Everybody is familiar with GPS as used in cars and airline displays.
Not everybody is aware that Navionics is the one that pioneered it all: simply stated, Navionics changed the way people navigate by bringing to market the world's first electronic chart device in 1984, called the Geonav. Until then, several others had belabored on the concept, but nobody was able to turn the idea into a viable product, that truly worked and could be bought off a shelf. It is no surprise that some compared the revolution brought by Navionics to the revolution brought by the magnetic compass.
Navionics quickly established an early lead in marine cartography followed by a series of technological innovations, and continues to be a leader in quality, coverage and value. The benefits of electronic charting to the ease and safety of navigation have created a large and enthusiastic market that continues to grow each year, while Navionics continues to lead in technology and innovation, besides quality and service.
Perhaps rather than Navionics’ view of itself it is interesting to see what the others say about Navionics through the public recognitions. Here are a few samples from the most recent past:
“The coolest app boaters will find on iTunes!” - Innovation Award at MAATS (Marine Accessory Aftermarket Trade Show).
“The most important of the list” - New York Times
"well worth the investment” - CNN
Most innovative company in the marine industry – Shanghai, Asian Marine and Boating Award
“Navionics always at the forefront” – Nautica Magazine
“Ease of use better than any jury has ever seen” – Innovation award Amsterdam METS