Weather4D Routing & Navigation integrates weather forecasting, routing calculations, navigation with digitized raster charts, instruments and data sharing to maximize your boating experience.
See SOG, COG, VMC, HDG, TWS, AWS, ETAs, ETWs, AIS data and more in real time along with weather and routing information with a wifi connection to a transponder.
Store your charts on your device for offshore/offline navigations.
Set the screen to night mode after sunset to better see what’s happening outside during your watch.
Set alarms to alert about excessive XTE, course deviations, surrounding boats, excessive wind speed and low depth.
Take advantage of the iPad/iPhone built in compass, pressure and acceleration sensors.
Connect bluetooth devices like wireless anemometers and wind vanes.
Share AIS and boat sensors data like wind, current, pressure, air and sea temperature within the Weather4D users community.
Activate Man Overboard safety feature to estimate drift and thus rescue location based on current and wind.
View combined weather data displayed in 3D HD layers animated automatically or manually by sliding a finger on the screen.
Use GFS model to get started. In addition, over 35 weather and oceanographic models are available with a yearly subscription (in-app purchase).
Create your own geographical zones, select the models you need and download only the characteristics that matter to you: data type, resolution, periodicity, file size, etc. GRIB files can be downloaded anywhere through a regular or satellite internet connection.
Split the screen (iPad only) to combine and/or compare: navigation and weather, weather and waves or currents, two weather models…
Routing calculation optimizes for safety, comfort and performance when sailing, motoring, or mixing the two.
Create a route and calculate its associated routings in function of departure dates/times, forecasts (weather, wave and current), minimum sailing speed, motoring speed, boat polar, maximum wind and minimum distance to the coast.
Visualize sail configurations based on your routings and your own set of sails.
Save waypoints, locations, simulate routes, combine them with GRIB forecast models.
Restart a routing calculation at anytime from the actual boat position.
Default Models and Charts
GFS global forecast model at 0.25 °, 0.5 °, 1 ° and 2 ° resolutions
BING global chart
OSM (Opens Street Map) global chart
Optional Models (GRIBs) and Nautical Charts (additional fees apply)
COAMPS Europe, West Atlantic, Central America, East Pacific
ARPEGE Global, Europe
AROME France, Antilles, Guyane, Polynésie, Calédonie, Indien
AROME HD France
WRF France, Europe, Greece, NW Africa, Azores, Lesser Antilles
MFWAM Global, Europe, France
FNMOC WW3 Global, Europe
MyOcean Global, IBI, NWS, Baltic, Med
NCOM AMSEAS, USEAST, ALASKA, SOCAL, HAWAII
GeoGarage is Weather4D supplier and offers by subscription access to more than 10,000 nautical charts derived from International Hydrographic Services. Pricing and chart selection is set per publisher. Updates are released regularly under chart publishers authority. Once the subscription is purchased, charts are instantly accessible within the application.
NOAA RNCs (USA)
LINZ (New Zealand)
SHOM (France / DOM-TOM / Polynesia + international)
UKHO (UK and dependencies + international)
NAVIMAP / IIM (Italy)
BLP (West Mexico)
IMRAY (North Sea, English Channel, West Britain & Ireland, Atlantic France, Iberia & Atlantic Islands, Western Mediterranean, Central Mediterranean, East Mediterranean, Netherlands)
- Add ENC Germany maps
- Add ENC Netherlands maps
- Various fixes
Ratings and Reviews
As a planning tool, it is priceless. Download forecasts of choice, optimize your routing with your boat’s polars, compare the different scenarios (different forecasts, time of departure, etc.), see wind, waves, temperature, precipitation (…) over time, along the route. Almost endless - only limited by the amount of data - if you are offshore (i.e. no fast internet).
But while on route, you can follow your optimized route (even control your NKE autopilot if you want), but in any case, show deviation compared to plan…
Finally, connect your phone/ipad via wifi to your boat router - if this router broadcasts the boat data in NMEA 0183 format, the app turns your iPad into a fantastic dashboard (with or without a plotter half screen).
A fantastic progam
I used this program for a 1800 miles boat transfer (with the SHOM subscription and the weather model subscription). I found it one of the best programs in absolute I have ever seen. It is extremely solid, extremely well thought, a real pleasure to use in all weather conditions. Well worth the money and +.
Great customer service
I just purchased the Routing and Navigation App on the recommendation of a friend. Although it looks like there is a steep learning curve, there is a free book on iTunes and I’ve gotten great help with quick and detailed responses via email from their support team. I’m looking forward to using the app for racing.
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- 542.6 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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- In-App Purchases
- 1 Year HD Forecast Subscription $39.99