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Navigation App for Tablet

I just bought an Android tablet and want to install a nav app. I have a collectiom of Cmaps and would like to be able to use them.
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I use iSailor on my iPad of vector charts and Skipper for raster charts.

I also have a Samsung Tab3 with Memory-Map.

They are all either free or dirt cheap, and they all seem to work pretty well. I don't think any of them accept C-maps, however.

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I just bought a tablet and want to install a nav app. I have a collectiom of Cmaps and would like to be able to use them.
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Re: Navigation App for Tablet

I recently downloaded MX Mariner for my Android device and am looking forward to trying it out this summer. MX Mariner uses Raster marine charts while others such as the Navionics app uses vector charts. I found a good site with information pertinent to Android users here.
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I have used MX Mariner, but recently switched to Navionics for Android. A much more seamless experience (IMHO) and has the SonarCharts feature which uses crowdsourced data to constantly add new data to charts.

If only I had a good water resistant, sunlight readable display for tablets (that's reasonably priced).


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Re: Navigation App for Tablet

You might find some help here:

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There are a few threads started for Android nav apps.

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I've been using Navionics on an iPad, but also run it on my android HTC with no issues. If you upgrade to the paid-version of the app, you'll get the sonar charts layer. It's a really cool feature when you need to zoom in and look at areas in detail, but I mostly just fall back to the standard Navionics map if I'm zoomed out to limit the clutter. There's also a navigation add-on you can buy for like $5 that gives some extra features for route planning.
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Make sure your Android tablet has true, standalone GPS capability. Many tablets don't and rely on either wifi or cell signals. My Galaxy does (a few years old), and I'm loving the Navionics running on it.
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We use the free NOAA app. No frills, for sure, but it is more accurate than my Garmin handheld. And did I mention that it's free?
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Make sure your Android tablet has true, standalone GPS capability. Many tablets don't and rely on either wifi or cell signals. ......
I'm not familiar with Droids, so this may be a valid caution for them. However, it's widely misunderstood that wifi or cell signals are required for gps functionality on an ipad. The reason for the confusion is you must buy the model that has the cell data receiver to get the gps receiver. However, they are not inter-dependent. Having a wifi or cell connection can speed up the gps receivers initial satellite connection, as it knows roughly where it is on the globe and which sats to look for first, but it's still not required. May or may not be the same with droids.


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