Boating US&Canada App Description & Overview
The world’s #1 Boating app! A favorite among cruisers, sailors, fishermen and divers. Find the same detailed charts as on the best GPS plotters. This app includes the Navionics+ subscription. Tap Menu>Shop to purchase additional chart coverage and sonar devices that can be connected to your mobile and GPS plotter cards. Alternatively, a free version is also available on the store that offers basic features and you can upgrade to Navionics+ In-App.
√ Download of the following chart layers that will reside on your device even after expiration:
-NAUTICAL CHART for all essential cartographic reference detail. The most accurate and thorough set of information 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. Be part of the community and contribute by uploading your sonar logs to enhance it.
- COMMUNITY EDITS made by users (rocks, wrecks, etc.) and shared for all to benefit.
√ CHART UPDATES: we deliver more than 2,000 updates every day! Updates as frequently as you like!
√ DOCK-TO-DOCK AUTOROUTING 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 for advanced route planning with ETA, distance to arrival, heading to WP, fuel consumption and more!
√ ADVANCED MAP OPTIONS: overlay Satellite/Terrain, highlight Shallow Areas, filter Depth Contours, and enable a Fishing Range to target key fishing areas.
√ PLOTTER SYNC - Compatible Wi-Fi enabled plotter owners can transfer routes and markers, activate and update, renew subscriptions of their eligible plotter card and upload sonar logs for improved SonarChart™! Learn more at www.navionics.com/en/plotter-sync.
√ WEATHER & TIDES provides real-time weather data and forecasts. Access daily and hourly forecasts for your favorite locations and get wind, weather buoys, Tides & Currents overlaid on your map. Buoy data from NOAA can include wind speed, gust and direction, air pressure, water temperature, wave height and other relevant marine data.
√ TIMELINE where you can see all the photos taken while tracking, POIs and Navionics panoramic images.
Note: Download detailed maps by zooming in or from Menu>Download Map. Tap Menu>Update All to keep your charts updated. Check navionics.com for coverage.
Navionics+ is a one-year subscription. At expiration, you can renew with a discount of up to 50%. If you don’t renew, you can still use the charts you previously downloaded, along with several free features. TRACK your trips, create ROUTES that provide ETA, measure DISTANCES, add MARKERS, get WIND FORCASTS, choose MAP OPTIONS to customize your chart, use SYNC my DATA to share data across devices, read MAGAZINES & GUIDES, and access 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 sounder/plotter.
Does not include Bermuda, which can be found on Boating Caribbean & South America. Visit navionics.com for the lake list.
Updates are available with iOS 8.4 or higher devices. To enjoy our charts in HD, search our apps for iPad. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease.
- Markers pinpointing your favorite locations and fishing spots are now increased to 1,000!
- Tap Menu > Inbox for stored messages from us, about tips, events, updates and more.
- Plotter Sync, which allows this app to connect to Raymarine chartplotters, now transfers routes and markers in a shorter amount of time. Also, the mobile screen will not lock to allow continued data transfer.
- Photos accessible from Timeline and from the map are now shown in an improved layout. It is also possible to add comments in the Timeline.
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Boating US&Canada Reviews
Like the other reviewers, I purchased this app a few years ago and use it all the time; especially when scouting new lakes. The company realized they could make more money and claim they sold us a subscription which expired (although there was no mention of it being a subscription when it was originally purchased). If they have done it once they will probably do it again...
By Pw henderson
Twice I have paid full price and had my charts 'expire', blocking me from updating or loading the area I've paid for. It's not ok.
I am a pro boat captain, all oceans.
Was a better app before last update
Was5 star now 3. Yesterday I was using this app with sat overlay and using its topo feature to confirm its placement. Today I updated, and you have to pay for the same old features. I'm not sure I like an app that's getting less features in its updates. Been a user for 3 years now. What's the deal? Currently browsing for other options.
UI is Ok; continuously uses data in background
UI is Ok; continuously uses data in background even when I've force closed the app, which burns battery and, well, uses data. They only provide the option to Always use data or Never, whereas most apps give a middle option.
Screen lags and glitchy.
Navigating Alaska Waters
I found this app to be very helpful when navigating the coastline of Southeast Alaska. I live on Prince of Wales Island and use this application every time I go out. When first using it I was surprised to find how accurate was. I use it to avoid shallow water and hidden obstruction as well as for tracking my course and speed. This app has many other features including weather and tide
How much did you pay?
This is actually a very good app....but the App Store said the price was $14.99....I thought. I was billed $34.95.
That's messed up.
By Blake Sellers
I have an iPhone 6 Plus and I am having an issue with the app crashing after a few mins of use. It crashes when I try and scroll up or down the map looking at areas of concern for navigation. After about a min of doing that the app just crashes and closes and takes me back to my iPhone home screen. This didn't happen on the previous version only the new updated version.
Pop up ads
By Happy Saint
I'm throughly disappointed that I now have to deal with pop up ads every time I use this app that I paid for. Put it back the way it was without ads.
Works well - looking forward to more data
This app seems pretty nice. The last version had issues that made my position jump every few seconds. It's more stable now. My only gripe is that I would like to see more data in less traveled areas. Hopefully this fills in as people use it and upload their sonar data.
Of course, once I get my fishfinder/gps, this will be redundant. Not a big expense for the security of a backup charting solution.
Take out the ads
Great little App. It was far from cheap. Please remove the third party advertising from the latest release.
The lake I plan on fishing in Canada is not included.
these guys remove features to make you subscribe
By Akz zka
The app itself is fundimentally solid. The bean counters at Navionics have decided that having tides built into your chart plotter is a premium feature, and now want you to pay $8 a year for a feature that has been part of the app for years. Nice Upgrade guys! I wonder what they will remove from the core app next. Not Impressed.