mobile navionics for cell phone

1/10/15 @ 8:37 AM
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davef
davef
USER since 3/8/04
I would like to put navionics on my Samsung S-4 cell phone. Any experiences With the app, how to down load and costs associated are what I am needing. I am not very technology experienced.... so please help me out. Thanks
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1/26/15 @ 10:44 AM
lakeshiner
lakeshiner
USER since 7/20/09
Slightly off topic, but if you go on their site now they have beta testing for Garmin GPS's. You just need to send them an email and they will mail you an SD card with the maps to use for testing. Then you just have to tell them your experience with it. The disclaimer says its an older map version and the card I received says 'US Lakes North'. My old Navionics app for my phone used US Lakes North, I think its just the one prior to the new 'boating' maps.

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1/26/15 @ 8:25 AM
Watchinbobbers
Watchinbobbers
USER since 6/30/10
Got the app recently and I like it.

However, I can't figure out how to get it to navigate to a saved marker. I can see the markers on the map and walk/drive to roughly the right spot but what I really want to do is get it to show me a heading to take and count down the distance to the marker like you would with a hand held gps going to a waypoint.

Does it have this capability and does anyone know how to do this.

Also according to the instructions in the app any map areas saved/downloaded to a phone are permanent? As I understand it you can't remove parts of the downloaded info to free up storage space without unloading the entire app? Is that correct.

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1/15/15 @ 8:23 AM
H_2_gO
H_2_gO
USER since 8/22/05
That got it done nihsif....Thanks!

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1/14/15 @ 12:58 PM
H_2_gO
H_2_gO
USER since 8/22/05
I have a Galaxy S4 and also want to download Navionics lake maps. Every time I click on Downloads/updates, it keeps telling me it cant be installed on an Android mobile platform at the moment (see screenshot pic).

The Navionics compatibility PDF says the Galaxy S4 is compatible and my friend who has the phone/provider is capable of downloading.

WTF? Anybody else have this issue?

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1/14/15 @ 10:59 AM
markrazzy
markrazzy
USER since 6/23/09
Just like the Navionics chips, some of those maps are just DNR maps from the '60s, so the accuracy might be lacking a bit. But it's generally pretty close. The HD maps are pretty sweet for the lakes that have them.

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1/14/15 @ 1:43 AM
Fish Hound
Fish Hound
USER since 1/29/02
My guess would be because you bought the "Android" version for your cell phone and its not designed to be run on an Ipad, you would need the "Apple" version for that.

Bought the app for my Galaxy S5 before a recent trip to Devils Lake, ND...... worked great, absolutely no complaints.

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1/14/15 @ 12:02 AM
hot fish grease
hot fish grease
USER since 12/14/09
I bought the app and the lakes upgrade on my S4 and everytime I try to sync it to my iPad it says account not validated try again.Any ideas as to why? Thanks in advance.

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1/13/15 @ 9:34 PM
Angler15
Angler15
USER since 3/2/08
I got the app about a month ago and I had to purchase the upgrades. One was called Nav Module and the other Advanced Map Options. I have only used the app on the ice so far. It may just be certain lakes. A few of them that I had issues with were smaller lakes, so maybe there could be a little less detail that go into those.

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1/13/15 @ 8:20 PM
Angler15
Angler15
USER since 3/2/08
I have the app for my Samsung S4. Navionics Boating USA is the one you would want. It's only $10. There are two optional upgrades. One lets you plan specific routes, estimate the time of arrival, estimate fuel consumption and a few other things along those lines. The second upgrade lets you highlight shallow water areas, shades certain depths, adjust water level and shows bottom composition/weed areas. Both upgrades together were $5. So all together I spent $15. I figured if I'm getting the app, I may as well get the upgrades. I would say they are worth it.

The app is really easy to use. I played around with it at home for a half hour and had everything down. It's basically like using the gps on your phone. You pan over a lake and zoom in on it. The contour lines will show up and show you the depths and changes in the lake. You can mark a specific spot that you want to fish and then when you head out to the lake it will take you to the spot. It shows you places on the lake people had success fishing, shows boat lands and some bait shops.

Now, I liked everything about this app except two things. Sometimes the contours were off by quite a bit and the gps isn't as accurate as a handheld. I fished a body of water with this app that had contours going up on the shore that should have been way over on top of the lake. Also, the contours were completely wrong on some of the lakes I fished. So the lakes the depths were correct on, I found that the gps would only get me to about 60 to 80 feet of the spot I wanted to fish. It's great to get into the general area but to pinpoint a smaller specific spot was tough.

To me the most important part of a gps contour map is accuracy. Overall the app is great for finding your way on and off the lake, finding a general area to fish, and marking fishing areas before you head out. $15 bucks is extremely hard to beat but I am purchasing a handheld gps and lake chip tomorrow for the accuracy.

Hope that helps and good luck.

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1/13/15 @ 4:01 PM
heatmeiser
heatmeiser
USER since 12/1/09
I use the app for fishing and hunting. I hunt public land and use it when scouting deer. I mark areas that I wish to hunt (rub lines, scrapes, beds) and use track to mark deer trails. I've had the app for 4 years, no complaints.

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