SeaNav Charting app. Pocket Mariner developer of the Compass eye app for IPad also has SeaNav a comprehensive navigation app. SeaNav costs $15 but has lots of features and charts.
SeaNav has two versions, SeaNav US which uses NOAA charts and provides complete coverage of USA and Great Lakes. SeaNav UK Charts are derived from material obtained from the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) with their permission and offers complete coverage for UK and Ireland.
SeaNav Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Augmented Reality view
One very interesting feature is the augmented reality view. With this you can hold your iPad in the direction of view and the navigation markers will have notifications.
From the developer; “Our unique AR view mode allows you to view buoys, lights, ships, waypoints and track overlaid on your iPhone or iPad live camera view. With “AR LockOn” you can select a target on the chart and then be guided to it in the AR camera view”.
SeaNav Charting app, Manufacturers Description
Explore, Plan and Navigate your boating trips in real time and outstanding high-resolution with the latest NOAA ENC Digital Vector Marine charts covering the whole of the USA and Great Lakes.
– Price includes all US Coastal and Great Lakes Charts. – Vector charts – buoys, lights etc. are tappable and have bearing and distance. – Seamless fast panning and zooming across charts. – Live Augmented Reality camera view. – Route Planning and real time tracking with Waypoints, SOG, COG, ETA etc. included. – North up and course up displays. – Charts downloaded and stored on device so they work offline too. – Route export, import and sharing. – Live AIS Ship positions overlaid from Boat Beacon. – Configurable layers; buoys, lights, depths, rocks, wrecks, anchorage areas, etc. – Automatic free chart updates.
SeaNav works in high-resolution on both your iPad and iPhone without having to buy an additional HD version.
“Love the look and feel of the charts. Easy to read. Zoom in and out makes my onboard Raymarine software/equipment a relic. Use in conjunction with Boat Beacon (app). This will give you real time AIS!” 5* App Store Review
For the technically minded read the Panbo review SeaNav In conjunction with the Pebble Smartwatch