The free all-in-one ActiveCaptain™ app provides a powerful connection to your Garmin chartplotter, charts, maps and the ActiveCaptain community for the ultimate connected boating experience. Wherever you are, you’ll have unlimited access to your cartography, be able to purchase new maps and charts, and have access to the Garmin Quickdraw™ Contours Community. Connect to the ActiveCaptain community for up-to-date feedback on marinas and other points of interest. Smart notifications¹ on your chartplotter screen keep you connected with everyone else. Plan a trip or pre-fish a lake, and ActiveCaptain will automatically sync with your chartplotter. Even view and control your chartplotter from your smartphone or tablet while you’re on the water. This app is not recommended for non-Garmin chartplotter owners and is not intended to be a standalone navigational app. The included basemap is not useable without purchasing additional charts/maps. - OneChart™ lets you access all your Garmin unit pre-load and accessory card charts and maps from your mobile device and purchase new ones - Receive smart notifications¹, such as calls and texts, on your chartplotter display when paired with the app - Connect to fellow boaters with the ActiveCaptain community for up-to-date feedback on marinas and other points of interest - Make, save and transfer routes and waypoints between the app and chartplotter - Easily upload and download the latest Garmin Quickdraw Contours content from the community - Download software updates and notifications from the app to your Garmin devices - View and control your chartplotter from your smartphone or tablet ¹See compatibility matrix - https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/573254#devices
After using other apps there is much work needed to bring this to current technology levels. Support has been responsive but I do not get the sense they understand the unnecessary steps they put users through. Just search for a location select route to and watch the fun. You are better off not searching at all and just draw. Or pay $$$ for maps others include for free. The UI is dated at best and lack of iPhone gestures throughout. The interface colors and details are poor in execution. I will continue to work with them to provide insights, but unless you are forced to use it from those chartploter I would look elsewhere.
It’s been a great experience and easy to transfer updates to my 7612 unit From my Phone to update my Radar ,sonar,& maps thanks for the great Work
The app is great when it works but it constantly crashes. Hopefully Garmin will fix it...
Love this app.
I purchased Garmin GPSMAP 942xs Plus and spent two days trying to update firmware using this app. Application is not functional. It starts update and then fail at arbitrary %%, freeze device and brake Active Capitan SD card, so that if you try to resume, next time it will fail instantly. You have to re-format SD card and try again from scratch. And again…and again…. I spent two days and my best result was 38%. I gave up and updated device using Garmin express, which took 15 minutes and work like a charm. I have removed Active Capitan from my devices and since then everything is good with my Garmin.
App sits in opening page...does nothing. App support doesn’t even load. Does not pair with chartplotter now...stars keep dropping. Deleted and downloaded again. App continues to get worse. After talking to Garmin support... they can’t fix issues apparently...now map options do not work. Sent xml files to Garmin and have heard nothing back after follow up inquiries. Long way to 5 stars.
I just started using this app. It is amazingly flexible. I will send further reviews after I sync it with the chart plotter.
Great product, I couldn’t be more pleased.
My map details look like it was made by a child, utterly useless app.