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post #35 of Old 01-12-2014
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Re: ipad as instrumentation...

I do not think the iPad is a great primary device, but inside one of the newer hard and waterproof cases, its not bad.

On the other hand, I think its the greatest single advancement in marine electronics I've ever seen. It is nav, entertainment, communication, research, safety all in one: gps, anchor alarms, real time weather, email, charting, music, movies, marine databases, manuals, internet access, skype, etc. Really incredible that all of this requires virtually zero instruction to use, IMO. I can't imagine being underway without it.

Different strokes for different folks, if other solutions work better for other people, more power to them.

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