Garmin Discontinues BirdsEye Subscription Services

Sunday, 1 May 2022, 6:00 am CST

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Sometime during the night, under cover of darkness, in early May 2022, Garmin have quietly and unceremoniously discontinued their BirdsEye Satellite Imagery and BirdsEye Select subscription services.

Originally launched in January 2010, Garmin BirdsEye Satellite and Aerial Imagery services gave users the ability to load highly-detailed photo-based maps to select Garmin handheld navigators:

"Our industry-leading satellite constellation and aerial network allow us to collect the most current imagery that, when combined with Garminís devices, offers users an accurate picture of their environment wherever they are. We are excited about the possibilities that this opens up for users."
"Without a doubt, BirdsEye Satellite Imagery reinforces Garmin as the leader in outdoor cartography," said Dan Bartel, Garminís vice president of worldwide sales. "Whatever the occasion, outdoor explorers can find the ideal Garmin handheld and accompanying maps to complement their specific requirements."

BirdsEye satellite imagery improvements were announced in February of 2020, promising "BirdsEye Made Better - Enhanced Satellite Imagery", however they never actually seemed to materialize.

The following products are listed by Garmin as having been compatible with the now discontinued BirdsEye subscription service: