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Garmin BlueChart® Mobile

By Garmin

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Plan & view routes on your iPad® or iPhone® with BlueChart® Mobile. Easily and wirelessly transfer those routes to your compatible Garmin networked chartplotter. Once onboard, wirelessly stream weather data overlaid onto your chartplotter screen.¹

What's New in Version 2.0
- Wirelessly stream weather data to compatible networked Garmin chartplotter²
- Acquire weather through cellular-based Apple® devices and stream the weather onto a compatible Garmin chartplotter
- Free weather data includes weather observations including buoy reports, marine zone forecast, land zone forecast, surface wind forecast grids, sea surface temperatures, surface pressure forecast and wave forecast
- Premium Weather Data² available as an in-app purchase; includes infrared cloud imagery, radar imagery, lightning, StormWatch Land and Marine bulletins

Get Your iPad on Board
Get the same feature-rich and highly accurate BlueChart navigation available for your chartplotter right on your iPad. View shaded depth contours and inter-tidal zones with spot soundings from home. Plan your trips around marina points of interest and slipways.

Overlay with Weather Data
Acquire weather through cellular-based Apple devices and see weather conditions, temperatures, dew points, wind direction/speeds, radar and cloud cover overlaid on the chart.

BlueChart Mobile gives you the same object-oriented data and seamless chart presentation you’ve come to expect from your networked chartplotter. Interact with the map on your iPad or iPhone by using the radial menu to mark waypoints, establish a destination for your route or learn more about the features on the map. Search through BlueChart services and ActiveCaptain™ marinas for a marine service point and find the phone number, hours of operation, and amenities and services available. With the touch of a finger, view tide station and current prediction information.

When on board, wirelessly connect your Apple device to your networked chartplotter and transfer your routes, waypoints and tracks between your iPad or iPhone and chartplotter. Once underway, “follow the boat” along its route on your iPad by wirelessly sharing the GPS location from the marine network. This is the most accurate way for passengers to see the boat’s progress and position from anywhere on the boat when the Apple device’s assisted-GPS is unavailable.

ActiveCaptain Real-time Content
Use BlueChart Mobile with ActiveCaptain, a web community that provides real-time content generated by mariners. Read and write reviews about marinas, shared local boating knowledge, anchorages and hazards. More than 200,000 boaters write reviews and update the information on ActiveCaptain, with more users joining all the time.

*Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

¹Weather data can stream wirelessly to GPSMAP® 8xxx/7400/7600/8x0/10x0/7x1/5x7 series. All other BlueChart Mobile features are also compatible with GPSMAP 4/5/6/7xxx series through the optional Garmin Wi-Fi® Adapter Kit.

²Weather features vary by region. The GPSMAP 8000 series requires the Wi-Fi Adapter Kit

What's New in Version 2.1.4

Bug fixes.
Including re-enabling background GPS updates for iOS 9 and newer.


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Customer Reviews

Newest Version

Ok the program is FREE, most all company's charge for the charts $o get over it. I have the Americas, its like $65? (this half of the world). Lot a data to load into an IPad mini with a GB of ram. Just load the east side or the west side of the Americas or that tini little part of the world that you need. Where ever. Duh.
I even checked the lakes, they are fine, get a brain.
The program is made by Garmin to supplement Garmin Chart Plotters, but I still use it alone a lot. My IPad Mini II with a SIM has a real GPS...
You can even change the boats autopilot heading by just moving a waypoint on the route that you are following and hit send. Spend three minutes and figure it out, there again, if you have a brain!, to a Garmin Chartplotter and any network connected autopilot vintage 1998 or newer. Thats the oldest one I have used.
Alas there is another new problem on the latest and greatest version (ova course). When I send a rout to my gpsmap4010 the name does not follow and I have to type it in.
Have sailed 79,000 around the world on autopilot (single handed and sleeping most all the time) and hand steered a few hundred miles. Ok maybe a thousand or two? Enjoy

Passage planning

Learning to use this app took awhile, not too easy but not too difficult either. Names of major land elements lacking so for example the city of Savannah I had to find it in the small print after finding it on an online map then I added my own icon with a proper label. I would hate to do this when traveling distances. Interface with my Garmin chart plotter (newer version) is okay as far as I can tell so far, but when sending a passage from this app to the chart plotter the waypoints are diminutive and harder to find = not the same as planning on the chart plotter in the first place. LOVE Active Captain!

Map strong, app weak

Can you make our devices synch our content in the cloud? I'm tired of planning routes at home and getting to the boat to do it all over again on that dedicated iPad.

Seems Garmin is content to just be a map. Easiest example: there is NO place on the app to contact Garmin to give feedback, report a bug.

So here, in full public view, feedback:
Why is it so hard to find Time, as in time encounter, time elapsed, time remaining? Going somewhere by boat involves estimating time... For our passengers, for our fuel, for keeping an appointment. Display some time parameters. (Look at a GNS 430 display for ideas.)

Too many button pushes to bring up a chart. While underway, need to push Routes, push the tiny little menu button, and select view on screen. Hard to do in a boat that is underway. If I'm looking at Routes, why not let a double tap bring it onscreen! Or, let a single tap on the small overview map bring it up. Or let the single tap bring up a large View a on Screen? prompt.

Garmin BlueChart® Mobile
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1.4
  • Size: 270 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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