Your time on the water is valuable, so it’s important to know exactly where you’re headed. The Navionics Boating app is making it quicker and easier than ever before to plan routes from dock to dock with the help of the new Auto Guidance+ feature1. Delivering routes faster with smoother suggested paths, Auto Guidance+ technology combines the best of Garmin and Navionics automatic routing functionality for our most advanced navigation experience to date.
A better way to plot your paradise
In addition to providing a host of detailed inland and coastal charts and advanced features right at your fingertips, the Navionics Boating app has improved the way you plan your trips on the water. Whether headed out on a cruise, dropping into a marina for lunch or targeting your next potential fishing spot, Auto Guidance+ technology utilizes an array of chart data and navigation aids – once your vessel’s information is entered into the app – to formulate the optimal suggested route to follow.
Here’s a look at some ways boaters can take advantage of new Auto Guidance+ technology:
- Improved route calculation times allow boaters to get underway faster while delivering the smoothest, most efficient suggested path from point A to point B while avoiding harsh turns.
- New height considerations provide better suggested routes for sailboats and large vessels that require greater overhead clearance while navigating channels, inlets, marina entrances and more.
- New shoreline distance preference setting allows you to indicate whether your vessel stays closer or further from shore along the route. Shoreline distance settings also factor in shallow water that may not be near the shore.
- Unlimited waypoints enable boaters and anglers to mark important points of interest along their route or highlight all their favorite fishing locations.
In addition, the Auto Guidance+ routing feature considers important information that could affect your path, such as marked channels and marina entrances. Plus, the Navionics Boating app supplies you with easy-to-see route details – like estimated arrival times, distance to your arrival, heading to waypoints, fuel consumption, speed limits and more.
To begin planning your next trip with Auto Guidance+ technology, all you need to do is update the app (version 18.0), adjust your boat settings and set desired shoreline distance. From there, you’ll be set to cast off in confidence.
1 Auto Guidance+ is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations