Navigation on Mobile Phones and Tablets

These products add on to your current phone or tablet enabling it to become a premium navigation device.


Delorme inReach

PROs:

  • Two way communication via satellite
  • Pairing with iOS and Android devices
  • Allows preloaded text messaging

CONs:

  • Monthly subscription charges for tracking
  • Cancellation charges for early subscription termination
  • Cancellation charges for early subscription termination

Navionics SonarCharts

PROs:

  • Records your sonar log using your GPS chartplotter
  • Revised charts are updated daily and available for users to download
  • Available on iPhone and iPad

CONs:

  • Requires Navionics Platinum+ Charts
  • Information accuracy needs

Bad Elf BE GPS1000

PROs:

  • Small form factor fits on a keychain
  • Free app upgrade to CoPilot Live HD with purchase
  • Male and female connector tips enables iOS charging while in use

CONs:

  • Separate adapter needed for devices with Apple Lighting connector

Garmin BlueChart Marine Mobile App

PROs:

  • One-time $3 fee for marine weather updates
  • GPS data can be streamed from the Garmin marine network
  • Free download for basic app

CONs:

  • Navionics is more established and offers more features
  • Detailed BlueChart maps must be purchased for an additional cost

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