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#11749431 - 07/29/16 08:48 PM Navionics SD card
Stump jumper Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
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Do you have to leave it in or can you load and remove it?

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#11749571 - 07/29/16 10:22 PM Re: Navionics SD card [Re: Stump jumper]
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Registered: 06/21/05
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Leave it in...
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#11752862 - 08/01/16 09:52 AM Re: Navionics SD card [Re: Stump jumper]
Corey Stanley Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
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Loc: Tx
Leave it in, it is a "read only" style card, so you can't save to it or load things off of it to your chartplotter.
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#11756759 - 08/03/16 12:42 PM Re: Navionics SD card [Re: Stump jumper]
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Ok, I am new to the world of GPS on a boat. Some sort of software comes preloaded from the factory correct? I can choose between Navionics and Lowrance. I am guessing that this is just very basic stuff. When I go to Lavon it will lock my location but the map it shows will not have depth contours. On Hubbard and Fork I get more details. I was going to try out a friends Navionics south card last weekend at Lavon but his is not a micro SD so it would not fit. I bought my unit more for the charting capabilities than the GPS so I am really debating whether or not to buy a card. I know the lakes I fish because I have been fishing them for a long time but the GPS does get me on structure a little quicker.

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#11756812 - 08/03/16 01:11 PM Re: Navionics SD card [Re: Stump jumper]
bronco71 Offline
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Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
yes, the factory loaded software is pretty vague, better on some lakes than others. The SD card has a lot more data and is specific to a region. The navionics upgrade card is great as you can download specific lakes as needed without downloading everything and slowing your graph. It lets you update daily for a year and you can download sonar charts and community edits....

The catch here is that you need a card already that HAS NOT BEEN USED TO ACTIVATE AN UPDATE CARD BEFORE in order to activate this card in order to get the lower priced update card....I believe you can buy the fulled activated card at a higher price. The card that you use to activate it is still useable but can't be used to activate another one....If your friends Navionics south card has not been used to activate an updates card and he isn't planning to use it to activate one you could use it to activate your cheaper update card and give it back to him for regular use, then you would have an updateable card with 1 years worth of updates. The card is activated on a PC so his full size card will activate the new updates card which is a micro SD in a full size adapter.

The updates card has more detail and community edits add structure making it a lot easier and faster.

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#11757238 - 08/03/16 05:20 PM Re: Navionics SD card [Re: bronco71]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: bronco71
yes, the factory loaded software is pretty vague, better on some lakes than others. The SD card has a lot more data and is specific to a region. The navionics upgrade card is great as you can download specific lakes as needed without downloading everything and slowing your graph. It lets you update daily for a year and you can download sonar charts and community edits....

The catch here is that you need a card already that HAS NOT BEEN USED TO ACTIVATE AN UPDATE CARD BEFORE in order to activate this card in order to get the lower priced update card....I believe you can buy the fulled activated card at a higher price. The card that you use to activate it is still useable but can't be used to activate another one....If your friends Navionics south card has not been used to activate an updates card and he isn't planning to use it to activate one you could use it to activate your cheaper update card and give it back to him for regular use, then you would have an updateable card with 1 years worth of updates. The card is activated on a PC so his full size card will activate the new updates card which is a micro SD in a full size adapter.

The updates card has more detail and community edits add structure making it a lot easier and faster.


That is outdated info. The blank 2GB Navionics+ and blank 2GB Navionics Update cards were discontinued about a year ago. The Hotmaps Premium regional cards were discontinued around the end of 2015.

ALL cards are preloaded with maps now. The current Navionics Update cards are still the same price and still take a card to activate them as before.

The newest cards are Navionics+ Regional cards with the same coverage areas as the discontinued Hotmaps Premium and current Hotmaps Platinum.

Refer to the Navionics website for current products.

While you are there, look at the Web App. Those maps are current as of today and what you would get with a new purchase that is updated today.


Edited by Wayne P. (08/03/16 05:23 PM)
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#11757315 - 08/03/16 06:07 PM Re: Navionics SD card [Re: Stump jumper]
bronco71 Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1049
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
Cool, thanks for updating that Wayne!

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#11760005 - 08/05/16 09:46 AM Re: Navionics SD card [Re: Wayne P.]
Corey Stanley Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 814
Loc: Tx
Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Originally Posted By: bronco71
yes, the factory loaded software is pretty vague, better on some lakes than others. The SD card has a lot more data and is specific to a region. The navionics upgrade card is great as you can download specific lakes as needed without downloading everything and slowing your graph. It lets you update daily for a year and you can download sonar charts and community edits....

The catch here is that you need a card already that HAS NOT BEEN USED TO ACTIVATE AN UPDATE CARD BEFORE in order to activate this card in order to get the lower priced update card....I believe you can buy the fulled activated card at a higher price. The card that you use to activate it is still useable but can't be used to activate another one....If your friends Navionics south card has not been used to activate an updates card and he isn't planning to use it to activate one you could use it to activate your cheaper update card and give it back to him for regular use, then you would have an updateable card with 1 years worth of updates. The card is activated on a PC so his full size card will activate the new updates card which is a micro SD in a full size adapter.

The updates card has more detail and community edits add structure making it a lot easier and faster.


That is outdated info. The blank 2GB Navionics+ and blank 2GB Navionics Update cards were discontinued about a year ago. The Hotmaps Premium regional cards were discontinued around the end of 2015.

ALL cards are preloaded with maps now. The current Navionics Update cards are still the same price and still take a card to activate them as before.

The newest cards are Navionics+ Regional cards with the same coverage areas as the discontinued Hotmaps Premium and current Hotmaps Platinum.

Refer to the Navionics website for current products.

While you are there, look at the Web App. Those maps are current as of today and what you would get with a new purchase that is updated today.



Spot on Wayne, good info.

Also with the regional Nav+ card, you do get the same coverage as the Hotmaps premium did but it also comes preloaded with the sonar chart layer as well, where the premium card did not. Therefore you get to view the FishNChip layer where all of the user recordings that are turned in a processed are stored for improvement of mapping.
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#11760063 - 08/05/16 10:08 AM Re: Navionics SD card [Re: Stump jumper]
Speed53949 Offline
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Registered: 07/31/16
Posts: 4
Loc: Waller/Port O Connor
Where should the depth safety be set For Lawrance Navionics in shallow water? Off, says no contour info. Mine is set a 60 and it shows nothing in the bays.

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