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
Love the app! Works great to control the display and stereo when at the sand bar. Software updates are quick and easy.
Use the App to update my Garmin 1222 and Force trolling motor.
I love all my garmin products!
I really enjoy this app. I like that you can link two devices. 3 would be better but it is what it is. I would give it 5 stars if it had the capabilities (Like Navionics maps) to adjust the lakes capacities on the charts so the depths are more accurate. If they do have this setting and I cannot find it then this is a five star product.
I have a Garmin Echomap 106SV Ultra, an Echomap 93SV UHD and the Garmin Livescope mounted on my bass boat. Using the ActiveCaptain App made it easy to register my Garmin equipment and stay updated with the current software updates Garmin releases. I love my Garmin units and the ActiveCaptain App. I just wish Garmin would make the Echomap series Units utilize the activecaptain App to view the Echomap screens on a smartphone (I believe it’s called the Helm feature on the Activecaptain App).
If you an angler and don’t have this technology that Garmin has introduced. Your missing out.
Initially I was skeptical, after using it, I love it. Specifically for updating and maintain Garmin products. Ease of use stands out as a huge value add provided by ActiveCaptain. Highly recommend.
Love my Garmin and I used to really like my ActiveCaptain until the “ Last Update “! Now my devices will not connect to my unit with the ActiveCaptain. The reason I gave it a two star is I hope they fix this and do it soon!
Can’t interchange data and plan trips using the auto-guidance capability in Active Captain or a GPSMAP chart Plotter like the GPSMAP 8616xsv! What’s up with a “path” file Garmin...its called a “route” in all other Marine mapping application and programs. Path files do not have waypoints for turns and are close to useless as they can’t be used with other devices and software. This is NOT autoguidance routing, it is worthless proprietary auto “pathing” that is good only if you have a garmin autopilot or reactor CORE system. Fix It...asap. It’s crippled and Useless now!