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#10897554 - 06/05/15 11:40 AM Navonics or Insight Genesis
GhostRider32 Offline
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I have a HDS 7 gen 3 and am not sure which one would be better. I fish NE Texas if that matters. Could you guys give some input as to which one would be better for general crappie and bass fishing. Features of each, etc....

Thanks.

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#10898294 - 06/05/15 05:24 PM Re: Navonics or Insight Genesis [Re: GhostRider32]
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#10906335 - 06/09/15 04:49 PM Re: Navonics or Insight Genesis [Re: GhostRider32]
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Nobody has any idea?

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#10906856 - 06/09/15 08:23 PM Re: Navonics or Insight Genesis [Re: GhostRider32]
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You can view the current Navionics maps on the Navionics website's Web App. What you see is what you get when you purchase Navionics+, Navionics Hotmaps Platinum, and Navionics Hotmaps Premium then do an update. Generate your own opinion of that product.
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#10915371 - 06/13/15 06:31 PM Re: Navonics or Insight Genesis [Re: GhostRider32]
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I have already looked at the web app. I had already generated some opinion of them but was asking for opinions of others who have used them. I would really rather have the opinions of those who actually have used the software......

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#10916032 - 06/14/15 06:55 AM Re: Navonics or Insight Genesis [Re: GhostRider32]
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This may not help but I run Navionics on my phone Samsung Mega and really like it, I have Hummingbird on my Boat so it runs Hotmaps, but the Nav seems to have more Detail than my Hotmaps but in fairness being it's on my phone it updates more often , I seen the other day I can get the Insight on my windows Tablet but have not tried it yet,
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#10916091 - 06/14/15 08:10 AM Re: Navonics or Insight Genesis [Re: GhostRider32]
Wayne P. Offline
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Originally Posted By: GhostRider32
I have already looked at the web app. I had already generated some opinion of them but was asking for opinions of others who have used them. I would really rather have the opinions of those who actually have used the software......


Insight Genesis doesn't have any maps. It is map creating software. Whatever data you collect determines what the maps look like.

I use Navionics Hotmap Premium, Navionics Hotmaps Platinum, and Navionic+ in my combo units plus I use Navionics Mobile App on three tablets and two smartphones--Android and iOS.
If the mapping doesn't have enough contour details, I use Navionics Sonar Charts to improve it, that is a free service by Navionics that creates HD contour maps.
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#10917488 - 06/14/15 11:18 PM Re: Navonics or Insight Genesis [Re: GhostRider32]
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I just put in Lowrance Elite-7. I fish at the coast a lot. Does the Navionics package offer geographic options or is it all or nothing?

Also $$ ?
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#10922925 - 06/17/15 11:54 AM Re: Navonics or Insight Genesis [Re: GhostRider32]
Creekhead Offline
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I have used both, and in my opinion the Navionics is much better. It just shows more detail than Insight. With that said, you can get by with Insight, it's not horrible.

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#10925500 - 06/18/15 10:39 AM Re: Navonics or Insight Genesis [Re: GhostRider32]
GhostRider32 Offline
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Thanks all, it make more sense now. Looks like I need the Hotmaps premium or platinum.

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#10934436 - 06/23/15 07:50 AM Re: Navonics or Insight Genesis [Re: Wayne P.]
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Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Originally Posted By: GhostRider32
I have already looked at the web app. I had already generated some opinion of them but was asking for opinions of others who have used them. I would really rather have the opinions of those who actually have used the software......


Insight Genesis doesn't have any maps. It is map creating software. Whatever data you collect determines what the maps look like.

I use Navionics Hotmap Premium, Navionics Hotmaps Platinum, and Navionic+ in my combo units plus I use Navionics Mobile App on three tablets and two smartphones--Android and iOS.
If the mapping doesn't have enough contour details, I use Navionics Sonar Charts to improve it, that is a free service by Navionics that creates HD contour maps.


+1 In addition Navionics has many Web seminars that are very useful and you are able to ask questions of the presenters. Good site and good maps.

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#10934631 - 06/23/15 09:20 AM Re: Navonics or Insight Genesis [Re: GhostRider32]
Corey Stanley Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
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Loc: Tx
Originally Posted By: GhostRider32
I have already looked at the web app. I had already generated some opinion of them but was asking for opinions of others who have used them. I would really rather have the opinions of those who actually have used the software......


GhostRider32,
I use Navionics Platinum and Nav+ in all 4 of my Humminbird units and love them. While on the Webapp did you make sure to toggle the button on the bottom left corner? This turns the Sonar Charts layer on to view user submitted data that is constantly helping to improve mapping everyone. Right now Navionics is processing over 20,000 user submitted tracks weekly, which is remarkable for what it is doing for the mapping all over versus having to wait on a limited amount of survey boats to gather data. This is also why it is important to keep the chips updated and to for sure take advantage of the 1 year free of updates that comes with every card.

Now for the actual SD cards, the Sonar Charts layer (called FishNChip in the card) is only accessible in the Nav+ or the platinum. The difference being that the Platinum is a regional based card and has the 3d capabilities. The Nav+ comes preloaded now with premium data, but once you update the card, it becomes blank and asked you to draw boxes around the lakes you fish, making it a totally custom mapping card that does not go by regions, but it does not have 3d capabilities.

If you have any other more direct, detailed questions feel free to ask away, glad to help.


Edited by Corey Stanley (06/23/15 09:24 AM)
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#10934662 - 06/23/15 09:26 AM Re: Navonics or Insight Genesis [Re: Moose364]
Corey Stanley Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
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Loc: Tx
Originally Posted By: Moose364
This may not help but I run Navionics on my phone Samsung Mega and really like it, I have Hummingbird on my Boat so it runs Hotmaps, but the Nav seems to have more Detail than my Hotmaps but in fairness being it's on my phone it updates more often , I seen the other day I can get the Insight on my windows Tablet but have not tried it yet,


Moose,
As you touched base on the App updating, that is the only difference between your app and you map card is updating. As long as you have a Platinum or Nav+ you can have the exact mapping data on the card that you see on your phone app or the Navionics web app.
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