Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Why aren't Android chartplotters as good as iPhone ones?
On the iPhone I had both the iNavX application and also the Navionics application, and both could do more than just display charts.
In particular iNavX I used on the Arctic Sail could not just calculate VMG and COG but also download and show GRIBs. Navionics requires some add-ins to get the nav features which I haven't purchased, and maybe that's why I preferred the iNavX.
But on the Nexus 5 running Android the options are more limited. There is no iNavX app at all and the Navionics app is restricted, without the navigation options such as VMG.
It seems rather odd - after all Android is currently outselling iOS pretty much everywhere.
Hopefully in the future Android chartplotting apps will improve - but maybe I missed one of them?