Many of you boaters should be familiar with the Navionics Corporation. They are a world leader in marine electronic navigation applications and detailed marine charts. I have previously reviewed a few of their popular charting apps.
They have just launched an In-App Purchase of the Nav Module to enhance it's award winning Navionics iPhone and iPad HD Applications.
The module can be purchased for $1.99 under the Upgrades and Apps section of the menu.
The Nav Module was developed to enhance the routing experience of the Navionics Apps. It provides the user the ability to easily enter routes and analyze distance and heading to the next waypoint.
Additional waypoints can be added to create and save routes. All routes are saved to the Route Archive. Routes can also be reversed so you can track back on the route you just followed.
Waypoints are easily added to the chart by simply tapping on the a location. Continue tapping to add additional waypoints. Hold your finger on a waypoint to adjust it's location or delete it.
A route can be made up of one or several waypoints. Use the crosshair X to select the starting point for your route.
Additional intermediate waypoints can be added to a route by simply tapping the route segment.
You can create up to 99 waypoints per route on the map and save up to 1000 routes.
Banners at the top show you the present leg of the route, the time and distance to the end of the route.
Select GO to follow the route.
Additional route details show your estimated time of arrival, distance to arrival, heading to waypoints and fuel consumption.
To set the cruising speed and fuel consumption, tap on the blue settings in the lower right of the display. You can select between km/h, kts or mph.
Fuel consumption can be selected as either liters or gallons per hour.
Editing can be done underway while receiving real time route data. Routes can also be planned off the water and synced to your other mobile devices.
The Nav Module is a great addition to the Navionics line of apps. Purchasing it for only a couple bucks provides you with many cool features and data. Let me know if you think it is worth it?