compatible chartplotter, sync it with the app to transfer routes and markers, activate, update or renew your Navionics chartplotter card subscription. - SONARCHART LIVE MAPPING FEATURE**: Connect with a compatible sonar/plotter, and create your own maps in real time while navigating. - AIS: Connect to a compatible AIS receiver with Wi-Fi® connectivity to see nearby marine traffic. Set a safe range, and receive visual and aural alerts to signal potential collisions. NOTES: *Auto Guidance+ is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations **Free features Updates are available with iOS 13.0 or higher. A tablet device with Wi-Fi connectivity locates your approximate position if it is connected to Wi-Fi. A tablet Wi-Fi + 3G model operates similarly to a phone device with GPS. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. iOS is a trademark licensed to Apple, Inc.
Used to be useful, now I am being herded in a subscription scheme requiring me to make an account. Was a great app. Once upon a time.
Went to renew USA for 2023 and discovered Canada / Alaska added to database increasing cost from $14.99 per year to $24.99 per year. I will never use Navionics in Canada or Alaska. Why would Navionics force their Customers to pay for database features they’ll never use? I’m in the commercial navigation field supporting the hardware engineering and software side. This seems like a money grab with no benefit to USA only users. Awaiting your reply before deciding to renew or use one of your competitors products.
Previously, I could purchase USA coverage for about $15. My coverage expired yesterday, and the only option now is USA and Canada for an extra $10. I don’t fish in Canada and it stinks to be nickel and dimed by a company.
They get your money, then they delete it and then they want to charge you again and again and again for what you already paid for!! A complete ripoff!! Their pitiful lie of an excuse is that they updated maps and that this is a “price adjustment”. It’s not an adjustment. They delete downloaded info you paid for and then want you to pay for the exact same crap again and again!! I’ll never buy anything from them again, apps, maps or chips!!
Features that I already paid for no longer work. Not only do they no longer work, but the app developer now wants me to pay MORE than I previously paid. What a scam! You guys should be ashamed, really pitiful business tactics. Nice way to treat your users. I will never buy anything from your company ever again and I will be sure to tell other boaters my story. App developer claims they have removed redundant maps. Ok, the US map and Canada map could not be any different. Why do I care about Canada if I live in the US? Why are you forcing me to buy both and charge more? This is not a good deal, I care only about one specific area and that’s it. YOUR PRICE IS NOT REASONABLE and I don’t appreciate you removing maps that I already paid for and downloaded. Since I can’t use what I already bought, I want my money refunded.
All Southeast Asia areas have been downloaded. But only a few parts are highlighted, further, after several hours, all highlighted parts will gone!!! It’s a bug! Please fix it. And according to your colleague, the latest ver is 18.5? but I can’t find it in apple app stores
I paid like $15 when this app first came out many years ago. I used it for years and the app was always ahead of its time. Now that Garmin bought it, they deactivated the old app, and forced users to download a new version with the same exact icon and name, thus forcing us to pay for their features. The new app is no better than the original Navionics and if anything it’s more confusing to use than ever. I usually like Garmin’s products but thumbs way down for you guys destroying a perfectly good app.
I bought this app several years ago for fishing. I just wanted it for the topo maps. Worked good. Now this year I can’t see depth any longer without purchasing a subscription for what I had already paid for. I understand if they want to charge for map updates, that’s fair, but I at least deserve the maps I had paid for in the past. Just another software company trying to fill their pockets by selling subscriptions. It is not worth the subscription fees.
It’s a shame how difficult it is to use this app. Try adding a waypoint and then moving it a little. Or try selecting a nav buoy to see the light timing while in a boat. God forbid a waypoint be near the buoy; you’ll never be able to select the buoy instead of the waypoint while underway. Why not have important info like the buoy’s Iight pattern be easy to read. Why not make Routes easy to edit. For the life of me, I cannot get a route to auto create without including a nearby channel only ships have to use. Such a shame.
I have use this app for at least 5 years. It’s east to use and amazing. I have used it from FL up the Tenn Tom and all over the Great Lakes. I don’t understand the negative reviews. Even when I am underway I will have this running on my phone or on the iPad.