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Re: Off-the-shelf way to get AIS from my GX2200 to Navionics on my tablet?
I started that thread that you referenced.
The first question is whether Navionics would display the AIS information if you could get it there. Here's what the Navionics website says:
Q. Can I interface AIS with the Navionics Mobile app? A. No. The app can not interface with AIS, nor with any other external boat equipment.
So your first task would be to determine whether there are other apps that would display it on your Samsung tablet. I believe that iNavX does, but that's iOS only - not Android. I'm not aware of any Android apps that will display AIS, but that's always changing and I haven't checked lately. There are lots of Windows programs that will display it, which is why I use a Windows8 tablet to receive and display my Bluetooth information.
It is possible to get NMEA data into an Android tablet via Bluetooth or WiFi. I've done both before to display GPS info on a hacked Nook Color that has not internal GPS. But there's no use boring you with those details since Navionics is not capable of doing what you want.
By the way, the Bluetooth system that I described in that thread has been 100% reliable for me for four years. I use it every day on my boat. First three years on a Netbook, and this year bought a tablet for better cockpit ergonomics.
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)