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Garmin BlueChart® Mobile

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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.

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 2.0.2

Bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Latest update put me back in business thank you

Just uploaded the new update and everything is back in business for me this is put me back as a happy sailer

They fixed it!

Used this app for 3+ years now and love it on my iPad. Sailed from Florida to Maine and back using it (and a Garmin plotter with a RayMarine backup) and saved a hundred anchorages on this unit as the prime route planner. Garmin pushed an update back in August that caused serious issues with many users (I assume iPad only because my phone app continued to work fine) so that is why you see all the very low ratings (and my rating as a 4 and not a 5). I no longer auto update while actively cruising as a result. As it turns out, the update (fix) is fantastic once you get all the info in the premium weather turned on (by setting up a Gamin account then going to settings, premium weather/restore purchases if you previously purchase premium weather). The premium weather is a little pricy (another reason it didn't get 5 stars) for a new user but since I had purchased the original package it all uploaded on my fix of the update. It is all well worth it. The weather info now includes storm watch, NWS zone options, and active weather stations and sea temp data it didn't have previously. The radar feed overlay is even better than before and it was good then. All criticism aside of the fatal update they pushed, you will not find a better App to plan you outing and have as a backup for your primary chart plotter. I find myself using this as my go-to device to get information fast, when fast is important, as well as during route planning. The map/user interface is very user friendly and makes planning long hauls effortless. Still evaluating the new Bluetooth capabilities and will update this review once I do. Right now - it's time to sail.

Be careful what you wish for. Risky

Finally, Oct 5th, after many and many different iterations of trying to get Premium Weather (a good feature) to restore I finally found the right combination. Garmin Bluechart was unusable for 3 months and if it did not have Premium Weather and the Captain I would definitely delete it from my Ipad and Iphone. Even after all the expense with this product.
Without those two features its just not worth the frustration. Today Oct. 5th their support contacted me (a little very late)
I will upgrade the score by one but remember, there is a risk with their updates and support.
Upgraded the rating by 1. The charts work again after being unusable for several months with the latest update. Still cannot get the expensive Premium weather to load after having repurchased it several times and had to have Apple to refund monies. There customer support service should be disbanded and they should restart for all the good it is.


Loaded the new version today. Premium Weather $29 version does not load after connection to App Store. Feedback Option does not work. Lost a lot of money on Garmin Bluechart Mobile. . Used to be a good navigation app with great view of moving thunderstorms. Now this app locks up and is totally unusable on both IPhone and IPad. A waste of money on charts purchases and in app purchases like weather. Had to go back to TZ and Navionics.

Garmin BlueChart® Mobile
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0.2
  • Size: 173 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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