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Old 07-06-2015, 07:12 AM   #1
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Raymarine vs Garmin

I got a few responses to my question about the Raymarine Control app, but I'm hoping for some more feedback so that I can decide whether to keep and install the Raymarine A98 MFD that I have purchased.

My plan was to put it on the flybridge and use a tablet to control/view it with the Raymarine app from the pilothouse. One thing I didn't do before making the purchase was check into the app and find out how well it worked. Now that I've done that, I'm hearing some good, but more bad.

So I am hoping for more feedback on the Raymarine Control app and also wondering if the Garmin Helm app is any better.

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Old 07-06-2015, 07:17 AM   #2
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What bad?

Mine works fine...maybe there are a few things about it that people whish were different but for just simple navigation.

One thing I would guess is that it is just a mirror...you can't do other stuff without actually changing what the MFD is doing.

Unless you get feedback from someone with both...it is a lot like any brand loyalty...be suspect of anything but very specific complaints and get a few identical complaints before taking it to heart.

Can you take a tablet to a marine electronics store and try both? May be the only thing to satisfy you completely.
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What bad?

Mine works fine...maybe there are a few things about it that people whish were different but for just simple navigation.

One thing I would guess is that it is just a mirror...you can't do other stuff without actually changing what the MFD is doing.

Unless you get feedback from someone with both...it is a lot like any brand loyalty...be suspect of anything but very specific complaints and get a few identical complaints before taking it to heart.

Can you take a tablet to a marine electronics store and try both? May be the only thing to satisfy you completely.

I talked to a couple of people this weekend who have trouble getting the app to connect at all.

Your suggestion is a great one. I wonder if I could do that. I saw the Garmin app work at West Marine, but I'm not sure if it's the real thing or a simulation.


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My Gain Helm app works fine gives me full control of MFD via wifi.
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