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post #45 of Old 12-05-2012
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Re: Best iPhone and iPad apps for sailing

Originally Posted by smurphny View Post
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) is a stand alone unit as long as you download the cell or wifi is ever needed! To be clear, download Navionics app and maps or garmin blue charts mobile app and 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 need a phone and $50 for the maps

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