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Old 02-22-2015, 12:08 PM
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For my birthday this year I was going to add XM Weather (GXM 52) to my boat but when I started looking I thought perhaps I should be going bigger. Today I have a GPSMAP 5212 with the GSD 22 sounds and a GPS17x GPS antenna. When I looked at adding weather it was $700 list for the GXM52 plus the subscription.

But the new BlueChart v2 app is supposed to share weather with the new plotters. Should I just bite the bullet and upgrade to the 7612? I started thinking I could sell my old plotter for $1,500 plus not purchase the GXM52 ... And get the 7612 for $3,500 ... Of course with my wonky math it is "only" $1,300 more than I was going to spend adding the GXM52 and that is not including the $30/month for the XM subscription.

I really just need weather where I have cell coverage ... Not going that far offshore.

Can I just drop in the 7612 vs. the 5212? Can't seem to find the 7612 template. Help me justify the spend!

Pat
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Thinking about adding that Garmin weather puck too later this year.
Question is, does it require the NMEA2k network, or can it plug directly into an MFD (840, 741, or even GCV10).
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Thinking about adding that Garmin weather puck too later this year.
Question is, does it require the NMEA2k network, or can it plug directly into an MFD (840, 741, or even GCV10).
TIA.
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/shop...rod129278.html


Get Easy Plug-and-play With This All-in-one Design
SiriusXM® Marine receiver delivers continuous access to SiriusXM Marine services providing the weather and info you need; the entertainment you want.
Easy plug-and-play installation with NMEA 2000® network connectivity. Powered directly through the NMEA 2000 bus
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Is this the only way to get the weather forcast etc.On the 7610xsv?
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/shop...rod129278.html


Get Easy Plug-and-play With This All-in-one Design
SiriusXM® Marine receiver delivers continuous access to SiriusXM Marine services providing the weather and info you need; the entertainment you want.
Easy plug-and-play installation with NMEA 2000® network connectivity. Powered directly through the NMEA 2000 bus
This assumes you already have a 2k network. Haven't needed one up to now, but sounds like I would need to make one to get weather.
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So what got me thinking about not doing XM weather was this press release:

What's New in Version 2.0 (available summer 2015)
Wirelessly stream weather data to compatible networked Garmin chartplotter²

¹Weather data can stream wirelessly to GPSMAP® 8xxx/7400/7600/8x0/10x0/7x1/5x7 series. All other BlueChart Mobile features are also compatible with GPSMAP 4/5/6/7xxx series through the optional Garmin Wi-Fi® Adapter Kit (sold separately).

²Weather features vary by region. The GPSMAP 8000 series requires the Wi-Fi Adapter Kit (sold separately)


http://garmin.blogs.com/ukpr/2015/02...rtplotter.html
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Weather from your cell phone (app) only works if you have cell service.
Xm weather is satellite based, and works anywhere you have a clear view of the sky.
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The mobile uses the data from the GXM 52.

I've been using XM Weather since 2006 and its save my butt on more than one occassion. Here are some pictures and videos I've taken over the years.

http://bluewaterpirate.phanfare.com/6104541_7000021

https://vimeo.com/85455262






NEXRAD superimposed over SST data





Cloud Mosiac and NEXRAD




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I have twin 7612s on my boat with one xsv. I have sirius xm weather but can't figure out how to overlay the sst. Can someone walk me through this?
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Originally Posted by Hossharris View Post
Xm weather is satellite based, and works anywhere you have a clear view of the sky.
ONLY if you're in the XM coverage area...
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Plus, there is now a $150.00 rebate on service!!!!
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Originally Posted by enrique1 View Post
Is this the only way to get the weather forcast etc.On the 7610xsv?
im using the free bluechart mobile app to overlay radar on my 7612. of course i could just look at me phone

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/maps...rod114005.html

https://youtu.be/DqksTFKch4g

https://youtu.be/8tU_ebAPBaE
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Originally Posted by patmcqueen View Post
For my birthday this year I was going to add XM Weather (GXM 52) to my boat but when I started looking I thought perhaps I should be going bigger. Today I have a GPSMAP 5212 with the GSD 22 sounds and a GPS17x GPS antenna. When I looked at adding weather it was $700 list for the GXM52 plus the subscription.

But the new BlueChart v2 app is supposed to share weather with the new plotters. Should I just bite the bullet and upgrade to the 7612? I started thinking I could sell my old plotter for $1,500 plus not purchase the GXM52 ... And get the 7612 for $3,500 ... Of course with my wonky math it is "only" $1,300 more than I was going to spend adding the GXM52 and that is not including the $30/month for the XM subscription.

I really just need weather where I have cell coverage ... Not going that far offshore.

Can I just drop in the 7612 vs. the 5212? Can't seem to find the 7612 template. Help me justify the spend!

Pat
I've done the weather via phone and via xm to garmin plotters. obviously there is the range thing, but other than that I have found the phone route can be kind of clumsy to get them talking and I have had the phone lose connection to the plotter. rebooting the phone seems to fix the issue (iphone 6+) so it may not be a garmin issue but just the same I have found it kind of clumsy and painful. when connected it works fine.

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