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Navionics Ski App

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Looking at getting the Navionics Ski App anyone familiar with it and use it?

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I have it. Not worth the money. Skitrax or cyclemeter are both way better.
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JohnJ80 since you don't like the Navioncs APP what is wrong with it? please give me some examples?
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Originally Posted by jnoel View Post

JohnJ80 since you don't like the Navioncs APP what is wrong with it? please give me some examples?

It's just really awkward to use.  It doesn't cut it as a trail map and it's not great at all as an activity tracker.  If you want to keep track of vertical and where you've been, then SkiTrax or CycleMeter/Runmeter are great.  If you want to have a trail map that ties into GPS then there are several apps that are pretty good including RealSKi, iTrailmap 3D, and others.

 

Hope that helps.

 

J.

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Originally Posted by JohnJ80 View Post

It's just really awkward to use.  It doesn't cut it as a trail map and it's not great at all as an activity tracker.  If you want to keep track of vertical and where you've been, then SkiTrax or CycleMeter/Runmeter are great.  If you want to have a trail map that ties into GPS then there are several apps that are pretty good including RealSKi, iTrailmap 3D, and others.

 

Hope that helps.

 

J.

 

 

Agreed, awkward.

 

 

From this thread:

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/116408/free-navionics-app

 

 

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Originally Posted by Cirquerider

 

I downloaded this, and am still figuring it out.  So far it looks like the app was developed for marine navigation and may show maps and track for ski slopes.   I'll be the first here to admit, I don't get it.  Maybe someone can help?

 

 

That about sums it up for me also!

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I'd say that's an accurate assessment.  I have the Navionics apps for marine nav and they are good; but that's a very, very different problem (two dimensional for starters).

 

I can't imagine trying to futz with this app while standing on a the mountain in wind and cold and trying to get it to work.  It is fun to figure out some of the mountain specifics while you are sitting around at home though.  

 

J.

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I downloaded this app in December and have had great success compared to what I was using before. The new release was great, the ability to find your way down the mountain with the route function by rail type looks great (not that I have skied a mountain where I needed it yet) Playback on my iPad with all the details replaces two other apps that I using.
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Was just searching the forums for tracking apps.  Thought I'd post here instead of starting new one.  It seems like the newest Navionics release solves most (all?) of the problems reported previously in this thread.  Some of the display options are pretty useful and well designed now too....

 

 

 

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Navionics just released an update 5.2 check out this app is getting better and better

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Yeah, definelty getting better!  New web app accessible through their site that shows all the ski maps.  Plus easy export to Google Maps.  And if you like playing with Google Earth you can do some cool stuff with the exported data.  Here is my past 4 days of tracking with a night view.....

 

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