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Re: Which Smartphone for Sailing

I use an IPad down stairs @ nav station only for pre-departure route planing, race instructions, etc. I do not use it for actual navigation, the GPS does that.

Few phones/tablets will take a splash without a third party case. None that I know of are sunlight viewable.

Re: the apps, I care most about waypoint and route management. Entry of course info from a race circular, loading all that into the GPS. Of the several charting apps I've tried, I've found most seriously lacking re: sensible waypoint and route management (lack pick lists, instead heavy on often gratuitous graphical eye candy). My current choice is iSailGPS. Waypoint and route management approximates a reasonable chart plotter, it can export to a GPX file.

I've also found I prefer raster charts. Chart features will not appear/disappear with zoom level.

Last edited by WoobaGooba; 10-07-2013 at 02:17 PM. Reason: typo
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