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Redline

Garmin Upper Midwest Fishing Guide LOW, ON Problem

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Redline

So I purchased a Garmin GPSMAP 78 and Upper Midwest Map pack for my uncle. He's allowing me to take his boat to Sioux Narrows this year and I purchased it to use and leave for him as a thank you.

Well under the Garmin Website info on the map packs, they list Lake of The Woods and Rainy as included on in the map pack. It even says ON after them.

Well fast forward to receiving the GPS in the mail and putting in the chip and this happens.

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It stops just below White Out Island that is loaded with great rock piles and that we fish. This is where it stops. So yes, it does cover PARTS of LOW, but not all and they don't advertise this as the case.

So I write an e-mail and get back a link from the rep saying check the interactive coverage map:

http://www8.garmin.com/cgi-bin/mapgen/we...mp;k=1&sc=1

Well guess what...it shows ALL of LOW up past Kenora as covered. Be warned before purchasing this chip for use there.

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delcecchi

You don't have to select different maps to make them active do you?

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Redline

You don't have to select different maps to make them active do you?

You can, but all are currently selected.

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leech~~

For now anyway. Do you have any fishing spot cords on an old GPS or someone you know that has them you could load up? At least you could still get to your spots even without the map showing once on the water. confused

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delcecchi

So, your card doesn't show what the interactive coverage map says it should. What did Garmin have to say about this?

I looked at the interactive coverage tool and it stops just south of whiteout island as well.

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Redline

So, your card doesn't show what the interactive coverage map says it should. What did Garmin have to say about this?

I looked at the interactive coverage tool and it stops just south of whiteout island as well.

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Another scale of picture

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Here is the thing, indeed if you click show more detail, on the interactive map, this comes up, but if you just click the map, it shows ALL of LOW as covered. A consumer shouldn't have to dig that far to see where it stops when they claim it's covered in the main map.

They offered a trade of chips....which does nothing.

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delcecchi

Do they have a chip that covers the area of LOW you want to see? Or are you looking for something they don't have?

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Redline

Do they have a chip that covers the area of LOW you want to see? Or are you looking for something they don't have?

They do. They have an Ontario chip, but I wanted the Upper Midwest as it covers everything in Minnesota. I'm just mad they advertise it as including all of LOW.

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Rick

I checked Garmin's site and I don't see where they say it includes all of LOW, however, I may have thought it covered all of LOW as well based on the first glance. Garmin should indeed clean up either how their chip is mapped or change their description to make clear they only cover part of LOW in Ontario.

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