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How to Activate a New Navionics+ Updates Card

Navionics+ Updates is a new card that can be activated with an older card through our Chart Installer Program.
Platinum+ and HotMaps Platinum products cannot be used to activate a Navionics+ Updates card. For a complete list of eligible activation cards, click here.

Once you have successfully installed the Chart Installer, plug your new Navionics+ Updates card into your computer and follow the prompts on the screen (fig 1).
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You will receive a message that your Navionics+ Updates card is now active and ready to use in your chart plotter. (fig. 2)
You can also proceed to update SonarChart™ and/or Community Edits to your card. See Updating charts on your Navionics+ or Navionics+ Updates card.
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Your original Navionics chip will be "blacklisted" after the activation process. It can no longer be updated or activate another Navionics+ Updates card.

  • Any saved SonarChart Live files on your card can be moved to your new card when you receive it. Here's how.
  • Your card is still functional in your plotter - just without the benefit of chart updates or advanced features.

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