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#2390546 - 10/30/10 12:13 PM
Navionics lake map app for Droid
hcmpls1 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 331
Loc: St Michael, MN
Has anyone used Navionics lake map app for their Droid? Thoughts? I was thinking for less than $20 it wouldn’t be a bad option for ice fishing but was curious if it really was any better/detailed compared to the lake maps on the DNR website.
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#2390582 - 10/30/10 02:25 PM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: hcmpls1]
LegattoAD Online   content
Sr IceLeaders.com Family

Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 253
Loc: Blaine, MN
I can't imagine it being too much different, but if it's anything like the iPhone version, it's definitely worth the money IMO.

The HD maps beat the snot out of the DNR maps for definition (1 ft. contours), and as far as portability, well... Add in GPS capabilities...

The thing I haven't figured out how to do yet is how to drop a waypoint. "Favorite" spots, yes; Waypoints, no. Otherwise, I'm marking all sorts of different places I want to try out once the ice is good.

You can have my baitcaster when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.
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#2390593 - 10/30/10 03:09 PM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: LegattoAD]
hcmpls1 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 331
Loc: St Michael, MN
Originally Posted By: LegattoAD
The thing I haven't figured out how to do yet is how to drop a waypoint. "Favorite" spots, yes; Waypoints, no. Otherwise, I'm marking all sorts of different places I want to try out once the ice is good.


In the FAQs for the droid version it says it can save up to 99 waypoints per route, and you can create up to 100 routes. Doesn't sound bad for a mobile app.
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#2390609 - 10/30/10 03:45 PM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: hcmpls1]
CAMAN Online   sonar
Sr HSO Family

Registered: 10/26/08
Posts: 3046
Loc: Savage, MN
I've got it for Droid2 and its pretty sweet. I'm sure many of the lakes are dnr based but so far alot of the lakes I fish the most are Nav scanned and 1 foot contours. So far the map portion is better than my Lakemaster chips in both my H2O and Bird sidefinder, especially on the lakes I fish the most. Can't vouch for the accuracy of the gps yet since I just got the app a couple weeks ago, but it seems pretty good around the house.
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#2390611 - 10/30/10 03:49 PM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: hcmpls1]
CAMAN Online   sonar
Sr HSO Family

Registered: 10/26/08
Posts: 3046
Loc: Savage, MN
Originally Posted By: hcmpls1


In the FAQs for the droid version it says it can save up to 99 waypoints per route, and you can create up to 100 routes. Doesn't sound bad for a mobile app.


For me it says you can save an unlimited number of routes.
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#2390688 - 10/30/10 07:06 PM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: CAMAN]
hcmpls1 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 331
Loc: St Michael, MN
Originally Posted By: CAMAN

For me it says you can save an unlimited number of routes.


I haven't downloaded it yet, but that's what it says on their website.
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#2390698 - 10/30/10 07:30 PM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: hcmpls1]
hcmpls1 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 331
Loc: St Michael, MN
Hey Caman, what was the exact one you downloaded? There are a few I am thinking it could be and they don’t give good descriptions of actual states that are included. I don't want to download the wrong one. Thanks
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#2390728 - 10/30/10 08:14 PM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: hcmpls1]
CAMAN Online   sonar
Sr HSO Family

Registered: 10/26/08
Posts: 3046
Loc: Savage, MN
It's called "Lakes - US North" MAKE SURE IT SAYS LAKES

And it says unlimited number of routes in the help section of the app after download. They probably updated the program and didn't update the FAQs.
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#2390747 - 10/30/10 08:48 PM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: CAMAN]
Hardyboy Offline
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Registered: 10/29/10
Posts: 615
Loc: Princeton,MN
I have this on my HTC Droid Incredible and it rocks! GPS is accurate to within a few feet especially when your in the open. It was 12 bucks to download and worth every penny. especially when you consider the chip is 100 bucks. Definately makes sure you download the "lakes" north one. It is way better than DNR maps and as stated above has 1 foot contours and place names on the maps such as for gravel bars and such. For the money its a must have if your an android user.

Just my two cents, if ya dont want an honest answer then dont ask.
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#2390834 - 10/31/10 01:19 AM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: Hardyboy]
DTro Offline
HSO Legacy Member

Registered: 08/19/00
Posts: 18525
Loc: South of the River
I downloaded the app for my DroidX, and next thing you know, I sold my H20 with lakemaster.


Yes, it's worth the $12......no brainer.
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#2390925 - 10/31/10 08:39 AM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: DTro]
CJH Offline
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Registered: 04/26/06
Posts: 2976
Loc: Burnsville, Alexandria
My buddy (MNSnow) bought it and we used it on Lake Kabetogema this August. All I'll say is it was better than my H20/Lakemaster combo, with a bigger, easier to read screen and functionality. Its a great value. Days of the stand alone GPS units are numbered.

Since I picked up a Droid X this week, my H2O may be put on HSOList.com list soon.


Edited by CJH (10/31/10 08:41 AM)

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#2390936 - 10/31/10 08:50 AM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: CJH]
luv2fish Offline
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Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 315
Loc: Woodbury, MN
Dtro - I am thinking of doing the same thing, download the map and sell my H20. It just sounds too good to be true, a $10 app that replaces $300+ of equipment. Is it really that good?
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#2390937 - 10/31/10 08:51 AM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: CJH]
quijibo Offline
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Registered: 11/12/05
Posts: 218
Loc: Littleton, Co
How much memory does it use? I assume that your phones have an 8 gig card like my EVO? It would kind of suck to have to get it again if I filled up my card.
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#2390964 - 10/31/10 09:13 AM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: quijibo]
DTro Offline
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Registered: 08/19/00
Posts: 18525
Loc: South of the River
Remember, you are still dealing with a phone, so you will have to be much gentler on it than a stand alone GPS. grin

But as far as usablity, it blows the H20 out of the water. For example, I can pull up the app (with GPS turned off), and in 5 seconds have the map up and running. The GPS locks on that fast. Try that with your H20 smile


As far as memory, not sure how much it takes, but on the Android marketplace, once you pay for it and download it, you can re-download as often as you want. It's tied to your account, not your phone.
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#2390969 - 10/31/10 09:15 AM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: DTro]
luv2fish Offline
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Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 315
Loc: Woodbury, MN
Wow, I guess the classifieds are gonna be full of H2O's with Lake chips....
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#2390976 - 10/31/10 09:24 AM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: luv2fish]
DTro Offline
HSO Legacy Member

Registered: 08/19/00
Posts: 18525
Loc: South of the River
I did a short review of a few apps here:

http://fishingminnesota.com/top-stories/apply-your-fishing-phone/


The navionics is at about 3:00 of the video.
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#2390992 - 10/31/10 09:49 AM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: DTro]
DrSwiftwater Offline
Jr HSOList.com Family

Registered: 06/05/09
Posts: 17
Loc: East Bethel
I've been in the market for both an android smartphone,
and a newer garmin or lowrance gps for fishing this fall.

I have a feeling this thread just saved me a bunch of $$$.
grin Thanks for the info.

Good things come to those who bait.
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#2390995 - 10/31/10 09:57 AM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: DrSwiftwater]
Ryan_V Offline
Sr HSO Family

Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 2734
Loc: Near Hutch
One thing to remember, I do alot of early ice 4 wheeling ice fishing trips. I have a ram mount for my lowrance. My droid phone is much more expensive to replace. I'm not going to want my phone to take the beating my gps does! If I'm in the truck, that's different, but on a rainy/snowy day, my phone needs to be protected

In Honor and in Memory of "JAKE" the best GSP and best friend I'll ever have. I miss you buddy!! See you when I get there.
4-18-98 to 4-30-08
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#2391003 - 10/31/10 10:09 AM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: Ryan_V]
CAMAN Online   sonar
Sr HSO Family

Registered: 10/26/08
Posts: 3046
Loc: Savage, MN
The Lakes North app is a 3.5meg download and unzips to about 7megs. It has been very well made and thought out to not use a ton of space and doesn't bog the phone down any.
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#2391008 - 10/31/10 10:17 AM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: CAMAN]
DTro Offline
HSO Legacy Member

Registered: 08/19/00
Posts: 18525
Loc: South of the River
A couple of things I would really like to see with the app, is the ability to zoom closer in, and also be able to "pinch zoom" in and out rather than a +/- button.
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#2391070 - 10/31/10 12:23 PM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: DTro]
hcmpls1 Offline
Sr HotSpotOutdoors.com Family

Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 331
Loc: St Michael, MN
Dtro, what size card do you have in your Droid? I'm not sure how far/long a 2GB card will get me. My phone has a 12GB internal memory but I've learned that some apps or components of apps require you to save things to the card vs the phone. I seen different opinions on how much space the Navionics lake map app and maps take up. Do you recommend purchasing a 8GB card?
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#2391102 - 10/31/10 01:40 PM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: hcmpls1]
DTro Offline
HSO Legacy Member

Registered: 08/19/00
Posts: 18525
Loc: South of the River
The DroidX comes with a 16gig card.
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#2391128 - 10/31/10 02:27 PM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: DTro]
Rick Reisewitz Offline
HSOShow.com Family

Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 157
Loc: roseville
I downloaded it 2 weeks ago. It ended up being $14.08. I've only got to use it on a small lake in the cities so far and it did not impress me. It showed none of the structure that i know is in the lake but on most other lakes that i do fish it seems to have better detail.
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#2391143 - 10/31/10 02:55 PM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: Rick Reisewitz]
toughguy Offline
Sr HSO Family

Registered: 10/18/04
Posts: 2880
Loc: Lakeville, MN
Now if you could just plug a transducer into a droid too.
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#2391196 - 10/31/10 04:27 PM
Re: Navionics lake map app for Droid [Re: toughguy]
your_bobbers_down Offline
Jr HSOList.com Family

Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 22
Loc: southern minnesota
This may be a dumb question, but is the app a one time fee or is it a monthly charge?
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