Navionics Platinum+ Multi-Dimensional Electronic Marine Charts on SD for Chartplotters
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I recently mounted a Lowrance HDS-8 on my center console bay boat. I absolutely love the HDS-8 and it's many features, but was disappointed in the quality of the pre-loaded mapping. For instance, one of the spots where I fish has an approximately 100 ft concrete breakwall coming out perpendicular to the shoreline. The HDS-8 mapping doesn't show it at all. Bad news if you're unfamiliar with the local waters. From previous experience with Navionics mapping, I was pretty sure the Platinum+ would include important details like that and it didn't disappoint! Very detailed, great quality! Photo overlays great for helping find skinny water in the back bays.
May 12, 2011
bought a navionics sd platinum + for the new hds 10 i bought on using the card i find the images and compatibility not great have to take out the card then boot the chart plotter then re insert the card not what i expect after shelling out 200 on top of the new plotter .i also find the 3d side not worth having .
the satelite images are poor not even close to google earth .i am disapointed as once you open the pack you can not send it back they through you the bait then set the hook after you open the packaging
March 25, 2010
Don't buy...terrible customer service
I've yet to be able to get this card to work. Presumably I need to upgrade it, to use it on my Lowrance LMS 522. I've followed Navionics web-sites instructions to upgrade the card and it simply won't work. Multiple emails to Navionics has yet to yield a reply. I'd give them no stars if I could.
I'm going to try calling them next. There's no phone support number that I can find on their site, so I'll just call their North American Headquarters. Depending on their response, I will update this post.
June 25, 2013
Oh my gosh!
I may not be an expert, but I can't imagine anything being any better. I put this into my Lawrence Gen 2 touch screen, and wow! No special instructions, it just merged with the software already there. You could not believe it! It gave me every reef, rock and wreck, and even grass. When I was too deep for my depth sounder to work, I knew how deep I was by looking on the chart. It showed me right where the wall was, and even had local names for many of the places I fished. Great tool.
June 28, 2013