Originally Posted by HeadedToTexas
As I recall, I first looked into Navionics before it all merged with Garmin and Active Captain (and before I had a boat). It was a neat and free chart plotter app that ran on tablets. I bookmarked it.
Now I am back and ready to start using Navionics and it's become something I don't recognize. I have a trial on my iPhone and I created an account on their website. Still confused.
What is the best way to use Navionics today? I have aging Standard Horizon chart plotters at each helm and want to use Navionics as a planning and route creation tool, and as a back up to the chart plotter(s).
I bought the deluxe Navionics last year. I had to change to an iphone after that. I had a copy of Boatbeacon on my phone, but when I wanted to pick it up again on the ipone, I couldn't. They didn't transfer across from android to i. Then my Navionices expired. really expired. Basic outlines of the major geo features was all I could get. For the price of a Navionics renewal, I got Boatbeacon and a good charting program, a lot like Navionics, but a little different, integrated with Boatbeacon, so I get all of the AIS targets overlaid on my charting program, showing my track, current speed and direction, etc, all on my phone.