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make your smart phone a chart plotter

Postby -Jake- » Jul Mon 08, 2013 5:41 pm

I wanted to let everyone know of a sweet app I downloaded for my Samsung S4 last week. I was looking at the Lowrance and Humminbird chart plotters but couldn't stomach the $600-$800 price tag. So I started looking for an alternative and turned to my smart phone. There is an app called Navionics for $9.99.

I downloaded it and thought for $10 it was worth the gamble. Well it didn't disappoint! I am so glad I didn't cough up the $$$ for the dedicated chart plotters! It is literally the same maps you pay $100 for for the fancy chart plotters.

What if you lose signal you ask? You download the maps while in a service area (or on WiFi) then all you need is a clear view of the sky (for the GPS satellites).

I am not affiliated with Navionics I just wanted to share my good experience.
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Re: make your smart phone a chart plotter

Postby Yooper » Jul Mon 08, 2013 6:11 pm

A really cool app for sure. Seen it a few times with inferno out on the ice.

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Re: make your smart phone a chart plotter

Postby Frenchman83 » Jul Mon 08, 2013 6:46 pm

It is a great app. Will definitely be getting it for next ice season.

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Re: make your smart phone a chart plotter

Postby Felix » Jul Mon 08, 2013 7:27 pm

yep I use it specifically for ice fishing. Have to be careful it will drain ur battery if you leave it running but I pop it on and off to get my bearings plus you can make and label hot spots.
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Re: make your smart phone a chart plotter

Postby infernoxd45 » Jul Mon 08, 2013 7:34 pm

Love the app!! I've used it the last two ice seasons.. :coolth definitely worth the money!!


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Re: make your smart phone a chart plotter

Postby topwaterbass » Jul Mon 08, 2013 7:40 pm

Gonna have to get that also!
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Re: make your smart phone a chart plotter

Postby bubbagill » Jul Mon 08, 2013 8:29 pm

i have fished with a buddy we used it icefishing and were impressed. all these cool apps are makin me think about upgradeing the ole 1995 flip phone i got lol.
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Re: make your smart phone a chart plotter

Postby topwaterbass » Jul Mon 08, 2013 8:34 pm

bubbagill wrote:i have fished with a buddy we used it icefishing and were impressed. all these cool apps are makin me think about upgradeing the ole 1995 flip phone i got lol.

I got a bag phone you can use :clown
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Re: make your smart phone a chart plotter

Postby Frenchman83 » Jul Mon 08, 2013 8:39 pm

One thing to watch is that it does not have a lot of the smaller waters.

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Re: make your smart phone a chart plotter

Postby bubbagill » Jul Mon 08, 2013 8:40 pm

you know whats funny george my kids say my phone looks like the ones they used in the a team shows. thats funny bout forgot about them old bag phones lol.
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