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Handheld GPS?

Postby Nate Baker » April 9th, 2021, 6:32 am

I finally killed my old Garmin GPSMap GPS. Anybody have a recommendation on a replacement?
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Re: Handheld GPS?

Postby gringo sushi » April 9th, 2021, 9:07 am

iNavX on iphone and ipad!

Some years back I decided to buy the best handheld I could find so I could easily jump between boats. Just before I pulled the trigger I heard about iNavX from Keith K. At $50 for the app and another $100 for a waterproof iPad case I got off pretty cheap and couldnt be happier. I also have it on my iphone at no extra cost.

When on my boat the Furuno is my primary, the iPad my secondary, and iPhone would be the "Oh S#!+" 3rd nav backup. When out on the skiff I've got iPad as my main and iPhone as backup.

I understand there are subscription capabilities that enable sharing waypoints between devices, weather/conditions overlays etc but I havent looked into the details because the basic app is good enough for me.

Good luck with getting back in good shape. I hope you were able to get you waypoints off the old device before the breakdown.
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Re: Handheld GPS?

Postby chris oak » April 9th, 2021, 9:45 am

Todd does the inavx have the depth readings built in like navionics west coast chip?
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Re: Handheld GPS?

Postby gringo sushi » April 13th, 2021, 7:49 am

chris oak wrote:Todd does the inavx have the depth readings built in like navionics west coast chip?


I've not checked that out. I mainly use it to mark/find spots I already know to make it easier to move between boats. Seeing the other post about that makes me want to check it out though.
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Re: Handheld GPS?

Postby Steve G » April 13th, 2021, 8:17 pm

I use the Garmin Rino 650, which has radio capabilities and I can load ONX maps onto it. Great on land. I think at sea would be no different with the right maps but as I get older a bigger screen sure would be nicer.
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