GPSNavX for Mac

GPSNavX for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.80
  • Total Downloads:
    2,448
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 29, 2003
  • Price:
    Purchase; $49.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    2.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #31 in Math Software

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1 stars

"Does not transfer to gps units"

April 06, 2008  |  By artherstrasse

 |  Version: GPSNavX 2.13

Cons

I suppose for those trusting the "waterproof" nature of laptops, their power demand and their footprint, this works. For me, I like a gps unit that I don't have to worry about being drenched, its long battery life and its robustness (they simply work).

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4 stars

"Excellent navigation program"

November 23, 2004  |  By fsneds

 |  Version: GPSNavX 2.50

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
We've used GPSNavX for past two sailing seasons very happily. What a wonderful contrast with some of the clumsy efforts of other Mac-compatible nav programs. What is very encouraging (and helpful) : upgrades are frequent so the program gets better all the time!

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4 stars

"Very Nice! A Steal for $50!"

January 24, 2004  |  By jack_connick

 |  Version: GPSNavX 1.80

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Compared to PC programs it has a ways to go in it's feature set, but they are $400 and this is only $50! It gets the job done, easy to plana dn plot, download to the GPS.

I've used NaviMaq, the only other Mac nav program for some time. This far surpasses it and even in earlyish development. Reads BSB charts just fine (I don't think WorldTiff is going to be a major marine format). The author has promised support for the new free NOAA vector charts soon. Has a (few) rough edges; routes seem to go on and off sometimes, restarting it seems to help. Lots of features missing, notably export/import of routes (you can just copy off the .plist files though). Works very well on my older Wallstreet PB running Jaguar and connects fine with my Garmin GPS48. Author seems to enjoy hearing from users and emails back very promptly.

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5 stars

"Keeps getting better"

November 03, 2003  |  By fwunder

 |  Version: GPSNavX 1.51

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
After watching the demo versions coming quickly and with great new features, I finally purchased GPSNavX. Runs great on Panther and just keeps getting better. Even before I purchased it, the response to my questions from the developer was outstanding. Anyone looking for a Nav package should consider GPSNavX. In fact, PC users should consider switching to Mac just for this package!

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5 stars

"new user"

October 23, 2003  |  By rondwelle

 |  Version: GPSNavX 1.46

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Just purchased GPSNavX. I'm a long-time user of Fugawi for PC, but my workplace just converted to Macintosh, so I'm converting to my "hobby" (boating) to the Mac as well.

The GPSNavX seems like a very nice program. Works well in initial trials. It's not a fully developed program yet, but the author seems to be very diligent at working on it. Responses to queries are very rapid and very clear.

I checked out the other Mac programs, and I concluded they were not up-to-speed for OS-X.This program is not excellent yet (having troubles downloading waypoints, for example), but the author is seriously working at it. He responds very rapidly to questions, and I'm very satisfied.

I think serious sailors should get the program "on principle." My boat (Michigan) is out of the water until next May, but the author offers a year of free upgrades. So to me it's a no-brainer--buy it and support the OS-X development.

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4 stars

"Using GPSNavX"

October 09, 2003  |  By tamacn

 |  Version: GPSNavX 1.40

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
As a long time user of Nav Programs on the Mac (sailed to NZ using Navimaq OS 9), I too was very concerned when I didn't see the existing programs upgrading to OS X. It looks like GPSNavX has stepped in to fill the bill.
The program is still in early stages of development, but it's easy to see that the author has a good command over OS X. As others have observed, he is working dilligently to add new features to this program. He has a good feel for how things should work together and be displayed. In just the short time I've had the program, numerous changes and enhancments have been made. (working with v 1.40 currently)
He dosen't seem to be offended by voluminus input. You send a question, you get an immediate answer (try that with MaxSea).
He is asking so little $$ to get this thing off the ground...I sent my fee in immediately.
I would encourage any other mariners out there using a Mac to get behind this product. I believe we will soon have a solid Nav Platform for OSX!

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4 stars

"Great Support"

September 01, 2003  |  By Scottdh

 |  Version: GPSNavX 1.20

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Tried version 1.23. Displayed maps well. Clean interface and recognized all normal NEMA 0183 sentences from a Raymarine Seatalk to PC interface. Author seems very driven and willing to improve the product. Responded to emails around the clock over the weekend. Well above and beyond the call of duty.
Some obvious features are missing... route planning, graphical waypoint editing, and waypoint upload to GPS. That said, I have every confidence this product will grow into a mature application with the commitment I saw over the weekend. I paid the $50 for the potential over the next year. Keep pushing. Scott Heller

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5 stars

"awesome"

August 20, 2003  |  By jsnaulty1

 |  Version: GPSNavX 1.20

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
all the other, either formerly mac (maxsea) or current mac (navimaq), SEEMED TOTALLY UNABLE TO REALLY UNDERSTAND USING THE MACINTOSH FOR GPS NAVigation- navimaq has beeen 'working' on a 'macos x and don't have to change the monitors setting' solution for a year, with no visible progress.Maxsea, expensive to begin with, has totally abandoned the mac to enter the world of copy and dongle protected pc programs- what are they thinking?- there are a lot of better and cheaper pc probrams if you want to use an unreliable machine for the purpose and fuss with irq's. The current mac iteration of maxsea, which they will gladly sell you for 450 dollars, cannot detect any serial ports other than 'printer or modem', won't work properly under classic, and gets the tides wrong half the time. This (gpsnavx) developer responds overnight to questions and suggestions, understands the mac and navigation, and appreciates a truly modern, stable operating system- pay him for this program ASAP so he doesn't give up on us like all the others......

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5 stars

"Practical, Inexpensive..."

August 19, 2003  |  By iamdorian

 |  Version: GPSNavX 1.15

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
...and growing. These are all good features. In fact, we just used this program, in conjunction with the (Rayming) TN200 USB GPS receiver, and it worked like a champ. We were photographing locations for a travel-based web site, and needed accurate SAT-NAV GPS location data, and decided to use this approach rather than rely on a hand-held GPS and iffy softare to link the serial port output (the ONLY THING so far offered on mainstream models...PC-centric ALL) with the Mac via adapters. This USB-link approach with the TN200 appears fail-safe...it worked every time. Not only is the combo of this softare and a Rayming TN200 only $150 (the price of a cheap handheld GPS), but using the USB device as we did, we avioded the alternative; relying on the serial cables connector and adding a KeySpan and installing new drivers for the KeySpan and praying for smooth connectivity. We'd also have had to keep track of two more connectors whilst packing and repacking between motels and shoots. The Rayming device's USB drivers are even supposed to work with Panther, so we're all set when we upgrade. I give this a five star/two thumbs up war-whooping "that's what I'm talkin' about!" the author informed me that this app will soon feature soft-maps. this should allow us to use this for real-time marine navgation purposes as well. And this program is only $50? Bravo!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.80
  • Current mouse position on a chart will track with the mouse in a small window. When measuring the additional bearing and distance will be added to this window.
  • On the GPS Settings drawer accessed by the "Settings" button on the GPS window is a check box allowing the incoming GPS data to be repeated out to another port. For example you may want to send the GPS data to an autopilot or other instrument. Of course this requires more than one serial port on your Mac or one USB GPS and a serial port. Keyspan makes a multiport USB to serial adapter.
  • GPS waypoint info (BTW, DTW, XTE, VMG) has been moved to a Waypoint drawer. This drawer will only appear if the GPS unit is navigating to a waypoint (typically done by pressing "Goto" on the GPS unit). This was done to preserve more screen realestate. The Drawer will close if the GPS unit stops navigating to a waypoint.
  • Chart settings has been rearranged for a vertical layout. A new Time To Go field gives the hours:minutes using the current velocity to the waypoint. The zoom "+" "-" buttons have been removed as the "+" and "-" keys work in addition to the zoom popup menu.
  • The Chart List dialog tree will not completely collapse when selecting a new "List Charts" filter when there are subfolders.
  • Track data transferred from a GPS will have the SOG and COG interpolated if it does not exist.
  • Additional position format (available in the "View" menu: DDD?MM'SS.S"H (ex: 123?45'01.3"W)
  • When GPSNavX is not the application that has focus (ie. it is in the background), to improve overall system performance the chart will not be rendered at maximum detail. Clicking on the chart or the GPS Window will make GPSNavX have the focus and rendering detail will be maximized.
  • When measuring distances and bearings on a chart (dragging) - (Chart Settings drag mode set to Measure). The Distance and Bearing will originate from the current GPS Position (assuming a GPS is connected and a position is received). In order to originate the measurement from another origin hold down the command key before dragging.
  • Satellite drawer has HDOP (Horizontal Dilution of Precision) & EPE (Estimated Position Error) display.
  • Distances of less than 0.1 nm will be displayed in feet or meters selected in the Preferences window.
General
Publisher GPSNAVX
Publisher web site http://www.gpsnavx.com
Release Date December 29, 2003
Date Added December 29, 2003
Version 1.80
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Math Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.2, Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
  • 1024 x 768 screen
  • Download Information
    File Size 2.25MB
    File Name GPSNavXDemo.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 2,448
    Downloads Last Week 5
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    Price $49.95

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