Boating USA by Navionics (iPhone)
Released: Aug 30, 2010
Version: 7.5.1
Size: 62 MB
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Boating USA

The Most Widely Used Boating App! With this app you get the same award-winning detailed charts as GPS plotters because it provides the all-in-one Navionics+ package, which includes Nautical Charts, SonarCharts™, Community Edits and 1 year of Chart Updates. Tracks, Routes, Distance, Markers, Wind Forecasts, Sync my Data, Photos & Videos and Sharing! Also with US Govt. Charts!
Note: all Navionics Boating apps have the same features. The difference between Navionics Boating free version and the other titles is that the free version allows you to experience the app’s functionality before you make the decision to purchase charts.

This app includes all the value of Navionics+, combining three content layers: Nautical Charts, SonarCharts™, Community Edits, plus 1 year of Chart Updates. SonarCharts™ is an HD bathymetry map featuring extraordinary bottom contour detail great for increasing awareness of shallow waters and for locating fishing areas at any depth level. Community Edits are inputs made by users and shared for all to benefit: rocks, wrecks, etc. Refer to the screenshot above for chart coverage area, for more detail and updates check at Once purchased, Navionics charts are downloaded to the device and stored for easy access regardless of connectivity! US Govt. Charts included too! Charts are provided for the coverage area described, you can add additional regions anytime from Menu>Charts & Upgrades.

Record your tracks: instant speed, time, course-over-ground are displayed. Then review them in the Archive, check stats and playback. Create and edit routes based on cruising speed and fuel consumption. Add Markers. Measure distance.

Overlay: Satellite or Terrain. Select Safety Depth and switch to Easy View. Not available on Govt. Charts.

Automatically sync your Tracks, Routes & Markers among all your mobile devices.

Free US Govt. Charts

Access the largest database of marine POI’s available. Search by lat/long or category.

√ Purchase additional coverage anytime! Select more Navionics+ region from a global catalog.
√ Nav Module offers more advanced route planning with ETA, distance to arrival, heading to WP, fuel consumption and more!
√ Autorouting will suggest a course based on your boat settings and chart data.
√ Advanced Map Options gives you even greater control of your map. Highlight Shallow Area, select Depth Shading, filter Depth Contours, adjust shoreline to selected Water Level, view Seabed composition (available for select US HD lakes) and toggle Fishing Mode to locate key fishing areas.
√ SonarCharts™ Live allows you to create an HD bathymetry map in real-time. It uses sonar data either from popular chartplotters connected via NMEA 0183 compatible Wi-Fi routers or from the SonarPhone T-BOX hardware that also enables a fishfinder split-screen with Navionics charts.
Once installed, Nav Module, Autorouting and Advanced Map Options can be used in combination with any purchased chart.

Does not include Bermuda, which can be found on Boating Caribbean & South America. Visit for the lake list.

Raymarine Wi-Fi enabled plotter owners can transfer Routes and Markers, upload sonar logs for improved SonarCharts™ and update their eligible plotter card connecting to Navionics, through this mobile app.
Updates available provided that device is updated with iOS 7.0 or higher. GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Search our apps expressly built for iPad.

What's new in version 7.5.1
- View SonarCharts™ Live, the HD bathymetry map you create in real-time. It uses sonar data either from popular chartplotters/sounders connected via NMEA 0183 compatible Wi-Fi routers or from the SonarPhone T-BOX hardware (learn more within the app from Menu > Charts & Upgrades > Compatible devices).
- With Plotter Sync, if you have a Wi-Fi enabled Raymarine, you can now also transfer Routes and Markers (GPX format).
- When connected to a compatible Wi-Fi router or to the SonarPhone T-BOX, get notified when your sonar logs have been processed and the new SonarCharts™ is available (from Menu > Settings > Sonar Logs Notifications).
- View SonarCharts™ Live for free without the need of purchasing a chart
- Bug fixing and user interface optimizations
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Our verdict: Good
  • ➜ Boating USA is a good, 3.5-star app.
  • ➜ Boating USA is currently ranked #1 in paid Navigation apps for iPhone, as well as #64 in paid Navigation apps for iPad.
  • ➜ It is also the 103rd most popular paid iPhone app (all categories combined).
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