Our BlueChart® Mobile app allows you to do route planning on your iPad® or iPhone® in the comfort of your living room. Then, when you go to your boat, you can easily and wirelessly transfer those routes to your networked Garmin chartplotter using the Garmin Wi-Fi adapter (sold separately).
Get Your iPad on Board with Garmin
BlueChart Mobile allows you to enjoy the same feature-rich and highly accurate BlueChart data available for Garmin chartplotters right on your iPad. So now, you can view shaded depth contours and inter-tidal zones with spot soundings from home. You also can plan your trips around marina points of interest and slipways. You even can keep track of weather conditions, temperatures, dew points, wind direction/speeds, radar and cloud cover overlaid on the chart data.
The app gives you the same vector object-oriented data and seamless chart presentation you’ve come to expect from BlueChart on your Garmin chartplotter. It’s easy to 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 for a marine service point and find the phone number, hours of operation and information about amenities and services available. View tide station and current prediction information with the touch of a finger.
When you get on board, you can wirelessly transfer your routes, waypoints and tracks to your networked Garmin chartplotter. Once underway, the iPad can be used to “follow the boat” along its route by wirelessly sharing the GPS location from the Garmin 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.
Enjoy ActiveCaptain Real-time Content
The BlueChart Mobile app lets you access and use ActiveCaptain, a web community that provides real-time content generated by mariners for mariners. Read and contribute information and reviews about marinas, share local boating knowledge, anchorages and hazards. And this app also gives you one of the very best user experiences when it comes to taking advantage of ActiveCaptain content and generating your own content. More than 100,000 boaters write reviews and update information on ActiveCaptain with more joining all the time.
So why not make your iPad or iPhone part of your crew with BlueChart Mobile?