We tested the Plan2Nav iPad app as part of a group test of portable chartplotting software. App £ Free - Charts £26.99 UK Ireland & Channel. • Jeppesen CMap • CMap cartography • Vector charts •

Product Overview

Overall rating:



  • • Intuitive control icons make it easy to get the hang of this. Onscreen icons are neatly arranged at base of screen
  • • The layout is simple and there are no clever tricks or buttons. Instead, the display is easy to understand and the limited range of functions are quite clear
  • • Tide flow arrows are easy to see (but only show flow at the current time)
  • • Quick to refresh, but short on detail


  • • Old-fashioned appearance, with basic charts which lack detail at most levels of zoom
  • • Abrupt and confusing loss of detail at some zoom levels
  • • Charts are sometimes slow to refresh
  • • 3D view adds little
  • • Too easy to change chart orientation, so easy to get a confusing picture
  • • Difficult to manage and edit routes. Although instructions claim you can drag waypoints, we never managed to do this


Plan2Nav iPad app


Plan 2 Nav


Despite being one of the major players in vector cartography, using the well-established CMaps, the Plan2Nav iPad app is old-fashioned, clunky and slow. We found it short on functions and difficult to use, with little to recommend and plenty to frustrate.


See reviews of the other iPad apps in our group test


We were surprised at how such a well-established chartplotting company had missed the mark.


Type:Jeppesen CMap - CMap cartography - Vector charts -