What kind of BlueChart card does your Garmin unit take?

Garmin offers detailed marine maps and charts on BlueChart g3 mircoSD cards, and BlueChart g3 Vision microSD cards, formats that make it easy and convenient to load detailed charts to your compatible Garmin. These data cards do not include any software for use on a PC. PC pre-planning is no longer available. Pre-planning can be done with Garmin’s ActiveCaptain App on either an Apple or Android based device. See the product compatibility lists below to determine which card is recommended for your device.

Discontinued >> Garmin BlueChart g2 data cards are compatible with fixed-mount and portable chartplotters (compatibility upgrades are also available for Garmin’s existing large-format plotters).
GPSMAP 192/198GPSMAP 276C/278GPSMAP 292/298GPSMAP 376C/378/478
GPSMAP 2100 seriesGPSMAP 3000 series  
 
CompatibilityBlueChart g2 HD microSD cardsBlueChart g2 Vision HD microSD cards
eTrex Cx/HCx, nüvi 500 series, GPSMAP 60Cx/CSx, 76Cx/CSx, Rino 530HCxNot SupportedNot Supported
Monterra, Colorado, Dakota 20, Oregon, Montana,62s/st/sc/stc, 64/s/st, 66s/st,78s/sc, eTrex 20/30, eTrex ouch25/35/35t, , Rino 610/650/650t/655t/750/755tLimited Capabilities1Not Supported
GPSMAP 400 series, 500 series, 600 series, 700 series, 4000, 4200, 5000, 5200,6000, 6200, 7000 and 7200 seriesLimited Capabilities1Limited Capabilities1
echoMAP™series, echoMAP CHIRP series, echoMAP Plus seriesCompatible2Recommended2
GPSMAP 5×7, 7×1, 8×0 and 10×0 combo series
GPSMAP 7x2xs, 9x2xs, 10x2xsv, 12x2xsv
Compatible2Recommended2
GPSMAP 7400, 7600, 8000, 8200, 8400, 8500 and 8600 chartplotter seriesCompatible2Recommended2

1These products are compatible with BlueChart® g2 HD, but do not display 1-foot HD fishing contours and are limited to traditional fishing charts. BlueChart G3 Cartography Compatibility of Features and Units

2A software update available for free at Garmin.com may be necessary to enable all functionality

CompatibilityBlueChart g3
microSD cards
BlueChart g3 Vision microSD cards
eTrex Cx/HCx, nüvi 500 series, GPSMAP 60Cx/CSx, 76Cx/CSx, Rino 530HCxNot SupportedNot Supported
Monterra, Colorado, Dakota 20, Oregon, Montana 600 series,64/s/st, eTrex 20/30, eTrex Touch 25/35/35t,Rino 610/650/650t/655t/750/755t, 276CxNot SupportedNot Supported
GPSMAP62s/st/sc/stc, GPSMAP 78/78s/78sc, 86s/86sc/86sci, GPSMAP 65/65s, 66x/66st/66i/66sr, MARQ Captain, Montana 700 Series, fenix 5 Plus, fenix 6 Pro Series, fenix 6 Solar Series, quatix 6, Descent Mk2, Rino 750/755tLimited Capabilities1Not Supported
GPSMAP 400 series, 500 series, 600 series, 700 series, 4000, 4200, 5000, 5200, 6000, 6200, 7000 and 7200 seriesLimited Capabilities1Limited Capabilities1
echoMAP™series, echoMAP CHIRP series, echoMAP Plus series, echoMAP UHD seriesCompatible2Recommended2
GPSMAP 5×7, 7×1, 8×0 and 10×0 combo series GPSMAP 7x2xs, 9x2xs, 7x3xs, 9x3xs, 10x2xsv, 12x2xsvCompatible2Recommended2
GPSMAP 7400, 7600, 8000, 8200, 8400, 8500 and 8600 chartplotter seriesCompatible2Recommended2

Garmin BlueChart g2 HD, BlueChart g2 Vision HD, BlueChart g3 & BlueChart g3 Vision Differences

FeaturesBlueChart g2 Preloaded to chartplottersBlueChart g2 HD microSD cards BlueChart g2 Vision HD microSD cardsBlueChart g3 Preloaded to chartplottersBlueChart g3 microSD cards BlueChart g3 Vision microSD cards
Integrated Garmin and Navionics® content   
Raster cartography2    
High-resolution relief shading3     
Patented Auto Guidance1 to suggest the best path  
Depth Range Shading for up to 10 depth ranges 
freshwater lakes
Up to 1’ contours 
freshwater lakes
Shallow Water Shading to aid in safe navigation
Unique 3-D views with MarinerEye and FishEye    
High-resolution satellite imagery    
Charts derived from official charts and private sources to provide:
Navigational aids
Spot soundings
Depth contours
Tides and currents
Detailed harbors and marinas
CoverageWorldwide, excluding: U.S., Canada, Bahamas and
Europe
Worldwide, excluding: U.S., Canada, Bahamas and
Europe
Worldwide, excluding: U.S., Canada, Bahamas and
Europe
U.S., Canada, Bahamas and
Europe
U.S., Canada, Bahamas and
Europe
U.S., Canada, Bahamas and
Europe

1Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations

2For the echoMAP™ CHIRP and ECHOMAP Plus combos, raster cartography is available only through the ActiveCaptain® mobile app

3High resolution elevation shading is compatible with the following devices after required software update (available in April, 2019) is applied to the device: GPSMAP® 7×2, 9X2, 10X2, 12X2, 12X2 Touch, 7400, 7600, 8400xsv, 8600xsv chartplotters, GPSMAP 85×0 and 8700 black boxes and ECHOMAP™ Plus 4x,6x, 7x, 9x chartplotter/sonar combos