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GARMIN Pre-Programmed Marine Data Cards

What kind of BlueChart card does your Garmin unit take?
Garmin offers detailed marine maps and charts on g2 data cards, g2 micoSD cards, and g2 Vision microSD cards, formats that make it easy and convenient to load detailed charts to your compatible Garmin. These data cards do not include any software for use on a PC. If PC use is required, pre-planning can be done with Garmin's HomePort marine planning software. See the product compatibility lists below to determine which card your product takes.

Compatibility for BlueChart g2 data cards
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Garmin BlueChart g2 data cards are compatible with fixed-mount and portable chartplotters (compatibility upgrades are also available for Garmin's exisiting large-format plotters). Garmin recommends these products for use with this software, any unit with an * will require a software updates from Garmin to display these maps:
GPSMAP 192/198* GPSMAP 276C/278* GPSMAP 292/298* GPSMAP 376C/378/478*
GPSMAP 2100 series* GPSMAP 3000 series*    
Garmin BlueChart g2 microSD cards are compatible with new fixed-mount chartplotters and handheld GPS units (compatibility upgrades are also available for Garmin's exisiting large-format plotters). Garmin recommends these products for use with this software, any unit with an * will require a software updates from Garmin to display these maps:
Colorado series Oregon, Montana series nuvi 500 series* GPSMAP 60Cx/CSx*
Dakota 20 GPSMAP 76Cx/76CSx* GPSMAP 62s/st GPSMAP 78/78s/78sc
eTrex Cx/HCx series* eTrex 20/30 Rino 520HCx/ 530HCx Rino 650
Garmin BlueChart g2 VISION microSD cards are recommended for the following chartplotters. These charts will also have limited compatibility with the handheld units.
GPSMAP 4x0/4x1/5x0/5x1/5x5/5x6 GPSMAP 6x0 GPSMAP 700 series GPSMAP 4000/5000 series
GPSMAP 6000 series GPSMAP 7000 series    

Garmin BlueChart g2 & BlueChart g2 Vision Differences

 
BlueChart g2
BlueChart g2 Vision
Seamless chart presentation
Vector object orientated data
Shaded depth contours and inter-tidal zones with spot soundings

Port plans
Tidal stations for selected countries
Aids to navigation with view range and coverage including light sectors information
Wrecks, restricted areas, anchorages, obstructions
Tidal current graphs
2D or 3D map perspective view
Marina points of interest and slipways
Full bathymetric fishing charts providing detailed contours
Aerial photos of ports, marinas, bridges and navigational landmarks  
Full color aerial photos of ports, marinas, bridges and navigational landmarks  
Detailed coastal roads up to five miles inland (non-routable)  
Points of interest such as restaurants, lodging, entertainment and more  
Realistic "view from space" high-resolution satellite imagery  
True 3D view below-waterline perspective and 3D Mariners Eye View  
Auto Guidance technology to suggest best passages  
Tidal current flow overlay  

A software update will continue to be required on all BlueChart g2 and g2 Vision cards to take advantage of the “safety shading” feature introduced in v2010 (v11.5) version. This required update will continue to be included on all BlueChart 2012 (v13.5) preprogrammed microSD/SD cards, downloads, and all cards programmed using the BlueChart Dealer Outlet.


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