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 Posted: Tue Oct 31st, 2017 10:17 am
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MichaelK
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Im currently trying to swop my Navionics Platinum card for the Garmin bluecharts 3g vision sd card or to sell it.


I recieved a message from a mate in my fishing club saying that Garmin has just purchased Navionics.


Being the sceptic i am, i contacted Garmin head office in JHB and had that confirmed.


My question now is what impact does this have on the end users.


Will they have a download for both SD cards so that they can be used in both lowrance and garmin products?


Will the best of the 2 SD cards be merged?


Will there be a swop out program employed?


Garmin JHB asked me to forward my queries to them via email and they have forwarded it to an international branch for a response.


Exciting times lay ahead

https://powerboating.com/garmin-acquires-navionics/

Last edited on Tue Oct 31st, 2017 10:50 am by MichaelK

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 Posted: Tue Oct 31st, 2017 11:29 am
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MichaelK
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Garmins response

Good day sir

I forwarded the query to the Europe marine support team

Their feedback was to advise you to return your Navionics card and purchase a Bluechart card.

We would not be able to exchange one for the other, and it will be a long time until there is cross product functionality.

Apologies for the delay

Kind regards

Last edited on Tue Oct 31st, 2017 11:30 am by MichaelK

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