Registering Your Device Using the Garmin Express App

NOTE: You should use the ActiveCaptain® app and a mobile device to register the device (Getting Started with the ActiveCaptain App).

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  1. Install the Garmin Express™ app on your computer (Installing the Garmin Express App on a Computer).
  2. Insert a memory card into the chartplotter card slot (Memory Cards).
  3. Wait a few moments.

    The chartplotter opens the card management page and creates a file named GarminDevice.xml in the Garmin® folder on the memory card.

  4. Remove the memory card from your device.
  5. Open the Garmin Express app on your computer.
  6. Insert the memory card into your computer.
  7. If necessary, select Get Started.
  8. If necessary, while the application searches, select Sign In next to Have marine charts or devices? near the bottom of the screen.
  9. Create or sign in to your Garmin account.
  10. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your vessel.
  11. Select Plus symbol > Add.

    The Garmin Express application searches the memory card for the device information.

  12. Select Add Device to register the device.

    When registration is complete, the Garmin Express application searches for additional charts and chart updates for your device.

When you add devices to the chartplotter network, repeat these steps to register the new devices using the Garmin Express app.

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