Ask PYS: Navigation

Steve, on May 14, 2012 asked:

I saw the presentation at the VBS and was impressed about the Navionics apps for 14.99. As of today, it looks like the iPad HD version is $50 or $60, while the iPhone version is still $15 and should work on my iPad 3. What would justify the differences? Do you think we generally need the iPad version?

The iPad Navionics version provides better chart detail then the iPhone version. The difference between each app is similar to the difference between gold versus platinum charts. In terms of value, the iPad version is great and I highly recommend it. That being said, both versions are useful and you can definitely benefit from having them both.