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splakeshaker

Navonics app for iphone

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splakeshaker

Does anyone use this app on the area lakes or on Lake Superior? Just interested in opinions of it and if if it's worth getting?

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Northlander

Well worth the $15 to get all the US and Canada lakes. WAY cheaper than buying a chip for my H2Oc. Plus there are always free updates.

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2thepointsetters

Best IPhone app by far! I use mine daily.

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northernfishin

I bought the us for 10$ and was amazed at how well it worked. its not as accurate as a handheld gps unit, but does the job. I bought the android for ice fishing and it helped me return to spots and drill less holes.

it also had awesome maps of lakes that i was able to fish on in oklahoma this spring. Pretty impressive technology. 10-15$ vs 300$ for an entry level handheld, makes it worth it.

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dan z

Use it like it very nice of them to have updates for free

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splakeshaker

Thanks boys.

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Jarrid Houston

Very handy...I love it for the money, you cant go wrong...

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Mike Stark

just picked up the app last night. very nice. i am down in IL right now and it has a premiere map of the lake i fish down here. comes in handy while down here visiting. also has the premiere map for lake vermilion.

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splakeshaker

Does the GPS on the iphone run of satellites or towers? I asked that question before somewhere else and heard both answers.I head to the Finland area alot with no cell service. Gunflint Lake area jut got their tower up now so that helps.

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ThndrDkl

I'm pretty sure it runs off of towers on my iPhone at least because when I have no cell service, I have no mapping

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Jarrid Houston

I would agree with the tower deal. At Lake of the Woods, we had a tough time getting mapping because we had no service when we were some 15 miles out on the lake....

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BartmanMN

You do not need Cell phone coverage to view a map on your phone, but you must have the map downloaded prior. You only need cell coverage for map overlays.

Q. Do I need a connection to see Navionics charts?

A. Once you have downloaded Navionics Mobile applications to your iPhone, they are resident on your device and are a reliable tool to access charts even when not in cell range. On the contrary, overlay options need a connection.

Q. How is the overlay accessed?

A. To access the satellite imagery options you need to connect to 3G, WiFi or cellular coverage.

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2thepointsetters

The app doesn't need towers or service. I used mine in Quepos Costa Rica for 10 days in March with service turned off and it never missed a beat. I also went to Lake of Woods 8 times this winter and it worked perfect 25 miles out on the lake with no service. Not sure why yours guys don't work .

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fishinfey8

Tried to find it in the app store, but it's not there...at least not for the iPhone. Anyone know how or where I can purchase it?

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BartmanMN

I think I read some place that they removed it from the App Store while they are making some updates. You can probably monitor the Navionics website for the exact date.

I checked my appstore and only the Ski app was there.

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Mike Stark

Tried to find it in the app store, but it's not there...at least not for the iPhone. Anyone know how or where I can purchase it?

The first time I looked for it on the I phone app store it was not there. When i checked the other night it was. Keep checking back.

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ThndrDkl

I just looked on the app store and saw it available

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