Garmin 5208 GPS Receiver User Manual

GPSMAP® 5000 Series
owner’s manual
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Introduction
Introduction
This manual includes information for the following products:
• GPSMAP® 5208
• GPSMAP 5212
• GPSMAP 5215
Tips and Shortcuts
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Touch Home from any screen to return to the Home screen.
Touch Menu from any main screen to access additional settings.
Press and release the Power key to adjust the display settings (Backlight and Color Mode).
Press and hold the Power key to turn the chartplotter on or off.
Manual Conventions
In this manual, when you are instructed to touch something, use your finger to touch that item on the
screen. Small arrows (>) used in the text indicate that you should touch a series of items in order. For
example, if you see, “Touch Charts > Navigation Chart,” you should touch the Charts button on
the screen, and then touch Navigation Chart.
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Table of Contents
Introduction............................................................ i
Tips and Shortcuts.......................................................i
Manual Conventions............................................. i
Getting Started...................................................... 1
Front and Rear Panels...............................................1
Turning the Chartplotter On........................................2
Turning the Chartplotter Off........................................2
Initializing Chartplotter Settings..................................2
Acquiring GPS Satellite Signals.................................3
Adjusting the Backlight...............................................3
Adjusting the Color Mode...........................................3
Inserting and Removing SD Cards.............................3
Restoring the Original Factory Settings......................4
Viewing System Information.......................................4
Using the Simulator Mode..........................................4
Understanding the Home Screen...............................5
Using Charts......................................................... 6
Using the Navigation Chart.........................................6
Changing the Navigation Chart Settings..................11
Using Perspective 3D...............................................12
Using Radar Overlay................................................14
Using Tracks.............................................................14
Using BlueChart g2 Vision........................................15
Using Mariner’s Eye 3D............................................16
Using Fish Eye 3D....................................................17
Using Fishing Charts................................................18
Enabling High Resolution Satellite Imagery.............18
Viewing Aerial Photos...............................................19
Viewing Current Station Information.........................19
Detailed Road and POI Data....................................19
Using Automatic Guidance.......................................20
Using Combinations........................................... 21
Selecting a Combination...........................................21
Interacting with the Combinations Screen................21
Editing the Combination Screen...............................22
Where To?........................................................... 23
Navigating to a Destination.......................................23
Creating and Using Waypoints.................................25
Creating and Using Routes......................................27
Navigating with a Garmin Autopilot...........................29
Viewing Information........................................... 30
Viewing Tide Station Information..............................30
Viewing Current Information.....................................30
Viewing Celestial Information...................................31
Viewing User Data....................................................32
Viewing the DSC List................................................34
Viewing Gauges.......................................................34
Viewing Fuel Gauges...............................................34
Viewing Video...........................................................35
Configuring the Device...................................... 36
Configuring System Settings....................................36
Changing the System Language..............................36
Configuring Navigation Preferences.........................36
Configuring Units of Measure...................................37
Configuring Communications Settings.....................38
Setting Alarms..........................................................39
Setting the Total Fuel Onboard Alarm.......................40
Configuring My Boat.................................................40
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Configuring Other Vessels........................................41
Configuring XM Audio...............................................42
Using the Marine Network................................. 43
Viewing Connected Garmin Marine Network
Devices.....................................................................44
Using Radar........................................................ 45
Using Cruising Mode................................................46
Using Sentry Mode...................................................46
Radar Targeting........................................................47
Understanding the Radar Overlay Screen...............48
Obtaining Optimal Radar Display Performance........49
Adjusting the VRM and EBL.....................................49
Configuring Other Vessels on the Radar Screen.....50
Advanced Radar Configuration................................50
Using Sonar........................................................ 51
Understanding the Full Screen.................................51
Understanding the Split Zoom Screen......................51
Understanding the Split Frequency Screen..............52
Understanding the Temp Log...................................52
Setting Up Sonar......................................................53
Digital Selective Calling (DSC).......................... 55
Using the Chartplotter with a VHF Radio..................55
Adding a DSC Contact.............................................55
Viewing the DSC List................................................56
Receiving Distress Calls...........................................56
Man-Overboard Distress Calls Initiated from a
VHF Radio................................................................56
Man-Overboard Distress Calls Initiated from the
Chartplotter...............................................................56
Position Tracking......................................................57
Placing an Individual Routine Call............................58
Calling an AIS Target................................................58
Using XM WX Weather and Audio..................... 59
Using XM WX Weather.............................................59
Viewing NEXRAD Precipitation Information.............59
Viewing Forecast Information...................................61
Viewing Sea Conditions............................................62
Viewing Fishing Information.....................................63
Viewing Visibility Information....................................64
Viewing Buoy Reports..............................................65
Using XM Audio........................................................66
Appendix............................................................. 67
Specifications...........................................................67
Calibrating the Touchscreen.....................................68
Capturing Screenshots.............................................68
NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000...................................69
Messages and Alarms..............................................70
Product Registration.................................................74
Contact Garmin........................................................74
Declaration of Conformity (DoC)..............................74
Weather Data Warranty............................................74
Software License Agreement....................................75
XM Satellite Radio Service Agreement.....................75
Index.................................................................... 76
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Getting Started
Getting
Started
Getting Started
Front and Rear Panels
Power key
Automatic
backlight
sensor
SD card slot
GPSMAP 5208 - Front
NMEA 2000®
Power
Network
NMEA 0183
Video
GPSMAP 5212 - Back
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Started
Getting Started
Turning the Chartplotter On
Note: The first time you power on your chartplotter, you must go through a setup sequence. See
“Initializing Chartplotter Settings”.
1. Press and release the
Power key. After a few moments, the Warning screen appears.
Warning Screen
Home Screen
2. Touch I Agree to open the Home screen.
Turning the Chartplotter Off
To turn the chartplotter off, press and hold the
Power key.
Initializing Chartplotter Settings
The first time you turn your chartplotter on, you must configure a series of initial settings. These
settings must also be configured when restoring factory settings (page 4). All of these settings can be
configured later from the Configure screen (page 36).
The initial settings are as follows:
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Language—touch the language that you want shown on your screen.
Welcome—touch OK.
Position Format—specify the coordinate system to use for location readings.
Time Format—select 12-hour, 24-hour, or UTC (Universal Time Code) to specify the format
in which time is displayed.
Time Zone—select your time zone.
Units—select Statute, Metric, or Nautical to specify units for on-screen measurements.
Minimum Safe Depth—specify the minimum safe depth for your boat. Refer to your boat
specifications for more information.
Minimum Overhead Clearance—specify the minimum overhead clearance for your boat. Refer
to your boat specifications for more information.
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When you turn the chartplotter on, the GPS receiver must collect satellite data and establish its
current location. When the chartplotter acquires satellite signals, the signal strength bars at the top
of the Home screen are green
. When the chartplotter loses satellite signals, the green bars
disappear
and a flashing question mark appears on the boat icon on the chart screen.
For more information about GPS, visit the Garmin Web site at www.garmin.com/aboutGPS.
Adjusting the Backlight
1. While the chartplotter is on, press and quickly release the Power key.
2. Touch Backlight.
3. Select an option to adjust the backlight:
• To allow the chartplotter to automatically adjust the backlight based on ambient light, touch
Auto.
• To manually adjust the backlight, either touch and hold Up or Down, or touch and drag the
brightness bar.
Brightness bar
Adjusting the Color Mode
1. Press and quickly release the Power key.
2. Touch Color Mode.
3. Touch Day Colors, Night Colors, or Auto.
Inserting and Removing SD Cards
Your chartplotter supports SD (Secure Digital) cards. Insert optional BlueChart® g2 Vision® SD
cards to view high-resolution satellite imagery and
aerial reference photos of ports, harbors, marinas,
and other points of interest. Insert blank SD cards to
transfer data such as waypoints, routes, and tracks to
another compatible Garmin chartplotter or a computer
(page 32). The SD card slot is located on the lowerright corner of the chartplotter.
• To insert the SD card, open the access door and
press the SD card until it clicks.
• To eject the SD card, press the card in again and
release it.
Card label
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Acquiring GPS Satellite Signals
Getting
Started
Getting Started
Restoring the Original Factory Settings
Caution: This procedure deletes any information you have entered.
1. From the Home screen, touch Configure > System > System Information > Factory Settings
> Reset.
2. Select an option:
• Touch Yes to restore all factory settings.
• Touch No to exit without restoring factory settings.
Viewing System Information
You can view the software version, basemap version, unit ID number, and your XM WX Weather®
radio ID (if available). You may need this information to update the system software or purchase
additional map data information.
From the Home screen, touch Configure > System > System Information.
Using the Simulator Mode
Simulator mode turns the GPS receiver off for use indoors or for practice. The chartplotter does not
track satellites in simulator mode.
Caution: Do not try to navigate using simulator mode because the GPS receiver is turned off. Any
satellite signal strength bars shown are only simulations and do not represent the strength of actual
satellite signals.
1. From the Home screen, touch Configure > System > Simulator > On.
2. Touch Setup to set speed, track control (simulated heading), position, simulator time, and
simulator date.
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Use the Home screen to access all other screens.
Note: Options on this screen vary based on the chartplotter type and optional connected network
devices.
• Charts—selects Navigation Chart, Perspective 3D, Mariner’s Eye 3D, Fish Eye 3D, Fishing
Chart, and Radar Overlay (page 6).
Note: Mariner’s Eye 3D, Fish Eye 3D, and Fishing Charts are available only if you use a BlueChart
g2 Vision SD card.
• Sonar—sets up and provides sonar information (only available if the chartplotter is connected to
a Garmin sonar module) (page 51).
• Combinations—sets up the screen to view a chart, sonar, radar, and video in a 2, 3, or 4-field
split screen (page 21).
• Information—shows information including tides, currents, celestial data, user data, information
about other boats, gauges, and video (page 30).
• Mark—marks, edits, or deletes your current location as a waypoint or Man Overboard (page 25).
• Where To?—provides navigation features (page 23).
• Radar—sets up and displays radar (only available if the chartplotter is connected to a radar
module) (page 45).
• Weather—sets up and displays various weather parameters, including precipitation, forecast,
fishing, sea conditions, and visibility (only available if the chartplotter is connected to a weather
module and you have an XM® subscription) (page 59).
• Configure—allows you to view and edit your chartplotter and system settings (page 36).
• Man Overboard—marks your current location as a waypoint, and sets a course back to the
marked location. (page 25).
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Understanding the Home Screen
Using Charts
Using Charts
Using
Charts
The GPSMAP 5000 series chartplotters have a basic worldwide imagery map and built-in detailed
BlueChart g2 offshore cartography for US waters. The following options are available when you
touch Charts on the Home screen:
• Navigation Chart—displays navigation data available on your preloaded maps, including buoys,
lights, cables, depth soundings, marinas, and tide stations in an overhead view.
• Perspective 3D—displays a view from above and behind your boat for a visual navigation aid.
Note: Mariner’s Eye 3D, Fishing Charts and Fish Eye 3D views are available when using optional
Blue Chart g2 Vision preprogrammed SD cards. See page 16.
• Mariner’s Eye 3D—displays a detailed, three‑dimensional view from above and behind the boat
for a visual navigation aid.
• Fishing Chart—removes navigational data from the chart and enhances bottom contours for
depth recognition.
• Fish Eye 3D—provides an underwater view that visually represents the sea floor according to the
chart’s information.
The chartplotter selectively displays navigation data after you select the type of navigation you want.
Using the Navigation Chart
Use the Navigation chart to plan your course, to view map information, and as a navigational aid.
From the Home screen, touch Charts > Navigation Chart.
Light
Buoy
Marine
services
Your boat
Zoom scale
Navigation Chart on a GPSMAP 5208
Zooming In and Out on the Map
The
and
keys control the zoom level, indicated by the scale at the bottom of the Navigation
chart (
). The bar under the number represents that distance on the map.
Navigation Chart Settings
To access additional settings or options for the Navigation chart, touch Menu.
Waypoints & Tracks—view and add waypoints and tracks, and configure how they are displayed.
Other Vessels—view information about other vessels if your chartplotter is connected to an external
Automatic Identification System (AIS) or Digital Selective Calling (DSC) device.
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Stop Navigation—stop navigating to your destination (only available while navigating).
Chart Setup—customize the Navigation chart settings (page 11).
Data Bars—show or hide cruising, navigation, fishing, fuel, or sailing data.
Using
Charts
Data bars
• Cruising—turn the GPS Speed, GPS Heading, Depth, and GPS Position data bar on or off.
Touch Data Bar Setup to configure the position of the data on the screen.
• Navigation—turn the Distance to Destination, Arrival, Off Course, and Bearing data bar on
or off. If you touch Auto, the chartplotter turns the Navigation data bar on whenever you are
navigating to a destination. Touch Data Bar Setup to configure the Route Leg, Next Turn, and
Destination options.
• Fishing—turn the Depth, Water Temperature, and Water Speed data bar on or off.
• Fuel—turn the Fuel Rate, Remaining Fuel, Range, and Fuel Economy data bar on or off.
• Sailing—turn the Water Speed, Wind Speed, Wind Angle, and Wind Velocity Made Good (VMG)
data bar on or off. Select Wind to toggle between True and Apparent wind speed and wind angle.
Understanding How Wind VMG and Waypoint VMG Are Displayed in the
Data Bars
The chartplotter automatically switches between displaying Wind Velocity Made Good (VMG) and
Waypoint VMG in the data bars.
Waypoint VMG is displayed under the following conditions:
• The Route Leg data bar displays Waypoint VMG when you are navigating a route or an
automatic guidance line.
• The Sailing data bar displays Waypoint VMG when you are navigating a route or an automatic
guidance line, and you turn the Route Leg data bar off.
Wind VMG is displayed under the following conditions:
• The Sailing data bar displays Wind VMG when you are not navigating a route or an automatic
guidance line.
• The Sailing data bar displays Wind VMG when the Route Leg data bar is on and you are
navigating a route.
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Understanding Chart Data
Using
Charts
BlueChart g2 and BlueChart g2 Vision charts use graphic symbols to denote map features, which
follow the standards for US and international charts. Some common symbols you might see include,
but are not limited to, the following:*
Dangerous Rock
Exposed Rock
Beacon
Pilot Boarding Area
Airport/Seaplane Base
Buoy
Anchorage Berth
Precautionary Area
Anchoring Prohibited
Radio Report Point
Exposed Wreck
Recommended Anchorage
Fishing Harbor
Rescue Station
Fishing Prohibited
Tide Station
Information
Yacht Harbor
Current Station
Marine Services
*Some symbols might appear differently on your Garmin chartplotter.
Other features common to most charts include depth contour lines (with deep water represented in
white), intertidal zones, spot soundings (as depicted on the original paper chart), navigational aids
and symbols, and obstructions and cable areas.
Navigating to a Point on the Chart
1. From the Home screen, touch Charts.
2. Touch Navigation Chart, Fishing Chart, or Radar Overlay.
3. Touch the point on the chart where you want to go.
4. Touch Navigate To.
5. Select an option:
• Touch Go To.
• Touch Guide To when using a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision card for Automatic
Guidance (page 28).
6. Follow the colored line on the screen to the destination.
To create a route to a point on the chart, see page 27.
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Panning the Navigation Chart
You can pan away from your current location and to scroll to other areas on the Navigation chart.
The position icon ( ) stays at your present location. If the position icon leaves the map when you
pan, a small window (inset map) appears on the left of the screen so you can keep track of your
current position.
Using
Charts
Inset map
Panning on a Navigation Chart
1. Touch and drag the Navigation screen to pan the map.
2. Touch Stop Panning to stop panning and return the screen to your boat’s current location.
Interacting With Objects on the Navigation Chart
When you touch a point on the Navigation screen without dragging, a cursor
spot, and a list of options appear along the right side.
appears at that
You can touch and drag the pointer to a new location. As you move the cursor, the coordinate
location of the pointer is displayed in the upper-left corner of the map, along with the distance and
bearing of the pointer from your current location.
Pointer
coordinates
Pointer distance
and bearing
from current
location
Pan
options
Map cursor
Inset
map
1. Touch a point on the Navigation chart.
2. Touch an option. The options that appear depend on the point you touched.
• Touch Review to view details of objects in vicinity of the cursor. (Review does not appear if
the cursor is not near an object—if the cursor is near only one object, the name of the object
appears.).
• Touch Navigate To to navigate to the selected location (page 8).
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Using Charts
• Touch Create Waypoint to mark a waypoint at the cursor location (page 25).
• Touch Measure Distance to view the distance and bearing of the object from your current
location. The information is displayed in the upper-left corner of the screen. Touch Set
Reference to measure from a location other than your current location.
• Touch Information to view tide (page 30), current (page 30), celestial (page 31), or local
services information near the cursor.
Accessing Additional Object Information
1. Touch an item on the screen to view information about on-screen map items, waypoints, and
charts.
2. Touch the button with the name of the item to view the information.
Additional
object
information
Selected
item
Object Selected on a GPSMAP 5208
Viewing Tide-Station Information
Tide-station information appears on the chart with a detailed icon showing the relevant tide level.
You can view a detailed graph for a tide station to help predict the tide level at different times or on
different days. For more information about tides, see page 30.
Detailed
tide station
information
Tide level
Tide Station Selected on a GPSMAP 5208
1. Touch a tide station icon ( ).
2. To view a detailed tide graph:
• Touch the button with the station name.
• Touch Review if more than one item is in the vicinity, and then touch the button with the
station name.
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Changing the Navigation Chart Settings
From the Home screen, touch Charts > Navigation Chart > Menu > Chart Setup.
Photos—sets the high-resolution satellite images to Off, Land Only, or Photo Map. Highresolution satellite imagery is only available while using a BlueChart g2 Vision SD card (page 18).
Service Points—turns the display of marine service points on or off.
Roses—displays a compass rose around your boat, indicating compass direction. True wind
direction or apparent wind direction can be displayed if the chartplotter is connected to a compatible
marine wind sensor.
Wind direction
indicator
Compass rose
Wind Compass Rose
Changing the Chart Appearance
From the Home screen, touch Charts > Navigation Chart > Menu > Chart Setup > Chart
Appearance.
Heading line
Track
Chart border
Orientation—changes the perspective of the map display.
• North Up—sets the top of the map display to a north heading.
• Head Up—sets the map display to the current track heading.
• Course Up—sets the map so the direction of navigation is always up. The heading line appears
vertically on the screen if shown.
Detail—adjusts the amount of detail shown on the map at different zoom levels.
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Using
Charts
Tides/Currents—turns the display of tides and currents on or off.
Using Charts
Using
Charts
Heading Line—draws an extension from the bow of the boat in the direction of travel.
• Off—turns the heading line off.
• Distance—sets the distance to the end of the heading line.
• Time—sets the amount of time until you reach the end of the heading line.
World Map—displays either a basic world map or displays satellite imagery (when Full World
Map is selected).
Inset Map—turns the inset map on or off when panning away (page 9). Touch Auto to turn the inset
map on only when the boat symbol is no longer visible.
Spot Depths—turns spot soundings on or off and sets a dangerous depth.
Safety Shading (with supported BlueChart g2 Vision cards)—Areas with depths shallower than
the specified value are shaded in blue, while areas with depths greater than the specified value are
shaded in white. The contour is always drawn at or deeper than the selected depth.
Symbols—changes symbol preferences.
Navaid Size—adjusts the size of the navaid symbols shown on the map.
Navaid Type—selects the navaid symbol set (NOAA or IALA).
Land POIs—turns the display of land POIs (points of interest) on or off.
Light Sectors—turns the sector in which a navigational light is visible on or off. Selecting On
filters out light sectors depending on the zoom level.
• Chart Borders—turns chart borders on when using a BlueChart g2 Vision SD card and you want
to see what area the maps cover.
Photo Points—turns camera icons on or off when using a BlueChart g2 Vision SD card.
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Using Perspective 3D
Perspective 3D provides a view from above and behind the boat (according to your course), and
provides a visual navigation aid. This view is helpful when navigating tricky shoals, reefs, bridges,
or channels, and is beneficial when trying to identify entry and exit routes in unfamiliar harbors or
anchorages.
Perspective 3D
Navigation Chart
1. From the Home screen, touch Charts > Perspective 3D.
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2. Use the
and
• Touch the
buttons to adjust the view:
button to move the view closer to your boat and lower to the water.
• Touch the
button to move the view away from the boat.
The view is momentarily indicated by the scale (
) at the bottom of the screen.
Perspective 3D Settings
To access additional settings or options from the Perspective 3D screen, touch Menu.
Waypoints & Tracks—view and add waypoints and tracks, and configure how they are displayed.
• Tracks—turn tracks on or off (page 14).
• Waypoints—view, sort, or filter existing waypoints, or create new ones (page 25).
• New Waypoint—edit, delete, or create a new waypoint (page 25).
• Active Tracks—manage tracks (page 14).
• Saved Tracks—view a list of tracks that have been saved.
Other Vessels—view information about other vessels. To view information about other vessels,
your chartplotter must be connected to an external Automatic Identification System (AIS) or Digital
Selective Calling (DSC) device.
Surface Radar—display radar returns from the surface of the water when the chartplotter is
connected to a marine radar (page 48).
Perspective 3D With Surface Radar Information
Data Bars—show or hide cruising, navigation, fishing, fuel, or sailing numbers (page 7).
Chart Appearance—customize the Perspective 3D chart.
• Range Rings—toggles the range rings on or off. The range rings help you to visualize distances
on the map.
• Safe Depth—adjusts the safe depth for your boat. If the chartplotter is connected to an optional
sonar module and the shallow water alarm is activated (page 72), an alarm will sound when your
boat enters water shallower than this setting.
• Lane Width—adjusts the width of the course line drawn when navigating. This setting also
affects routes (Route To), but does not affect automatic guidance (Guide To).
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Using
Charts
To view details about navaids such as beacons, lights, and obstructions:
1. Use the touchscreen to point to the navaid. When the cursor
is over the navaid, an option is
displayed, such as Beacon or Light.
2. Touch the option for the navaid to view details.
Using Charts
Using Radar Overlay
Using
Charts
When you connect your chartplotter to an optional Garmin marine radar, you can use Radar Overlay
to overlay radar information on the Navigation chart (page 48).
Using Tracks
A track is a recording of your path. The track currently being recorded is the active track. An active
track can be saved.
To turn the track log on:
From the Navigation or Perspective 3D chart, touch Menu > Waypoints & Tracks > Tracks >
On. A trailing line on the chart indicates your track.
To save the active track:
1. From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data > Tracks > Save Active Track.
2. Select an option: the time the current track began or Midnight, if shown; or Entire Log.
3. Touch Edit Track to name the track, to change the color of the track, or to save it as a route.
To clear the active track:
From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data > Tracks > Clear Active Track. The
track memory is cleared; the current track continues to be recorded.
To retrace the active track:
1. From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data > Tracks > Follow Active Track.
2. Select either the time the current track began or Entire Log.
3. Follow the colored line on the screen.
To edit or delete a saved track:
1. From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data > Tracks > Saved Tracks.
2. Select a track to edit or delete.
3. Select an option:
• Touch Edit Track to change the name or color of the track.
• Touch Delete to delete the track.
• Touch Next Page to view information about the track.
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To set active Track Options:
From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data > Tracks > Active Track Options.
Record Mode—touch Off, Fill, or Wrap.
• Interval—sets whether the interval is determined by distance, time, or resolution. (Touch
Change to set the quantity.)
◦ Distance—records the track based on a distance between points.
◦ Time—records the track based on a time interval.
◦ Resolution—records the track plot based on a variance from your course. This setting is
recommended for the most-efficient use of memory. The distance value (Change) is the
maximum error allowed from the true course before recording a track point.
• Change—sets the value of the interval.
Track Color—sets the color of the track plot.
Using BlueChart g2 Vision
Optional BlueChart g2 Vision preprogrammed SD cards allow you to get the most out of your
chartplotter. In addition to detailed marine charting, BlueChart g2 Vision has the following features:
• Mariner’s Eye 3D—provides a view from above and behind the boat for a three‑dimensional
navigation aid. The BlueChart g2 Vision Mariner’s Eye 3D is more detailed than the preloaded
data.
• Fish Eye 3D—provides an underwater, three-dimensional view that visually represents the
sea floor according to the information on the chart.
• Fishing Charts—displays the chart with enhanced bottom contours and without navigational
data. This chart works well for offshore deep-sea fishing.
• High Resolution Satellite Imagery—provides high resolution satellite images for a realistic
view of the land and water on the Navigation chart.
• Aerial Photos—displays marinas and other navigationally significant aerial photos to help you
visualize your surroundings.
• Detailed Roads and POI data—displays roads, restaurants, and other points of interest (POIs)
along the shore.
• Auto Guidance—uses specified boat safe depth and chart data to determine the best course to
your destination.
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• Off—does not record a track log.
• Fill—records a track log until the track memory is full.
• Wrap—continuously records the track log, replacing the oldest track data with new data.
Interval—defines the frequency at which the track plot is recorded. Recording more-frequent plots
is more accurate but fills the track log faster.
Using Charts
Using a BlueChart g2 Vision SD Card
Using
Charts
You can insert or remove a BlueChart g2 Vision SD card while your chartplotter is on or off. See
page 3 for insertion and removal instructions.
BlueChart g2 Vision SD cards are not waterproof. When you are not using the card, keep it in the
original packaging for safekeeping and store it away from exposure to sun and rain.
BlueChart g2 Vision SD cards are susceptible to damage from static electricity. In low humidity
environments, you should ground yourself on a large metal object before handling the card.
Note: You cannot transfer BlueChart g2 Vision data from the SD card to your computer for backup or
viewing purposes. You can use the SD card only on BlueChart g2 Vision-compatible Garmin GPS units.
Using Mariner’s Eye 3D
A BlueChart g2 Vision SD card offers Mariner’s Eye 3D, which provides a detailed,
three‑dimensional view from above and behind the boat (according to your course) and provides a
visual navigation aid. This view is helpful when navigating tricky shoals, reefs, bridges, or channels,
and when trying to identify entry and exit routes in unfamiliar harbors or anchorages.
Mariner’s Eye 3D
Navigation Chart
1. From the Home screen, touch Charts > Perspective 3D.
2. Use the
and
buttons to adjust the view:
• Touch the
button to move the view closer to your boat and lower to the water.
• Touch the
button to move the view away from the boat.
The view is momentarily indicated by the scale (
) at the bottom of the screen.
To view details about navaids such as beacons, lights, and obstructions:
1. Use the touchscreen to point to the navaid. When the cursor
is over the navaid, an option is
displayed, such as as Beacon or Light.
2. Touch the option for the navaid to view details.
Mariner’s Eye 3D Settings
To access additional settings or options from the Mariner’s Eye 3D screen, touch Menu.
For settings and options related to Waypoints & Tracks, Other Vessels, Surface Radar, and Data
Bars, see “Perspective 3D Settings” on page 13.
To customize the appearance of the Mariner’s Eye 3D screen, touch Menu > Chart Appearance.
Style—select how chart data is displayed over 3D terrain.
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Mariner’s Eye 3D, Normal Colors
Mariner’s Eye 3D, Hazard Colors
For settings and options related to Range Rings, Safe Depth, and Lane Width, see page 11.
Using Fish Eye 3D
Using the depth contour lines of the BlueChart g2 Vision cartography, Fish Eye 3D provides an
underwater view of the sea floor or lake bottom. The
and
buttons adjust the view in the
same way as the Mariner’s Eye 3D.
Suspended targets (such as fish) are indicated by red, green, and yellow spheres. Red indicates the
largest targets and green indicates the smallest.
Fish Eye 3D
Fish Eye 3D Settings
To access additional settings or options for the Fish Eye 3D screen, touch Menu.
View—selects a fish-eye view of Fore, Aft, Port, or Starboard.
Sonar Cone—turns a cone on or off that shows the area covered by your transducer.
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• Classic—use color schemes to indicate 3D terrain.
• Charts—provide chart information in a 3D view.
• Photos—provide satellite photo imagery in addition to chart information.
Hazard Colors—turns hazard colors on or off. The Off setting shows the land as seen from the
water. The On setting indicates shallow water and land with a color scale. Blue indicates deep water,
yellow is shallow water, and red is very shallow water.
Using Charts
Sonar Data—visually shows the sonar readings received by your transducer for the best
combination of sonar and mapping.
Tracks—turns the track log on or off.
Using
Charts
Data Bars—shows or hides cruising, navigation, fishing, fuel, or sailing numbers (page 11).
Using Fishing Charts
Use the fishing chart for a detailed view of the bottom contours and depth soundings on the chart.
Fishing Chart
Navigation Chart
The fishing chart uses detailed bathymetric data on a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision SD card,
and is best for offshore deep-sea fishing.
Enabling �High Resolution Satellite Imagery
You can overlay high-resolution satellite images on the land, the sea, or both portions of the
Navigation chart when using a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision SD card.
NOTE: When enabled, the high resolution satellite images are only present at lower zoom levels. If
you cannot see the high resolution images in your BlueChart g2 Vision region, either zoom in further
by touching the
and
buttons, or set the detail level higher by touching Menu > Chart Setup >
Chart Appearance > Detail.
To enable satellite imagery:
1. While viewing the Navigation chart, touch Menu > Chart Setup > Appearance > Photos.
2. Select an option:
• Off—standard chart information is shown on the map.
• Land Only—standard chart information is shown on water with photos overlaying the land.
• Photo Map—photos overlay both the water and the land at a specified opacity. The higher
you set the percentage, the more the satellite photos will cover both land and water.
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Using
Charts
Photo Overlay Off
Land Only Photo Overlay
Photo Map at 50%
Photo Map at 100%
Viewing Aerial Photos
Preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision SD cards contain aerial photographs of many landmarks,
marinas, and harbors. Use these photos to help orient yourself to your surroundings or to acquaint
yourself with a marina or harbor prior to arrival.
1. On the Navigation chart, touch a camera icon.
• A standard camera icon ( ) indicates an overhead photo.
• A camera icon with a cone (
) indicates a perspective photo. The photo was taken from
the location of the camera, pointed in the direction of the cone.
2. Select Aerial Photo.
Note: Touch
and
to zoom in and out while viewing the aerial photo on the full screen.
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Current Station Information
If current stations are available in your BlueChart g2 Vision region, they
appear on the Navigation chart as a highlighted arrow. These detailed icons
show the direction and speed of the current at a glance.
Touch Review or the name of the station to display a current graph.
See page 30 for instructions on viewing current station information.
Current Station icon
Detailed Road and POI Data
BlueChart g2 Vision contains detailed road and POI data, which includes highly detailed coastal
roads and points of interest (POIs) such as restaurants, lodging, local attractions, and more. For
instructions on searching for and navigating to these POIs, see the “Where To?” section on page 23.
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Using Automatic Guidance
Using
Charts
Automatic Guidance automatically creates and suggests passage based on available BlueChart g2
Vision chart information. See page 40 for instructions on setting up Automatic Guidance for your
boat. See page 28 to use Automatic Guidance.�
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Using Combinations
Using Combinations
The Combinations screen displays a combination of different screens at the same time. The number
of options available on the Combinations screen depends on the optional network devices you
have connected to your GPSMAP 5000 series chartplotter and whether you are using an optional
BlueChart g2 Vision SD card. You can combine two, three, or four screens. After you select a
combination, you can customize it.
1. From the Home screen, touch Combinations. A list of possible screen combinations is displayed.
2. Touch a combination.
Interacting with the Combinations Screen
You can view a combination screen at full screen and change the data field pane on the right side of
the screen.
To add additional data fields:
1. From the Combinations screen, touch an unused data field. A list of digital items displayed.
2. Touch the digital item to be displayed on the Combinations screen. Available options vary, based
on the chartplotter and network configuration.
Unused data field
Adding a Data Field
To edit an existing data field:
1. While viewing the Combinations screen, touch a data field.
2. Touch the item to be displayed.
To change to full-screen view:
1. Touch a screen.
2. Select an option to return to the Combination screen:
• From the radar screen, touch Stop Pointing.
• From the chart screen, touch Stop Panning.
• From the sonar or video screen, touch Back.
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Using
Combinations
Selecting a Combination
Using Combinations
Editing the Combination Screen
1. Complete one of the following actions to access the Edit Combinations screen:
• While viewing a combinations screen, touch Menu > Change Combination.
• From the Home screen, touch Combinations > Unused Combo (if one is available).
Using
Combinations
Combination
screen 1
Combination
screen 2
XM bar
Data bar
2. Select an option to customize the Combinations screen:
Note: You can only choose from the options available to your chartplotter. To increase the number of
screens available, use a BlueChart g2 Vision SD card or add network devices, such as sonar and radar.
•
•
•
•
•
Touch Functions to select the number of combination screens.
Touch Layout to change to vertical or horizontal layout.
Touch XM Bar to toggle the XM bar on or off.
Touch Data Bar to toggle the data bar on or off.
Touch a numbered option, such as 1. Nav Chart or 2. Nav Chart in the example above, to
select the combination screen to view.
To change the function of a screen:
1. Touch Menu > Change Combination. The charts are numbered, with a corresponding button on
the right of the screen.
2. Touch the numbered button of the screen you want to change.
3. Touch the function that you want to appear in that screen.
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Where To?
Where To?
Use the Where To? option on the Home screen to search for and navigate to nearby fuel, repairs,
and other services, as well as waypoints and routes.
Note: You must create waypoints and routes before you can navigate to them.
You can navigate to a destination using one of three methods: Go To, Route To, or Guide To.
• Go To—takes you directly to the destination.
• Route To—creates a route from your location to a destination, allowing you to add turns to the
route.
• Guide To—searches BlueChart g2 Vision chart data to suggest the best path to your destination.
You must be using a BlueChart g2 Vision SD card for this option to appear.
Where
To?
Caution: Guide To does not assure obstacle and bottom clearance. For safety, always resolve any
discrepancies or questions before continuing navigation.
Navigating to a Destination
To begin navigating:
1. From the Home screen, touch Where To?.
2. Touch the marine service category to which you want to navigate. The chartplotter shows the list
of the 50 nearest locations and the distance and bearing to each.
3. Select a destination. A screen containing information about the selected marine service appears.
Note: Touch Next Page to view additional information or to display the location on a chart.
4. Touch Navigate To.
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Where
To?
5. Select an option:
• Touch Go To.
• Touch Guide To when using a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision card to use Automatic
Guidance.
6. Follow the colored line on the screen to the destination.
Go To Screen
Guide To Screen (with g2 Vision Card)
To stop navigating:
From the Navigation chart, touch Menu > Stop Navigation.
To search for a destination by name:
1. From the Home screen, touch Where To? > Search by Name.
2. Touch characters to spell at least a portion of the name of your destination.
3. Touch Done. The 50 nearest destinations that contain your search criteria are displayed.
4. Touch the location.
5. Select an option:
• Touch Navigate To > Go To.
• Touch Route To.
• Touch Guide To when using a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision card.
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Where To?
Creating and Using Waypoints
You can store up to 1,500 waypoints with a user-defined name, symbol, depth, water temperature,
and comment for each waypoint.
Note: Touching Mark creates a waypoint only at your present location.
To create a new waypoint:
1. From the Home screen, touch Charts > Navigation Chart.
2. Touch the location you want to designate as a waypoint. A cursor
3. Touch Create Waypoint.
marks the waypoint.
To mark a Man Overboard (MOB) location:
When you mark a waypoint, you can designate it as an MOB (Man OverBoard). This marks the
point and sets a course back to the marked location. When an MOB is active, an MOB waypoint
with an international MOB symbol is created and the chartplotter begins active navigation to that
point.
1. From the Home screen, touch Man Overboard.
2. Touch Yes to begin navigating to the MOB location.
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Where
To?
To mark your current location as a waypoint:
From the Home screen, touch Mark. The waypoint information screen displays for a few
seconds.
• Edit Waypoint—designate a specific name, symbol, water depth, water temperature, or make
a comment about the waypoint.
• Delete—delete the waypoint.
• Move—change the location of the waypoint, either by selecting a different location on the map
or by entering grid coordinates.
• Man Overboard—designate the current location as a Man Overboard location.
• Next Page/Previous Page—switch between waypoint information and the Navigation chart.
• Back—save the waypoint and returns to the Navigation chart.
Where To?
Where
To?
To edit an existing waypoint on the Navigation screen:
1. Complete one of the following actions to access waypoints:
• Touch the waypoint on the Navigation chart.
• From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data > Waypoints.
2. Touch the button for the waypoint you want to edit. If there are multiple waypoints, touch Review.
3. Touch Edit.
4 Touch the waypoint attribute you want to change (Name, Symbol, Depth, Water Temp), or touch
Comment to add a comment.
To move the waypoint on the Navigation chart:
1. Touch the waypoint on the Navigation chart.
2. If there are multiple waypoints in the vicinity, touch Review.
3. Touch the button for the waypoint you want to edit.
4. Touch Move.
5. Touch Use Chart or Enter Position.
6. Complete one of the following actions to indicate a new location for the waypoint:
• If entering position coordinates, use the screen keyboard to enter the new coordinates for the
waypoint.
• If using the chart, touch the new location and then touch Move Waypoint.
To view a list of all waypoints:
From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data > Waypoints.
To delete a waypoint or MOB:
1. Complete one of the following actions to access waypoints:
• Open the Navigation chart.
• From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data > Waypoints.
2. Touch the waypoint or MOB you want to delete.
3. Touch Review > Delete.
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Where To?
Creating and Using Routes
You can create and store up to 20 routes, with up to 250 waypoints each.
To create a route from your present location:
1. From the Navigation chart, touch your destination. The destination is indicated by a cursor
.
Where
To?
2. Touch Navigate To > Route To.
3. Touch the location where you want to make the last turn toward your destination.
4. Touch Add Turn.
5. To add additional turns, continue to touch the location where you want to make a turn (working
backward from the destination) and then touch Add Turn.
6. Touch Done to finish the route or Cancel Route to delete the route.
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Where To?
Where
To?
To create a route in another location:
1. From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data > Routes > New Route.
2. Complete one of the following actions to select the starting point of the route:
• Touch Use Chart and touch the screen at the location of the first waypoint on the route. The
waypoint is indicated by the cursor
.
• Touch Use Waypoint List and select the first waypoint on the route.
3. Touch Add Turn to mark the starting point of the route.
4. Touch the location of the first turn and then touch Add Turn. Repeat until the route is complete.
5. Touch Done.
To create a route using Automatic Guidance:
Automatic Guidance is available with a preprogrammed BlueChart g2 Vision SD card.
1. From the Navigation chart or the Where To? menu, touch your destination.
2. Touch Navigate To > Guide To. Your route is calculated.
Note: To change the automatic guidance path to a route, touch the end of the path and then touch
Navigate To > Route To. The automatic guidance path stays on the screen, allowing you to trace it
while creating a route.
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Where To?
To edit a route:
1. From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data > Routes.
2. Touch the route to edit.
3. Touch Review > Edit Route. You can edit the route name or edit the route turns.
To delete a route:
1. From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data > Routes.
2. Touch the route to edit.
3. Touch Review > Delete.
To bypass a waypoint on a route:
1. Create a route as previously described.
2. From the Navigation chart, touch the waypoint that follows the waypoint you are bypassing.
3. Touch Route To.
When you start any type of navigation (Go To, Route To, Guide To, or Follow Track), if you are
connected to a compatible Garmin autopilot (such as a GHP™ 10), you will be prompted to engage
the autopilot.
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Where
To?
Navigating with a Garmin Autopilot
Viewing Information
Viewing Information
Use the Information screen to access information about tides, currents, celestial data, user data, other
boats, gauges, and video.
You can also select tide, current, and celestial information for a specific station directly from the
Navigation chart. Touch near the desired station, select Information, and then select either Tides,
Currents, Celestial, or Chart Notes.
Viewing Tide Station Information
1. From the Home screen, touch Information > Tides/Currents > Tides. Information for the mostrecently viewed tide station is shown.
Tide station
Viewing
Information
Current tide
height
Local time
Time of next
high tide
2. Select an option:
• Touch Nearby Stations to view other stations close to the one you selected.
• Touch Change Date > Manual to view tide information for a different date.
Viewing Current Information
Note: You must use a BlueChart g2 Vision card to view Current Station information.
Use the Currents screen to view information for currents.
1. From the Home screen, touch Information > Tides/Currents > Currents. Information for the
most-recently viewed current station is shown.
Current station
Current level at
local time
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Viewing Information
2. Select an option:
• Touch Nearby Stations to view other current stations close to your current location.
• Touch Change Date > Manual to view tide information for a different date.
• Touch Show Report to view the Current Report for the selected station.
Use the Celestial screen to view celestial data for sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, moon phase,
and approximate sky view location of the sun and moon. By default, the chartplotter displays
celestial information for the current date and time.
From the Home screen, touch Information > Tides/Currents > Celestial.
Moon position
Overhead
Horizon
Sun position
To change the date, time, or view the moon phase:
1. From the Home screen, touch Information > Tides/Currents > Celestial.
2. Select an option:
• Touch Change Date > Manual to view information for a different date.
• Touch Change Time to view information for a specified time on that date.
• Touch Moon Phase to view the moon phase at the specified date and time.
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Viewing
Information
Viewing Celestial Information
Viewing
Information
Viewing Information
Viewing User Data
1. From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data.
2. Select an option:
• Touch Waypoints to display a list of all saved waypoints (page 25).
• Touch Routes to display a list of saved routes (page 27).
• Touch Tracks to view and manage tracks (page 14).
• Touch Data Transfer to transfer waypoints, routes, and tracks to and from an SD card or
network.
• Touch Clear User Data to erase all user waypoints, routes, and tracks.
To copy or merge MapSource® data to your chartplotter:
1. Insert an SD card into your chartplotter to allow it to place a file on the SD card. This file provides
information to MapSource to format its data. This only needs to be done the first time you copy or
merge MapSource data to your chartplotter from a specific SD card.
2. Check your MapSource version on your computer by clicking Help > About MapSource. If the
version is older than 6.12.2, update to the most current version by clicking Help > Check for
Software Updates, or check the Garmin Web site at www.garmin.com.
3. Insert the SD card into an SD card reader that is attached to the computer.
4. From within MapSource, click on Transfer > Send to Device.
5. Select the drive for the SD card reader and the types of data you want to copy to your
chartplotter.
6. Click Send.
7. Insert the SD card into your chartplotter.
8. From the Home screen on your chartplotter, touch Information > User Data > Data Transfer >
Card.
9. Complete one of the following:
• Touch Merge From Card to transfer data from the SD card to the chartplotter and combine it
with existing user data.
• Touch Replace From Card transfer data from the SD card to the chartplotter and overwrite
existing user data on the chartplotter.
10.Touch the file name from the list.
11. Touch Merge from Card or Replace from Card.
To transfer waypoints, routes, and tracks to an SD card:
1. Insert an SD card into the SD card slot on the front of the chartplotter.
2. From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data > Data Transfer > Card > Save To
Card.
3. Complete one of the following actions to indicate the name of the new file:
• Select the file name from the list.
• Touch Add New File to create a new file. Enter the file name using the on-screen keyboard
and touch Done.
4. Touch Save To Card to save waypoints, routes, and tracks to the SD card. The file name is
saved with an .ADM extension.
To transfer waypoints, routes, and tracks from an SD card:
1. Insert an SD card into the SD card slot on the front of the chartplotter.
2. From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data > Data Transfer > Card.
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Viewing Information
3. Select an option to indicate how existing data on the chartplotter is handled:
• Touch Merge From Card to transfer data from the SD card to the chartplotter and combine it
with existing user data.
• Touch Replace From Card transfer data from the SD card to the chartplotter and overwrite
existing user data on the chartplotter.
4. Touch the file name in the list.
5. Touch Merge from Card or Replace from Card.
To copy the built-in maps to an SD card:
1. Insert an SD card into the SD card slot on the front of the chartplotter.
2. From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data > Data Transfer > Card.
3. Touch Copy Built-In Map to copy the maps loaded onto your chartplotter to the SD card.
To back up data to a computer:
1. Insert an SD card into the SD card slot on the front of the chartplotter.
2. From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data > Data Transfer > Card > Save to
Card.
3. Complete one of the following actions to indicate the name of the file to be backed up:
• Select the file name from the list.
• Touch Add New File to create a new file. Enter the file name using the on-screen keyboard
and touch Done.
4. Select Save To Card. The file name is saved with an .ADM extension.
5. Remove the SD card from the chartplotter and insert it into an SD card reader attached to a
computer.
6. From Windows® Explorer, open the Garmin\UserData folder on the SD card.
7. Copy the backup file on the card and paste it to any location on the computer.
To restore backup data to your chartplotter:
1. Copy a backup file from your computer to an SD card in a folder named Garmin\UserData.
2. Insert the SD card into your chartplotter.
3. From the Home screen on your chartplotter, touch Information > User Data > Data Transfer >
Card > Replace From Card.
To delete all waypoints, routes, and tracks:
1. From the home screen on your chartplotter, touch Information > User Data > Clear User Data.
2. Select Waypoints, Routes, Saved Tracks, or All.
3. Select OK or Cancel.
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Viewing
Information
To transfer waypoints, routes, and tracks to or from a network:
1. Connect the chartplotter to a Garmin Marine Network using the network port on the back of the
chartplotter and a Garmin network cable.
2. From the Home screen, touch Information > User Data > Data Transfer > Network.
3. Select an option to indicate how data is handled:
• Touch Clone User Data to transfer data from the chartplotter to the other chartplotters
connected to the network. Existing data is overwritten on those chartplotters.
• Touch Merge User Data to transfer data between all the chartplotters connected to the
network. Unique data is combined with existing data on every chartplotter.
Viewing Information
Viewing the DSC List
Note: Your chartplotter must be connected to a VHF radio that supports DSC (Digital Selective
Calling) in order to view the DSC List.
The DSC List is a log of the most-recent DSC calls and other DSC contacts you have entered. The
DSC List can contain up to 100 entries. The DSC List shows the most-recent call from a boat. If
a second call is received from the same boat, it replaces the first call in the Call List. For more
information on DSC, see page 55.
To view the DSC List, from the Home screen, touch Information > DSC List.
Viewing Gauges
Note: You must be connected to a NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) 2000 network
capable of sensing engine data to view the gauges. See the GPSMAP 4000/5000 Series Installation
Instructions for details.
Viewing
Information
From the Home screen, touch Information > Dashboard Gauges.
To select analog or digital gauges:
Note: For more than two engines, you can only use the digital gauges. For one or two engines, you
can switch between analog and digital gauges.
1. To view the Gauges from the Home screen, touch Information > Dashboard Gauges > Engine
> Menu.
2. Select Digital or Analog.
Viewing Fuel Gauges
Note: To view fuel information, your chartplotter must be connected to an external fuel sensor, such as
the Garmin GFS™ 10.
From the Home screen, touch Information > Dashboard Gauges > Fuel. Fuel flow for each
engine, total fuel flow, fuel level in each tank, total fuel remaining, fuel economy, engine trim, boat
speed, engine RPM, and the range for your boat are displayed.
To synchronize your fuel gauges with your fuel:
1. From the Home screen touch Information > Dashboard Gauges > Fuel.
2. Touch Menu.
3. Select an option:
• Fill Up All Tanks—select when your tank is full. An estimate of the total fuel is shown. Adjust
if necessary.
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Viewing Information
• Add Fuel To Boat—select when you have added less than a full tank. An estimate of the fuel
added is shown. Adjust if necessary.
• Set Total Fuel Onboard—select to specify the total fuel in your tanks.
• Fuel Economy—select either GPS Speed or Water Speed (using data from a speed wheel)
for the fuel economy calculation.
Viewing Video
Your chartplotter can display video if you are connected to a video source (or sources) using the
supplied video cable. See the GPSMAP 4000/5000 Series Installation Instructions for details.
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Viewing
Information
From the Home screen, touch Information > Video.
Touch Menu to setup the following:
• Source—selects the video device (Video 1 or Video 2) that displays the video. If you have two
video sources and wish to alternate between the two, touch Alternate to define the amount of
time each video screen is displayed.
• Aspect—switches between the standard aspect ratio and a stretched aspect ratio. The video
cannot be stretched beyond the dimensions provided by the connected video device, and may
not fill the entire of the GPSMAP 5212/5215.
• Brightness—adjusts the brightness of the video feed up or down. Touch Auto to allow the
chartplotter to automatically adjust the brightness.
• Saturation—adjusts the color saturation up or down. Touch Auto to allow the chartplotter to
automatically adjust the saturation.
• Contrast—adjusts the contrast up or down. Touch Auto to allow the chartplotter to
automatically adjust the contrast.
• Standard—selects the video format used by the source (PAL or NTSC). Touch Auto to let the
chartplotter automatically select the source format.
Configuring
the Device
Configuring the Device
Configuring the Device
Use the Configure screen to configure chartplotter settings.
Configuring System Settings
From the Home screen, touch Configure > System.
Simulator—turn Simulator Mode On or Off. Touch Setup to set Simulator options. (If you set
the chartplotter into a Store Demonstration mode during the initial chartplotter setup, this setting is
named Demo.)
Auto Power Up (GPSMAP 5215 only)—turn Auto Power Up On or Off. When On is selected, the
chartplotter automatically turns on whenever power is applied. When Off is selected, the chartplotter
must be turned on with the Power key.
Note: If Auto Power Up is On and the chartplotter is turned off using the Power key, and power
is removed and then reapplied within less than 2 minutes, you may have to press the Power key to
restart the chartplotter.
Beeper/Display—set Beeper options, Backlight, and Color Mode.
• Beeper—touch Beeper to set when the chartplotter makes audible sounds. The settings are Off,
Alarms Only (default), and Key and Alarm (keys and alarms).
• Backlight—touch Backlight to adjust the intensity of the backlight. Touch Auto to allow the
chartplotter to automatically adjust the backlight based on ambient light.
• Color Mode—touch Color Mode to select Day Colors or Night Colors, or touch Auto to allow
the chartplotter to adjust the colors.
• Screenshot Capture—turn the screenshot capture feature on or off (page 68).
GPS—view GPS satellites.
System Information—view system information, restore factory settings, view the status of
networked devices (page 43), and display the event log. The event log displays a list of system
events. Select the event to view additional information. The Save to Card option is provided as a
troubleshooting tool; a Garmin Product Support representative may ask you to use this to retrieve
data about the marine network.
Radar Diagnostics (if radar is connected)—a troubleshooting tool used by installers.
Changing the System Language
1. From the Home screen, touch Configure > Preferences > Language.
2. Select the language.
Configuring Navigation Preferences
From the Home screen, touch Configure > Preferences > Navigation.
Route Labels—for saved routes, this determines whether route turns are indicated by number (Turn
1, Turn 2, and so on) or by waypoint name, or whether the description of turns is hidden.
Turn Transition—set how much time or how far before a turn in a route that you transition to the
next leg. Raising this value can help improve the accuracy of the autopilot when navigating a route
or automatic-guidance line with many frequent turns or at higher speeds. For straighter routes or
slower speeds, lowering this value can improve autopilot accuracy.
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Configuring the Device
Speed Sources—specify the sensor used for Wind numbers and Fuel Economy. Touch Wind or Fuel
Economy to toggle between Water (from a water-speed sensor) and GPS (from the calculated GPS
speed).
Auto Guidance—sets the Automatic Guidance parameters for your boat:
• Safe Depth—sets the minimum depth (chart depth datum) to allow when calculating an
automatic guidance path. A safe depth of less than one meter is not allowed when using
Automatic Guidance.
• Safe Height—sets the minimum height (chart height datum) of a bridge that your boat can safely
travel under.
• Shoreline Distance—set how close you want to travel near the shore: Nearest, Near, Normal,
Far, or Farthest. This is used by the automatic guidance calculation to determine how close
to the shoreline you want the automatic-guidance line to be. Changing this while navigating an
automatic-guidance line will recalculate the path.
Configuring Units of Measure
From the Home screen, touch Configure > Preferences > Units.
System Units—global setting that defines individual units of measure at the same time. Statute
(mh, ft, ºF), Metric (kh, m, ºC), Nautical (kt, ft, ºF), or Custom. Touch Custom to individually
define units of measure for:
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• Depth—individually set the units of measure for depth to Feet, Fathoms, or Meters.
• Temperature—individually set the units of measure for temperature to Fahrenheit (ºF) or
Celsius (ºC).
Note: You must be receiving NMEA Sonar depth data or using a Garmin sounder module to view
depth and temperature information.
• Distance—individually set the units of measure for distance readings (Miles, Kilometers, or
Nautical Miles).
• Speed—individually set the units of measure for speed readings (Miles Per Hour, Kilometers
Per Hour, or Knots).
• Elevation—individually set the units of measure for elevation readings (Feet or Meters).
• Volume—individually set the units of measure for volume readings (Liters, US Gallons, or UK
Gallons).
• Pressure—individually set the units of measure for gauge (kPa or psi) and atmospheric
(Millibars or Inches of Mercury) pressure readings.
Heading—set the reference used in calculating heading information.
• Auto Mag Var (Automatic Magnetic Variation)—automatically set the magnetic declination for
your location.
• True—set true north as the heading reference.
• Grid—set grid north as the heading reference (000º).
• User Mag Var—set the magnetic variation value.
Position Format—set the coordinate system in which a given location reading appears. Do not
change the position format unless you are using a map or chart that specifies a different position
format.
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Configuring the Device
Map Datum—set the coordinate system in which the map is structured. The default setting is WGS
84. Do not change the map datum unless you are using a map or chart that specifies a different
position format.
Time—set the time options.
• Time Format—select 12-hour, 24-hour, or UTC time format.
• Time Zone—set the time zone displayed for time readings.
• Daylight Saving Time—select Off, On, or Auto. The Auto setting automatically turns daylight
saving time on or off, depending on the time of year.
Configuring Communications Settings
From the Home screen, touch Configure > Communications.
NMEA 0183 Setup—enable or disable NMEA 0183 output sentences for sounder, route, system,
and Garmin NMEA settings.
• Port Types—configure the input/output format for each port to use when connecting your
chartplotter to external NMEA devices, a computer, or other Garmin devices. NMEA Std.
supports the input or output of standard NMEA 0183 data, DSC, and sonar NMEA input support
for the DPT, MTW, and VHW sentences. NMEA High Speed supports the input or output of
standard 0183 data for most AIS receivers. The Garmin option supports the input or output of
Garmin-proprietary data for interfacing with Garmin software.
• Output Sentences—configure how the chartplotter sees NMEA 0183 output sentences. See
page 69 for information on configuring these sentences.
• Posn. Precision—adjust the number of digits (Two Digits, Three Digits, or Four Digits) to the
right of the decimal point for transmission of NMEA output.
• Waypoint IDs—determine how the chartplotter outputs waypoint identifiers (Names or
Numbers).
• Defaults—reset NMEA 0183 settings to their default settings.
• Diagnostics—a tool used by installers to verify that NMEA 0183 data is being sent across the
system.
NMEA 2000 Setup—View and configure the devices connected to the NMEA 2000 network and set
bridging to On, Off, or Auto.
• Device List—lists the NMEA 2000 devices on your network. If a NMEA 2000 device has
configuration options or settings, select the device for a list of options.
• Output Bridging—Output bridging occurs when a chartplotter takes NMEA 0183 data it
receives from any source, formats it into NMEA 2000 data, and then sends it over the NMEA
2000 bus. Touch On or Off to enable or disable this function for the chartplotter. Touch Auto
to allow the chartplotters on the network to negotiate with each other to determine which
chartplotter will perform this function. Only one chartplotter on the network will bridge NMEA
0183 data over the NMEA 2000 bus at a time.
Marine Network—Review all connected Garmin Marine Network devices (page 43).
Wireless Devices—Allow wireless devices, such as a remote control or optical mouse to
communicate with the chartplotter.
Preferred Sources—Assign a preferred device when more than one source is available for the same
function.
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Configuring the Device
Setting Alarms
You can set the chartplotter to sound an audible alarm when certain conditions are met. By default,
all alarms are turned off.
To set an alarm:
1. From the Home screen, touch Configure > Alarms.
2. Touch an alarm category.
3. Touch On to turn the alarm on and then use the touch screen keyboard to specify alarm
information.
Setting Navigation Alarms
From the Home screen, touch Configure > Alarms > Navigation.
Arrival—set an alarm to sound when you are within a specified distance or time from a turn or
destination waypoint.
Off Course—sets an alarm to sound when you are off course by a specified distance.
Setting System Alarms
From the Home screen, touch Configure > Alarms > System.
Clock—sets an alarm using the system (GPS) clock. The chartplotter must be on for the clock alarm
to work.
Battery—sets an alarm to sound when the battery reaches a specified low voltage.
GPS Accuracy—sets an alarm to sound when the GPS location accuracy falls outside the userdetermined value.
Setting Sonar Alarms
Note: You must have an optional sonar module and a transducer connected using NMEA 0183 or the
Garmin Marine Network to receive sonar information.
From the Home screen, touch Configure > Alarms > Sonar.
Shallow Water—set an alarm to sound when the depth is less than the specified value.
Deep Water—set an alarm to sound when the depth is greater than the specified value.
Water Temp—sets an alarm to sound when the transducer reports a temperature that is 2°F (1.1°C)
above or below the specified temperature.
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• Type—select whether you want arrival alarms to sound only when nearing destinations or when
nearing turns and destinations. Set to Off to disable arrival alarms.
• Activation—select whether the arrival alarm triggers based on time to arrival or based on
distance to arrival.
• Change Time/Change Distance—if you have Activation set to Time, touch Change Time to set
the number of minutes before arrival that the alarm should sound. If you have Activation set to
Distance, touch Change Distance to set the distance before arrival that the alarm should sound.
Use the on-screen keyboard to change the time or distance.
Anchor Drag—sets an alarm to sound when you exceed a specified drift distance.
Configuring
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Configuring the Device
Fish—sets an alarm to sound when the chartplotter detects a suspended target of the specified
symbols.
—sounds an alarm for all fish sizes.
—sounds an alarm for medium and large fish only.
—sounds an alarm for large fish only.
Setting Weather Alarms
Note: You must have a subscription to XM WX Weather and a Garmin XM WX Weather receiver
(such as a GDL 30A) connected using the Garmin Marine Network to view weather information. Refer
to page 53 for more information.
From the Home screen, touch Configure > Alarms > Weather. Turn the following alarms on or off:
•
•
•
•
•
Marine
Tornado
Severe Storm
Flood
Flash Flood
Setting the Total Fuel Onboard Alarm
Note: To receive fuel-level information, your chartplotter must be connected to an external fuel
sensor, such as the Garmin GFS 10.
You can configure your chartplotter to sound an alarm when the total amount of remaining onboard
fuel reaches the level you specify.
To enable the Total Fuel Onboard alarm and set the fuel alarm level:
1. From the Home screen, touch Configure > Alarms > Fuel > Total Fuel Onboard > On.
2. Use the on-screen keyboard to indicate the fuel level at which the alarm should sound.
To disable the Total Fuel Onboard alarm:
From the Home screen, touch Configure > Alarms > Fuel > Total Fuel Onboard > Off.
Configuring My Boat
From the Home screen, touch Configure > My Boat.
Keel Offset—offsets the surface reading for the depth of a keel, making it possible to measure depth
from the bottom of the keel instead of from the transducer location. Enter a positive number to offset
for a keel. You can enter a negative number to compensate for a large vessel that may draw several
feet of water.
Temp Offset—set the temperature offset for the temperature sensor of your transducer.
Calibrate Water Speed—calibrates a speed-sensing device. Follow the on-screen directions for
calibration. If you do not have a speed-sensing transducer, this menu does not appear.
Note: If the boat is not moving fast enough or the speed sensor is not registering a speed, a “Speed
Too Low” message appears. Touch OK and safely increase boat speed. If you get the message again,
stop the boat and make sure the speed-sensor wheel is not stuck. If the wheel turns freely, check the
cable connections. If you continue to get the message, contact Garmin Product Support.
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Fuel Capacity—enter the total fuel capacity of all your engines.
To adjust the Keel Offset:
1. From the Home screen, touch Configure > My Boat > Keel Offset.
2. Using the on-screen keyboard, enter the measured distance from the transducer location to the
water line or to the keel of the boat.
• If you are measuring down to the keel (transducer installed at the water line), enter a (+)
positive number. This shows the depth at the bottom of the keel.
• If you are measuring up to the water line (transducer installed on the bottom of the keel), enter
a (-) negative number. This shows the depth at the surface.
3. Touch Done to accept the number.
Transducer at the water line
A (+) positive number
shows depth at the bottom
of the keel.
Transducer at the bottom of
the keel
A (-) negative number
shows depth at the surface.
Keel Offset
NOTE: To configure Automatic Identification System (AIS) or Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
information for other boats, your chartplotter must be connected to an external AIS or DSC device.
From the Home screen, touch Configure > Other Vessels.
AIS—turn AIS on or off. AIS alerts you to area traffic by providing boat IDs, position, course, and
speed for boats that are within range and equipped with a transponder.
DSC—turn DSC on or off.
Collision Alarm (AIS and MARPA only)—turn a safe zone around your boat on or off. This is used
for collision avoidance and can be customized.
To customize safe-zone settings:
From the Home screen, touch Configure > Other Vessels > Collision Alarm.
• Range—change the measured radius of the safe zone ring to a specified distance from 500 ft.
to 2.0 nm (or from 150 m to 3.0 km, or from 500 ft. to 2.0 mi.).
• Time to (Safe Zone)—sounds an alarm if AIS or MARPA determines that a target will
intersect the Safe Zone within the defined time interval (ranging from 1 to 24 minutes).
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Configuring Other Vessels
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Configuring the Device
Configuring XM Audio
Note: You must connect optional Garmin XM equipment (such as a GDL 30A XM receiver) to the
Garmin Marine Network, and have a subscription to XM Radio to use XM audio features. For more
information, refer to page 59.
From the Home screen, touch Configure > XM Audio.
Channel Guide—selects the specific XM channel within the currently selected category.
Channel Entry—allows you to enter a channel using the screen keyboard.
Save Preset—saves the current XM channel in the Presets list. Touch Delete Preset to remove the
current channel from the list. Presets is displayed as a category in the category list.
Category—selects the category of channels that are displayed in the Channel Guide.
Mute—silences the audio.
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Using the Marine Network
Using the Marine Network
The Garmin Marine Network allows you to share data from Garmin peripheral devices to Garmin
chartplotters quickly and easily. You can connect your GPSMAP 4000 series chartplotter to a
Garmin Marine Network to receive data from and share data with other Marine Network-compatible
devices and chartplotters. With the Garmin Marine Network, you can:
• Share GPS data from a GPS 17 or GPS 17x antenna wired to one chartplotter with every
chartplotter connected to the Garmin Marine Network.
• Share NMEA 0183 data from devices wired to one chartplotter, with every chartplotter connected
to the Marine Network.
NOTE: Both the GPS 17 or GPS 17X and any NMEA 0183 devices must be connected to the same
chartplotter to achieve the best results when sharing data over the Garmin Marine Network.
NOTE: If you are using a GSD 21 wired to a GPSMAP 3006/3010 chartplotter, the data is shared
with any GPSMAP 5000 series chartplotters connected to the network. All GSD 21 settings must be
configured on the GPSMAP 3006/3010 chartplotter. A GSD 21 cannot be wired to a GPSMAP 5000
series chartplotter.
NOTE: Currently, the XM Satellite service is only available in North America. The GDL 30/30A
functions only when used in North America.
• Share BlueChart g2 Vision cartography data from an SD card inserted in one GPSMAP 4000 or
GPSMAP 5000 series chartplotter with every GPSMAP 4000/5000 series chartplotter connected
to the Marine Network.
NOTE: BlueChart g2 Vision cartography is only compatible with GPSMAP 4000 and GPSMAP 5000
series chartplotters. Previous Garmin Marine Network-compatible chartplotter models (such as the
GPSMAP 3010) can be connected to your network, but they cannot share BlueChart g2 Vision data.
• Transfer waypoint, route, and track information from one chartplotter connected to the Garmin
Marine Network to every other chartplotter connected to the network. The data can be cloned
from one chartplotter to every other connected chartplotter, or the data can be merged and shared
with every connected GPSMAP 4000 and GPSMAP 5000 series chartplotter.
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Network
• Share data from Garmin Marine Network devices connected to any chartplotter in the Marine
Network or to a GMS 10 Marine Network Port Expander, with every other chartplotter connected
to the Marine Network. These devices include:
◦ GSD 22 Digital Sounder—provides sonar data when connected to the Garmin Marine
Network and an appropriate transducer. Sonar data is shared by all chartplotters on the
network.
◦ GMR 21/41 Radome, GMR 18 Radome, and GMR 404/406 Open Array Radar—
provides radar data when connected to the Garmin Marine Network. Radar data is shared by
all chartplotters on the network.
◦ GDL 30/GDL 30A—provides XM WX weather and XM Radio data when connected to the
Garmin Marine Network. XM WX weather data is shared by all chartplotters on the network.
Connect the GDL 30A (the GDL 30 device provides only weather) to the audio input source
on your boat to listen to XM audio. The station can be changed by any chartplotter on the
network.
Using the Marine Network
Viewing Connected Garmin Marine Network Devices
From the Home screen, touch Configure > Communications > Marine Network. Each connected
device is listed along the left side of the screen.
No name
defined
Name
defined
Network Devices
Marine
Network
To assign a name to one of the devices:
1. From the Home screen, touch Configure > Communications > Marine Network.
2. Touch the button for the device.
3. Touch Review.
4. Use the on-screen keyboard to name the device.
5. Touch Done.
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Using Radar
Using Radar
When you connect your chartplotter to an optional Garmin marine radar such as a GMR 404/406 or
a GMR 18/24, you can view more information about your surroundings. The radar connects through
the Garmin Marine Network and shares radar data with all networked chartplotters.
The Garmin Marine Radar transmits a narrow beam of microwave energy as it rotates in a 360
pattern. When the transmitted energy contacts a target, some of that energy is reflected back to the
radar.
Warning: The marine radar transmits microwave energy that has the potential to be harmful to
humans and animals. Before beginning radar transmission, verify that the area around the radar is clear.
The radar transmits a beam approximately 12° above and below a line extending horizontally from the
center of the radar. Avoid looking directly at the radar, because the eyes are the most susceptible part of
the body.
To turn on the radar:
1. Power on the network. The radar warms up and a countdown is provided to alert you when the
radar is ready.
NOTE: As a safety feature, the radar enters standby mode after it warms up. This gives you an
opportunity to verify that the area around the radar is clear before beginning radar transmission. The
microwave energy transmitted by the radar can potentially be harmful to humans and animals.
2. From the Home screen, touch Radar > Cruising. The “Ready to Transmit” message appears.
3. Complete one of the following actions:
• Touch Menu.
• Press and release the Power key on the chartplotter. Do not hold the key, or you may shut
down the chartplotter.
4. Touch Transmit Radar. A “Spinning Up” message appears for a few moments, then the radar
begins painting an image.
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To turn off the radar:
1. Complete one of the following actions:
• Touch Menu.
• Press and release the Power key on the chartplotter. Do not hold the key, or you may shut
down the chartplotter.
2. Touch Radar to Standby.
Using
Radar
Using Radar
Using Cruising Mode
Cruising mode is the standard radar operation. If you switch from Sentry mode (see Using Sentry
Mode) to Cruising mode, the antenna will go into full-time transmission and will disable any guard
zones.
To enable Cruising mode, touch Radar > Cruising.
Use the Cruising screen to view a full-screen image of the gathered radar information. Your position
is in the center of the screen, and the rings provide distance measurements.
Range rings
Heading line
Zoom scale
Distance
between rings
The zoom scale represents the distance from your position (the center) to the outermost ring. Each
ring represents an even division of the zoom scale. For example, if the zoom scale is set at three
miles, each ring represents one mile from the center out. Adjust the zoom scale using the
and
buttons.
Using Sentry Mode
NOTE: When Sentry mode is enabled, all MARPA targets are cancelled, and you cannot acquire
MARPA targets until you exit Sentry mode.
Sentry mode allows you to put the radar antenna into timed-transmit mode, in which you can
configure a transmit and standby cycle. You can also enable a guard zone in Sentry mode, which
identifies a safe zone around your boat. An alarm sounds when a radar object enters this zone.
To enable Sentry mode, touch Radar > Sentry.
To enable timed-transmit mode:
From the Home screen, touch Radar > Sentry > Menu > Sentry Setup > Timed Xmit.
To set the standby and transmit times:
1. From the Radar screen, touch Menu > Sentry Setup.
2. Touch Timed Xmit if it is set to off, and then select Stdby Time or Xmit Time.
3. Enter the time in minutes using the on-screen keyboard and then touch Done.
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To enable the guard zone:
From the Home screen, touch Radar > Sentry > Menu > Sentry Setup > Enable Guard Zone.
To adjust the guard zone boundaries:
1. While the guard zone is on, from the Radar screen, touch Menu > Sentry Setup > Adjust Guard
Zone > Move Guard Zone.
2. Select from the following options:
• Corner 1 (and Corner 2): Defines a guard zone that does not completely encompass the
boat. Touch Corner 1, and then touch the point on the screen at which you want the first
corner of the guard zone. Repeat this with Corner 2.
• Circular: Joins the guard zone to completely encompass the boat. Use Corner 1 or Corner 2
to adjust the size.
Corner 1
Corner 2
Circular
Radar Targeting
Note: MARPA requires the use of a heading sensor. The heading sensor must output the NMEA 0183
sentence HDM or HDG.
1. From the Radar screen, touch the target location to begin targeting. As you move the target over
objects on the radar, target options appear along the right side of the screen.
Target options
Heading line
Using
Radar
Target
Cruising Screen - Targeting
2. Select an option:
• Select Create Waypoint to mark a waypoint at the targeted object or location.
• Select Acquire Target to assign a MARPA (Mini Automatic Radar Plotting Aid) tag to the
targeted object.
• Select Drop VRM/EBL to set the Variable Range Marker (VRM) and Electronic Bearing Line
(EBL) to measure range and bearing to a target.
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Using Radar
• Select MARPA Target to open the MARPA target information window. This option only
appears when you are targeting a tagged MARPA object.
Lost MARPA
target
Closest point and time of
approach to dangerous
MARPA target
Dangerous
MARPA target
Tracking
MARPA target
Acquiring
MARPA target
MARPA Targeting
3. To stop targeting, touch Stop Pointing.
Understanding the Radar Overlay Screen
Use the Radar Overlay option to overlay radar information on the Navigation chart.
To access the radar overlay screen:
1. From the Home screen, touch Radar > Radar Overlay. The radar picture appears in orange and
overlays the Navigation chart.
2. Use the
and
buttons to zoom in and zoom out.
Zooming while panning the map only affects the zoom scale of the map. The radar range remains
the same. Zooming while the map is locked on the boat (not panning) affects the zoom scale of
the map and the radar range.
To access additional settings or options for the radar overlay screen:
1. From the Home screen, touch Radar > Radar Overlay > Menu > Setup.
2. Select an option:
• Touch Chart Setup to set chart options (page 11).
• Touch Radar Setup to set radar options (page 50).
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Obtaining Optimal Radar Display Performance
The gain controls the sensitivity of the radar receiver. The default setting for the gain, Auto, adjusts
the gain automatically to provide the best performance.
To adjust the gain:
1. From the Radar screen, touch Menu > Gain.
2. Select an option to adjust the gain:
• To return the gain to the default setting, touch Auto.
• To manually adjust the gain, touch Up or Down.
Reducing Unwanted Noise
There are several options that adjust the gain to help reduce unwanted clutter on the radar screen.
1. From the Radar screen, touch Menu > Noise Rejection.
2. Select an option:
• Touch Rain Clutter to adjust the gain for unwanted clutter caused by rain at close ranges.
Touch Up or Down to adjust the rain clutter sensitivity.
• Touch Sea Clutter to adjust the gain for clutter caused by choppy sea conditions. Touch
Rough, Medium, or Calm. Touch Up or Down to manually adjust the sea clutter sensitivity.
• Touch Cross Talk to filter out interference caused by another radar operating in close
proximity.
• Touch FTC (Fast Time Constant) to reduce unwanted clutter caused by rain at a distance.
FTC has four presets (Off, Low, Medium, or High).
Adjusting the VRM and EBL
The Variable Range Marker (VRM) and Electronic Bearing Line (EBL) tools measure range and
bearing to a target. You can adjust the diameter of the VRM and the angle of the EBL.
To show or hide the VRM and EBL:
The measured range and bearing are displayed in the upper-left corner of the screen.
To select the VRM/EBL target location:
1. On the Radar screen, touch the location you want to set the VRM/EBL marker.
2. Touch Drop VRM/EBL.
To adjust the VRM/EBL target location:
1. From the Radar screen, touch Menu > Adjust VRM/EBL > Move VRM/EBL.
2. Touch the new location where you want to set the marker.
3. Touch Done.
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• If the VRM and EBL are hidden, from the Radar screen, touch Menu > Show VRM/EBL.
• If the VRM and EBL are shown, from the Radar screen, touch Menu > Adjust VRM/EBL >
Hide VRM/EBL.
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Configuring Other Vessels on the Radar Screen
You can configure which other vessels are displayed on the radar screen. From the Radar screen,
touch Menu > Other Vessels.
NOTE: To configure Automatic Identification System (AIS) information for other boats, your
chartplotter must be connected to an external AIS device.
List—display a list of AIS and MARPA threats. Touch Show to select between displaying AIS or
MARPA threats, or All Threats.
Display Setup—configure how other vessels are displayed on the Radar screen.
• Display Range—set the distance from your location that AIS vessels are displayed.
• Details—show or hide details for each vessel.
• Proj. Heading—set the projected heading time.
Collision Alarm (AIS and MARPA only)—turn a safe zone around your boat on or off. This is used
for collision avoidance, and can be customized.
To customize safe-zone settings for the Collision Alarm:
1. From the Radar screen, touch Menu > Other Vessels > Collision Alarm.
2. Select from the following options:
• Range—change the measured radius of the safe zone ring to a specified distance from 500 ft.
to 2.0 nm (or from 150 m to 3.0 km, or from 500 ft. to 2.0 mi).
• Time To (Safe Zone)—sounds an alarm if AIS or MARPA determines that a target will
intersect the Safe Zone within the defined time interval (ranging from 1 to 24 minutes).
Advanced Radar Configuration
To access advanced radar settings, from the Radar screen, touch Menu > Radar Setup.
Rotation Speed (GMR 18/24/404/406 series models only)—set the rotation speed of your radar to
Normal Speed or High Speed. High Speed increases the speed at which the antenna rotates, which
increases the speed at which the screen updates.
Front of Boat—offset the front of the boat if you mount the radar at an angle.
Data Bars—show or hide cruising, navigation, fishing, fuel, or sailing numbers (page 7).
Appearance—configure radar display options.
• Color Scheme—change the colors used for the radar display.
• Orientation—change the perspective of the radar display.
• Look-Ahd Spd—shift your current location toward the bottom of the screen as your speed
increases. Enter your top speed for the best results.
• Heading Line—show or hide a line in the direction of travel.
• Rings—show or hide the radar range rings.
• Nav Lines—show or hide a colored line that indicates the route you are currently navigating.
• Waypoints—show or hide waypoints that are within the range displayed on the Radar screen.
Touch Navigation Only to display only waypoints associated with the currently active route.
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Using Sonar
When connected to an optional Garmin GSD 22 sounder module and a transducer, your chartplotter
can be used as a fishfinder. The GSD 22 connects through the Garmin Marine Network and shares
sonar data with every chartplotter connected to the network.
Understanding the Full Screen
Use the Full Screen to view a full-screen graph of the transducer’s sonar readings.
From the Home screen, touch Sonar > Full Screen. The range scale along the right side of the
screen shows the depth of detected objects as the screen scrolls from the right to the left.
Depth, temperature,
and water speed
Suspended
target
Range
Bottom
GPS speed and
GPS heading
Transducer
frequency
Sonar Full Screen
Understanding the Split Zoom Screen
Use the Split Zoom screen to view the full sonar data from the graph and a zoomed in portion on the
same screen.
From the Home screen, touch Sonar > Split Zoom.
Depth, temperature,
and water speed
Zoom
window
Range
GPS speed and
GPS heading
Zoom level
Transducer
frequency
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Zoomed depth
scale
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Understanding the Split Frequency Screen
Use the Split Frequency screen (dual-frequency transducer only) to view both the 50kHz and
200kHz frequencies on the same screen.
From the Home screen, touch Sonar > Split Frequency. A 200kHz frequency graph appears on the
left; a 50kHz frequency graph appears on the right.
Depth, temperature,
and water speed
Range
GPS speed and
GPS heading
Transducer
frequencies
Sonar Split Frequency
Understanding the Temp Log
If you are using a temperature-capable transducer, the Temp Log screen keeps a graphic log of
temperature readings over time.
1. From the Home screen, touch Sonar > Temp Log. The current temperature and depth are
shown in the upper-left corner.
The temperature appears along the right side and the time elapsed appears along the bottom.
The graph scrolls to the left as information is received.
2. Touch Menu to access the following scale settings:
• Touch Duration to set the time elapsed scale.
• Touch Scale to set the temperature range scale.
Temperature
and depth
Temperature
range
Time
elapsed
Transducer Temperature Log
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Setting Up Sonar
Use the Sonar Setup screen to define and adjust settings for all sonar screens.
From the Home screen, touch Sonar > Sonar Setup.
Scroll Speed—adjusts the rate at which the sonar scrolls from right to left (Ultrascroll™, Fast,
Medium, or Slow). If you are using a speed-capable transducer, touch Auto to have the scroll speed
automatically adjust to the water speed of your boat.
Surface Noise—shows or hides the sonar returns near the surface of the water. Hide surface noise to
help reduce clutter.
Depth Line—quickly reference a specific depth (Show or Hide). When Show is selected, touch and
drag the line to set the depth of the reference line.
A-Scope—creates a vertical flasher along the right side of the screen (On or Off).
Overlay Numbers—shows or hides water temperature, battery voltage, water speed (if your
transducer is capable), and navigation. If Auto is selected and the transducer is capable, the data is
shown.
Configuring Sonar Appearance
From the Home screen, touch Sonar > Sonar Setup > Appearance.
Fish Symbols—sets how the sonar interprets suspended targets.
The chartplotter does not interpret the sonar return data (default).
Suspended targets appear as symbols. Background sonar information appears, making the
distinction between fish and structure easier.
Suspended targets appear as symbols with background information shown. The target
depth of each symbol is also indicated.
Suspended targets appear as symbols. No background information appears.
Suspended targets appear as symbols with no background information shown. The target
depth of each symbol is indicated.
Whiteline—highlights the strongest signal from the bottom to help identify its hardness or softness.
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• Off—(default) Whiteline is disabled.
• High—the most sensitive setting. Almost all strong returns are highlighted in white.
• Medium—many strong returns are highlighted in white.
• Low—the least sensitive setting. Only the strongest returns are highlighted in white.
Color Scheme—choose white (black, if using night mode colors) or blue. This affects the
background on all sonar screens, but does not change the Temp Log screen.
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Advanced Sonar Settings
To adjust advanced sonar settings, touch Menu while viewing a sonar screen.
Gain—control the sensitivity of the sonar receiver. Touch Auto or touch Up or Down (or drag the
adjustment bar) to manually adjust the gain. To see more detail, increase the gain. If the screen is
cluttered, decrease the gain.
Pause Sonar—select to stop scrolling. Touch Create Waypoint to save the location as a waypoint,
and touch Resume to continue scrolling in real time. For more information on waypoints, see
page 25.
Frequency—select how the frequencies appear on screen (200kHz, 50kHz, or Dual) when using a
dual frequency transducer.
Zoom—zoom in to a section of the Full screen. The zoom is off (No Zoom) by default. Three other
options are available:
• 2x Zoom—twice the magnification. Touch Up, Down, or Auto to set the depth range of the
magnified area.
• 4x Zoom—four times the magnification. Touch Up, Down, or Auto to set the depth range of the
magnified area.
• Bottom Lock—lock the zoom window to the bottom. Touch Up or Down to set the depth range
of the magnified area.
Range—adjust the range of the depth scale on the right side of the screen. Touch Auto or touch Up
or Down (or drag the adjustment bar) to manually adjust the range.
Using
Sonar
Sonar Setup—open the Sonar Setup screen (page 53).
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Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
Using the Chartplotter with a VHF Radio
The following table indicates the features that are available when you connect your chartplotter to a
VHF radio over a NMEA 0183 network or a NMEA 2000 network.
Feature
NMEA 0183 NMEA 2000 Garmin NMEA
VHF Radio VHF Radio 0183 VHF Radio
Garmin NMEA
2000 VHF Radio
The chartplotter can transfer your GPS
position to your radio. If your radio is
capable, GPS position information is
transmitted with DSC calls.
X
X
X
X
The chartplotter can receive DSC
distress and position information from
the radio (page 56).
X
X
X
X
The chartplotter can track the positions
of vessels sending position reports
(page 57).
X
X
X
X
Quickly set up and send individual
routine call details to your Garmin VHF
radio (page 58).
X
When you initiate a man-overboard
distress call from your radio, the
chartplotter displays the man-overboard
screen and prompts you to navigate to
the man-overboard point (page 56).
X
When you initiate a man-overboard
distress call from your chartplotter, the
radio displays the Distress Call page to
initiate a man-overboard distress call
(page 56).
X
To turn DSC on or off:
1. From the Home screen, touch Configure > Other Vessels.
2. Touch DSC to turn it on or off.
If you are using radar, see page 45 for information on configuring how DSC information displays on
the radar screen.
Adding a DSC Contact
You can make calls to a DSC contact from the chartplotter. See page 58 for information on making
an individual routine call.
The contact is now available in the DSC list.
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1. While viewing a chart, touch Menu > Other Vessels > DSC List > Add Contact.
2. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number of the
vessel and then touch Done.
3. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the name of the vessel and touch Done.
Digital Selective Calling
Viewing the DSC List
The DSC list is a log of the most-recent DSC calls and other DSC contacts you have entered. The
DSC list can contain up to 100 entries. The DSC list shows the most-recent call from a boat. If a
second call is received from the same boat, it replaces the first call in the call list.
From a chart screen, touch Menu > Other Vessels > DSC List.
Receiving Distress Calls
If your Garmin chartplotter and VHF radio are connected using NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000, your
chartplotter alerts you when your VHF radio receives a DSC distress call. If position information
was sent with the distress call, that information is also available and recorded with the call.
The
symbol designates a distress call in the DSC List and marks the position of a vessel on the
Navigation chart at the time a DSC distress call is sent.
When you receive a DSC distress call:
1. Touch Review to view details about the call.
2. Select from the following options:
• Select Call with Radio to set up an individual routine call with the radio to call the vessel
in distress (page 58). This option is only available if you are using a Garmin NMEA 2000compatible VHF radio.
• Select Edit to edit the vessel name and add a comment. If your radio is tracking the position
of the vessel, touch Trail to show or hide the trail line for the vessel, and touch Trail Line to
change the line color.
• Select Clear Report to delete the call report.
• Select Navigate To to Go To or Route To the position sent with the distress call (page 23).
The
symbol marks the position of the vessel on the Navigation chart at the time a DSC
distress call is sent.
• Select Create Waypoint to set a waypoint at the position sent with the distress call.
• Select Next Page or Previous Page to toggle between details related to the distress call and
a Navigation chart marking the position sent with the distress call.
Man-Overboard Distress Calls Initiated from a VHF Radio
When your Garmin chartplotter is connected to a Garmin NMEA 2000-compatible radio, and you
initiate a man-overboard DSC distress call from your radio, your Garmin chartplotter displays
the man-overboard screen and prompts you to navigate to the man-overboard point. If you have
a Garmin autopilot system connected to the network, your chartplotter prompts you to start a
Williamson’s turn to the man-overboard point.
DSC
If you cancel the man-overboard distress call on the radio, the chartplotter screen prompting you to
activate navigation to the man-overboard location is no longer displayed.
Man-Overboard Distress Calls Initiated from the Chartplotter
When your Garmin chartplotter is connected to a Garmin NMEA 2000-compatible radio and you
activate navigation to a man-overboard location, the radio displays the Distress Call page to initiate a
man-overboard distress call
On the radio, press and hold the DISTRESS key for at least three seconds to send the distress call.
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For information on placing distress calls from your radio, see your Garmin VHF Radio Owner’s
Manual. For information on activating navigation to a man-overboard location, see page 25.
Position Tracking
When you connect your Garmin chartplotter to a VHF radio using NMEA 0183, you can track
vessels that send position reports. This feature is also available with NMEA 2000, provided that the
vessel sends the correct PGN data (PGN 129808; DSC Call Information).
Every position report call received is logged in the DSC list (page 34).
To view a list of position reports:
1. From the Home screen, touch Information > DSC List.
2. Select an item from the list, and then select Review for the following options:
• Select Call with Radio to set up an individual routine call (page 58) with the radio to call the
vessel that sent the position report. This option is only available if you are using a Garmin
NMEA 2000-compatible VHF radio.
• Select Edit to edit the vessel name and add a comment. If your radio is tracking the position
of the vessel, touch Trail to show or hide the trail line for the vessel, and touch Trail Line to
change the line color.
• Select Clear Report to delete the call report.
• Select Navigate To to Go To or Route To the location sent with the position report (page 23).
• Select Create Waypoint to set a waypoint at the location sent with the position report.
• Select Next Page or Previous Page to toggle between details of the position report and a
Navigation chart marking the location.
Configuring Vessel Trails on the Navigation Chart
If you have your chartplotter configured to show trails, the Navigation chart displays a black dot
for each reported position, a black line indicating the path of the vessel, and a Blue Flag symbol
indicating the last reported position.
Last-reported
vessel position
Position-report
location
Vessel trail
DSC
Vessel Trail
To set the duration of displayed trail points:
1. From a chart screen, touch Menu > Other Vessels > DSC > DSC Trails.
2. Select the number of hours to show tracked vessels on the Navigation chart. For example, if you
select 4 Hours, all trail points (less than four hours old) for tracked vessels are displayed.
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To turn trail lines off for tracked vessels:
1. From a chart screen, touch Menu > Other Vessels > DSC > DSC Trails.
2. Touch Off to turn trails off for every vessel.
To show or hide the trail line for a specific vessel that is sending position reports:
1. From the Home screen, touch Information > DSC List.
2. Select the vessel from the list, and then touch Review.
3. Touch Trail to show or hide the trail for the vessel on the Navigation chart.
To change the symbol and color of the trail line for a vessel:
1. From the Home screen, touch Information > DSC List.
2. Select any call from that vessel from the list, and then touch Review > Edit.
3. Select an option:
• Touch Symbol to edit the symbol.
• Touch Trail Line to edit the line color.
Placing an Individual Routine Call
When you connect your Garmin chartplotter to a Garmin VHF NMEA 2000-compatible radio, you
can use the chartplotter interface to set up an individual routine call. When setting up an individual
routine call from your chartplotter, you can select one of the following channels on which you want
to communicate. The radio transmits this request with your call.
The selection of a DSC channel is limited to those channels that are available in all frequency bands:
6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 67, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, or 77.
NOTE: The default channel is 72. Select Channel to select a different channel from the list. If you
select a different channel, the chartplotter will use that channel for subsequent calls until you call using a
different channel.
To make an individual routine call:
1. While viewing a chart, touch Menu > Other Vessels > DSC List.
2. Select the station to call from the list.
3. Touch Review > Call with Radio.
4. Touch Send to send the information about the call to the radio.
5. On your Garmin VHF radio, select Call.
NOTE: When initiating a call from the chartplotter, if the radio does not have an MMSI number
programmed, the radio will not receive call information.
DSC
Calling an AIS Target
When you connect your Garmin chartplotter to a Garmin VHF NMEA 2000-compatible radio, you
can use the chartplotter interface to set up an individual routine call to an Automatic Identification
System (AIS) target. For more information on selecting a channel other than the default channel
(Channel 72), see “Placing an Individual Routine Call.”
To make an individual routine call to an AIS target:
1. While viewing a chart, touch an AIS target .
2. Touch AIS Vessel > Call with Radio.
3. Touch Send to send the information about the call to the radio.
4. On your Garmin VHF radio, select Call.
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Using XM WX Weather and Audio
Using XM WX Weather and Audio
In order to use XM Weather, you must have a Garmin XM WX weather receiver and an activated
XM weather subscription. To use XM Audio, you must have a Garmin XM audio receiver and
an XM Audio subscription. Visit http://www8.garmin.com/xm/ for more information. To connect
the XM antenna and receiver and for subscription instructions, refer to the Owner’s Manual for your
XM equipment.
If you do not have a receiver and a subscription to XM WX Weather, the weather features described
in this section work only when the chartplotter is in Simulator Mode. Simulator Mode does not
supply live weather data.
Using XM WX Weather
The Garmin XM receiver and antenna receives XM WX Weather data and shows it on your
chartplotter’s Navigation chart and other screens throughout the chartplotter. The weather data for
each feature comes from reputable weather data centers such as the National Weather Service and
the Hydrometerological Prediction Center. (See the XM WX Satellite Weather Web site at
http://weather.xmradio.com/weather for more information.)
Note: Any weather feature can change in appearance or interpretation if the source that provides the
information changes.
XM WX Weather data is broadcast at set rates. For example, NEXRAD (NEXt Generation Weather
RADar) data is broadcast at five minute intervals. When the Garmin receiver is turned on or when
a new feature is selected, the receiver has to receive new data before it can be shown. You might
experience a delay before weather data or a new feature appears on the map.
Viewing NEXRAD Precipitation Information
Precipitation shows NEXRAD radar, storm cells, lighting strikes, and hurricane warnings. NEXRAD
shows very light rain and snow up to strong thunderstorms in varying shades and colors. The time
stamp in the upper-left corner of the screen indicates the elapsed time since the National Weather
Service last updated the information. You can view NEXRAD information as an image of the latest
update, or as an animated loop of the latest updates. NEXRAD is shown independently or with a
variety of other weather information.
From the Home screen, touch Weather >
Precipitation.
To display an animated loop:
From the Home screen, touch Weather >
Precipitation > Menu > NEXRAD Loop >
On.
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To turn cloud cover on or off:
From the Home screen, touch Weather >
Precipitation > Menu > Cloud Cover >
Hide or Show.
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Understanding Storm Cell Information
The storm cells show storms as well as the storm’s projected path in the immediate future.
The direction of the red cone indicates the projected path of the storm cell. The red bars that appear
in the cone indicate where the storm will most likely be in the future. Each bar represents 15
minutes.
Storm cell
Lightning
Understanding Lightning Information
Lightning strikes are represented by lightning bolt icons. Lightning appears on the map if strikes
were detected within the last seven minutes. The ground-based lightning detection network only
detects cloud-to-ground lightning.
Understanding Hurricane Information
The Hurricanes feature shows the current position of a hurricane, tropical storm, or tropical
depression, as well as its projected path (indicated by a red line). The darkened dots on the red line
display the projected locations received from the National Hurricane Center. The center provides
four forecasts at 12-hour intervals (12 Hrs, 24 Hrs, 36 Hrs, and 48 Hrs), as well as the current
conditions (Now).
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Understanding Marine Warnings
When a Marine Warning is issued, the area for the warning is highlighted in red. To view
information about the warning, touch the warning area. The light blue lines on the chart indicate
marine weather warning zones.
Marine Warning
Understanding County Warnings
When the National Weather Service issues a weather warning for a county, the county is highlighted
with the color corresponding to the warning. To view information about the warning, touch the
county.
Tornado Warning
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Flood Warning
Flash Flood Warning
Viewing Forecast Information
Forecasts show the weather conditions including fronts and precipitation.
From the Home screen, touch Weather > Forecast.
To view the forecast for another time period:
1. From the Home screen, touch Weather > Forecast.
2. Touch Next Forecast. The forecasted weather for the next 12 hours is shown.
3. Touch Next Forecast again to view forecasts for the next 24, 36, and 48 hours.
To view forecast information for another location:
Touch and drag the screen until the screen displays the location you want.
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Understanding Fronts
The Fronts show lines indicating the leading edge of an air mass. This feature also shows pressure
centers.
Cold Front
Warm Front
Stationary Front
Occluded Front
Trough
Indicates a low-pressure center. A low-pressure center is an area where the measured
pressure is lowest relative to the surrounding area. Moving away from a lowpressure center in any horizontal direction results in increased pressure. Winds flow
counterclockwise around low-pressure centers in North America.
Indicates a high-pressure center. A high-pressure center is an area where the measured
pressure is highest relative to the surrounding area. Moving away from a high-pressure
center in any horizontal direction results in decreased pressure. Winds flow clockwise
around high-pressure centers in North America.
Understanding City Forecasts
City forecasts appear as standard weather symbols. The forecast is viewed in 12-hour increments for
the next 48 hours.
Viewing Sea Conditions
Using XM
Sea Conditions provide surface conditions including winds, wave height, wave period, and wave
direction. To view sea conditions, from the Home screen, touch Weather > Sea Conditions.
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Understanding Surface Winds
Wind barbs indicate from which direction the wind is coming. The wind barb is a circle with a tail.
Wind speed is indicated by the different combination of flags that are attached to the tail.
Wind Direction
Calm
15 knots
5 knots
20 knots
10 knots
50 knots
Understanding Wave Height
The Wave Height feature shows wave heights. The wave heights for an area are shown in color
intensities.
Understanding Wave Period
The Wave Period feature provides the time (in seconds) between successive waves.
Understanding Wave Direction
The Wave Direction feature shows the direction in which a wave is moving, as indicated by the
direction of the red arrow.
Viewing Fishing Information
The Fishing view contains current water temperature, surface pressure conditions, and fishing
forecasts.
From the Home screen, touch Weather > Fishing.
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Understanding Surface Pressure
This feature shows pressure isobars and pressure centers. The isobars connect points of equal
pressure. Pressure readings can help determine weather and wind conditions in an area. High
pressure areas are generally associated with fair weather. Low pressure areas are generally associated
with clouds and the chance of precipitation. Isobars packed closely together show a strong pressure
gradient. Strong pressure gradients are associated with areas of stronger winds.
Pressure units are shown in Millibars (mb), Inches of Mercury (in), and Hectopascals (hPa).
Understanding Water Temperature Data
The Water Temperature feature indicates the water’s surface temperature, as indicated by the legend
on the left of the screen. The temperature breaks are indicated by isotherm lines.
Viewing Fish Forecasting
This feature shows areas that contain optimal weather conditions for specific species of fish.
1. From the Home screen touch Weather > Fishing > Menu > Fish Species.
2. Touch a species of fish. Shaded areas indicate optimal fishing areas.
Viewing Visibility Information
Visibility is the forecast maximum horizontal distance that can be seen at the surface, as indicated
by the legend on the left of the screen. Contour lines on the Visibility feature show the forecasted
change in surface visibility.
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From the Home screen touch Weather > Visibility.
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To view the forecasted visibility for another time period:
1. Touch Next Forecast. The forecasted visibility for the next 12 hours is shown.
2. Touch Next Forecast again to view forecasts for the next 24 and 36 hours.
Viewing Buoy Reports
Report readings are taken from buoys and coastal observation stations. These readings are used
to determine air temperature, dew point, water temperature, tide, wave height and period, wind
direction and speed, visibility, and barometric pressure.
To view a buoy report, touch a buoy
on the screen. Touch Buoy.
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Using XM Audio
When a Garmin XM Audio receiver and antenna is connected to the Garmin Marine Network and to
the audio input of your boat, you can listen to XM Audio channels.
To display the XM Audio interface while navigating:
From the Navigation screen, touch Menu > Data Bars > XM Audio > On.
Channel display
Channel select
To select an XM Audio Channel:
Touch the right or left channel select arrows to change to the next channel in the current
category.
To use the XM Audio Guide:
Touch the channel display bar.
Channel Guide—selects the specific XM channel within the currently selected category.
Channel Entry—allows you to enter a channel using the screen keyboard.
Save Preset—saves the current XM channel in the Presets list. Press Delete Preset to remove the
current channel from the list. Presets is displayed as a category in the category list.
Category—selects the category of channels that are displayed in the Channel Guide.
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Mute—silences the audio.
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Appendix
Appendix
Specifications
Physical Specifications
Size: GPSMAP 5208: 6⅞ in. H × 10⅛ in. W × 4⅛ in. D (173.5 × 256 × 105.9 mm)
GPSMAP 5212: 9½ in. H × 13 in. W × 4¾ in. D (240.5 × 330 × 119.2 mm)
GPSMAP 5215: 11⅝ in. H × 15½ in. W × 5⅝ in. D (295.8 × 394.9 × 143.8 mm)
Weight: GPSMAP 5208: 5 lb., 15 oz. (2.7 kg)
GPSMAP 5212: 9 lb., 8 oz. (4.3 kg)
GPSMAP 5215: 12 lb., 14 oz. (5.4 kg)
Display:GPSMAP 5208: 5 in. H × 6¾ in. W (128.2 × 170.9 mm)
GPSMAP 5212: 7⅛ in. H × 9¼ in. W (180.5 × 236 mm)
GPSMAP 5215: 9 in. H × 12 in. W (228.1 × 304.1 mm)
Case: Fully Gasketed, high-impact plastic and aluminum alloy, waterproof to IEC 529-IPX-7
Temp. Range: from 5°F to 131°F (from -15°C to 55°C)
Compass Safe Distance: GPSMAP 5208: 31½ in. (80 cm)
GPSMAP 5212: 39½ in. (1 m)
GPSMAP 5215: 15¾ in. (40 cm)
Hg - Lamps inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or
disposed of according to local, state, or federal laws.
For more information go to:
www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/environment/disposal.jsp.
GPS Performance
Receiver: Differential-ready 12 parallel channel WAAS-capable receiver
Acquisition Times:
Warm: 15 seconds
Cold: 45 seconds
AutoLocate®: 2 minutes
Update Rate: 1/second, continuous
GPS Accuracy:
Position: <15 m (49 ft.), 95% typical
Velocity: 0.05 meters/second steady state
WAAS Accuracy:
Position: <3 m (9.8 ft.), 95% typical
Velocity: 0.05 meters/second steady state
Dynamics: 6gs
Power:
Source:
Usage:
Fuse: 10-35 VDC
5208: 35 W max. at 10 VDC
5212: 40 W max at 10 VDC
5215: 60 W max at 10 VDC
7.5 A, 42 V fast-acting
NMEA 2000 Specifications:
Load Equivalency Number (LEN): 2
Unit Draw: 75 mA max
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Calibrating the Touchscreen
Your chartplotter’s touchscreen does not normally require calibration. However, if the buttons do not
seem to be responding properly, use the following process to calibrate the screen.
1. While the chartplotter is turned off, press the Power key.
2. When the Warning screen appears (with the I Agree button), touch anywhere on the black
portion of the screen for approximately 15 seconds until the Calibration screen is displayed.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen until “Calibration is complete” is displayed.
4. Touch OK.
Capturing Screenshots
Note: To capture screenshots, you need the optional Garmin RF Wireless Remote Control.
You can capture a screenshot of any screen displayed on your chartplotter as a bitmap (.BMP) file
and then transfer it to your computer.
To capture screenshots:
1. Insert an SD card into the SD card slot on the front of the chartplotter.
2. Touch Configure > System > Beeper/Display.
3. Touch Screenshot Capture to turn screenshot captures On.
4. When you are on a screen you want to capture, press the HOME button on the Garmin RF
Wireless Remote Control for at least six seconds.
5. Touch OK when the Screenshot Taken window is displayed.
To copy the screenshots to your computer:
1. Remove the SD card from the chartplotter and insert it into an SD card reader that is attached to
a computer.
2. From Windows Explorer, open the Garmin\scrn folder on the SD card.
3. Copy the appropriate .BMP file on the card and paste it to any location on the computer.
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NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000
A GPSMAP 5000 series chartplotter can accept data from both NMEA 0183 compliant devices and
certain NMEA 2000 devices connected to an existing NMEA 2000 network on your boat.
NMEA 0183
The NMEA 0183 data cable included with GPSMAP 5000 series chartplotters supports the NMEA
0183 standard, which is used to wire various NMEA 0183-compliant devices, such as VHF radios,
NMEA instruments, autopilots, wind sensors, and heading sensors.
The GPSMAP 5000 series chartplotter can receive data from up to four NMEA 0183-compliant
devices and send GPS data to up to six NMEA 0183-compliant devices.
To wire the GPSMAP 5000 series chartplotter to optional NMEA 0183-compliant devices, see the
GPSMAP 4000/5000 Series Installation Instructions.
Approved NMEA 0183 Sentences
GPBWC, GPRMC, GPGGA, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPGLL, GPBOD, GPRMB, GPRTE, GPVTG,
GPWPL, GPXTE, and Garmin proprietary sentences­ PGRME, PGRMM, and PGRMZ.
This chartplotter also includes support for the WPL sentence, DSC, and sonar NMEA 0183 input
with support for the DPT (depth) or DBT, MTW (water temp), and VHW (water temp, speed, and
heading) sentences.
To enable or disable NMEA 0183 output sentences:
1. From the Home screen, touch Configure > Communications > NMEA 0183 Setup > Output
Sentences.
2. Select a setting (Sounder, Route, System, or Garmin).
3. Select the NMEA 0183 output sentence.
4. Touch Off to disable, or touch On to enable, the NMEA 0183 output sentence.
NMEA 2000
GPSMAP 5000 series chartplotters are NMEA 2000 certified, and can receive data from a NMEA
2000 network installed on the boat to show specific information on the Information screen, such as
depth, speed, water temperature, wind speed and direction, and engine data.
To connect a GPSMAP 5000 series chartplotter to an existing NMEA 2000 network and to see
a list of supported NMEA 2000 PGN numbers, see the GPSMAP 4000/5000 Series Installation
Instructions.
All GPSMAP 5000 series units are NMEA 2000 certified.
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Messages and Alarms
AIS: Dangerous Target—an AIS target currently presents a collision threat.
Alarm Clock—the alarm clock alarm has sounded.
Anchor Drag Alarm—boat has drifted out of the user-set distance range.
Antenna Input is Shorted­—there is a short in the wiring to the GPS 17 antenna.
Approaching Waypoint <name>—boat is a specified alarm distance from the destination waypoint.
Arrival Alarm <name>—arriving at destination waypoint.
Auto-guidance unable to calculate route—(BlueChart g2 Vision) auto-guidance cannot calculate
the route.
Auto-guidance unable to calculate route. Ending position not within safe depth—
(BlueChart g2 Vision) auto-guidance cannot calculate the route; choose an end point within the
specified safe depth.
Auto-guidance unable to calculate route. Starting position not within safe depth—
(BlueChart g2 Vision) auto-guidance cannot calculate the route; travel to water within the specified
safe depth.
Auto-guidance unable to calculate route, please shorten route—(BlueChart g2 Vision) autoguidance cannot calculate the route, choose closer end point.
Battery Alarm—user-set battery alarm has sounded.
Boat is not Moving Fast Enough to Calibrate—(speed sensor) appears during water speed
calibration. Check speed wheel for blockage and calibrate again. If wheel is clear, calibrate again
and increase speed.
Calibration is complete­—touchscreen calibration successful.
Can’t Read User Card—cannot read card when attempting a user data transfer.
Can’t Read Voltages That High, Limited To Top Of Range—entering a battery alarm voltage
higher than the chartplotter can read.
Can’t Read Voltages That Low, Limited To Bottom Of Range—entering a battery alarm voltage
lower than the chartplotter can read.
Can’t Unlock Maps—maps are locked and cannot be used on this chartplotter.
Can’t Write User Card—cannot write card when attempting a user data transfer.
Cartography Service Incompatible. Software Update Required—a software update is needed.
Contact product support for assistance updating your chartplotter software.
Check XM Antenna—XM antenna not connected. Check connectivity.
Cooling Fan Voltage Too High—the chartplotter’s cooling fan voltage is higher than expected.
Contact product support.
Cooling Fan Voltage Too Low—the chartplotter’s cooling fan voltage is lower than expected.
Contact product support.
Database Error—general database error. Contact product support.
Deep Water Alarm—(sonar) boat has entered user-defined value for deep water.
Directory Item With This MMSI Already Exists—MMSI number already in directory.
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Directory Memory is Full Can’t Create Entry—DSC directory is full, no more entries can be
created.
Distress Call Received from <name>—distress call has been received by the DSC module.
Drift Alarm—boat has moved a user-defined distance.
DSC Position Report Received From <name>—a position report has been received by the DSC
module.
Entering Target Water Temperature—(temperature sensor/transducer) the water temperature is
inside the user-defined target temperature zone.
Flash Flood Warning Alarm—(XM WX weather) there is a flash flood warning in effect.
Flood Warning Alarm—(XM WX weather) there is a flood warning effective.
GPS Accuracy Alarm—the GPS accuracy has fallen outside the user-set value.
GPS Antenna Has Lost Its Stored Settings—The GPS antenna’s memory has been cleared.
Contact product support.
GPS Service Incompatible. Software Update Required—a GPS service software update is
needed. Contact product support for assistance updating your chartplotter software.
GPS Service Lost—the chartplotter has lost communications with the remote GPS device. Check
the network and the antenna wiring.
Incompatible Device, Software Update Required—an incompatible device is attached that
requires a software update. Contact product support for assistance updating your network.
Invalid Date—an invalid date was entered.
Invalid Device Instance. Enter a number between (0 - 252)—invalid NMEA 2000 Device
instance.
Invalid Entry. Default value selected.—an invalid entry was entered.
Invalid MMSI—an invalid DSC MMSI was entered.
Invalid System Instance. Enter a number between (0 - 15)—invalid NMEA 2000 System
instance.
Leaving Target Water Temperature—(temperature sensor/transducer) the water temperature is
outside the user-defined target temperature zone.
Lost Heading Sensor Connection— (radar/NMEA) the chartplotter has lost communications with
the heading sensor. Check wiring.
Lost Remote GPS Connection—lost connection to the remote GPS. Check the network and the
antenna wiring.
Lost Satellite Reception—the chartplotter has lost satellite reception. Make sure you have a clear
view of the sky.
Low Fuel Alarm—(NMEA 2000) low fuel reported by the NMEA 2000 network.
Map Format Is Not Supported—a map format on a preprogrammed SD card is not supported.
Marine Weather Warning—(XM WX weather) there is a weather warning in effect.
MARPA: Dangerous Target—(radar) a MARPA target has become dangerous.
MARPA: Target Lost—(radar) unable to track a marpa target any longer.
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MDB Waypoint Memory is Full, Can’t Create Waypoint—MDB waypoint memory is full. Erase
existing MDB waypoints to make room.
NMEA Depth Is Below Transducer—(sonar) the NMEA depth input is using the DBT sentence
which does not include keel offset.
No DGPS Position—chartplotter lost differential GPS reception (WAAS). Make sure you have a
clear view of the sky.
No Proximity Waypoints Found—no proximity waypoints found while attempting a user data
transfer.
No Routes Found—no routes found while attempting a user data transfer.
No Tracks Found—no tracks found while attempting a user data transfer.
No User Waypoints Found—no user waypoints found while attempting a user data transfer.
No XM Signal—(XM WX weather) no XM satellite signal detected. Make sure you have a clear
view of the sky.
Not All Maps Fit, Some Maps Will Not Be Drawn—there are more maps present on the SD card
than what the chartplotter can support. Some of the maps on the card will not be drawn or used to
find map features.
Off Course Alarm—the boat has left the user-defined course.
Proximity Alarm—the boat has come close to a user-defined proximity point.
Proximity Alarm Memory is Full—the proximity waypoint memory is full. Erase existing
proximity waypoints to make room.
Proximity Overlaps Another Proximity Waypoint—a proximity point is overlapping another
proximity waypoint.
Radar Guard Zone Alarm—(radar) an object has been detected in the user-defined radar guard
zone.
Radar Needs Repair Error Code—(radar) the radar needs repair. An error code will be listed to
help diagnose the error.
Radar Service Incompatible. Software Update Required—a radar software update is needed.
Contact product support for assistance updating your network.
Radar Service Lost—(radar) the chartplotter has lost communications with the remote radar device.
Check the network and the radar wiring.
Route Already Exists—the named route already exists. Choose another name.
Route is Full—the individual route is full, no more waypoints can be added.
Route Memory is Full, Can’t Create Route—the chartplotter’s route memory as a whole is full, no
more routes can be created. Erase existing routes to make room.
Route Truncated—some points on the end of the route have been discarded.
Severe Storm Warning—(XM WX weather) there is a severe storm warning in effect.
Shallow Water Alarm—(sonar) the boat has entered the user-defined shallow water depth.
Simulating Operation—the chartplotter is in simulator mode.
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Sonar Failed, Unit Needs Repair—there has been a sonar failure and the unit needs to be sent in
for repair. Contact product support.
Sonar Service Incompatible. Software Update Required—a software update is needed. Contact
product support for assistance updating your network.
Sonar Service Lost—(sonar) the chartplotter has lost communications with the remote sonar device.
Check the network and the sonar wiring.
Tide Alarm—tide has reached user-specified tide alarm range.
Tornado Warning Alarm—(XM WX weather) a tornado warning is in effect.
Track Already Exists—the named track already exists. Choose another name.
Track Log Full—there is no longer any space in the active track log storage.
Track Memory is Full, Can’t Create Track—the saved track memory is full.
Track Truncated—some points on the end of the track have been discarded.
Transducer Disconnected, Sonar Turned Off—the transducer has been disconnected. Sonar has
been turned off. Check transducer wiring.
Transfer Complete—user data transfer is complete.
Unknown bridge height within calculated auto-guidance route—(BlueChart g2 Vision) there is
an unknown bridge height within auto-guidance route.
User Card Not Found—user data card transfer. Make sure an SD card is fully inserted.
Warning: Auto-guidance route starting position moved due to safe depth settings—
(BlueChart g2 Vision) auto-guidance has calculated the route, but the starting point has been moved
to deeper water.
Warning: Auto-guidance route ending position moved due to safe depth settings—
(BlueChart g2 Vision) auto-guidance has calculated the route, but the end point has been moved to
deeper water.
Water Speed Sensor is not Working—the water speed sensor is not working properly. Check the
wheel for obstructions and check wiring.
Water Temperature Alarm—(temperature sensor/transducer) the water temperature has entered or
left the user-defined water temperature alarm zone.
Waypoint Already Exists—the named waypoint already exists. Choose another name.
Waypoint Memory is Full, Can’t Create Waypoint—the User Waypoint memory is full. Erase
existing waypoints to make room.
Weather Service Incompatible. Software Update Required—an XM WX weather software
update is needed. Contact product support for assistance updating your network.
Weather Service Lost—(XM WX weather) the weather service is no longer communicating. Make
sure you have a strong XM signal. Check the network and the XM wiring.
XM Service Incompatible. Software Update Required—an XM service software update is
needed. Contact product support for assistance updating your network.
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Product Registration
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Keep the original sales receipt, or a photocopy, in a safe place.
Contact Garmin
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USA, go to www.garmin.com/support, or contact Garmin USA by phone at (913) 397.8200 or (800)
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In the UK, contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. by phone at 0808 2380000.
In Europe, go to www.garmin.com/support and click Contact Support for in-country support
information, or contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. by phone at +44 (0) 870.8501241.
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Index
Index
A
A-scope 53
add turn 27
aerial photos 15, 19
AIS 41
alarms
anchor drag 39
arrival 39
battery 39
deep water 39
fish 39
messages 70
safe zone 50
setting 39
shallow water 39
sonar 39
system 39
water temp 39
anchor drag alarm 39
appearance 18
auto mag var 37
automatic guidance 15, 20, 28, 40
B
backing up data 33
backlight
adjusting 3
sensor 1
beeper options 36
BlueChart 15
bridging 38
buoy 6
reports 65
C
calibrate water speed 40
category (XM) 42, 66
celestial information 31
change combination 22
channel entry (XM) 42, 66
channel guide (XM) 42, 66
chart
fishing 6
chart appearance 11
charts
appearance 11
borders 12
detail 11
fish eye 3D 6, 15
fishing 15
mariner’s eye 6, 15
navigation 6
settings 11
using 6
clear user data 34
coastal observation stations 65
76
cold front 62
color mode
adjusting 3
colors 17
sonar 53
combinations 21
communications settings 38
configure 36
course up 11
cruising screen (radar) 46
current stations 30
D
data
clear user data 34
transfer 32
data bars 11, 13, 18
default settings 2
depth 37, 53
detail 11
device list 38
DSC 41, 55
E
EBL 49
elevation unit settings 37
event log 36
F
factory settings 2, 4
fishing 63
fish symbols 53
flash flood warning 61
flood warning 61
forecasts (weather) 61
front panel 1
fronts (weather) 62
fuel gauges 34
G
gain
sonar 54
gauges 34
fuel 34
go to 23
GPS 36
performance 67
grid north 37
guide to 23
H
hazard colors 17
heading 37
Heading Line 12
heading line 12
cruising screen 50
Head Up 11
high pressure center 62
home screen 5
hurricanes 60
I
ID number 4
initializing the unit 67
initial settings 2
inset map 12
isobars 64
L
land only 18
lane width 13
lightning 60
lightning bolt icons 60
light sectors 12
look-ahd spd 50
low-pressure center 62
M
Man Overboard 25
map datum 38
MapSource data 32
marine network 43
Mariner’s Eye
3D 16
mariner’s eye 6
mariner’s eye 3D
colors 17
MARPA 48
measure
units 37
measure distance 10
messages 70
MOB 25
moon phase 31
moon rise/set 31
my boat 40
N
National Weather Service 61
Navaid Type 12
navigation 23
stop 24
navigation chart 6
nearby stations 30
network 43
New Waypoint 13
NMEA 69
0183 69
2000 69
NMEA 0183 38
NMEA 2000 38
north up 11
numbers
viewing 30
O
occluded front 62
orientation 50
other boats 34, 41
overlay numbers 53
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P
panning 9
photos 11, 18
POI data 19
position 37
precipitation information 59
preferred devices 38
pressure
center 62
gradient 64
isobars 64
unit settings 37
product registration 74
projected path 60
R
radar 45
cross talk 49
fast time constant 49
overlay screen 48
surface 13
range rings 13
rear panel 1
reset 4
review 26
rings 11, 50
Roses 11
routes
cancel 27
creating 27
deleting 29
editing 29
route to 23
S
safe
depth 13, 40
height 37
satellite
imagery 18
signals 3
save preset (XM) 42, 66
scroll speed 53
SD cards
inserting and removing 3
using 16
search for destination 24
Service Points 11
settings
chart 11
communications 38
severe thunderstorm warning 61
simulator mode 4, 36
software version 4
sonar 51
A-scope 53
advanced settings 53
depth line 53
gain 54
range 53
scroll speed 53
setting up 53
sonar cone 17
sonar data 18
specifications 67
speed unit settings 37
split frequency
radar 52
split zoom
radar 51
spot depths 12
stationary front 62
storm cells 59
sunrise/sunset 31
surface noise 53
surface radar 13
surface winds 62
symbols 8, 12
system information 4
T
targeting (radar) 47, 48
temperature 37
temp log 52
tides/currents 11
tide station 30
tide stations 10
time 38
time zone 38
tornado warning 61
tracks 14, 18
editing/deleting 18
transfer data 32
transmit radar 45
tropical depression 60
tropical storm 60
trough 62
true north 37
U
units of measure
changing 37
user data
clearing 32
transferring 33
viewing 32
user mag var 37
V
video
viewing 35
viewing
currents 30
user data 32
visibility 64
Vision
BlueChart g2 15
volume unit settings 37
VRM/EBL
adjusting 49
W
warm front 62
warnings
county 61
marine 61
warranty 74
water
speed (calibrate) 40
temperature 64
wave
direction 62
height 63
period 62
waypoints 13
creating 10, 25
deleting 25, 26
edit existing 13
editing 26
list of 26
viewing 32
waypoints & tracks 6
weather
data 59
fronts 62
Where To 23
whiteline 53
wind
barb 63
surface 62
wireless devices 38
X
XM audio 42, 59, 66
XM weather 59
Z
zoom 6, 12, 17, 19, 54
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