I spent considerable time this past week trying out C-MAP and other marine navigation apps like iNavX, Navionics, Wavve, etc., in an effort to find the best one to run on my iPad while sailing. C-MAP was the hands-down winner so I felt compelled to write a review and let people know how great this app is. First of all C-MAP stands in stark contrast to competing marine navigation maps because it’s uncluttered and the maps are super snappy and run butter-smooth on my iPad Air. You get intuitive options for distance/time estimating, mapping out routes, basic weather/wave/tide data, your GPS coordinates, even points of interest in the area... and it’s completely FREE! If you choose to upgrade (for just $19/year) you can even see more detailed weather forecasts and AIS traffic on-screen. As a tech CMO and recreational sailor I have to tell you, this app has every single thing I was looking for and nothing that I wasn’t - some serious thought went into C-MAP, from its design and feature set to its user experience. The only other marine app I use (and don’t really need) now is PredictWind, just to get really granular on wind speed and direction. I happily deleted all of the other marine apps on the iPad. If you’re searching for a boating/sailing navigation app like I was, give this one a try. There’s really no need to look elsewhere.
Despite trying to hide other routes, they automatically become unhidden as soon as you go to the next task. Very bizarre. Makes chart look like spaghetti. Almost worthless. Have contacted customer support but no response in over a week. Also, all routes are in blue but if you are navigating, the navigation line is, wait for it, blue! Just a slightly lighter shade. Very difficult to discern and differentiate. Why not make it red (like my Simrad chart plotter) or yellow or orange or any other color but blue. Makes no sense.
This app is a huge help!!!
Love this mapping system I trailer around the state and it works perfectly all the time
Tid/ankomst på overfart ved å legge inn knop/fart: - Du vet når du er fremme, ankomst tidspunkt. Strekningen angis i nautiske mil. Enkel plotting og lite knapper å trykke på. Mao - en app for ‘hvermansen’ - også for landkrabber.
Saved my bacon when I lost my electronics!!!
Been using paper charts and other electronic charts for years. The C-MAP has some symbols I don’t recognize, and I can’t find a key or legend anywhere.
Great map just touch and go. Scout the bottom before you head out. Another tool in the box!
Nice app, lack of support. I’ve been having an issue downloading maps offline. It’s been over a week now, and I’ve yet to receive a response despite multiple attempts.