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Old 05-30-2010
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Android Navionics App Pics and comments

Hi

still exploring the Android Navionics App which i've had for less than a day. A thread was on the electronics sub-forum but thought i'd post a couple of screen pics here for those interested.

its running on a Motorola Milestone (same as the droid, different name in Canada), costs between 10 and 20 euros depending on which location (you get all of BC in one download, for example), downloaded quickly without any problems.

it looks great on the milestone (Droid) high resolution screen. it actually looks quite a bit better than my Garmin GPSmap 76CSx, which i otherwise quite like, too. Of course it doesnt have the sturdiness/waterproofing or functionality of the 76CSx or any other dedicated marine GPS, but it does have several useful tools and is considerably cheaper.

i like it better than my wife's iphone app, and overall it was cheaper, although to be fair i havent used the iphone that much, i dont know if she has the newest version, and some of the difference may simply be the better screen on the Droid/Milestone. one thing i dont like is that you cant use multitouch for zoom/unzoom unlike other Droid apps.

as i use it over the next few days, if i find any real problems, i will post.

pics below - i dont know if the photos really do it justice. (my rug needs a good cleaning too)

SMALLER SCALE:
[IMG]oak bay large scale[/IMG]


LARGER SCALE:
[IMG]Photobucket[/IMG]

LIMITED TOOL MENU:
[IMG]showing tools[/IMG]

DISTANCE MEASURING TOOL:
[IMG]distance measuring tool[/IMG]

[IMG]Photobucket[/IMG]

OPTIONS:
[IMG]options[/IMG]

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Currents and tides on the Droid/Milestone:

current "C" and tide "T" icons near active pass/village bay
[IMG]Photobucket[/IMG]

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here is a question, does it down load all the maps or just the area you want?

other wise it looks great
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fantastic! Newish owner of a Droid here, was looking for a good nav app. Thanks for the post
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here is a question, does it down load all the maps or just the area you want?

other wise it looks great
there are 12 regions available now. you only need to purchase the ones you need.
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I downloaded this app after reading this thread. Used it yesterday and I can't be more pleased. Its not a chart plotter, but for $12 its very cool. If you have a Droid its a must have along with Googles SkyMap app.
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Navionics app works super on my I phone and looks the same on the droid.. [B
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After using it some I have to agree that it's a very cool app although it does lack a few features that would make it great. I don't like not having a night mode or being able to force the screen to stay on day or night. Also the zooming is a little clumsy. They need to incorporate the pinch and zoom multi-touch features that are present in Google Maps.
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Rather than start a new thread, I thought I would resurrect this one.

I have the 5.0 version, which has some features that are great.

1) Marina information is quite comprehensive, including phone number, not 1-800. This information is editable. While looking at Port Harvey, I moved the Marina symbol to its correct location.

2) Nav aid info is also editable.

3) Good tide and current data. although at least one, Chatham Channel, is labeled incorrectly. It shows as a current table, but presents a tide table. The current table is the one desired.

The changes seem to take time.

Apparently Navionics may make the changes after they are verified.

Zooming is still kludgy.

Still playing with it. I will update as needed. Anyone else?
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How good is the gps for marking your precise location on the chart? I've found cell gps to be very unreliable, as much as a half mile or more off.
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