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Iam looking for a navonics app. I am looking for opinions on what you guys use.
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Re: [icejunkie] Navonics In reply to
https://webapp.navionics.com/...g@9&key=%7BxbtFnuteT

this is free, book mark it. any lake you want

click on top tool bar to learn and buy app
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icejunkie wrote:
Iam looking for a navonics app. I am looking for opinions on what you guys use.
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For your phone or your computer? I use the Navionics Boating HD Marines & Lakes on my android phone with great success on the ice. The app has an annual subscription cost of $4.99/year.


I also have the Navionics SD Card in my boat sonar. It costs $200 to buy (I got mine on sale for $170) and then an annual subscription cost of $100.


I don't have a need for it on my computer.

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Depends on where you fish. We have 2 Navonics and Lakemaster. Happy with both for where we fish. You can go to each site and get a demo. But depending on where you fish one has better info meaning contours, features, submerged structures etc then other. All depends on where you fish with map chips.


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you won't believe this but my old SD card was over 3 yrs old had not been renewed
was looking at their site and found a new card for $49 and one year subscription
when it came it was like my other card but better with all the updates . so now I have two Navionics SD Cards, and a lake master plus card which works better with my humminbird fish finder
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I found a half-price SD card online for my handheld Garmin GPS. When it came, I discovered that it was an illegal pirated copy. No wonder it was cheap. It also didn't work properly. Lesson learned. I would NOT have ordered it if I had known it was pirated.



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I can't speak to the other brands because I only have the Navionics chip. But what I can tell you from my own experience is that the subscription gets you updates as often as you like during your subscription time frame. And the updates will include mapping contours from users who take the time to record their wanderings on bodies of water with no data, send that wandering data to Navionics, and see it published in future updates to subscribers.


I few years back, my Navionics data did not contain ANY contour data for Pineview. This year there are contour lines showing up for some areas of Pineview that didn't exist 2 or 3 years ago. The subscriber users are building up that data base slowly, but surely. I would guess that the other brands have similar programs in place. I am finding fewer places each year that I fish that don't show increased contour data. And that's a good thing regardless of which brand you use.

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Bob Hicks, from Utah
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“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Seuss
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I few years back, my Navionics data did not contain ANY contour data for Pineview. This year there are contour lines showing up for some areas of Pineview that didn't exist 2 or 3 years ago. The subscriber users are building up that data base slowly, but surely. I would guess that the other brands have similar programs in place. I am finding fewer places each year that I fish that don't show increased contour data. And that's a good thing regardless of which brand you use.

Hey Bob, have you found that to be true on Willard, that subscribers are adding contour lines to that data base?


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Re: [wiperhunter2] Navonics In reply to
Yes. On the Navionics site they are showing better contours for areas around Willard.

If you go on their site there is a map that you can zoom in and look around at what they have for each body of water.
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There are some contour lines showing up on Willard using my phone app, but not as many as I saw on Pineview. Most are along the east side and the south end south of the South Marina. The middle isn't showing anything. But then again, there isn't a whole lot of variance in depth out in the middle. I'll look for it when I next get out there with the latest upgrade from Navionics to my boat chip.


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Here are some screen shots of what they are showing for Willard.
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Here is a link that will get you to the map so that you can check it out.
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Looks like you forgot the link, thanks for the screen shots.


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http://webapp.navionics.com/...@10&key=ixq%7BFbgakT

zoom in or out
you may need to click on charts lower left
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Thanks Robert


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I use the Navionics boating App on my phone. I have been useing that soley for ice fishing the last three years. This year I updated it and all the contours changed. Specifically a certain spot I fished at pineview showed a countour change before and that's why we fished there. Now after the update there's no contour change. They must have told the fish too because they weren't there this year either.

also you have to ignore the depths that it says on it. I had never fished from the North east boat ramp at Mantua before. The app shows a big hole just south of the boat ramp. The app says 30+ ft deep. The helix says 11 ft. I moved around a bunch and couldn't get any big variance to prove there was a hole there. So I can't really say how accurate it is. But one thing I do like about it is you can mark your spot and go there again next time. That's the biggest deal for me.

I am up in Farr West. If you'd like to see the app I'd gladly show it to you. Even with the changing contours I still like it alot and think it's worth paying for.

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Here are some screen shots of what they are showing for Willard.
My phone app doesn't show that much detail and it is less than 2 months old and up to date. Maybe I'll see that much detail when I upgrade my boat chip in a week or so. It's possible that Pineview and Mantua will be much more detailed on the boat chip as well. Thanks for the pictures. 👍

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“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Seuss
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Those Willard contour lines don't jive at all with what I think I know about Willard. One of us is wrong.



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dubob wrote:
a_bow_nut wrote:
Here are some screen shots of what they are showing for Willard.
My phone app doesn't show that much detail and it is less than 2 months old and up to date. Maybe I'll see that much detail when I upgrade my boat chip in a week or so. It's possible that Pineview and Mantua will be much more detailed on the boat chip as well. Thanks for the pictures. 👍

There are two modes you can look at. Make sure you look at the sonarchart That will have the contours people are uploading to the webapp and the phone if you have a subscription.

Lakes that don't have the traffic others do won't have anything.

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Those Willard contour lines don't jive at all with what I think I know about Willard. One of us is wrong.
I think the reason it does not look right is because it has limited data and the ap assumes that when there is a high spot or shallow spot, that it is an island instead of a point or underwater road. If someone recorded data between that one island that isn't there and the shore, you would be able to see that it is a shallow point, not an island. Now of course the island that is North from the South marina is there but it isn't round like it shows it is oblong.


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There are two modes you can look at. Make sure you look at the sonarchart That will have the contours people are uploading to the webapp and the phone if you have a subscription.
Thanks for the reminder; already there. And actually, there are three modes: Govt, Navionics, & SonarChart. Mine is defaulted to SonarChart.

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Bob Hicks, from Utah
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“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Seuss
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The chart does not show the inlet channel going North West straight out from the south marina. Its not as I have seen on my striker 4. and hummingbird finderfs.
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It looks to me to be going NW. The Island is more due North but IMO the channel look to be about right.


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I was curious about the phone app. Can you downloaded information on certain lakes and then be able to use it offline? Or do you have to have cell service in order use the app? Also on the phone app., is the detail good enough to be able to use it while fishing? I'm thinking about using my sonar and my cellphone together.
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Wells wrote:
I was curious about the phone app. Can you downloaded information on certain lakes and then be able to use it offline? Or do you have to have cell service in order use the app? Also on the phone app., is the detail good enough to be able to use it while fishing? I'm thinking about using my sonar and my cellphone together.
You can download a section and use that section offline. However, once you download it to your phone it is stored on your phone forever as there is no way to remove the downloaded section from within the app itself. I've already told Navionics how very thoughtless and stupid that is to no avail. However, I was able to work around it and actually remove the downloads using my phones file management system.


The detail is very usable for fishing. I use it 100% while ice fishing. In fact, that's why I have it on my phone. However, I would NOT use it in lieu of the GPS function of my boat's Sonar/GPS unit (Lowrance Elite 7 Ti). But for ice fishing - for me - my phone app is just fine.

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Bob Hicks, from Utah
I'm 76 years young and going as hard as I can for as long as I can.
“Free men don't ask permission to bear arms.” - Glen Aldrich
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Seuss