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GRT Remote app for Android now available!

Postby katieb » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:28 pm

The GRT Remote flight planning app for HX and HXr is now available for beta testing. Visit the GRT website using the phone or tablet that you want to use, and download the app directly from the GRT Remote App web page. It will eventually be released with the Google Play app store. This first version of the app is only a flight planning device. Use it to create and edit flight plans in your Android device and then transfer them to the EFIS system. More features are soon to follow.

To use it with your EFIS system, you will need a few things:
1. A Bluetooth USB dongle (verified models are listed on the Software pages for HX and HXr)
2. The Bluetooth-enabled beta software for HX/HXr
3. The GRT Remote App

You can get the software and information for the Bluetooth on the Software web pages for HX and HXr. The App page is linked on the Home page and can be found under the Products menu. http://grtavionics.com/grtremote.html

Please forward any comments to this thread or to Greg Toman (gregt@grtavionics.com).
Have a great weekend!
Katie Bosman
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Re: GRT Remote app for Android now available!

Postby glenn » Fri May 24, 2013 11:58 am

Hi,

I just ordered an HXr and want to use the Android app, but I'm an Apple guy (iPad/iPhone) so I need to get a new tablet. Any recommendations? I was considering a Samsung Galaxy 7.7 but I'm open to suggestions. Would a 7" model work or do I really need a 10" screen? Would a Kindle Fire HD work?

Thanks in advance.

Glenn
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Re: GRT Remote app for Android now available!

Postby Ivan Kristensen » Fri May 24, 2013 2:14 pm

I recently purchased the Nexus 7" tablet and really like it. I have an iPad as well and found it to be too big in the cockpit, the 7" tablet is just about the right size and certainly much easier to deal with in the airplane. I haven't seen the7.7" table from Samsung but feel certain that it too would be a good choice. I would not recommend the Amazon tablet.
Since having switched to the Android OS tablet I have also switched from Foreflight flight planning software, which is only available on the iPad, to Fltplan.com for ALL my flight planning. This is a great flight planning software which includes VFR and IRF charts, approach plates for the US and Canada, airport facility directories and much more. The best part is that it is completely free of charge.
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Re: GRT Remote app for Android now available!

Postby glenn » Fri May 24, 2013 9:09 pm

Thanks for the input Ivan!
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