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GARMIN HXUS039R, US, Western Canada & Bahamas BlueChart g2 microSD Card

Model # 10770055Mfg # 010-C1018-20

$149.99

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Product Description

Provides detailed coastal coverage of the U.S., including the East Coast from the Canadian Border to Key West, Florida; the Gulf of Mexico; Alaska; the West Coast from Puget Sound to the Mexican Border; Hawaii; the Bahamas; the Aleutian and Channel Islands; and major inland rivers. Also features general coverage of Canadian waters in the Inside and Outside Passages, Puget Sound, and the GreatLakes.

See more of your surroundings with BlueChart® g2 data. With BlueChart g2,you’ll get detailed marine cartography that provides convenient viewing of nautical content. By combining the most comprehensive mapping data with navigation position information from your compatible GPS, BlueChart g2 allows you to see your vessel’s precise, on-chart position in relation to navaids, coastal features, anchorages, waterways, obstructions, restricted areas andmore.

Available on microSD/SD card only

  • Realistic navigation features showing everything from shaded depth contours and coastlines to spot soundings, navaids, port plans, wrecks, obstructions, intertidal zones, restricted areas, IALA symbols and more
  • Smooth display presentation including seamless transitioning between zoom levels and more continuity across chart boundaries
  • Safety Depth settings lets you select up to five values for specific depth contour intervals
  • Fishing charts to help scope out bottom contours and depth soundings with less visual clutter on the display
  • Choice of standard 2D direct overhead or 3D “over the bow” map perspective to make chart reading and orientation easier

Specs

HXUS039R, US, Western Canada & Bahamas BlueChart g2 microSD Card

Area of the World US Coastal
Cartography Series G2
Form Factor Micro SD w/ SD card adapter

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GarminHXUS039R, US, Western Canada & Bahamas BlueChart g2 microSD Card
 
4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (7)
  • Easy to read (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Simple controls (5)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Navigation (9)
    • Fishing (7)
    • Small boats (7)
    • Expeditions (3)
    • Large boats (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Outdoor enthusiast (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Detail, Useful set of Charts

    Bought a Garmin Oregon for a backup GPS on my boat, ordered BlueChart g2 for east coast. Micro SD chip is easy to install (but need to remove from larger, SD chip...Read complete review

    Bought a Garmin Oregon for a backup GPS on my boat, ordered BlueChart g2 for east coast. Micro SD chip is easy to install (but need to remove from larger, SD chip holder). User has control of detail level on GPS, which is very useful.
    But, I also wanted to view this chart on my computer (Mac) and the instructions in the package are worthless in this regard. If you want to view a Garmin BlueChart Micro SD on your computer, you will need to purchase and download Garmin's Homeport application (yes, buy it, they give away the BaseCamp software, but not Homeport :-( , install Homeport, then connect your GPS to computer using USB cable. You could also use the SD Chip holder to insert card into SD slot on computer if you have one.
    Once Homeport is installed and setup, the Blue Chart becomes very, very useful. You can now set up waypoints and routes on your pc and download to GPS .
    WARNING - when downloading data to your GPS, be sure you do not overwrite the BlueChart maps...Garmin really should write-protect these cards.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    G2 vision - Fishing charts not so much

    I use the G2 vision in the waters of Puget Sound, the Straits of San Juan De Fuca, and the straits of georgia. For navivation, G2 makes the 546 series garmin chartplotter much...Read complete review

    I use the G2 vision in the waters of Puget Sound, the Straits of San Juan De Fuca, and the straits of georgia. For navivation, G2 makes the 546 series garmin chartplotter much nicer - great pictures, the find gas, food, services feature and route plotting enabled by the G2 vision card are great.
    For fishing though, the detailed topograpic data for dept and bottom formations is unreliable and often misleading. In some cases it is right, but in more cases than not, I feel that someone cheated and just drew lines by hand and guessed the depth based on shoreline countours. This can be disasterous to trolled gear - and more than once the detailed fishing maps show a flat bottom and a spire rises up that is not on the chart and you have to scramble to save your gear. Since this is why I bought the chip, if you are looking at the fishing chart feature, i have found that Lowrance fishing charts are the way to go. Sorry Garmin, but you should have paid for the accurate depth charts instead of going to "Depth are us".

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Bahamas SD Card

    By Huck

    from Ga

    About Me Outdoor Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Read
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Expeditions
      • Fishing
      • Large Boats
      • Navigation
      • Small Boats

      Comments about HXUS039R, US, Western Canada & Bahamas BlueChart g2 microSD Card:

      Very helpful while in Bimini Bahamas. Made navigation a lot easier than maps and very accurate

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great product for handeld device.

      By flats kat 1

      from gulf coast nw fla.

      About Me Outdoor Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Read
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Long Battery Life
      • Reliable Performance
      • Simple Controls
      • Strong Construction
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fishing
        • Navigation
        • Small Boats

        Comments about HXUS039R, US, Western Canada & Bahamas BlueChart g2 microSD Card:

        this is great for small boats and bay fishing perfect maps,great color.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Maps

        By Butch Davis

        from Coastal Alabama

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Read
        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fishing
          • Navigation

          Comments about HXUS039R, US, Western Canada & Bahamas BlueChart g2 microSD Card:

          My use of this product is navigational. It is an excellent navigational product.

          My old and somewaht artritic fingers find the card to be a bit too small some of the time.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Rip-off by lack of information

          By River Gypsie

          from Rock Hall Md.

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact

          Cons

          • Not complete

          Best Uses

          • Waste time money

          Comments about HXUS039R, US, Western Canada & Bahamas BlueChart g2 microSD Card:

          Should not be sold at a marine retailer without the marine chip.
          Info. on the chip that is needed should be more clear.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          everything I had hoped for

          By Buck's Redeemed

          from Southern Maine

          About Me Outdoor Enthusiast, Weekender sailer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Read
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

          • None that I've discovered

          Best Uses

          • Cruise planning
          • Navigation

          Comments about HXUS039R, US, Western Canada & Bahamas BlueChart g2 microSD Card:

          I just recently purchased a 40 year old sailboat and am refitting her with hopes of spending much time in the coastal waters of Maine. I am sure that this Bluechart in my Garmin GPSMAP 76Cx will hold me in good stead. I will still have my paper charts as a back up and will use them in conjunction with the E-chart as the display on the 76Cx is somewhat small. But this product is all that I hoped it would be and more. Very detailed, accurate, and easy to read.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Detail, Useful set of Charts

          By Boston Flyboy

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Gearhead, Outdoor Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Broad Coverage
          • Compact
          • Easy to install
          • Easy To Read
          • Excellent detail

          Cons

          • Software for PC View

          Best Uses

          • Backup GPS Nav
          • Fishing
          • Small Boats

          Comments about HXUS039R, US, Western Canada & Bahamas BlueChart g2 microSD Card:

          Bought a Garmin Oregon for a backup GPS on my boat, ordered BlueChart g2 for east coast. Micro SD chip is easy to install (but need to remove from larger, SD chip holder). User has control of detail level on GPS, which is very useful.
          But, I also wanted to view this chart on my computer (Mac) and the instructions in the package are worthless in this regard. If you want to view a Garmin BlueChart Micro SD on your computer, you will need to purchase and download Garmin's Homeport application (yes, buy it, they give away the BaseCamp software, but not Homeport :-( , install Homeport, then connect your GPS to computer using USB cable. You could also use the SD Chip holder to insert card into SD slot on computer if you have one.
          Once Homeport is installed and setup, the Blue Chart becomes very, very useful. You can now set up waypoints and routes on your pc and download to GPS .
          WARNING - when downloading data to your GPS, be sure you do not overwrite the BlueChart maps...Garmin really should write-protect these cards.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very good product

          By Sonny

          from Hamilton, Virginia

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Navigation

            Comments about HXUS039R, US, Western Canada & Bahamas BlueChart g2 microSD Card:

            Easy to install and easy to use.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            G2 vision - Fishing charts not so much

            By Salmon Catcher

            from Seattle WA

            About Me Avid fisherman

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Find services is great
            • Route plotting is great
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

            • Fishing charts are faked
            • Inaccurate

            Best Uses

            • Navigation
            • Small Boats

            Comments about HXUS039R, US, Western Canada & Bahamas BlueChart g2 microSD Card:

            I use the G2 vision in the waters of Puget Sound, the Straits of San Juan De Fuca, and the straits of georgia. For navivation, G2 makes the 546 series garmin chartplotter much nicer - great pictures, the find gas, food, services feature and route plotting enabled by the G2 vision card are great.
            For fishing though, the detailed topograpic data for dept and bottom formations is unreliable and often misleading. In some cases it is right, but in more cases than not, I feel that someone cheated and just drew lines by hand and guessed the depth based on shoreline countours. This can be disasterous to trolled gear - and more than once the detailed fishing maps show a flat bottom and a spire rises up that is not on the chart and you have to scramble to save your gear. Since this is why I bought the chip, if you are looking at the fishing chart feature, i have found that Lowrance fishing charts are the way to go. Sorry Garmin, but you should have paid for the accurate depth charts instead of going to "Depth are us".

            (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Cant ask for more

            By usmc631

            from Great south bay, Long Island, NY

            About Me Avid fisherman, Outdoor Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Read
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Reliable Performance
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Expeditions
              • Fishing
              • Large Boats
              • Navigation
              • Sailing
              • Small Boats

              Comments about HXUS039R, US, Western Canada & Bahamas BlueChart g2 microSD Card:

              Where do i begin with how great of a product this is? it is unmatched on every and all levels
              i primarily fish the great south bay which has many shallows and sandbars
              his allows me to boat with confidence A++++++
              how did i go so long without this?

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great addition for GPS

              By Bruce

              from Rhode Island

              About Me Outdoor Enthusiast, Professional

              Pros

              • Great clarity
              • Reliable Performance
              • Simple Controls

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Expeditions
                • Fishing
                • Large Boats
                • Navigation
                • Sailing
                • Small Boats

                Comments about HXUS039R, US, Western Canada & Bahamas BlueChart g2 microSD Card:

                This was a great added feature for my GPS. Very simple installation, and the GPS takes over from there. Great clarity, with the ability to zoom right in and find your target area. As if you are using google earth!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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