Updating Charts with ActiveCaptain

You can use the ActiveCaptain® app to download and transfer the latest chart updates for your device. To save space on your mobile device, space on the ActiveCaptain card, and download time, consider using the ActiveCaptain app to download only the areas of the chart you need.

If you are downloading an entire chart, you can use the Garmin Express™ app to download the map onto a memory card (Updating Your Charts Using the Garmin Express App). The Garmin Express app downloads large charts more quickly than the ActiveCaptain app.


Chart updates may require the app to download large files. Regular data limits or charges from your internet service provider apply. Contact your internet service provider for more information about data limits or charges.

  1. Connect the mobile device to the GPSMAP® device (Getting Started with the ActiveCaptain App).
  2. When a chart update is available, and you have internet access on your mobile device, select OneChart > My Charts.
  3. Select the map to update.
  4. Select the area to download.
  5. Select Download.

    The ActiveCaptain app downloads the update to the mobile device. When you reconnect the app to the GPSMAP device, the update is transferred to the device. After the transfer is complete, the updated charts are available for use.

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