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Old 11-19-2017, 10:37 AM
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I downloaded but havenít used it on the boat yet. Should I delete Garmin BlueChart and Garmin Helm? They re installed on my iPhone and iPad. It looks like this new app replaces both of them.

Will a cell signal be adequate to download chart plotter updates? I do not get a WiFi signal on my boat. Iím wondering if I should just keep using SD cards.
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:59 PM
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I would keep using the SD cards--we don't know what plotter you have. I have a 1040sx and a 741sx--the older Blue Chart and Helm are compatible. I used Active Captain, but will continue to use it in the Blue Chart--app, since my chart plotters are not fully compatible with the new "Active captain" program--and you are correct that the Helm and BC apps have been removed and replaced with the new "Active captain"

Generally the chart plotter series which ends in "2" is fully compatible, but not the "0" or "1" series.

There is a lot of information, and I prefer to use a wi fi at home to update.
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:50 PM
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Thanks. 7612xsv x 2.
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:46 AM
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Here is some additional info relative to ActiveCaptain and BlueChart Mobile:

https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/ma...captain-users/
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