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The GPS receiver in the iPad does not require cell coverage at all. It isn't a cell phone triangulator, it's an actual receiver just like any gps. I use it in the airplane with zero cell coverage and it is spot on.

This confuses people because only the cell based 3G iPad come with the separate gps receiver.


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iRegatta has some neat features of interest to racers.

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A droid phone. Sounds like I got screwed.
Not really, there are plenty of apps for your Android. Try to search for the ones listed in this thread, most have a version for your phone too. I have an Android too and was able to find quite a few of them.
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good GRIB app that will keep the forecasts on Ipad offline.

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I'm looking for a good GRIB app that will keep the forecasts on my Ipad offline. Any suggestions?
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Guided Tours - Grib Viewer WEATHERTRACK 1.3 Track the worldwide weather on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch!

you can see a few demos how the app works.
What would you like to know exactly? Are you looking for a specific feature?

By the way, for Xmas season WEATHERTRACK has a huge price drop of 50%, decreasing from 19.99 USD to only 9.99 USD.

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Guided Tours - Grib Viewer WEATHERTRACK 1.3 Track the worldwide weather on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch!

you can see a few demos how the app works.
What would you like to know exactly? Are you looking for a specific feature?

By the way, for Xmas season WEATHERTRACK has a huge price drop of 50%, decreasing from 19.99 USD to only 9.99 USD.

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Thank you. That is exactly what I bought back in June. It was helpful on my coastal trip, as i had almost daily access to wifi or 3G.

Is it possible to get the data over SSB and onto the iPad?


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Thank you. That is exactly what I bought back in June. It was helpful on my coastal trip, as i had almost daily access to wifi or 3G.

Is it possible to get the data over SSB and onto the iPad?
Good to hear!

Yes, it is possible to get the data over SSB and onto the iPad.

This is how it works: Export/Import GRIB files to/from your Computer via iTunes

You can use the iTunes application on your desktop computer to manage GRIB files displayed by the WeatherTrack app. Connect your iPhone to iTunes. You do not need to sync, but look at the left side of your screen and click the device. Now go up to the title line, choose apps and scroll all the apps down until you see the file sharing section. Look for WeatherTrack in the list of apps offering file sharing. Click on this app and in the list of documents to the right all downloaded GRIB files will show up. Choose the one you want and click “add” or “save to”.

You can also drag and drop files from here, no sync needed. Simply click on the WeatherTrack icon in the app section of iTunes and you see the list of files from WeatherTrack. Again, you can delete files, add files from your desktop computer and copy files downloaded using WeatherTrack to your computer simply by drag and drop.

So to share files with the PC connected to your SSB, connect the iPad using the USB cable, and copy the attachments you received via Airmail to the iPad and open in WeatherTrack

(this was discussed here as well: WEATHERTRACK Support)

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My favorite sailings apps and my review of each are given here. The ipad is quickly becoming my "go to" devices for the boat. If only the were more durable and weather-proof...

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Does this answer your question?
Yes, thank you. However, I don't currently have a PC or iTunes on the boat. Just the iPad. Too bad it couldn't be a bit easier.


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My favorite sailings apps and my review of each are given here. The ipad is quickly becoming my "go to" devices for the boat. If only the were more durable and weather-proof...
I've used the iPad on the boat while inside a waterproof case, which is essentially a durable ziplock bags with a fold over seal. Cost is about $20. The screen is perfectly clear and all touch functions work just like it wasn't there.


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Yes, thank you. However, I don't currently have a PC or iTunes on the boat. Just the iPad. Too bad it couldn't be a bit easier.
How do you use the SSB then for data? Or do you just use it for voice communications? For data you would need a pactor modem, and this is probably only usable with a PC and Airmail.
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