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SAIL Story LinkLinksGarmin BlueChart MobileiNavXiSailGPSiSailorNavimatics Charts & Tides US WestNavionics US & Canada HD version 6.0PolarView MXSEAiq USA/FreeSeaNav US/UKSkipper
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DeveloperGarmin Ltd.iNavXJames Associates, Inc.Transas iSailorNavimaticsNavionicsPolar NavySEAiqPocket Marine Ltd.TrailBehind
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Charts
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DistributorGarmin Blue Chart Mobile charts.NOAA, variousNOAATransas own TX-97 vector chart formatNOAANavionicsNOAANOAANOAANOAA
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Charts includedHigh level chartNOAA raster chartsNOAA raster chartsWorldNOAA vector chartsNavionics Gold vector charts per regionNOAA vector or rastor charts covering USNOAA raster chartsNOAA vector charts covering US coast and Great Lakes; UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) charts covering UK and IrelandNOAA raster charts
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External chart librariesIn-app purchase BlueChart maps, with prices starting at $29.99 US CoastalPurchase using X-Traverse: Blue Latitude Press, Marinha Do Brasil, CHS Canada, Navionics Gold, Hilton's Fishing, Maptech, TRAK Canada and Solteknik European.NoPurchase chart foliosNoNoNoSupports NOAA vector charts, S-57, S-63, iENC, CM93 and BSB/KAP charts.NoNo
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Chart quiltingYesNo
Manually select, manage individual charts.
Partial; charts automatically switch showing highest resolution chart available for locationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
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Chart UpdatesYesYesYesWith app updatesSubscription, $54.99/yearYesYesYesYes
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Manage vector chart layersChart options, level of detailNoNoNoNoMinimal, set safety depth. Advanced Map Options, $4.99: set shallow area, depth controus, seabed areas and fishing mode.NoYes, minimal optionsYesNo
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Map Overlays, allows display street or terrain, weather, wind information.Wind, weather; Premium Weather radar or clouds.Map, satellite popup on waypointsNoNoNoStreet or terrain mapsNoWind, weatherYesSatellite, street, terrain, topo and other base maps.
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Navigation
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Real-time navigation (display postion, COG, SOG, VMG, ETA)NoYes
Plotted position, chart scrolls, track history and bearing line.
YesYesYesYes, requires navigatation moduleYesYes, top and side slideout displaysYesYes
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Waypoints, RoutesYesYesYesYesYes, limited to single waypointYesNoYesRoutes and tracks only.Yes
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Attach photos to waypointsYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
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Route Navigation DisplayYes; speed, heading, routeYesYesYesYes; distance, headingLimited, requires Navigation module, $1.99/$4.99NoYesYesYes
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Instrument DisplayNoYes, separate pageNoNoNoYesNoYesNoYes
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Import waypoints, routes, tracks, (GPX)Only through networked Garmin products or quatix watch.YesYesYes, routes onlyNoNoNoYesNoYes
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Track HistoryYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYes
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Export waypoints, routes, tracks, (GPX, KML, KMZ)NoYesYesYesNoYes, email, facebook, twitter.NoYesYes, email chart, routes and tracksYes
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SearchYes, ActiveCaptain marine POIs.Yes, marina and navaid onlyNoNoYesYes, comprehensive directory of marine services, waterfront restaurants, and magazine and guidesNoNoYes, search for place or positionYes
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Record Tracks, publish email, social mediaYesYes, export via x-traverse account.Yes, email tracksYesYesYesNoYesYes, record track and emailYes
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Interface onboard NMEA wifi networkNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
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Content
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Community based cruising guidesActiveCaptainNoNoNoActiveCaptainNavionics CommunityActiveCaptainActiveCaptainNoActiveCaptain
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Magazines and GuidebooksNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNo
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Additional Features
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Anchor alarmNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNo
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AIS Targets (w/interfaced AIS data)NoYesNoYes, $9.99 upgradeNoNoNoYes, AIS SharingYes, Boat BeaconNo
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TidesIncludedIntegrates AyeTides app $9.99NoNoYesYesNoNoNoYes
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CurrentsYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
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WeatherPremium Weather, $3.99Request/import GRIB files or 'Theyr Weather' subscription $4.99/month or $14.99/yearNoNoYesYesNoYes, wind, weather, GRIBNoYes, WunderGround
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Sun, moon, celestial informationYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo
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Online HelpYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
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PlatformsiPhone, iPadiPhone, iPadiPhone, iPadiPhone, iPadiPhone, iPadiPhone, iPad, AndroidiPhone, iPadiPhone, iPadiPhone, iPadiPhone, iPad
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Memory (App/Data/Total)147/126 MB24/200 MB6/14 MB40/4+ MB547/85 MB37/207 MB10/83 MB14/310 MB33/198 MB50/689 MB
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PricePrices vary by in-app options:
Charts: $29.99-$120+,
Premium Weather: $3.99
$49.99$7.99Free, charts start at $4.99Prices vary by region, US & Canada West $24.99Prices vary by product, region, Marine&Lakes, US&Canada HD, $54.99Free7 day free trial, $24.99 upgrade premium features$14.99$9.99 subscription
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