iNavX - Marine Navigation

iNavX - Marine Navigation

By NavX Studios LLC

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2008-08-02
  • Current Version: 5.5.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 91.21 MB
  • Developer: NavX Studios LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 1,026 Ratings


Navigate Confidently, Navigate with iNavX - the world's #1 Handheld Chartplotter And, the ONLY app to provide all your favorite charts from your favorite chart providers including Navionics! “Editor's Choice” - Practical Sailor "The Standard" - Cruising Magazine "Must Have List" - Cruising World Trusted internationally by casual and professional sailors, cruisers, boaters, fishermen, and divers. Downloads iNavX TODAY and automatically receive a complimentary copy of the official and up-to-date high resolution NOAA RNC United States marine raster charts. iNavX is the ONLY APP to give you access all of your favorite charts directly through the app. Fully enabled with one-touch purchase and download, iNavX gives users the most streamlined access to the broadest set of marine charts and maps from multiple providers. • NAVIONICS • DELIUS KLASING • EXPLORER • NV CHARTS • THEYR WEATHER • WATERWAY GUIDE • SOLTEKNIK iNavX takes handheld marine navigation to the next level for sailing and boating. • Anglers: Discover new fishing spots by scouting out deep holes and inlets. Locate the best fishing conditions by identifying cold fronts. Save your best fishing spots with the only app that offers unlimited markers. • Sailors: Plan great sailing routes with waypoint and route management. Have proactive sail management with GRIB weather forecasts. Then keep watch with integration with external AIS receivers and responders. And remember great sailing locations by geotagging photos. • Boaters: Stay up to date on boating conditions with weather forecasts that includes currents, winds, and swells. Manage your boating equipment with nautical instrument integration. Then save and share great boating routes to share with the track log. ADVANCED FEATURES - iNavX is the most feature rich app available for all sailing and boating needs, and all for one great price: Advanced Chart Plotter • Plot your position in real-time using your device's built-in GPS • Easily pan, zoom, and rotate charts (including course up) • Print a detailed chart to use in combination with the app Advanced Navigation • Create waypoints and plan routes to navigate between them • Track log allows you to record your actual route • Import/Export data in KML (Google Earth) or GPX format Advanced Instrumentation • Acts as a repeater for popular marine navigation software MacENC • Supports NMEA data over TCP/IP (using Wifi) • Integrates with external GPS, AIS receivers & transponders • Connect nautical instruments: Depth, Speed, Wind, Engine, Batteries, etc. Essential Toolkit • GRIB weather forecast • Tides/currents • Anchor alarm • AIS integration • Port/navaid search REVIEWS “iNavX is the original and still one of the best navigation apps.” – Practical Sailor “The most full-featured navigation app around and viewed by many as the standard” – Sail Magazine "The #1 recommended marine charting app" - iMarineApps iNavX is Compatible with: Navionics, CHS, NV Charts, Theyr Weather, Waterway Guide, Trak Maps, Solteknik, SiiTech, AIS, Brookhouse, DigitalYacht, ShipModul, vYacht, Vesper Marine, NMEA 2000, Chetco. NEW CHART STORE Purchase all your favorite charts. Chart subscriptions vary by chart and provider from $9.99 to $199.99 annually, charged to your iTunes Account, which will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Auto-renew can be turned off anytime by going to your Account Settings in iTunes after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. NOTE: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. MORE INFO Website: User's Guide: Terms of Use: Privacy Policy:



  • Not intuitive

    By Zenn Jenn
    I can not easily add a start point and an end point to chart a path or find out the distance... not useful for plotting a course
  • Doesn’t have Central America

    By Deke777
    And now I can’t refund...
  • Google maps got more detail and free

    By noimejico
    Don’t waste your money google free maps is better. I bought cause boatus claimed a discount as member. That’s bull anybody gets discount. I will be switching to sea tow also.
  • Buggy update—BEWARE!

    By Jbaffoh
    Ordinarily, this is the best marine nav app available (tho I’ve been asking for features in this latest update since the app was first released in the dark ages). Unfortunately, these long-overdue changes killed my ability to see my $90 Navionics charts (for which I was charged full price instead of the usual renewal price—but that’s another story). DO NOT UPDATE UNTIL THEY FIX THIS!
  • Excellent app

    By FHSGreenThumb
    Often more helpful than built in chart plotter
  • WAS the best app. No longer is!

    By Cdrpilot
    The developers have just about ruined this once fantastic app. Navionics charts for iPads are $50 more than for iPhones! AIS Live is not live unless you have an AIS unit or radio installed on your vessel. Charts have shot up in price. Pop-ups and surveys have added to the misery. At one time I advocated this app to all my navigation students; now I tell them there are better alternatives. What a shame!
  • I really want to use this app but...

    By in th blue
    I really wanted to use this app on my iPAD 9.7 (latest generation), however I can not get any Navionics/NV/Explorer charts in a short store. This store shows only iNAVX AIS application nothing else. I tried to contact iNAVX (Jim was support person) and he suggested to reload the app from the app and use the latest version 5.5.1 build 1141. I did it and still no navionics charts. So i sent mail to Jim but he disappeared completely. So there is no customer support there. I hope that Jim still alive. NOAA charts working good, but they are not quilted so there is not much use of them, unless it is short one-day sail. Regarding the price of Navionics charts. For some reason INAVX force users to purchase Navionics charts, even user has account with Navionics and already paid for the charts. So iNAVX tries to make some money on a side, however they charge twice as much as navionics. So question is, why I would purchase iNAVX when i can use NAvionics app directly. Besides it perfectly synchronize with chartplotters and can create waypoints and routes. Navionics update their charts constantly, so they always up to date. Regarding “instrument” feature. It is so flimsy, i can not believe. There are many apps which will show ALL N2K and MNEA0183 data in much better format (look on for example) Other features quite much useless as well. Weather - who is using Theyr weather ? Predict Wind become industry standard and now supported by all major MFD players - Navico, Garmin, Raymarine, Furuno. Another great weather app is LuckGrib. Gives everything what NOAA weather chart give plus weather forecast. Anchor? Really are you measuring rode length in miles? Usually it feet, fathoms or meters. I am measuring depth of the water on miles only way off-shore. Also there tons of FREE anchor apps like Anchor (really great app). Regarding quilted charts - users may use NV-USA. They give entire quilted east cost charts for free. Tides - there are millions FREE tides apps as well. AIS for $99? Seriously? Most of the modern VHF radios, MFD,etc support AIS, besides you need to by AIS receiver. anyway. One good thing - this app still works on iPhone, but I would like to see who will seriously navigate 35+ foo boat by using iPhone? So this app was great at the beginning, but as others mentioned become worse and worse with each release. Looks like the development was shifted off-shore and we all know what will happen next. What is really entertaining that development always shows thumb up for good review and ignore negative reviews. With all of these i guess this app will join the list of badly written apps without support. Good-bye iNAVX
  • Don’t buy this app

    By the Catalina dudemister
    I did not believe the previous reviews and purchased this. It is all the prior observations of being hard to use. Also the resolution on the IPAD is grainy and does not show very good detail.
  • Serious issues with Explorer Chartbooks for the Bahamas!!!

    By skavanag
    The Explorer Chartbooks are seriously - if not fatally flawed. It is very dangerous to rely on them for navigational purposes. If you download the “quilted” charts, you have to individually drill down to each and every detailed chart or they will not be loaded on your device (I have these charts on two separate iPads for redundancy purposes, as well as the printed chartbooks). That means you’ll be coming into a channel - the vast majority of which are unmarked - and run the risk of finding you don’t have the detailed chart on your device. If you download the charts individually, then GPS positioning does not work on them. What you would expect from iNavX, i.e. realtime GPS position, bearing, speed, location, etc data will likely not be displayed. In one instance off of Freeport, it was even showed me in depths of 300-400 meters, when my depth sounders (I have two independent ones for redundancy) both showed depths of 40-50 feet. It appears on the individual (not the “quilted” charts), GPS data is off by miles, which is why it doesn’t show up all on detailed charts. Fortunately I had Navionics charts on my B&G chart plotter, so I had a fallback to dead reckoning, which is very hazardous in the skinny and twisting channels of the Bahamas. This is such a serious flaw, I’ll be surprised if Explorer and iNavX aren’t sued if someone destroys their boat relying on these charts and app. I have used iNavX for years in US waters without an issue. This is an app-killer.
  • Automatic updates confusing

    By S/V Fantasia
    I took advantage of the automatic chart renewal thinking this would make things easier but the chart page still reads”expired” and I can’t find a way to download and update. I’ve written iNavX but support is slow in coming.