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#11673763 - 06/17/16 03:36 PM Navionics card
onfirecrappie Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 259
Loc: Gunter,Texas
i just bought the Lowrance elite hdi 5, I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the Navionics lakes cards? Are they worth the money? Where is the best place to buy them? Also a little curious because some of the ones I've seen online say discontinued. Thanks in advance for any help.

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#11673858 - 06/17/16 04:40 PM Re: Navionics card [Re: onfirecrappie]
AustinS Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/23/16
Posts: 118
Loc: East TX
I bought the platinum (south) version from Academy a few weeks ago. It's cool. Lots more contour detail than the Lowrance map. That being said, I'm not sure it's $200 worth of cool. Might be if you visited a lot of different lakes. There's less detail than most $10 paper maps. I'd buy it again but it wasn't as nifty as I thought it would be IMO.
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#11673911 - 06/17/16 05:04 PM Re: Navionics card [Re: onfirecrappie]
bush hog Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 2367
Loc: Beckville, TX
You just missed a sale on them but I think Shut Up and Fish has as about as good of a price as you'll find. I really like mine and use it more than I thought I would. http://www.shut-up-and-fish.com/

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#11674019 - 06/17/16 06:22 PM Re: Navionics card [Re: onfirecrappie]
Wayne P. Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3858
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
The Elite models have slow processors and cannot read the extra stuff that Platinum cards have.

The best for the Elite models is the Navionics+ Preloaded. That is a 16GB card like the Platinum, but is not regional and has all the Navionics Nautical Charts for the US and Canada already loaded to it. Plus can have the Sonar Charts map layer added for locations you want.
BUT since the Elite models are slow, you can delete all that is on the card and only download the specific waters you need so the unit won't have to process all the map date it comes with. You can download both Nautical Charts (Navionics maps) and Sonar Charts (user generated mapping) and not bog the unit down.

The 2GB version of Navionics+ and Navionics Hotmaps Premium regional cards are discontinued. Ether of those would work great if you can find some old stock.

All new purchases of any Navionics card includes a year of Freshest Data Updates.
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#11674319 - 06/17/16 09:57 PM Re: Navionics card [Re: onfirecrappie]
onfirecrappie Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 259
Loc: Gunter,Texas
Good information. I am a 48 year old fire fighter and definitely not a tech guru.

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#11675023 - 06/18/16 01:09 PM Re: Navionics card [Re: onfirecrappie]
crappiegetter Offline
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Registered: 10/24/13
Posts: 855
Loc: Waco TX
Originally Posted By: onfirecrappie
i just bought the Lowrance elite hdi 5, I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the Navionics lakes cards? Are they worth the money? Where is the best place to buy them? Also a little curious because some of the ones I've seen online say discontinued. Thanks in advance for any help.
If you have a smart phone get the Navionics it only about 15.00 a year with continuous updates smile those cards are about 80.00 to update I Hear
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#11675445 - 06/18/16 06:45 PM Re: Navionics card [Re: crappiegetter]
Wayne P. Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3858
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: crappiegetter
Originally Posted By: onfirecrappie
i just bought the Lowrance elite hdi 5, I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the Navionics lakes cards? Are they worth the money? Where is the best place to buy them? Also a little curious because some of the ones I've seen online say discontinued. Thanks in advance for any help.
If you have a smart phone get the Navionics it only about 15.00 a year with continuous updates smile those cards are about 80.00 to update I Hear


The Navionics App is an annual subscription also just like the updatable cards.

Renewal for the map cards is $99.
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#11675616 - 06/18/16 08:47 PM Re: Navionics card [Re: Wayne P.]
crappiegetter Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/24/13
Posts: 855
Loc: Waco TX
Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Originally Posted By: crappiegetter
Originally Posted By: onfirecrappie
i just bought the Lowrance elite hdi 5, I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the Navionics lakes cards? Are they worth the money? Where is the best place to buy them? Also a little curious because some of the ones I've seen online say discontinued. Thanks in advance for any help.
If you have a smart phone get the Navionics it only about 15.00 a year with continuous updates smile those cards are about 80.00 to update I Hear


The Navionics App is an annual subscription also just like the updatable cards.

Renewal for the map cards is $99.
Exactly smile
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#11677707 - 06/20/16 09:42 AM Re: Navionics card [Re: onfirecrappie]
Corey Stanley Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 940
Loc: Tx
AustinS, what Lowrance unit are you running that Platinum in? Did you turn the Fishnchip layer on? It is only required the first time, and then from then on it should automatically come on. If not, there is a lot of detail that you are missing out on.

Any more questions feel free to ask away.



Edited by Corey Stanley (06/20/16 09:50 AM)
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#11677758 - 06/20/16 10:01 AM Re: Navionics card [Re: Wayne P.]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 2149
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
The Elite models have slow processors and cannot read the extra stuff that Platinum cards have.

The best for the Elite models is the Navionics+ Preloaded. That is a 16GB card like the Platinum, but is not regional and has all the Navionics Nautical Charts for the US and Canada already loaded to it. Plus can have the Sonar Charts map layer added for locations you want.
BUT since the Elite models are slow, you can delete all that is on the card and only download the specific waters you need so the unit won't have to process all the map date it comes with. You can download both Nautical Charts (Navionics maps) and Sonar Charts (user generated mapping) and not bog the unit down.
Don't know where you got the idea that the Elite models have slow processors, I have the Elite 7ti with a Navionics Hotmap Platinum South and it's as quick as you can touch the screen. In other words it's as fast as the person using it. Don't know what more you could ask.

The 2GB version of Navionics+ and Navionics Hotmaps Premium regional cards are discontinued. Ether of those would work great if you can find some old stock.

All new purchases of any Navionics card includes a year of Freshest Data Updates.
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#11677778 - 06/20/16 10:10 AM Re: Navionics card [Re: Wayne P.]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 2149
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
The Elite models have slow processors and cannot read the extra stuff that Platinum cards have.

The best for the Elite models is the Navionics+ Preloaded. That is a 16GB card like the Platinum, but is not regional and has all the Navionics Nautical Charts for the US and Canada already loaded to it. Plus can have the Sonar Charts map layer added for locations you want.
BUT since the Elite models are slow, you can delete all that is on the card and only download the specific waters you need so the unit won't have to process all the map date it comes with. You can download both Nautical Charts (Navionics maps) and Sonar Charts (user generated mapping) and not bog the unit down.

The 2GB version of Navionics+ and Navionics Hotmaps Premium regional cards are discontinued. Ether of those would work great if you can find some old stock.

All new purchases of any Navionics card includes a year of Freshest Data Updates.


Don't know where you got the idea that the Elite models have slow processors, I have the Elite 7ti with the Navionics Hotmap Platinum South and it processes as fast as you touch the screen. Don't know what else you could ask for.
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#11678646 - 06/20/16 04:15 PM Re: Navionics card [Re: Corey Stanley]
AustinS Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/23/16
Posts: 118
Loc: East TX
I'm using a Hook 7. I just plugged the card in and switched the unit from Lowrance map to Navionics. I'm pretty new to marine electronics and this is my first time using a map card. Not sure what the fishnchip layer is.

Originally Posted By: Corey Stanley
AustinS, what Lowrance unit are you running that Platinum in? Did you turn the Fishnchip layer on? It is only required the first time, and then from then on it should automatically come on. If not, there is a lot of detail that you are missing out on.

Any more questions feel free to ask away.

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#11678719 - 06/20/16 04:49 PM Re: Navionics card [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
Wayne P. Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3858
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
The Elite models have slow processors and cannot read the extra stuff that Platinum cards have.

The best for the Elite models is the Navionics+ Preloaded. That is a 16GB card like the Platinum, but is not regional and has all the Navionics Nautical Charts for the US and Canada already loaded to it. Plus can have the Sonar Charts map layer added for locations you want.
BUT since the Elite models are slow, you can delete all that is on the card and only download the specific waters you need so the unit won't have to process all the map date it comes with. You can download both Nautical Charts (Navionics maps) and Sonar Charts (user generated mapping) and not bog the unit down.

The 2GB version of Navionics+ and Navionics Hotmaps Premium regional cards are discontinued. Ether of those would work great if you can find some old stock.

All new purchases of any Navionics card includes a year of Freshest Data Updates.


Don't know where you got the idea that the Elite models have slow processors, I have the Elite 7ti with the Navionics Hotmap Platinum South and it processes as fast as you touch the screen. Don't know what else you could ask for.


The "idea" came from numerous Elite owners complaining on Bass Boat Central that the mapping cannot keep up with their boat speed.
I posted the solution.
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#11679569 - 06/21/16 06:39 AM Re: Navionics card [Re: Wayne P.]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 2149
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
The Elite models have slow processors and cannot read the extra stuff that Platinum cards have.

The best for the Elite models is the Navionics+ Preloaded. That is a 16GB card like the Platinum, but is not regional and has all the Navionics Nautical Charts for the US and Canada already loaded to it. Plus can have the Sonar Charts map layer added for locations you want.
BUT since the Elite models are slow, you can delete all that is on the card and only download the specific waters you need so the unit won't have to process all the map date it comes with. You can download both Nautical Charts (Navionics maps) and Sonar Charts (user generated mapping) and not bog the unit down.

The 2GB version of Navionics+ and Navionics Hotmaps Premium regional cards are discontinued. Ether of those would work great if you can find some old stock.

All new purchases of any Navionics card includes a year of Freshest Data Updates.


Don't know where you got the idea that the Elite models have slow processors, I have the Elite 7ti with the Navionics Hotmap Platinum South and it processes as fast as you touch the screen. Don't know what else you could ask for.


The "idea" came from numerous Elite owners complaining on Bass Boat Central that the mapping cannot keep up with their boat speed.
I posted the solution.

They must not know the correct settings, they should call Lowrance or Navionic tech's. They can help with any problems or questions. The problem is not with the unit.
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#11679571 - 06/21/16 06:43 AM Re: Navionics card [Re: AustinS]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 2149
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: AustinS
I'm using a Hook 7. I just plugged the card in and switched the unit from Lowrance map to Navionics. I'm pretty new to marine electronics and this is my first time using a map card. Not sure what the fishnchip layer is.

Originally Posted By: Corey Stanley
AustinS, what Lowrance unit are you running that Platinum in? Did you turn the Fishnchip layer on? It is only required the first time, and then from then on it should automatically come on. If not, there is a lot of detail that you are missing out on.

Any more questions feel free to ask away.


I had a Hook 7 and called Navionics about purchasing a card from them and they told me the Hook 7 would only operate on the Navionics Premium that if I wanted to go with Platinum I would have to upgrade to the Elite 7ti which I did. Weird that yours works.
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