We tested the Imray iPad navigation app during our test of various apps. The app itself is free • Maps £ 29.99 English Channel
Our report Imray iPad app
- These maps are exact copies of paper maps. If you already use Imray paper maps, it will be very convenient for you to switch to the electronic version and use them at the same time.
- Highly detailed maps with tons of different details.
- The display shows everything and in great detail.
- Continuous indication of the current coordinates of the vessel in latitude and longitude in the bottom line.
- The compass rose can be easily superimposed on the map, thanks to this option it is easy to determine the course.
- Easily assign or move waypoints along the route.
- There is no way to easily move between maps when the screen is zoomed in. Instead, you have to select the card you want each time from a list of different cards. Much like looking for the paper map you need, this cumbersome search method is frustrating and makes planning for the transition a very difficult process.
- Insufficient information on navigational objects such as buoys and beacons.
- To select a card, you need to carefully look through the entire long list of cards; choosing a region is much easier
- Don't just add points along the sailing route.
- The settings panel is littered with small icons that are difficult to see in daylight
Imray navigation app for iPad
Instantly recognizable electronic cards, Imray's contain everything the same as the paper cards from which they were scanned. While the similarities between the paper and the electronic version may give rise to a sense of confidence and usability of both versions, the reality is disappointing, the electronic version does not have the expected functionality.
Each selected card allows you to quickly increase or decrease it. But choosing the next map spoils the impression, especially when planning a route.
Quite a good navigator if you just need to know your location on the map. Electronic cards are expensive compared to other manufacturers.
The links below show test reports from seven navigation apps for yachtsmen
- iPad navigator tested: 7 Navigation Apps Report
- Navionics HD - The best system to buy • vector maps • the application is developed for all regions of the charter, prices differ depending on the region
- iSailor - Yachting World Recommends • Transas • free app. Maps differ in content and price
- Imray iPad app - Imray cartography • Raster maps • free app. Cards £ 29.99
- Plan2Nav - Jeppesen C Map • Cartography C Map • Vector Maps • Free App. Cards £ 26.99
- Garmin - BlueChart mapping • vector maps • free app. Cards £ 39.99 North West Europe
- iNavx - Vector maps • Navionics cartography • free app. Cards £ 46.38
- Memory Map - Raster maps • Free application. Cards £ 25 UK and Ireland
A source: Yachting world
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