Owner 4knot sb.
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
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Re: Navionics chart plotter / GPS app for Droid phone, plus Chesapeake Smart Buoys
I still use the app for my Galaxy S6, also used it on my iPhone 4S, and 5, and galaxy 4 and Note 5, prior to that I used it on my Droid 2, and Droid Razr MAXX. Its a great app for either iOS or Android.
There are 2 versions of the app now, the Navionics, or Boats "US Boats" and Navionics HD "US Boats HD." I think the difference is $10 for the regular $50 yearly for the HD, with the HD being tailored to higher resolution screens like the 2k S6 I have, but also tablets.
Other applications are available for sure... but I've not felt compelled to dig into them, as the Navionics app has everything you might need in a backup application for navigating inland waters (there is no replacement for a real chartplotter, or gulp, REAL charts!). Just a note though, not all inland lakes are mapped on it. Some smaller lakes are not available. Example, my local lake, Lake Wallenpaupack has very detailed maps, it's a 13 mile man made lake, but our other smaller lake Lake Nockamixon (6 miles long) does not have any depth/contour maps at all.
"Rum Line" a 1982, S2 7.9 - Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.