Navionics Boating app’s now includes Autorouting. This new feature enables dock to dock route planning along US coastal marine, Great Lakes, and major rivers areas. Navionics has just made it easier for boaters to plan their outings on a mobile device.
To use, boaters simply tap their start and end waypoints on the map, and Autorouting provides viable routes taking into consideration navaids, water depth and more. The app displays the route along with any precautions such as shallow water or collision avoidance, as well as speed, ETA, distance to arrival and total distance, all helpful to decision-making while underway, especially in unfamiliar areas. It is also possible to search geo-referenced points of interest such as marinas and waterfront restaurants, or enter a latitude/longitude for any destination. Autorouting is for general planning and reference only – it does not replace safe navigation practices and should never be your only reference source.
“Navionics New Autorouting is truly ground-breaking in its ability to plot a course through the maze of variables that one considers when route planning,” said Don Black, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Navionics. “Plus it now comes free with a Navionics+ subscription on the Navionics Boating app.”
The latest improvements to Autorouting are available with the Navionics Boating version 8.0 for iPhone and iPad, as part of the overwhelming value of the Navionics+ package. Autorouting for Android is coming soon.