5 Useful Apps While On The Water
There’s pretty much an app for everything these days… Having your phone while on the boat is extremely beneficial whether you need to check if that storm is coming in, taking a picture of your latest catch or using it as a backup GPS. Here are 5 apps we found which will help you next time you head out on the boat!
Boating USA: Navionics
Rating: 4 ½ Stars
This is a great app that makes adventuring, exploring and discovering easier while on the water. Boating USA is an app that provides nautical charts, sonar charts, and US government charts. It tracks and routes your location, shows wind forecasts, syncs your data to your mobile devices, and allows you to plot markers. Boating USA also has an option for community edits where people can add there comments about the weather conditions, the depth, fishing, etc. wherever you are currently located. If you want to share where you are, or the picture you have just taken, there is also an option to post to your social media accounts through the app. There is a free version that is set up as a free trial, however the paid version is well worth the price!
Rating: 5 Stars
You may think “why would I get a flashlight app when I already have one built in to my phone?” Well, this app is more than what the average phone is built to provide. It has a compass that will help lead you in the darkness, strobe mode with 10 options of frequencies, an SOS signal, and LED brightness control. The flashlight app will come in handy when out on the boat enjoying a nice night of fishing or navigating back to your dock.
NOAA Hi – Def Radar Pro
Rating: 5 Stars
Basically every ounce of information about the weather is right at you’re fingertips… NOAA is high quality weather app that shows you “real time” animated and interactive radar pictures and maps. It warns you of hurricanes, lightening strikes, wildfires, etc. It is the only app out there that brings up the forecast animations within 2 seconds and also allows you individually to power the speeds of the radar. So if you’re going out on the boat, going surfing or fishing, you’ll never be surprised by the weather with NOAA.
Tides Near Me
Rating: 4 ½ Stars
Tides Near Me gives you a fast and easy update of the current tidal conditions at any given location. All information is updated automatically through tide tables, charts and predictions. The times for the setting and rising of the moon and sun are included as well. The app not only provides all current times, but the last tide, next tide, and the upcoming weeks tides as well. Tides Near Me is a useful tool to have when you’re deciding on when to go fishing or just heading on out to the beach.
Rating: 4 Stars
Boating Weather is another useful app that you would want to have before leaving your dock. It provides the marine forecast for the upcoming 5 days for wherever you happen to be located. This app is, said by its reviewers, to be one of the most simple, easy to use, and best weather apps.
These are just a few of the many great apps out there that you can download, but they sure are some of the most helpful! You’ll now be prepared for anything that the mystery of the sea brings. Have any of your own favorite apps? Let us know!