Product Reviews: Apps/Software

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The Garmin GPSMAP 7412 Chartplotter

PROs:

  • Supports radar, autopilot, instruments, multiple screens and digital switching
  • Simplified SOS calling allows you to tap a button on the touchscreen
  • Axis and FLIR camera support

CONs:

  • Only compatible with other Garmin products

The ConnectScale

PROs:

  • Weight in pounds, ounces or kilograms
  • Built-in thermometer in Fahrenheit and Celsius
  • Digital read out to 1/100th of a pound

CONs:

  • Only weighs up to 55 lbs
  • Requires 2 (AAA) batteries

Bad Elf GPS Pro Bluetooth

PROs:

  • Functions as standalone GPS
  • Free Bad Elf GPS utility app
  • Upgradeable Firmware

CONs:

  • No support for Android

Nobeltec TimeZero Catch

PROs:

  • Instrument connection through NMEA 2000, NMEA 0183, and Furuno NavNet network by Ethernet
  • Supports MM3D Jeppesen, Navionics, or MapMedia charts
  • Free ocean data including Sea Surface Temperature and Altymetry

CONs:

  • Requires 40GB of free hard disk memory

Raymarine a9/a12 MFD

PROs:

  • 10Hz internal GPS and external antenna support
  • Video over IP support for security cameras
  • Built-in Bluetooth for remote control of music

CONs:

  • RMK-9 wired remote and RCU-3 wireless steering remote not included

Garmin Helm and Marine Wi-Fi Adapter Kit

PROs:

  • Record button in the app to save a video of the chartplotter display to your mobile device
  • Power options for 120/240VAC or 12/24VDC
  • Includes 2 Power Over Ethernet (POE) injectors for use with AC or DC

CONs:

  • No Android support

Raymarine gS Series Glass Bridge MFD

PROs:

  • Two microSD slots
  • 720p output resolution
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection

CONs:

  • Remote not included

Delorme inReach SE

PROs:

  • Free Earthmate App for tablets and smartphones
  • Colour screen with predictive text
  • Waterproof/dustproof IP67

CONs:

  • Cannot show maps, tracks, and routes

Vesper Marine XB-8000 AIS Transponder with WiFi

PROs:

  • Free iOS app
  • Routes NMEA 0183 instrument data over WiFi
  • Silent Mode

CONs:

  • No mobile apps for Android, Windows, or Blackberry

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
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