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ActiveCaptain Community + Software Updates from Garmin

In an ongoing effort to improve our products and provide enhanced features to existing users, we are excited to announce updates to the ActiveCaptain Community + the Q3 2021 marine software update that will provide improved functionality and new features throughout our marine systems.

ActiveCaptain Community – Reviews With Photos

  • Boaters can now add up to three photos to reviews of points of interest like marinas, boat ramps and more within the ActiveCaptain Community within the free all-in-one ActiveCaptain App. Users can now also read the same reviews for difference businesses within the app, on ActiveCaptain.com or even on the MFD. Icons will also be updated to align with color coding on NOAA nautical charts.
  • Boaters who take advantage of the growing community will be able to make smarter decisions whether they’re already on the water using their MFD or pre-planning in the mobile app to get the most out of their next getaway.

Marine Software Update – Mercury Engine Integration

Garmin devices at Tackle Warehouse

Now users can see Mercury engine performance data, including RPMs, fuel flow, temperature, trim, alarms and more, for up to four engines on their compatible Garmin chartplotter by using the SmartCraft Connect gateway.

“We’re pleased to work with Mercury to offer engine data features that our customers and OEMs have been asking for,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “VesselView compatibility gives boaters access to vital Mercury engine information directly on their Garmin display for a more integrated and convenient on-the-water experience.”

Compatible Garmin displays on Mercury-powered boats can receive engine performance data, including rpm, speed, fuel flow, temperature, trim and much more via Mercury’s new SmartCraft Connect gateway, which enables monitoring of up to four engines simultaneously.

“Our VesselView system, available to Garmin users via SmartCraft Connect, keeps track of everything and provides alerts if any engine measurements stray from the norm. That way, boaters can have peace of mind and pay attention to more important things like enjoying their time on the water,” said Rob Hackbarth, Mercury SmartCraft product category director.

VesselView functionality is expected to be available for Garmin customers in the second quarter of 2021. It will require a free software update from Garmin and the purchase of a SmartCraft Connect gateway from Mercury. To learn more, visit mercurymarine.com/smartcraftconnect or garmin.com/support.

Learn more about Garmin’s support for SmartCraft engines here.

Marine Software Update – Force Trolling Motor Anchor Lock

Get your Garmin Force Trolling Motor at Tackle Warehouse

The anchor lock feature can now better adjust to weather conditions for smooth, steady positioning that uses less power.

Users can visit Garmin.com or tap on the “My Marine Devices” option from the ActiveCaptain app for a free download of the software update. #garminpro


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