Yesterday I purchased a chart to download from Garmin online. Have done that a year ago without problems. This time I was prompted to register the serial number of the device I was planning to use the chart with.
Next I had to d/l a communicator plug in. Ok, done that too.
Tried to install and run the plug in and got error message to close Chrome. Ok, done that and still not working.
Got out my other laptop, different operating system with Chrome and same issues. Walked down the dock to a friend and tried on his computer, same results.
Troubleshooting message is: incompatable application. Great
D/l Firefox browser, install and it opened the plugin no problem, and (two hours later
) proceeded to start to d/l chart. All I neede to click on the confirmation that the chart will be linked to the registered chart plotter and can ONLY be used with that device! That means, I cannot use that chart on my back up GPS
Little over a year ago I sold the Garmin3210 (worked fine, very happy with it) and bought a new 4212 plotter. The "old" one used charts on a Garmin specific memory stick and since I am planning to sail offshore I did not want to buy a library of charts that would not work with a newer plotter. New plotters use the SD card memory.
Now it looks like I have to buy another set of charts for my back up GPS....
I am mad as hell!