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Old 07-02-2012, 06:22 PM
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Just wanted to see if any of you guys were using it and if so what you think of it.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:50 PM
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It's ok. Preferred the Navionics Gold, especially the Fish N Chip. But I'm more of a fisherman than boater. Don't really care too much about what each port has, etc..
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:57 PM
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I just bought it, I figured I need all the help I could get since I'm just starting out.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:59 PM
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If you can take advantage of the rebate, i think it's a no-brainer
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:00 AM
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If you can take advantage of the rebate, i think it's a no-brainer
My was expensive @ a tad under $300.00. I got the extra large/wide version. I like it. Has great detail. If you purchased a Garmin GPS as of late, Garmin is offering a $200.00 rebate. So...For under a hundread it was a steal!

Best price I could find was this dealer here:

http://www.d-gps.com/servlet/the-559...sh--St./Detail

Also...When I received my card, it was completely up-to-date as well. Couldn't find a better price anywhere else.

Garmin rebate link that expires on 7/8/12

http://garmin.blogs.com/files/g2vision_rebate.pdf
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:54 AM
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Unless you are in an area with huge depth variations in short distances or are traveling and looking for shore amenities I would not bother. All the cool screenshots don't really look like the mostly flat areas I fish. The base maps are pretty great without the G2 vision.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:23 AM
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Agree with some of these comments, depends upon what you use or will use.

If you fish pinnacles the bathymetrics are pretty good & useful. I hear the card is slower in the 4000 series than the standard.

Boaters may appreciate some of the shore/sat photo features but as a fisherman, that doesn't do anything for me.

But by the sounds of it you guys in the States are being offered a great deal on them....I sense something new is in the pipeline.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:46 AM
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Here are some videos of G2 Vision in action ......

Inshore

http://bluewaterpirate.phanfare.com/4683060_5180941

Offshore

http://bluewaterpirate.phanfare.com/4683060_5180982
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by BuzoDe45 View Post
Unless you are in an area with huge depth variations in short distances or are traveling and looking for shore amenities I would not bother. All the cool screenshots don't really look like the mostly flat areas I fish. The base maps are pretty great without the G2 vision.
Or unless you fish in the marsh. The marsh detail is considerably better.

Without it...



With it...

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It also lets you use the Auto-Guidance features which are very nice. I LOVE the extra cruising info on it, helicopter pictures of marina's, inlets, .... really nice when going to a new area.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:19 AM
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If you have two Garmin units networked will one G2 Vision card service both a 5212 and a 4208?
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Ohanafun View Post
If you have two Garmin units networked will one G2 Vision card service both a 5212 and a 4208?
Yep, one does my two 4012's
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:22 AM
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:05 PM
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Thanks looking for a card for VA/NC out to 50 miles to cover gulf stream. Also is garmin still doing a rebate?
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:10 PM
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I have the garmin 740s with the g2 vision card and the standard horizon gx2150 with AIS set up to the engine network. Everytime I turn it on I'm learning that it has more things and is able to show more information just by going through the home page. There is a problem when where off shore (south of LI NY) while fishing I keep playing with the garmin and checking out the ships going into NY harbor on the AIS, while I should fishing. At least I'm having a good time and thats what its all about. I had the standard Horizon chart plotter before this while I though it was good its nothing even close to the the 740s with the g2 vision card. Dennis
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:46 PM
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Its an upgrade, but I was by no means blown away with what it offered to my 5212's in terms of chart detail. Some of my friends Raymarine or Northstar plotters seem to have more deatil on their charts. I don't use the pictures or fish-eye features much. I just want as much accurate detail on the main charts (wrecks, canyon detail, etc.)
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:29 AM
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The Vision chips don't add anything to the basic cartography you get in a map-equipped version of a Garmin chartplotter. If you stay in your old familiar area, the additional aerial photos might not be of as much use as they are for someone exploring new areas. For me, they are a must-have.
As I become more familiar with its limitations, I find I get a lot of use from the marine routing feature which is not available on any other brand.

So the value of the Vision Chips is entirely up to how you use your plotter.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:28 AM
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I bought it and like it, although I do agree that a lot of what it adds is, "Fluff" and not all that useful.

The satellite detail is cool, but again you're being a Fluffer if uknowadimeen.
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