Garmin Discontinues Birdseye Subscriptions

June 22, 2022 1 min read 1 Comment

Garmin Announcement

Garmin just announced, effective immediately, you will no longer be able to purchase Birdseye software for your Garmin devices. Newer devices, like the Alpha 200 and Alpha 200i, use Birdseye Direct and will not be affected by this change.

Older devices, like the Alpha 100 and Astro 430 devices, that are still being sold that come with the 1 year FREE subscription of Birdseye will still be able to use the Birdseye for one year, but will not be able to renew at the end of that term. People that currently have a subscription to Birdseye will continue being able to use the software for the remaining subscription period, but will also not have the option to renew at the end of their current subscription plan. If you downloaded map data during a Birdseye subscription period that data will still remain on your device, but you will no longer be able to update the data.

Devices like the Astro 320, Astro 430, and Alpha 100 that do not have Birdseye Direct capability will only be able to obtain Birdseye Satellite imagery through the purchase of the state HuntView map cards.

We are sorry if this change affects your experience with your Garmin device. If you have any questions regarding this change, please comment below or comment on our Facebook post regarding this announcement.

Thank you,

Michael Cassatt, LCS Director of Marketing

1 Response

Mike Marshall
Mike Marshall

July 02, 2022

Upon going to Hunt/View map cards it seems Astro 320 is out of the compatibility grid, later versions only.

I have used Birdseye and Astro 320 for several years and Garmin has been very good for support. I have even called from WMAs in South Carolina for support with success. I understand the support issues and the need to move on and upgrade.

I laugh at all the disks of map views that I have purchased for different GPS devices over the years.

I guess ONX wins out with the phone and a base direction and location with the Astro 320 is the way to go.

Lion Country has always been excellent on sales and support questions.

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