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    Posted: 25 December 2015 at 11:56am
Hope someone can help solve a conundrum I have with Navionics on my Samsung tab 2. The nav module only shows in portrait and not landscape mode. Have searched the Web and looked at settings. Any ideas..
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote j.i.wilson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 December 2015 at 3:26pm
Oh yes - got the t shirt on this one.

First, and importantly, I assume you are using Boating app from Navionics. If not then ignore what follows.

Boating app has two versions. The plain "Boating" is intended for phones rather than tablets. "Boating HD" is intended for tablets and will display in landscape format.

I found that although the phone version would only display the menu in portrait it would switch to landscape once showing the chart screen.

The tablet "HD " version displays the menu in landscape format.

I contacted Navionics and they refunded my purchase on the phone version, I later bought the tablet version.

Although the app and charts are probably the best available on Android I think the way Navionics have implemented it is abysmmal. Why have different versions at all?? And if they absolutely must have , why not just call them phone and tablet???

My major gripe - and I feel this is very nearly a show stopper- is that there is no way to importing marks, routes or tracks. This is an unbelievable omission. It is only because I have a Garmin 720s that i use for main navigation that I can tolerate Boating as a backup. They have completed some obscure sharing facility which I find baffling.

Finally, and probably worst, they do not listen to users.

Probably ditch it soon.

Enjoy!☺☺
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote solentraider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 December 2015 at 5:30pm
Oh dear. I have the boating app and not HD.It all makes sense now.
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Help please re Navionics & SIM needed -

Have the HD version & Wifi & Cellular Ipad Air2. Looks great here on my WiFi. However, need to get a SIM for it to use out and about Nab , Selsey, Utopia and similar areas and was going for 2GB but thought would check with you guys first in case experience says it's not enough GB.
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I think you need a SD card not a SIM.  Not sure if its a standard or micro on the iPad.

SD Card are so cheap I would for for 32Gb just to be safe.  Certainly not less than 16Gb.

If you have no card at the moment I would consider 128Gb to make loads of room for photographs and video.  256 Gb is now available but are very expensive.

When downloading you will be given the choice of area.  Be generous - download an area well in excess of your normal cruising range.  Dont forget you can always take the iPad on a trip on a charter boat or friends boat in areas well outside your normal range.  Dont let the skipper see you recording the marks though!!  (o:
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" Dont let the skipper see you recording the marks though!!  (o:"

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That's a bit below the belt to record someone else's marks without asking, think if I was a charter skipper and that happened to me the iPad would get very wet
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Whitewash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2016 at 7:33pm
Would never do that myself. Am commercially endorsed and help out a Charter owner friend now & then. I share my marks that are fishing well with him. Pub or mobile!

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If you have cellular iPad you do not require a SIM card to use your Navionics app.....Navionics will use the iPads built-in GPS.....try it with the WiFi off.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Whitewash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2016 at 11:36pm
Hi Pete

Thank you.
I opted for my own SIM rather than the built in one so am now trying to establish the amount GB I need.This may have been a mistake by an IT illiterate who listened to a teenager who knew more than him (so it seemed).

What I do not want is to find that whilst out there with no WiFi is that I run out of GB. My initial thought was 2 GB. However I know I can upgrade if needed.

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