FAQs Marine&Lakes - Android phone

A. No, app titles cannot be merged, nor can existing coverage be transferred between app titles.  

A. No. Navionics apps for iPhone/iPad are specifically designed to work for devices with iOS. Navionics also develops apps designed for the Android OS. 

A. No. You can only search the following categories: Articles, Marina, Marine & Outdoor Shop, Marine Repair, Boat Dealer and Builder, Waterfront Restaurant, Tides, Currents and Lake (where available). You can also search for a point entering Lat/Long.
A. Navionics recommends using a WiFi or 3G connection to download portions of map. To download a portion of map on your Android, select Download Map in the Main Menu. Use the pins that appear on the screen to displace on the map and select a portion of map you wish to download. Downloaded Maps appear highlighted on the planisphere and are permanently stored on your Android.
A. No. The app can not interface with AIS, nor with any other external boat equipment.
A. Navionics award winning cartography provides the most comprehensive marine and recreational port data available, the best available accuracy, the best quality and most detail, seamless vector charts providing clear, uncluttered detail at every zoom level, opposed to raster charts which present a single image of a scanned paper chart. Mobile applications are specifically designed to run on mobile smartphones.
A. A. Out of WiFi, you can download small portions of map with a data connection (such as 3G or 2G) by panning and zooming on the area of your interest, or using the 'Download map' feature in the Main Menu. This process could take some time depending on your connection speed, and you might be charged extra by your mobile carrier for the amount of data you download.
A. The Tracks, Routes, Markers and Pictures you share can be easily overlayain in Google Earth or Google Maps, geotagged to their GPS position. Your friends back at home can track your adventures on their PC.
A. Navionics charts are based on official Hydrographic Services' charts. Symbols used in these charts are usually explained in the relevant Hydrographic Services websites.
A. The App only allows to download maps in the area covered by the app you bought. Covered areas are shown in screenshots provided in the Google Play Store and in the Navionics website.
A. Yes, you can download it also by 3G, even if the download speed will be lower. Please note that you might be charged extra by your mobile carrier depending on the amount of data you download.
A. The small number is the decimal part of the bigger number. For example: If in "Menu" the user has selected "Meters", then the number 108 means 10 superscript 8 Meters (or feet or fathoms, depending on what unit of measure the user selected).
A. After you have created a route/marker/track, center the cross hair on it and tap on"?"
1) you will then see the route/marker/track listed; select the obect you want to rename;
2) you will see the object details and the default name at the top: "Route/Marker/Track 001";
3) tap in the name area for the keyboard to display and edit the name;
4) press SAVE
A. There is no extra charge if you download a map included in the area covered by the app you purchased. You are only required to pay once, at the time of downloading the app from the Google Play Store.
A. Navionics encourages users of all its products to submit feedback regarding any discrepancies that may be found to ensure that our products are the best and most accurate available. Your feedback counts! Help us make our products even better. You can fill in a Discrepancy Report from our website: http://www.navionics.com/ReportProblem.asp. The report is automatically sent to our Quality Department.
A. Yes. Use the cross hair to target your GPS indicator, tap "?", select Add to Favorites. Press Add to complete the process and to return to the map. Please note that your current position and the marker might not coincide since you have targeted your GPS indicator manually.
A. If you access the Google play Store directly from your device you will only be shown a single option as far as the right Navionics app. Should you download Navionics mobile app directly from your PC you will see both Navionics apps (those designed for handset devices and those designed for tablets). Given that tablets and smartphones are usually easily distinguishable in terms of the presence of phoning capabilities (generally available only on smartphones), you can use the following guidelines to make sure you are purchasing the right Navionics Mobile App. HD Mobile apps will run and operate correctly exclusively on devices having a screen of 8 inches or bigger. All devices with a screen smaller than 7 inches are to be considered as smartphones and thus will require Navionics mobile apps specifically designed for handset devices. If the screen size of your device is 7 inches check with us at mobile@navionics.com or with your device producer.
A. No. Even if Ice Cream Sandwich operates both on smartphones and on tablets, HD Navionics mobile apps are exclusively designed for Android tablets.
A. Registering with Navionics is optional, easy, free, and beneficial. It is confirmed with an email and you gain access to: a) Community Edits, a rich layer of information where you can view or contribute yourself b) Backup - Markers, Routes and Tracks on Navionics server c) Sync my data - automactically sync Markers, Routes & Tracks across all your devices (phone, tablet) via Navionics server. d) Review articles in Magazines & Guides The same registration details can be used to access the Navionics ChartInstaller through our website www.navionics.com
A. The App is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish. By default the App is in the language set in your Android's Settings menu.
A. No, the Navionics App can not be moved to the SD of the device.
A. Yes, you can. Enter the Google play Store directly from your smartphone and search Astro File Manager. This is a free app that will enable you to do a back up of any of your Apps. Please note that this will not perform any backup of your application data (tracks, routes, markers, photos); you can do a back up only of the apk file. However, using the "Sync my data feature" you have the possibility to back up your Routes and Markers on the Navionics server and on any device compatible with this feature.
A. Registering with Navionics is optional, easy, free and beneficial. It is confirmed with an email and you gain access to: a) Community Edits, a rich layer of information where you can view or contribute yourself b) Backup - Markers, Routes and Tracks on Navionics server c) Sync my data - automactically sync Markers, Routes & Tracks across all your devices (phone, tablet) via Navionics server. The same registration details can be used to access the Navionics ChartInstaller through our website www.navionics.com
A. You can activate Map Overlay from Settings. You have four map overlay options: "Map" shows Navionics maps with Google Maps overlay, "Satellite" shows Navionics maps with Google overlay, "Bing" shows Navionics maps with Google Satellite overlay, "Terrain" shows Navionics maps with Open Street Map overlay.
A. No, apps cannot be uploaded from the phone to a PC, but you can re-download the app from the Google play Store an unlimited amount of times. Please be aware that you will only be able to download your previously purchased apps if you are still using the same Google account that you initially purchased the app with.
A. No, only a back up of the apk file can be done. You cannot do a back up of User data. However, using the "Sync my data feature" you have the possibility to back up your Routes and Markers on the Navionics server and on any device compatible with this feature.
A. Enter the Settings section in the app Menu. By turning the Community Layer ON you can add, edit and delete chart objects.
To edit the map, follow these simple steps:
1) Tap the map on the spot where you wish add an object;
2) Tap on "Edit Map";
3) Choose the appropriate major category and subcategory your object falls in from the available options;
4) Fill in the fields;
5) A check box is offered where you can choose to add your object on your GPS position, or on the spot you tapped, and then tap "Add".
To edit, move or delete an object, follow these simple steps:
1) Tap the object on the map;
2) Scroll down to "Edit your Map";
3) Select it from the list;
4) Choose "Edit" to change information regarding an object, "Delete" to delete an object, and "Move" to relocate an object directly on the chart using the provided tools.
A. To access the satellite imagery options you need to connect to 3G, WiFi or cellular coverage.
A. If you don't have enough space in your phone to download the Navionics Mobile apps, the phone will notify you of this. You will need to free space in your phone.
A. Wind&Tides is a feature, allowing instant access to sun and moon phases, wind forecasts, tides and currents, referred to your main locations of interest. Check the HELP file in the App's Settings for instructions on how to set up your "Wind & Tides" lists of favorite locations.
A. Once you have downloaded Navionics Mobile applications to your Android, they are resident on your device and are a reliable tool to access charts even when not in cell range. On the contrary, overlay options need a connection.
A. It can happen if the connection is interrupted or unstable. Just re-download on top of the greyed squares, the area should download correctly.
A. The Navionics Mobile app size may vary between 25MB and 44MB and is stored in the application internal memory of your Android Device. On the other side, the detailed maps can take up several GB depending on the areas you download. The downloaded charts are stored in the internal memory (in some cases to the SD memory) of your device. We recommend checking to see if you have enough space on your Android device internal memory (and SD) before proceeding with the purchase/download.
A. Magazines & Guides offer articles from the most popular magazines in the boating and fishing industry. You can download articles for free, read and store them in your App.
A. In most Android devices, location technology is built into the device. Your approximate location is determined using available information from cellular network data (when the device has a SIM card) and GPS signal (GPS is not available in all locations).
A. GPS signals may be weak if you are indoors or in a covered area. If you are exposed to a clear sky and are still not able to receive a GPS signal, please make sure that you have GPS Satellites enabled on your phone. To do this, simply follow these steps: 1. Go to Android "Settings" menu (not Navionics Mobile app settings)
2. Settings > Location & Security > Use GPS Satellites > Check off box.
A. To download the Navionics Mobile app to your Android device, you must meet the following criteria: 1. You must be running an operating system of 2.3.3 or higher. 2. You must have enough space on your device internal memory. The app itself may vary between 25MB and 44MB after installation, but the base maps you download at first application start are typically 10 -20 MB. Detailed charts can take up to several Gigabytes on the device's internal memory (or SD memory). 3. You must have a credit card and a Google Checkout account set up. 4. You must have a strong Wi-Fi connection to download the app to the Android device.
A. Battery life significantly decreases when using the GPS. Anyway, the exact battery life depends on many factors, such as: model, type of usage, connection used, etc.
A. In areas where GPS signal is poor or absent, recorded Tracks appear as a dotted line. This means that the GPS signal has little or no strength.
A. The Navionics apps are made of two parts: apps and charts. The app downloads from the Android market to your internal device's memory. The charts download from the Navionics server to the device internal memory (in some cases to the SD memory) at the first access to the app. We recommend checking to see if you have enough space on your Android device internal memory (and SD) before proceeding with the purchase/download.
A. To download forecasts you need an internet connection. The app downloads forecasts for 72 hours. Once downloaded, forecasts will be available even out of connection. Source for wind forecasts is NOAA and information is updated by NOAA every 6 hours. We plan on implementing real time data relating to wind in the near future.
A. Under a connection your additions, changes or deletions to the Community Layer are automatically stored in the Navionics server and shared with the community. In absence of a connection, your additions, changes and deletions to the Community Layer are
A. The Android smartphones calculate your position using their internal GPS, as well as any additional available signals (i.e. cell signals) The Navionics Mobile app does not require cell signals to function. Only a GPS signal is required to determine your location.
A. GPS signals may be weak if you are indoors or in a covered area. If you are exposed to a clear sky and are still not able to receive a GPS signal, please make sure that you have GPS Satellites enabled on your phone. To do this, simply follow these steps: 1. Go to Android "Settings" menu (not Navionics Mobile app settings)
2. Settings > Location & Security > Use GPS Satellites > Check off box.
A. It depends on the connection you have, but it can be almost immediate.
A. You must have Google Earth installed to view .kmz files. Once installed, you can click on the .kmz file and it will then appear in Google Earth or Google Maps in the exact location that the picture was captured or the Route, Track or Marker was created.
A. Yes. You can create an unlimited number of waypoints on each single route.
A. For the moment, users' contributions will be stored in the Community Layer. In time, Navionics may verify user's contributions and decide to implement them in official charts.
A. An internet connection is only needed to download Navionics Mobile to your Android device. Once downloaded, the map resides on the Android tablet allowing you to view Navionics Mobile Charts with the tablet's internal GPS (if available)
A. Yes. To edit your Route, click the "Undo" button which appears when Waypoints are being added.
A. Users' additions, changes and deletions are viewable to all users using Navionics Marine & Lakes Mobile apps.
A. The first time you access the Navionics app for Android, the Google play Store requires you confirm your account details. For this you will need to be connected to the internet.
A. World-wide marine data from Navionics Gold, and US and Canadian lake maps from Navionics HotMaps Premium have been optimized to perform on Android.
A. Yes. Tapping the TRACK button starts the track recording. Tapping it again stops the recording. Another tap and the TRACK starts recording again, or you have the option to delete the previously recorded track. Starting from 2.2 version you also have the option to save your track. For further instructions click on Menu/HELP.
A. This procedure has been introduced, in order to help Navionics in carrying out the important work of crafting a high-quality resource while maintaining the security and the reliability of the data. Registration details, are of course, treated with maxi
A. Satellite imagery is overlain only on land and not on water providing full visibility of the Navionics navigational charts (safety depths, depth contours, spot soundings, text, etc.). This combines the value of the Navionics navigational charts on the water with the value of the satellite imagery on land, on the same screen.
A. Navionics Mobile Charts are not intended to replace fully functional chartplotters; however they are an excellent reference tool or compliment to your onboard electronics. You can find your position, seamlessly pan and zoom on the map, query chart objects, search marinas, locate boat ramps, wrecks and anchorages, view tides and currents with graphic display, measure distance from point-to-point and from home marker or current position to target waypoint with speed and distance values shown in miles, Nautical miles or Kilometers. You can view Latitude and Longitude, detailed object information accessible by category, and user-selectable shaded depth contours allowing users to distinguish safe waters at a glance with depth units set to user's preference in Feet, Meters or Fathoms, and so much more. With every update, which are frequent, new features are added.
A. To check for available updates, you have to visit the DOWNLOAD section of the Store and check for the available updates. Once the update is installed the status will change form "Update Available" to "Installed".
A. Yes. Selecting "Settings" in the Navionics Mobile application, and then selecting "Help", you will find a brief multilingual guide.
A. All sales are final. Once the Navionics application is downloaded, you cannot cancel or withdraw it. Navionics may stop releasing updates for a certain app without cause at any time. In addition, your license to the software may, at Navionics' discretion, expire when new versions of the software are released.
A. Yes, simply tap on the camera icon in the top left corner of your map screen.
A. Yes. You can learn much more about Navionics Mobile apps on our YouTube Channel. Click here for our video library.
A. Yes, you can call any Marina or "Point of Interest" by tapping the POI icon and tapping on the telephone number provided.
A. There are different reasons why you may not see our apps in the Google play Store on your phone:
1) If you are using a Beta OS version, Google will block paid apps;
2) If the phone is rooted (jailbroken), Google will block rooting of protected apps; 3) If you have recently done a factory reset on your device, the app may take several days or weeks to re-appear on the Google play Store.
In all of the cases, it is out of Navionics control to remedy the problem.
Please verify such info within the Market on your PC: Click here for the Android Market
A. If you have an active Facebook/Twitter or email account you can login to connect to it and share your Tracks, Routes and Markers from your Mobile application. Access Track/Route/Marker info by targeting it on the map with the cross hair and then tapping "?", or by searching it among your Favorites. Once you have selected the obect you want to share just tap on the Share tab. Be sure your facebook/twitter/email is set up in the settings section of the app so it doesn't send you out.
A. A screenshot of the coverage is provided in the Google play Store page referring to the App. Google will allow you to obtain a refund within 15 minutes of the purchase of an app. You may only return an app once; if you purchase the same app a second time, you are not able to obtain a refund.
A. No. Navionics Mobile is designed for viewing coastal marine areas and lakes. Most Navionics Mobile applications do include roads and highways, but they are only for reference.
A. The electronic chart is an aid to navigation designed to facilitate the use of authorized government charts, not to replace them. Only official government charts and notices to mariners contain all information needed for the safety of navigation, and as always, the captain is responsible for their prudent use.
A. The "Sync My Data" feature allows users to automatically backup Routes, Tracks, Markers, and Photo's on the Navionics Server. Also, if you have more than one mobile device using an app compatible with this feature, you can transfer all your Routes, Tracks, Markers and Photo's among the devices just by logging into your account.
A. When you overwrite an old version with an updated version, Markers, Routes and Tracks are maintained in the new version.
A. They are all stored in the Android's memory. Markers and Routes are stored in the application data (a reserved memory which can only be accessed by the application, and thus not accessible to the user). Tracks are stored in the device memory.
A. Navionics Mobile is Navionics' electronic cartography product designed specifically for use on smartphones and tablets. However, Navionics provides two separate versions of mobile apps - one compatible with Android smartphones and the other, with Android tablets. Make sure you choose the application which is specifically designed for your device. For a current list of the models certified by Navionics to work with our apps, please click here.
A. The cross hair effect is a feature we implemented in our apps to help users get information about chart objects and icons in an easier way. Touching anywhere on the map a cross hair will appear. You can move your finger on the touchscreen and target chart objects in that area. Once you have targeted an object, tap on "?" on the right hand side of the cross hair, and a new page will open containing a list of chart objects.
A. Click here to view available Navionics Apps.
A. This information is available in the Google play Store. Click here.
A. Yes. It is possible to create a route with an unlimited number of waypoints. To plan a route, simply tap on the Route tab, then just tap on the map to begin placing your waypoints. An undo button appears which allows you to delete the last created waypoint. For further instructions enter the Settings menu and search for HELP.You can also set Markers by tapping an area on the map you wish to place a Marker, then press 'Add to Favorites'. Your Marker will then appear on your map. You can add up as many Markers as you wish.
A. Tablets usually do not make phone calls, therefore in the Navionics Mobile HD Apps you will not find features such as call POI. There are no other significant differences between Navionics mobile apps for handset devices and for tablets, except for the fact that Navionics Mobile HD apps are optimized in HD. These apps have been specifically designed for Android tablets and to help users browse content with greater ease.
A. The Navionics app, gives you the possibility to search a point by Lat/Long. You can Search by Lat/Long by entering the coordinates and tapping "Map". You are brought back to the map. Tapping on the bubble you will be able to save a Marker on the exact coordinates you searched for. To save a Waypoint by Lat/Long is not possible.
A. Navionics Mobile apps have been tested and certified to work with the following devices http://www.navionics.com/en/document/mobile-compatibility-guide with OS of 2.1 or higher. Navionics Apps are designed to load and operate correctly with all Android Handsets with OS of 2.1 or higher, however this cannot be guaranteed. Make sure you always have the most current OS installed on your device for the best performance of Navionics Mobile Apps.
A. Yes. You can see them on the bar when you activate the Distance feature.
A. You can search for "Navionics" using the Store browser, or in the Travel & Local category.
A. You can search by the following categories: Articles, Marina, Marine & Outdoor Shop, Marine Repair, Boat Dealer and Builder, Waterfront Restaurant, Tides, Currents and Lake (where available). You can also search for a point entering Lat/Long.
A. To download the Navionics Mobile app to your Android device, please follow these steps:
1. Launch the Google play Store on your phone (you must have created a Google checkout account and registered your credit card).
2. Search for "Navionics" using the browser, or search in the Travel & Local category of the Goole play Store.
3. Locate the app that covers the region you require, then click the "Buy" button.
4. First step will load a Navionics icon to the phone.
5. Tap the icon, and a connection will be made to load the maps to the phone.
A. Yes. Navionics marine charts include Tide and Current icons. By tapping on the "T" or "C" symbol on your chart, your Android will present the Tide and Current data along with a graphic trend line, show the current time of day, sun and moon rise and set, high and low water times and heights, as well as the ability to forecast future trends. Tide and Current data can also be accessed by searching an area of interest, tapping on a Tide or Current icon from the resulting list, then on its icon on the map.
A. To purchase an app from the Goole play Store, you have to set up a Google Checkout account. Once this is done, every time you buy an app you will pay directly through your Google Checkout account. Terms of Sale, and Android Market Terms and Conditions are available for your review on your Google account. ALL SALES ARE FINAL
A. Yes, a compass feature is available. Tap the GPS button and your current position is centered on the map. Tap GPS again and chart rotation is activated indicating the direction you are facing.
A. Navionics Mobile software applications are frequently updated to provide even greater features and functionality. When a new update is available, it overrides the previous version in the Android Market and users are notified that an update is available for download. Navionics Mobile updates are currently FREE.