Disappointing change - thanks for fixing 4/5
Now in the email option for logging in worked for me. Thank you for fixing this.
But why require people who haven’t used the app in a while to go through this? With our boats hauled now many of us don’t look at nautical charts.
Fisherman’s Dream 5/5
This app will give you all the info needed to map and figure out the depths of lakes. Fisherman’s necessity.
The map is extremely inaccurate. I have reached out and got the generic “we’re sorry” response.
By Captain FGD
A helpful app with lots of potential to become even better.
One of the best apps to find the channel in the river!!! Love using this app to navigate uncharted territory I am not familiar with
Embark gir svar på det ma trenger før avgang! 5/5
Tid/ankomst på overfart ved å legge inn knop/fart:
- Du vet når du er fremme, ankomst tidspunkt.
Strekningen angis i nautiske mil.
Enkel plotting og lite knapper å trykke på.
Mao - en app for ‘hvermansen’ - også for landkrabber.
nav app 5/5
By s/v Resolute
it's easy, it works well,
App crashes 1/5
I purchased the map and when I zoom in to any location, the app crashes. The app is useless and waste of money!
Beautiful maps 5/5
Some of the finest.
Slick and fast 4/5
While this app does not -yet- have a lot of features, it is a pleasure to use. Attractive easy to view charts, fast scrolling and night mode. The company was just acquired by C-Map, the cartography company, which has the resources and power to take this to the next level. My priority list would include NMEA 2000 integration allowing connection to a vessel’s instruments and other monitoring. AIS, GPS, engine data ...
I would also like to see a service from them that delivers global weather conditions and forecast via a satellite service such as Iridium Go.
Great start for new (to me) nav app 5/5
I just got back from a week of sailing. Part of this frist cruise for the season was to evaluate the current state of navigation software. I was running between 2-4 different products at the same time and evaluating which worked and which worked best for me.
I kept coming back to Embark because of its very nice UI and how simply visually appealing it is. In lots and lots of hours of using it, it never crashed on either my iPad or iPhone. As long as you have strong cell signal where you sail you really don't need to buy any of the very reasonably priced subscriptions. But even there the buy-in is very modest. You can subscribe to a month worth of a service to give the advanced features a try. I.e., you don't need to throw down $60 for current charts.
From my perspective there are some things "missing" from the app (it is only a couple years old). I kept a running list of things that I would like to see or did not work as I expected. When I got back I sent my list to the Embark folks. I got an immediate response from them. Although I don't know that any of my ideas will become reality, I really think that my email is being discussed around a table someplace in Norway this morning. Great customer service and interaction.
No, I am not deleting the other apps from my iPad ... yet. But I am really looking forward to using Embark this summer and watch how it matures.
Great job Embark folks!
Exactly what I wanted 5/5
Perfect app, wish it could give tracking lines
Very Cool 4/5
First app I've found that let's you plan routes so easy. Can't wait to use on the water.
Not free 1/5
By Wish we had multitasking
You have to pay a subscription, to use all the functions.
Good reference but not sure I'd boat with it. 3/5
Pro: Online charts paint very clear and have a nice clean look.
Con: For USA users they have a very non-USA feel. More of an IALA symbol mix on a ENC or IMRAY like chart. Nearly all functions are an in-app purchase.
I'll likely keep it for its clean look but continue to use other apps for boating.
Can't go without this boating app! 5/5
The charts are easy to use and beautiful as well. I use it all the time to record my trips and save cool places that I've visited. The new version is especially useful because you can download charts and use them when you don't have any cell coverage. I definitely recommend this app who anyone who enjoys boating!
By Simen O. Jensen
I like the accessablity in the app. And that you can share points of interest with friends
Bait and switch.....gets you to download app...but then wants you to buy all the features before it works. Typical deception from a lot of app creators.
Gorgeous, modern charts 5/5
By A totally real person- not a bot
This is really a beautiful product. Way better than other expensive apps I've tried.
Pricing model is greatly improved to reflect the fact that many people do not boat year-round!
Many, many thanks to the developers who made this app happen!
Very good app 5/5
With this app i can plan and record my trips, save my favourite places, creating my own chart and routes. I'm very live this app!
Nice app 5/5
Great app for my needs kayaking, it helps me to record my trips, save favourite or danger places. I will easily find the location because the application has helped me save that location. I reassured because this application. it is very rewarding for me.
Combined marine charts of selected areas into one high resolution chart. Records tracks of your trips. plan trips using waypoints. Great on both iPhone and iPad.
great. app helps me save the position I've ever come across. it has supported me during the trip. If in the future I want to be back where I like, I will easily find the location because the application has helped me save that location. I reassured because this application. thank you
good app 5/5
By Lap Tran Nhu
app appeared, I really like ....... whenever traveling far, I have used it ...... it is very rewarding for me, help me save my location each to ...... eg: sea, supermarket, hotel, ..... in addition, it also helps me search, the first nautical charts. I love the app, the app will hopefully last forever :)
Great apps, love how the chart is showed. 5/5
I really love this app, great design so as the chart. I found the new design like this can result in user attract,. Yes, it is. Love it. Very details, closely.. Uhmm 5 stars iguess
great app 5/5
This app is very helpful and easy to use. I had a chance to use it over the weekend and was pleasantly surprised. The charts are accurate, i always know exactly where you are. Great app for my needs kayaking, it helps me to record my trips, save favourite or danger places. I really like this app!
Nice app 5/5
Embark brings great nautical charts to your iPad and iPhone. It is great and easy to use. I like it so much. Thanks
Embark - Better than Navionics 5/5
This is my new favorite navigation app. Hands down, the best charts on the market. I was really surprised when I found out how good this was. Using it a lot! It is so easy to use, both clean and detailed at the same time. When you are out boating you want to minimize the time spent looking at your navigation system, and focus on controlling your boat. This app does just that. Would recommend for every boater out there!
Login issues. 2/5
By How deep is your water?
MAJOR login issues. Worked fine after I downloaded it. Says my login info is incorrect. If I got the password wrong, there's no way to reset. Facebook login is a complete no go. Again...worked great at first, interface etc. was good. Fix the login issues. Cheers!
***** App! A must for any fishermen or boaters! 5/5
By Herman Fredrick
Why do I give 5 stars?
- The app works smoothly!
- The charts are better and with more detail than any I´ve encountered elsewhere!
- The usability is intuitive
- they have an active and helpful support! What an amazing service!
- The map data is up to date and trustworthy
- The offline modus is priceless! Any area for one price and no limits? -> great!
Why do I feel like I am qualified to write a review:
I´ve been boating for years and always have been using paper charts aside of other navigational apps to navigate, as other apps on the market had too overcrowded charts and were no benefit to the paper versions and they were expensive! I´ve been boating all over the US professionally and the chart source Embark is using is the same as the professional shipping navigations use! Bravo on getting hands on this. This app is a different one in the boating community. Finally there is an app out there that I want to rely on. Thank you and high recommendations.
Perfect for boating, navigation and fishing! 5/5
Hardly use my chart plotter anymore. Having my charts on my phone is simply more convenient.
Embark offers incredibly detailed charts to navigate with. It´s possible to adjust the depths and heights personally that will be shown on the chart. It works perfectly smooth on the water, shows my location and is very easy to understand. I go fishing a lot with my boat and knowing the depth where I am is crucial to know. Being able to have all that information in a beautiful map… it is what I´ve been waiting for. I haven’t gone boating at night a lot, but the night mode works very well at dusk and dawn as well and the charts are incredibly easy to read! Great product!
Offline works well! 5/5
I´ve been talking to the Embark support on how to use the Charts in areas with no internet coverage.. because being out with the boat I don´t want to be dependent on reception. And they solved it with the new version .. it´s possible to just download any area you want and use it with no internet coverage. Great job!
Thank you for a great app 5/5
By Mark Wonderick
I downloaded Embark a while ago, but have just recently been able to test it well enough.. The design is very intuitive. The charts are easily to understand and the offline mode is wonderful! Getting offline mode once you can download any area you need, and Embark doesn’t limit you how many areas you want. Worth the one time spending 100%! Now i basically use it offline, and won´t have any costs for roaming. I´m curious what they´ll come up with next.
Amazingly detailed charts 5/5
By Jason smith Vermont
Have been using it for a month now. Sweet app. Being able to have charts on my iPhone makes boating and navigation so much more convenient! Love the app!! Perfect for boaters, fishing, kayaking and map nerds :)
Love Embark! For boating trips, sailing, planning... 5/5
By Johanna Vargas OR
Updated review: I´m using this app quite frequently, as our family are passionate boaters. Haven´t been disappointed at all. The charts work wonderfully. Haven´t had any troubles with it. Thanks Embark for being a great addition to this boating season!
I started using Embark to plan our family boating vacation. I can access all the charts i want anywhere in the US! Inland and offshore. The details are incredible and it basically makes a chart plotter obsolete. Using smaller boats for fishing or a dinghy on the inland lakes and rivers this app is the perfect way to not only navigate but plan the trips. There are 3 different light modes that are very practical in different light conditions. For me the sunshine mode worked very well as the icons are larger and it is super easy to read. The night mode is great for fishing in dusk or dawn or when being out on the water at night! wonderful stuff!
Works like a charm 5/5
By Loomer J
No problems logging in or anything. Charts are great.
Stuck on splash screen 1/5
By Ed Melchior
Since this app does not allow either signing up for an account nor signing into an existing account, it's pretty much useless. It won't go past the login screen, and will not do anything, including not letting one type in login information.
Once it's functional in some way, I'll revise rating. Not sure why some rate the support highly. No evidence of activity.
Great App but locks you out permanently with no ability to restore account or reset password 4/5
Great charts until I rebooted my iPhone. I forgot my password... I couldn't reset it or communicate to the administrators to restore my account. Attempts to create a second account are thwarted on error. So don't forget your password.
Can't even sign in 1/5
How does this have 15 5 star reviews I can't even log in
Are they all employees and friends
I downloaded the app and it freezes on the home screen. I cannot select either option of signing up or logging in.
I love sailing and I have an outdated gps on my boat and I was searching the App Store and found this. It has full markings including depth, markers, and land labels. I also love it's sleek flat design which fits with iOS 8. Definite 5 stars.
Support Review 5/5
These guys are GREAT with App Support Connections & feedback, especially Oliver.
I made 2 suggestion on app enhancements. Oliver replied very quickly, was receptive and liked the ideas. I was told they are coding them in as future upgrades, I can only hope that's true.
Oliver has said he'd keep me updated on when they'll be complete & rolledout.
Spectacular app feedback & support!! Can't wait for the enhancements.
5 stars 5 words 5/5
I WOULD pay for this!
By Mr Moby
Quite a fresh take on sea charts for iPad. I rarely write reviews, but I feel this one surprised me. Crisp and responsive maps, not to mention quite refreshing cartography. Keep it up!