Garmin releases BlueChart Mobile App in iTunes Store

Garmin has released the BlueChart Mobile App in the iTunes Store.

The App will turn your iPad or iPhone with iOS6 or later into a Marine Navigation system. It also gives you the opportunity to let your current Garmin ChartPlotter “work” with your iDevice if you have bought the Garmin Marine Network Wi-Fi Adaptor.

The App is free but if you want any usable maps – they cost money. And only with paid options do you get Tide and Current information.

The BlueChart Mobile App is a direct competitor to Navionics and Jeppesens similar products. Navionics has had a great run – where Jeppesens Plan2Nav has not gotten much attention.

We will be back with a full review and more updates later. Watch this space. In the meantime you can check out the full description on iTunes – Garmin BlueChart Mobile

Garmin launches Wi-Fi Marine Adaptor

Garmin has launched the Marine Wi-Fi Adaptor so you can connect to your GPSMAP with Garmin Marine Network products via WiFi.  The price is $199 with POE (Power Over Ethernet) injector.

The product looks a lot like Ubiquity Pico Station wireless Access-point. The picture at least shows it as a Pico Station M.  So lets see how much different they are in real life.+

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