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๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Enhance Your Navigation with Garmin BlueChart g2 California/Mexico Saltwater Map microSD Card Review

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Revainrating 2 out of 5ย ย 
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Details

BrandGarmin
Are Batteries IncludedNo
Item Dimensions LxWxH8 x 6 x 1 inches
Map TypeNautical, North America

Description of ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Enhance Your Navigation with Garmin BlueChart g2 California/Mexico Saltwater Map microSD Card

Realistic navigation features showing everything from shaded depth contours and coastlines to spot soundings, navaids, port plans, wrecks, obstructions, intertidal zones, restricted areas, IALA symbols and more. Smooth display presentation including seamless transitioning between zoom levels and more continuity across chart boundaries. Safety shading allows user to enable contour shading for all depth contours shallower than user-defined safe depth. Fishing charts to help scope out bottom contours and depth soundings with less visual clutter on the display. Choice of standard 2-D direct overhead or 3-D "over the bow" map perspective to make chart reading and orientation easier. Also compatible with Garmin's HomePort trip-planning software.

Reviews

Global ratings 7
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Type of review

Revainrating 1 out of 5

SD card failed in less than a week

The microSD card failed as soon as we arrived in Mexico. Of course we are in an area where Garmin products are not available or supported. Luckily we have spare paper cards.

Pros
  • Smooth display with smooth transition between zoom levels and more continuity between map borders
Cons
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Revainrating 4 out of 5

This card offers good coverage and is good value for money.

Should have additional charts for most chartplotters. Perfect coverage for my location and planned trips. Got a good price compared to the usual outrageously high prices.

Pros
  • fishing charts that help you determine bottom contours and depth with less visual clutter on the display.
Cons
  • Stock availability

Revainrating 1 out of 5

Deprecated and inaccurate

The product uses outdated and inaccurate data. Marina and also kept us well ashore as we pulled into port. There is data that Raymarine of another cruiser is relevant. I have returned the item, will rely on paper cards until there is an update.

Pros
  • Safe Shading allows the user to enable contour shading for all depth contours smaller than a user-defined safe depth.
Cons
  • Quality

Revainrating 1 out of 5

Misleading advertising

As this ad is written, believe you are receiving the "VISION" version of the Blue Chart g2. However, you will only receive the basic version of Blue Chart g2, you will NOT receive VUS021R, Blue Chart g2 Vision. Be very careful when ordering this product as advertising may be construed as fraudulent and inaccurate. The VISION version costs between $200 and $200.

Pros
  • Choose between a standard 2D map projection directly overhead or a 3D projection "behind the nose" for easier map reading and orientation. Also compatible with Garmin HomePort trip planning software.
Cons
  • Periodicity

Revainrating 4 out of 5

This card offers good coverage, good price

Essential add-on for most chartplotters. Perfect coverage for my location and planned trips. Got a good price compared to the usual outrageously high prices.

Pros
  • Marine electronics
Cons
  • Big and bulky

Revainrating 1 out of 5

Outdated and inaccurate

The product uses outdated and inaccurate data. We made it to Ensenada, it shows no current buoys, breakwaters or jetties and we landed well and entered the port. There is data that Raymarine of another cruiser is relevant. I have returned the item, will rely on paper cards until there is an update.

Pros
  • Marine GPS Chartplotter
Cons
  • There are other interesting options.

Revainrating 1 out of 5

Misleading Ad

The way this ad is written, you will believe you are receiving the Blue Chart g2 'VISION' version. However, you will only receive the basic version of Blue Chart g2, you will NOT receive VUS021R, Blue Chart g2 Vision. Be very careful when ordering this product as advertising may be construed as fraudulent and inaccurate. The VISION version costs between $200 and $200.

Pros
  • Electronics
Cons
  • No Instructions