Navionics Help


Can my plotter card be updated?

You can get updated Navionics charts for most Navionics plotter cards and even many cards from other manufacturers. 

You have a few simple options for receiving updated chart information:

1. Get a new card at home!
If you have a registered Navionics card that has an expired subscription, you can get a new card online at up to 50% off! Just login to your account through our website. Purchase the replacement card and we'll ship it to you preloaded and activated, with one year of daily updates and advanced features. For assistance in easily replacing your card at a discount click here.

2. Purchase a Navionics+ Updates Card (not available for North & South America)
Most Navionics plotter cards such as our Silver, Gold, Land and Sea Gold cards and plotter bundle cards, can be used to activate a Navionics+ Updates card*. Have a Garmin, Lowrance or C-MAP card and switched to a Navionics-compatible plotter? Get the latest Navionics charts the same way. You can find the full list of compatible plotter cards here. A Navionics+ Updates card can be purchased through our online store or through a Navionics Dealer. Only available for purchase within Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Pacific nations.
*Navionics+ Updates cannot be activated using a Platinum, or Platinum+ card.

3. Renew your subscription for updates at up to 50% off 
Insert your current card into your PC and go to the Chart Installer program on our website. Download it or launch it from here. Renew your subscription and receive updated Nautical Chart, SonarChart™ and Community Edits for an additional year. Chart cards with a memory capacity of at least 2GB and produced in 2011 or later have the ability to be updated online.

4. Exchange your card though a Dealer (procedure not available for North & South America**)
Customers may also take their old Navionics card to a local Navionics dealer, give back your old card and ask for a new one, which will be given to you at half of its original price.
**Only available to customers within Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Pacific nations.

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


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