Last year, Garmin bought the Active Corp., which developed the content rich website for boats, sailors and cruisers. The ability to use ActiveCaptain required a wi-fi connection and it did not combine navigation with its database. Recently, Garmin has reintroduced ActiveCaptain as an app that will work on multiple devices connected by BlueTooth and has several integrated features that make much more useful Check out this in depth report from Canadian Yachting.
In Going iPad or Chartplotter, Which is Right for You? we looked at the various advantages offered by each device, and in the end decided that the decision ultimately comes down to the needs and desires of the user. But what if you didn’t have to choose between them or use the two independently?
With Garmin it is now possible to use both devices without independently operating two devices with different software. Last fall Garmin reintroduced ActiveCaptain, an app that now combines popular features from both BlueChart Mobile and Garmin Helm, and can sync with Garmin Chartplotters to allow seamless use between the devices. Read more.