Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Wayne, PA
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My iPad (ver1) with the 3G data connection works great with iNAVX. Earlier last season I had a wifi only iPad inboard linked to the Internet with a VERIZON mifi, I recall that worked too. The original did not use " real" gps, it calculated from the towers it could see.
The biggest issue is seeing it in bright sun, but that is not a deal breaker.
iPad apps I appreciate are wunderground for weather, RADAR to watch storms moving in real time and Bouydata for direct reads of nearby weather bouys.
Pandora radio and tunein radio give me great music and a connection to " real" radio- NPR anywhere, anytime, and I can DVR any of it.
Evernote has all my manuals, notes, copied forum replies for boat, engine, sails, etc. I use my iPhone or camera to snap pictures of jobs that need to be done, stuff that needs repair. When I leave for the weekend I take a look around, snap shots of provisions that need replacing which explains the photo of toilet paper.when I get a new filter, impeller or whatever I take a quick photo of the label with part number, etc.
All goes into Evernote which syncs with my real computers and everything becomes searchable.
And here I thought the iPad was expendable. Hah