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iPad Navigation

Does anyone know of any apps or third-party software available for the iPad for navigation? I have been using a Garmin however I always am looking for more useful tools for the iPad (have to justify the investment).
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Navionics charts are available through the app store.

I have them on an Android, but I would not use that as a principle mode of navigation.

I also have some weather apps that I like.
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Thanks! What weather apps do you recommend? No this is more just for fun, we are not using it as a primary.
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Marine Traffic is an interesting AIS app.

Mobile versions of Passage Weather and Buoyweather
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I would be interested to know how you interface your GPS into the IPAD. I purchased a charts app from apple before I realized I do not have internal GPS on my Ipad...
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I would be interested to know how you interface your GPS into the IPAD. I purchased a charts app from apple before I realized I do not have internal GPS on my Ipad...
Just add a USB GPS puck, nothing to it. $50 or so. I think they are considered more accurate than the internal GPS in the Ipad anyway.
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Just add a USB GPS puck, nothing to it. $50 or so. I think they are considered more accurate than the internal GPS in the Ipad anyway.
iPad does not have USB....so adding any ol' puck GPS is not possible.

There has been good feedback regarding the Bad Elph gps accessory. Pricey though at nearly $100
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Sorry about the USB. My Ipad hasn't arrived yet, but on its way. Anyway, a buddy does use his Ipad(ver1) with a GPS puck, I didn't realize it wasn't a USB connector, although, I just looked up that they make an adapter. I hadn't looked that closely at his.
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Sorry about the USB. My Ipad hasn't arrived yet, but on its way. Anyway, a buddy does use his Ipad(ver1) with a GPS puck, I didn't realize it wasn't a USB connector, although, I just looked up that they make an adapter. I hadn't looked that closely at his.
Are you talking about the Apple Camera Connection Kit ($29). If your friend is able to get a puck gps to work over the connection kit...*PLEASE SHARE DETAILS*....this would be a dream setup for me.

Otherwise, I'm not aware of any GPS (other than the Bad Elf) that works directly with the proprietary apple connection (the really wide one).
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Are you talking about the Apple Camera Connection Kit ($29). If your friend is able to get a puck gps to work over the connection kit...*PLEASE SHARE DETAILS*....this would be a dream setup for me.

Otherwise, I'm not aware of any GPS (other than the Bad Elf) that works directly with the proprietary apple connection (the really wide one).
I will ask him and get back to you.
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