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With the 3GS navionics is about 100% faster (I've compared with my own eyes) to render the maps and is a more than usable navigation device in my opinion. I used it on a week long trip and I remember that it assisted in a particular cove that was detailed enough on the charts. All I had to do was zoom in to the best detail and I could make out exactly where I was and how many feet of water I had. Amazing to be honest... GPS part never failed me either. Granted the screen is small, but with everything else the phone can do (take pics and video, and you can take pics and tag them to the location you are at in the application itself, which is very cool!), make calls, check email, use it as an internet connection on a laptop if need be etc etc etc, it's more than worth it. Awesome app for the price, can't go wrong I think.
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I have iNavX and am thinking about getting Navionics as well. It is a handy tool in many ways. Particularly when sharing local info and routes while sitting at a table in the cafe or along the dock.
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How well do you like the Navionics App? I was thinking about getting for those times when I am sitting around on land and wishing I were on the water.
I have to second what MJBrown said about the Navionics, it is way cool!
I use it on my iPod so I cannot GPS navigate with it but I have a GPS on the boat for that. What I like about Navionics is that it is always with me on my iPod and sure beats carrying a handheld GPS around in my pocket. I like it for land use, every time I start to dream about next seasons' trips I open the Navionics app and zoom in on various places. I can use it to show others where I have been or where I'd like to go. It has great detail and for the price is hard to beat, I have the PNW area and it is very detailed. The convenience of having electronic charts on your person wherever you go is pretty nice for the cost and it makes for easy discussion with other boaters when there are no other charts quickly available. I say buy it for the fun of it and never mind navigating with it!
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I guess I need to make a "trip" to the App Store!
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CaptKermie is exactly right. Not all the apps are perfectly practical on the water, but for the money they provide great information.

However, some are seriously practical. AquaLights is an example. This app can identify the type of vessel at night by tapping in a few nav lights. Rather than giving you just a data base to dig through, AquaLights gives you the answer .... pilot boat, sub, tug, RAM, etc. Good stuff in a tense situation. And doesn't drain the battery life like NAV apps.

YouTube - AquaLights - iPhone App by Aquaous
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In addition to being a dreamers delight you can save favorite places, look up Tides and Currents, resturants, marinas, stores and so on. Setting a route is not the easiest since it will save a WP every time you touch the screen. Since I have a tendency to brush the screen with my fingers I insert a lot of unwanted WPs. Editing them can be done althugh not the most user friendly in my book. Another feature allows you to insert your cruising speed and fuel consumption which should allow you to plan a trip better. I even use it in conjunction with one of the satellite maps apps to get a birds eye view of where we may want to drop the hook. Depths, etc from Navionics and satellite images from google. I also found two other apps that might be of interest. One is TideApp, the other which I'll be testing out come summer is WindAlert. Gotta love the iPhone.
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I hear Aye Tides is good. Right now I'm using a simple app called Day Tide. Only provides the bear basics.
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iPod and Bluetooth GPS is possible

As a follow up to an iPod Touch working with a GPS, you should see this post:

Iphone, ITouch Navionics remote bluetooth GPS is possible!! - Yachting and Boating World Forums


Not an expensive combination (and also good for tunes).
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