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marine navigation is made easy with iNavX - the world's #1 handheld Chartplotter. Access marine charts, maps, weather, AIS and more! iNavX is the only app to give you complete worldwide chart coverage, from all your favorite charts providers, including Navionics! Fully enabled with one-touch access, iNavX gives users access to the broadest set of marine charts and maps from multiple providers including: • Navionics • Blue Latitude • Explorer • Theyr Weather • Waterway Guide • … and more How does iNavX take handheld marine navigation to the next level? • Sailors - Plan sailing routes with waypoint and route management. Get proactive sail management with GRIB weather forecasts and then keep watch with AIS overlays and integration with your onboard systems. Plus, you can remember your great sailing locations by geotagging photos. • Boaters - Stay up to date on boating conditions with forecasts that include currents, winds, and swells. Manage your boating equipment with nautical instrument integration and then save great boating routes to share with the track log. • Anglers - Discover new fishing spots by scouting out holes and inlets. Locate the best fishing conditions by identifying cold fronts and save your best fishing spots with unlimited markers. Advanced features - iNavX is the most feature rich app available for all sailing and boating needs at a great price: Advanced Chart Plotter • Plot your position in real-time using your device's built-in GPS • Pan, zoom, and rotate charts (including course up) • Print detailed charts to use in combination with the app Advanced Navigation • Create waypoints and plan routes to navigate between them • Track log allows you to record your route • Import/export data in KML (Google Earth) or GPX format Advanced Instrumentation • Supports NMEA data over TCP/IP (using Wifi) • Integrates with external GPS, AIS receivers & transponders • Connect nautical instruments: Depth, Speed, Wind, Engine, Batteries, etc. Essential Toolkit • GRIB weather forecast • Tides/currents • Anchor alarm • AIS integration • Port/navaid search Download iNavX TODAY and automatically receive a complimentary copy of the official and up-to-date high-resolution NOAA RNC United States marine raster charts. REVIEWS “iNavX is the original and still one of the best navigation apps.” – Practical Sailor “The most full-featured navigation app around and viewed by many as the standard” – Sail Magazine "The #1 recommended marine charting app" - iMarineApps iNavX is Compatible with: Navionics, Theyr Weather, Waterway Guide, AIS, Brookhouse, DigitalYacht, ShipModul, vYacht, Vesper Marine, NMEA 2000, Chetco and more. NEW CHART STORE Purchase all your favorite charts. Chart subscriptions vary by chart and provider from $9.99 to $199.99 annually, charged to your iTunes Account, which will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Auto-renew can be turned off anytime by going to your Account Settings in iTunes after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. NOTE: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. MORE INFO Website: http://inavx.com/ User's Guide: http://inavx.com/help/ Terms of Use: http://inavx.com/terms Privacy Policy: http://inavx.com/privacy
Capt Ken
by hvacken on 2020/02/20 03:03
I used this app on a journey from Hatteras to Virginia Beach inland and it worked perfectly. It worked better than my Furuno plotter! Kudos this app is great!!
Awful.
by tannerjz34 on 2020/02/14 22:08
If I could give zero stars I would. The description of the app prior to purchasing is so misleading. I work as a commercial waterman and was looking for a Chart plotter to have on my phone, and this was a complete waste of $4.99. Nothing that was described prior to purchasing is available unless you pay hundreds of dollars. I would not recommend this app to my worst enemy. Completely Awful.
Just terrible.
by hsi88 on 2020/02/04 10:03
The least intuitive of any navigation app I have ever used. Forces you to select one chart at a time. And when you get to the edge of that map it just stops. You have to know which map to select next from a list of maps. Like I was using a stack of paper maps. Clunky and archaic. Incredibly frustrating to use. Scrolling along should automatically take you from map to map. Zooming in and out should not require me to select a map. The app has no smarts. For folks that have memorized all the charts I’m sure this is just great. But for me, it is unusable.
An excellent app for navigating
by The_Man_of_the_Sea on 2020/01/30 02:11
Simply the best navigation app
Better than my boat’s gps
by Martin X X on 2020/01/16 15:27
My son-in-law brought his I-phone as we were headed west of Tampa Bay for a fishing trip. Your great system marched bottom formations with incredibly excellent accuracy. I became a subscriber I am really pleased with the performance. WOW !
The best chart plotter on the market
by Shaun415 on 2020/01/10 15:56
iNavX is the best chart plotter available. I’ve used it for years now and have it with me every time I step aboard. It’s mobile, it’s digital, it’s in my pocket all times. Most importantly it is easy to use, has all the charts I need for all over the world, and really handy features like weather and AIS.
Good: hi-rez maps. Bad: user interface
by JFlo76 on 2020/01/09 17:46
I like how I can download free hi-rez maps without a subscription. What I can’t deal with is the user interface. It’s difficult to download maps, switch between maps, and I don’t know why the + and - symbols on a map attempt to do things other than zoom in/out, which is pretty much a standard convention for map apps. I prefer the UI of Navionics app. It’s way more intuitive.
europe just a blurry map
by Dzonim on 2019/12/01 00:53
what a pitty, wasted $1
Old bugs never fixed
by Tradewinds Sailor on 2019/11/18 19:18
In general, this is a pretty good app, but the evidence is that the author is not interested in fixing bugs. I have reported 2 bugs over 2 years ago with no results. First, exporting routes via email results in an invalid .gpx file. Specifically, the latitude specification sometimes does not contain the decimal point. Several times I have provided examples of the invalid files. As a software engineer, I know this should be easy to identify and fix. After more than 2 years, it has not. Second, iNavX often gets confused about what NOAA charts are available for the San Francisco Bay. NOAA has replaced some of the old charts. When the complete set of NOAA raster charts is downloaded for the West Coast, the names of replaced charts are still displayed, but it appears that they are not currently downloaded. When iNavX zooms in/out on the area that the deleted chart used to cover, it gets very confused and locks up. Again, I reported this about 2 years ago. It is still happening. It’s too bad. Fixing a few problems would make this an excellent application.
Tutorial
by uwmengineer on 2019/11/17 19:42
Jim Sales YouTube
Not worth it
by ALamb215 on 2019/10/22 23:49
It’s nice that you can interface multiple apps in one place, but after you pay $80 here or $30 here. The one issue, however, is that they offer Navionics for 29.99, but I can literally subscribe through Navionics for $21.99 to have US/Canada. I bit of a poacher for customers where they can’t match Navionics’ own price and it’s for this reason, I deleted this app and will continue my traditional “inconvenient” way of navigating through multiple apps
INavX
by corsair760 on 2019/10/06 21:54
Great app that is economical and powerful!!
Very good nav app
by zigzag 51 on 2019/09/26 18:31
Has the familiar charts. Does what you need it to do. The chart download process is a bit awkward though.
Garbage!
by SL78SL on 2019/09/16 07:00
Don’t buy.
Not a live AIS app
by JamesDVa on 2019/08/26 23:37
Misleading description. AIS is NOT available unless you pay way too much money. Terrible waste of money. Nice charts that can be found anywhere on the internet though.
IPhone
by learningiphone on 2019/08/26 19:09
Instructions could be better
iNavX review.
by Bicaadi on 2019/08/24 21:47
Great program. Full functionality chart plotter in your pocket. Has tides, currents & more. You can add AIS and other features with easy downloading. Easy to set multiple way points to create a course and get Distance & ETA.
Not was I was expecting
by dimitri1080 on 2019/08/19 01:25
Might work ok for US. But I was looking for maps of Mexico.
Great app for any type ship or boat.
by Condo71 on 2019/08/15 17:47
I’ve used on my Vagabond 47 and my 15 ft Sea-Doo Sportster
Long time sailor
by Mot Newob on 2019/08/13 15:34
when I started sailing in 1990, we had paper charts, dividers and pencils. That and a compass got me to where I was going. Nowadays, with GPS and the wonderful application NavX has made of electronic charts, I know exactly where it am at a glance. Miraculous! Tom Bowen
How do I get my Navionics charts back?
by Wilhn on 2019/08/12 04:23
I bought a new iPad for an update. All my charts got transferred except the Navionics charts. I’ve contacted the developer more than a week ago and yet to hear from them. So, how do I get my Navionics charts back? Please let me know how to do this soon. I go back to Panama in a month where the WiFi is slow and data transfer difficult.
Terrible app - avoid
by Wing Commander Hanna on 2019/08/06 00:13
Very frustrating to use and navigate. Maybe I’m missing something but haven’t been able to use it and I’m pretty tech savvy. Waste of money
Accurate Precise works with GPS, but not sure of reliability
by derek_ec on 2019/08/05 04:28
For $4.99 I should not complain. But, no Track Up???I mean, c'mon, how difficult is that to implement? Also I lose the chart sometimes and have to redownload. I fear that will happen on the fly when I meed the chart and do not have internet access on the water. So the $4.99 is a waste if I can't rely on it. For now though, it's worked well for coastal and bay cruising to keep me safe from shallows and obstructions. Really dislike North Up only, but I can live with that and hoping they'll come to their senses with a fix.
Wish I could get a refund
by DHRranger on 2019/07/23 05:00
Maybe this wasn’t designed to use with a cell phone. It sure doesn’t work well with my 7X. I went to the compass and never did get out of it. Also, the charts aren’t near as good as the last navigational app that I had. Costs more but is well worth it. I won’t mention the name so you won’t think I’m hawking it. This one needs a lot of work.
Bill martin
by Bill Martin1 on 2019/07/20 22:59
I am still learning. But It’s Terrific!!!!!
Really Deserves Zero Stars
by I AM THE GR8-ONE on 2019/07/16 20:58
Just AWFUL! A waste of money. No value whatsoever. Save your money and skip this ripoff.
Fantastic app
by mb03110 on 2019/07/14 20:59
Great👍👍👍👍
Easy and Simple!
by Gungamish on 2019/07/11 15:49
I took my small craft out on the South Channel of the Straits of Mackinac for the first time last week. I was able to plot waypoints and get a heading within minutes. Our party traveled to Mackinac Island, Cheboygan and Bois Blanc Islands all week without a hiccup. We even navigated safely back to our port after the fireworks in a near moonless evening. Best $4.99 I've ever spent! This app, coupled with a handheld marine transceiver allowed me to boat in the Great Lakes with a 19' bow rider!
I like it
by xman29x on 2019/07/06 21:56
Great app
Chart plotter for the iPhone
by uncle flipper on 2019/07/04 11:37
It’s amazing to have a chart plotter on my iPhone
YouTube videos for instructions are too small to view, but
by svMollyJ on 2019/07/03 23:04
I love the ability to navigate so easily. I have had to use the app at night- with no other tools to navigate- as we were coming in and our chart plotter turned itself off, showing the trip had been completed, but we were not in the anchorage yet. Immensely helpful.
Unbelievably useful!!!
by Tri sailer 8/2 on 2019/07/01 19:32
I have used this app for 8 years. I have the used it on the Atlantic coast and across the Great Lakes many times. All weather, all times absolutely zero complaints!!!
Great.
by Russ - Marcia on 2019/06/28 20:25
Great.
Works amazingly well...
by fiddlerspal on 2019/06/27 02:06
Really just getting to know the program, but thus far it’s been amazing and his capabilities and ease-of-use.
Waste of $5
by niskdjs on 2019/06/25 01:07
Doesn’t even have lakes of my state. Waste of 5$. Sells it on the description.... if i needed to cruise the gulf I’d sure as heck have better gps than a cell phone...
Total garbage!
by Mike_H525 on 2019/06/19 17:26
Poor resolution, plotting and excessive delays while in use (even on wifi). Thank god it was only 4.99 but still it’s the worst 4.99 I’ve spent
Having a hard time at this point with it freezing up my phone
by captian kurk on 2019/06/19 15:22
Keeps locking up my phone only on this app
INavX AIS LIVE
by X. GONZALEZ O on 2019/06/14 04:03
Bad app does not gives what it offers “World wide” coverage and that is plain false and the fact that it requires WFi or good Internet connection makes it useless for real ocean sailing, so it is too expensive for “no service” ( there is no way to get your money back even if you unsubscribe just 4 days after getting it) Xavier González Ortega
Chart system
by Jacorn on 2019/06/10 11:47
The system of downloading and viewing charts could be much better. Seems outdated to me, aviation apps such as ForeFlight can sync multiple maps and charts on one single view.
New at it!!
by bsigmon on 2019/06/09 17:21
Cool
Great app
by SIC guy on 2019/06/05 16:20
Great app! Does everything a small-boat owner could want.
Exceptional!
by Tiki Rich on 2019/05/27 16:24
I really cannot understand the recent (and few) negative reviews... I am slipped in the Santa Cruz, California small craft harbor. I have 20 year old integrated Raytheon electronics (fish finder, radar, chart plotter) and following the tsunami that hit our harbor, I lost the chart plotter functionality. Knowing that to replace my integrated system would cost me over 10K, I 'rolled the dice' and downloaded INavX to 'temporarily' replace the plotter as I was not prepared to haul out, $$$, etc. Well, over two years later I still am not planning a haul out for electronics as... I now am very satisfied with my IPAD/INavX next to my radar and fish finder. I currently have all my fishing and important navigation coordinates loaded and adding new ones regularly with a tap of the stylus. In actuality, don't even miss my old chart plotter... Thank you INavX... Captain Rich Bonny-Matit
Great nav program
by AKSailor on 2019/05/23 06:15
We have used various versions of iNavX since it was launched many years ago. We used an early version while sailing in our home waters of Alaska. We used it down through Canada and into Mexico. We used it across the Pacific to Fiji and back to French Polynesia. We think that it's easy to use and stitches charts seamlessly. No nav program is any better than the charts for your area. Mexico has terrible charts, US and Canada have great charts, and many South Pacific countries have so-so charts. If your cruising area is well charted then iNavX will provide excellent navigation. Many of its features are better than our dedicated plotter's so it's worth owning and using.
I love this app!
by Macgeek299 on 2019/05/23 01:45
Great charts! Great interface with the WiFi NMEA network on my boat! Love to see AIS targets overlaid on the charts.
Feature rich
by longislander203 on 2019/05/18 23:15
Decent app. I’ve been sailing over 35 years. The app can do everything I need. Sometimes takes a bit to figure out.
Deceptive.
by brokaw753 on 2019/05/12 14:51
Total waste of money. Doesn’t zoom in enough to use for navigation
Best Raster Chart App
by JK0862 on 2019/05/08 19:42
Works seamlessly with raster charts downloaded from the NOAA website. Loaded with great features. Great for planning routes.
Good but not intuitive
by AlasCat on 2019/05/06 03:31
I like the reference to original charts, but I find the interface to be a bit clunky moving between charts and zooming. On the other hand, it’s pretty obvious where the information is coming from compared to some of the other charting apps. This is a good app to have in conjunction to one of the other vector-based charting apps.
Hooked
by nernore on 2019/05/04 14:58
Even with the GGS on the boat I still take my iPad that my nav app in on I like it that much. Have had it for years and trust it to get me to favorite fishing’s spots.
New user.
by schallion on 2019/04/29 05:08
Still learning the system and features. It seems to work well for my needs. Good program.
Not practical, needs work
by Chichiflys on 2019/04/26 12:59
I bought it on sale for $5. You get what you pay for on this app for sure. Don’t understand all the hype. Downloading charts is second rate. You either have to download a very large area, e.g. USA East, or painstakingly select one chart at a time, after having to constantly get into download mode and scrolling through all the charts. Could easily be solved by allowing the user to randomly select different charts at one time once in the download section. Then since the char5s do t automatically scroll you have to pick a chart to use. Not smooth and seamless. Going back to Navionics or I may try the $8 Nautical, which allows better downloads and automatic scrolling of charts.
Review
by Nicks chik on 2019/04/23 21:08
Hi I believe if you can use your iPhone or device with this program you can get anywhere like a map, lol well it is a giant water map with detailed information or pictures to adjust where you may be or need to go to. The next program that would be amazing would be a program that can be used without internet, WiFi, or anything that needs satellite interactions. Hope this helps you, much Aloha. Nicho.:)
Inavx App purchase is a come-on
by Me2me297 on 2019/04/22 15:56
I want a refund
Circumnavigated in 2 yrs
by Captain Kandu on 2019/04/18 13:07
Found iNavX to be very reliable and accurate everywhere we went, French Polynesia to N Australia, Indonesia to India, Red Sea through Mediterranean, Cape Verde to the South American Giuanas, Southern Caribbean to Panama, now up the Central American & Mexican Pacific coast. I highly recommend it as a compliment to a chart plotter. Charts for our B&G chart plotter are expensive so I don’t buy them and just use the generic world chart that comes free with the chart plotter. I subscribe to the iNavX Navionics charts per region as needed, and then plan my routes on iNavX, with all its visible detail, and transfer the waypoints to my chart plotter. I use iPhone 6 Plus but maybe a tablet, with its larger screen, would be better. Be great if someday PredictWind GPX’s could somehow be imported and managed.
Total waste of $$
by Neolud on 2019/04/08 21:07
I downloaded and even at $5 it’s a waste of money. Played with it for an hour, tried all local charts available and garbage whole thing always defaults to useless world map. This is non intuitive, not useful. Donate $5 to charity instead DO NOT PURCHASE. Fyi. I have owned a marine business for the last ten years. I have delivered vessels from Canada to San Diego. I have been a liveaboard for 18 years. I know boats and the water. This is the worst thing I have ever seen and they want me to spend another $100 to get a half way decent map....NO THANK YOU. CHeck out the competition on the App Store. Garmin and others, just beware I NavX. You’ve been warned.
Maps not good
by Ted power user on 2019/04/06 00:23
This is not a good app for cruising lakes or rivers. Seems like very old maps, maybe from 25 years ago. Wasted money on this.
Down east cruiser
by master of ussv Alisande on 2019/03/19 21:15
Having used this app from Maine’s midcoast to Eastport I find it accurate and easier to see on my iPad than the presentations on chart plotters costing 30X times more. Plugging in an external battery with a solar panel or running a charging cable out to the nav station allows for extended cruises.
Not intuitive
by Zenn Jenn on 2019/03/04 19:40
I can not easily add a start point and an end point to chart a path or find out the distance... not useful for plotting a course
Doesn’t have Central America
by Deke777 on 2019/02/16 23:48
And now I can’t refund...
Google maps got more detail and free
by noimejico on 2019/02/14 15:53
Don’t waste your money google free maps is better. I bought cause boatus claimed a discount as member. That’s bull anybody gets discount. I will be switching to sea tow also.
Buggy update—BEWARE!
by Jbaffoh on 2019/01/27 21:48
Ordinarily, this is the best marine nav app available (tho I’ve been asking for features in this latest update since the app was first released in the dark ages). Unfortunately, these long-overdue changes killed my ability to see my $90 Navionics charts (for which I was charged full price instead of the usual renewal price—but that’s another story). DO NOT UPDATE UNTIL THEY FIX THIS!
Excellent app
by FHSGreenThumb on 2019/01/27 16:35
Often more helpful than built in chart plotter
WAS the best app. No longer is!
by Cdrpilot on 2019/01/23 22:02
The developers have just about ruined this once fantastic app. Navionics charts for iPads are $50 more than for iPhones! AIS Live is not live unless you have an AIS unit or radio installed on your vessel. Charts have shot up in price. Pop-ups and surveys have added to the misery. At one time I advocated this app to all my navigation students; now I tell them there are better alternatives. What a shame!
I really want to use this app but...
by in th blue on 2019/01/11 18:19
I really wanted to use this app on my iPAD 9.7 (latest generation), however I can not get any Navionics/NV/Explorer charts in a short store. This store shows only iNAVX AIS application nothing else. I tried to contact iNAVX (Jim was support person) and he suggested to reload the app from the app and use the latest version 5.5.1 build 1141. I did it and still no navionics charts. So i sent mail to Jim but he disappeared completely. So there is no customer support there. I hope that Jim still alive. NOAA charts working good, but they are not quilted so there is not much use of them, unless it is short one-day sail. Regarding the price of Navionics charts. For some reason INAVX force users to purchase Navionics charts, even user has account with Navionics and already paid for the charts. So iNAVX tries to make some money on a side, however they charge twice as much as navionics. So question is, why I would purchase iNAVX when i can use NAvionics app directly. Besides it perfectly synchronize with chartplotters and can create waypoints and routes. Navionics update their charts constantly, so they always up to date. Regarding “instrument” feature. It is so flimsy, i can not believe. There are many apps which will show ALL N2K and MNEA0183 data in much better format (look on SignalK.org for example) Other features quite much useless as well. Weather - who is using Theyr weather ? Predict Wind become industry standard and now supported by all major MFD players - Navico, Garmin, Raymarine, Furuno. Another great weather app is LuckGrib. Gives everything what NOAA weather chart give plus weather forecast. Anchor? Really are you measuring rode length in miles? Usually it feet, fathoms or meters. I am measuring depth of the water on miles only way off-shore. Also there tons of FREE anchor apps like Anchor (really great app). Regarding quilted charts - users may use NV-USA. They give entire quilted east cost charts for free. Tides - there are millions FREE tides apps as well. AIS for $99? Seriously? Most of the modern VHF radios, MFD,etc support AIS, besides you need to by AIS receiver. anyway. One good thing - this app still works on iPhone, but I would like to see who will seriously navigate 35+ foo boat by using iPhone? So this app was great at the beginning, but as others mentioned become worse and worse with each release. Looks like the development was shifted off-shore and we all know what will happen next. What is really entertaining that development always shows thumb up for good review and ignore negative reviews. With all of these i guess this app will join the list of badly written apps without support. Good-bye iNAVX
Don’t buy this app
by the Catalina dudemister on 2018/12/17 18:05
I did not believe the previous reviews and purchased this. It is all the prior observations of being hard to use. Also the resolution on the IPAD is grainy and does not show very good detail.
Serious issues with Explorer Chartbooks for the Bahamas!!!
by skavanag on 2018/12/11 20:12
The Explorer Chartbooks are seriously - if not fatally flawed. It is very dangerous to rely on them for navigational purposes. If you download the “quilted” charts, you have to individually drill down to each and every detailed chart or they will not be loaded on your device (I have these charts on two separate iPads for redundancy purposes, as well as the printed chartbooks). That means you’ll be coming into a channel - the vast majority of which are unmarked - and run the risk of finding you don’t have the detailed chart on your device. If you download the charts individually, then GPS positioning does not work on them. What you would expect from iNavX, i.e. realtime GPS position, bearing, speed, location, etc data will likely not be displayed. In one instance off of Freeport, it was even worse....it showed me in depths of 300-400 meters, when my depth sounders (I have two independent ones for redundancy) both showed depths of 40-50 feet. It appears on the individual (not the “quilted” charts), GPS data is off by miles, which is why it doesn’t show up all on detailed charts. Fortunately I had Navionics charts on my B&G chart plotter, so I had a fallback to dead reckoning, which is very hazardous in the skinny and twisting channels of the Bahamas. This is such a serious flaw, I’ll be surprised if Explorer and iNavX aren’t sued if someone destroys their boat relying on these charts and app. I have used iNavX for years in US waters without an issue. This is an app-killer.
Automatic updates confusing
by S/V Fantasia on 2018/11/24 15:30
I took advantage of the automatic chart renewal thinking this would make things easier but the chart page still reads”expired” and I can’t find a way to download and update. I’ve written iNavX but support is slow in coming.
Great App!
by kvn_fshr on 2018/11/20 19:51
Really appreciate being able to navigate and confirm my location using this app and my phone or iPad. Makes my travels much safer and efficient. Could be a little better, the pointing of the vessel, it often it shows me aimed in a different direction than I am, however i just use the corse line to make sure it’s aimed where I want to go.
Can’t get Navionics subscription to download ...
by Qwdcr on 2018/11/16 05:50
...and expired subscription won’t open and cannot be deleted.
The One to Have
by TigarBytes on 2018/11/11 13:08
We have used INavX for 10,000 nm of travel, mostly on the ICW and adjacent waters. Because it used NOAA charts, it works well in part because we always have a paper chart handy just in case. At first, our blue water sailing friend was skeptical, but after two days he agreed that with INavX and an IPad, there is no need for a chart plotter.
Great App
by S/V Sinterklaas on 2018/11/09 23:38
One of the best compliments to my onboard systems
Too expensive for what it offers
by --AlexW-- on 2018/11/02 14:18
Things it is missing: * quilted NOAA charts without spending $20 * Navionics charts cost twice as much as the Navionics app * Can’t show tides and currents in app or for any given time The UI isn’t very good compared to SEAIQ or Navionics. I got this because it has support for NMEA instrumentation, but there are other apps which do that and offer better charting at a much lower cost.
Drastically down hill
by swm10021 on 2018/10/30 20:07
This used to be an a+ app but unfortunately it has just gotten slower and slower. The latest version running on an iPhone X is unusable. Save your money and get something else.
Best sailing app ever!
by Breezotoo on 2018/10/24 19:50
I have used this app for the past three years. I no longer plug in my Ratheon chartplotter. It has all the tools I need to amange the boat on a cruise or a local race. I just need to start using it on the iPad so I can see more!! SV Fin Sail Amelia
Impractical
by Don Quixoti on 2018/10/23 20:55
I really wanted this to work but unfortunately it is not a practical solution. I’m a full time cruiser on a sailboat, we do both coastal voyages and long open ocean passages. I was very excited about this app and dumped way too much money into various electronic charts. With the latest version, the app now runs in the background and constantly uses Location Services. It kills the battery of my iPad forcing frequent recharges, not realistic on a boat. I contacted Support and the only thing they suggest is to force quit the app every time you put down the iPad. That means every time you need a chart, you first have to reopen the app and wait for it to load — which unfortunately takes ~45 seconds with all the charts I have downloaded (on a brand new iPad Pro). Again, not realistic in the real world. Worst of all is the attitude I got from Support. You’d think I was asking for something unreasonable to have a working app after spending $200 bucks on charts. If you’re looking at this app, I would go with Navionics instead until the background Location is fixed.
Navionics
by Kennex380 on 2018/10/19 17:01
In order to get this app to function well one must purchase a Navionics package that is designed for it and costs more than a regular Navionics chart of the same area.
Frustrating
by EZ Lady on 2018/10/12 14:42
I want to love this app because it provides access to NOAA raster charts. I like the simple interface and obviously the portability, as well as iPad and iPhone support. As a navigation tool it should never interrupt or distract the user with irrelevant information, and unfortunately now it does. I would happily give it five stars if it: 1) removed the pop up ads and “tell us what you think!” surveys. 2) improved chart switching. Right now it takes far too many taps to locate adjacent charts or charts at different scales. You have to slog through the entire chart library to find charts you already have, and the search function doesn’t seem to work with chart numbers. 3) improved lat/lon coordinate entry. Scrolling through every degree/minute second is tedious and should be replaced with direct entry. I want to use this app but find I use Transas iSailor instead...much more complex but more purposefully designed.
Fantastic app for all sailors
by William Pearcer on 2018/10/02 11:20
I just spent 2 weeks sailing running iNavX. Fantastic apps amazingly easy to use, very comprehensive in planning route, waypoints... very good maps easy to buy ... I have a lot of experience with PC based navigation software, iNavX brings the power of all these applications right at your fingertips ...
Excellent!
by Ava Osborne on 2018/10/02 11:20
I only wish weather routing be added.
Very good
by Jade Mahmood on 2018/10/02 11:19
I tried most of sailing apps and this is by far the best I tried. Very complete. Maybe not the most amazing from a UI stand point. The support is fast.
This is a great app.
by Connor Anderso on 2018/10/02 11:19
The cost of the App + charts + Tablet is less than a chart plotter and is just as good or better. I am a retired Airline Pilot so I know something about Navigation.I have checked the GPS positions against my basic Garmin 128 GPS unit and readouts agree exactly.
" Good app, very stable - User friendly, no-nonsense. "
by Connor Burto on 2018/10/02 11:18
Stable app. Easy and fast plotting and planning, correcting on the fly, panning and zooming. All you need and more for a fraction of the price of a RayMarine. Add a water tight housing (beware for direct sunlight exposure and subsequent overheating!), and you have your chart plotter at hand in every weather condition. I wouldn't want anything else.
Use this app often if you work at sea.
by David Marsde on 2018/10/02 11:18
This app was initially recommended to me by my first sailing instructor. I cruise often now and bought many other marine nav apps but keep finding myself using iNavX. This app has all the features of my on board chart plotter and is more intuitive in my opinion. Thank you for keeping me safe and creating beautiful memories. If you sail, do yourself a favor and incorporate this app into your regular equipment rotation.
Need more application like this!
by Zoe Austin on 2018/10/02 11:17
It can download raster charts, look at them and get a familear course and velocity indicator.
Very professional
by Madeleine Collins on 2018/10/02 11:17
For a professional skipper, it's probably the most powerful and the most efficient application to sail.
5 stars!!!
by Leah Bates on 2018/10/02 10:45
Large set of maps for reasonable extra cost (at least as far as marine charts go). The interface and settings options make this app or choice for true navigation. And finally: you can plan your route at home, enter all the waypoints and then have everything handy at sea. Five stars well deserved.
Again the best AIS supporting map.
by Toby Humphreys on 2018/10/02 10:45
The new update solved all problems I found! Thanks for the well working programm!
I feel safer using this app!
by Nicholas Bentley on 2018/10/02 10:44
iNavx in combination with Navionics charts have been my favourite navigation app for sailing inshore and offshore. Options like night vision red screen, GRIBs, AIS data and wind data make it a strong supporting tool for safe navigation.
Perfect tool.
by Ewan Moss on 2018/10/02 10:44
Clear screen, use the anchor watch function often.Works perfectly
Best app ever
by Zara Giles on 2018/10/02 10:43
I usually use it all the time for trip planning, even on sea!
Great!!
by Oliver Dunner on 2018/10/02 10:43
This app works flawlessly. We don't leave the dock without it. Thanks!
Give 5 stars for this app!
by Jack Daviert on 2018/10/02 10:42
I'm a new user of this navigational app and I really like it so far!
Worth great, easy to use
by Mollie Morrison on 2018/10/02 10:42
I've been navigating for decades. This app is helpful in real time and for trip planning. Worth it.
This is just great! As a low power chart plotter it is ideal.
by Gracie Richards on 2018/10/02 10:41
I am very happy with iNavX, the Navionics charts I bought through the app - looking forward to the next trip!
Love it!
by Freddie Fincher on 2018/10/02 10:41
I have used iNavx several times now and find it an perfect for my needs, we had detailed planning and voyage info for a fraction of the cost of fully detailed charts, even the most detailed charts are not a patch on this. performs as well as any chart plotter at a fraction of the cost.
Best idea for this application
by Henry Hammon on 2018/10/02 10:40
Purchased on the water with our first boat when the chartplotter stopped working. Had to navigate some skinny bay water and the app performed its job. Since then I continue to use it planning out routes, fishing spots, etc and am very happy with it.
Love this app
by Morgan Wooder on 2018/10/02 10:40
I have received immense value from the purchase. While it is always best to confirm location with other means, iNavx has never failed me. Being able to have redundancy, allows for extra piece of mind. Updating charts is easy. This app will be a necessity in an upcoming Great Loop trip.
Great support and continued upgrades
by Freya Marshall on 2018/10/02 10:39
Great for planning as well as a chart plotter, the benefit being you can take it off the boat and use it. Clear graphics and easy to zoom in and out as well as in conjunction with weather and tidal apps.
Use it all the time for trip planning, even on sea!
by Elliot Gardne on 2018/10/02 10:38
I have this first in a small boat as the only electronic nav aid, and now in a larger one. It's superb, with an easy to use interface and excellent support. The U.K. Navionics charts are excellent value and very detailed
Exceptional!
by Tiki Rich on 2019/05/27 16:24
I really cannot understand the recent (and few) negative reviews... I am slipped in the Santa Cruz, California small craft harbor. I have 20 year old integrated Raytheon electronics (fish finder, radar, chart plotter) and following the tsunami that hit our harbor, I lost the chart plotter functionality. Knowing that to replace my integrated system would cost me over 10K, I 'rolled the dice' and downloaded INavX to 'temporarily' replace the plotter as I was not prepared to haul out, $$$, etc. Well, over two years later I still am not planning a haul out for electronics as... I now am very satisfied with my IPAD/INavX next to my radar and fish finder. I currently have all my fishing and important navigation coordinates loaded and adding new ones regularly with a tap of the stylus. In actuality, don't even miss my old chart plotter... Thank you INavX... Captain Rich Bonny-Matit
Good App, but...
by NavalArch on 2017/12/15 19:02
We have used this app for two years now, sailing out of St. Augustine, FL, and now bound around the world on our 35' sailboat. This app has many nice features and it has gotten us through the Caribbean, now 3,000 miles. I really like the way it works and the detail it shows. I prefer the Navionics charts. We run the app on our iPad2 as our primary chart plotter, and keep a back-up iPad2 loaded with the same charts. You are allowed to run charts on two devices for the one purchase price for each set of charts. Here's the "But...": This app does not support Active Captain. Active Captain is like TripAdvisor for cruisers. On chart plotters and apps that show AC, you can see details about ports, marinas, and anchorages right on your chart, complete with member reviews. If iNavX allowed Active Captain to show on its charts, it would be about perfect for navigation. Until iNavX supports AC, I will rate this a 4.
Circumnavigated in 2 yrs
by Captain Kandu on 2019/04/18 13:07
Found iNavX to be very reliable and accurate everywhere we went, French Polynesia to N Australia, Indonesia to India, Red Sea through Mediterranean, Cape Verde to the South American Giuanas, Southern Caribbean to Panama, now up the Central American & Mexican Pacific coast. I highly recommend it as a compliment to a chart plotter. Charts for our B&G chart plotter are expensive so I don’t buy them and just use the generic world chart that comes free with the chart plotter. I subscribe to the iNavX Navionics charts per region as needed, and then plan my routes on iNavX, with all its visible detail, and transfer the waypoints to my chart plotter. I use iPhone 6 Plus but maybe a tablet, with its larger screen, would be better. Be great if someday PredictWind GPX’s could somehow be imported and managed.
Great nav program
by AKSailor on 2019/05/23 06:15
We have used various versions of iNavX since it was launched many years ago. We used an early version while sailing in our home waters of Alaska. We used it down through Canada and into Mexico. We used it across the Pacific to Fiji and back to French Polynesia. We think that it's easy to use and stitches charts seamlessly. No nav program is any better than the charts for your area. Mexico has terrible charts, US and Canada have great charts, and many South Pacific countries have so-so charts. If your cruising area is well charted then iNavX will provide excellent navigation. Many of its features are better than our dedicated plotter's so it's worth owning and using.
Not practical, needs work
by Chichiflys on 2019/04/26 12:59
I bought it on sale for $5. You get what you pay for on this app for sure. Don’t understand all the hype. Downloading charts is second rate. You either have to download a very large area, e.g. USA East, or painstakingly select one chart at a time, after having to constantly get into download mode and scrolling through all the charts. Could easily be solved by allowing the user to randomly select different charts at one time once in the download section. Then since the char5s do t automatically scroll you have to pick a chart to use. Not smooth and seamless. Going back to Navionics or I may try the $8 Nautical, which allows better downloads and automatic scrolling of charts.
Old bugs never fixed
by Tradewinds Sailor on 2019/11/18 19:18
In general, this is a pretty good app, but the evidence is that the author is not interested in fixing bugs. I have reported 2 bugs over 2 years ago with no results. First, exporting routes via email results in an invalid .gpx file. Specifically, the latitude specification sometimes does not contain the decimal point. Several times I have provided examples of the invalid files. As a software engineer, I know this should be easy to identify and fix. After more than 2 years, it has not. Second, iNavX often gets confused about what NOAA charts are available for the San Francisco Bay. NOAA has replaced some of the old charts. When the complete set of NOAA raster charts is downloaded for the West Coast, the names of replaced charts are still displayed, but it appears that they are not currently downloaded. When iNavX zooms in/out on the area that the deleted chart used to cover, it gets very confused and locks up. Again, I reported this about 2 years ago. It is still happening. It’s too bad. Fixing a few problems would make this an excellent application.
Impractical
by Don Quixoti on 2018/10/23 20:55
I really wanted this to work but unfortunately it is not a practical solution. I’m a full time cruiser on a sailboat, we do both coastal voyages and long open ocean passages. I was very excited about this app and dumped way too much money into various electronic charts. With the latest version, the app now runs in the background and constantly uses Location Services. It kills the battery of my iPad forcing frequent recharges, not realistic on a boat. I contacted Support and the only thing they suggest is to force quit the app every time you put down the iPad. That means every time you need a chart, you first have to reopen the app and wait for it to load — which unfortunately takes ~45 seconds with all the charts I have downloaded (on a brand new iPad Pro). Again, not realistic in the real world. Worst of all is the attitude I got from Support. You’d think I was asking for something unreasonable to have a working app after spending $200 bucks on charts. If you’re looking at this app, I would go with Navionics instead until the background Location is fixed.
Best app purchase ever!!!
by Michael8265 on 2017/10/15 15:29
I have had this app for over 5 years, and I have received immense value from the purchase. While it is always best to confirm location with other means, iNav has never failed me. Being able to have redundancy, on both my iPad and iPhone, allows for extra piece of mind. Updating charts is easy. I have traveled extended trips in the Great Lakes and connecting river, including anchoring out using the anchor alarm feature. This app will be a necessity in an upcoming Great Loop trip.
Accurate Precise works with GPS, but not sure of reliability
by derek_ec on 2019/08/05 04:28
For $4.99 I should not complain. But, no Track Up???I mean, c'mon, how difficult is that to implement? Also I lose the chart sometimes and have to redownload. I fear that will happen on the fly when I meed the chart and do not have internet access on the water. So the $4.99 is a waste if I can't rely on it. For now though, it's worked well for coastal and bay cruising to keep me safe from shallows and obstructions. Really dislike North Up only, but I can live with that and hoping they'll come to their senses with a fix.
Recommended by my sailing instructor
by Louuno on 2017/06/28 21:06
This app was initially recommended to me by my first sailing instructor. I cruise often now and bought many other marine nav apps but keep finding myself using iNavX. This app has all the features of my on board chart plotter and is more intuitive in my opinion. Thank you for keeping me safe over many years and creating beautiful memories. If you sail, do yourself a favor and incorporate this app into your regular equipment rotation.
Review
by Nicks chik on 2019/04/23 21:08
Hi I believe if you can use your iPhone or device with this program you can get anywhere like a map, lol well it is a giant water map with detailed information or pictures to adjust where you may be or need to go to. The next program that would be amazing would be a program that can be used without internet, WiFi, or anything that needs satellite interactions. Hope this helps you, much Aloha. Nicho.:)
Use this app often if you work at sea.
by David Marsde on 2018/10/02 11:18
This app was initially recommended to me by my first sailing instructor. I cruise often now and bought many other marine nav apps but keep finding myself using iNavX. This app has all the features of my on board chart plotter and is more intuitive in my opinion. Thank you for keeping me safe and creating beautiful memories. If you sail, do yourself a favor and incorporate this app into your regular equipment rotation.
Frustrating
by EZ Lady on 2018/10/12 14:42
I want to love this app because it provides access to NOAA raster charts. I like the simple interface and obviously the portability, as well as iPad and iPhone support. As a navigation tool it should never interrupt or distract the user with irrelevant information, and unfortunately now it does. I would happily give it five stars if it: 1) removed the pop up ads and “tell us what you think!” surveys. 2) improved chart switching. Right now it takes far too many taps to locate adjacent charts or charts at different scales. You have to slog through the entire chart library to find charts you already have, and the search function doesn’t seem to work with chart numbers. 3) improved lat/lon coordinate entry. Scrolling through every degree/minute second is tedious and should be replaced with direct entry. I want to use this app but find I use Transas iSailor instead...much more complex but more purposefully designed.
Easy and Simple!
by Gungamish on 2019/07/11 15:49
I took my small craft out on the South Channel of the Straits of Mackinac for the first time last week. I was able to plot waypoints and get a heading within minutes. Our party traveled to Mackinac Island, Cheboygan and Bois Blanc Islands all week without a hiccup. We even navigated safely back to our port after the fireworks in a near moonless evening. Best $4.99 I've ever spent! This app, coupled with a handheld marine transceiver allowed me to boat in the Great Lakes with a 19' bow rider!
Very Satisfied
by Side-tracked on 2017/10/14 09:59
We have been using iNavx for years. From the start, found it extremely easy to use and equally helpful. Customized instrument settings provide the info you want balanced w readability and font size. Loaded on both iPad and phone (at Nav station and on deck). It is very simple to touch and drop a WP and to see location on chart; range; bearing; SOG; COG; VMG. Great tool and very intuitive from the start.
Just terrible.
by hsi88 on 2020/02/04 10:03
The least intuitive of any navigation app I have ever used. Forces you to select one chart at a time. And when you get to the edge of that map it just stops. You have to know which map to select next from a list of maps. Like I was using a stack of paper maps. Clunky and archaic. Incredibly frustrating to use. Scrolling along should automatically take you from map to map. Zooming in and out should not require me to select a map. The app has no smarts. For folks that have memorized all the charts I’m sure this is just great. But for me, it is unusable.
Charts are not linked
by Sailor stan on 2018/02/26 23:13
I find that having to load and switch back and forth from chart to chart is not seemless enough. I used "Charts" app on the iPhone 5 but had to go with a new app with the iPhone 7 IOS 11. I recently went to the Bahamas and there were no NOA Charts of any detailed scale. I'll continue to try this out for around the chesapeake bay as it looks like it will work OK for that even thought I have to constantaly change charts manually from one scale to the next.
5 stars!!!
by Leah Bates on 2018/10/02 10:45
Large set of maps for reasonable extra cost (at least as far as marine charts go). The interface and settings options make this app or choice for true navigation. And finally: you can plan your route at home, enter all the waypoints and then have everything handy at sea. Five stars well deserved.
Great App
by johnw12 on 2017/09/02 13:23
Fairly easy to use! I have been using a Furuno chart plotter which is a bear to operate. More time to figure out than time of actual navigation. I like the idea that I can down load and update any chart anytime anywhere. NOAA charts are free! Some of the procedures aren't as intuitive as I would like. I'm of an age where my memory isn't quite so good so would like to see a simple easy to use set of basic instructions. As it is an app on installed on my iPad It reduces the need for a standalone chart plotter and other computer gadgets greatly reducing onboard clutter and frustration. Overall, a great app at a fair price. Customer service is great too!
Okay but not user friendly
by jbuck387 on 2018/08/12 12:31
While the app has a decent number of features the chart function is extremely not intuitive. The fact that every chart must be downloaded separately (around 8 for the Jacksonville, FL area alone), and swapping between charts in small area is difficult at best, is a very significant hindrance to this app. As a long time user of iPad aviation Apps like Foreflight, I expected marina nav apps to be similar. I may switch to Navionics, I've been told they download a more global chart.
Great, but flawed
by mbatosloop on 2017/08/20 00:27
This is a great app for the price. However, managing Chart downloads is extremely inefficient and time consuming. They should give you the option to download only specific regions (i.e. New England, or Florida) and not a whole coasts. They should also allow you to batch delete charts and not have to delete them individually, each with the multiple menu selections just to remove one chart at a time.
The best chart plotter on the market
by Shaun415 on 2020/01/10 15:56
iNavX is the best chart plotter available. I’ve used it for years now and have it with me every time I step aboard. It’s mobile, it’s digital, it’s in my pocket all times. Most importantly it is easy to use, has all the charts I need for all over the world, and really handy features like weather and AIS.
" Good app, very stable - User friendly, no-nonsense. "
by Connor Burto on 2018/10/02 11:18
Stable app. Easy and fast plotting and planning, correcting on the fly, panning and zooming. All you need and more for a fraction of the price of a RayMarine. Add a water tight housing (beware for direct sunlight exposure and subsequent overheating!), and you have your chart plotter at hand in every weather condition. I wouldn't want anything else.
Fantastic app for all sailors
by William Pearcer on 2018/10/02 11:20
I just spent 2 weeks sailing running iNavX. Fantastic apps amazingly easy to use, very comprehensive in planning route, waypoints... very good maps easy to buy ... I have a lot of experience with PC based navigation software, iNavX brings the power of all these applications right at your fingertips ...
The One to Have
by TigarBytes on 2018/11/11 13:08
We have used INavX for 10,000 nm of travel, mostly on the ICW and adjacent waters. Because it used NOAA charts, it works well in part because we always have a paper chart handy just in case. At first, our blue water sailing friend was skeptical, but after two days he agreed that with INavX and an IPad, there is no need for a chart plotter.
Good but not intuitive
by AlasCat on 2019/05/06 03:31
I like the reference to original charts, but I find the interface to be a bit clunky moving between charts and zooming. On the other hand, it’s pretty obvious where the information is coming from compared to some of the other charting apps. This is a good app to have in conjunction to one of the other vector-based charting apps.
Great App!
by kvn_fshr on 2018/11/20 19:51
Really appreciate being able to navigate and confirm my location using this app and my phone or iPad. Makes my travels much safer and efficient. Could be a little better, the pointing of the vessel, it often it shows me aimed in a different direction than I am, however i just use the corse line to make sure it’s aimed where I want to go.
Good: hi-rez maps. Bad: user interface
by JFlo76 on 2020/01/09 17:46
I like how I can download free hi-rez maps without a subscription. What I can’t deal with is the user interface. It’s difficult to download maps, switch between maps, and I don’t know why the + and - symbols on a map attempt to do things other than zoom in/out, which is pretty much a standard convention for map apps. I prefer the UI of Navionics app. It’s way more intuitive.
It USED to work...
by webbwebs on 2017/12/27 19:03
There was a time that this was, hands down, the best app available for iOS. The originator, Richard Ray, worked pretty much non-stop on the app to make sure it was the beat it could be. Sure, there might be an occasional glitch. But it ALWAYS ran and did the job. Today, I can’t even get it to load, without crashing. I even bought a new 256GB iPhone 8, thinking it might help. And it did for a couple of days... until the next “upgrade”. Now I’m back to the same old thing... crash, Crash, CRASH!!!
Like the charts but not the UI
by Om Nom? on 2018/06/28 19:15
I like the charts this app uses but am not at all impressed with the UI. The UI for selecting the appropriate chart is particularly clunky. I find it takes me a number of tries every time to get the gestures right for to create or edit a waypoint. It works well to create routes in another app and import them into inavx. I use Open CPN on a Mac laptop for planning. This works much better for creating routes.
Powerful and easy to use
by er-apple on 2017/08/31 11:49
Purchased on the water with our first boat when the chartplotter stopped working. Had to navigate some skinny bay water and the app performed its job. Since then I continue to use it planning out routes, fishing spots, etc and am very happy with it.
Love this app
by Morgan Wooder on 2018/10/02 10:40
I have received immense value from the purchase. While it is always best to confirm location with other means, iNavx has never failed me. Being able to have redundancy, allows for extra piece of mind. Updating charts is easy. This app will be a necessity in an upcoming Great Loop trip.
Very helpful.
by Ethan Simmon on 2018/10/02 10:37
I have tried a number of the marine navigation aids for phones/tablets but this is by far and away the best. A fully featured solution which provides all the functionality of a plotter minus the radar. Have used this for racing and cruises. iNavX has made it an essential piece of equipment.
Love it!
by Freddie Fincher on 2018/10/02 10:41
I have used iNavx several times now and find it an perfect for my needs, we had detailed planning and voyage info for a fraction of the cost of fully detailed charts, even the most detailed charts are not a patch on this. performs as well as any chart plotter at a fraction of the cost.
Best idea for this application
by Henry Hammon on 2018/10/02 10:40
Purchased on the water with our first boat when the chartplotter stopped working. Had to navigate some skinny bay water and the app performed its job. Since then I continue to use it planning out routes, fishing spots, etc and am very happy with it.
Ridiculously confusing layout.
by Idiots idiot on 2018/01/20 16:10
The charting etc is great. But obtaining the Charts is ridiculously confusing. I have to BUY a chart in order to THEN create an X TRAVERSE ACCOUNT??!? No? Well then maybe tell me why because I see no other way. Also, there IS a MIDDLE of America, and not just USA EAST and USA WEST?? Where are the Upper Mississippi River charts? The instructions are written without prepositions at times, and are told as if you have an outstanding idea of how the Step being describe already works. Does anybody read these back to a buddy or proofread?? I get the glowing reviews, and kudos to you guys who have the benefit of navigating the Coasts, or Bermuda, or the Inlets of Sauagnawaki... I’m not complaining about the capabilities or its usefullness.. it’s getting to that usefulness that’s important.
Great support and continued upgrades
by Freya Marshall on 2018/10/02 10:39
Great for planning as well as a chart plotter, the benefit being you can take it off the boat and use it. Clear graphics and easy to zoom in and out as well as in conjunction with weather and tidal apps.
Drastically down hill
by swm10021 on 2018/10/30 20:07
This used to be an a+ app but unfortunately it has just gotten slower and slower. The latest version running on an iPhone X is unusable. Save your money and get something else.
Don’t leave home without it
by Cappygeelo on 2018/07/08 15:12
Best iPhone/iPad nav app. Easy to use. Powerful. Provides redundancy for you onboard nav or peace of mind when you’re on someone else’s boat. AIS Live overlay option is a game changer. Download your charts and don’t look back.
This is a great app.
by Connor Anderso on 2018/10/02 11:19
The cost of the App + charts + Tablet is less than a chart plotter and is just as good or better. I am a retired Airline Pilot so I know something about Navigation.I have checked the GPS positions against my basic Garmin 128 GPS unit and readouts agree exactly.
Will not work with iPad Pro
by Sailor 261 on 2017/07/25 23:13
I bought the app and corresponding add ons last fall only to find it constantly crashed after less than two minutes. Support has been of no help, as of July 2017 the best they can say is an update is coming "sometime soon". Not good enough. I paid over $100 for the app and add ons necessary to use the app and I have current hardware and it's still unusable 10 months later, ridiculous.
Use it all the time for trip planning, even on sea!
by Elliot Gardne on 2018/10/02 10:38
I have this first in a small boat as the only electronic nav aid, and now in a larger one. It's superb, with an easy to use interface and excellent support. The U.K. Navionics charts are excellent value and very detailed
Just love it.
by Natasha Cooper on 2018/10/02 10:37
I intended to use this app as backup to my plotter. It is so good I have used it as the primary plotter to sail. It's easy to plan on and modify routes and waypoints. I really wonder why plotters are still selling when this App is so much better.
iNavX review.
by Bicaadi on 2019/08/24 21:47
Great program. Full functionality chart plotter in your pocket. Has tides, currents & more. You can add AIS and other features with easy downloading. Easy to set multiple way points to create a course and get Distance & ETA.
Down east cruiser
by master of ussv Alisande on 2019/03/19 21:15
Having used this app from Maine’s midcoast to Eastport I find it accurate and easier to see on my iPad than the presentations on chart plotters costing 30X times more. Plugging in an external battery with a solar panel or running a charging cable out to the nav station allows for extended cruises.
Long time sailor
by Mot Newob on 2019/08/13 15:34
when I started sailing in 1990, we had paper charts, dividers and pencils. That and a compass got me to where I was going. Nowadays, with GPS and the wonderful application NavX has made of electronic charts, I know exactly where it am at a glance. Miraculous! Tom Bowen
Better than my boat’s gps
by Martin X X on 2020/01/16 15:27
My son-in-law brought his I-phone as we were headed west of Tampa Bay for a fishing trip. Your great system marched bottom formations with incredibly excellent accuracy. I became a subscriber I am really pleased with the performance. WOW !
I feel safer using this app!
by Nicholas Bentley on 2018/10/02 10:44
iNavx in combination with Navionics charts have been my favourite navigation app for sailing inshore and offshore. Options like night vision red screen, GRIBs, AIS data and wind data make it a strong supporting tool for safe navigation.
Awful.
by tannerjz34 on 2020/02/14 22:08
If I could give zero stars I would. The description of the app prior to purchasing is so misleading. I work as a commercial waterman and was looking for a Chart plotter to have on my phone, and this was a complete waste of $4.99. Nothing that was described prior to purchasing is available unless you pay hundreds of dollars. I would not recommend this app to my worst enemy. Completely Awful.
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marine navigation is made easy with iNavX - the world's #1 handheld Chartplotter. Access marine charts, maps, weather, AIS and more! iNavX is the only app to give you complete worldwide chart coverage, from all your favorite charts providers, including Navionics! Fully enabled with one-touch access, iNavX gives users access to the broadest set of marine charts and maps from multiple providers including: • Navionics • Blue Latitude • Explorer • Theyr Weather • Waterway Guide • … and more How does iNavX take handheld marine navigation to the next level? • Sailors - Plan sailing routes with waypoint and route management. Get proactive sail management with GRIB weather forecasts and then keep watch with AIS overlays and integration with your onboard systems. Plus, you can remember your great sailing locations by geotagging photos. • Boaters - Stay up to date on boating conditions with forecasts that include currents, winds, and swells. Manage your boating equipment with nautical instrument integration and then save great boating routes to share with the track log. • Anglers - Discover new fishing spots by scouting out holes and inlets. Locate the best fishing conditions by identifying cold fronts and save your best fishing spots with unlimited markers. Advanced features - iNavX is the most feature rich app available for all sailing and boating needs at a great price: Advanced Chart Plotter • Plot your position in real-time using your device's built-in GPS • Pan, zoom, and rotate charts (including course up) • Print detailed charts to use in combination with the app Advanced Navigation • Create waypoints and plan routes to navigate between them • Track log allows you to record your route • Import/export data in KML (Google Earth) or GPX format Advanced Instrumentation • Supports NMEA data over TCP/IP (using Wifi) • Integrates with external GPS, AIS receivers & transponders • Connect nautical instruments: Depth, Speed, Wind, Engine, Batteries, etc. Essential Toolkit • GRIB weather forecast • Tides/currents • Anchor alarm • AIS integration • Port/navaid search Download iNavX TODAY and automatically receive a complimentary copy of the official and up-to-date high-resolution NOAA RNC United States marine raster charts. REVIEWS “iNavX is the original and still one of the best navigation apps.” – Practical Sailor “The most full-featured navigation app around and viewed by many as the standard” – Sail Magazine "The #1 recommended marine charting app" - iMarineApps iNavX is Compatible with: Navionics, Theyr Weather, Waterway Guide, AIS, Brookhouse, DigitalYacht, ShipModul, vYacht, Vesper Marine, NMEA 2000, Chetco and more. NEW CHART STORE Purchase all your favorite charts. Chart subscriptions vary by chart and provider from $9.99 to $199.99 annually, charged to your iTunes Account, which will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Auto-renew can be turned off anytime by going to your Account Settings in iTunes after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. NOTE: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. MORE INFO Website: http://inavx.com/ User's Guide: http://inavx.com/help/ Terms of Use: http://inavx.com/terms Privacy Policy: http://inavx.com/privacy
Capt Ken
by hvacken on 2020/02/20 03:03
I used this app on a journey from Hatteras to Virginia Beach inland and it worked perfectly. It worked better than my Furuno plotter! Kudos this app is great!!
Awful.
by tannerjz34 on 2020/02/14 22:08
If I could give zero stars I would. The description of the app prior to purchasing is so misleading. I work as a commercial waterman and was looking for a Chart plotter to have on my phone, and this was a complete waste of $4.99. Nothing that was described prior to purchasing is available unless you pay hundreds of dollars. I would not recommend this app to my worst enemy. Completely Awful.
Just terrible.
by hsi88 on 2020/02/04 10:03
The least intuitive of any navigation app I have ever used. Forces you to select one chart at a time. And when you get to the edge of that map it just stops. You have to know which map to select next from a list of maps. Like I was using a stack of paper maps. Clunky and archaic. Incredibly frustrating to use. Scrolling along should automatically take you from map to map. Zooming in and out should not require me to select a map. The app has no smarts. For folks that have memorized all the charts I’m sure this is just great. But for me, it is unusable.
An excellent app for navigating
by The_Man_of_the_Sea on 2020/01/30 02:11
Simply the best navigation app
Better than my boat’s gps
by Martin X X on 2020/01/16 15:27
My son-in-law brought his I-phone as we were headed west of Tampa Bay for a fishing trip. Your great system marched bottom formations with incredibly excellent accuracy. I became a subscriber I am really pleased with the performance. WOW !
The best chart plotter on the market
by Shaun415 on 2020/01/10 15:56
iNavX is the best chart plotter available. I’ve used it for years now and have it with me every time I step aboard. It’s mobile, it’s digital, it’s in my pocket all times. Most importantly it is easy to use, has all the charts I need for all over the world, and really handy features like weather and AIS.
Good: hi-rez maps. Bad: user interface
by JFlo76 on 2020/01/09 17:46
I like how I can download free hi-rez maps without a subscription. What I can’t deal with is the user interface. It’s difficult to download maps, switch between maps, and I don’t know why the + and - symbols on a map attempt to do things other than zoom in/out, which is pretty much a standard convention for map apps. I prefer the UI of Navionics app. It’s way more intuitive.
europe just a blurry map
by Dzonim on 2019/12/01 00:53
what a pitty, wasted $1
Old bugs never fixed
by Tradewinds Sailor on 2019/11/18 19:18
In general, this is a pretty good app, but the evidence is that the author is not interested in fixing bugs. I have reported 2 bugs over 2 years ago with no results. First, exporting routes via email results in an invalid .gpx file. Specifically, the latitude specification sometimes does not contain the decimal point. Several times I have provided examples of the invalid files. As a software engineer, I know this should be easy to identify and fix. After more than 2 years, it has not. Second, iNavX often gets confused about what NOAA charts are available for the San Francisco Bay. NOAA has replaced some of the old charts. When the complete set of NOAA raster charts is downloaded for the West Coast, the names of replaced charts are still displayed, but it appears that they are not currently downloaded. When iNavX zooms in/out on the area that the deleted chart used to cover, it gets very confused and locks up. Again, I reported this about 2 years ago. It is still happening. It’s too bad. Fixing a few problems would make this an excellent application.
Tutorial
by uwmengineer on 2019/11/17 19:42
Jim Sales YouTube
Not worth it
by ALamb215 on 2019/10/22 23:49
It’s nice that you can interface multiple apps in one place, but after you pay $80 here or $30 here. The one issue, however, is that they offer Navionics for 29.99, but I can literally subscribe through Navionics for $21.99 to have US/Canada. I bit of a poacher for customers where they can’t match Navionics’ own price and it’s for this reason, I deleted this app and will continue my traditional “inconvenient” way of navigating through multiple apps
INavX
by corsair760 on 2019/10/06 21:54
Great app that is economical and powerful!!
Very good nav app
by zigzag 51 on 2019/09/26 18:31
Has the familiar charts. Does what you need it to do. The chart download process is a bit awkward though.
Garbage!
by SL78SL on 2019/09/16 07:00
Don’t buy.
Not a live AIS app
by JamesDVa on 2019/08/26 23:37
Misleading description. AIS is NOT available unless you pay way too much money. Terrible waste of money. Nice charts that can be found anywhere on the internet though.
IPhone
by learningiphone on 2019/08/26 19:09
Instructions could be better
iNavX review.
by Bicaadi on 2019/08/24 21:47
Great program. Full functionality chart plotter in your pocket. Has tides, currents & more. You can add AIS and other features with easy downloading. Easy to set multiple way points to create a course and get Distance & ETA.
Not was I was expecting
by dimitri1080 on 2019/08/19 01:25
Might work ok for US. But I was looking for maps of Mexico.
Great app for any type ship or boat.
by Condo71 on 2019/08/15 17:47
I’ve used on my Vagabond 47 and my 15 ft Sea-Doo Sportster
Long time sailor
by Mot Newob on 2019/08/13 15:34
when I started sailing in 1990, we had paper charts, dividers and pencils. That and a compass got me to where I was going. Nowadays, with GPS and the wonderful application NavX has made of electronic charts, I know exactly where it am at a glance. Miraculous! Tom Bowen
How do I get my Navionics charts back?
by Wilhn on 2019/08/12 04:23
I bought a new iPad for an update. All my charts got transferred except the Navionics charts. I’ve contacted the developer more than a week ago and yet to hear from them. So, how do I get my Navionics charts back? Please let me know how to do this soon. I go back to Panama in a month where the WiFi is slow and data transfer difficult.
Terrible app - avoid
by Wing Commander Hanna on 2019/08/06 00:13
Very frustrating to use and navigate. Maybe I’m missing something but haven’t been able to use it and I’m pretty tech savvy. Waste of money
Accurate Precise works with GPS, but not sure of reliability
by derek_ec on 2019/08/05 04:28
For $4.99 I should not complain. But, no Track Up???I mean, c'mon, how difficult is that to implement? Also I lose the chart sometimes and have to redownload. I fear that will happen on the fly when I meed the chart and do not have internet access on the water. So the $4.99 is a waste if I can't rely on it. For now though, it's worked well for coastal and bay cruising to keep me safe from shallows and obstructions. Really dislike North Up only, but I can live with that and hoping they'll come to their senses with a fix.
Wish I could get a refund
by DHRranger on 2019/07/23 05:00
Maybe this wasn’t designed to use with a cell phone. It sure doesn’t work well with my 7X. I went to the compass and never did get out of it. Also, the charts aren’t near as good as the last navigational app that I had. Costs more but is well worth it. I won’t mention the name so you won’t think I’m hawking it. This one needs a lot of work.
Bill martin
by Bill Martin1 on 2019/07/20 22:59
I am still learning. But It’s Terrific!!!!!
Really Deserves Zero Stars
by I AM THE GR8-ONE on 2019/07/16 20:58
Just AWFUL! A waste of money. No value whatsoever. Save your money and skip this ripoff.
Fantastic app
by mb03110 on 2019/07/14 20:59
Great👍👍👍👍
Easy and Simple!
by Gungamish on 2019/07/11 15:49
I took my small craft out on the South Channel of the Straits of Mackinac for the first time last week. I was able to plot waypoints and get a heading within minutes. Our party traveled to Mackinac Island, Cheboygan and Bois Blanc Islands all week without a hiccup. We even navigated safely back to our port after the fireworks in a near moonless evening. Best $4.99 I've ever spent! This app, coupled with a handheld marine transceiver allowed me to boat in the Great Lakes with a 19' bow rider!
I like it
by xman29x on 2019/07/06 21:56
Great app
Chart plotter for the iPhone
by uncle flipper on 2019/07/04 11:37
It’s amazing to have a chart plotter on my iPhone
YouTube videos for instructions are too small to view, but
by svMollyJ on 2019/07/03 23:04
I love the ability to navigate so easily. I have had to use the app at night- with no other tools to navigate- as we were coming in and our chart plotter turned itself off, showing the trip had been completed, but we were not in the anchorage yet. Immensely helpful.
Unbelievably useful!!!
by Tri sailer 8/2 on 2019/07/01 19:32
I have used this app for 8 years. I have the used it on the Atlantic coast and across the Great Lakes many times. All weather, all times absolutely zero complaints!!!
Great.
by Russ - Marcia on 2019/06/28 20:25
Great.
Works amazingly well...
by fiddlerspal on 2019/06/27 02:06
Really just getting to know the program, but thus far it’s been amazing and his capabilities and ease-of-use.
Waste of $5
by niskdjs on 2019/06/25 01:07
Doesn’t even have lakes of my state. Waste of 5$. Sells it on the description.... if i needed to cruise the gulf I’d sure as heck have better gps than a cell phone...
Total garbage!
by Mike_H525 on 2019/06/19 17:26
Poor resolution, plotting and excessive delays while in use (even on wifi). Thank god it was only 4.99 but still it’s the worst 4.99 I’ve spent
Having a hard time at this point with it freezing up my phone
by captian kurk on 2019/06/19 15:22
Keeps locking up my phone only on this app
INavX AIS LIVE
by X. GONZALEZ O on 2019/06/14 04:03
Bad app does not gives what it offers “World wide” coverage and that is plain false and the fact that it requires WFi or good Internet connection makes it useless for real ocean sailing, so it is too expensive for “no service” ( there is no way to get your money back even if you unsubscribe just 4 days after getting it) Xavier González Ortega
Chart system
by Jacorn on 2019/06/10 11:47
The system of downloading and viewing charts could be much better. Seems outdated to me, aviation apps such as ForeFlight can sync multiple maps and charts on one single view.
New at it!!
by bsigmon on 2019/06/09 17:21
Cool
Great app
by SIC guy on 2019/06/05 16:20
Great app! Does everything a small-boat owner could want.
Exceptional!
by Tiki Rich on 2019/05/27 16:24
I really cannot understand the recent (and few) negative reviews... I am slipped in the Santa Cruz, California small craft harbor. I have 20 year old integrated Raytheon electronics (fish finder, radar, chart plotter) and following the tsunami that hit our harbor, I lost the chart plotter functionality. Knowing that to replace my integrated system would cost me over 10K, I 'rolled the dice' and downloaded INavX to 'temporarily' replace the plotter as I was not prepared to haul out, $$$, etc. Well, over two years later I still am not planning a haul out for electronics as... I now am very satisfied with my IPAD/INavX next to my radar and fish finder. I currently have all my fishing and important navigation coordinates loaded and adding new ones regularly with a tap of the stylus. In actuality, don't even miss my old chart plotter... Thank you INavX... Captain Rich Bonny-Matit
Great nav program
by AKSailor on 2019/05/23 06:15
We have used various versions of iNavX since it was launched many years ago. We used an early version while sailing in our home waters of Alaska. We used it down through Canada and into Mexico. We used it across the Pacific to Fiji and back to French Polynesia. We think that it's easy to use and stitches charts seamlessly. No nav program is any better than the charts for your area. Mexico has terrible charts, US and Canada have great charts, and many South Pacific countries have so-so charts. If your cruising area is well charted then iNavX will provide excellent navigation. Many of its features are better than our dedicated plotter's so it's worth owning and using.
I love this app!
by Macgeek299 on 2019/05/23 01:45
Great charts! Great interface with the WiFi NMEA network on my boat! Love to see AIS targets overlaid on the charts.
Feature rich
by longislander203 on 2019/05/18 23:15
Decent app. I’ve been sailing over 35 years. The app can do everything I need. Sometimes takes a bit to figure out.
Deceptive.
by brokaw753 on 2019/05/12 14:51
Total waste of money. Doesn’t zoom in enough to use for navigation
Best Raster Chart App
by JK0862 on 2019/05/08 19:42
Works seamlessly with raster charts downloaded from the NOAA website. Loaded with great features. Great for planning routes.
Good but not intuitive
by AlasCat on 2019/05/06 03:31
I like the reference to original charts, but I find the interface to be a bit clunky moving between charts and zooming. On the other hand, it’s pretty obvious where the information is coming from compared to some of the other charting apps. This is a good app to have in conjunction to one of the other vector-based charting apps.
Hooked
by nernore on 2019/05/04 14:58
Even with the GGS on the boat I still take my iPad that my nav app in on I like it that much. Have had it for years and trust it to get me to favorite fishing’s spots.
New user.
by schallion on 2019/04/29 05:08
Still learning the system and features. It seems to work well for my needs. Good program.
Not practical, needs work
by Chichiflys on 2019/04/26 12:59
I bought it on sale for $5. You get what you pay for on this app for sure. Don’t understand all the hype. Downloading charts is second rate. You either have to download a very large area, e.g. USA East, or painstakingly select one chart at a time, after having to constantly get into download mode and scrolling through all the charts. Could easily be solved by allowing the user to randomly select different charts at one time once in the download section. Then since the char5s do t automatically scroll you have to pick a chart to use. Not smooth and seamless. Going back to Navionics or I may try the $8 Nautical, which allows better downloads and automatic scrolling of charts.
Review
by Nicks chik on 2019/04/23 21:08
Hi I believe if you can use your iPhone or device with this program you can get anywhere like a map, lol well it is a giant water map with detailed information or pictures to adjust where you may be or need to go to. The next program that would be amazing would be a program that can be used without internet, WiFi, or anything that needs satellite interactions. Hope this helps you, much Aloha. Nicho.:)
Inavx App purchase is a come-on
by Me2me297 on 2019/04/22 15:56
I want a refund
Circumnavigated in 2 yrs
by Captain Kandu on 2019/04/18 13:07
Found iNavX to be very reliable and accurate everywhere we went, French Polynesia to N Australia, Indonesia to India, Red Sea through Mediterranean, Cape Verde to the South American Giuanas, Southern Caribbean to Panama, now up the Central American & Mexican Pacific coast. I highly recommend it as a compliment to a chart plotter. Charts for our B&G chart plotter are expensive so I don’t buy them and just use the generic world chart that comes free with the chart plotter. I subscribe to the iNavX Navionics charts per region as needed, and then plan my routes on iNavX, with all its visible detail, and transfer the waypoints to my chart plotter. I use iPhone 6 Plus but maybe a tablet, with its larger screen, would be better. Be great if someday PredictWind GPX’s could somehow be imported and managed.
Total waste of $$
by Neolud on 2019/04/08 21:07
I downloaded and even at $5 it’s a waste of money. Played with it for an hour, tried all local charts available and garbage whole thing always defaults to useless world map. This is non intuitive, not useful. Donate $5 to charity instead DO NOT PURCHASE. Fyi. I have owned a marine business for the last ten years. I have delivered vessels from Canada to San Diego. I have been a liveaboard for 18 years. I know boats and the water. This is the worst thing I have ever seen and they want me to spend another $100 to get a half way decent map....NO THANK YOU. CHeck out the competition on the App Store. Garmin and others, just beware I NavX. You’ve been warned.
Maps not good
by Ted power user on 2019/04/06 00:23
This is not a good app for cruising lakes or rivers. Seems like very old maps, maybe from 25 years ago. Wasted money on this.
Down east cruiser
by master of ussv Alisande on 2019/03/19 21:15
Having used this app from Maine’s midcoast to Eastport I find it accurate and easier to see on my iPad than the presentations on chart plotters costing 30X times more. Plugging in an external battery with a solar panel or running a charging cable out to the nav station allows for extended cruises.
Not intuitive
by Zenn Jenn on 2019/03/04 19:40
I can not easily add a start point and an end point to chart a path or find out the distance... not useful for plotting a course
Doesn’t have Central America
by Deke777 on 2019/02/16 23:48
And now I can’t refund...
Google maps got more detail and free
by noimejico on 2019/02/14 15:53
Don’t waste your money google free maps is better. I bought cause boatus claimed a discount as member. That’s bull anybody gets discount. I will be switching to sea tow also.
Buggy update—BEWARE!
by Jbaffoh on 2019/01/27 21:48
Ordinarily, this is the best marine nav app available (tho I’ve been asking for features in this latest update since the app was first released in the dark ages). Unfortunately, these long-overdue changes killed my ability to see my $90 Navionics charts (for which I was charged full price instead of the usual renewal price—but that’s another story). DO NOT UPDATE UNTIL THEY FIX THIS!
Excellent app
by FHSGreenThumb on 2019/01/27 16:35
Often more helpful than built in chart plotter
WAS the best app. No longer is!
by Cdrpilot on 2019/01/23 22:02
The developers have just about ruined this once fantastic app. Navionics charts for iPads are $50 more than for iPhones! AIS Live is not live unless you have an AIS unit or radio installed on your vessel. Charts have shot up in price. Pop-ups and surveys have added to the misery. At one time I advocated this app to all my navigation students; now I tell them there are better alternatives. What a shame!
I really want to use this app but...
by in th blue on 2019/01/11 18:19
I really wanted to use this app on my iPAD 9.7 (latest generation), however I can not get any Navionics/NV/Explorer charts in a short store. This store shows only iNAVX AIS application nothing else. I tried to contact iNAVX (Jim was support person) and he suggested to reload the app from the app and use the latest version 5.5.1 build 1141. I did it and still no navionics charts. So i sent mail to Jim but he disappeared completely. So there is no customer support there. I hope that Jim still alive. NOAA charts working good, but they are not quilted so there is not much use of them, unless it is short one-day sail. Regarding the price of Navionics charts. For some reason INAVX force users to purchase Navionics charts, even user has account with Navionics and already paid for the charts. So iNAVX tries to make some money on a side, however they charge twice as much as navionics. So question is, why I would purchase iNAVX when i can use NAvionics app directly. Besides it perfectly synchronize with chartplotters and can create waypoints and routes. Navionics update their charts constantly, so they always up to date. Regarding “instrument” feature. It is so flimsy, i can not believe. There are many apps which will show ALL N2K and MNEA0183 data in much better format (look on SignalK.org for example) Other features quite much useless as well. Weather - who is using Theyr weather ? Predict Wind become industry standard and now supported by all major MFD players - Navico, Garmin, Raymarine, Furuno. Another great weather app is LuckGrib. Gives everything what NOAA weather chart give plus weather forecast. Anchor? Really are you measuring rode length in miles? Usually it feet, fathoms or meters. I am measuring depth of the water on miles only way off-shore. Also there tons of FREE anchor apps like Anchor (really great app). Regarding quilted charts - users may use NV-USA. They give entire quilted east cost charts for free. Tides - there are millions FREE tides apps as well. AIS for $99? Seriously? Most of the modern VHF radios, MFD,etc support AIS, besides you need to by AIS receiver. anyway. One good thing - this app still works on iPhone, but I would like to see who will seriously navigate 35+ foo boat by using iPhone? So this app was great at the beginning, but as others mentioned become worse and worse with each release. Looks like the development was shifted off-shore and we all know what will happen next. What is really entertaining that development always shows thumb up for good review and ignore negative reviews. With all of these i guess this app will join the list of badly written apps without support. Good-bye iNAVX
Don’t buy this app
by the Catalina dudemister on 2018/12/17 18:05
I did not believe the previous reviews and purchased this. It is all the prior observations of being hard to use. Also the resolution on the IPAD is grainy and does not show very good detail.
Serious issues with Explorer Chartbooks for the Bahamas!!!
by skavanag on 2018/12/11 20:12
The Explorer Chartbooks are seriously - if not fatally flawed. It is very dangerous to rely on them for navigational purposes. If you download the “quilted” charts, you have to individually drill down to each and every detailed chart or they will not be loaded on your device (I have these charts on two separate iPads for redundancy purposes, as well as the printed chartbooks). That means you’ll be coming into a channel - the vast majority of which are unmarked - and run the risk of finding you don’t have the detailed chart on your device. If you download the charts individually, then GPS positioning does not work on them. What you would expect from iNavX, i.e. realtime GPS position, bearing, speed, location, etc data will likely not be displayed. In one instance off of Freeport, it was even worse....it showed me in depths of 300-400 meters, when my depth sounders (I have two independent ones for redundancy) both showed depths of 40-50 feet. It appears on the individual (not the “quilted” charts), GPS data is off by miles, which is why it doesn’t show up all on detailed charts. Fortunately I had Navionics charts on my B&G chart plotter, so I had a fallback to dead reckoning, which is very hazardous in the skinny and twisting channels of the Bahamas. This is such a serious flaw, I’ll be surprised if Explorer and iNavX aren’t sued if someone destroys their boat relying on these charts and app. I have used iNavX for years in US waters without an issue. This is an app-killer.
Automatic updates confusing
by S/V Fantasia on 2018/11/24 15:30
I took advantage of the automatic chart renewal thinking this would make things easier but the chart page still reads”expired” and I can’t find a way to download and update. I’ve written iNavX but support is slow in coming.
Great App!
by kvn_fshr on 2018/11/20 19:51
Really appreciate being able to navigate and confirm my location using this app and my phone or iPad. Makes my travels much safer and efficient. Could be a little better, the pointing of the vessel, it often it shows me aimed in a different direction than I am, however i just use the corse line to make sure it’s aimed where I want to go.
Can’t get Navionics subscription to download ...
by Qwdcr on 2018/11/16 05:50
...and expired subscription won’t open and cannot be deleted.
The One to Have
by TigarBytes on 2018/11/11 13:08
We have used INavX for 10,000 nm of travel, mostly on the ICW and adjacent waters. Because it used NOAA charts, it works well in part because we always have a paper chart handy just in case. At first, our blue water sailing friend was skeptical, but after two days he agreed that with INavX and an IPad, there is no need for a chart plotter.
Great App
by S/V Sinterklaas on 2018/11/09 23:38
One of the best compliments to my onboard systems
Too expensive for what it offers
by --AlexW-- on 2018/11/02 14:18
Things it is missing: * quilted NOAA charts without spending $20 * Navionics charts cost twice as much as the Navionics app * Can’t show tides and currents in app or for any given time The UI isn’t very good compared to SEAIQ or Navionics. I got this because it has support for NMEA instrumentation, but there are other apps which do that and offer better charting at a much lower cost.
Drastically down hill
by swm10021 on 2018/10/30 20:07
This used to be an a+ app but unfortunately it has just gotten slower and slower. The latest version running on an iPhone X is unusable. Save your money and get something else.
Best sailing app ever!
by Breezotoo on 2018/10/24 19:50
I have used this app for the past three years. I no longer plug in my Ratheon chartplotter. It has all the tools I need to amange the boat on a cruise or a local race. I just need to start using it on the iPad so I can see more!! SV Fin Sail Amelia
Impractical
by Don Quixoti on 2018/10/23 20:55
I really wanted this to work but unfortunately it is not a practical solution. I’m a full time cruiser on a sailboat, we do both coastal voyages and long open ocean passages. I was very excited about this app and dumped way too much money into various electronic charts. With the latest version, the app now runs in the background and constantly uses Location Services. It kills the battery of my iPad forcing frequent recharges, not realistic on a boat. I contacted Support and the only thing they suggest is to force quit the app every time you put down the iPad. That means every time you need a chart, you first have to reopen the app and wait for it to load — which unfortunately takes ~45 seconds with all the charts I have downloaded (on a brand new iPad Pro). Again, not realistic in the real world. Worst of all is the attitude I got from Support. You’d think I was asking for something unreasonable to have a working app after spending $200 bucks on charts. If you’re looking at this app, I would go with Navionics instead until the background Location is fixed.
Navionics
by Kennex380 on 2018/10/19 17:01
In order to get this app to function well one must purchase a Navionics package that is designed for it and costs more than a regular Navionics chart of the same area.
Frustrating
by EZ Lady on 2018/10/12 14:42
I want to love this app because it provides access to NOAA raster charts. I like the simple interface and obviously the portability, as well as iPad and iPhone support. As a navigation tool it should never interrupt or distract the user with irrelevant information, and unfortunately now it does. I would happily give it five stars if it: 1) removed the pop up ads and “tell us what you think!” surveys. 2) improved chart switching. Right now it takes far too many taps to locate adjacent charts or charts at different scales. You have to slog through the entire chart library to find charts you already have, and the search function doesn’t seem to work with chart numbers. 3) improved lat/lon coordinate entry. Scrolling through every degree/minute second is tedious and should be replaced with direct entry. I want to use this app but find I use Transas iSailor instead...much more complex but more purposefully designed.
Fantastic app for all sailors
by William Pearcer on 2018/10/02 11:20
I just spent 2 weeks sailing running iNavX. Fantastic apps amazingly easy to use, very comprehensive in planning route, waypoints... very good maps easy to buy ... I have a lot of experience with PC based navigation software, iNavX brings the power of all these applications right at your fingertips ...
Excellent!
by Ava Osborne on 2018/10/02 11:20
I only wish weather routing be added.
Very good
by Jade Mahmood on 2018/10/02 11:19
I tried most of sailing apps and this is by far the best I tried. Very complete. Maybe not the most amazing from a UI stand point. The support is fast.
This is a great app.
by Connor Anderso on 2018/10/02 11:19
The cost of the App + charts + Tablet is less than a chart plotter and is just as good or better. I am a retired Airline Pilot so I know something about Navigation.I have checked the GPS positions against my basic Garmin 128 GPS unit and readouts agree exactly.
" Good app, very stable - User friendly, no-nonsense. "
by Connor Burto on 2018/10/02 11:18
Stable app. Easy and fast plotting and planning, correcting on the fly, panning and zooming. All you need and more for a fraction of the price of a RayMarine. Add a water tight housing (beware for direct sunlight exposure and subsequent overheating!), and you have your chart plotter at hand in every weather condition. I wouldn't want anything else.
Use this app often if you work at sea.
by David Marsde on 2018/10/02 11:18
This app was initially recommended to me by my first sailing instructor. I cruise often now and bought many other marine nav apps but keep finding myself using iNavX. This app has all the features of my on board chart plotter and is more intuitive in my opinion. Thank you for keeping me safe and creating beautiful memories. If you sail, do yourself a favor and incorporate this app into your regular equipment rotation.
Need more application like this!
by Zoe Austin on 2018/10/02 11:17
It can download raster charts, look at them and get a familear course and velocity indicator.
Very professional
by Madeleine Collins on 2018/10/02 11:17
For a professional skipper, it's probably the most powerful and the most efficient application to sail.
5 stars!!!
by Leah Bates on 2018/10/02 10:45
Large set of maps for reasonable extra cost (at least as far as marine charts go). The interface and settings options make this app or choice for true navigation. And finally: you can plan your route at home, enter all the waypoints and then have everything handy at sea. Five stars well deserved.
Again the best AIS supporting map.
by Toby Humphreys on 2018/10/02 10:45
The new update solved all problems I found! Thanks for the well working programm!
I feel safer using this app!
by Nicholas Bentley on 2018/10/02 10:44
iNavx in combination with Navionics charts have been my favourite navigation app for sailing inshore and offshore. Options like night vision red screen, GRIBs, AIS data and wind data make it a strong supporting tool for safe navigation.
Perfect tool.
by Ewan Moss on 2018/10/02 10:44
Clear screen, use the anchor watch function often.Works perfectly
Best app ever
by Zara Giles on 2018/10/02 10:43
I usually use it all the time for trip planning, even on sea!
Great!!
by Oliver Dunner on 2018/10/02 10:43
This app works flawlessly. We don't leave the dock without it. Thanks!
Give 5 stars for this app!
by Jack Daviert on 2018/10/02 10:42
I'm a new user of this navigational app and I really like it so far!
Worth great, easy to use
by Mollie Morrison on 2018/10/02 10:42
I've been navigating for decades. This app is helpful in real time and for trip planning. Worth it.
This is just great! As a low power chart plotter it is ideal.
by Gracie Richards on 2018/10/02 10:41
I am very happy with iNavX, the Navionics charts I bought through the app - looking forward to the next trip!
Love it!
by Freddie Fincher on 2018/10/02 10:41
I have used iNavx several times now and find it an perfect for my needs, we had detailed planning and voyage info for a fraction of the cost of fully detailed charts, even the most detailed charts are not a patch on this. performs as well as any chart plotter at a fraction of the cost.
Best idea for this application
by Henry Hammon on 2018/10/02 10:40
Purchased on the water with our first boat when the chartplotter stopped working. Had to navigate some skinny bay water and the app performed its job. Since then I continue to use it planning out routes, fishing spots, etc and am very happy with it.
Love this app
by Morgan Wooder on 2018/10/02 10:40
I have received immense value from the purchase. While it is always best to confirm location with other means, iNavx has never failed me. Being able to have redundancy, allows for extra piece of mind. Updating charts is easy. This app will be a necessity in an upcoming Great Loop trip.
Great support and continued upgrades
by Freya Marshall on 2018/10/02 10:39
Great for planning as well as a chart plotter, the benefit being you can take it off the boat and use it. Clear graphics and easy to zoom in and out as well as in conjunction with weather and tidal apps.
Use it all the time for trip planning, even on sea!
by Elliot Gardne on 2018/10/02 10:38
I have this first in a small boat as the only electronic nav aid, and now in a larger one. It's superb, with an easy to use interface and excellent support. The U.K. Navionics charts are excellent value and very detailed
Exceptional!
by Tiki Rich on 2019/05/27 16:24
I really cannot understand the recent (and few) negative reviews... I am slipped in the Santa Cruz, California small craft harbor. I have 20 year old integrated Raytheon electronics (fish finder, radar, chart plotter) and following the tsunami that hit our harbor, I lost the chart plotter functionality. Knowing that to replace my integrated system would cost me over 10K, I 'rolled the dice' and downloaded INavX to 'temporarily' replace the plotter as I was not prepared to haul out, $$$, etc. Well, over two years later I still am not planning a haul out for electronics as... I now am very satisfied with my IPAD/INavX next to my radar and fish finder. I currently have all my fishing and important navigation coordinates loaded and adding new ones regularly with a tap of the stylus. In actuality, don't even miss my old chart plotter... Thank you INavX... Captain Rich Bonny-Matit
Good App, but...
by NavalArch on 2017/12/15 19:02
We have used this app for two years now, sailing out of St. Augustine, FL, and now bound around the world on our 35' sailboat. This app has many nice features and it has gotten us through the Caribbean, now 3,000 miles. I really like the way it works and the detail it shows. I prefer the Navionics charts. We run the app on our iPad2 as our primary chart plotter, and keep a back-up iPad2 loaded with the same charts. You are allowed to run charts on two devices for the one purchase price for each set of charts. Here's the "But...": This app does not support Active Captain. Active Captain is like TripAdvisor for cruisers. On chart plotters and apps that show AC, you can see details about ports, marinas, and anchorages right on your chart, complete with member reviews. If iNavX allowed Active Captain to show on its charts, it would be about perfect for navigation. Until iNavX supports AC, I will rate this a 4.
Circumnavigated in 2 yrs
by Captain Kandu on 2019/04/18 13:07
Found iNavX to be very reliable and accurate everywhere we went, French Polynesia to N Australia, Indonesia to India, Red Sea through Mediterranean, Cape Verde to the South American Giuanas, Southern Caribbean to Panama, now up the Central American & Mexican Pacific coast. I highly recommend it as a compliment to a chart plotter. Charts for our B&G chart plotter are expensive so I don’t buy them and just use the generic world chart that comes free with the chart plotter. I subscribe to the iNavX Navionics charts per region as needed, and then plan my routes on iNavX, with all its visible detail, and transfer the waypoints to my chart plotter. I use iPhone 6 Plus but maybe a tablet, with its larger screen, would be better. Be great if someday PredictWind GPX’s could somehow be imported and managed.
Great nav program
by AKSailor on 2019/05/23 06:15
We have used various versions of iNavX since it was launched many years ago. We used an early version while sailing in our home waters of Alaska. We used it down through Canada and into Mexico. We used it across the Pacific to Fiji and back to French Polynesia. We think that it's easy to use and stitches charts seamlessly. No nav program is any better than the charts for your area. Mexico has terrible charts, US and Canada have great charts, and many South Pacific countries have so-so charts. If your cruising area is well charted then iNavX will provide excellent navigation. Many of its features are better than our dedicated plotter's so it's worth owning and using.
Not practical, needs work
by Chichiflys on 2019/04/26 12:59
I bought it on sale for $5. You get what you pay for on this app for sure. Don’t understand all the hype. Downloading charts is second rate. You either have to download a very large area, e.g. USA East, or painstakingly select one chart at a time, after having to constantly get into download mode and scrolling through all the charts. Could easily be solved by allowing the user to randomly select different charts at one time once in the download section. Then since the char5s do t automatically scroll you have to pick a chart to use. Not smooth and seamless. Going back to Navionics or I may try the $8 Nautical, which allows better downloads and automatic scrolling of charts.
Old bugs never fixed
by Tradewinds Sailor on 2019/11/18 19:18
In general, this is a pretty good app, but the evidence is that the author is not interested in fixing bugs. I have reported 2 bugs over 2 years ago with no results. First, exporting routes via email results in an invalid .gpx file. Specifically, the latitude specification sometimes does not contain the decimal point. Several times I have provided examples of the invalid files. As a software engineer, I know this should be easy to identify and fix. After more than 2 years, it has not. Second, iNavX often gets confused about what NOAA charts are available for the San Francisco Bay. NOAA has replaced some of the old charts. When the complete set of NOAA raster charts is downloaded for the West Coast, the names of replaced charts are still displayed, but it appears that they are not currently downloaded. When iNavX zooms in/out on the area that the deleted chart used to cover, it gets very confused and locks up. Again, I reported this about 2 years ago. It is still happening. It’s too bad. Fixing a few problems would make this an excellent application.
Impractical
by Don Quixoti on 2018/10/23 20:55
I really wanted this to work but unfortunately it is not a practical solution. I’m a full time cruiser on a sailboat, we do both coastal voyages and long open ocean passages. I was very excited about this app and dumped way too much money into various electronic charts. With the latest version, the app now runs in the background and constantly uses Location Services. It kills the battery of my iPad forcing frequent recharges, not realistic on a boat. I contacted Support and the only thing they suggest is to force quit the app every time you put down the iPad. That means every time you need a chart, you first have to reopen the app and wait for it to load — which unfortunately takes ~45 seconds with all the charts I have downloaded (on a brand new iPad Pro). Again, not realistic in the real world. Worst of all is the attitude I got from Support. You’d think I was asking for something unreasonable to have a working app after spending $200 bucks on charts. If you’re looking at this app, I would go with Navionics instead until the background Location is fixed.
Best app purchase ever!!!
by Michael8265 on 2017/10/15 15:29
I have had this app for over 5 years, and I have received immense value from the purchase. While it is always best to confirm location with other means, iNav has never failed me. Being able to have redundancy, on both my iPad and iPhone, allows for extra piece of mind. Updating charts is easy. I have traveled extended trips in the Great Lakes and connecting river, including anchoring out using the anchor alarm feature. This app will be a necessity in an upcoming Great Loop trip.
Accurate Precise works with GPS, but not sure of reliability
by derek_ec on 2019/08/05 04:28
For $4.99 I should not complain. But, no Track Up???I mean, c'mon, how difficult is that to implement? Also I lose the chart sometimes and have to redownload. I fear that will happen on the fly when I meed the chart and do not have internet access on the water. So the $4.99 is a waste if I can't rely on it. For now though, it's worked well for coastal and bay cruising to keep me safe from shallows and obstructions. Really dislike North Up only, but I can live with that and hoping they'll come to their senses with a fix.
Recommended by my sailing instructor
by Louuno on 2017/06/28 21:06
This app was initially recommended to me by my first sailing instructor. I cruise often now and bought many other marine nav apps but keep finding myself using iNavX. This app has all the features of my on board chart plotter and is more intuitive in my opinion. Thank you for keeping me safe over many years and creating beautiful memories. If you sail, do yourself a favor and incorporate this app into your regular equipment rotation.
Review
by Nicks chik on 2019/04/23 21:08
Hi I believe if you can use your iPhone or device with this program you can get anywhere like a map, lol well it is a giant water map with detailed information or pictures to adjust where you may be or need to go to. The next program that would be amazing would be a program that can be used without internet, WiFi, or anything that needs satellite interactions. Hope this helps you, much Aloha. Nicho.:)
Use this app often if you work at sea.
by David Marsde on 2018/10/02 11:18
This app was initially recommended to me by my first sailing instructor. I cruise often now and bought many other marine nav apps but keep finding myself using iNavX. This app has all the features of my on board chart plotter and is more intuitive in my opinion. Thank you for keeping me safe and creating beautiful memories. If you sail, do yourself a favor and incorporate this app into your regular equipment rotation.
Frustrating
by EZ Lady on 2018/10/12 14:42
I want to love this app because it provides access to NOAA raster charts. I like the simple interface and obviously the portability, as well as iPad and iPhone support. As a navigation tool it should never interrupt or distract the user with irrelevant information, and unfortunately now it does. I would happily give it five stars if it: 1) removed the pop up ads and “tell us what you think!” surveys. 2) improved chart switching. Right now it takes far too many taps to locate adjacent charts or charts at different scales. You have to slog through the entire chart library to find charts you already have, and the search function doesn’t seem to work with chart numbers. 3) improved lat/lon coordinate entry. Scrolling through every degree/minute second is tedious and should be replaced with direct entry. I want to use this app but find I use Transas iSailor instead...much more complex but more purposefully designed.
Easy and Simple!
by Gungamish on 2019/07/11 15:49
I took my small craft out on the South Channel of the Straits of Mackinac for the first time last week. I was able to plot waypoints and get a heading within minutes. Our party traveled to Mackinac Island, Cheboygan and Bois Blanc Islands all week without a hiccup. We even navigated safely back to our port after the fireworks in a near moonless evening. Best $4.99 I've ever spent! This app, coupled with a handheld marine transceiver allowed me to boat in the Great Lakes with a 19' bow rider!
Very Satisfied
by Side-tracked on 2017/10/14 09:59
We have been using iNavx for years. From the start, found it extremely easy to use and equally helpful. Customized instrument settings provide the info you want balanced w readability and font size. Loaded on both iPad and phone (at Nav station and on deck). It is very simple to touch and drop a WP and to see location on chart; range; bearing; SOG; COG; VMG. Great tool and very intuitive from the start.
Just terrible.
by hsi88 on 2020/02/04 10:03
The least intuitive of any navigation app I have ever used. Forces you to select one chart at a time. And when you get to the edge of that map it just stops. You have to know which map to select next from a list of maps. Like I was using a stack of paper maps. Clunky and archaic. Incredibly frustrating to use. Scrolling along should automatically take you from map to map. Zooming in and out should not require me to select a map. The app has no smarts. For folks that have memorized all the charts I’m sure this is just great. But for me, it is unusable.
Charts are not linked
by Sailor stan on 2018/02/26 23:13
I find that having to load and switch back and forth from chart to chart is not seemless enough. I used "Charts" app on the iPhone 5 but had to go with a new app with the iPhone 7 IOS 11. I recently went to the Bahamas and there were no NOA Charts of any detailed scale. I'll continue to try this out for around the chesapeake bay as it looks like it will work OK for that even thought I have to constantaly change charts manually from one scale to the next.
5 stars!!!
by Leah Bates on 2018/10/02 10:45
Large set of maps for reasonable extra cost (at least as far as marine charts go). The interface and settings options make this app or choice for true navigation. And finally: you can plan your route at home, enter all the waypoints and then have everything handy at sea. Five stars well deserved.
Great App
by johnw12 on 2017/09/02 13:23
Fairly easy to use! I have been using a Furuno chart plotter which is a bear to operate. More time to figure out than time of actual navigation. I like the idea that I can down load and update any chart anytime anywhere. NOAA charts are free! Some of the procedures aren't as intuitive as I would like. I'm of an age where my memory isn't quite so good so would like to see a simple easy to use set of basic instructions. As it is an app on installed on my iPad It reduces the need for a standalone chart plotter and other computer gadgets greatly reducing onboard clutter and frustration. Overall, a great app at a fair price. Customer service is great too!
Okay but not user friendly
by jbuck387 on 2018/08/12 12:31
While the app has a decent number of features the chart function is extremely not intuitive. The fact that every chart must be downloaded separately (around 8 for the Jacksonville, FL area alone), and swapping between charts in small area is difficult at best, is a very significant hindrance to this app. As a long time user of iPad aviation Apps like Foreflight, I expected marina nav apps to be similar. I may switch to Navionics, I've been told they download a more global chart.
Great, but flawed
by mbatosloop on 2017/08/20 00:27
This is a great app for the price. However, managing Chart downloads is extremely inefficient and time consuming. They should give you the option to download only specific regions (i.e. New England, or Florida) and not a whole coasts. They should also allow you to batch delete charts and not have to delete them individually, each with the multiple menu selections just to remove one chart at a time.
The best chart plotter on the market
by Shaun415 on 2020/01/10 15:56
iNavX is the best chart plotter available. I’ve used it for years now and have it with me every time I step aboard. It’s mobile, it’s digital, it’s in my pocket all times. Most importantly it is easy to use, has all the charts I need for all over the world, and really handy features like weather and AIS.
" Good app, very stable - User friendly, no-nonsense. "
by Connor Burto on 2018/10/02 11:18
Stable app. Easy and fast plotting and planning, correcting on the fly, panning and zooming. All you need and more for a fraction of the price of a RayMarine. Add a water tight housing (beware for direct sunlight exposure and subsequent overheating!), and you have your chart plotter at hand in every weather condition. I wouldn't want anything else.
Fantastic app for all sailors
by William Pearcer on 2018/10/02 11:20
I just spent 2 weeks sailing running iNavX. Fantastic apps amazingly easy to use, very comprehensive in planning route, waypoints... very good maps easy to buy ... I have a lot of experience with PC based navigation software, iNavX brings the power of all these applications right at your fingertips ...
The One to Have
by TigarBytes on 2018/11/11 13:08
We have used INavX for 10,000 nm of travel, mostly on the ICW and adjacent waters. Because it used NOAA charts, it works well in part because we always have a paper chart handy just in case. At first, our blue water sailing friend was skeptical, but after two days he agreed that with INavX and an IPad, there is no need for a chart plotter.
Good but not intuitive
by AlasCat on 2019/05/06 03:31
I like the reference to original charts, but I find the interface to be a bit clunky moving between charts and zooming. On the other hand, it’s pretty obvious where the information is coming from compared to some of the other charting apps. This is a good app to have in conjunction to one of the other vector-based charting apps.
Great App!
by kvn_fshr on 2018/11/20 19:51
Really appreciate being able to navigate and confirm my location using this app and my phone or iPad. Makes my travels much safer and efficient. Could be a little better, the pointing of the vessel, it often it shows me aimed in a different direction than I am, however i just use the corse line to make sure it’s aimed where I want to go.
Good: hi-rez maps. Bad: user interface
by JFlo76 on 2020/01/09 17:46
I like how I can download free hi-rez maps without a subscription. What I can’t deal with is the user interface. It’s difficult to download maps, switch between maps, and I don’t know why the + and - symbols on a map attempt to do things other than zoom in/out, which is pretty much a standard convention for map apps. I prefer the UI of Navionics app. It’s way more intuitive.
It USED to work...
by webbwebs on 2017/12/27 19:03
There was a time that this was, hands down, the best app available for iOS. The originator, Richard Ray, worked pretty much non-stop on the app to make sure it was the beat it could be. Sure, there might be an occasional glitch. But it ALWAYS ran and did the job. Today, I can’t even get it to load, without crashing. I even bought a new 256GB iPhone 8, thinking it might help. And it did for a couple of days... until the next “upgrade”. Now I’m back to the same old thing... crash, Crash, CRASH!!!
Like the charts but not the UI
by Om Nom? on 2018/06/28 19:15
I like the charts this app uses but am not at all impressed with the UI. The UI for selecting the appropriate chart is particularly clunky. I find it takes me a number of tries every time to get the gestures right for to create or edit a waypoint. It works well to create routes in another app and import them into inavx. I use Open CPN on a Mac laptop for planning. This works much better for creating routes.
Powerful and easy to use
by er-apple on 2017/08/31 11:49
Purchased on the water with our first boat when the chartplotter stopped working. Had to navigate some skinny bay water and the app performed its job. Since then I continue to use it planning out routes, fishing spots, etc and am very happy with it.
Love this app
by Morgan Wooder on 2018/10/02 10:40
I have received immense value from the purchase. While it is always best to confirm location with other means, iNavx has never failed me. Being able to have redundancy, allows for extra piece of mind. Updating charts is easy. This app will be a necessity in an upcoming Great Loop trip.
Very helpful.
by Ethan Simmon on 2018/10/02 10:37
I have tried a number of the marine navigation aids for phones/tablets but this is by far and away the best. A fully featured solution which provides all the functionality of a plotter minus the radar. Have used this for racing and cruises. iNavX has made it an essential piece of equipment.
Love it!
by Freddie Fincher on 2018/10/02 10:41
I have used iNavx several times now and find it an perfect for my needs, we had detailed planning and voyage info for a fraction of the cost of fully detailed charts, even the most detailed charts are not a patch on this. performs as well as any chart plotter at a fraction of the cost.
Best idea for this application
by Henry Hammon on 2018/10/02 10:40
Purchased on the water with our first boat when the chartplotter stopped working. Had to navigate some skinny bay water and the app performed its job. Since then I continue to use it planning out routes, fishing spots, etc and am very happy with it.
Ridiculously confusing layout.
by Idiots idiot on 2018/01/20 16:10
The charting etc is great. But obtaining the Charts is ridiculously confusing. I have to BUY a chart in order to THEN create an X TRAVERSE ACCOUNT??!? No? Well then maybe tell me why because I see no other way. Also, there IS a MIDDLE of America, and not just USA EAST and USA WEST?? Where are the Upper Mississippi River charts? The instructions are written without prepositions at times, and are told as if you have an outstanding idea of how the Step being describe already works. Does anybody read these back to a buddy or proofread?? I get the glowing reviews, and kudos to you guys who have the benefit of navigating the Coasts, or Bermuda, or the Inlets of Sauagnawaki... I’m not complaining about the capabilities or its usefullness.. it’s getting to that usefulness that’s important.
Great support and continued upgrades
by Freya Marshall on 2018/10/02 10:39
Great for planning as well as a chart plotter, the benefit being you can take it off the boat and use it. Clear graphics and easy to zoom in and out as well as in conjunction with weather and tidal apps.
Drastically down hill
by swm10021 on 2018/10/30 20:07
This used to be an a+ app but unfortunately it has just gotten slower and slower. The latest version running on an iPhone X is unusable. Save your money and get something else.
Don’t leave home without it
by Cappygeelo on 2018/07/08 15:12
Best iPhone/iPad nav app. Easy to use. Powerful. Provides redundancy for you onboard nav or peace of mind when you’re on someone else’s boat. AIS Live overlay option is a game changer. Download your charts and don’t look back.
This is a great app.
by Connor Anderso on 2018/10/02 11:19
The cost of the App + charts + Tablet is less than a chart plotter and is just as good or better. I am a retired Airline Pilot so I know something about Navigation.I have checked the GPS positions against my basic Garmin 128 GPS unit and readouts agree exactly.
Will not work with iPad Pro
by Sailor 261 on 2017/07/25 23:13
I bought the app and corresponding add ons last fall only to find it constantly crashed after less than two minutes. Support has been of no help, as of July 2017 the best they can say is an update is coming "sometime soon". Not good enough. I paid over $100 for the app and add ons necessary to use the app and I have current hardware and it's still unusable 10 months later, ridiculous.
Use it all the time for trip planning, even on sea!
by Elliot Gardne on 2018/10/02 10:38
I have this first in a small boat as the only electronic nav aid, and now in a larger one. It's superb, with an easy to use interface and excellent support. The U.K. Navionics charts are excellent value and very detailed
Just love it.
by Natasha Cooper on 2018/10/02 10:37
I intended to use this app as backup to my plotter. It is so good I have used it as the primary plotter to sail. It's easy to plan on and modify routes and waypoints. I really wonder why plotters are still selling when this App is so much better.
iNavX review.
by Bicaadi on 2019/08/24 21:47
Great program. Full functionality chart plotter in your pocket. Has tides, currents & more. You can add AIS and other features with easy downloading. Easy to set multiple way points to create a course and get Distance & ETA.
Down east cruiser
by master of ussv Alisande on 2019/03/19 21:15
Having used this app from Maine’s midcoast to Eastport I find it accurate and easier to see on my iPad than the presentations on chart plotters costing 30X times more. Plugging in an external battery with a solar panel or running a charging cable out to the nav station allows for extended cruises.
Long time sailor
by Mot Newob on 2019/08/13 15:34
when I started sailing in 1990, we had paper charts, dividers and pencils. That and a compass got me to where I was going. Nowadays, with GPS and the wonderful application NavX has made of electronic charts, I know exactly where it am at a glance. Miraculous! Tom Bowen
Better than my boat’s gps
by Martin X X on 2020/01/16 15:27
My son-in-law brought his I-phone as we were headed west of Tampa Bay for a fishing trip. Your great system marched bottom formations with incredibly excellent accuracy. I became a subscriber I am really pleased with the performance. WOW !
I feel safer using this app!
by Nicholas Bentley on 2018/10/02 10:44
iNavx in combination with Navionics charts have been my favourite navigation app for sailing inshore and offshore. Options like night vision red screen, GRIBs, AIS data and wind data make it a strong supporting tool for safe navigation.
Awful.
by tannerjz34 on 2020/02/14 22:08
If I could give zero stars I would. The description of the app prior to purchasing is so misleading. I work as a commercial waterman and was looking for a Chart plotter to have on my phone, and this was a complete waste of $4.99. Nothing that was described prior to purchasing is available unless you pay hundreds of dollars. I would not recommend this app to my worst enemy. Completely Awful.
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