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Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

14 Responses

  1. GPSNavX says:

    Just a point of clarification, once the Navionics or CHS charts are downloaded from X-Traverse onto a device, they may used without any expiration limits. The X-Traverse term of 1 or 2 years is the period the user has after activating the charts to download the charts. Of course with the x-traverse subscription comes the ability to transfer waypoints, tracks, and GRIB weather forecasts in addition to chart downloading.

  2. Thomas Petersen says:

    Currently in the ITunes Store, only the Easy Coast is $5. All the others are at the original prices ($49.95). I am not sure if this will change.
    Also, I have been using the IPhone version since its beginning. I purchased the Western US apps as well as the original viewer. I updated to Version 2 yesterday. The original viewer is updated, but the app that is for the Western US did not update.
    I sent an -mail to Navionics to find out if the upgrade was suposed to upgrade the existing apps or if we have to pay again.

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Thomas, All the regions will get updated to the 2.0 viewer and sale pricing, but apparently it’s hard to say when because each has to go through Apple’s validation process. I’ve had the East Coast region for a while, and it got updated to 2.0 last night, so I think your’s will too, once West Coast 2.0 releases.

  4. I have been using INavx on my IPHONE for 3 months now and love it.
    The other night I was anchored in Eatons Neck and it really started to blow hard.
    From the comfort of my bunk I opened my iphone to make sure I was not dragging.
    How cool.

  5. Collin says:

    Many kudos to Navionics for offering this temporary reduced pricing on their charts. I was left with a bad taste in my mouth when I paid full price for the early version of their 16XG US East Coast Charts, only to find they were incompatible with iNavX2 due to restrictions imposed by Apple. I think they have found a fair way to make things right, and now my mouth is minty fresh!

  6. GPSNavX says:

    The same new low Navionics pricing also applies to the Navionics charts available for iNavX at http://www.x-traverse.com
    As the new pricing comes online, the Navionics prices will be updated at http://www.x-traverse.com

  7. AaronH says:

    Just downloaded the app, it’s a fantastic tool for planning at home, and you can never have enough backups on the water.
    It appears as though the pricing has been updated for almost all map regions now. It’s nice to see a manufacturer pushing technology forward, even if it means reduced profits in the short term.

  8. terry says:

    The Navionics offering is just amazing value package. Get charts for BC in an adequate viewer. The vector charts are so much more usable than the chs raster charts. The navigation aids resize so even at small scale they are viewable.

  9. Bob Hinden says:

    How does iNavX compare with the Navionics 2.0 program? I am considering getting one of them.

  10. GPSNavX says:

    iNavX offers several features not found on the Navionics app. They include the ability to upload/download user named waypoints and track log (GPX and KML), GRIB weather forecasts, access to 1000’s of charts from: NOAA, CHS, Navionics, NV.Verlag, Solteknik and TRAK maps, NMEA via TCP/IP including AIS target plotting, True and Magnetic bearings, real-time navigation to a waypoint (bearing, distance, cross track error, estimated time).
    More here:

  11. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    I’ve got iNavX, Navionics Mobile 2.0, and Navimatics all running on a borrowed iPhone now, and will produce a screen shot slide show later this week. So far, though, my impression above remains the same: iNavX is better at navigation, and supports an amazing portfolio of charts via X-Traverse, but Navionics is doing some great stuff with chart information. For instance, if you tap on a marina, you can then call its phone # with just one more button tap. And the included Navionics tide and current app is fabulous.

  12. navionics says:

    Ben, just a quick update on the Navionics Mobile special promotion… we’ve put the special promotional pricing on ALL our apps so while you’re waiting for your region to become available in the new 2.0 version, you can enjoy the crazy low prices now! There are now several 2.0 apps already available… more coming soon.

  13. rickp says:

    The Navionics 2.0 software is a great step forward over the previous (1.6). Far faster re-draw, with google-maps style partial redrew for speed.
    The representation of tides is great too – I like the ability to scroll along the graph rather than having to select a day at a time.
    All in all, great progress and I hope they roll out the European versions sooner rather than later!

  14. Navionics says:

    Most of Navionics Mobile regions are now available in the new 2.0 version on iTunes, European regions too. Updates are free!

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