Ask Garmin Blog Feed

Marine Device Software Updates


Updating Handheld/Portable Devices

If your device has removable batteries, such as 2 AA batteries or a lithium-ion battery pack, then it is a handheld/portable device. You can update your device software for free using WebUpdater and a compatible cable.

Updating Fixed Mount Devices

If your device needs to be hard-wired to your boat’s power supply, then it is a fixed mount device. You can update the software by inserting a data card containing a software update bundle into your device.

You have 2 options for obtaining the update bundle:

  1. Do it yourself: Download the free software update bundle to a data card (SD™ card and card reader or Garmin Data Card and Garmin Data Card reader required).
  2. Purchase the software update bundle on a preloaded data card.

Use the table below to choose the appropriate software update bundle based on your installation and device’s card format.

Marine Software Update Bundles Download the Update Purchase the Update
Garmin Marine Network with SD card
  • Not for VHF products
  • Not for Meteor 300
  • Garmin Marine Network MFDs
  • NMEA 2000 Instruments
  • NMEA 2000 Network Updater
  • Remote Sounders
  • Autopilots
  • Communications
  • Radar
  • Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System
See All Devices in this Bundle
Download
SD card and card reader required.
Buy Now
Garmin Marine Network with Garmin Data Card
  • Not for VHF products
  • Not for Meteor 300
  • GPSMAP 3000 Series
  • Remote Sounders
  • Radar
See All Devices in this Bundle
Download
Garmin Data Card and Garmin Data Card reader required.
Buy Now
Chartplotters with SD card
  • Not for VHF products
  • Not for Meteor 300
  • Chartplotters
  • NMEA 2000 Instruments
  • Autopilots
  • Communications
See All Devices in this Bundle
Download
SD card and card reader required.
Buy Now
Chartplotters with Garmin Data Card
  • Not for VHF products
  • Not for Meteor 300
  • Chartplotters
See All Devices in this Bundle
Download
Garmin Data Card and Garmin Data Card reader required.
Buy Now
Meteor™ 300 Audio System
  • Meteor 300
See Device
Download
SD card and card reader required.
Note: If you cannot find your device in the table, see the complete list of Marine products that have software updates available.