iNavX brings AIS Live coverage to mobile devices

(SAN FRANCISCO) — The iNavX mobile marine navigation application has announced the launch of iNavX AIS Live.

Available on both iOS and Android versions of iNavX, iNavX AIS Live connects a user’s mobile device to the AIS Live global network of antennas. Real-time ship movements are broadcast to the iNavX app and overlaid directly on the chart. AIS Live provides instant access to AIS data, making ships in the immediate vicinity visible without the need for a radar or AIS transponder.

iNavX AIS Live’s growing network coverage extends from Europe to North America, the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Far East with more antenna stations continually being added. The iNavX AIS Live overlay requires a data connection to connect to the service, either via a cellular or Wi-Fi connection. The radius of the AIS data provided is 30 nautical miles from the device position or selected waypoint.

A handheld solution for marine navigation, iNavX allows users to find their location using the mobile device’s GPS, as well as plotting course, bearing and waypoints. The app includes access to the broadest collection of charts from leading chart providers including Navionics, Fugawi, NV Charts, Explorer and Waterway Guide. Theyr Weather, an optional service, provides a graphical overlay for all weather information. GRIB forecasts and weather overlays can easily be downloaded and displayed on the app as well.

iNavX is available from the App Store for $49.99. iNavX is available as a free download for Android devices that includes basic chart and location services. iNavX Android Pro, a premium service of enhanced navigational features such as setting waypoints, routes and tracking is available for $59.99 per year. Chart purchases vary by provider and region ranging from $19.99 to $249.99. iNavX AIS Live is available for $99.99 per year. For more information on iNavX, contact press@inavx.comor visit

By Professional Mariner Staff