We tested the Garmin Navigation iPad app as part of our group test of the iPad Navigation Apps • BlueChart cartography • Vector charts • The app itself is free. Maps for Northwest Europe cost £ 39.99
Our review of the Garmin iPad app
- Simple, intuitive buttons let you get started quickly with your navigator.
- An easily accessible user manual allows you to find the section you are looking for right away.
- It is very easy to measure distances.
- A range of queries, a smart and clear way to learn the features of this navigator, as well as master the most important functions.
- Route entry, as well as its editing is performed by simple capture and transfer (drag and drop), you can also enter additional points along the route and delete unnecessary ones. The system for building and editing the route is very light and simple.
- A clear overview of the weather forecast.
- The system for selecting different cards is simple and fast, it is a grid that allows you to select the desired cell. A simple map loading system allows you to quickly download what you need.
- They are not as fast as Navionics when increasing or decreasing, but overall the refresh rate is acceptable.
- Maps do not have many details; when zoomed in, they remain practically unchanged at any degree of magnification.
- The display is adapted for motor yachts, with an emphasis on monitoring fuel consumption.
- Although the route lines are clearly visible, they appear too thick and dominate other images.
- There is no permanent image of the current location.
Garmin Navigation App for iPad
At the navigator Garmin for iPad large, clear buttons that are easy to use are exactly what we have come to expect from Garmin. All maps are made in a unique format Blue chartsame as the original Garmin chartplotter. The appearance of the cards and the style are very similar to the Admiralty cards, which makes them easy to use together. The card loading system is one of the best.
Simple and straightforward navigator, good price-quality ratio. A good navigator for those who already have a Garmin yacht and for those looking for the best possible global coverage.
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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