has several distinct advantages over its nearest competitors
Users can create and edit waypoints and routes. It also has an excellent built-in “help” guide and more help on the developer's website; testers found this to be the best combination of text and screenshots among all the low-priced apps. Potential buyers can get a good idea of how the app works from the company website, www.isailgps.com.
In use, it's straightforward, but we particularly like the display and icons. Across the bottom of the screen are icons for “my location,” “track,” “waypoints,” “routes,” and “chart list.” Not to sound too curmudgeonly, but we prefer when marine nav programs use marine navigation terms, like “chart” rather than “map” and “waypoint” rather than “POI.” “Dropping a pin,” common on a number of apps, just doesn't seem to fit on a sailboat. It's nice to think that this app was created by someone who understands sailing
Bottom line: In basic navigating functions, this is the best of the low-priced apps
this is the Best Choice–and the price is right.”
www.Practical-Sailor.com March 2012
Practical Sailor has selected the iSailGPS app as a 2012 Editor's Choice product.
“Testers rated iSailGPS Excellent overall. It uses NOAA raster charts and has several distinct advantages over its nearest competitors, eSeaChart and Simple Charts, including the capability to create and edit waypoints and routes. It also has an excellent built-in “help” guide and more help on the developer's website; testers found this to be the best combination of text and screenshots among all the low-priced apps. In basic navigating functions, this straightforward iPad app is the best of the low-priced options.”
www.Practical-Sailor.com September 2012
The Editor's Choice designation is awarded to products featured in Practical Sailor that PS editors believe represent outstanding quality and value. For more than 30 years, the magazine has been regarded by serious sailors and DIY boat owners for its unbiased evaluations of sailing products. Practical Sailor is a subscription-supported magazine that accepts no advertising.