Boating USA

Boating USA

By Navionics

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2010-08-30
  • Current Version: 11.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 129.38 MB
  • Developer: Navionics
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 425 Ratings

Description

The world’s #1 Boating app! A favorite among cruisers, anglers, sailors, and divers. Find the same detailed charts and advanced features as on the best GPS plotters. This app includes the Navionics+ subscription. To subscribe for other areas, tap Menu>Charts>Add Region. Alternatively, a free version is also available on the store that offers basic features, and you can upgrade to Navionics+ In-App To enjoy charts in HD, search for our iPad apps. NAVIONICS+ includes √ Download of chart layers: - NAUTICAL CHART: The essential cartographic reference based on Hydrographic Office data, Notices to Mariners, new publications, our own surveys, and reports from users. It provides port plans, safety depth contours, marine services info, tides & currents, navigation aids and more. - SONARCHART™: The award-winning 1 ft/0.5m HD bathymetry map that reflects ever-changing conditions. You can enhance this chart by sharing your logs! √ COMMUNITY EDITS: Notices added by mobile users (rocks, wrecks, etc.) and shared for all to benefit. √ DAILY CHART UPDATES: More than 2,000 updates made every day! Go to Menu>Update All! √ DOCK-TO-DOCK AUTOROUTING: Quickly creates detailed routes, even through narrow waterways and channels, based on chart data and navigation aids. POIs are automatically shown nearby your destination. √ NAVIGATION MODULE: Allows for advanced route planning with ETA, distance to arrival, heading to WP, fuel consumption and more! √ ADVANCED MAP OPTIONS: Customize chart views to change overlay, highlight shallow areas, target multiple fishing ranges, and more! √ PLOTTER SYNC: – owners of compatible Raymarine, Lowrance, Simrad and B&G plotters can transfer routes and markers, update charts, and activate or renew subscriptions of eligible plotter cards . Raymarine users can also automatically upload sonar logs from their plotter to improve SonarChart™! √ WEATHER & TIDES: Access real-time weather data, daily and hourly forecasts, and get wind, weather buoys, tides and currents overlaid on your map. Buoy data from NOAA can include wind speed, gust and direction as well as air pressure, water temperature, wave height and other relevant marine data. √ TIMELINE: View your track histories including pictures taken while tracking, POIs and Navionics panoramic photos. Navionics+ is a one-year subscription. Go to Menu>Download Map to get detailed maps of specific areas. Renew your subscription with a discount of up to 50%. If you don’t renew, you can still use previously downloaded maps, along with several free features such as TRACK, ROUTE, DISTANCE, MARKERS, WIND FORECASTS, MAP OPTIONS, SYNC my DATA and GOVT CHART in US. Plus, enjoy SONARCHART™ LIVE to create personal 1 ft/0.5 m HD bathymetry maps, that display in real time while navigating. Upload your sonar logs to build even better local charts for your area connecting wirelessly to a compatible sonar/plotter. COVERAGE Does not include Bermuda, which can be found on Boating Caribbean & South America. Visit navionics.com for the lake list. Have a plotter card? If the registered chart card of your device has expired, you can order a new one directly from this app with up to 50% off! Go to Menu>Charts. Updates are available with iOS 9.0 or higher devices. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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Reviews

  • Bottomless Money Pit

    2
    By Skipper TJ
    You buy the app, then buy the maps, and every update they take more and more features away and make them all subscription based only! Biggest waste of money in the entire App Store. 😡
  • Don’t waste your money

    1
    By Alaska John 12345
    I bought this app several years back. I paid full price and have been informed that the “premium upgrade” now costs money. It will no longer chart for me. Find another app instead of paying $15 plus an annual fee. I would have rated it zero stars if possible.
  • Better than the reviews

    4
    By rrhyne
    I found the reviews for this app pretty harsh. It could use a good usability audit and some Ui work, but it’s a quality app for creating charts, reviewing bottom contours and finding good spots to start searching out fish. I use it every trip offshore.
  • Meh...

    3
    By thegrapeguy
    The first thing that tweaked me was when I downloaded the app it promted me to "register/sign in". These are two different ideas but one icon. It asked for my email and password. I didn't have a password yet so I was confused. Should I use my Apple ID and PW, should I use my Yahoo email username and PW? It ended up that when I stuck my yahoo password in that the next screen recognizes that you don't have a PW yet and it THEN registers you with that PW. If there had been a "Registration" icon right from the beginning I wouldn't have been confused. i.e. - I wouldn't have clicked a "Sign In" icon because I knew I didn't register yet. STRANGE! My initial purpose with the APP was to help me navigate my lake going to a fireworks display about 15 miles from my house. I wanted to start at my dock, drive to the event in the daytime when I can see all the obstacles and simlply drive a clean patch to the location. THEN at night I wanted to simply follow the track safely home. Well the APP starts with a weird draw a box around the area I want to navigate. That function was somewhat smart but my phone's screen is small and creating the box was hard to get around exactly the area I wanted which was simply my lake. creating the box gives you more land features around the lake and that's cool except it doesn't give streets and their names. So what good is the land around the lake if there's no streets named? The logic in hitting the start button (to create a track) makes no sense to me. It seems like nothing is happening. Just a line vector showing the way you are going. But no "track" line is created. i.e. - after you go a few miles a line should be on the screen showing you where you came from. So when I noticed nothing happening I changed over to "Route". It isn't until you hit "stop" that a prompt comes up asking you to "save". When you save a track is created. Then you can call up a track in menu and see where you started and ended up, There are some cool features nonetheless and certainly it does what it is supposed to do but it is not logical in some respects. These days it seems like an app could be created that totally is "easy to understand" and user friendly. For example I would have a "new user register here" icon. Another icon could say "registered users sign in here". How about a "set home" icon as in any car navigation system. For me it is the hoist at the end of my dock. For another it might be the boat launch they launch out of. Another icon could say "create track". You click it and the track is showing up as you are traveling. This way you know you are creating one. And then yeh after you get to where you going you hit "Stop Track" and then it prompts you to save. That is my 2 cents...
  • 😡😡😡

    1
    By down rigger
    I purchased awhile back now they they want more money to to see satellite view or anything else. Don’t waste your time with this app. With today’s technology you can look at others for free no need to throw money to these vultures.
  • Everything lost!!

    1
    By Amp1971
    I paid for and used this app for years as a guide. I had hundreds of waypoints and data. After a recent update everything was lost. I was never asked to create an account during the time I had the app, now it wants me to log in and they tell me if I didn’t previously have an account then none of my data is retrievable!!!
  • Waypoints

    4
    By jimlingerjr
    I wish you could label your waypoints.
  • Great App and cheap.

    5
    By OfflineTN
    Has all the maps you need to go boating. Try buying the maps for an external chart plotter. You’ll save hundreds with this app!
  • Hard/impossible to import/export waypoints and routes

    2
    By Bay city rocker
    The auto routing feature is nice. However the only way to import or export waypoints is with plotter sync to a compatible chart plotter which ALSO has Navionics charts. You have to purchase charts separately for iPhone and iPad. And it’s not clear what happens if you have to replace or update your device - probably have to re-purchase all the charts. I prefer iSailor, which associates charts with your iCloud account, meaning you can access them from all Your iOS devices, and don’t lose them if you upgrade your phone or lose/break a device. AND you can easily download list of waypoints, or export and share routes with your flotilla buddies.
  • Love it

    5
    By Ander4455
    Its not as user friendly as the real deals are, but for a phone and a back up navigation method its great. Just turn your phone on ‘airplane’ mode when you head off shore then activate the tracking. You will see where you are/went and the coordinates if you intend on coming back later ;)

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