Originally Posted by smurphny
I obviously need to do more research on this. I did not realize that the charts were not stored on the device but streamed. That sounds iffy at best.
No signal=no chart. So out of cell range or in weak signal places they would be essentially useless. Dropping your phone call is one thing, dropping your plotter is quite another. Great info., thanks.
No...they are stored on the device ( you have to purchase the maps)...it is a stand alone unit as long as you download the charts...no cell or wifi is ever needed! To be clear, download Navionics app and maps or garmin blue charts mobile app and maps...works just like a $7,000 chartplotter etc....please read my above post and watch the video, do you think there is wifi out there or cell service..NO....honestly this is the best deal running and in a year or so I think it will all but put small handhelds out of business. Use it, you will be amazed..you need a phone and $50 for the maps