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Can a US/Imperial Version Unit be converted/upgraded to International CE Unit?

No. Humminbird products purchased from a US retailer or e-tailer will read in English only menus and measure in feet, Fahrenheit and mph.  Product with menus in other languages and metric measurements can only be purchased through an authorized retailer in your country or region.  Please email us to find your local authorized Humminbird distributor.   While you may find that the pricing from US suppliers to be more attractive than your local dealer, there are several reasons for this.

1.  US warranty is one year on most products (excludes some Smartcast products with six month warranty).  Products purchased from your local dealer will carry a warranty required by your country or regions government.  This additional warranty period adds cost to the product.  Products purchased from the US will only carry the warranty honored in the US.  If you should require warranty or out of warranty service, you are responsible for freight charges to and from our factory in Eufaula, AL USA .
2.  Products purchased from your local dealer should include an operations manual with your countries legal language which must be produced by the local authorized distributor.  This adds cost to the product. 
3.  Products purchased from your local dealer will contain menus with your local language and metric measurements.  Our international products currently support 21 languages so please contact your local dealer to see if your preferred language is supported. This also adds development costs to the products.   
4.  Products purchased from your local dealer adhere to local or regional certification requirements which are not needed in the US and add costs to the development of products.  Examples would be CE in Europe and CTick in Australia. 
5.  Some products have frequency operating requirements which are specific to your country or region.  These same frequencies are not legal in the US therefore not sold by US retailers or e-tailers.  Using US approved products in your country or region may result in fines or legal action.  Examples:  VHF radios and all Smartcast products.

If you purchase a product in the US we do not convert this product for you in our factory or at a local distributor. Products with GPS functions do not allow for time zones to be reset outside of the US time zones.  This will affect your ability to acquire satellites. In addition we do not send software to update the product.  
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