Since my recent article Navionics prices severe the company Fugawi has just announced a correction to the tariff reduction for Navionics charts records. In addition, the price of the annual renewal purchases, that was for three years 50% the initial purchase, then recently increased to 60%, comes back again to 50%. Go figure !
We were used to a steady increase of Navionics tariff in Fugawi (¹) but since 2014 It had more evolved. We are seeing this year 2017 a real Waltz of the labels, including for Navionics Boating HD applications.
However, iNavX 5.0 having introduced the possibility to purchase charts directly from the application (in-app purchase), offers much higher of prices in euros which remain 5 up to 16% pricing converted into euros on the website Fugawi/Charts. Margin charged by Apple, or tax between USA and Canada ? Go figure… This can still change.
See the comparison chart update :
Selecting the top selling regions for iNavX in France :
A quick test performed buying a chart on Fugawi website and its conversion into euros in the shopping cart highlights the gap with the price in euros displayed in iNavX (Charts > Store). So it's best to buy or renew your charts from your Fugawi account than directly from iNavX.
This fix should provide real relief for users. However, with prices of cards proposed meeting or exceeding 100 EUR, It is unlikely that the procurement function integrated in iNavX meeting a great success.
(¹) Navionics charts trade policy