Plan & view routes on your iPad, iPhone or iPod with BlueChart Mobile. Easily and wirelessly transfer those routes to your networked chartplotter with a marine Wi-Fi adapter kit (sold separately).
What's New in Version 1.3
- quatix™ support: transfer routes, waypoints and tracks, including virtual starting lines
- GPSMAP® 8xxx support: includes additional waypoint symbol options
- Lists: group routes, waypoints, catches and tracks to organize your data
- Vessel icons: customize your app with a variety of icons
Get Your iPad on Board
Get the same feature-rich and highly accurate BlueChart data available for your chartplotter right on your iPad. View shaded depth contours and inter-tidal zones with spot soundings from home. Plan your trips around marina points of interest and slipways. See weather conditions, temperatures, dewpoints, wind direction/speeds, radar and cloud cover overlaid on the chart data.
BlueChart Mobile gives you the same object-oriented data and seamless chart presentation you’ve come to expect from your networked chartplotter. Interact with the map on your iPad or iPhone by using the radial menu to mark waypoints, establish a destination for your route or learn more about the features on the map. Search through BlueChart services and ActiveCaptain™ marinas for a marine service point and find the phone number, hours of operation, and amenities and services available. With the touch of a finger, view tide station and current prediction information.
When on board, you can use the marine Wi-Fi Adapter kit to connect your iPad to your networked chartplotter and wirelessly transfer your routes, waypoints and tracks between your iPad or iPhone and chartplotter. Once underway, the wireless adapter also lets your iPad “follow the boat” along its route by wirelessly sharing the GPS location from the marine network. This is the most accurate way for passengers to see the boat’s progress and position from anywhere on the boat when the iPad’s assisted-GPS is unavailable.
ActiveCaptain Real-time Content
Use BlueChart Mobile with ActiveCaptain, a web community that provides real-time content generated by mariners. Read and write reviews about marinas, shared local boating knowledge, anchorages and hazards. More than 100,000 boaters write reviews and update the information on ActiveCaptain, with more users joining all the time.