Boaters Enjoy Peace of Mind with Industry-leading Garmin and Navionics Mapping On Board
Combined Content Offers World’s No. 1 Mapping Coverage and a Full Suite of Tools for Every Kind of Boater
A few years ago, Navionics® became a part of the Garmin family, joining forces as leaders in the marine industry to generate the best mapping solutions for boaters, anglers and sailors alike. A shared, deep-rooted knowledge of the industry has allowed Garmin and Navionics to deliver widespread global coverage and feature-rich content that can help further any of your passions at the lake or on the sea. Thanks to this integration, BlueChart® g3 and BlueChart g3 Vision users can get world leading cartography1 content right to their Garmin chartplotter or compatible mobile device.
You might be asking how this integrated content benefits you. With Navionics data exclusively built-in to Garmin BlueChart, you can enjoy best content right out of the box. But it doesn’t stop there. With Garmin, you’ll get a slew of additional features for your on-the-water hobbies:
Superior Coverage That Never Stops Evolving
Weather, temperature, tides and more can all contribute to changes in the ocean floor or lake bottom which means that frequent updates are a key piece of the puzzle when it comes to solid, onboard mapping. Integrated Garmin and Navionics detail provides a clear advantage of continuous improvement and unparalleled coverage. With a team of skilled cartographers working year-round, this content only continues to expand across the world with each new release.
On the coasts, across the ocean, or completely landlocked: BlueChart g3 charts and BlueChart g3 Vision offer actively updated chart content. Not to mention, chart updates are quick-and-easy to download right to your chartplotter or compatible mobile device via Garmin’s ActiveCaptain® App2 or Garmin Express™. To view how the quantity and position of worldwide updates has grown over time, check out the interactive Navionics Heatmap.
Enhanced Visibility Above and Below Your Boat with Premium Content
Explore coastlines and lake bottoms with feature-rich premium overlays3, such as high-resolution satellite imagery and unique 3-D views. Whether you’re trolling lakes or cruising coastlines, premium overlays and features – found exclusively in BlueChart g3 Vision BlueChart g3 charts and inland maps – equip boaters and anglers with advanced chart detail and up to 1’ contours so situational awareness is never in question.
A Rich Blend of Colour and Shadow
Navigate more intuitively and explore with a premium relief shading overlay included in BlueChart g3 Vision. Garmin’s relief shading gives you an easy-to-interpret, clear view of the ocean or lake bottom structure than contour lines alone. Now with 100% coverage for the coastal continental U.S. and increased inland acreage, as well as expanded coverage for European countries4, Australia and New Zealand, it is easier than ever to discover hidden, fish-holding structures, artificial reefs and unique diving locations.
Even if you haven’t upgraded to premium charts and features, let Garmin chartplotters5 be your guide with Auto Guidance6 technology. By considering your desired depth, overhead clearance and other preferences, Auto Guidance will calculate the best route and overlay a suggested path right to your chart.
The Ultimate Connected Boating Experience
No matter what level of chart content you use, Garmin’s free, all-in-one ActiveCaptain app offers a simple yet powerful connection between your mobile device and compatible Garmin chartplotter. ActiveCaptain gives you the tools to do everything from monitoring and tracking your boat with the OnDeck™ system to transferring waypoints and planning routes with user data sync capabilities.
ActiveCaptain also grants access to an entire online community of fellow boaters who share your on-the-water passions. The ActiveCaptain Community is a platform for users to regularly share their experiences out on the water—like the best marinas to dock for lunch or potential hazards on the water—so you always feel like a local. With fellow boaters recording their experiences in the app, ActiveCaptain can provide a more safe and enjoyable boating or fishing experience.
Let Us Lead the Way
Our journey to redefine the marine industry continues as we pursue more ways to be an essential part of your activities on lake and sea. Looking ahead to the 2021 boating season, Garmin is eager to see where the No. 1 in mapping may lead you.
1Based on 2019 reported sales
2Available for download on iPhone and Android compatible mobile devices
3Premium overlays and features are available via upgrade to BlueChart g3 Vision
4Relief shading available in Europe for the U.K., Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway
5Available on the latest compatible chartplotters
6Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations iPad, iPhone and Apple are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.