MarineUpdater is a Windows®-based computer application that works with a Garmin USB card reader, a Garmin data card, and an Internet connection to update the software on your fixed-mount marine devices. (See the list of supported products.)
Here’s how it works: Information from a fixed-mount marine device and any networked devices is saved to a data card. Connect the card to a computer, and MarineUpdater compares the information on the card to the latest marine device software available. It will download all updates to the data card. Next time you insert the data card into the fixed-mount marine device, it will automatically update the software on the device, and on all devices on its network.
It’s easy and it’s automatic. You don’t even have to know the model numbers or software versions of the marine products on your vessel. MarineUpdater takes care of all of the details for you.
If you have a Garmin USB card reader and a data card (other than a pre-programmed BlueChart® card), you can download MarineUpdater now.
To request a pre-programmed software update card, call (800) 800-1020. A deposit is required for the card. The deposit will be refunded when the card is returned.
Cards used for data backups or programming of MapSource products can be used, but all existing information on the card will be erased. Pre-programmed BlueChart® cards cannot be used for software updates.