GPSMAP® 8000/8500 SERIES
Owner’s Manual
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Table of Contents
Introduction.....................................................................1
Device Overview ......................................................................... 1
Using the Touchscreen .......................................................... 1
On-Screen Buttons ................................................................ 1
Locking and Unlocking the Touchscreen ............................... 1
Tips and Shortcuts ...................................................................... 1
Accessing Owner's Manuals on the Chartplotter ........................ 1
Downloading the Manuals .......................................................... 1
Garmin Support Center ............................................................... 2
Inserting a Memory Card ............................................................ 2
Acquiring GPS Satellite Signals .................................................. 2
Selecting the GPS Source ..................................................... 2
Customizing the Chartplotter........................................ 2
Home Screen .............................................................................. 2
Adding an Item to Favorites ................................................... 2
Customizing Pages ..................................................................... 2
Customizing the Layout of a SmartMode or Combination
Page .......................................................................................2
Adding a SmartMode Layout ................................................. 2
Creating a New Combination Page ....................................... 3
Deleting a Combination Page ................................................ 3
Customizing the Data Overlays ............................................. 3
Resetting the Station Layouts ................................................ 3
Presets ........................................................................................ 3
Saving a New Preset ............................................................. 3
Managing Presets .................................................................. 3
Setting the Vessel Type .............................................................. 3
Adjusting the Backlight ............................................................... 3
Adjusting the Color Mode ........................................................... 3
Customizing the Startup Screen ................................................. 4
Turning On the Chartplotter Automatically ................................. 4
Automatically Turning Off the System ........................................ 4
ActiveCaptain™ App ...................................................... 4
ActiveCaptain Roles ................................................................... 4
Getting Started with the ActiveCaptain App ............................... 4
Updating Software with the ActiveCaptain App .......................... 4
Updating Charts with ActiveCaptain ........................................... 4
Communication with Wireless Devices ........................ 5
Wi‑Fi Network ............................................................................. 5
Setting Up the Wi‑Fi Wireless Network .................................. 5
Connecting a Wireless Device to the Chartplotter ................. 5
Changing the Wireless Channel ............................................ 5
Changing the Wi‑Fi Host ........................................................ 5
Charts and 3D Chart Views........................................... 5
Navigation Chart and Fishing Chart ........................................... 5
Zooming In and Out Using the Touchscreen ......................... 6
Chart Symbols ....................................................................... 6
Measuring a Distance on the Chart ....................................... 6
Creating a Waypoint on the Chart .......................................... 6
Viewing Location and Object Information on a Chart ............ 6
Viewing Details about Navaids .............................................. 6
Navigating to a Point on the Chart ......................................... 6
Premium Charts .......................................................................... 6
Viewing Tide Station Information ........................................... 7
Animated Tide and Current Indicators .............................. 7
Showing Tides and Current Indicators .............................. 7
Showing Satellite Imagery on the Navigation Chart .............. 7
Viewing Aerial Photos of Landmarks ..................................... 7
Automatic Identification System .................................................. 7
AIS Targeting Symbols .......................................................... 7
Heading and Projected Course of Activated AIS Targets ...... 8
Activating a Target for an AIS Vessel .................................... 8
Viewing Information about a Targeted AIS Vessel ........... 8
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Deactivating a Target for an AIS Vessel ........................... 8
Viewing a List of AIS and MARPA Threats ............................ 8
Setting the Safe-Zone Collision Alarm ................................... 8
AIS Distress Signals .............................................................. 8
Navigating to a Distress Signal Transmission ................... 8
AIS Distress Signal Device Targeting Symbols ................ 8
Enabling AIS Transmission Test Alerts ............................. 8
Turning Off AIS Reception ..................................................... 8
Chart Menu ................................................................................. 9
Chart Layers .......................................................................... 9
Chart Layer Settings ......................................................... 9
Depth Layer Settings ......................................................... 9
My Vessel Layer Settings .................................................. 9
Laylines Settings ............................................................... 9
User Data Layer Settings .................................................. 9
Other Vessels Layer Settings .......................................... 10
Water Layer Settings ....................................................... 10
Weather Layer Settings ................................................... 10
Radar Overlay Settings ................................................... 10
Chart Settings ...................................................................... 10
Fish Eye 3D Settings ........................................................... 10
Supported Maps ....................................................................... 10
Garmin Quickdraw Contours Mapping....................... 10
Mapping a Body of Water Using the Garmin Quickdraw
Contours Feature ...................................................................... 11
Adding a Label to a Garmin Quickdraw Contours Map ............ 11
Garmin Quickdraw Community ................................................. 11
Connecting to the Garmin Quickdraw Community with
ActiveCaptain ....................................................................... 11
Downloading Garmin Quickdraw Community Maps Using
ActiveCaptain .................................................................. 11
Sharing Your Garmin Quickdraw Contours Maps with the
Garmin Quickdraw Community Using ActiveCaptain ...... 11
Connecting to the Garmin Quickdraw Community with
Garmin Connect™ ............................................................... 11
Sharing Your Garmin Quickdraw Contours Maps with the
Garmin Quickdraw Community Using Garmin Connect .. 11
Downloading Garmin Quickdraw Community Maps Using
Garmin Connect .............................................................. 11
Garmin Quickdraw Contours Settings ...................................... 12
Depth Range Shading ......................................................... 12
Navigation with a Chartplotter.................................... 12
Basic Navigation Questions ...................................................... 13
Destinations .............................................................................. 13
Searching for a Destination by Name .................................. 13
Selecting a Destination Using the Navigation Chart ............ 13
Searching for a Marine Services Destination ....................... 13
Stopping Navigation ............................................................. 13
Waypoints ................................................................................. 13
Marking Your Present Location as a Waypoint .................... 13
Creating a Waypoint at a Different Location ........................ 13
Marking an SOS Location .................................................... 13
Viewing a List of all Waypoints ............................................ 13
Editing a Saved Waypoint .................................................... 13
Moving a Saved Waypoint ................................................... 13
Browsing for and Navigating to a Saved Waypoint .............. 13
Deleting a Waypoint or an MOB .......................................... 14
Deleting All Waypoints ......................................................... 14
Setting and Following a Direct Course Using Go To ........... 14
Routes ...................................................................................... 14
Creating and Navigating a Route From Your Present
Location ............................................................................... 14
Creating and Saving a Route ............................................... 14
Viewing a List of Routes and Auto Guidance Paths ............ 14
Editing a Saved Route ......................................................... 14
Browsing for and Navigating a Saved Route ....................... 14
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Browsing for and Navigating Parallel to a Saved Route ...... 15
Deleting a Saved Route ....................................................... 15
Deleting All Saved Routes ................................................... 15
Auto Guidance .......................................................................... 15
Setting and Following an Auto Guidance Path .................... 15
Creating and Saving an Auto Guidance Path ...................... 15
Adjusting a Saved Auto Guidance Path ............................... 15
Canceling an Auto Guidance Calculation in Progress ......... 15
Setting a Timed Arrival ......................................................... 15
Auto Guidance Path Configurations .................................... 15
Adjusting the Distance from Shore .................................. 16
Tracks ....................................................................................... 16
Showing Tracks ................................................................... 16
Setting the Color of the Active Track ................................... 16
Saving the Active Track ....................................................... 16
Viewing a List of Saved Tracks ............................................ 16
Editing a Saved Track .......................................................... 16
Saving a Track as a Route ................................................... 16
Browsing for and Navigating a Recorded Track .................. 16
Deleting a Saved Track ........................................................ 17
Deleting All Saved Tracks .................................................... 17
Retracing the Active Track ................................................... 17
Clearing the Active Track ..................................................... 17
Managing the Track Log Memory During Recording ........... 17
Configuring the Recording Interval of the Track Log ........... 17
Boundaries ................................................................................17
Creating a Boundary ............................................................ 17
Converting a Route to a Boundary ...................................... 17
Converting a Track to a Boundary ....................................... 17
Editing a Boundary ............................................................... 17
Linking a Boundary to a SmartMode Layout ........................ 17
Setting a Boundary Alarm .................................................... 17
Deleting a Boundary ............................................................ 17
Synchronizing User Data Across the Garmin Marine
Network ..................................................................................... 17
Deleting All Saved Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks ................. 18
Sailing Features............................................................ 18
Setting the Vessel Type ............................................................ 18
Sail Racing ................................................................................ 18
Starting Line Guidance ........................................................ 18
Setting the Starting Line .................................................. 18
Using the Starting Line Guidance ................................... 18
Starting the Race Timer ....................................................... 18
Stopping the Race Timer ..................................................... 18
Setting the Distance between the Bow and the GPS
Antenna ................................................................................18
Laylines Settings ....................................................................... 18
Setting the Keel Offset .............................................................. 19
Sailboat Autopilot Operation ..................................................... 19
Wind Hold ............................................................................ 19
Setting the Wind Hold Type ............................................ 19
Engaging Wind Hold ....................................................... 19
Engaging Wind Hold from Heading Hold ........................ 19
Adjusting the Wind Hold Angle with the Autopilot ........... 19
Tack and Gybe ..................................................................... 19
Tacking and Gybing from Heading Hold ......................... 19
Tacking and Gybing from Wind Hold .............................. 19
Setting a Tack and Gybe Delay ...................................... 19
Enabling the Gybe Inhibitor ............................................. 19
Heading Line and Angle Markers ............................................. 19
Setting the Heading Line and Angle Markers ...................... 20
Sonar Fishfinder........................................................... 20
Stopping the Transmission of Sonar Signals ............................ 20
Changing the Sonar View ......................................................... 20
Traditional Sonar View .............................................................. 20
Split-Frequency Sonar View ................................................ 20
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Split-Zoom Sonar View ........................................................ 20
Garmin ClearVü Sonar View ..................................................... 20
SideVü Sonar View ................................................................... 20
SideVü Scanning Technology .............................................. 21
Measuring Distance on the Sonar Screen ........................... 21
Panoptix Sonar Views ............................................................... 21
LiveVü Down Sonar View .................................................... 21
LiveVü Forward Sonar View ................................................ 21
RealVü 3D Forward Sonar View .......................................... 21
RealVü 3D Down Sonar View .............................................. 22
RealVü 3D Historical Sonar View ........................................ 22
FrontVü Sonar View ............................................................. 22
Selecting the Transducer Type ................................................. 22
Calibrating the Compass ...................................................... 22
Creating a Waypoint on the Sonar Screen ............................... 22
Pausing the Sonar Display ....................................................... 22
Viewing Sonar History .............................................................. 22
Sonar Sharing ........................................................................... 22
Selecting a Sonar Source .................................................... 23
Renaming a Sonar Source ................................................... 23
Adjusting the Level of Detail ..................................................... 23
Adjusting the Color Intensity ..................................................... 23
Sonar Recordings ..................................................................... 23
Recording the Sonar Display ............................................... 23
Stopping the Sonar Recording ............................................. 23
Deleting a Sonar Recording ................................................. 23
Playing Sonar Recordings ................................................... 23
Traditional, Garmin ClearVü, and SideVü Sonar Setup ........... 23
Setting the Zoom Level on the Sonar Screen ...................... 24
Setting the Scroll Speed ...................................................... 24
Adjusting the Range of the Depth or Width Scale ............... 24
Sonar Noise Rejection Settings ........................................... 24
Sonar Appearance Settings ................................................. 24
Sonar Alarms ....................................................................... 24
Advanced Sonar Settings .................................................... 25
Traditional, Garmin ClearVü, and SideVü Transducer
Installation Settings .............................................................. 25
Sonar Frequencies ............................................................... 25
Selecting Frequencies ..................................................... 25
Creating a Frequency Preset .......................................... 26
Turning On the A-Scope ...................................................... 26
Panoptix Sonar Setup ............................................................... 26
Adjusting the RealVü Viewing Angle and Zoom Level ......... 26
Adjusting the RealVü Sweep Speed .................................... 26
LiveVü Forward and FrontVü Sonar Menu .......................... 26
Setting the LiveVü and FrontVü Transducer Transmit
Angle ............................................................................... 26
Setting the FrontVü Depth Alarm .................................... 26
LiveVü and FrontVü Appearance Settings ........................... 27
RealVü Appearance Settings ............................................... 27
Panoptix Transducer Installation Settings ........................... 27
Setting the Bow Offset .................................................... 27
Radar ............................................................................. 27
Radar Interpretation .................................................................. 28
Radar Overlay ...................................................................... 28
Radar Overlay and Chart Data Alignment ........................... 28
Transmitting Radar Signals ...................................................... 28
Stopping the Transmission of Radar Signals ....................... 28
Setting Up the Timed Transmit Mode .................................. 28
Enabling and Adjusting a Radar No Transmit Zone ............ 28
Adjusting the Radar Range ...................................................... 28
Tips for Selecting a Radar Range ........................................ 28
MotionScope™ Doppler Radar Technology ............................. 29
Enabling a Guard Zone ............................................................ 29
Defining a Circular Guard Zone ........................................... 29
Defining a Partial Guard Zone ............................................. 29
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Disabling a Guard Zone ....................................................... 29
MARPA ..................................................................................... 29
MARPA Targeting Symbols ................................................. 29
Assigning a MARPA Tag to an Object ................................. 29
Removing a MARPA Tag from a Targeted Object ............... 29
Viewing Information about a MARPA-tagged Object ........... 29
Viewing a List of AIS and MARPA Threats .......................... 30
Showing AIS Vessels on the Radar Screen ........................ 30
VRM and EBL ...................................................................... 30
Showing the VRM and the EBL ...................................... 30
Adjusting the VRM and the EBL ..................................... 30
Measuring the Range and Bearing to a Target Object ... 30
Echo Trails ................................................................................ 30
Turning on Echo Trails ......................................................... 30
Adjusting the Length of the Echo Trails ............................... 30
Clearing the Echo Trails ....................................................... 30
Optimizing the Radar Display ................................................... 30
Radar Gain and Clutter ........................................................ 30
Adjusting Gain on the Radar Screen Automatically ........ 30
Adjusting Gain on the Radar Screen Manually ............... 31
Minimizing Nearby Large-Object Interference ................. 31
Minimizing Side-Lobe Interference on the Radar
Screen ............................................................................. 31
Adjusting Sea Clutter on the Radar Screen
Automatically ................................................................... 31
Adjusting Sea Clutter on the Radar Screen Manually ..... 31
Adjusting Rain Clutter on the Radar Screen ................... 31
Reducing Cross Talk Clutter on the Radar Screen ......... 31
Radar Options Menu ............................................................ 31
Radar Setup Menu ............................................................... 32
Radar Appearance Settings ................................................. 32
Radar Installation Settings ................................................... 32
Front-of-Boat Offset ........................................................ 32
Setting a Custom Park Position ...................................... 32
Selecting a Different Radar Source .......................................... 32
Changing the Radar Mode ....................................................... 32
Autopilot........................................................................ 32
Opening the Autopilot Screen ................................................... 33
Autopilot Screen ....................................................................... 33
Adjusting the Step Steering Increment ................................ 33
Setting the Power Saver ...................................................... 33
Enabling Shadow Drive™ .................................................... 33
Autopilot Overlay Bar ................................................................ 33
Engaging the Autopilot ............................................................. 33
Adjusting the Heading with the Helm ................................... 33
Adjusting the Heading with the Chartplotter in Step Steering
Mode .................................................................................... 33
Steering Patterns ...................................................................... 33
Following the U-Turn Pattern ............................................... 33
Setting Up and Following the Circles Pattern ...................... 33
Setting Up and Following the Zigzag Pattern ...................... 33
Following the Williamson Turn Pattern ................................ 33
Following an Orbit Pattern ................................................... 34
Setting Up and Following the Cloverleaf Pattern ................. 34
Setting Up and Following a Search Pattern ......................... 34
Cancelling a Steering Pattern .............................................. 34
Digital Selective Calling............................................... 34
Networked Chartplotter and VHF Radio Functionality .............. 34
Turning On DSC ....................................................................... 34
DSC List .................................................................................... 34
Viewing the DSC List ........................................................... 34
Adding a DSC Contact ......................................................... 34
Incoming Distress Calls ............................................................ 34
Navigating to a Vessel in Distress ....................................... 34
Man-Overboard Distress Calls Initiated from a VHF
Radio .................................................................................... 34
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Man-Overboard and SOS Distress Calls Initiated from the
Chartplotter .......................................................................... 34
Position Tracking ...................................................................... 35
Viewing a Position Report .................................................... 35
Navigating to a Tracked Vessel ........................................... 35
Creating a Waypoint at the Position of a Tracked Vessel .... 35
Editing Information in a Position Report .............................. 35
Deleting a Position-Report Call ............................................ 35
Viewing Vessel Trails on the Chart ...................................... 35
Individual Routine Calls ............................................................ 35
Selecting a DSC Channel .................................................... 35
Making an Individual Routine Call ....................................... 35
Making an Individual Routine Call to an AIS Target ............ 35
Gauges and Graphs..................................................... 35
Viewing the Gauges .................................................................. 35
Changing the Data Shown in a Gauge ................................ 35
Customizing the Gauges ...................................................... 35
Customizing Engine Gauge and Fuel Gauge Limits ............ 36
Viewing Engine and Fuel Gauges ............................................ 36
Selecting the Number of Engines Shown in Gauges ........... 36
Customizing the Engines Shown in Gauges ........................ 36
Enabling Status Alarms for Engine Gauges ........................ 36
Enabling Some Engine Gauge Status Alarms ..................... 36
Setting the Fuel Alarm .............................................................. 36
Setting the Fuel Capacity of the Vessel ............................... 36
Synchronizing the Fuel Data with the Actual Vessel Fuel ... 36
Viewing the Wind Gauges ........................................................ 36
Configuring the Sailing Wind Gauge .................................... 36
Configuring the Speed Source ............................................. 36
Configuring the Heading Source of the Wind Gauge ........... 36
Customizing the Close-Hauled Wind Gauge ....................... 37
Viewing Trip Gauges ................................................................ 37
Resetting Trip Gauges ......................................................... 37
Viewing Graphs ........................................................................ 37
Setting the Graph Range and Time Scales ......................... 37
Battery Management ................................................................ 37
Setting Up the Battery Management Page .......................... 37
Tide, Current, and Celestial Information.................... 37
Tide Station Information ............................................................ 37
Current Station Information ....................................................... 37
Celestial Information ................................................................. 37
Viewing Tide Station, Current Station, or Celestial Information
for a Different Date ................................................................... 37
Viewing Information for a Different Tide or Current Station ...... 37
Viewing Almanac Information from the Navigation Chart ......... 38
Warning Manager......................................................... 38
Viewing Messages .................................................................... 38
Sorting and Filtering Messages ................................................ 38
Saving Messages to a Memory Card ........................................ 38
Clearing all of the Messages .................................................... 38
Media Player................................................................. 38
Opening the Media Player ........................................................ 38
Icons .................................................................................... 38
Selecting the Media Source ...................................................... 38
Playing Music ............................................................................ 38
Browsing for Music ............................................................... 38
Enabling Alphabetical Search ......................................... 38
Setting a Song to Repeat ..................................................... 38
Setting All Songs to Repeat ................................................. 38
Setting Songs to Shuffle ...................................................... 38
Adjusting the Volume ................................................................ 38
Muting the Media Volume .................................................... 38
Enabling and Disabling Zones ............................................. 38
VHF Radio ................................................................................ 38
Scanning VHF Channels ...................................................... 38
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Adjusting the VHF Squelch .................................................. 38
Radio ........................................................................................ 38
Setting the Tuner Region ..................................................... 39
Changing the Radio Station ................................................. 39
Changing the Tuning Mode ................................................. 39
Presets ................................................................................. 39
Saving a Station as a Preset ........................................... 39
Selecting a Preset ........................................................... 39
Removing a Preset .......................................................... 39
DAB Playback ........................................................................... 39
Setting the DAB Tuner Region ............................................ 39
Scanning for DAB Stations .................................................. 39
Changing DAB Stations ....................................................... 39
Selecting a DAB Station from a List ................................ 39
Selecting a DAB Station from a Category ....................... 39
DAB Presets ........................................................................ 39
Saving a DAB Station as a Preset .................................. 39
Selecting a DAB Preset from a List ................................. 39
Removing DAB Presets .................................................. 39
SiriusXM Satellite Radio ........................................................... 39
Locating a SiriusXM Radio ID .............................................. 39
Activating a SiriusXM Subscription ...................................... 39
Customizing the Channel Guide .......................................... 40
Saving a SiriusXM Channel to the Presets List ................... 40
Unlocking SiriusXM Parental Controls ................................. 40
Setting Parental Controls on SiriusXM Radio
Channels ......................................................................... 40
Changing a Parental Passcode on a SiriusXM Radio ..... 40
Restoring Default Parental Control Settings Values ....... 40
Clearing All Locked Channels on a SiriusXM Radio ....... 40
Setting the Device Name .......................................................... 40
Updating the Media Player Software ........................................ 40
SiriusXM Weather......................................................... 40
SiriusXM Equipment and Subscription Requirements .............. 40
Weather Data Broadcasts ......................................................... 40
Changing the Weather Chart .................................................... 41
Viewing Precipitation Information ............................................. 41
Precipitation Views ............................................................... 41
Storm Cell and Lightning Information ....................................... 41
Hurricane Information ............................................................... 41
Weather Warnings and Weather Bulletins ................................ 41
Forecast Information ................................................................. 41
Viewing Forecast Information for Another Time Period ....... 41
Weather Fronts and Pressure Centers ................................ 41
Viewing a Marine Forecast or an Offshore Forecast ........... 41
City Forecasts ...................................................................... 41
Viewing Sea Conditions ............................................................ 42
Surface Winds ...................................................................... 42
Wave Height, Wave Period, and Wave Direction ................ 42
Viewing Forecast Sea Conditions Information for Another
Time Period .......................................................................... 42
Viewing Fishing Information ...................................................... 42
Surface Pressure and Water Temperature Data ................. 42
Forecasting Fish Locations .................................................. 42
Changing the Sea Surface Temperature Color Range ........ 42
Visibility Information .................................................................. 42
Viewing Forecast Visibility Information for Another Time
Period ................................................................................... 42
Viewing Buoy Reports .............................................................. 42
Viewing Local Weather Information near a Buoy ................. 42
Weather Overlay ....................................................................... 43
Turning On the Weather Overlay on a Chart ....................... 43
Weather Overlay Settings on the Navigation Chart ............. 43
Weather Overlay Settings on the Fishing Chart .................. 43
Viewing Weather Subscription Information ............................... 43
Viewing Video............................................................... 43
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Selecting a Video Source ......................................................... 43
Alternating Among Multiple Video Sources ......................... 43
Networked Video Devices ......................................................... 43
Using Video Presets on Networked Video Cameras ........... 43
Saving Video Presets on a Networked Video Camera ... 43
Naming Video Presets on a Networked Video Camera .. 43
Activating Video Presets on a Networked Video
Camera ........................................................................... 43
Camera Settings .................................................................. 43
Video Settings ...................................................................... 44
Associating the Camera to a Video Source ......................... 44
Video Camera Movement Control ........................................ 44
Controlling Video Cameras Using On-Screen Controls .. 44
Controlling a Video Camera Using Gestures .................. 44
Configuring the Video Appearance ........................................... 44
Configuring the PC Display ....................................................... 44
Exiting PC Display Mode ..................................................... 44
Garmin VIRB® Action Cameras ............................................... 44
Connecting a VIRB 360 Action Camera .............................. 44
Connecting a VIRB Action Camera ...................................... 45
Controlling the VIRB Action Camera with the
Chartplotter ..................................................................... 45
VIRB Action Camera Settings ......................................... 45
VIRB Action Camera Video Setup Settings .................... 45
Adding the VIRB Action Camera Controls to Other
Screens ........................................................................... 45
Controlling the VIRB Action Camera Video Playback ..... 45
Starting a VIRB Video Slideshow .................................... 45
Device Configuration................................................... 45
System Settings ........................................................................ 45
Sounds and Display Settings ............................................... 46
GPS Settings ....................................................................... 46
Station Settings .................................................................... 46
Viewing System Software Information ................................. 46
Viewing the Event Log .................................................... 46
Preferences Settings ................................................................ 46
Units Settings ....................................................................... 46
Navigation Settings .............................................................. 46
Auto Guidance Path Configurations ................................ 47
Adjusting the Distance from Shore .................................. 47
Communications Settings ......................................................... 47
NMEA 0183 Settings ............................................................ 47
Configuring NMEA 0183 Output Sentences ................... 47
Setting the Communication Format for Each NMEA 0183
Port .................................................................................. 47
NMEA 2000 Settings ............................................................ 48
Naming Devices and Sensors on the Network ............... 48
Marine Network .................................................................... 48
Setting Alarms .......................................................................... 48
Navigation Alarms ................................................................ 48
Setting the Anchor Drag Alarm ....................................... 48
System Alarms ..................................................................... 48
Sonar Alarms ....................................................................... 48
Setting Weather Alarms ....................................................... 48
Setting the Fuel Alarm ......................................................... 48
My Vessel Settings ................................................................... 48
Setting the Keel Offset ......................................................... 49
Setting the Water Temperature Offset ................................. 49
Calibrating a Water Speed Device ....................................... 49
Other Vessels Settings ............................................................. 49
Settings that are Synced on the Garmin Marine Network ........ 49
Restoring the Original Chartplotter Factory Settings ................ 50
Sharing and Managing User Data............................... 50
Copying Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks from HomePort to a
Chartplotter ............................................................................... 50
Selecting a File Type for Third-Party Waypoints and Routes ... 50
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Copying User Data from a Memory Card ................................. 50
Copying User Data to a Memory Card ...................................... 50
Copying Built-In Maps to a Memory Card ................................. 50
Backing Up Data to a Computer ............................................... 50
Restoring Backup Data to a Chartplotter .................................. 50
Saving System Information to a Memory Card ......................... 51
Appendix....................................................................... 51
Registering Your Device ........................................................... 51
Software Update ....................................................................... 51
Loading the New Software on a Memory Card .................... 51
Updating the Device Software ............................................. 51
Digital Switching ....................................................................... 51
Pairing the GRID Remote Input Device with the Chartplotter ... 52
Pairing the GRID Device with the Chartplotter from the
Chartplotter .......................................................................... 52
Pairing the GRID Device with the Chartplotter from the GRID
Device .................................................................................. 52
Rotating the GRID Joystick .................................................. 52
Cleaning the Screen ................................................................. 52
Viewing Images on a Memory card .......................................... 52
Screenshots .............................................................................. 52
Capturing Screenshots ........................................................ 52
Copying Screenshots to a Computer ................................... 52
Troubleshooting ........................................................................ 52
My device will not acquire GPS signals ............................... 52
My device will not turn on or keeps turning off ..................... 52
My device is not creating waypoints in the correct
location ................................................................................. 53
Contacting Garmin Support ...................................................... 53
Specifications ............................................................................ 53
Specifications ....................................................................... 53
NMEA 2000 PGN Information .............................................. 53
NMEA 0183 Information ....................................................... 54
Index.............................................................................. 55
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Introduction
Button Function
Opens the radar rain clutter adjustment menu
WARNING
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product box for product warnings and other important
information.
Turns on and off the radar echo trails
Acquires a radar target and begins tracking it
Shows and sets the VRM/EBL line
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Opens the menu for the page or function
Opens the Weather menu for the page or function
Opens the Radar menu for the page or function
Opens the Presets menu for the page or function
Device Overview
The location of items may vary based upon the model.
Locking and Unlocking the Touchscreen
You can lock the touchscreen to prevent inadvertent screen
touches.
1 Select > Lock Touchscreen to lock the screen.
2 Select to unlock the screen.
Tips and Shortcuts
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À
Á
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Touchscreen
Power key
Automatic backlight sensor
Using the Touchscreen
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Tap the screen to select an item.
Drag or swipe your finger across the screen to pan or scroll.
Pinch two fingers together to zoom out.
Spread two fingers apart to zoom in.
On-Screen Buttons
These on-screen buttons may be displayed on some screens
and functions. Some buttons are accessible only in a
combination page or SmartMode™ layout or when accessories,
such as a radar, are connected..
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Press to turn on the chartplotter.
Select Home from any screen to return to the Home screen.
Select Menu to open additional settings about that screen.
Select Menu to close the menu when finished.
Press to open additional options, such as adjusting the
backlight and locking the touchscreen.
Press , and select Power Off > Turn Off System, or hold
until the Turn Off System bar fills to turn off the chartplotter.
Press , and select Power Off > Sleep Station to set the
chartplotter to standby mode.
On the home screen of some models, swipe up or down on
the category buttons along the right to view the additional
buttons.
On some models, not all category buttons on the right side of
the screen are visible. The arrows at the top or bottom of the
buttons indicate not all buttons are visible.
On some menu buttons, press the button À to enable the
option.
Button Function
Clears the on-screen icons and re-centers the screen on the
boat
Opens a full-screen view of the item
Creates a new waypoint
Creates a route, with turns, to the destination
Adds a turn to the route at the selected location
Removes the last added turn from the route
Creates a direct route, without turns, to the destination
Creates an Auto Guidance route to the destination
Begins navigation
A green light on an option indicates the option is enabled Á.
• When available, press the arrows  to open the menu.
On some buttons, when an option is selected Á, the menu
arrows  appear.
Accessing Owner's Manuals on the
Chartplotter
1 Select Info > Owner's Manual.
2 Select a manual.
3 Select Open.
Ends navigation
Downloading the Manuals
Stops and starts radar transmission
You can get the latest owner's manual and translations of
manuals from the Garmin website.
1 Go to garmin.com/manuals/GPSMAP8000.
2 Download the manual.
Opens the radar gain adjustment menu
Opens the radar sea clutter adjustment menu
Introduction
1
Garmin Support Center
Go to support.garmin.com for help and information, such as
product manuals, frequently asked questions, videos, software
updates, and customer support.
Inserting a Memory Card
You can use optional memory cards with the chartplotter. Map
cards allow you to view high-resolution satellite imagery and
aerial reference photos of ports, harbors, marinas, and other
points of interest. You can use blank memory cards to record
Garmin Quickdraw™ Contours mapping, record sonar (with a
compatible transducer), and transfer data such as waypoints
and routes to another compatible chartplotter or a computer.
This device supports up to a 32 GB memory card, formatted to
FAT32.
1 Open the door À on the memory card reader.
All of the options along the bottom of the home screen are
visible on all other screens, except for the Settings button. The
Settings button is accessible only from the home screen.
When viewing another screen, you can return to the home
screen by selecting Home.
When multiple displays are installed on the Garmin Marine
Network, you can group them together into a station. A station
enables the displays to work together, instead of as several
separate displays. You can customize the layout of the pages on
each display, making each page different on each display. When
you change the layout of a page in one display, the changes
appear on only that display. When you change the name and
symbol of the layout, those changes appear on all displays in
the station, to maintain a consistent appearance.
The SmartMode items are geared toward an activity, such as
cruising or docking. When a SmartMode button is selected from
the home screen, each display in the station can show unique
information. For example, when Cruising is selected from the
home screen, one display can show the navigation chart and
another display can show the radar screen.
Adding an Item to Favorites
1 From the home screen, select a category from the right.
2 Hold a button on the left.
The item is added to the Favorites home screen category.
2 Insert the memory card Á with the label facing away from the
door.
3 Press the card in until it clicks.
4 Close the card reader door.
Acquiring GPS Satellite Signals
The device may need a clear view of the sky to acquire satellite
signals. The time and date are set automatically based on the
GPS position.
1 Turn on the device.
2 Wait while the device locates satellites.
It may take 30 to 60 seconds to acquire satellite signals.
When the device acquires satellite signals,
appears at the
top of the Home screen.
If the device loses satellite signals,
disappears and a
flashing question mark appears over on the chart.
For more information about GPS, go to www.garmin.com
/aboutGPS. For help acquiring satellite signals, see My device
will not acquire GPS signals, page 52.
Selecting the GPS Source
You can select your preferred source for GPS data, if you have
more than one GPS source.
1 Select Settings > System > GPS > Source.
2 Select the source for GPS data.
Customizing the Chartplotter
Home Screen
The chartplotter home screen provides access to all of the
features in the chartplotter. The features are dependant on the
accessories you have connected to the chartplotter. You may
not have all of the options and features discussed in this
manual.
The categories along the right of the screen provide quick
access to the main features of your chartplotter. For example,
the Sonar category displays the views and pages related to the
sonar feature. You can save items you commonly access to the
Favorites category.
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Customizing Pages
Customizing the Layout of a SmartMode or
Combination Page
You can customize the layout and data shown in the
combination pages and SmartMode layouts. When you change
the layout of a page in a display you are interacting with, the
change appears only on that display, except for the SmartMode
name and symbol. When you change the SmartMode name or
symbol for the layout, the new name or symbol appears on all
displays in the station.
1 Open a page to customize.
2 Select Menu.
3 Select Edit Layout or Edit Combo.
4 Select an option:
• To change the name, select Name or Name & Symbol >
Name, enter a new name, and select Done.
• To change the SmartMode symbol, select Name &
Symbol > Symbol, and select a new symbol.
• To change the number of functions shown and the layout
of the screen, select Layout, and select an option.
• To change the function of a portion of the screen, select
the window to change, and select a function from the list
on the right.
• To change how the screens are split, drag the arrows to a
new location.
• To change the data shown on the page and additional
data bars, select Overlays, and select an option.
• To assign a preset to a portion of the SmartMode screen,
select Presets > Include, and select a preset from the list
on the right.
Adding a SmartMode Layout
You can add SmartMode layouts to suit your needs. Each
customization made to one SmartMode layout for the home
screen in a station appears on all displays in the station.
1 From the home screen, select SmartMode™ > Menu > Add
Layout.
Customizing the Chartplotter
2 Select an option:
• To change the name, select Name & Symbol > Name,
enter a new name, and select Done.
• To change the SmartMode symbol, select Name &
Symbol > Symbol, and select a new symbol.
• To change the number of functions shown and the layout
of the screen, select Layout, and select an option.
• To change the function of a portion of the screen, select
the window to change, and select a function from the list
on the right.
• To change how the screens are split, drag the arrows to a
new location.
• To change the data shown on the page and additional
data bars, select Overlays, and select an option.
• To assign a preset to a portion of the SmartMode screen,
select Presets > Include, and select a preset from the list
on the right.
Creating a New Combination Page
You can create a custom combination page to suit your needs.
1 Select Combos > Menu > Add Combo.
2 Select a window.
3 Select a function for the window.
4 Repeat these steps for each window of the page.
5 Drag the arrows to resize the windows.
6 Hold a window to rearrange it.
7 Hold a data field to select new data.
8 Select Layout, and select a layout.
9 Select Name, enter a name for the page, and select Done.
10 Select Overlays, and select which data to show.
11 Select Done when you have finished customizing the page.
Deleting a Combination Page
1 Select Combos > Menu > Delete Combo.
2 Select a combination.
Customizing the Data Overlays
You can customize the data shown on a screen.
1 Select an option based on the type of screen you are
viewing:
• From a full screen view, select Menu > Edit Overlays.
• From a combination screen, select Menu > Edit Combo >
Overlays.
• From a SmartMode screen, select Menu > Edit Layout >
Overlays.
TIP: To quickly change the data shown in an overlay box,
hold the overlay box.
2 Select an item to customize the data and data bar:
• To change the data shown in an overlay box, select the
overlay box, select the new data to show, and select
Back.
• To select the location and layout of the data overlay bar,
select Data, and select an option.
• To customize the information shown when navigating,
select Navigation, and select an option.
Customizing the Chartplotter
• To turn on other data bars, like the media controls, select
Top Bar or Bottom Bar, and select the necessary
options.
3 Select Done.
Resetting the Station Layouts
You can restore the factory default layouts for all stations.
Select Settings > System > Station Information > Reset
Stations.
Presets
A preset is a collection of settings that optimize the screen or
view. You can use particular presets to optimize groups of
settings for your activity. For example, some settings might be
optimal for when you are fishing, and others might be optimal for
when you are cruising. Presets are available on some screens,
such as charts, sonar views, and radar views.
To select a preset for a compatible screen, select Menu > ,
and select the preset.
When you are using a preset and you make changes to the
settings or view, you can save the changes to the preset or
create a new preset based on the new customizations.
Saving a New Preset
After you have customized the settings and view of a screen,
you can save the customization as a new preset.
1 From a compatible screen, change the settings and view.
> Save > New.
2 Select Menu >
3 Enter a name, and select Done.
Managing Presets
You can customize the pre-loaded presets and edit presets you
created.
> Manage.
1 From a compatible screen, select Menu >
Select
a
preset.
2
3 Select an option:
• To rename the preset, select Rename, enter a name, and
select Done.
• To edit the preset, select Edit, and update the preset.
• To delete the preset, select Delete.
• To reset all presets to factory settings, select Reset All.
Setting the Vessel Type
You can select your boat type to configure the chartplotter
settings and to use features customized for your boat type.
1 Select Settings > My Vessel > Vessel Type.
2 Select an option.
Adjusting the Backlight
1 Select Settings > System > Display > Backlight.
2 Adjust the backlight.
TIP: From any screen, press repeatedly to scroll through
the brightness levels. This can be helpful when the
brightness is so low you cannot see the screen.
Adjusting the Color Mode
1 Select Settings > System > Sounds and Display > Color
Mode.
TIP: Select > Color Mode from any screen to access the
color settings.
2 Select an option.
3
Customizing the Startup Screen
Feature
Owner Guest
You can personalize the startup, splash screen on your
chartplotter.
1 Insert a memory card that contains the image you want to
use.
2 Select Settings > System > Sounds and Display > Startup
Image > Select Image.
3 Select the memory card slot.
4 Select the image.
For the best results, use an image that is 50 MB or less.
5 Select Set as Startup Image.
To view the splash screen with the new image, turn the
chartplotter off and on.
Automatically transfer Garmin Quickdraw contours you
have downloaded or created
Yes
Push smart notifications
Yes
Automatically transfer user data, such as waypoints
and routes
Yes
Begin navigating to a specific waypoint or navigating a
specific route, and send that waypoint or route to the
GPSMAP device
Yes
Turning On the Chartplotter Automatically
You can set the chartplotter to turn on automatically when the
power is applied. Otherwise, you must turn on the chartplotter by
pressing .
Select Settings > System > Auto Power Up.
NOTE: When Auto Power Up is On, and the chartplotter is
turned off using , and power is removed and reapplied
within less than two minutes, you may need to press to
restart the chartplotter.
Automatically Turning Off the System
You can set the chartplotter and the whole system to turn off
automatically after it has been asleep for the selected length of
time. Otherwise, you must press and hold to turn off the
system manually.
1 Select Settings > System > Auto Power Off.
2 Select an option.
Yes
Getting Started with the ActiveCaptain App
NOTE: The ActiveCaptain feature is only available on models
that have Wi‑Fi technology.
You can connect a mobile device to the GPSMAP device using
the ActiveCaptain app. The app provides a quick and easy way
for you to interact with your chartplotter and complete such tasks
as sharing data, registering, updating the device software, and
receiving mobile device notifications.
1 From the GPSMAP device, select ActiveCaptain.
2 From the ActiveCaptain page, select Wi-Fi Network > Wi-Fi
> On.
3 Enter a name and password for this network.
4 From the application store on your mobile device, install and
open the ActiveCaptain app.
5 Bring the mobile device within 32 m (105 ft.) of the GPSMAP
device.
6 From your mobile device settings, open the Wi‑Fi
connections page and connect to the Garmin device, using
the name and password you entered in the Garmin device.
Updating Software with the ActiveCaptain
App
If your device has Wi‑Fi technology, you can use the
ActiveCaptain app to download and install the latest software
updates for your device.
ActiveCaptain App
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CAUTION
This feature allows users to submit information. Garmin makes
no representations about the accuracy, completeness, or
timeliness of information submitted by users. Any use or reliance
on the information submitted by users is at your own risk.
NOTE: You must connect the chartplotter to a Wi‑Fi adapter to
use the ActiveCaptain feature.
The ActiveCaptain app provides a connection to your GPSMAP
device, charts, maps, and the community for a connected
boating experience.
On your mobile device with the ActiveCaptain app, you can
download, purchase, and update maps and charts. You can use
the app to easily and quickly transfer user data, such as
waypoints and routes, connect to the Garmin Quickdraw
Contours Community, and update device software. You can also
plan your trip, and view and control the GPSMAP device from
the app.
You can connect to the ActiveCaptain community for up-to-date
feedback on marinas and other points of interest. The app can
push smart notifications, such as calls and texts, to your
chartplotter display when paired.
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ActiveCaptain Roles
Your level of interaction with the GPSMAP device using the
ActiveCaptain app depends on your role.
Feature
Owner Guest
Register device, built-in maps, and supplemental map
cards to account
Yes
Update software
Yes
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Yes
NOTICE
Software updates may require the app to download large files.
Regular data limits or charges from your Internet service
provider apply. Contact your Internet service provider for more
information about data limits or charges.
The installation process can take several minutes.
1 Connect the mobile device to the GPSMAP device (Getting
Started with the ActiveCaptain App, page 4).
2 When a software update is available and you have internet
access on your mobile device, select Software Updates >
Download.
The ActiveCaptain app downloads the update to the mobile
device. When you reconnect the app to the GPSMAP device,
the update is transferred to the device. After the transfer is
complete, you are prompted to install the update.
3 When you are prompted by the GPSMAP device, select an
option to install the update.
• To update the software immediately, select OK.
• To delay the update, select Cancel. When you are ready
to install the update, select ActiveCaptain > Software
Updates > Install Now.
Updating Charts with ActiveCaptain
You can use the ActiveCaptain app to download and transfer the
latest chart updates for your device. To save space on your
mobile device, space on the ActiveCaptain card, and download
time, consider using the ActiveCaptain app to download only the
areas of the chart you need.
Yes
ActiveCaptain™ App
If you are downloading an entire chart, you can use the Garmin
Express™ app to download the map onto a memory card. The
Garmin Express app downloads large charts more quickly than
the ActiveCaptain app. For more information, go to garmin.com
/express.
NOTICE
Chart updates may require the app to download large files.
Regular data limits or charges from your internet service
provider apply. Contact your internet service provider for more
information about data limits or charges.
1 Connect the mobile device to the GPSMAP device (Getting
Started with the ActiveCaptain App, page 4).
2 When a chart update is available, and you have internet
access on your mobile device, select OneChart > My
Charts.
3 Select the map to update.
4 Select the area to download.
5 Select Download
The ActiveCaptain app downloads the update to the mobile
device. When you reconnect the app to the GPSMAP device,
the update is transferred to the device. After the transfer is
complete, the updated charts are available for use.
Communication with Wireless Devices
The chartplotters can create a wireless network to which you
can connect wireless devices.
Before you can create a Wi‑Fi network, you must connect the
chartplotter to a Wi‑Fi adapter.
Connecting wireless devices allows you to use Garmin apps,
such as ActiveCaptain.
Wi‑Fi Network
Setting Up the Wi‑Fi Wireless Network
The chartplotters can create a Wi‑Fi network to which you can
connect wireless devices. The first time you access the wireless
network settings, you are prompted to set up the network.
1 Select Settings > Communications > Wi-Fi Network > WiFi > On > OK.
2 If necessary, enter a name for this wireless network.
3 Enter a password.
You will need this password to access the wireless network
from a wireless device. The password is case-sensitive.
Connecting a Wireless Device to the Chartplotter
Before you can connect a wireless device to the chartplotter
wireless network, you must configure the chartplotter wireless
network (Setting Up the Wi‑Fi Wireless Network, page 5).
You can connect multiple wireless devices to the chartplotter to
share data.
1 From the wireless device, turn on the Wi‑Fi technology and
search for wireless networks.
2 Select the name of your chartplotter wireless network (Setting
Up the Wi‑Fi Wireless Network, page 5).
3 Enter the network password.
Changing the Wireless Channel
Changing the Wi‑Fi Host
You can change which chartplotter is serving as the Wi‑Fi host.
The can be helpful if you are having trouble with Wi‑Fi
communications. Changing the Wi‑Fi host allows you to select a
chartplotter that is physically closer to your mobile device.
1 Select Settings > Communications > Wi-Fi Network >
Advanced > Wi-Fi Host.
Follow
the on-screen instructions.
2
Charts and 3D Chart Views
The charts and 3D chart views that are available depend on the
map data and accessories used.
You can access the charts and 3D chart views by selecting
Charts.
Navigation Chart: Shows navigation data available on your preloaded maps and from supplemental maps, if available. The
data includes buoys, lights, cables, depth soundings,
marinas, and tide stations in an overhead view.
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.
Mariner’s Eye 3D: Shows 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.
NOTE: 3D chart views are available with premium charts, in
some areas.
Fish Eye 3D: Provides an underwater view that visually
represents the sea floor according to the chart information.
When a sonar transducer is connected, suspended targets
(such as fish) are indicated by red, green, and yellow
spheres. Red indicates the largest targets and green
indicates the smallest.
Fishing Chart: Provides a detailed view of the bottom contours
and depth soundings on the chart. This chart removes
navigational data from the chart, provides detailed
bathymetric data, and enhances bottom contours for depth
recognition. This chart is best for offshore deep-sea fishing.
NOTE: The Fishing chart is available with premium charts, in
some areas.
Radar Overlay: Superimposes radar information on the
Navigation chart or the Fishing chart, when the chartplotter is
connected to a radar. This feature is not available with all
models.
Navigation Chart and Fishing Chart
NOTE: The Fishing chart is available with premium charts, in
some areas.
The Nav. Chart is optimized for navigation. You can plan a
course, view map information, and use the chart as a
navigational aid. To open the Nav. Chart, select Charts > Nav.
Chart.
You can change the wireless channel if you have trouble finding
or connecting to a device, or if you experience interference.
1 Select Settings > Communications > Wi-Fi Network >
Advanced > Channel.
2 Enter a new channel.
You do not need to change the wireless channel of devices
connected to this network.
Communication with Wireless Devices
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The Fishing Chart provides a detailed view with more bottom
detail and fishing content. This chart is optimized for use when
fishing. To open the Fishing Chart, select Charts > Fishing
Chart.
Zooming In and Out Using the Touchscreen
You can quickly zoom in and out of many screens, such as the
charts and sonar views.
• Pinch two fingers together to zoom out.
• Spread two fingers apart to zoom in.
Chart Symbols
This table contains some of the common symbols you might see
on the detailed charts.
Icon
Description
Buoy
Information
Marine services
Tide station
Current station
Overhead photo available
Perspective photo available
Other features common to most charts include depth contour
lines, intertidal zones, spot soundings (as depicted on the
original paper chart), navigational aids and symbols,
obstructions, and cable areas.
Measuring a Distance on the Chart
Select Measure.
A push pin appears on the screen at your present location.
The distance and angle from the pin is listed in the corner.
TIP: To reset the pin and measure from the current location of
the cursor, select Select.
Creating a Waypoint on the Chart
1 From a chart, select a location or object.
2 Select .
Viewing Location and Object Information on a Chart
You can view information, such as tide, current, celestial, chart
notes, or local services, about a location or an object on the
Navigation chart or the Fishing chart.
1 From the Navigation chart or Fishing chart, select a location
or object.
A list of options appears along the top of the chart. The
options that appear vary based on the location or object you
selected.
2 If necessary, select .
3 Select Information.
Viewing Details about Navaids
From the Navigation chart, Fishing chart, Perspective 3D chart
view, or Mariner’s Eye 3D chart view, you can view details about
various types of navigation aids, including beacons, lights, and
obstructions.
NOTE: The Fishing chart is available with premium charts, in
some areas.
NOTE: 3D chart views are available with premium charts, in
some areas.
1 From a chart or 3D chart view, select a navaid.
2 Select the name of the navaid.
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Navigating to a Point on the Chart
CAUTION
The Auto Guidance feature is based on electronic chart
information. That data does not ensure obstacle and bottom
clearance. Carefully compare the course to all visual sightings,
and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may
be in your path.
When using Go To, a direct course and a corrected course may
pass over land or shallow water. Use visual sightings, and steer
to avoid land, shallow water, and other dangerous objects.
NOTE: The Fishing chart is available with premium charts, in
some areas.
NOTE: Auto Guidance is available with premium charts, in some
areas.
1 From the Navigation chart or Fishing chart, select a location.
2 If necessary, select Navigate To.
3 Select an option:
• To navigate directly to the location, select Go To or
.
• To create a route to the location, including turns, select
Route To or
.
• To use Auto Guidance, select Auto Guidance or
.
4 Review the course indicated by the magenta line.
NOTE: When using Auto Guidance, a gray segment within
any part of the magenta line indicates that Auto Guidance
cannot calculate part of the Auto Guidance line. This is due to
the settings for minimum safe water depth and minimum safe
obstacle height.
5 Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow
water, and other obstacles.
Premium Charts
CAUTION
The Auto Guidance feature is based on electronic chart
information. That data does not ensure obstacle and bottom
clearance. Carefully compare the course to all visual sightings,
and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may
be in your path.
NOTE: Not all models support all charts.
Optional premium charts, such as BlueChart g2 Vision , allow
you to get the most out of your chartplotter. In addition to
detailed marine charting, premium charts may contain these
features, which are available in some areas.
Mariner’s Eye 3D: Provides a view from above and behind the
boat for a three-dimensional navigation aid.
Fish Eye 3D: Provides an underwater, three-dimensional view
that visually represents the sea floor according to the
information on the chart.
Fishing Charts: Shows 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 (Showing Satellite Imagery on the
Navigation Chart, page 7).
Aerial Photos: Shows marinas and other navigationally
significant aerial photos to help you visualize your
surroundings (Viewing Aerial Photos of Landmarks,
page 7).
Detailed Roads and POI data: Shows detailed road and point
of interest (POI) data, which includes highly detailed coastal
roads and POIs such as restaurants, lodging, and local
attractions.
Auto Guidance: Uses specified information about your vessel
and chart data to determine the best path to your destination.
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Charts and 3D Chart Views
Viewing Tide Station Information
on the chart indicates a tide station. You can view a detailed
graph for a tide station to help predict the tide level at different
times or on different days.
NOTE: This feature is available with premium charts, in some
areas.
1 From the Navigation chart or Fishing chart, select a tide
station.
Tide direction and tide level information appear near .
2 Select the station name.
Animated Tide and Current Indicators
NOTE: This feature is available with premium charts, in some
areas.
You can view indicators for animated tide station and current
direction on the Navigation chart or the Fishing chart. You must
also enable animated icons in the chart settings (Showing Tides
and Current Indicators, page 7).
An indicator for a tide station appears on the chart as a vertical
bar graph with an arrow. A red arrow pointing downward
indicates a falling tide, and a blue arrow pointing upward
indicates a rising tide. When you move the cursor over the tide
station indicator, the height of the tide at the station appears
above the station indicator.
Current direction indicators appear as arrows on the chart. The
direction of each arrow indicates the direction of the current at a
specific location on the chart. The color of the current arrow
indicates the range of speed for the current at that location.
When you move the cursor over the current direction indicator,
the specific current speed at the location appears above the
direction indicator.
Color
Current Speed Range
Yellow
0 to 1 knot
Orange
1 to 2 knots
Red
2 or more knots
Showing Tides and Current Indicators
NOTE: This feature is available with premium charts, in some
areas.
You can show static or animated tide and current station
indicators on the Navigation chart or Fishing chart.
1 From the Navigation or Fishing chart, select Menu > Layers
> Chart > Tides & Currents.
2 Select an option:
• To show animated tide station indicators and animated
current direction indicators on the chart, select Animated.
• To enables the tides and current slider, which sets the
time for which tides and currents are reported on the map,
select Slider.
Showing Satellite Imagery on the Navigation Chart
NOTE: This feature is available with premium charts, in some
areas.
You can overlay high-resolution satellite images on the land or
on both land and sea portions of the Navigation chart.
NOTE: When enabled, high-resolution satellite images are
present only at lower zoom levels. If you cannot see highresolution images in your optional chart region, you can select
to zoom in. You also can set the detail level higher by changing
the map zoom detail.
1 From the Navigation chart, select Menu > Layers > Satellite
Photos.
2 Select an option:
• Select Land Only to show standard chart information on
the water, with photos overlaying the land.
Charts and 3D Chart Views
• Select Photo Map to show photos on both the water and
the land at a specified opacity. Use the slider bar to adjust
the photo opacity. The higher you set the percentage, the
more the satellite photos cover both land and water.
Viewing Aerial Photos of Landmarks
Before you can view aerial photos on the Navigation chart, you
must turn on the Satellite Photos setting in the chart setup.
NOTE: This feature is available with premium charts, in some
areas.
You can use aerial photographs of landmarks, marinas, and
harbors to help orient yourself to your surroundings or to
acquaint yourself with a marina or a harbor prior to arrival.
1 From the Navigation chart, select a camera icon:
• To view an overhead photo, select
.
• To view a perspective photo, select
. The photo was
taken from the location of the camera, pointed in the
direction of the cone.
2 Select Aerial Photo.
Automatic Identification System
The Automatic Identification System (AIS) enables you to
identify and track other vessels, and alerts you to area traffic.
When connected to an external AIS device, the chartplotter can
show some AIS information about other vessels that are within
range, that are equipped with a transponder, and that are
actively transmitting AIS information.
The information reported for each vessel includes the Maritime
Mobile Service Identity (MMSI), location, GPS speed, GPS
heading, time that has elapsed since the last position of the
vessel was reported, nearest approach, and time to the nearest
approach.
Some chartplotter models also support Blue Force Tracking.
Vessels being tracked with Blue Force Tracking are indicated on
the chartplotter with a blue-green color.
AIS Targeting Symbols
Symbol Description
AIS vessel. The vessel is reporting AIS information. The
direction in which the triangle is pointing indicates the
direction in which the AIS vessel is moving.
Target is selected.
Target is activated. The target appears larger on the chart. A
green line attached to the target indicates the heading of the
target. The MMSI, speed, and direction of the vessel appear
beneath the target, if the details setting has been set to Show.
If the AIS transmission from the vessel is lost, a message
banner appears.
Target is lost. A green X indicates that the AIS transmission
from the vessel is lost, and the chartplotter displays a
message banner asking whether the vessel should continue
to be tracked. If you discontinue vessel tracking, the lost
target symbol disappears from the chart or the 3D chart view.
Dangerous target in range. The target flashes while an alarm
sounds and a message banner appears. After the alarm has
been acknowledged, a solid red triangle with a red line
attached to it indicates the location and the heading of the
target. If the safe-zone collision alarm has been set to Off, the
target flashes, but the audible alarm does not sound and the
alarm banner does not appear. If the AIS transmission from
the vessel is lost, a message banner appears.
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Symbol Description
Dangerous target is lost. A red X indicates that the AIS
transmission from the vessel is lost, and the chartplotter
displays a message banner asking whether the vessel should
continue to be tracked. If you discontinue vessel tracking, the
lost dangerous target symbol disappears from the chart or the
3D chart view.
The location of this symbol indicates the closest point of
approach to a dangerous target, and the numbers near the
symbol indicate the time to the closest point of approach to
that target.
NOTE: Vessels being tracked with the Blue Force Tracking
feature are indicated with a blue-green color regardless of their
status.
Heading and Projected Course of Activated AIS
Targets
When heading and course over ground information are provided
by an activated AIS target, the heading of the target appears on
a chart as a solid line attached to the AIS target symbol. A
heading line does not appear on a 3D chart view.
The projected course of an activated AIS target appears as a
dashed line on a chart or a 3D chart view. The length of the
projected course line is based on the value of the projected
heading setting. If an activated AIS target is not transmitting
speed information, or if the vessel is not moving, a projected
course line does not appear. Changes in the speed, course over
ground, or rate of turn information transmitted by the vessel can
impact the calculation of the projected course line.
When course over ground, heading, and rate of turn information
are provided by an activated AIS target, the projected course of
the target is calculated based on the course over ground and the
rate of turn information. The direction in which the target is
turning, which is also based on the rate of turn information, is
indicated by the direction of the barb at the end of the heading
line. The length of the barb does not change.
The safe-zone collision alarm is used only with AIS and MARPA.
MARPA functionality works with radar. The safe zone is used for
collision avoidance and can be customized.
1 Select Settings > Alarms > Collision Alarm > On.
A message banner appears and an alarm sounds when a
MARPA-tagged object or an AIS-activated vessel enters the
safe-zone area around your boat. The object is also labeled
as dangerous on the screen. When the alarm is off, the
message banner and audible alarm are disabled, but the
object is still labeled as dangerous on the screen.
2 Select Range.
3 Select a distance for the safe-zone radius around your
vessel.
4 Select Time To.
5 Select a time at which the alarm will sound if a target is
determined to intersect the safe zone.
For example, to be notified of a pending intersection 10
minutes before it will likely occur, set Time To to 10, and the
alarm will sound 10 minutes before the vessel intersects the
safe zone.
AIS Distress Signals
Self-contained AIS distress signal devices transmit emergency
position reports when activated. The chartplotter can receive
signals from Search and Rescue Transmitters (SART),
Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), and
other man overboard signals. Distress signal transmissions are
different than standard AIS transmissions, so they appear
differently on the chartplotter. Instead of tracking a distress
signal transmission for collision avoidance, you track a distress
signal transmission to locate and assist a vessel or person.
Navigating to a Distress Signal Transmission
When you receive a distress signal transmission, a distress
signal alarm appears.
Select Review > Go To to begin navigation to the
transmission.
AIS Distress Signal Device Targeting Symbols
Symbol Description
When course over ground and heading information are provided
by an activated AIS target, but rate of turn information is not
provided, the projected course of the target is calculated based
on the course over ground information.
Activating a Target for an AIS Vessel
1 From a chart or a 3D chart view, select an AIS vessel.
2 Select AIS Vessel > Activate Target.
Viewing Information about a Targeted AIS Vessel
You can view the AIS signal status, MMSI, GPS speed, GPS
heading, and other information that is reported about a targeted
AIS vessel.
1 From a chart or a 3D chart view, select an AIS vessel.
2 Select AIS Vessel.
AIS distress signal device transmission. Select to see more
information about the transmission and begin navigation.
Transmission lost.
Transmission test. Appears when a vessel initiates a test of
their distress signal device, and does not represent a true
emergency.
Transmission test lost.
2 Select the type of threats to include in the list.
Enabling AIS Transmission Test Alerts
To avoid a large number of test alerts and symbols in crowded
areas such as marinas, you can select to receive or ignore AIS
test messages. To test an AIS emergency device, you must
enable the chartplotter to receive test alerts.
1 Select Settings > Alarms > AIS.
2 Select an option:
• To receive or ignore Emergency Position Indicating Radio
Beacon (EPRIB) test signals, select AIS-EPIRB Test.
• To receive or ignore Man Overboard (MOB) test signals,
select AIS-MOB Test.
• To receive or ignore Search and Rescue Transponder
(SART) test signals, select AIS-SART Test.
Setting the Safe-Zone Collision Alarm
Turning Off AIS Reception
Deactivating a Target for an AIS Vessel
1 From a chart or a 3D chart view, select an AIS vessel.
2 Select AIS Vessel > Deactivate.
Viewing a List of AIS and MARPA Threats
1 From a chart, select Menu > Layers > Other Vessels > List
> Show.
Before you can set a collision alarm, you must have a
compatible chartplotter connected to an AIS device or radar.
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AIS signal reception is turned on by default.
Select Settings > Other Vessels > AIS > Off.
Charts and 3D Chart Views
All AIS functionality on all charts and 3D chart views is
disabled. This includes AIS vessel targeting and tracking,
collision alarms that result from AIS vessel targeting and
tracking, and the display of information about AIS vessels.
Chart Menu
NOTE: Not all settings apply to all charts. Some options require
premium maps or connected accessories, such as radar.
From a chart, select Menu.
Layers: Adjusts the appearance of the different items on the
charts (Chart Layers, page 9).
Quickdraw Contours: Turns on bottom contour drawing, and
allows you to create fishing map labels (Garmin Quickdraw
Contours Mapping, page 10).
Settings: Adjusts the chart settings (Chart Settings, page 10).
Edit Overlays: Adjusts the data shown on the screen
(Customizing the Data Overlays, page 3).
Chart Layers
The layers in the charts allow you to turn on and off and
customize features of the charts. Each setting is specific to the
chart or chart view being used.
NOTE: Not all settings apply to all charts and chartplotter
models. Some options require premium maps or connected
accessories.
From a chart, select Menu > Layers.
Chart: Shows and hides chart related items (Chart Layer
Settings, page 9).
My Vessel: Shows and hides items relating to the boat (My
Vessel Layer Settings, page 9).
User Data: Shows and hides user data, such as waypoints,
boundaries, and tracks, and opens user data lists (User Data
Layer Settings, page 9).
Other Vessels: Adjusts how other vessels are shown (Other
Vessels Layer Settings, page 10).
Water: Shows and hides depth items (Water Layer Settings,
page 10).
Quickdraw Contours: Shows and hides Garmin Quickdraw
data (Garmin Quickdraw Contours Settings, page 12).
Tracks: Shows and hides tracks on the 3D chart view.
Range Rings: Shows and configures the appearance of range
rings on the 3D chart view. Range Rings help you to visualize
distances in some chart views.
Chart Layer Settings
From a chart, select Menu > Layers > Chart.
Satellite Photos: Shows high-resolution satellite images on the
land or on both land and sea portions of the Navigation chart,
when certain premium maps are used (Showing Satellite
Imagery on the Navigation Chart, page 7).
Tides & Currents: Shows current station indicators and tide
station indicators on the chart (Showing Tides and Current
Indicators, page 7) and enables the tides and current slider,
which sets the time for which tides and currents are reported
on the map.
Navaids: Shows navigational aids on the chart.
Land POIs: Shows points of interest on land.
Photo Points: Shows camera icons for aerial photos (Viewing
Aerial Photos of Landmarks, page 7).
Service Points: Shows locations for marine services.
Depth: Adjusts the items on the depth layer (Depth Layer
Settings, page 9).
Depth Shading: Specifies an upper and lower depth to shade
between.
Shallow Shading: Sets the shades from the shoreline to the
specified depth.
Spot Depths: Turns on spot soundings and sets a dangerous
depth. Spot depths that are equal to or more shallow than the
dangerous depth are indicated by red text.
Fishing Contours: Sets the zoom level for a detailed view of
bottom contours and depth soundings and simplifies map
presentation for optimal use while fishing.
My Vessel Layer Settings
From a chart, select Menu > Layers > My Vessel.
Heading Line: Shows and adjusts the heading line, which is a
line drawn on the map from the bow of the boat in the
direction of travel (Setting the Heading Line and Angle
Markers, page 20).
Active Tracks: Shows the active track on the chart and opens
the Active Track Options menu.
Wind Rose: Shows a visual representation of the wind angle or
direction provided by the connected wind sensor and sets the
wind source.
Compass Rose: Shows a compass rose around your boat,
indicating compass direction oriented to the heading of the
boat. Enabling this option disables the Wind Rose option.
Vessel Icon: Sets the icon that represents your present location
on the chart.
Laylines Settings
To use the laylines features, you must connect a wind sensor to
the chartplotter.
When in sailing modeSetting the Vessel Type, page 3, you can
display laylines on the navigation chart. Laylines can be very
helpful when racing.
From the navigation chart, select Menu > Layers > My Vessel >
Laylines > Setup.
Display: Sets how the laylines and vessel appear on the chart,
and sets the length of the laylines.
Sailing Ang.: Allows you to select how the device calculates
laylines. The Actual option calculates the laylines using the
measured wind angle from the wind sensor. The Manual
option calculates the laylines using manually entered
windward and leeward angles.
Windward Ang.: Allows you to set a layline based on the
windward sailing angle.
Leeward Ang.: Allows you to set a layline based on the leeward
sailing angle.
Tide Correction: Corrects the laylines based on the tide.
Layline Filter: Filters the layline data based on the time interval
entered. For a smoother layline that filters out some of the
changes in the boat's heading or true wind angle, enter a
higher number. For laylines that display a higher sensitivity to
changes in the boat's heading or true wind angle, enter a
lower number.
User Data Layer Settings
You can show user data, such as waypoints, boundaries, and
tracks, on the charts.
From a chart, select Menu > Layers > User Data.
Waypoints: Shows waypoints on the chart and opens the list of
waypoints.
Boundaries: Shows boundaries on the chart and opens the list
of boundaries.
Tracks: Shows tracks on the chart.
Depth Layer Settings
From a chart, select Menu > Layers > Chart > Depth.
Charts and 3D Chart Views
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Other Vessels Layer Settings
NOTE: These options require connected accessories, such as
an AIS receiver, radar, or VHF radio.
From a chart, select Menu > Layers > Other Vessels.
DSC: Sets how DSC vessels and trails appear on the chart, and
shows the DSC list.
AIS: Sets how AIS vessels and trails appear on the chart, and
shows the AIS list.
MARPA: Sets how MARPA vessels and trails appear on the
chart, and shows the MARPA list.
Details: Shows other vessel details on the chart.
Proj. Heading: Sets the projected heading time for AISactivated and MARPA-tagged vessels.
Collision Alarm: Sets the safe-zone collision alarm (Setting the
Safe-Zone Collision Alarm, page 8).
Water Layer Settings
From a chart, select Menu > Layers > Water.
Depth Shading: Specifies an upper and lower depth to shade
between.
Shallow Shading: Sets the shades from the shoreline to the
specified depth.
Spot Depths: Turns on spot soundings and sets a dangerous
depth. Spot depths that are equal to or more shallow than the
dangerous depth are indicated by red text.
Fishing Contours: Sets the zoom level for a detailed view of
bottom contours and depth soundings and simplifies map
presentation for optimal use while fishing.
Relief Shading: Shows the gradient of the bottom with shading.
This feature is available only with some premium maps.
Sonar Imagery: Shows sonar imagery to help show the density
of the bottom. This feature is available only with some
premium maps.
Lake Level: Sets the present water level of the lake. This
feature is available only with some premium maps.
Weather Layer Settings
From the Navigation or Fishing chart, select Menu > Layers >
Chart > Weather > .
From a weather chart, select Menu > Layers > Chart >
Weather.
Observed Layers: Sets which observed weather items are
shown. Observed weather is the present weather condition
that are visible now.
Forecast Layers: Sets which forecasted weather items are
shown.
Layer Mode: Shows forecasted or observed weather
information.
Loop: Shows a loop of forecasted or observed weather
information.
Legend: Shows the weather legend, with the severity of the
conditions increasing from left to right.
Weather Subscription: Shows weather subscription
information.
Restore Defaults: Resets the weather settings to factory default
values.
Edit Overlays: Adjusts the data shown on the screen
(Customizing the Data Overlays, page 3).
Radar Overlay Settings
From the Navigation or Fishing chart, select Menu > Layers >
Radar > .
From a radar screen, select Menu.
Radar To Standby: Stops radar transmission.
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Gain: Adjusts the gain (Adjusting Gain on the Radar Screen
Automatically, page 30).
Sea Clutter: Adjusts the sea clutter (Adjusting Gain on the
Radar Screen Automatically, page 30).
Radar Options: Opens the radar options menu (Radar Options
Menu, page 31).
Other Vessels: Sets how other vessels are displayed on the
radar view (Other Vessels Layer Settings, page 10).
Radar Setup: Opens the radar display settings (Radar Setup
Menu, page 32).
Edit Overlays: Adjusts the data shown on the screen
(Customizing the Data Overlays, page 3).
Chart Settings
NOTE: Not all settings apply to all charts and 3D chart views.
Some settings require external accessories or applicable
premium charts.
From a chart, select Menu > Settings.
Orientation: Sets the perspective of the map.
Detail: Adjusts the amount of detail shown on the map, at
different zoom levels.
World Map: Uses either a basic world map or a shaded relief
map on the chart. These differences are visible only when
zoomed out too far to see the detailed charts.
Start Line: Sets the starting line for the sailing race.
Inset Map: Shows a small map centered on your present
location.
Fish Eye 3D Settings
NOTE: This feature is available with premium charts, in some
areas.
From the Fish Eye 3D chart view, select Menu.
View: Sets the perspective of the 3D chart view.
Tracks: Shows tracks.
Sonar Cone: Shows a cone that indicates the area covered by
the transducer.
Fish Symbols: Shows suspended targets.
Supported Maps
To help you have a safe and enjoyable time on the water,
Garmin devices only support official maps produced by Garmin
or an approved third party producer.
You can purchase maps from Garmin. If you purchase maps
from a seller other than Garmin, investigate the seller before
purchasing. Be extra cautious with online sellers. If you have
purchased an unsupported map, return it to the seller.
Garmin Quickdraw Contours Mapping
WARNING
The Garmin Quickdraw Contours mapping feature allows users
to generate maps. Garmin makes no representations about the
accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the maps
generated by third parties. Any use or reliance on the maps
generated by third parties is at your own risk.
The Garmin Quickdraw Contours mapping feature allows you to
instantly create maps with contours and depth labels for any
body of water.
When Garmin Quickdraw Contours records data, a colored
circle surrounds the vessel icon. This circle represents the
approximate area of the map that is scanned by each pass.
Garmin Quickdraw Contours Mapping
2 Use the map and search features to locate an area to
A green circle indicates good depth and GPS position, and a
speed under 16 km/h (10 mph). A yellow circle indicates good
depth and GPS position, and a speed between 16 and 32 km/h
(10 and 20 mph). A red circle indicates poor depth or GPS
position, and a speed above 32 km/h (20 mph).
You can view Garmin Quickdraw Contours in a combination
screen or as a single view on the map.
Mapping a Body of Water Using the Garmin
Quickdraw Contours Feature
Before you can use the Garmin Quickdraw Contours feature,
you must have sonar depth, your GPS position, and a memory
card with free space.
1 From a chart view, select Menu > Quickdraw Contours >
Start Recording.
2 When recording is complete, select Menu > Quickdraw
Contours > Stop Recording.
3 Select Manage > Name, and enter a name for the map.
Adding a Label to a Garmin Quickdraw
Contours Map
You can add labels to a Garmin Quickdraw Contours map to
mark hazards or points of interest.
1 From the Navigation chart, select a location.
2 Select Add Quickdraw Label.
3 Enter text for the label, and select Done.
Garmin Quickdraw Community
The Garmin Quickdraw Community is a free, public, online
community that enables you to share your Garmin Quickdraw
Contours maps with others. You can also download maps other
users have created.
If your device has Wi‑Fi technology, you can use the
ActiveCaptain app to access the Garmin Quickdraw Community
(Connecting to the Garmin Quickdraw Community with
ActiveCaptain, page 11).
Connecting to the Garmin Quickdraw Community with
ActiveCaptain
1 From your mobile device, open the ActiveCaptain app and
connect to the GPSMAP device (Getting Started with the
ActiveCaptain App, page 4).
2 From the app, select Quickdraw Community.
You can download contours from others in the community
(Downloading Garmin Quickdraw Community Maps Using
ActiveCaptain, page 11) and share the contours you have
created (Sharing Your Garmin Quickdraw Contours Maps with
the Garmin Quickdraw Community Using ActiveCaptain,
page 11).
Downloading Garmin Quickdraw Community Maps Using
ActiveCaptain
You can download Garmin Quickdraw Contours maps that other
users have created and shared with the Garmin Quickdraw
Community.
1 From the ActiveCaptain app on your mobile device, select
Quickdraw Community > Search for Contours.
Garmin Quickdraw Contours Mapping
download.
The red dots represent Garmin Quickdraw Contours maps
that have been shared for that area.
Select
Select Download Region.
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4 Drag the box to select the area to download.
5 Drag the corners to change the download area.
6 Select Download Area.
The next time you connect the ActiveCaptain app to the
GPSMAP device, the downloaded contours are transferred to
the device automatically.
Sharing Your Garmin Quickdraw Contours Maps with the
Garmin Quickdraw Community Using ActiveCaptain
You can share Garmin Quickdraw Contours maps that you have
created with others in the Garmin Quickdraw Community.
When you share a contour map, only the contour map is shared.
Your waypoints are not shared.
When you set up your ActiveCaptain app, you may have
selected to share your contours with the community
automatically. If not, follow these steps to enable sharing.
From the ActiveCaptain app on your mobile device, select
Quickdraw Community.
The next time you connect the ActiveCaptain app to the
GPSMAP device, your contour maps are transferred to the
community automatically.
Connecting to the Garmin Quickdraw Community with
Garmin Connect™
1 Go to connect.garmin.com.
2 Select Get Started > Quickdraw Community > Get Started.
3 If you do not have a Garmin Connect account, create one.
4 Sign in to your Garmin Connect account.
5 Select Marine in the upper-right to open the Garmin
Quickdraw widget.
TIP: Make sure you have a memory card in your computer to
share Garmin Quickdraw Contours maps.
Sharing Your Garmin Quickdraw Contours Maps with the
Garmin Quickdraw Community Using Garmin Connect
You can share Garmin Quickdraw Contours maps that you have
created with others in the Garmin Quickdraw Community.
When you share a contour map, only the contour map is shared.
Your waypoints are not shared.
1 Remove the memory card from the card reader.
2 Insert the memory card into your computer.
3 Access the Garmin Quickdraw Community (Connecting to the
Garmin Quickdraw Community with Garmin Connect™,
page 11).
4 Select Share Your Contours.
5 Browse to your memory card, and select the /Garmin folder.
6 Open the Quickdraw folder, and select the file named
ContoursLog.svy.
After the file is uploaded, delete the ContoursLog.svy file from
your memory card to avoid issues with future uploads. Your data
will not be lost.
Downloading Garmin Quickdraw Community Maps Using
Garmin Connect
You can download Garmin Quickdraw Contours maps that other
users have created and shared with the Garmin Quickdraw
Community.
If your device does not have Wi‑Fi technology, you can access
the Garmin Quickdraw Community using the Garmin Connect
website.
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If your device has Wi‑Fi technology, you should access the
Garmin Quickdraw Community using the ActiveCaptain app
(Connecting to the Garmin Quickdraw Community with
ActiveCaptain, page 11).
1 Insert the memory card into your computer.
2 Access the Garmin Quickdraw Community (Connecting to the
Garmin Quickdraw Community with Garmin Connect™,
page 11).
3 Select Search for Contours.
4 Use the map and search features to locate an area to
download.
The red dots represent Garmin Quickdraw Contours maps
that have been shared for that region.
5 Select Select an Area to Download.
6 Drag the edges of the box to select the area to download.
7 Select Start Download.
8 Save the file to your memory card.
TIP: If you cannot find the file, look in the "Downloads" folder.
The browser may have saved the file there.
9 Remove the memory card from your computer.
10 Insert the memory card into the card reader.
The chartplotter automatically recognizes the contours maps.
The chartplotter may take a few minutes to load the maps.
Garmin Quickdraw Contours Settings
From a chart, select Menu > Quickdraw Contours > Settings.
Display: Displays Garmin Quickdraw Contours. The User
Contours option shows your own Garmin Quickdraw
Contours maps. The Community Contours option shows the
maps you have downloaded from the Garmin Quickdraw
Community.
Recording Offset: Sets the distance between the sonar depth
and the contour recording depth. If the water level has
changed since your last recording, adjust this setting so the
recording depth is the same for both recordings.
For example, if the last time you recorded had a sonar depth
of 3.1 m (10.5 ft.), and today's sonar depth is 3.6 m (12 ft.),
enter -0.5 m (-1.5 ft.) for the a Recording Offset value.
User Display Offset: Sets differences in contour depths and
depth labels on your own contours maps to compensate for
changes in the water level of a body of water, or for depth
errors in recorded maps.
Comm. Display Offset: Sets differences in contour depths and
depth labels on the community contours maps to compensate
for changes in the water level of a body of water, or for depth
errors in recorded maps.
Survey Coloring: Sets the color of the Garmin Quickdraw
Contours display. When this setting is turned on, the colors
indicate the quality of the recording. When this setting is
turned off, the contour areas use standard map colors.
Green indicates good depth and GPS position, and a speed
under 16 km/h (10 mph). Yellow indicates good depth and
GPS position, and a speed between 16 and 32 km/h (10 and
20 mph). Red indicates poor depth or GPS position, and a
speed above 32 km/h (20 mph).
Depth Shading: Specifies the minimum and maximum depths of
a depth range and a color for that depth range.
Depth Range Shading
You can set color ranges on your map to show the water depths
where your target fish are currently biting. You can set deeper
ranges to monitor how quickly the bottom depth changes within
a specific depth range. You can create up to ten depth ranges.
For inland fishing, a maximum of five depth ranges can help
reduce map clutter.
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Red
From 0 to 1.5 m (from 0 to 5 ft.)
Orange
From 1.5 to 3 m (from 5 to 10 ft.)
Yellow
From 3 to 4.5 m (from 10 to 15 ft.)
Green
From 4.5 to 7.6 m (from 15 to 25 ft.)
Navigation with a Chartplotter
CAUTION
If your vessel has an autopilot system, a dedicated autopilot
control display must be installed at each steering helm in order
to disable the autopilot system.
The Auto Guidance feature is based on electronic chart
information. That data does not ensure obstacle and bottom
clearance. Carefully compare the course to all visual sightings,
and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may
be in your path.
When using Go To, a direct course and a corrected course may
pass over land or shallow water. Use visual sightings, and steer
to avoid land, shallow water, and other dangerous objects.
NOTE: Some chart views are available with premium charts, in
some areas.
To navigate, you must choose a destination, set a course or
create a route, and follow the course or route. You can follow
the course or the route on the Navigation chart, Fishing chart,
Perspective 3D chart view, or Mariner’s Eye 3D chart view.
You can set and follow a course to a destination using one of
three methods: Go To, Route To, or Auto Guidance.
Go To: Takes you directly to the destination. This is the
standard option for navigating to a destination. The
chartplotter creates a straight-line course or navigation line to
the destination. The path may run over land and other
obstacles.
Route To: Creates a route from your location to a destination,
allowing you to add turns along the way. This option provides
a straight-line course to the destination, but allows you to add
turns into the route to avoid land and other obstacles.
Auto Guidance: Uses the specified information about your
vessel and chart data to determine the best path to your
destination. This option is available only when using a
compatible premium chart in a compatible chartplotter. It
provides a turn-by-turn navigation path to the destination,
avoiding land and other obstacles (Auto Guidance,
page 15).
When you are using a compatible Garmin autopilot
connected to the chartplotter using NMEA 2000 , the
autopilot follows the Auto Guidance route.
NOTE: Auto Guidance is available with premium charts, in
some areas.
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Navigation with a Chartplotter
Basic Navigation Questions
Question
Answer
How do I make the
Navigate using Go To (Setting and
chartplotter point me in the
Following a Direct Course Using Go To,
direction in which I want to go page 14).
(bearing)?
How do I make the device
guide me along a straight line
(minimizing cross track) to a
location using the shortest
distance from the present
location?
Build a single-leg route and navigate it
using Route To (Creating and
Navigating a Route From Your Present
Location, page 14).
How do I make the device
guide me to a location while
avoiding charted obstacles?
Build a multi-leg route and navigate it
using Route To (Creating and
Navigating a Route From Your Present
Location, page 14).
How do I make the device
steer my automatic pilot?
Navigate using Route To (Creating and
Navigating a Route From Your Present
Location, page 14).
Can the device create a path If you have premium maps that support
for me?
Auto Guidance and are in an area
covered by Auto Guidance, navigate
using Auto Guidance (Setting and
Following an Auto Guidance Path,
page 15).
How do I change the Auto
Guidance settings for my
boat?
See Auto Guidance Path
Configurations, page 15.
Destinations
You can select destinations using various charts and 3D chart
views or using the lists.
Searching for a Destination by Name
You can search for saved waypoints, saved routes, saved
tracks, and marine services destinations by name.
1 Select Info > Services > Search by Name.
2 Enter at least a portion of the name of your destination.
3 If necessary, select Done.
The 50 nearest destinations that contain your search criteria
appear.
4 Select the destination.
Selecting a Destination Using the Navigation Chart
From the Navigation chart, select a destination.
Searching for a Marine Services Destination
NOTE: This feature is available with premium charts, in some
areas.
The chartplotter contains information for thousands of
destinations offering marine services.
1 Select Info > Services.
2 Select Offshore Services or Inland Services.
3 If necessary, select the marine service category.
The chartplotter shows a list of the nearest locations and the
distance and bearing to each.
Select
a destination.
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You can select Next Page or Previous Page to view
additional information or to show the location on a chart.
Stopping Navigation
While navigating, from the Navigation or Fishing chart, select
an option:
• Select Menu > Stop Navigation.
• When navigating with Auto Guidance, select Menu >
Navigation Options > Stop Navigation.
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Waypoints
Waypoints are locations you record and store in the device.
Waypoints can mark where you are, where you are going, or
where you have been. You can add details about the location,
such as name, elevation, and depth.
Marking Your Present Location as a Waypoint
From any screen, select Mark.
Creating a Waypoint at a Different Location
1 Select Info > User Data > Waypoints > New Waypoint.
2 Select an option:
• To create the waypoint by entering position coordinates,
select Enter Coordinates, and enter the coordinates.
• To create the waypoint using a chart, select Use Chart,
select the location, and select Select.
Marking an SOS Location
You can mark an SOS or MOB (man overboard) location.
1 Hold SOS for one second.
2 Select the SOS type.
3 If necessary, select OK to navigate to the man overboard
location.
If you selected OK, the chartplotter sets a direct course back to
the location. If you selected another type of SOS, the call details
are sent to the VHF radio. You must send the call using the
radio.
Viewing a List of all Waypoints
Select Info > User Data > Waypoints.
Editing a Saved Waypoint
1 Select Info > User Data > Waypoints.
2 Select a waypoint.
3 Select Review > Edit.
4 Select an option:
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To add a name, select Name, and enter a name.
To change the symbol, select Symbol.
To change the depth, select Depth.
To change the water temperature, select Water Temp..
To change the comment, select Comment.
Moving a Saved Waypoint
1 Select Info > User Data > Waypoints.
2 Select a waypoint.
3 Select Review > Move.
4 Indicate a new location for the waypoint:
• To move the waypoint while using the chart, select Use
Chart, select a new location on the chart, and select
Move Waypoint.
• To move the waypoint using coordinates, select Enter
Coordinates, and enter the new coordinates.
Browsing for and Navigating to a Saved Waypoint
CAUTION
The Auto Guidance feature is based on electronic chart
information. That data does not ensure obstacle and bottom
clearance. Carefully compare the course to all visual sightings,
and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may
be in your path.
When using Go To, a direct course and a corrected course may
pass over land or shallow water. Use visual sightings, and steer
to avoid land, shallow water, and other dangerous objects.
NOTE: Auto Guidance is available with premium charts, in some
areas.
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Before you can navigate to a waypoint, you must create a
waypoint.
1 Select Info > User Data > Waypoints.
2 Select a waypoint.
3 Select Navigate To.
4 Select an option:
• To navigate directly to the location, select Go To.
• To create a route to the location, including turns, select
Route To.
• To use Auto Guidance, select Auto Guidance.
5 Review the course indicated by the magenta line.
NOTE: When using Auto Guidance, a gray segment within
any part of the magenta line indicates that Auto Guidance
cannot calculate part of the Auto Guidance line. This is due to
the settings for minimum safe water depth and minimum safe
obstacle height.
6 Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow
water, and other obstacles.
Deleting a Waypoint or an MOB
1 Select Info > User Data > Waypoints.
2 Select a waypoint or an MOB.
3 Select Review > Delete.
Deleting All Waypoints
Select Info > User Data > Clear User Data > Waypoints >
All.
Setting and Following a Direct Course Using Go To
CAUTION
When using Go To, a direct course and a corrected course may
pass over land or shallow water. Use visual sightings, and steer
to avoid land, shallow water, and other dangerous objects.
You can set and follow a direct course from your current location
to a selected destination.
1 Select a destination (Destinations, page 13).
2 Select Navigate To > Go To.
A magenta line appears. In the center of the magenta line is
a thinner purple line that represents the corrected course
from your current location to the destination. The corrected
course is dynamic, and it moves with your boat when you are
off course.
3 Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow
water, and other obstacles.
4 If you are off course, follow the purple line (corrected course)
to go to your destination, or steer back to the magenta line
(direct course).
Routes
Creating and Navigating a Route From Your Present
Location
You can create and immediately navigate a route on the
Navigation chart or the Fishing chart. This method does not
save the route or the waypoint data.
1 From the Navigation chart or Fishing chart, select a
destination.
2 Select Route To.
3 Select the location of the last turn before the destination.
4 Select Add Turn.
5 If necessary, repeat to add turns, working backward from the
destination to the present location of your vessel.
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The last turn you add should be the first turn you make,
starting from your present location. It should be the turn
closest to your vessel.
If necessary, select Menu.
Select Done.
Review the course indicated by the magenta line.
Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow
water, and other obstacles.
Creating and Saving a Route
This procedure saves the route and all the waypoints in it. The
starting point can be your present location or another location.
You can add up to 250 waypoints, or turns, to one route.
1 Select Info > User Data > Routes & Auto Guidance Paths
> New > Route Using Chart.
2 Select the starting location of the route.
3 Select Add Turn.
4 Select the location of the next turn on the chart.
5 Select Add Turn.
The chartplotter marks the location of the turn with a
waypoint.
6 If necessary, repeat steps 4 and 5 to add more turns.
7 Select the final destination.
Viewing a List of Routes and Auto Guidance Paths
1 Select Info > User Data > Routes & Auto Guidance Paths.
2 If necessary, select Filter to see routes only or Auto
Guidance paths only.
Editing a Saved Route
You can change the name of a route or change the turns the
route contains.
1 Select Info > User Data > Routes & Auto Guidance Paths.
2 Select a route.
3 Select Review > Edit Route.
4 Select an option:
• To change the name, select Name, and enter the name.
• To select a waypoint from the turn list, select Edit Turns >
Use Turn List, and select a waypoint from the list.
• To select a turn using the chart, select Edit Turns > Use
Chart, and select a location on the chart.
Browsing for and Navigating a Saved Route
Before you can browse a list of routes and navigate to one of
them, you must create and save at least one route.
1 Select Info > User Data > Routes & Auto Guidance Paths.
2 Select a route.
3 Select Navigate To.
4 Select an option:
• To navigate the route from the starting point used when
the route was created, select Forward.
• To navigate the route from the destination point used
when the route was created, select Backward.
A magenta line appears. In the center of the magenta line is
a thinner purple line that represents the corrected course
from your present location to the destination. The corrected
course is dynamic, and it moves with your boat when you are
off course.
5 Review the course indicated by the magenta line.
6 Follow the magenta line along each leg in the route, steering
to avoid land, shallow water, and other obstacles.
Navigation with a Chartplotter
7 If you are off course, follow the purple line (corrected course)
to go to your destination, or steer back to the magenta line
(direct course).
Browsing for and Navigating Parallel to a Saved
Route
Before you can browse a list of routes and navigate to one of
them, you must create and save at least one route.
1 Select Info > User Data > Routes & Auto Guidance Paths.
2 Select a route.
3 Select Navigate To.
4 Select Offset to navigate parallel to the route, offset from it
by a specific distance.
5 Indicate how to navigate the route:
• To navigate the route from the starting point used when
the route was created, to the left of the original route,
select Forward - Port.
• To navigate the route from the starting point used when
the route was created, to the right of the original route,
select Forward - Starboard.
• To navigate the route from the destination point used
when the route was created, to the left of the original
route, select Backward - Port.
• To navigate the route from the destination point used
when the route was created, to the right of the original
route, select Backward - Starboard.
6 If necessary, select Done.
A magenta line appears. In the center of the magenta line is
a thinner purple line that represents the corrected course
from your present location to the destination. The corrected
course is dynamic, and it moves with your boat when you are
off course.
7 Review the course indicated by the magenta line.
8 Follow the magenta line along each leg in the route, steering
to avoid land, shallow water, and other obstacles.
9 If you are off course, follow the purple line (corrected course)
to go to your destination, or steer back to the magenta line
(direct course).
Deleting a Saved Route
1 Select Info > User Data > Routes & Auto Guidance Paths.
2 Select a route.
3 Select Review > Delete.
Deleting All Saved Routes
Select Info > User Data > Clear User Data > Routes &
Auto Guidance Paths.
Auto Guidance
CAUTION
The Auto Guidance feature is based on electronic chart
information. That data does not ensure obstacle and bottom
clearance. Carefully compare the course to all visual sightings,
and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may
be in your path.
NOTE: Auto Guidance is available with premium charts, in some
areas.
You can use Auto Guidance to plot the best path to your
destination. Auto Guidance uses your chartplotter to scan chart
data, such as water depth and known obstacles, to calculate a
suggested path. You can adjust the path during navigation.
Setting and Following an Auto Guidance Path
1 Select a destination (Destinations, page 13).
2 Select Navigate To > Auto Guidance.
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3 Review the path, indicated by the magenta line.
4 Select Start Navigation.
5 Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow
water, and other obstacles.
NOTE: When using Auto Guidance, a gray segment within
any part of the magenta line indicates that Auto Guidance
cannot calculate part of the Auto Guidance line. This is due to
the settings for minimum safe water depth and minimum safe
obstacle height.
Creating and Saving an Auto Guidance Path
1 Select Info > User Data > Routes & Auto Guidance Paths
> New > Auto Guidance.
2 Select a starting point, and select Next.
3 Select a destination, and select Next.
4 Select an option:
• To view a hazard and adjust the path near a hazard,
select Hazard Review.
• To adjust the path, select Adjust Path, and follow the onscreen instructions.
• To delete the path, select Cancel Auto Guidance.
• To save the path, select Done.
Adjusting a Saved Auto Guidance Path
1 Select Info > User Data > Routes & Auto Guidance Paths.
2 Select a path, and select Review > Edit > Adjust Path.
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TIP: When navigating an Auto Guidance path, select the path
on the navigation chart, and select Adjust Path.
Select a location on the path.
Drag the point to a new location.
If necessary, select a point, and select Remove.
Select Done.
Canceling an Auto Guidance Calculation in Progress
From the Navigation chart, select Menu > Cancel.
TIP: You can select Back to quickly cancel the calculation.
Setting a Timed Arrival
You can use this feature on a route or an Auto Guidance path to
get feedback about when you should arrive at a selected point.
This allows you to time your arrival at a location, such as a
bridge opening or a race starting line.
1 From the Navigation chart, select Menu.
2 If necessary, select Navigation Options.
3 Select Timed Arrival.
TIP: You can quickly open the Timed Arrival menu by
selecting a point on the path or route.
Auto Guidance Path Configurations
CAUTION
The Preferred Depth and Vertical Clearance settings influence
how the chartplotter calculates an Auto Guidance path. If an
area has an unknown water depth or an unknown obstacle
height, the Auto Guidance path is not calculated in that area. If
an area at the beginning or the end of an Auto Guidance path is
shallower than the Preferred Depth or lower than the Vertical
Clearance settings, the Auto Guidance path may not be
calculated in that area, depending on the map data. On the
chart, the course through those areas appears as a gray line or
a magenta and gray striped line. When your boat enters one of
those areas, a warning message appears.
NOTE: Auto Guidance is available with premium charts, in some
areas.
NOTE: Not all settings apply to all maps.
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You can set the parameters the chartplotter uses when
calculating an Auto Guidance path.
Preferred Depth: Sets the minimum water depth, based on
chart depth data, that your boat can safely travel over.
NOTE: The minimum water depth for the premium charts
(made before 2016) is 3 feet. If you enter a value of less than
3 feet, the charts only use depths of 3 feet for Auto Guidance
path calculations.
Vertical Clearance: Sets the minimum height of a bridge or
obstacle, based on chart data, that your boat can safely
travel under.
Shoreline Distance: Sets how close to the shore you want the
Auto Guidance path to be placed. The Auto Guidance path
may move if you change this setting while navigating. The
available values for this setting are relative, not absolute. To
ensure that the Auto Guidance line is placed the appropriate
distance from shore, you can assess the placement of the
Auto Guidance path using one or more familiar destinations
that require navigation through a narrow waterway (Adjusting
the Distance from Shore, page 16).
Adjusting the Distance from Shore
The Shoreline Distance setting indicates how close to the shore
you want the Auto Guidance line to be placed. The Auto
Guidance line may move if you change this setting while
navigating. The available values for the Shoreline Distance
setting are relative, not absolute. To ensure the Auto Guidance
line is placed the appropriate distance from shore, you can
assess the placement of the Auto Guidance line using one or
more familiar destinations that require navigation through a
narrow waterway.
1 Dock your vessel or drop the anchor.
2 Select Settings > Preferences > Navigation > Auto
Guidance > Shoreline Distance > Normal.
3 Select a destination that you have navigated to previously.
4 Select Navigate To > Auto Guidance.
5 Review the placement of the Auto Guidance line, and
determine whether the line safely avoids known obstacles
and the turns enable efficient travel.
6 Select an option:
• If the placement of the Auto Guidance line is satisfactory,
select Menu > Navigation Options > Stop Navigation,
and proceed to step 10.
• If the Auto Guidance line is too close to known obstacles,
select Settings > Preferences > Navigation > Auto
Guidance > Shoreline Distance > Far.
• If the turns in the Auto Guidance line are too wide, select
Settings > Preferences > Navigation > Auto Guidance
> Shoreline Distance > Near.
7 If you selected Near or Far in step 6, review the placement of
the Auto Guidance line, and determine whether the line
safely avoids known obstacles and the turns enable efficient
travel.
Auto Guidance maintains a wide clearance from obstacles in
open water, even if you set the Shoreline Distance setting to
Near or Nearest. As a result, the chartplotter may not
reposition the Auto Guidance line, unless the destination
selected requires navigation through a narrow waterway.
8 Select an option:
• If the placement of the Auto Guidance line is satisfactory,
select Menu > Navigation Options > Stop Navigation,
and proceed to step 10.
• If the Auto Guidance line is too close to known obstacles,
select Settings > Preferences > Navigation > Auto
Guidance > Shoreline Distance > Farthest.
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• If the turns in the Auto Guidance line are too wide, select
Settings > Preferences > Navigation > Auto Guidance
> Shoreline Distance > Nearest.
9 If you selected Nearest or Farthest in step 8, review the
placement of the Auto Guidance line, and determine
whether the line safely avoids known obstacles and the turns
enable efficient travel.
Auto Guidance maintains a wide clearance from obstacles in
open water, even if you set the Shoreline Distance setting to
Near or Nearest. As a result, the chartplotter may not
reposition the Auto Guidance line, unless the destination
selected requires navigation through a narrow waterway.
10 Repeat steps 3 through 9 at least once more, using a
different destination each time, until you are familiar with the
functionality of the Shoreline Distance setting.
Tracks
A track is a recording of the path of your boat. The track
currently being recorded is called the active track, and it can be
saved. You can show tracks in each chart or 3D chart view.
Showing Tracks
From any chart or a 3D chart view, select Menu >
Waypoints and Tracks > Tracks > On.
A trailing line on the chart indicates your track.
Setting the Color of the Active Track
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Active Track Options >
Track Color.
2 Select a track color.
Saving the Active Track
The track currently being recorded is called the active track.
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Save Active Track.
2 Select an option:
• Select the time the active track began.
• Select Entire Log.
3 Select Save.
Viewing a List of Saved Tracks
Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Saved Tracks.
Editing a Saved Track
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Saved Tracks.
2 Select a track.
3 Select Edit Track.
4 Select an option:
• Select Name, and enter the new name.
• Select Track Color, and select a color.
Saving a Track as a Route
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Saved Tracks.
2 Select a track.
3 Select Select > Edit Track > Save Route.
Browsing for and Navigating a Recorded Track
Before you can browse a list of tracks and navigate to them, you
must record and save at least one track (Tracks, page 16).
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Saved Tracks.
2 Select a track.
3 Select Follow Track.
4 Select an option:
• To navigate the track from the starting point used when
the track was created, select Forward.
• To navigate the track from the destination point used
when the track was created, select Backward.
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5 Review the course indicated by the colored line.
6 Follow the line along each leg in the route, steering to avoid
land, shallow water, and other obstacles.
Deleting a Saved Track
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Saved Tracks.
2 Select a track.
3 Select Select > Delete.
Deleting All Saved Tracks
Select Info > User Data > Clear User Data > Saved Tracks.
Retracing the Active Track
The track currently being recorded is called the active track.
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Follow Active Track.
2 Select an option:
• Select the time the active track began.
• Select Entire Log.
3 Review the course indicated by the colored line.
4 Follow the colored line, steering to avoid land, shallow water,
and other obstacles.
Clearing the Active Track
Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Clear Active Track.
The track memory is cleared, and the active track continues
to be recorded.
Managing the Track Log Memory During Recording
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Active Track Options.
2 Select Record Mode.
3 Select an option:
• To record a track log until the track memory is full, select
Fill.
• To continuously record a track log, replacing the oldest
track data with new data, select Wrap.
Configuring the Recording Interval of the Track Log
You can indicate the frequency at which the track plot is
recorded. Recording more frequent plots is more accurate but
fills the track log faster. The resolution interval is recommended
for the most efficient use of memory.
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Active Track Options >
Interval > Interval.
2 Select an option:
• To record the track based on a distance between points,
select Distance > Change, and enter the distance.
• To record the track based on a time interval, select Time >
Change, and enter the time interval.
• To record the track plot based on a variance from your
course, select Resolution > Change, and enter the
maximum error allowed from the true course before
recording a track point. This is the recommended
recording option.
Boundaries
Boundaries allow you to avoid or remain in designated areas in
a body of water. You can set an alarm to alert you when you
enter or exit a boundary.
You can create boundary areas, lines, and circles using the
map. You can also convert saved tracks and routes into
boundary lines. You can create a boundary area using
waypoints by creating a route from the waypoints, and
converting the route into a boundary line.
You can select a boundary to act as the active boundary. You
can add the active boundary data to the data fields on the chart.
Navigation with a Chartplotter
Creating a Boundary
1 Select Info > User Data > Boundaries > New Boundary.
2 Select a boundary shape.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions.
Converting a Route to a Boundary
Before you can convert a route to a boundary, you must create
and save at least one route (Creating and Saving a Route,
page 14).
1 Select Info > User Data > Routes & Auto Guidance Paths.
2 Select a route.
3 Select Review > Edit Route > Save as Boundary.
Converting a Track to a Boundary
Before you can convert a track to a boundary, you must record
and save at least one track (Saving the Active Track, page 16).
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Saved Tracks.
2 Select a track.
3 Select Select > Edit Track > Save as Boundary.
Editing a Boundary
1 Select Info > User Data > Boundaries.
2 Select a boundary.
3 Select Review > Edit Boundary.
4 Select an option:
• To edit the appearance of the boundary on the chart,
select Display Options.
• To change the boundary lines or name, select Edit
Boundary.
• To edit the boundary alarm, select Alarm.
Linking a Boundary to a SmartMode Layout
You can link a boundary to a SmartMode layout to automatically
open the layout when entering or exiting the boundary. For
example, you can set a boundary around your marina, and
automatically open the Docking layout when you approach the
marina.
1 Select Info > User Data > Boundaries.
2 Select a boundary.
3 Select Review > Link SmartMode™ > SmartMode™.
4 Select Entering, and select a layout.
5 Select Exiting, and select a layout.
Setting a Boundary Alarm
Boundary alarms alert you when you are within a specified
distance of a set boundary.
1 Select Info > User Data > Boundaries.
2 Select a boundary.
3 Select Alarm > On.
4 Enter a distance.
Deleting a Boundary
1 Select Info > User Data > Boundaries.
2 Select a boundary.
3 Select Review > Edit Boundary > Delete.
Synchronizing User Data Across the Garmin
Marine Network
NOTICE
Before you synchronize the user data across the network, you
should backup your user data to prevent possible data loss. See
Backing Up Data to a Computer, page 50.
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You can share waypoints, tracks, and routes with all compatible
devices connected to the Garmin Marine Network (Ethernet)
automatically.
NOTE: This feature is not available on all models.
Select Settings > Preferences > User Data Sharing > On.
If a change is made to a waypoint, track, or route on one
chartplotter, that data is synchronized automatically across all
chartplotters on the Ethernet network.
Deleting All Saved Waypoints, Routes, and
Tracks
Select Info > User Data > Clear User Data > All > OK.
Sailing Features
Setting the Vessel Type
You can select your boat type to configure the chartplotter
settings and to use features customized for your boat type.
1 Select Settings > My Vessel > Vessel Type.
2 Select an option.
Sail Racing
You can use the device to increase the likelihood that your boat
will cross the start line of a race exactly when the race begins.
When you synchronize the race timer with the official race
countdown timer, you are alerted at one-minute intervals as the
race start approaches. When you combine the race timer with
the virtual start line, the device measures your speed, bearing,
and remaining time on the countdown timer. The device uses
this data to indicate whether your boat will cross the start line
before, after, or at the correct time to start the race.
Starting Line Guidance
Sailing start line guidance is a visual representation of the
information you need to cross the start line at the optimal time
and speed.
After you set the starboard and port start line pins, and the
target speed and time, and after you start the race timer, a
predictor line appears. The predictor line extends from your
current location toward the start line and the laylines that extend
from each pin.
The end point and color of the predictor line indicate where the
boat will be when the timer expires, based on your current boat
speed.
When the end point is before the start line, the line is white. This
indicates the boat must increase speed to reach the start line on
time.
When the end point is past the start line, the line is red. This
indicates the boat must reduce speed to avoid a penalty for
reaching the start line before the timer expires.
When the end point is on the start line, the line is white. This
indicates the boat is moving at an optimal speed to reach the
start line when the timer expires.
By default, the start line guidance window and the race timer
window appear in the Sail Racing combination screen.
Setting the Starting Line
The start line guidance window is added to the Sail Racing
combination screen by default.
1 From the Sail Racing combination screen, select Menu >
Start Line Guidance > Start Line.
2 Select an option:
• To mark the port and starboard starting line marks as you
sail past them, select Ping Marks.
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• To mark the port and starboard starting line marks by
entering their coordinates, select Enter Coordinates.
• To switch the position of the port and starboard marks
after you have set them, select Swap Port & Starbd.
Marks.
Using the Starting Line Guidance
You can use the starting line guidance feature to help get you
cross the start line, at the optimal speed during a sailing race.
1 Mark the starting line (Setting the Starting Line, page 18).
2 From the Sail Racing combination screen, select Menu >
Start Line Guidance > Target Speed, and select your target
speed when crossing the starting line.
Select
Target Time, and select the target time to cross the
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starting line.
4 Select Back.
5 Start the racing timer (Starting the Race Timer, page 18).
Starting the Race Timer
The race timer is added to the Sail Racing combination screen
by default.
1 From the Sail Racing combination screen, select Start.
NOTE: You can also access this from the Sailing SmartMode
screen and the navigation chart.
2 When necessary, select Sync to synchronize with the official
race timer.
Stopping the Race Timer
From the Sail Racing combination screen, select Stop.
Setting the Distance between the Bow and the GPS
Antenna
You can enter the distance between the bow of your boat and
the location of your GPS antenna. This helps ensure the bow of
your boat crosses the starting line at the precise start time.
1 From a navigation chart, select Menu > Sailing > Start Line
> GPS Bow Offset.
2 Enter the distance.
3 Select Done.
Laylines Settings
To use the laylines features, you must connect a wind sensor to
the chartplotter.
When in sailing modeSetting the Vessel Type, page 3, you can
display laylines on the navigation chart. Laylines can be very
helpful when racing.
From the navigation chart, select Menu > Layers > My Vessel >
Laylines > Setup.
Display: Sets how the laylines and vessel appear on the chart,
and sets the length of the laylines.
Sailing Ang.: Allows you to select how the device calculates
laylines. The Actual option calculates the laylines using the
measured wind angle from the wind sensor. The Manual
option calculates the laylines using manually entered
windward and leeward angles.
Windward Ang.: Allows you to set a layline based on the
windward sailing angle.
Leeward Ang.: Allows you to set a layline based on the leeward
sailing angle.
Tide Correction: Corrects the laylines based on the tide.
Layline Filter: Filters the layline data based on the time interval
entered. For a smoother layline that filters out some of the
changes in the boat's heading or true wind angle, enter a
higher number. For laylines that display a higher sensitivity to
changes in the boat's heading or true wind angle, enter a
lower number.
Sailing Features
Setting the Keel Offset
You can enter a keel offset to compensate the water depth
reading for the transducer installation location. This allows you
to view the depth of the water below the keel or the true depth of
the water, depending on your needs.
If you want to know the water depth below the keel or the lowest
point of your boat and the transducer is installed at the water
line or anywhere above the end of the keel, measure the
distance from the transducer location to the keel of the boat.
If you want to know the true water depth and the transducer is
installed below the water line, measure the distance from the
bottom of the transducer up to the water line.
NOTE: This option is only available when you have valid depth
data.
1 Measure the distance:
• If the transducer is installed at the water line À or
anywhere above the end of the keel, measure the
distance from the transducer location to the keel of the
boat. Enter this value as a positive number.
• If the transducer is installed at the bottom of the keel Á
and you want to know the true depth of the water,
measure the distance from the transducer to the water
line. Enter this value in as a negative number.
For advanced autopilot configuration, see the installation
instructions included with your autopilot.
1 From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Setup >
Wind Hold Type.
2 Select Apparent or True.
Engaging Wind Hold
Before you can enable the wind hold type, you must connect a
NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183 wind sensor to the autopilot.
When the autopilot is in standby mode, select Wind Hold.
Engaging Wind Hold from Heading Hold
Before you can enable the wind hold type, you must connect a
NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183 wind sensor to the autopilot.
With heading hold engaged, select Menu > Wind Hold.
Adjusting the Wind Hold Angle with the Autopilot
You can adjust the wind hold angle on the autopilot when wind
hold is engaged.
• To adjust the wind hold angle in increments of 1°, select or
.
• To adjust the wind hold angle in increments of 10°, hold or
.
Tack and Gybe
You can set the autopilot to perform a tack or gybe while
heading hold or wind hold is engaged.
Tacking and Gybing from Heading Hold
1 Engage heading hold (Engaging the Autopilot, page 33).
2 Select Menu.
3 Select an option.
The autopilot steers your boat through a tack or gybe.
Tacking and Gybing from Wind Hold
Before you can engage wind hold, you must have a wind sensor
installed.
1 Engage wind hold (Engaging Wind Hold, page 19).
2 Select Menu.
3 Select an option.
The autopilot steers your boat through a tack or gybe, and
information about the progress of the tack or gybe appears
on the screen.
2 Select Settings > My Vessel > Depth and Anchoring >
Keel Offset.
3 Select if the transducer is installed at the water line, or
select if the transducer is installed at the bottom of the
keel.
4 Enter the distance measured in step 1.
Sailboat Autopilot Operation
CAUTION
When engaged, the autopilot controls only the rudder. You and
your crew remain responsible for the sails while the autopilot is
engaged.
In addition to heading hold, you can use the autopilot to maintain
a wind hold. You can also use the autopilot to control the rudder
while tacking and gybing.
Wind Hold
You can set the autopilot to maintain a specific bearing relative
to the current wind angle. Your device must be connected to a
NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183 compatible wind sensor to perform
a wind hold or a wind-based tack or gybe.
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Setting the Wind Hold Type
Before you can enable the wind hold type, you must connect a
NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183 wind sensor to the autopilot.
Sailing Features
Setting a Tack and Gybe Delay
The tack and gybe delay allows you to delay steering a tack and
gybe after you initiate the maneuver.
1 From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Setup >
Sailing Setup > Tack Delay.
Select
the length of the delay.
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3 If necessary, select Done.
Enabling the Gybe Inhibitor
NOTE: The gybe inhibitor does not prevent you from manually
performing a gybe using the helm or step steering.
The gybe inhibitor prevents the autopilot from performing a
gybe.
1 From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Setup >
Sailing Setup > Gybe Inhibitor.
2 Select Enabled.
Heading Line and Angle Markers
The heading line is an extension drawn on the map from the
bow of the boat in the direction of travel. Angle markers indicate
relative position from the heading or course over ground, which
are helpful for casting or finding reference points.
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Setting the Heading Line and Angle Markers
Traditional Sonar View
The heading line is an extension drawn on the map from the
bow of the boat in the direction of travel. Angle markers indicate
relative position from the heading or course over ground, which
are helpful for casting or finding reference points.
You can show the heading line and the course over ground
(COG) line on the chart.
COG is your direction of movement. Heading is the direction the
bow of the boat is pointed, when a heading sensor is connected.
1 From a chart, select Menu > Layers > My Vessel > Heading
Line.
2 Angle Markers
3 If necessary, select Source, and select an option:
• To automatically use the available source, select Auto.
• To use the GPS antenna heading for COG, select GPS
Heading (COG).
• To use data from a connected heading sensor, select
North Reference.
• To use data from both a connected heading sensor and
the GPS antenna, select COG and Heading.
This displays both the heading line and the COG line on
the chart.
4 Select Display, and select an option:
• Select Distance > Distance, and enter the length of the
line shown on the chart.
• Select Time > Time, and enter the time used to calculate
the distance your boat will travel in the specified time at
your present speed.
There are several full-screen views available, depending on the
equipment connected.
The full-screen Traditional sonar view show a large image of the
sonar readings from a transducer. 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.
Sonar Fishfinder
When properly connected to a transducer, your compatible
chartplotter can be used as a fishfinder. Chartplotter models
without an xsv or xs in their names require a Garmin sounder
module and transducer to display sonar information.
For more information about which transducer is best for your
needs, go to www.garmin.com/transducers.
Different sonar views can help you view the fish in the area. The
sonar views available vary depending on the type of transducer
and sounder module connected to the chartplotter. For example,
you can view certain Panoptix™ sonar screens only if you have a
compatible Panoptix transducer connected.
There are four basic styles of sonar views available: a fullscreen view, a split-screen view that combines two or more
views, a split-zoom view, and a split-frequency view that
displays two different frequencies. You can customize the
settings for each view in the screen. For example, if you are
viewing the split-frequency view, you can separately adjust the
gain for each frequency.
If you do not see an arrangement of sonar views to suit your
needs, you can create a custom combination screen (Creating a
New Combination Page, page 3) or a SmartMode layout (Adding
a SmartMode Layout, page 2).
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Depth information
Suspended targets or fish
Bottom of the body of water
Split-Frequency Sonar View
In the split-frequency sonar view, one side of the screen shows
a full-view graph of high frequency sonar data, and the other
side of the screen shows a full-view graph of lower frequency
sonar data.
NOTE: The split-frequency sonar view requires the use of a
dual-frequency transducer.
Split-Zoom Sonar View
The split-zoom sonar view shows a full-view graph of sonar
readings, and a magnified portion of that graph, on the same
screen.
Garmin ClearVü Sonar View
NOTE: To receive Garmin ClearVü scanning sonar, you need a
compatible chartplotter or fishfinder and a compatible
transducer. For information about compatible transducers, go to
www.garmin.com/transducers.
Garmin ClearVü high-frequency sonar provides a detailed
picture of the fishing environment around the boat in a detailed
representation of structures the boat is passing over.
Traditional transducers emit a conical beam. The Garmin
ClearVü scanning sonar technology emits two narrow beams,
similar to the shape of the beam in a copying machine. These
beams provide a clearer, picture-like image of what is beneath
the boat.
Stopping the Transmission of Sonar Signals
From a sonar screen, select Menu > Transmit.
Changing the Sonar View
1 From a combination screen or SmartMode layout with sonar,
select the window to change.
2 Select Menu > Change Sonar.
3 Select a sonar view.
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SideVü Sonar View
NOTE: Not all models provide built-in SideVü sonar support. If
your model does not provide built-in SideVü sonar, you need a
compatible sounder module and compatible SideVü transducer.
If your model does provide built-in SideVü sonar, you need a
compatible SideVü transducer.
Sonar Fishfinder
SideVü scanning sonar technology shows you a picture of what
lies to the sides of the boat. You can use this as a search tool to
find structures and fish.
updates very quickly, producing sonar views that look more like
live video.
The RealVü 3D sonar views provide three-dimensional views of
either what is in front of or below your boat. The screen updates
with each sweep of the transducer.
To see all five Panoptix sonar views, you need one transducer
to show the down views and a second transducer to show the
forward views.
To access the Panoptix sonar views, select Sonar, and select a
view.
LiveVü Down Sonar View
This sonar view shows a two-dimensional view of what is below
the boat and can be used to see a bait ball and fish.
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Left side of the boat
Right side of the boat
The transducer on your vessel
Trees
Old tires
Logs
Distance from the side of the boat
Water between the vessel and the bottom
SideVü Scanning Technology
Instead of a more common conical beam, the SideVü transducer
uses a flat beam to scan the water and bottom to the sides of
your boat.
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Panoptix down view history in a scrolling sonar view
Boat
Range
Trails
Drop shot rig
Bottom
LiveVü Forward Sonar View
This sonar view shows a two-dimensional view of what is in front
of the boat and can be used to see a bait ball and fish.
Measuring Distance on the Sonar Screen
You can measure the distance between two points on the
SideVü sonar view.
1 From the SideVü sonar view, select a location on the screen.
2 Select Measure.
A push pin appears on the screen at the selected location.
3 Select another location.
The distance and angle from the pin is listed in the upper-left
corner.
TIP: To reset the pin and measure from the current location of
the pin, select Measure.
Panoptix Sonar Views
NOTE: Not all models support Panoptix transducers.
To receive Panoptix sonar, you need a compatible chartplotter
and a compatible transducer.
The Panoptix sonar views allow you to see all around the boat in
real time. You can also watch your bait underwater and bait
schools in front of or below your boat.
The LiveVü sonar views provide you a view of the live
movement either in front of or below your boat. The screen
Sonar Fishfinder
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Boat
Range
Fish
Trails
Bottom
RealVü 3D Forward Sonar View
This sonar view shows a three-dimensional view of what is in
front of the transducer. This view can be used when you are
stationary and you need to see the bottom and the fish
approaching the boat.
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Selecting the Transducer Type
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Color legend
Boat
Ping indicator
Fish
Bottom
Range
RealVü 3D Down Sonar View
This sonar view shows a three-dimensional view of what is
below the transducer and can be used when you are stationary
and want to see what is around your boat.
RealVü 3D Historical Sonar View
This sonar view provides a three-dimensional view of what is
behind your boat as you are moving and shows the entire water
column in 3D, from the bottom to the top of the water. This view
is used for finding fish.
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Color legend
Boat
Range
Bottom
Structure
Fish
FrontVü Sonar View
The Panoptix FrontVü sonar view increases your situational
awareness by showing obstructions under the water, up to
91 meters (300 feet) in front of the boat.
The ability to effectively avoid forward collisions with FrontVü
sonar decreases as your speed rises above 8 knots.
To see the FrontVü sonar view, you must install and connect a
compatible transducer, such as a PS21 transducer. You may
need to update the transducer software.
Before you can select the transducer type, you must know what
kind of transducer you have.
This chartplotter is compatible with a range of accessory
transducers, including the Garmin ClearVü™ transducers, which
are available at www.garmin.com/transducers.
If you are connecting a transducer that was not included with the
chartplotter, you may need to set the transducer type to make
the sonar function properly. If the device automatically detects
your transducer, this option does not appear.
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup >
Installation > Transducer Type.
2 Select an option:
• If you have a 200/77 kHz, dual-beam transducer, select
Dual Beam (200/77 kHz).
• If you have a 200/50 kHz, dual-frequency transducer,
select Dual Frequency (200/50 kHz).
• If you have another type of transducer, select it from the
list.
Calibrating the Compass
Before you can calibrate the compass, the transducer must be
installed on the shaft far enough away from the trolling motor to
avoid magnetic interference, and deployed in the water.
Calibration must be of sufficient quality to enable the internal
compass.
NOTE: To use the compass, you must mount the transducer on
the shaft. The compass does not work when you mount the
transducer on the motor.
NOTE: Compass calibration is available only for transducers
with an internal compass, such as the PS21-TR transducer.
You can begin turning your boat before calibrating, but you must
fully rotate your boat 1.5 times during calibration.
1 From an applicable sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup
> Installation.
2 If necessary, select Use AHRS to turn on the AHRS sensor.
3 Select Calibrate Compass.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions.
Creating a Waypoint on the Sonar Screen
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4
From a sonar view, drag the screen or select .
Select a location.
Select New Wpt or .
If necessary, edit the waypoint information.
Pausing the Sonar Display
From a sonar view, select .
Viewing Sonar History
You can scroll the sonar display to view historical sonar data.
NOTE: Not all transducers save historical sonar data.
1 From a sonar view, drag the screen to the right.
2 Select Back to exit history.
Sonar Sharing
This feature may not be available on all chartplotter models.
You can view the sonar data from all compatible sources on the
Garmin Marine Network. You can view sonar data from a
compatible external sonar module, such as a GCV™ sonar
module. In addition, you can view the sonar data from other
chartplotters that have a built-in sonar module.
Each chartplotter on the network can display sonar data from
every compatible sonar module and transducer on the network,
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Sonar Fishfinder
no matter where the chartplotters and transducers are mounted
on your boat. For example, from a transducer with Garmin
ClearVü mounted at the back of the boat, you can view the
sonar data using the GPSMAP 8212 mounted at the front of
your boat.
When sharing sonar data, the values of some sonar settings,
such as Range and Gain, are synchronized across the devices
on the network. The values of other sonar settings, such as the
Appearance settings, are not synchronized and should be
configured on each individual device. In addition, the scroll rates
of the various traditional and Garmin ClearVü sonar views are
synchronized to make the split views more cohesive.
NOTE: Using multiple transducers simultaneously can create
cross talk, which can be removed by adjusting the Interference
sonar setting.
high intensity returns at the bottom. If you want to reduce the
intensity of the return, you can reduce the color gain or contrast.
1 From a sonar view, select Menu.
2 Select an option:
• While in the Garmin ClearVü or SideVü sonar view, select
Contrast.
• While in a Panoptix LiveVü sonar view, select Color Gain.
• While in another sonar view, select Sonar Setup >
Advanced > Color Gain.
3 Select an option:
• To increase or decrease the color intensity manually,
select Up or Down.
• To use the default setting, select Default.
Selecting a Sonar Source
Sonar Recordings
This feature may not be available with all models.
When you are using more than one sonar data source for a
particular sonar view, you can select the source to use for that
sonar view. For example, if you have two sources for Garmin
ClearVü, you can select the source to use from the Garmin
ClearVü sonar view.
1 Open the sonar view for which you will change the source.
2 Select Menu > Sonar Setup > Source.
3 Select the source for this sonar view.
NOTE: Not all models support sonar recording.
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot.
2 From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup > Sonar
Recording > Record Sonar.
15 minutes of sonar recording uses approximately 200 MB of
space of the inserted memory card. You can record sonar
until the card reaches capacity.
Renaming a Sonar Source
Stopping the Sonar Recording
You can rename a sonar source to easily identify that source.
For example, you use "Bow" as the name of the transducer on
the bow of your boat.
The source is renamed for the present view only. For example,
to rename the Garmin ClearVü sonar source, you must open the
Garmin ClearVü sonar view.
1 From the sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup > Source
> Rename Sources.
2 Enter the name.
Before you can stop recording sonar, you must begin recording
it (Recording the Sonar Display, page 23).
From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup > Sonar
Recording > Stop Recording.
Adjusting the Level of Detail
You can control the level of detail and noise shown on the sonar
screen either by adjusting the gain for traditional transducers or
by adjusting the brightness for Garmin ClearVü transducers.
If you want to see the highest intensity signal returns on the
screen, you can lower the gain or brightness to remove lower
intensity returns and noise. If you want to see all return
information, you can increase the gain or brightness to see more
information on the screen. This also increases noise, and can
make it more difficult to recognize actual returns.
1 From a sonar view, select Menu.
2 Select Gain or Brightness.
3 Select an option:
• To increase or decrease the gain or brightness manually,
select Up or Down.
• To allow the chartplotter to adjust the gain or brightness
automatically, select an automatic option.
Adjusting the Color Intensity
You can adjust the intensity of colors and highlight areas of
interest on the sonar screen by adjusting the color gain for
traditional transducers or the contrast for Garmin ClearVü and
SideVü/ClearVü transducers. This setting works best after you
have adjusted the level of detail shown on the screen using the
gain or brightness settings.
If you want to highlight smaller fish targets or create a higher
intensity display of a target, you can increase the color gain or
contrast setting. This causes a loss in the differentiation of the
Sonar Fishfinder
Recording the Sonar Display
Deleting a Sonar Recording
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot.
2 From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup > Sonar
Recordings > View Recordings.
3 Select a recording.
4 Select Delete.
Playing Sonar Recordings
Before you can play back the sonar recordings, you must
download and install the HomePort™ application and record
sonar data onto a memory card.
1 Remove the memory card from the device.
2 Insert the memory card into a card reader attached to a
computer.
3 Open the HomePort application.
4 Select a sonar recording from your device list.
5 Right-click the sonar recording in the lower pane.
6 Select Playback.
Traditional, Garmin ClearVü, and SideVü
Sonar Setup
NOTE: Not all options and settings apply to all models, sounder
modules, and transducers.
NOTE: These settings do not apply to Panoptix transducers.
From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup.
Scroll Speed: Sets the rate at which the sonar scrolls from right
to left (Setting the Scroll Speed, page 24).
In shallow water, you can select a slower scroll speed to
extend the length of time the information is displayed on
screen. In deeper water, you can select a faster scroll speed.
Automatic scroll speed adjusts the scrolling speed to the
speed the boat is traveling.
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Noise Reject: Reduces the interference and the amount of
clutter shown on the sonar screen (Sonar Noise Rejection
Settings, page 24).
Appearance: Configures the appearance of the sonar screen
(Sonar Appearance Settings, page 24).
Alarms: Sets sonar alarms (Sonar Alarms, page 24).
Advanced: Configures various sonar display and data source
settings (Advanced Sonar Settings, page 25). Not
applicable to Garmin ClearVü or SideVü sonar views.
Installation: Configures the transducer (Traditional, Garmin
ClearVü, and SideVü Transducer Installation Settings,
page 25).
Setting the Zoom Level on the Sonar Screen
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Zoom.
2 Select an option:
• To zoom in on the sonar data from the bottom depth,
select Bottom Lock.
• To set the depth range of the magnified area manually,
select Set Zoom, select View Up or View Down to set the
depth range of the magnified area, and select Zoom In or
Zoom Out to increase or decrease the magnification of
the magnified area.
• To set the depth and zoom automatically, select Set
Zoom > Auto.
• To cancel the zoom, select No Zoom.
Setting the Scroll Speed
You can set the rate at which the sonar image moves across the
screen. A higher scroll speed shows more detail, especially
while moving or trolling. A lower scroll speed displays sonar
information on the screen longer. Setting the scroll speed on
one sonar view applies to all the sonar views.
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup > Scroll
Speed.
2 Select an option:
• To adjust the scroll speed automatically using speed-overground or water speed data, select Auto.
The Auto setting selects a scroll rate to match the boat
speed, so targets in the water are drawn with the correct
aspect ratio and appear less distorted. When viewing
Garmin ClearVü or SideVü sonar views, it is recommend
to use the Auto setting.
• To use a very fast scroll speed, select Ultrascroll®.
The Ultrascroll option quickly scrolls new sonar data, but
with a reduced image quality. For most situations, the Fast
option provides a good balance between a quickly
scrolling image and targets that are less distorted.
Adjusting the Range of the Depth or Width Scale
You can adjust the range of the depth scale traditional and
Garmin ClearVü sonar views and the range of the width scale
for the SideVü sonar view.
Allowing the device to adjust the range automatically keeps the
bottom within the lower or outer third of the sonar screen, and
can be useful for tracking a bottom that has minimal or moderate
terrain changes.
Manually adjusting the range enables you to view a specified
range, which can be useful for tracking a bottom that has large
terrain changes, such as a drop-offs or cliffs. The bottom can
appear on the screen as long as it appears within the range you
have set.
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Range.
2 Select an option:
• To allow the chartplotter to adjust the range automatically,
select Auto.
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• To increase or decrease the range manually, select Up or
Down.
TIP: From the sonar screen, you can select or to
manually adjust the range.
TIP: When viewing multiple sonar screens, you can select
Select to choose the active screen.
Sonar Noise Rejection Settings
From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup > Noise
Reject.
Interference: Adjusts the sensitivity to reduce the effects of
interference from nearby sources of noise.
The lowest interference setting that achieves the desired
improvement should be used to remove interference from the
screen. Correcting installation issues that cause noise is the
best way to eliminate interference.
Color Limit: Hides part of the color palette to help eliminate
fields of weak clutter.
By setting the color limit to the color of the undesired returns,
you can eliminate the display of undesired returns on the
screen.
Smoothing: Removes noise that is not part of a normal sonar
return, and adjusts the appearance of returns, such as the
bottom.
When smoothing is set to high, more of the low-level noise
remains than when using the interference control, but the
noise is more subdued because of averaging. Smoothing can
remove speckle from the bottom. Smoothing and interference
work well together to eliminate low-level noise. You can
adjust the interference and smoothing settings incrementally
to remove undesirable noise from the display.
Surface Noise: Hides surface noise to help reduce clutter.
Wider beam widths (lower frequencies) can show more
targets, but can generate more surface noise.
TVG: Adjusts the time varying gain, which can reduce noise.
This control is best used for situations when you want to
control and suppress clutter or noise near the water surface.
It also allows for the display of targets near the surface that
are otherwise hidden or masked by surface noise.
Sonar Appearance Settings
From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup > Appearance.
Color: Sets the color scheme and color gain.
Overlay Data: Sets the data shown on the sonar screen.
A-Scope: Displays a vertical flasher along the right side of the
screen that shows instantaneously the range to targets along
a scale.
Depth Line: Shows a quick-reference depth line.
Edge: Highlights the strongest signal from the bottom to help
define the hardness or softness of the signal.
Pic. Advance: Allows the sonar picture to advance faster by
drawing more than one column of data on the screen for
each column of sounder data received. This is especially
helpful when you are using the sounder in deep water,
because the sonar signal takes longer to travel to the water
bottom and back to the transducer.
The 1/1 setting draws one column of information on the
screen per sounder return. The 2/1 setting draws two
columns of information on the screen per sounder return, and
so on for the 4/1 and 8/1 settings.
Sonar Alarms
NOTE: Not all options are available on all transducers.
From an applicable sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup >
Alarms.
Sonar Fishfinder
You can also open the sonar alarms by selecting Settings >
Alarms > Sonar.
Shallow Water: Sets an alarm to sound when the depth is less
than the specified value.
Deep Water: Sets an alarm to sound when the depth is greater
than the specified value.
FrontVü Alarm: Sets an alarm to sound when the depth in front
of the vessel is less than the specified value, which can help
you avoid running aground (Setting the FrontVü Depth Alarm,
page 26). This alarm is available only with Panoptix FrontVü
transducers.
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.
Contour: Sets an alarm to sound when the transducer detects a
suspended target within the specified depth from the surface
of the water and from the bottom.
Fish: Sets an alarm to sound when the device detects a
suspended target.
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sets the alarm to sound when fish of all sizes are
detected.
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sets the alarm to sound only when medium or large
fish are detected.
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sets the alarm to sound only when large fish are
detected.
Advanced Sonar Settings
From a Traditional sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup >
Advanced.
Shift: Allows you to set the depth range on which the sonar is
focused. This allows you to zoom in a higher resolution in the
focused depth.
When using shift, bottom tracking may not work effectively,
because the sonar looks for data within the depth range of
the focused area, which may not include the bottom. Using
shift also can impact the scroll speed, because data outside
the depth range of the focused area is not processed, which
reduces the time required to receive and display the data.
You can zoom in to the focused area, which enables you to
evaluate target returns more closely at a higher resolution
than just zooming alone.
Echo Stretch: Adjusts the size of the echoes on the screen to
make it easier to see separate returns on the screen.
When targets are difficult to see À, echo stretch makes the
target returns more pronounced and easier to see on the
screen. If the echo stretch value is too high, the targets blend
together. If the value is too low Á, the targets are small and
more difficult to see.
You can use echo stretch and filter width together to obtain
the preferable resolution and noise reduction. With echo
stretch and filter width set to low, the display has the highest
resolution, but is the most susceptible to noise. With echo
stretch set to high and filter width set to low, the display has a
lower resolution, but has wider targets. With echo stretch and
filter width set to high, the display has the lowest resolution,
Sonar Fishfinder
but is the least susceptible to noise. It is not recommended to
set echo stretch to low and filter width to high.
Traditional, Garmin ClearVü, and SideVü Transducer
Installation Settings
From a Traditional, Garmin ClearVü, or SideVü sonar view,
select Menu > Sonar Setup > Installation.
Transmit Rate: Sets the length of time between sonar pings.
Increasing the transmit rate increases the scroll speed, but it
may also increase self-interference.
Reducing the transmit rate increases the spacing between
transmit pulses and can resolve self-interference. This option
is available on the Traditional sonar view only.
Transmit Power: Reduces transducer ringing near the surface.
A lower transmit power value reduces transducer ringing, but
can also reduce the strength of the returns. This option is
available on the Traditional sonar view only.
Filter Width: Defines the edges of the target. A shorter filter
more clearly defines the edges of the targets but may allow
more noise. A longer filter creates softer target edges and
may also reduce noise. This option is available on the
Traditional sonar view only.
Flip Left/Right: Switches the SideVü view orientation from left
to right. This option is available on the SideVü sonar view
only.
Restore Sonar Defaults: Restores the sonar settings to the
factory default values.
Transducer Diagnostics: Shows details about the transducer.
Sonar Frequencies
NOTE: The frequencies available depend on the chartplotter,
sounder modules, and transducer being used.
Adjusting the frequency helps adapt the sonar for your particular
goals and the present depth of the water.
Higher frequencies use narrow beam widths, and are better for
high-speed operation and rough sea conditions. Bottom
definition and thermocline definition can be better when using a
higher frequency.
Lower frequencies use wider beam widths, which can let the
fisherman see more targets, but could also generate more
surface noise and reduce bottom signal continuity during rough
sea conditions. Wider beam widths generate larger arches for
fish target returns, making them ideal for locating fish. Wider
beam widths also perform better in deep water, because the
lower frequency has better deep water penetration.
CHIRP frequencies allow you to sweep each pulse through a
range of frequencies, resulting in better target separation in
deep water. CHIRP can be used to distinctly identify targets, like
individual fish in a school, and for deep water applications.
CHIRP generally performs better than single frequency
applications. Because some fish targets may show up better
using a fixed frequency, you should consider your goals and
water conditions when using CHIRP frequencies.
Some sonar black boxes and transducers also provide the ability
to customize preset frequencies for each transducer element,
which enables you to change the frequency quickly using the
presets as the water and your goals change.
Viewing two frequencies concurrently using the split-frequency
view allows you to see deeper with the lower frequency return
and, at the same time, see more detail from the higher
frequency return.
Selecting Frequencies
NOTE: You cannot adjust the frequency for all sonar views and
transducers.
You can indicate which frequencies appear on the sonar screen.
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Frequency.
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2 Select a frequency suited to your needs and water depth.
For more information on frequencies, see (Sonar
Frequencies, page 25).
Creating a Frequency Preset
NOTE: Not available with all transducers.
You can create a preset to save a specific sonar frequency,
which allows you to change frequencies quickly.
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Frequency.
2 Select Manage Frequencies > New Preset.
3 Enter a frequency.
Turning On the A-Scope
NOTE: This feature is available in the Traditional sonar views.
The a-scope is a vertical flasher along the right side of the view,
showing you what is underneath the transducer right now. You
can use the a-scope to identify target returns that may be
missed when the sonar data is quickly scrolling across the
screen, such as when your boat is moving at high speeds. It can
also be helpful for detecting fish that are close to the bottom.
The a-scope above shows fish returns À and a soft bottom
return Á.
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup >
Appearance > A-Scope > On.
2 Select a hold time.
You can increase the hold time to increase the length of time
the sonar returns are displayed.
Panoptix Sonar Setup
Adjusting the RealVü Viewing Angle and Zoom Level
You can change the viewing angle of the RealVü sonar views.
You can also zoom in and out of the view.
From a RealVü sonar view, select an option:
• To adjust the viewing angle diagonally, select
.
• To adjust the viewing angle horizontally, select
.
• To adjust the viewing angle vertically, select .
• To adjust the viewing angle, swipe the screen in any
direction.
• To zoom in, spread two fingers apart.
• To zoom out, pinch two fingers together.
Adjusting the RealVü Sweep Speed
You can update how quickly the transducer sweeps back and
forth. A faster sweep rate creates a less detailed image, but the
screen refreshes faster. A slower sweep rate creates a more
detailed image, but the screen refreshes more slowly.
NOTE: This feature is not available for the RealVü 3D Historical
sonar view.
1 From a RealVü sonar view, select Menu > Sweep Speed.
2 Select an option.
LiveVü Forward and FrontVü Sonar Menu
From the LiveVü Forward or FrontVü sonar view, select Menu.
Gain: Controls the level of detail and noise shown on the sonar
screen.
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If you want to see the highest intensity signal returns on the
screen, you can lower the gain to remove lower intensity
returns and noise. If you want to see all return information,
you can increase the gain to see more information on the
screen. This also increases noise, and can make it more
difficult to recognize actual returns.
Depth Range: Adjusts the range of the depth scale.
Allowing the device to adjust the range automatically keeps
the bottom within the lower portion of the sonar screen, and
can be useful for tracking a bottom that has minimal or
moderate terrain changes.
Manually adjusting the range enables you to view a specified
range, which can be useful for tracking a bottom that has
large terrain changes, such as a drop-offs or cliffs. The
bottom can appear on the screen as long as it appears within
the range you have set.
Forward Range: Adjusts the range of the forward scale.
Allowing the device to adjust the range automatically adjusts
the forward scale in relation to the depth. Manually adjusting
the range enables you to view a specified range. The bottom
can appear on the screen as long as it appears within the
range you have set. Manually reducing this option can reduce
the effectiveness of the FrontVü Alarm, reducing your
reaction time to low depth readings.
Transmit Angle: Adjusts the focus of the transducer to the port
or starboard side. This is available only with RealVü capable
Panoptix FrontVü transducers, such as the PS30, PS31, and
PS60.
Transmit: Stops the transducer from transmitting.
FrontVü Alarm: Sets an alarm to sound when the depth in front
of the vessel is less than the specified value (Setting the
FrontVü Depth Alarm, page 26). This is available only with
Panoptix FrontVü transducers.
Sonar Setup: Adjusts the setup of the transducer and the
appearance of the sonar returns.
Edit Overlays: Adjusts the data shown on the screen
(Customizing the Data Overlays, page 3).
Setting the LiveVü and FrontVü Transducer Transmit Angle
This feature is available only with Panoptix LiveVü and FrontVü
transducers.
You can change the transducer transmit angle to aim the
transducer at a particular area of interest. For example, you
might aim the transducer to follow a bait ball or focus on a tree
as you pass it.
1 From a LiveVü or FrontVü sonar view, select Menu >
Transmit Angle.
2 Select an option.
Setting the FrontVü Depth Alarm
WARNING
The FrontVü depth alarm is a tool for situational awareness only,
and may not prevent groundings in all circumstances. It is the
obligation of the vessel operator to ensure safe operation of the
vessel.
This alarm is available only with Panoptix FrontVü transducers.
You can set an alarm to sound when the depth is below a
specified level. For best results, you should set the bow offset
when using the front collision alarm (Setting the Bow Offset,
page 27).
1 From the FrontVü sonar view, select Menu > FrontVü
Alarm.
2 Select On.
3 Enter the depth at which the alarm is triggered, and select
Done.
Sonar Fishfinder
On the FrontVü screen, a depth line shows the depth at which
the alarm is set. The line is green when you are in a safe depth.
The line turns yellow when you are going faster than the forward
range gives you time to react (10 seconds). It turns red and
sounds an alarm when the system detects an obstruction or the
depth is less than the entered value.
CAUTION
The ability to effectively avoid running aground with FrontVü
sonar decreases as your speed rises above 8 knots.
LiveVü and FrontVü Appearance Settings
From a LiveVü or FrontVü Panoptix sonar view, select Menu >
Sonar Setup > Appearance.
Color Scheme: Sets the color palette.
Color Gain: Adjusts the intensity of colors shown on the screen.
You can select a higher color gain value to see targets higher
in the water column. A higher color gain value also allow you
to differentiate low intensity returns higher in the water
column, but this causes a loss in the differentiation of the
returns at the bottom. You can select a lower color gain value
when targets are near the bottom, to help you distinguish
between targets and high intensity returns such as sand,
rock, and mud.
Trails: Sets the how long the trails appear on the screen. The
trails show the movement of the target.
Bottom Fill: Colors the bottom brown to distinguish it from the
water returns.
Grid Overlay: Shows a grid of range lines.
Scroll History: Shows the sonar history in a traditional sonar
view.
transducers are installed at a 45-degree angle and down
view transducers are installed at a zero-degree angle.
Flipped: Sets the orientation of the Panoptix sonar view when
the down view transducer is installed with the cables pointing
toward the port side of the boat.
This applies to Panoptix transducers in the LiveVü Down,
RealVü 3D Down, and RealVü 3D Historical sonar views.
Calibrate Compass: Calibrates the internal compass in the
Panoptix transducer (Calibrating the Compass, page 22).
This applies to Panoptix transducers with an internal
compass, such as the PS21-TR transducer.
Restore Sonar Defaults: Restores the sonar settings to the
factory default values.
Setting the Bow Offset
For forward view Panoptix transducers, you can enter a bow
offset to compensate the forward distance readings for the
transducer installation location. This allows you to view the
forward distance from the bow instead of the transducer
installation location.
This feature applies to Panoptix transducers in the FrontVü,
LiveVü Forward, and RealVü 3D Forward sonar views.
1 Measure the horizontal distance À from the transducer to the
bow.
RealVü Appearance Settings
From a RealVü sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup >
Appearance.
Point Colors: Sets a different color palette for the sonar return
points.
Bottom Colors: Sets the color scheme for the bottom.
Bottom Style: Sets the style for the bottom. When you are in
deep water, you can select the Points option and manually
set the range to a shallower value.
Color Key: Shows a legend of the depths the colors represent.
Panoptix Transducer Installation Settings
From a Panoptix sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup >
Installation.
Install Depth: Sets the depth below the water line where the
Panoptix transducer is mounted. Entering the actual depth at
which the transducer is mounted results in a more accurate
visual presentation of what is in the water.
Bow Offset: Sets the distance between the bow and the forward
view Panoptix transducer installation location. This allows
you to view the forward distance from the bow instead of the
transducer location.
This applies to Panoptix transducers in the FrontVü, LiveVü
Forward, and RealVü 3D Forward sonar views.
Beam Width: Sets the width of the down view Panoptix
transducer beam. Narrow beam widths allow you to see
deeper and farther. Wider beam widths allow you to see
more coverage area.
This applies to Panoptix transducers in the FrontVü, LiveVü
Down, and LiveVü Forward sonar views.
Use AHRS: Enables the internal attitude heading and reference
system (AHRS) sensors to detect the installation angle of the
Panoptix transducer automatically. When this setting is
turned off, you can enter the specific installation angle for the
transducer using the Pitch Angle setting. Many forward view
Radar
2 From an applicable sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup
> Installation > Bow Offset.
3 Enter the distance measured, and select Done.
On the applicable sonar view, the forward range shifts by the
distance you entered.
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.
When the radar is transmitting, do not look directly at the
antenna at close range; eyes are the most sensitive part of the
body to electromagnetic energy.
When you connect your compatible chartplotter to an optional
Garmin marine radar, such as a GMR™ Fantom™ 6 radar or a
GMR 24 xHD, you can view more information about your
surroundings.
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The radar transmits a narrow beam of microwave energy as it
rotates to a 360° pattern. When the transmitted energy contacts
a target, some of that energy is reflected back to the radar.
Radar Interpretation
Reading and interpreting the radar display takes practice. The
more you use the radar, the better you will become at relying on
the radar display when you really need it.
Radar can be useful in many situations, such as avoiding
collisions when you have limited visibility, for example when it is
dark or foggy, tracking weather, seeing what is ahead of you,
and locating birds and fish.
The radar overlay feature can help you interpret the radar
display more easily, because it overlays the radar returns on top
of the chart. This can help you identify the difference between a
radar return of a land mass, bridge, or rain cloud. Showing the
AIS vessels on the radar overlay can also help you identify
features on the radar display.
In the screenshot below, the radar overlay is turned on. This
screen also shows a video feed. We can easily identify a few
items on the radar screen.
2 Turn on the chartplotter.
If necessary, the radar warms up and a countdown alerts you
when the radar is ready.
3 Select Radar.
4 Select a radar mode.
A countdown message appears while the radar is starting up.
5 Select Menu > Transmit Radar.
Stopping the Transmission of Radar Signals
From a radar screen, select Menu > Radar To Standby.
TIP: Press > Radar To Standby from any screen to
quickly stop radar transmission.
Setting Up the Timed Transmit Mode
To help conserve power, you can set up time intervals in which
the radar will transmit and not transmit (standby) signal
transmissions.
NOTE: This feature is not available in dual radar modes.
1 From a radar screen, select Menu > Radar Options > Timed
Transmit.
2 Select Timed Transmit to enable the option.
3 Select Stdby Time, enter the time interval between radar
signal transmissions, and select Done.
4 Select Transmit Time, enter the duration of each radar
signal transmission, and select Done.
Enabling and Adjusting a Radar No Transmit Zone
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Land
Vessel
Radar Overlay
When you connect your chartplotter to an optional Garmin
marine radar, you can use overlay radar information on the
Navigation chart or on the Fishing chart.
Data appears on the radar overlay based on the most recently
used radar mode and all settings configurations applied to the
radar overlay are also applied to the last-used radar mode.
Radar Overlay and Chart Data Alignment
When using the Radar overlay, the chartplotter aligns radar data
with chart data based on the boat heading, which is based by
default on data from a magnetic heading sensor connected
using a NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000 network. If a heading sensor
is not available, the boat heading is based on GPS tracking
data.
GPS tracking data indicates the direction in which the boat is
moving, not the direction in which the boat is pointing. If the boat
is drifting backward or sideways due to a current or wind, the
Radar overlay may not perfectly align with the chart data. This
situation should be avoided by using boat-heading data from an
electronic compass.
If the boat heading is based on data from a magnetic heading
sensor or an automatic pilot, the heading data could be
compromised due to incorrect setup, mechanical malfunction,
magnetic interference, or other factors. If the heading data is
compromised, the Radar overlay may not align perfectly with the
chart data.
Transmitting Radar Signals
NOTE: As a safety feature, the radar enters standby mode after
it warms up. This gives you an opportunity to verify the area
around the radar is clear before beginning radar transmission.
1 With the chartplotter off, connect your radar as described in
the radar installation instructions.
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You can indicate areas within which the radar scanner does not
transmit signals.
NOTE: GMR Fantom and xHD2 radar models support two notransmit zones. Other GMR radar models support one notransmit zone.
1 From a radar screen, select Menu > Radar Setup >
Installation > Enable No Transmit Zone.
The no-transmit zone is indicated by a shaded area on the
radar screen.
2 Select .
3 Select Adjust No Transmit Zone > Move No Transmit
Zone.
4 Select Angle 1, and select the new location for the first
angle.
5 Select Angle 2, and select the new location for the second
angle.
6 Select Done.
Adjusting the Radar Range
The range of the radar signal indicates the length of the pulsed
signal transmitted and received by the radar. As the range
increases, the radar transmits longer pulses in order to reach
distant targets. Closer targets, especially rain and waves, also
reflect the longer pulses, which can add noise to the Radar
screen. Viewing information about longer-range targets can also
decrease the amount of space available on the Radar screen for
viewing information about shorter-range targets.
• Select to decrease the range.
• Select to increase the range.
Tips for Selecting a Radar Range
• Determine what information you need to see on the Radar
screen.
For example, do you need information about nearby weather
conditions or targets and traffic, or are you more concerned
about distant weather conditions?
• Assess the environmental conditions where the radar is being
used.
Radar
Especially in inclement weather, longer-range radar signals
can increase the clutter on the Radar screen and make it
more difficult to view information about shorter-range targets.
In rain, shorter-range radar signals can enable you to view
information about nearby objects more effectively, if the rain
clutter setting is configured optimally.
• Select the shortest effective range, given your reason for
using radar and the present environmental conditions.
MotionScope™ Doppler Radar Technology
The GMR Fantom radar uses the Doppler effect to detect and
highlight moving targets to help you avoid potential collisions,
find flocks of birds, and track weather formations. The Doppler
effect is the frequency shift in the radar echo due to the relative
motion of the target. This allows for instant detection of any
targets moving toward or away from the radar.
The MotionScope feature highlights the moving targets on the
radar display so you can navigate around other boats or severe
weather, or toward fishing spots where birds are feeding at the
surface.
The moving targets are color-coded so you can tell at a glance
which targets are heading your way and which are heading
away from you. On most color schemes, green indicates the
target is moving away from you and red indicates the target is
moving toward you.
Enabling a Guard Zone
You can enable a guard zone to alert you when anything comes
within a specified area around your boat.
NOTE: This feature is not available in dual radar modes.
From a radar screen, select Menu > Radar Options >
Enable Guard Zone.
Defining a Circular Guard Zone
Before you can define the boundaries of the guard zone, you
must enable a guard zone (Enabling a Guard Zone, page 29).
You can define a circular guard zone that completely surrounds
your boat.
1 From a radar screen, select Menu > Radar Options >
Adjust Guard Zone > Adjust Guard Zone > Circle.
2 Select the location of the outer guard zone circle.
3 Select the location of the inner guard zone circle to define the
width of the guard zone.
Defining a Partial Guard Zone
Before you can define the boundaries of the guard zone, you
must enable a guard zone (Enabling a Guard Zone, page 29).
You can define the boundaries of a guard zone that does not
completely surround your boat.
1 From a radar screen, select Menu > Radar Options >
Adjust Guard Zone > Adjust Guard Zone > Corner 1.
2 Touch and drag the location of the outer guard-zone corner
À.
3 Select Corner 2.
4 Touch the location of the inner guard-zone corner Á to define
the width of the guard zone.
5 Select Done.
Disabling a Guard Zone
You can disable a guard zone.
From a radar screen, select Menu > Radar Options >
Adjust Guard Zone > Disable Guard Zone.
The guard zone configuration is saved, so you can enable it
again when needed.
MARPA
Mini-automatic radar plotting aid (MARPA) enables you to
identify and track targets and is primarily used for collision
avoidance. To use MARPA, you assign a MARPA tag to a
target. The radar system automatically tracks the tagged object
and provides you with information about the object, including the
range, bearing, speed, GPS heading, nearest approach, and
time to nearest approach. MARPA indicates the status of each
tagged object (acquiring, lost, tracking, or dangerous), and the
chartplotter can sound a collision alarm if the object enters your
safe zone.
MARPA Targeting Symbols
Acquiring a target. Concentric, dashed green rings radiate from
the target while the radar is locking onto it.
Target has been acquired. A solid green ring indicates the
location of a target that the radar has locked onto. A dashed
green line attached to the circle indicates the projected course
over ground or the GPS heading of the target.
Dangerous target is in range. A red ring flashes from the target
while an alarm sounds and a message banner appears. After
the alarm has been acknowledged, a solid red dot with a dashed
red line attached to it indicates the location and the projected
course over ground or the GPS heading of the target. If the safezone collision alarm has been set to Off, the target flashes, but
the audible alarm does not sound and the alarm banner does
not appear.
Target has been lost. A solid green ring with an X through it
indicates that the radar could not lock onto the target.
Closest point of approach and time to closest point of approach
to a dangerous target.
Assigning a MARPA Tag to an Object
Before you can use MARPA, you must have a heading sensor
connected and an active GPS signal. The heading sensor must
provide the NMEA 2000 parameter group number (PGN)
127250 or the NMEA 0183 HDM or HDG output sentence.
1 From a radar screen, select an object or location.
2 Select Acquire Target > MARPA Target.
Removing a MARPA Tag from a Targeted Object
1 From the Radar screen, select a MARPA target.
2 Select MARPA Target > Remove.
Viewing Information about a MARPA-tagged Object
You can view the range, bearing, speed, and other information
about a MARPA-tagged object.
Radar
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1 From a radar screen, select a targeted object.
2 Select MARPA Target.
Viewing a List of AIS and MARPA Threats
From any Radar screen or the Radar overlay, you can view and
customize the appearance of a list of AIS and MARPA threats.
1 From a Radar screen, select Menu > Layers > Other
Vessels > List > Show.
2 Select the type of threats to include in the list.
Echo Trails
The echo trails feature enables you to track the movement of
vessels on the radar display. As a vessel moves, you can see a
faint trail À of the vessel's wake. You can change the length of
time the trail is displayed.
Showing AIS Vessels on the Radar Screen
AIS requires the use of an external AIS device and active
transponder signals from other vessels.
You can configure how other vessels appear on the Radar
screen. If any setting (except the AIS display range) is
configured for one radar mode, the setting is applied to every
other radar mode. The details and projected heading settings
configured for one radar mode are applied to every other radar
mode and to the Radar overlay.
1 From a Radar screen or the Radar overlay, select Menu >
Other Vessels > Display Setup.
2 Select an option:
• To indicate the distance from your location within which
AIS vessels appear, select Display Range, and select a
distance.
• To show details about AIS-activated vessels, select
Details > Show.
• To set the projected heading time for AIS-activated
vessels, select Proj. Heading, and enter the time.
• To show the tracks of AIS vessels, select Trails, and
select the length of the track that appears.
VRM and EBL
The variable range marker (VRM) and the electronic bearing line
(EBL) measure the distance and bearing from your boat to a
target object. On the Radar screen, the VRM appears as a circle
that is centered on the present location of your boat, and the
EBL appears as a line that begins at the present location of your
boat and intersects the VRM. The point of intersection is the
target of the VRM and the EBL.
Showing the VRM and the EBL
From a radar screen, select Menu > Radar Options > Show
VRM/EBL.
Adjusting the VRM and the EBL
Before you can adjust the VRM and the EBL, you must show
them on the Radar screen (Showing the VRM and the EBL,
page 30).
You can adjust the diameter of the VRM and the angle of the
EBL, which moves the intersection point of the VRM and the
EBL. The VRM and the EBL configured for one mode are
applied to all other radar modes.
1 From a Radar screen, select a new location for the
intersection point of the VRM and the EBL.
2 Select Drop VRM/EBL.
3 Select Stop Pointing.
Measuring the Range and Bearing to a Target Object
Before you can adjust the VRM and the EBL, you must show
them on the Radar screen (Showing the VRM and the EBL,
page 30).
1 From a Radar screen, select the target location.
2 Select Measure.
The range and the bearing to the target location appear in the
upper-left corner of the screen.
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NOTE: Depending upon the radar in use, the settings configured
for use in one radar mode may or may not be applied to other
radar modes or to the radar overlay.
NOTE: This feature is not available on xHD open array or
HD/HD+ radome models.
Turning on Echo Trails
From a radar screen, select Menu > Radar Options > Echo
Trails > Display.
Adjusting the Length of the Echo Trails
1 From a radar screen or the radar overlay, select Menu >
Radar Options > Echo Trails > Time.
2 Select the length of the trail.
Clearing the Echo Trails
You can remove the echo trails from the radar screen to reduce
the clutter on the screen.
From a radar screen, select Menu > Radar Options > Echo
Trails > Clear Trails.
Optimizing the Radar Display
You can adjust the radar display settings for reduced clutter and
increased accuracy.
NOTE: You can optimize the radar display for each radar mode.
1 Select a radar range (Adjusting the Radar Range, page 28).
2 Restore the default value of the gain setting (Adjusting Gain
on the Radar Screen Automatically, page 30).
3 Adjust the gain setting manually (Adjusting Gain on the
Radar Screen Manually, page 31).
Radar Gain and Clutter
Adjusting Gain on the Radar Screen Automatically
The automatic gain setting for each radar mode is optimized for
that mode, and may differ from the automatic gain setting used
for another mode.
NOTE: Depending upon the radar in use, the gain setting
configured for use in one radar mode may or may not be applied
to other radar modes or to the Radar overlay.
NOTE: Not all options are available on all radar models.
1 From a radar screen or the radar overlay, select Menu >
Gain.
2 Select an option:
• To adjust the gain automatically for changing conditions,
select Auto Low or Auto High.
• To adjust the gain automatically to show birds over the
surface of the water, select Auto Bird.
NOTE: This option is not available on xHD open array or
HD/HD+ radome models.
Radar
Adjusting Gain on the Radar Screen Manually
For optimal radar performance, you can manually adjust the
gain.
NOTE: Depending upon the radar in use, the gain setting
configured for use in one radar mode may or may not be applied
to other radar modes or to the Radar overlay.
1 From a Radar screen or the Radar overlay, select Menu >
Gain.
2 Select Up to raise the gain, until light speckles appear across
the Radar screen.
Data on the Radar screen is refreshed every few seconds. As
a result, the effects of manually adjusting the gain may not
appear instantly. Adjust the gain slowly.
Select
Down to lower the gain until the speckles disappear.
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4 If boats, land, or other targets are within range, select Down
to lower the gain until the targets begin to blink.
Select
Up to raise the gain until the boats, land, or other
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targets appear steadily lit on the Radar screen.
6 Minimize the appearance of nearby large objects, if
necessary.
7 Minimize the appearance of side-lobe echoes, if necessary.
Minimizing Nearby Large-Object Interference
Nearby targets of significant size, such as jetty walls, can cause
a very bright image of the target to appear on the Radar screen.
This image can obscure smaller targets located near it.
NOTE: Depending upon the radar in use, the gain setting
configured for use in one radar mode may or may not be applied
to other radar modes or to the Radar overlay.
1 From a Radar screen or the Radar overlay, select Menu >
Gain.
2 Select Down to lower the gain until the smaller targets are
clearly visible on the Radar screen.
Reducing the gain to eliminate nearby large-object
interference may cause smaller or distant targets to blink or
disappear from the Radar screen.
Minimizing Side-Lobe Interference on the Radar Screen
Side-lobe interference may appear to streak outward from a
target in a semi-circular pattern. Side-lobe effects can be
avoided by reducing the gain or reducing the radar range.
NOTE: Depending upon the radar in use, the gain setting
configured for use in one radar mode may or may not be applied
to other radar modes or to the Radar overlay.
1 From a Radar screen or the Radar overlay, select Menu >
Gain.
2 Select Down to lower the gain until the semi-circular,
streaked pattern disappears from the Radar screen.
Reducing the gain to eliminate side-lobe interference may
cause smaller or distant targets to blink or disappear from the
Radar screen.
Adjusting Sea Clutter on the Radar Screen Automatically
You can set the chartplotter to automatically adjust the
appearance of clutter caused by choppy sea conditions.
NOTE: Depending upon the radar in use, the sea clutter setting
configured for use in one radar mode may or may not be applied
to other radar modes or to the radar overlay.
NOTE: Not all options and settings are available on all radar and
chartplotter models.
1 From a radar screen or the radar overlay, select Menu > Sea
Clutter.
2 Select Presets or Auto.
3 Select a setting that reflects the present sea conditions.
When using a compatible radar model, the chartplotter adjusts
the sea clutter based on the sea conditions automatically.
Radar
Adjusting Sea Clutter on the Radar Screen Manually
You can adjust the appearance of clutter caused by choppy sea
conditions. The sea clutter setting affects the appearance of
nearby clutter and targets more than it affects the appearance of
distant clutter and targets. A higher sea clutter setting reduces
the appearance of clutter caused by nearby waves, but it can
also reduce or eliminate the appearance of nearby targets.
NOTE: Depending upon the radar in use, the sea clutter setting
configured for use in one radar mode may or may not be applied
to other radar modes or to the radar overlay.
1 From a radar screen or the radar overlay, select Menu > Sea
Clutter.
Select
Up or Down to adjust the appearance of sea clutter
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until other targets are clearly visible on the radar screen.
Clutter caused by sea conditions may still be visible.
Adjusting Rain Clutter on the Radar Screen
You can adjust the appearance of clutter caused by rain.
Reducing the radar range also can minimize rain clutter
(Adjusting the Radar Range, page 28).
The rain clutter setting affects the appearance of nearby rain
clutter and targets more than it affects the appearance of distant
rain clutter and targets. A higher rain clutter setting reduces the
appearance of clutter caused by nearby rain, but it can also
reduce or eliminate the appearance of nearby targets.
NOTE: Depending upon the radar in use, the rain clutter settings
configured for use in one radar mode may or may not be applied
to other radar modes or to the radar overlay.
1 From a radar screen, select Menu > Radar Options > Rain
Clutter.
2 Select Up or Down to decrease or increase the appearance
of nearby rain clutter until other targets are clearly visible on
the radar screen.
Clutter caused by rain may still be visible.
Reducing Cross Talk Clutter on the Radar Screen
You can reduce the appearance of clutter caused by
interference from another nearby radar source, when the cross
talk reject setting is on.
NOTE: Depending upon the radar in use, the cross talk reject
setting configured for use in one radar mode may or may not be
applied to other radar modes or to the Radar overlay.
From a Radar screen or the Radar overlay, select Menu >
Radar Setup > Crosstalk Rej..
Radar Options Menu
From a radar screen, select Menu > Radar Options.
MotionScope™: Uses the Doppler effect to detect and highlight
moving targets to help you avoid potential collisions, find
flocks of birds, and track weather formations (MotionScope™
Doppler Radar Technology, page 29). This option is only
available on Fantom models.
Pulse Exp.: Increases the duration of the transmit pulse, which
helps maximize the energy directed toward targets. This
helps to enhance the detection and identification of targets.
This option is not available on xHD open array or HD/HD+
radome models.
Target Size: Adjusts the size of targets, by adjusting the pulse
compression processing. Select smaller targets for a sharp,
high resolution radar image. Select larger targets to display
larger echos for point targets, like boats and buoys. This
option is only available on Fantom models.
Echo Trails: Enables you to track the movement of vessels on
the radar screen. This option is not available on xHD open
array or HD/HD+ radome models.
Rain Clutter: Reduces the clutter caused by rain (Adjusting
Rain Clutter on the Radar Screen, page 31).
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Show VRM/EBL: Shows the variable range marker (VRM) circle
and the electronic bearing line (EBL) to allow you to measure
the distance and bearing from your boat to a target object
(VRM and EBL, page 30).
Enable Guard Zone: Sets a safe zone around your boat and
sounds an alarm when anything enters the zone (Enabling a
Guard Zone, page 29).
Timed Transmit: Helps conserve power by transmitting radar
signals at set intervals.
Radar Setup Menu
From a radar screen, select Menu > Radar Setup.
Source: Selects the radar source when more than one radar is
connected to the network.
Chart Display: Shows the chart under the radar image. When
enabled, the Layers menu appears.
Orientation: Sets the perspective of the radar display.
Crosstalk Rej.: Reduces the appearance of clutter caused by
interference from another nearby radar source.
Rotation Spd.: Sets the preferred speed at which the radar
rotates. The High Speed option can be used to increase the
refresh rate. In some situations, the radar automatically
rotates at the normal speed to improve detection, for
example, when a longer range is selected or when
MotionScope or Dual range is used.
Appearance: Sets the color scheme, look-ahead speed, and
navigation appearance.
Installation: Allows you to configure the radar for the
installation, such as setting the front of the boat and the
antenna park position.
Radar Appearance Settings
From a radar screen, select Menu > Radar Setup >
Appearance.
NOTE: These settings do not apply to the radar overlay.
Bkgd. Color: Sets the color for the background.
Foreground Clr.: Sets the color scheme for the radar returns.
Look-Ahead Speed: Shifts your present location toward the
bottom of the screen automatically as your speed increases.
Enter your top speed for the best results.
Heading Line: Shows an extension from the bow of the boat in
the direction of travel on the radar screen.
Range Rings: Shows the range rings that help you to visualize
distances on the radar screen.
Bearing Ring: Shows a bearing relative to your heading or
based on a north reference, to help you determine the
bearing to an object shown on the radar screen.
Nav Lines: Shows the navigation lines that indicate the course
you have set using Route To, Auto Guidance, or Go To.
Waypoints: Shows waypoints on the radar screen.
Radar Installation Settings
Front of Boat: Compensates for the physical location of the
radar when it is not on the boat axis (Front-of-Boat Offset,
page 32).
Antenna Configuration: Sets the radar antenna size and sets
the position in which the radar stops (Setting a Custom Park
Position, page 32).
Enable No Transmit Zone: Sets the area in which the radar
does not transmit signals (Enabling and Adjusting a Radar
No Transmit Zone, page 28).
Front-of-Boat Offset
The front-of-boat offset compensates for the physical location of
the radar scanner on a boat, if the radar scanner does not align
with the bow-stern axis.
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Measuring the Potential Front-of-Boat Offset
The front-of-boat offset compensates for the physical location of
the radar scanner on a boat, if the radar scanner does not align
with the bow-stern axis.
1 Using a magnetic compass, take an optical bearing of a
stationary target located within viewable range.
2 Measure the target bearing on the radar.
3 If the bearing deviation is more than +/- 1°, set the front-ofboat offset.
Setting the Front-of-Boat Offset
Before you can set the front-of-boat offset, you must measure
the potential front-of-boat offset.
The front-of-boat offset setting configured for use in one radar
mode is applied to every other radar mode and to the Radar
overlay.
1 From a Radar screen or the Radar overlay, select Menu >
Radar Setup > Installation > Front of Boat.
2 Select Up or Down to adjust the offset.
Setting a Custom Park Position
If you have more than one radar on your boat, you must be
viewing the radar screen for the radar you want to adjust.
By default, the antenna is stopped perpendicular to the pedestal
when it is not spinning. You can adjust this position.
1 From the radar screen, select Menu > Radar Setup >
Installation > Antenna Configuration > Park Position.
2 Use the slider bar to adjust the position of the antenna when
stopped, and select Back.
Selecting a Different Radar Source
1 Select an option:
• From a radar screen or the radar overlay, select Menu >
Radar Setup > Source.
• Select Settings > Communications > Preferred
Sources > Radar.
2 Select the radar source.
Changing the Radar Mode
1 From a combination screen or SmartMode layout with radar,
select Menu > Radar Menu > Change Radar.
2 Select a radar mode.
Autopilot
WARNING
You can use the autopilot feature only at a station installed next
to a helm, throttle, and helm control device.
You are responsible for the safe and prudent operation of your
vessel. The autopilot is a tool that enhances your capability to
operate your boat. It does not relieve you of the responsibility of
safely operating your boat. Avoid navigational hazards and
never leave the helm unattended.
Always be prepared to promptly regain manual control of your
boat.
Learn to operate the autopilot on calm and hazard-free open
water.
Use caution when operating the autopilot near hazards in the
water, such as docks, pilings, and other boats.
The autopilot system continuously adjusts the steering of your
boat to maintain a constant heading (heading hold). The system
also allows manual steering and several modes of automaticsteering functions and patterns.
Autopilot
When the chartplotter is connected to a compatible Garmin
autopilot system, you can engage and control the autopilot from
the chartplotter.
For information about compatible Garmin autopilot systems, go
to www.garmin.com.
Opening the Autopilot Screen
Before you can open the autopilot screen, you must have a
compatible Garmin autopilot installed and configured.
Select A/V, Gauges, Controls > Autopilot.
Autopilot Screen
From any screen, select Engage.
Your intended heading shows in the center of the Autopilot
screen.
Adjusting the Heading with the Helm
NOTE: You must enable the Shadow Drive feature before you
can adjust the heading using the helm (Enabling Shadow
Drive™, page 33).
With the autopilot engaged, manually steer the boat.
The autopilot activates Shadow Drive mode.
When you release the helm and manually maintain a specific
heading for a few seconds, the autopilot resumes a heading
hold at the new heading.
Adjusting the Heading with the Chartplotter in Step
Steering Mode
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Actual heading
Intended heading (heading the autopilot is steering toward)
Steering Patterns
Actual heading (when in standby mode)
Intended heading (when engaged)
WARNING
You are responsible for the safe operation of your boat. Do not
begin a pattern until you are certain that the water is clear of
obstacles.
Rudder position indicator (This functionality is available only when a
rudder sensor is connected.)
Adjusting the Step Steering Increment
1 From the Autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Setup >
Step Turn Size.
2 Select an increment.
Setting the Power Saver
You can adjust the level of rudder activity.
1 From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Setup >
Power Mode Setup > Power Saver.
2 Select a percentage.
Selecting a higher percentage reduces rudder activity and
heading performance. The higher the percentage, the more
the course deviates before the autopilot corrects it.
TIP: In choppy conditions at low speeds, increasing the
Power Saver percentage reduces rudder activity.
Enabling Shadow Drive™
NOTE: The Shadow Drive feature is available only on hydraulic
steering systems.
From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Setup >
Shadow Drive > Enabled.
Autopilot Overlay Bar
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Before you can steer your boat using the keys at the bottom of
the autopilot screen, you must engage the autopilot (Engaging
the Autopilot, page 33).
• Select <1° or 1°> to initiate a single 1° turn.
• Select <<10° or 10°>> to initiate a single 10° turn.
• Hold <1° or 1°> to initiate a rate-controlled turn.
The boat continues to turn until you let go of the key.
• Hold <<10° or 10°>> to initiate a sequence of 10° turns.
Actual heading
Intended heading (heading the autopilot is steering toward)
Actual heading (when in standby mode)
Intended heading (when engaged)
Engaging the Autopilot
When you engage the autopilot, the autopilot takes control of the
helm and steers the boat to maintain your heading.
Autopilot
The autopilot can steer the boat in preset patterns for fishing,
and it can also perform other specialty maneuvers such as Uturns and Williamson turns.
Following the U-Turn Pattern
You can use the u-turn pattern to turn the boat around 180
degrees and maintain the new heading.
1 From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Pattern Steering >
U-Turn.
2 Select Engage Port or Engage Starboard.
Setting Up and Following the Circles Pattern
You can use the circles pattern to steer the boat in a continuous
circle, in a specified direction, and at a specified time interval.
1 From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Pattern Steering >
Circles.
2 If necessary, select Time, and select a time for the autopilot
to steer one complete circle.
3 Select Engage Port or Engage Starboard.
Setting Up and Following the Zigzag Pattern
You can use the zigzag pattern to steer the boat from port to
starboard and back, over a specified time and angle, across
your present heading.
1 From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Pattern Steering >
Zigzag.
2 If necessary, select Amplitude, and select a degree.
3 If necessary, select Period, and select a length of time.
4 Select Engage Zigzag.
Following the Williamson Turn Pattern
You can use the Williamson turn pattern to steer the boat
around with the intent of running alongside the location where
the Williamson turn pattern was initiated. The Williamson turn
pattern can be used in man overboard situations.
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1 From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Pattern Steering >
Williamson Turn.
2 Select Engage Port or Engage Starboard.
Following an Orbit Pattern
You can use the orbit pattern to steer the boat in a continuous
circle around the active waypoint. The size of the circle is
defined by your distance from the active waypoint when you
begin the orbit pattern.
1 From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Pattern Steering >
Orbit.
2 Select Engage Port or Engage Starboard.
Setting Up and Following the Cloverleaf Pattern
You can use the cloverleaf pattern to steer the boat to
repeatedly pass over an active waypoint. When you begin the
cloverleaf pattern, the autopilot drives the boat toward the active
waypoint and begins the cloverleaf pattern.
You can adjust the distance between the waypoint and the
location where the autopilot turns the boat for another pass over
the waypoint. The default setting turns the boat at a range of
1000 ft. (300 m) from the active waypoint.
1 From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Pattern Steering >
Cloverleaf.
2 If necessary, select Length, and select a distance.
3 Select Engage Port or Engage Starboard.
Setting Up and Following a Search Pattern
You can use the search pattern to steer the boat in increasingly
larger circles outward from the active waypoint, forming a spiral
pattern. When you begin the search pattern, the autopilot drives
the boat to the active waypoint and begins the pattern.
You can adjust the distance between each circle in the spiral.
The default distance between circles is 50 ft. (20 m).
1 From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Pattern Steering >
Search.
2 If necessary, select Search Spacing, and select a distance.
3 Select Engage Port or Engage Starboard.
Cancelling a Steering Pattern
• Physically steer the boat.
NOTE: Shadow Drive must be enabled to cancel a steering
pattern by physically steering the boat.
• Select or to cancel a pattern using step steering mode.
• Select Standby.
Digital Selective Calling
Networked Chartplotter and VHF Radio
Functionality
If you have a NMEA 0183 VHF radio or a NMEA 2000 VHF
radio connected to your chartplotter, these features are enabled.
• The chartplotter can transfer your GPS position to your radio.
If your radio is capable, GPS position information is
transmitted with DSC calls.
• The chartplotter can receive digital selective calling (DSC)
distress and position information from the radio.
• The chartplotter can track the positions of vessels sending
position reports.
If you have a Garmin NMEA 2000 VHF radio connected to your
chartplotter, these features are also enabled.
• The chartplotter allows you to quickly set up and send
individual routine call details to your Garmin VHF radio.
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• When you initiate a man-overboard distress call from your
radio, the chartplotter shows the man-overboard screen and
prompts you to navigate to the man-overboard point.
• When you initiate a man-overboard distress call from your
chartplotter, the radio shows the Distress Call page to initiate
a man-overboard distress call.
Turning On DSC
Select Settings > Other Vessels > DSC.
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.
Viewing the DSC List
Before you can view the DSC list, the chartplotter must be
connected to a VHF radio that supports DSC.
Select Info > DSC List.
Adding a DSC Contact
You can add a vessel to your DSC list. You can make calls to a
DSC contact from the chartplotter.
1 Select Info > DSC List > Add Contact.
2 Enter the Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) of the
vessel.
3 Enter the name of the vessel.
Incoming Distress Calls
If your compatible 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.
designates a distress call in the DSC list and marks the
position of the vessel on the Navigation chart at the time of the
DSC distress call.
Navigating to a Vessel in Distress
designates a distress call in the DSC list and marks the
position of a vessel on the Navigation chart at the time of the
DSC distress call.
1 Select Info > DSC List.
2 Select a position-report call.
3 Select Review > Navigate To.
4 Select Go To or Route To.
Man-Overboard Distress Calls Initiated from a VHF
Radio
When the chartplotter is connected to a compatible VHF radio
with NMEA 2000, and you initiate a man-overboard DSC
distress call from the radio, the chartplotter shows the manoverboard screen and prompts you to navigate to the manoverboard point. If you have a compatible autopilot system
connected to the network, the chartplotter prompts you to start a
Williamson’s turn to the man-overboard point.
If you cancel the man-overboard distress call on the radio, the
chartplotter screen prompting you to activate navigation to the
man-overboard location disappears.
Man-Overboard and SOS Distress Calls Initiated from
the Chartplotter
When your chartplotter is connected to a Garmin NMEA 2000
compatible radio and you mark an SOS or man-overboard
location, the radio shows the Distress Call page so you can
quickly initiate a distress call.
Digital Selective Calling
For information on placing distress calls from your radio, see the
VHF radio owner’s manual. For information about marking an
MOB or SOS location, see Marking an SOS Location, page 13.
Position Tracking
When you connect the chartplotter to a VHF radio using NMEA
0183, you can track vessels that send position reports.
This feature is also available with NMEA 2000, when the vessel
sends the correct PGN data (PGN 129808; DSC Call
Information).
Every position report call received is logged in the DSC list
(DSC List, page 34).
Viewing a Position Report
1 Select Info > DSC List.
2 Select a position-report call.
3 Select Review.
4 Select an option:
• To switch to a Navigation chart marking the location,
select Next Page.
• To view the position report details, select Previous Page.
Navigating to a Tracked Vessel
1 Select Info > DSC List.
2 Select a position-report call.
3 Select Review > Navigate To.
4 Select Go To or Route To.
Creating a Waypoint at the Position of a Tracked
Vessel
1 Select Info > DSC List.
2 Select a position-report call.
3 Select Review > Create Waypoint.
Editing Information in a Position Report
1 Select Info > DSC List.
2 Select a position-report call.
3 Select Review > Edit.
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To enter the name of the vessel, select Name.
To select a new symbol, select Symbol, if available.
To enter a comment, select Comment.
To show a trail line for the vessel if your radio is tracking
the position of the vessel, select Trail.
• To select a color for the trail line, select Trail Line.
Deleting a Position-Report Call
1 Select Info > DSC List.
2 Select a position-report call.
3 Select Review > Clear Report.
Viewing Vessel Trails on the Chart
You can view trails for all tracked vessels on some chart views.
By default, a black line indicates the path of the vessel, a black
dot indicates each previously reported position of a tracked
vessel, and a blue flag indicates the last reported position of the
vessel.
1 From a chart or 3D chart view, select Menu > Layers >
Other Vessels > DSC > DSC Trails.
2 Select the number of hours to show tracked vessels on the
chart.
For example, if you select 4 Hours, all trail points that are
less than four hours old appear for all tracked vessels.
Gauges and Graphs
Individual Routine Calls
When you connect the chartplotter to a Garmin VHF 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 the DSC channel on which you want to
communicate. The radio transmits this request with your call.
Selecting a DSC Channel
NOTE: The selection of a DSC channel is limited to those
channels that are available in all frequency bands. The default
channel is 72. If you select a different channel, the chartplotter
uses that channel for subsequent calls until you call using
another channel.
1 Select Info > DSC List.
2 Select a vessel or a station to call.
3 Select Review > Call with Radio > Channel.
4 Select an available channel.
Making an Individual Routine 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.
1 Select Info > DSC List.
2 Select a vessel or a station to call.
3 Select Review > Call with Radio.
4 If necessary, select Channel, and select a new channel.
5 Select Send.
The chartplotter sends information about the call to the radio.
6 On your Garmin VHF radio, select Call.
Making an Individual Routine Call to an AIS Target
1 From a chart or 3D chart view, select an AIS target.
2 Select AIS Vessel > Call with Radio.
3 If necessary, select Channel, and select a new channel.
4 Select Send.
The chartplotter sends information about the call to the radio.
On
your Garmin VHF radio, select Call.
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Gauges and Graphs
The gauges and graphs provide various information about the
engine and environment. To view the information, a compatible
transducer or sensor must be connected to the network.
Viewing the Gauges
1 Select A/V, Gauges, Controls.
2 Select a gauge.
3 Select or to view a different gauge page.
Changing the Data Shown in a Gauge
1 From a gauges screen, hold a gauge.
2 Select Replace Data.
3 Select a data type.
4 Select the data to display.
Customizing the Gauges
You can change the layout of the gauge pages, how the gauges
pages are displayed, and the data in each gauge.
1 Open a gauge page.
2 Select Menu > Edit Gauge Pages.
3 Select an option:
• To change the data shown in a gauge, select the gauge.
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• To change the layout of the gauges on the page, select
Change Layout.
• To add a page to this set of gauge pages, select Add
Page.
• To change the order of this page in the set of gauge
pages, select Move Page Left or Move Page Right.
• To restore this page to the original view, select Restore
Default View.
Customizing Engine Gauge and Fuel Gauge Limits
You can configure the upper and lower limits and the range of
desired standard operation of a gauge.
NOTE: Not all options are available for all gauges.
1 From an applicable gauges screen, select Menu >
Installation > Set Gauge Limits.
2 Select a gauge to customize.
3 Select an option:
• To set the minimum value of the standard operating
range, select Rated Min..
• To set the maximum value of the standard operating
range, select Rated Max..
• To set the lower limit of the gauge lower than the rated
minimum, select Scale Min..
• To set the upper limit of the gauge higher than the rated
maximum, select Scale Max..
4 Select the limit value.
5 Repeat steps 4 and 5 to set additional gauge limits.
Viewing Engine and Fuel Gauges
Setting the Fuel Alarm
Before you can set a fuel level alarm, a compatible fuel flow
sensor must be connected to the chartplotter.
You can set an alarm to sound when the total amount of
remaining onboard fuel reaches the level you specify.
1 Select Settings > Alarms > Fuel > Set Total Fuel Onboard
> On.
2 Enter the remaining amount of fuel that triggers the alarm,
and select Done.
Setting the Fuel Capacity of the Vessel
1 Select Settings > My Vessel > Fuel Capacity.
2 Enter the combined total capacity of the fuel tanks.
Synchronizing the Fuel Data with the Actual Vessel
Fuel
You can synchronize the fuel levels in the chartplotter with the
actual fuel in the vessel when you add fuel to your vessel.
1 Select A/V, Gauges, Controls > Engines > Menu.
2 Select an option:
• After you have filled up all the fuel tanks on the vessel,
select Fill Up All Tanks. The fuel level is reset to
maximum capacity.
• After you have added less than a full tank of fuel, select
Add Fuel to Boat, and enter the amount added.
• To specify the total fuel in the vessel tanks, select Set
Total Fuel Onboard, and enter the total amount of fuel in
the tanks.
Viewing the Wind Gauges
Before you can view engine and fuel gauges, you must be
connected to a NMEA 2000 network capable of sensing engine
and fuel data. See the installation instructions for details.
Select A/V, Gauges, Controls > Engines.
Before you can view wind information, you must have a wind
sensor connected to the chartplotter.
Select A/V, Gauges, Controls > Wind.
Selecting the Number of Engines Shown in Gauges
You can show information for up to four engines.
1 From the engine gauges screen, select Menu > Installation
> Engine Selection > Number of Engines.
2 Select an option:
• Select the number of engines.
• Select Auto Configure to automatically detect the number
of engines.
You can configure the sailing wind gauge to show true or
apparent wind speed and angle.
1 From the wind gauge, select Menu > Sailing Wind Gauge.
2 Select an option:
• To show true or apparent wind angle, select Needle, and
select an option.
• To show true or apparent wind speed, select Wind Speed,
and select an option.
Customizing the Engines Shown in Gauges
Configuring the Speed Source
Before you can customize how the engines are shown in the
gauges, you must manually select the number of engines
(Selecting the Number of Engines Shown in Gauges, page 36).
1 From the engine gauges screen, select Menu > Installation
> Engine Selection > Edit Engines.
2 Select First Engine.
3 Select the engine to display in the first gauge.
4 Repeat for the remaining engine bars.
Enabling Status Alarms for Engine Gauges
You can enable the chartplotter to display engine status alarms.
From the engine gauges screen, select Menu > Installation
> Status Alarms > On.
When an engine alarms is triggered, a gauge status alarm
message appears and the gauge may become red depending
on the type of alarm.
Enabling Some Engine Gauge Status Alarms
1 From the engine gauges screen, select Menu > Installation
> Status Alarms > Custom.
2 Select one or more engine gauge alarms to turn on or off.
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Configuring the Sailing Wind Gauge
You can specify whether the vessel speed data displayed on the
gauge and used for wind calculations is based on water speed
or GPS speed.
1 From the wind gauge, select Menu > Compass Gauge >
Speed Display.
2 Select an option:
• To calculate the vessel speed based on data from the
water-speed sensor, select Water Speed.
• To calculate the vessel speed based on GPS data, select
GPS Speed.
Configuring the Heading Source of the Wind Gauge
You can specify the source of the heading displayed on the wind
gauge. Magnetic heading is the heading data received from a
heading sensor, and GPS heading is calculated by your
chartplotter GPS (course over ground).
1 From the wind gauge, select Menu > Compass Gauge >
Heading Source.
Select
GPS Hdg. or Magnetic.
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Gauges and Graphs
NOTE: When moving at low speeds or when stationary, the
magnetic compass source is more accurate than the GPS
source.
Customizing the Close-Hauled Wind Gauge
You can specify the range of the close-hauled wind gauge for
both the upwind scale and the downwind scale.
1 From the wind gauge, select Menu > Compass Gauge >
Gauge Type > Close Hauled Gauge.
Select
an option:
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• To set the maximum and minimum values that appear
when the upwind close-hauled wind gauge appears, select
Change Upwind Scale, and set the angles.
• To set the maximum and minimum values that appear
when the downwind close-hauled wind gauge appears,
select Change Downwind Scale, and set the angles.
• To view true or apparent wind, select Wind, and select an
option.
Viewing Trip Gauges
Trip gauges show information for odometer, speed, time, and
fuel for your present trip.
Select Info > Trip & Graphs > Trip.
Resetting Trip Gauges
1 Select Info > Trip & Graphs > Trip.
2 Select an option:
• To set all the readings for the present trip to zero, select
Reset Trip.
• To set the maximum speed reading to zero, select Reset
Maximum Speed.
• To set the odometer reading to zero, select Reset
Odometer.
• To set all the readings to zero, select Reset All.
Viewing Graphs
Before you can view graphs of various environmental changes,
such as temperature, depth, and wind, you must have an
appropriate transducer or sensor connected to the network.
Select Info > Trip & Graphs > Graphs.
Setting the Graph Range and Time Scales
You can indicate the amount of time and the range of depth that
appear in the depth and water temperature graphs.
1 From a graph, select Graph Setup.
2 Select an option:
• To set a time-elapsed scale, select Duration. The default
setting is 10 minutes. Increasing the time-elapsed scale
allows you to view variations over a longer period of time.
Decreasing the time-elapsed scale allows you to view
more detail over a shorter period of time.
• To set the graph scale, select Scale. Increasing the scale
allows you to view more variation in readings. Decreasing
the scale allows you to view more detail in the variation.
Setting Up the Battery Management Page
1 Select A/V, Gauges, Controls > Battery Management >
2
3
4
5
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Tide, Current, and Celestial
Information
Tide Station Information
You can view information about a tide station for a specific date
and time, including the tide height, and when the next high and
low tides will occur. By default, the chartplotter shows tide
information for the most recently viewed tide station, present
date, and past hour.
Select Info > Tides & Currents > Tides.
Current Station Information
NOTE: Current station information is available with certain
detailed maps.
You can view information about a current station for a specific
date and time, including the current speed and level of the
current. By default, the chartplotter shows current information for
the most recently viewed current station and for the present date
and time.
Select Info > Tides & Currents > Currents.
Celestial Information
You can view information about sunrise, sunset, moonrise,
moonset, moon phase, and the approximate sky view location of
the sun and moon. The center of the screen represents the sky
overhead, and the outermost rings represent the horizon. By
default, the chartplotter shows celestial information for the
present date and time.
Select Info > Tides & Currents > Celestial.
Viewing Tide Station, Current Station, or
Celestial Information for a Different Date
1 Select Info > Tides & Currents.
2 Select Tides, Currents, or Celestial.
3 Select an option.
• To view information for a different date, select Change
Date > Manual, and enter a date.
• To view information for today, select Change Date >
Current.
• If available, to view information for the day after the date
shown, select Next Day.
• If available, to view information for the day before the date
shown, select Previous Day.
Battery Management
You can view the battery and other power sources, and the
devices that use those sources.
Batteries are listed along the top of the screen. Other sources of
power, such as solar, alternator, converter, and wind generator,
are listed along the left side. The items along the right side of
the screen are devices that use the batteries and other power
sources.
Tide, Current, and Celestial Information
Menu > Edit Devices.
Select an item.
Select Device, and select an item from the list.
If necessary, select Name, enter a name for this device, and
select Done.
If necessary, select Change Icon, select a new symbol, and
select Done.
Repeat steps 2 through 5 for each device.
Viewing Information for a Different Tide or
Current Station
1
2
3
4
Select Info > Tides & Currents.
Select Tides or Currents.
Select Nearby Stations.
Select a station.
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Viewing Almanac Information from the
Navigation Chart
1 From a chart or 3D chart view, select a location.
2 Select Information.
3 Select Tides, Currents, or Celestial.
Warning Manager
Viewing Messages
1 Select Info > Warning Manager.
2 Select a message.
3 Select Review.
Sorting and Filtering Messages
1 Select Info > Warning Manager > Sort/Filter.
2 Select an option to sort or filter the message list.
Saving Messages to a Memory Card
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot.
2 Select Info > Warning Manager > Save to Card.
Clearing all of the Messages
Select Info > Warning Manager > Clear Warning Manager.
Media Player
NOTE: The source menu appears only for devices that
support multiple media sources.
2 Select a source.
Playing Music
Browsing for Music
1 From the media screen, select Browse or Menu > Browse.
2 Select Select or select an option.
Enabling Alphabetical Search
You can enable the alphabetical search feature to find a song or
album in a large list.
From the media screen, select Menu > Installation > Alpha
Search.
Setting a Song to Repeat
1 While playing a song, select Menu > Repeat.
2 If necessary, select Single.
Setting All Songs to Repeat
From the media screen, select Menu > Repeat > All.
Setting Songs to Shuffle
1 From the media screen, select Menu > Shuffle.
2 If necessary, select an option.
Adjusting the Volume
Muting the Media Volume
1 From the media screen, select
2 If necessary, select Select.
NOTE: The media player feature is not compatible with all
chartplotter models.
NOTE: Not all features are available on all connected media
players.
If you have a compatible stereo connected to the NMEA 2000
network, you can control the stereo using the chartplotter. The
chartplotter should automatically detect the media player when it
is first connected.
You can play media from sources connected to the media player
and sources connected to the NMEA 2000 network.
VHF Radio
Opening the Media Player
Scanning VHF Channels
Before you can open the media player, you must connect a
compatible device to the chartplotter.
Select A/V, Gauges, Controls > Media.
Icons
NOTE: Not all devices have these icons.
Icon
Description
Saves or deletes a channel as a preset
Repeats all songs
Repeats one song
Searches for stations or skips songs
Shuffles
Selecting the Media Source
When you have multiple media devices connected on a network,
such as the NMEA 2000 network, you can select the media
source you want to control from your chartplotter.
NOTE: You can play media only from sources that are
connected to the device.
NOTE: Not all features are available on all media sources.
1 From the media screen, select Source.
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Enabling and Disabling Zones
If you have wired your vessel's speakers into zones, you can
disable unused zones.
1 From the media screen, select Menu > Audio Levels >
Enable/Disable Zones.
2 Select a zone.
Before you can scan VHF channels, you must set the source to
VHF.
You can monitor VHF channels saved as presets for activity and
automatically switch to an active channel.
From the VHF media screen, select Scan.
Adjusting the VHF Squelch
NOTE: Your media player must support VHF radio to use this
feature.
1 From the VHF source page, select Menu > Squelch.
2 Use the slider bar to adjust the VHF squelch.
Radio
To listen to AM or FM radio, you must have a suitable marine
AM/FM antenna properly connected to the stereo and be within
range of a broadcasting station. For instructions on connecting
an AM/FM antenna, see the stereo installation instructions.
To listen to SiriusXM radio, you must have the appropriate
equipment and subscriptions (SiriusXM Satellite Radio,
page 39). For instructions on connecting a SiriusXM Connect
Vehicle Tuner, see the stereo installation instructions.
To listen to DAB stations, you must have the appropriate
equipment (DAB Playback, page 39). For instructions on
connecting a DAB adapter and antenna, see the installation
instructions provided with your adapter and antenna.
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Warning Manager
Setting the Tuner Region
1 From the media screen, select Menu > Installation > Tuner
Region.
2 Select an option.
Changing the Radio Station
1 From the media screen, select an applicable source, such as
FM.
2 Select
or
Changing DAB Stations
1 Select the DAB source.
2 If necessary, select Scan to scan for local DAB stations.
3 Select or to change the station.
When you reach the end of the current ensemble, the stereo
automatically changes to the first available station in the next
ensemble.
to tune to a station.
Changing the Tuning Mode
You can change how you select a station for some media types,
such as FM or AM radio.
NOTE: Not all tuning modes are available for all media sources.
1 From the media screen, select Menu > Tuning Mode.
2 Select an option.
3 If necessary, select Select.
Presets
You can save your favorite AM stations and FM stations as
presets for easy access.
You can save your favorite SiriusXM channels if you are
connected to an optional SiriusXM tuner and antenna.
Saving a Station as a Preset
1 From an applicable media screen, tune to the station to save
as a preset.
2 Select Presets > Add Current Channel.
Selecting a Preset
1 From an applicable media screen, select Presets.
2 Select a preset from the list.
3 Select Tune to Channel.
Removing a Preset
1 From an applicable media screen, select Presets.
2 Select a preset from the list.
3 Select Remove Current Channel.
DAB Playback
When you connect a compatible Digital Audio Broadcasting
(DAB) module and antenna, such as the FUSION MSDAB100A to a compatible stereo, you can tune in to and play
DAB stations
To use the DAB source, you must be in a region in which DAB is
available, and select the tuner region (Setting the DAB Tuner
Region, page 39).
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Setting the DAB Tuner Region
You must select the region you are in to receive DAB stations
properly.
1 From the media screen, select Menu > Installation > Tuner
Region.
2 Select the region you are in.
Scanning for DAB Stations
Before you can scan for DAB stations, you must connect a
compatible DAB module and antenna (not included) to the
stereo. Because DAB signals are broadcast in select countries
only, you must also set the tuner region to a location where DAB
signals are broadcast.
1 Select the DAB source.
2 Select Scan to scan for available DAB stations.
When scanning is complete, the first available station in the
first ensemble found begins playing.
NOTE: After the first scan is complete, you can select Scan
again to re-scan for DAB stations. When the re-scan is
Media Player
complete, the system starts playing the first station in the
ensemble you were listening to when you started the re-scan.
Selecting a DAB Station from a List
1 From the DAB media screen, select Browse > Stations.
2 Select a station from the list.
Selecting a DAB Station from a Category
1 From the DAB media screen, select Browse > Categories.
2 Select a category from the list.
3 Select a station from the list.
DAB Presets
You can save your favorite DAB stations as presets for easy
access.
You can save up to 15 DAB-station presets.
Saving a DAB Station as a Preset
1 From the DAB media screen, select the station to save as a
preset.
2 Select Browse > Presets > Save Current.
Selecting a DAB Preset from a List
1 From the DAB media screen, select Browse > Presets >
View Presets.
2 Select a preset from the list.
Removing DAB Presets
1 From the DAB media screen, select Browse > Presets.
2 Select an option:
• To remove one preset, select Remove Preset, and select
the preset.
• To remove all presets, select Remove All Presets.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
When you have a FUSION-Link™ capable stereo and SiriusXM
Connect Tuner installed and connected to the chartplotter, you
may have access to SiriusXM satellite radio, depending on your
subscription.
Locating a SiriusXM Radio ID
Before you can activate your SiriusXM subscription, you must
have the radio ID of your SiriusXM Connect Tuner.
You can locate the SiriusXM Radio ID on the back of the
SiriusXM Connect Tuner, on the back of its packaging, or by
tuning your chartplotter to channel 0.
1 Select Media > Source > SiriusXM.
2 Tune to channel 0.
The SiriusXM radio ID does not include the letters I, O, S, or
F.
Activating a SiriusXM Subscription
1 With the SiriusXM source selected, tune to channel 1.
You should be able to hear the preview channel. If not, check
the SiriusXM Connect Tuner and antenna installation and
connections, and try again.
2 Tune to channel 0 to locate the Radio ID.
3 Contact SiriusXM listener care by phone at (866) 635-2349 or
go to www.siriusxm.com/activatenow to subscribe in the
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United States. Contact SiriusXM by phone at (877) 438-9677
or go to www.siriusxm.ca/activatexm to subscribe in Canada.
4 Provide the Radio ID.
The activation process usually takes 10 to 15 minutes, but
can take up to an hour. For the SiriusXM Connect Tuner to
receive the activation message, it must be turned on and
receiving the SiriusXM signal.
5 If the service is not activated within the hour, go to
http://care.siriusxm.com/refresh or contact SiriusXM by phone
at 1-855-MYREFRESH (697-3373).
Customizing the Channel Guide
SiriusXM radio channels are grouped in categories. You can
select the categories of channels that appear in the channel
guide.
Select an option:
• If the media device is a FUSION-Link capable stereo,
select Media > Browse > Channel.
• If the media device is a GXM™ antenna, select Media >
Category.
Saving a SiriusXM Channel to the Presets List
You can save your favorite channels to the presets list.
1 Select Media.
2 Select the channel to save as a preset.
3 Select an option:
• If the media device is a FUSION-Link capable stereo,
select Browse > Presets.
• If the media device is a GXM antenna, select Menu >
Presets > Add Current Channel.
Unlocking SiriusXM Parental Controls
1 From the media screen, select Browse > Parental > Unlock.
2 Enter your passcode.
The default passcode is 0000.
Setting Parental Controls on SiriusXM Radio Channels
Before you can set parental controls, the parental controls must
be unlocked.
The parental control feature allows you to limit access to any
SiriusXM channels, including those with mature content. When
enabled, the parental control feature requires you to enter a
passcode to tune to the locked channels.
Select Browse > Parental > Lock/Unlock.
A list of channels appears. A checkmark indicates a locked
channel.
NOTE: When you view the channels after setting parental
controls, the display changes:
•
indicates a locked channel.
•
indicates an unlocked channel.
Changing a Parental Passcode on a SiriusXM Radio
Before you can change the passcode, the parental controls must
be unlocked.
1 From the media screen, select Browse > Parental > Change
PIN.
2 Enter your passcode and select Done.
3 Enter a new passcode.
4 Confirm the new passcode.
Restoring Default Parental Control Settings Values
This process deletes all the settings information you have
entered. When you restore the parental control settings to their
default values, the passcode value is reset to 0000.
1 From the media menu, select Installation > Factory
Defaults.
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2 Select Yes.
Clearing All Locked Channels on a SiriusXM Radio
Before you can clear all locked channels, the parental controls
must be unlocked.
1 From the media screen, select Browse > Parental > Clear
All Locked.
2 Enter your passcode.
Setting the Device Name
1 From the media screen, select Menu > Installation > Set
Device Name.
2 Enter a device name.
3 Select Select or Done.
Updating the Media Player Software
You can update the software on compatible connected stereos
and accessories.
1 Go to www.fusionentertainment.com/marine, and download
the software update onto a USB flash drive.
Software updates and instructions are available on your
device product page.
2 Insert the USB flash drive into the USB port of the stereo.
3 On the chartplotter media screen, select Menu > Installation
> Update Software.
4 Select the item to update.
SiriusXM Weather
WARNING
The weather information provided through this product is subject
to service interruptions and may contain errors, inaccuracies, or
outdated information, and consequently should not be relied
upon exclusively. Always use common sense while navigating,
and check alternate weather information sources prior to making
safety-related decisions. You acknowledge and agree that you
shall be solely responsible for use of the weather information
and all decisions taken with respect to navigating in weather.
Garmin will not be responsible for any consequences of using
SiriusXM weather information.
NOTE: SiriusXM data is not available in all regions.
A Garmin SiriusXM satellite weather receiver and antenna
receives satellite weather data and shows it on various Garmin
devices, including the Navigation chart on a compatible
chartplotter. The weather data for each feature comes from
reputable weather data centers such as the National Weather
Service and the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center. For
more information, go to www.siriusxm.com/sxmmarine.
SiriusXM Equipment and Subscription
Requirements
To use satellite weather, you must have a compatible satellite
weather receiver. To use SiriusXM satellite radio, you must have
a compatible satellite radio receiver. Go to www.garmin.com for
more information. You must also have a valid subscription to
receive satellite weather and radio. For more information, refer
to the instructions for your satellite weather and radio
equipment.
Weather Data Broadcasts
Weather data is broadcast at different intervals for each weather
feature. For example, radar is broadcast at five-minute intervals.
When the Garmin receiver is turned on, or when a different
weather feature is selected, the receiver must receive new data
before it can be shown. You might experience a delay before
weather data or a different feature appears on the chart.
SiriusXM Weather
NOTE: Any weather feature can change in appearance if the
source that provides the information changes.
Color
Marine Weather Group
Cyan
Flash Flood
Changing the Weather Chart
Blue
Flood
Red
Marine
Yellow
Severe Storm
Red
Tornado
1 From a combination screen or SmartMode layout with a
weather chart, select Menu > Weather Menu > Change
Weather.
2 Select a weather chart.
Viewing Precipitation Information
Precipitation ranging from very light rain and snow, up to strong
thunderstorms, is indicated in varying shades and colors.
Precipitation is shown either independently or with other weather
information.
Select Charts > Precipitation.
The time stamp in the upper-left corner of the screen
indicates the elapsed time since the weather data provider
last updated the information.
Precipitation Views
From the precipitation weather chart, select Menu.
RADAR Loop: Shows precipitation information as an image of
the latest update or as an animated loop of the latest
updates. The time stamp indicates the elapsed time since the
service provider generated the weather radar frame currently
displayed on the screen.
Cloud Cover: Shows cloud cover data.
Waypoints: Shows waypoints.
Legend: Shows the weather legend.
Forecast Information
The Forecast chart shows city forecasts, marine forecasts,
warnings, hurricane warnings, METARS, county warnings,
weather fronts and pressure centers, surface pressure, and
weather buoys.
Viewing Forecast Information for Another Time Period
1 Select Charts > Forecast.
2 Select an option:
• To view the weather forecast for the next 48 hours, in 12hour increments, select Next Forecast multiple times.
• To view the weather forecast for the previous 48 hours, in
12-hour increments, select Previous Forecast multiple
times.
Weather Fronts and Pressure Centers
Weather fronts appear as lines that indicate the leading edge of
an air mass.
Front Symbol
Description
Cold front
Warm front
Storm Cell and Lightning Information
Stationary front
Storm cell are represented by
on the weather precipitation
chart. They indicate both the present position of a storm and the
projected path of that storm in the immediate future.
Red cones appear with a storm cell icon, and the widest part of
each cone points in the direction of the projected path of the
storm cell. The red lines in each cone indicate where the storm
will most likely be in the near future. Each line represents 15
minutes.
Lightning strikes are represented by . Lightning appears on the
weather precipitation chart if strikes were detected within the last
seven minutes. The ground-based lightning detection network
detects cloud-to-ground lightning only.
NOTE: This feature is not available on all devices and in all
subscriptions.
Occluded front
Hurricane Information
The weather Precipitation chart can show the present position of
a hurricane , a tropical storm, or a tropical depression. A red
line stemming from a hurricane icon indicates the projected path
of the hurricane. Darkened dots on the red line indicate the
projected locations through which the hurricane will pass, as
received from the weather data provider.
Weather Warnings and Weather Bulletins
When a marine weather warning, weather watch, weather
advisory, weather bulletin, or other weather statement is issued,
shading indicates the area to which the information applies. The
aqua lines on the chart indicate the boundaries of marine
forecasts, coastal forecasts, and offshore forecasts. Weather
bulletins may consist of either weather watches or weather
advisories.
To view information about the warning or bulletin, select the
shaded area.
SiriusXM Weather
Trough
Pressure-center symbols often appear near weather fronts.
PressureCenter
Symbol
Description
Indicates a low-pressure center, which is a region of
relatively lower pressure. Moving away from a lowpressure center results in increased pressure. Winds
flow counterclockwise around low-pressure centers in
the northern hemisphere.
Indicates a high-pressure center, which is a region of
relatively higher pressure. Moving away from a highpressure center results in decreased pressure. Winds
flow clockwise around high-pressure centers in the
northern hemisphere.
Viewing a Marine Forecast or an Offshore Forecast
1 Select Charts > Forecast.
2 Pan the chart to an offshore location.
The Marine Forecast or Offshore Forecast options appear
when forecast information is available.
3 Select Marine Forecast or Offshore Forecast.
City Forecasts
City forecasts appear as weather symbols. The forecast is
viewed in 12-hour increments.
Symbol Weather
Symbol Weather
Partly cloudy
Fair (sunny, hot, clear)
Cloudy
Rain (drizzle, sleet, showers)
Windy
Foggy
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Symbol Weather
Forecasting Fish Locations
Symbol Weather
Thunderstorms
Snow (snow showers, flurries,
blizzard, blowing snow, sleet,
freezing rain, freezing drizzle)
Smoke (dusty, hazy)
Viewing Sea Conditions
The Sea Conditions feature shows information about surface
conditions, including winds, wave height, wave period, and wave
direction.
Select Charts > Sea Conditions.
Surface Winds
Surface wind vectors appear on the Sea Conditions chart using
wind barbs that indicate the direction from which the wind is
blowing. A wind barb is a circle with a tail. The line or flag
attached to the tail of the wind barb indicates the wind speed. A
short line represents 5 knots, a long line represents 10 knots,
and triangle represents 50 knots.
Wind Barb
Wind Speed
Wind Barb
Wind Speed
Calm
20 knots
5 knots
50 knots
10 knots
65 knots
15 knots
Wave Height, Wave Period, and Wave Direction
Wave heights for an area appear as variations in color. Different
colors indicate different wave heights, as shown in the legend.
The wave period indicates the time (in seconds) between
successive waves. Wave period lines indicate areas that have
the same wave period.
Wave directions appear on the chart using red arrows. The
direction of each arrow pointer indicates the direction in which a
wave is moving.
Viewing Forecast Sea Conditions Information for
Another Time Period
1 Select Charts > Sea Conditions.
2 Select an option:
• To view forecasted sea conditions for the next 36 hours, in
12-hour increments, select Next Forecast multiple times.
• To view the forecasted sea conditions for the previous 36
hours, in 12-hour increments, select Previous Forecast
multiple times.
Viewing Fishing Information
The weather Fishing chart shows present water temperature,
present surface pressure conditions, and fishing forecasts.
Select Charts > Fishing.
Surface Pressure and Water Temperature Data
Surface-pressure information appears as pressure isobars and
pressure centers. Isobars connect points of equal pressure.
Pressure readings can help to determine weather and wind
conditions. 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
(inHg), or hectopascals (hPa).
Colored shading indicates the surface temperature of the water,
as shown in the legend in the corner of the display.
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You can show areas that contain optimal weather conditions for
specific species of fish.
NOTE: This feature is not available on all devices and in all
subscriptions.
1 From the weather Fishing chart, select Menu > Fish
Species.
2 Select a species of fish.
3 Select On.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to show areas with optimal weather
conditions for additional species of fish.
Shaded areas indicate optimal fishing areas. If you have
selected more than one species of fish, you can select a
shaded area to view the fish species that are included in the
shaded area.
Changing the Sea Surface Temperature Color Range
You can change the color range dynamically to view higher
resolution sea surface temperature readings.
1 From the weather fishing chart, select Menu > Sea
Temperature.
2 Select an option:
• To allow the chartplotter to adjust the temperature range
automatically, select Auto Configure.
The chartplotter automatically finds the lower and upper
limits for the current screen, and updates the temperaturecolor scale.
• To enter the lower and upper limits for the temperature
range, select Lower Limit or Upper Limit, and enter the
lower or upper limit.
Visibility Information
Visibility is the forecast maximum horizontal distance that can be
seen at the surface, as shown in the legend on the left of the
screen. Variations in the visibility shading show the forecast
change in surface visibility.
NOTE: This feature is not available on all devices and in all
subscriptions.
Select Charts > Visibility.
Viewing Forecast Visibility Information for Another
Time Period
1 Select Charts > Visibility.
2 Select an option:
• To view the visibility forecast for the next 36 hours, in 12hour increments, select Next Forecast multiple times.
• To view the visibility forecast for the previous 36 hours, in
12-hour increments, select Previous Forecast multiple
times.
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.
1 From a weather chart, select .
2 Select Buoy.
Viewing Local Weather Information near a Buoy
You can select an area near a buoy to view forecast information.
1 From a weather chart, select a location on the chart.
2 Select Local Weather.
3 Select an option:
• To view present weather conditions from a local weather
service, select Current Cond..
SiriusXM Weather
• To view a local weather forecast, select Forecast.
• To view surface wind and barometric pressure information,
select Sea Surface.
• To view wind and wave information, select Marine
Bulletin.
Weather Overlay
The weather overlay superimposes weather and weather-related
information on the Navigation chart, the Fishing chart, and the
Perspective 3D chart view. The Navigation chart and the Fishing
chart can show weather radar, height of cloud tops, lightning,
weather buoys, county warnings, and hurricane warnings. The
Perspective 3D chart view can show weather radar.
Weather overlay settings configured for use on one chart are not
applied to another chart. The weather overlay settings for each
chart must be configured separately.
NOTE: The Fishing chart is available with premium charts, in
some areas.
Turning On the Weather Overlay on a Chart
From the Navigation chart or Fishing chart, select Menu >
Layers > Weather > Weather > On.
Weather Overlay Settings on the Navigation Chart
From the Navigation chart, select Menu > Layers > Weather.
Weather: Turns on and off the weather overlay.
Precipitation: Shows precipitation data.
Cloud Cover: Shows cloud cover data.
Visibility: Shows visibility data.
Buoys: Shows weather buoys.
Legend: Shows the weather legend.
Weather Overlay Settings on the Fishing Chart
From the Fishing chart, select Menu > Layers > Weather.
Precipitation: Shows precipitation radar.
Sea Temperature: Shows sea temperature data.
Buoys: Shows weather buoys.
Legend: Shows the weather legend.
Viewing Weather Subscription Information
You can view information about the weather services you have
subscribed to and how many minutes have passed since the
data for each service was updated.
From a weather chart, select Menu > Weather
Subscription.
Viewing Video
Before you can view video, you must connect to a compatible
source.
Compatible devices include video devices connected to the
ports on the chartplotter or to the Garmin Marine Network, as
well as supported network (IP-based) video cameras, encoders,
and thermal cameras.
Select A/V, Gauges, Controls > Video.
Selecting a Video Source
1 From the video screen, select Menu > Source.
2 Select the source of the video feed.
Alternating Among Multiple Video Sources
If you have two or more video sources, you can alternate
between them using a specific time interval.
1 From the video screen, select Menu > Source > Alternate.
Viewing Video
2 Select Time, and select the amount of time each video
appears.
3 Select Source, and select the video sources to add to the
alternating sequence.
Networked Video Devices
NOTICE
A Garmin Power over Ethernet (PoE) Isolation Coupler (P/N
010-10580-10) must be used when connecting a PoE device,
such as a FLIR camera, to a Garmin Marine Network.
Connecting a PoE device directly to a Garmin Marine Network
chartplotter damages the Garmin chartplotter and may damage
the PoE device.
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Before you can view and control video devices such as IP
cameras, encoders, and thermal cameras using your
chartplotter, you must have a compatible video device
connected to your chartplotter, and you must have a marine
network cable Power over Ethernet (PoE) isolation coupler. Go
to www.garmin.com for a list of compatible devices or to
purchase a PoE Isolation Coupler.
You can connect multiple supported video cameras and up to
two video encoders to the Garmin Marine Network. You can
select and view up to four video sources at once. Chartplotters
with multiple composite built-in video inputs can display a single
built-in video input only. When the cameras are connected, the
network detects them automatically and displays them in the
source list.
Using Video Presets on Networked Video Cameras
You can save, name, and activate video presents for each
networked video source.
Saving Video Presets on a Networked Video Camera
1 From a video screen, touch the screen.
The video controls appear on the screen.
2 Hold a video preset button.
A green light indicates the setting is stored.
Naming Video Presets on a Networked Video Camera
1 From a video screen, select Menu > Video Setup > Presets.
2 Select a preset.
3 Select Rename.
4 Enter preset name.
Activating Video Presets on a Networked Video Camera
You can quickly return networked cameras to preset values.
1 From a video screen, touch the screen.
The video controls appear on the screen.
2 Select a video preset.
The camera restores the video settings saved for that preset.
TIP: You can also save and activate presets using the video
menu.
Camera Settings
Some cameras provide additional options to control the camera
view.
NOTE: Not all options are available on all camera models and
chartplotter models. Refer to the camera manual for a list of
available features. You may need to update the camera
software to use this feature.
From the infrared video screen, select Menu.
IR/Visible: Displays an infrared or visible camera image.
Scan: Surveys the surrounding area.
Freeze: Pauses the camera image.
Change Colors: Selects the color scheme of the infrared image.
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Change Scene: Selects the infrared image mode, such as day,
night, MOB, or docking.
Video Setup: Opens more video options.
• To zoom in and out with the camera, use pinch and zoom
gestures.
• To pan or tilt the camera, swipe the screen in the desired
direction.
Video Settings
Some cameras provide additional setup options.
NOTE: Not all options are available on all camera models and
chartplotter models. You may need to update the camera
software to use this feature.
From the video screen, select Menu > Video Setup.
Set Input: Associates the camera with a video source.
Mirror: Reverses the image like a rearview mirror.
Standby: Places the camera in standby mode to conserve
power and protect the lens when not in use.
Home Position: Sets the home position of the camera.
Scan Speed: Sets how quickly the camera moves during a
scan.
Scan Width: Sets the width of the image captured by the
camera during a scan.
Name: Allows you to enter a new name for this camera.
FLIR™ Menu: Provides access to the settings for the camera.
Associating the Camera to a Video Source
You may need to associate the camera with a video source.
From the video screen, select Menu > Source.
Select the camera.
Select Video Setup > Set Input.
Select the video input.
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Video Camera Movement Control
NOTICE
Do not aim the camera at the sun or extremely bright objects.
Damage to the lens may occur.
Always use the chartplotter controls or buttons to pan and tilt the
camera. Do not manually move the camera unit. Manually
moving the camera may damage the camera.
NOTE: This feature is available only when a compatible camera
is connected. You may need to update the camera software to
use this feature.
You can control the movements of the connected video cameras
that support panning, tilting, and zooming.
Controlling Video Cameras Using On-Screen Controls
On-screen controls allow you to control pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ)
cameras. Refer to the camera manual for a list of available
features.
1 From a video screen, touch the screen.
The video controls appear on the screen.
Select
an option:
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• To zoom in and out, use the zoom button.
• To pan or tilt the camera, use the compass rose.
TIP: Hold within the compass rose to continue to move the
camera in the desired direction.
Controlling a Video Camera Using Gestures
When a networked video camera supports gesture responses,
you can control pan-tilt-zoom cameras using gestures directly on
the chartplotter screen. Check your camera user manual for a
list of available features.
TIP: Using gestures allows video control without displaying the
video controls.
1 From a video screen, touch the screen.
2 Select an option:
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Configuring the Video Appearance
NOTE: Not all options are available on all camera models and
chartplotter models.
1 From the video screen, select Menu > Video Setup.
2 Select an option:
• To show the video using a stretched aspect ratio, select
Aspect > Stretch. The video cannot be stretched beyond
the dimensions provided by the connected video device,
and it may not fill the entire screen.
• To show the video using a standard aspect ratio, select
Aspect > Standard.
• To adjust the brightness, select Brightness, and select
Up, Down, or Auto.
• To adjust the color saturation, select Saturation, and
select Up, Down, or Auto.
• To adjust the contrast, select Contrast, and select Up,
Down, or Auto.
• To allow the chartplotter to automatically select the source
format, select Standard > Auto.
Configuring the PC Display
Before you can configure the PC display mode, you must set the
video source to analog or digital PC.
1 When in PC display mode, select anywhere on the screen.
2 Select an option:
• To adjust the screen brightness, select the brightness
arrows.
• To adjust the screen contrast, select the contrast arrows.
Exiting PC Display Mode
1 When in PC display mode, select anywhere on the screen.
2 Select the display mode icon in the upper-left corner.
The video source changes to Video 1.
Garmin VIRB Action Cameras
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Most VIRB action cameras connect to the chartplotter from the
camera menu (Connecting a VIRB Action Camera, page 45).
The VIRB 360 camera connects using the VIRB app
(Connecting a VIRB 360 Action Camera, page 44).
In this manual, the term "VIRB action camera" refers to all
models except the VIRB 360 camera. "VIRB 360 camera" refers
to only the 360 model.
Connecting a VIRB 360 Action Camera
1 Download and open the GarminVIRB app on your mobile
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device.
Hold Wi-Fi for two seconds to enable the Wi‑Fi technology on
the camera.
If you are using an Apple mobile device, go to the Wi‑Fi
settings on your mobile device, and connect to the camera
access point using the name and password on the camera
screen.
On your mobile device, start the GarminVIRB app.
The app searches for your camera.
If you are using a mobile device with Android™, when the
security prompt appears, enter the password for the camera
access point.
TIP: The access point name and password appear on the
camera screen.
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Viewing Video
The app connects to your camera.
6 Set up the chartplotter's Wi‑Fi network.
7 From the GarminVIRB app, select > WiFi Connections.
A list of nearby Wi‑Fi access points appears.
8 Select the chartplotter's Wi‑Fi network, and enter the network
password.
The app and the camera connect to the chartplotter's Wi‑Fi
network.
Connecting a VIRB Action Camera
You connect a VIRB action camera to the chartplotter using the
camera setting. If you are connecting a VIRB 360 camera,
connect through the VIRB app (Connecting a VIRB 360 Action
Camera, page 44).
1 Set up the chartplotter Wi‑Fi networkSetting Up the Wi‑Fi
Wireless Network, page 5.
2 From the VIRB camera main menu, select Wireless > Wi-Fi
> Status to turn on Wi‑Fi wireless technology.
Select
Mode > Connect.
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4 Select Add New.
The camera searches for nearby Wi‑Fi networks.
5 Select the chartplotter's Wi‑Fi network, and enter the network
password.
The app and the camera connect to the chartplotter's Wi‑Fi
network.
You can control the camera using the chartplotter.
Controlling the VIRB Action Camera with the Chartplotter
Before you can control a VIRB action camera with the
chartplotter, you must connect the devices using a wireless
connection (Connecting a Wireless Device to the Chartplotter,
page 5).
You can connect up to five VIRB action cameras to the
chartplotter.
After you connect the VIRB action camera with the chartplotter,
a new option is added to A/V, Gauges, Controls. You can start
and stop recording on the VIRB action camera using the
chartplotter.
NOTE: The VIRB image shown on the chartplotter is a in a
lower resolution than the VIRB action camera records. To view
the high-resolution video, view the video on a computer or
television.
1 Select A/V, Gauges, Controls > VIRB®.
2 Select an option:
• To take a still photograph, select .
• To begin recording, select .
When recording, the remaining recording memory is
shown.
• To stop recording, select again.
• If you have more than one VIRB action camera
connected, use the arrows to select a different action
camera to control.
• To view stored videos or images, select
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VIRB Action Camera Settings
Select A/V, Gauges, Controls > VIRB® > Menu.
Name: Allows you to enter a new name for the VIRB action
camera.
Recording: Starts and stops recording.
Take Photo: Takes a still photograph.
Sleep: Puts the VIRB action camera into a low power mode to
conserve battery power.
Device Configuration
VIRB Action Camera Video Setup Settings
Select A/V, Gauges, Controls > VIRB® > Menu > Video
Setup.
Aspect: Sets the video aspect ratio.
Video Mode: Sets the video mode. For example, you can select
the Slow-Mo option to shoot slow motion videos.
Video Size: Sets the size or pixel dimensions of videos.
Video FPS: Sets the frames per second.
Photo Size: Sets the size or pixel dimensions of photos.
Field of View: Sets the zoom level.
Adding the VIRB Action Camera Controls to Other Screens
Before you can control a VIRB action camera with the
chartplotter, you must connect the devices using a wireless
connection (Connecting a Wireless Device to the Chartplotter,
page 5).
You can add the VIRB action camera control bar to other
screens. This allows you to start and stop recording from other
functions in the chartplotter.
1 Open the screen to which you want to add the VIRB action
camera control bar.
Select
Menu > Edit Overlays > Bottom Bar > VIRB Bar.
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When viewing a screen that has the VIRB action camera
controls, you can select
to open the full screen view of the
VIRB action camera.
Controlling the VIRB Action Camera Video Playback
You can view VIRB action camera video and images using the
chartplotter.
NOTE: The VIRB playback on the chartplotter is shown in the
same quality as the live view on the chartplotter. To view the
high-resolution video, view the video on a computer or
television.
1 From the VIRB® screen, select .
2 Wait a few seconds for the thumbnail images to load.
3 Select a video or image.
4 Control the playback using the on-screen buttons or menu
options:
• To stop the video, select .
• To pause the video, select .
• To replay the video, select .
• To play the video, select .
• To skip ahead or back in the video, drag the slider.
Deleting a VIRB Video
You can delete a video or image from the VIRB action camera.
1 Open the VIRB video or image to delete.
2 Select Menu > Delete File.
Starting a VIRB Video Slideshow
You can view a slideshow of the videos and images on the VIRB
action camera.
1 From the VIRB® screen, select .
2 Wait a few seconds for the thumbnail images to load.
3 Select a video or image.
4 Select Menu > Start Slideshow.
To stop the slideshow, selcet Menu > Stop Slideshow.
Device Configuration
System Settings
Select Settings > System.
Sounds and Display: Adjusts the display and audio settings.
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GPS: Provides information about the GPS satellites and
settings.
System Information: Provides information about the devices on
the network and the software version.
Station Information: Adjusts the setup of the station.
Auto Power Up: Controls which devices turn on automatically
when power is applied.
Auto Power Off: Automatically turns off the system after it has
been asleep for the selected length of time.
Simulator: Turns the simulator on or off and allows you to set
the time, date, speed, and simulated location.
Sounds and Display Settings
Select Settings > System > Sounds and Display.
Beeper: Turns on and off the tone that sounds for alarms and
selections.
Backlight: Sets the backlight brightness. You can select the
Auto option to adjust the backlight brightness automatically
based on the ambient light.
Backlight Sync: Synchronizes the backlight brightness of other
chartplotters in the station.
Color Mode: Sets the device to display day or night colors. You
can select the Auto option to allow the device to set day or
night colors automatically based on the time of day.
Startup Image: Sets the image that appears when you turn on
the device.
ID number. You may need this information to update the system
software or to purchase additional map data information.
Select Settings > System > System Information >
Software Information.
Viewing the Event Log
The event log shows a list of system events.
Select Settings > System > System Information > Event
Log.
Preferences Settings
Select Settings > Preferences.
Units: Sets units of measure.
Language: Sets the on-screen text language.
Navigation: Sets navigation preferences.
Keyboard Layout: Arranges the keys on the on-screen
keyboard.
Screenshot Capture: Allows the device to save images of the
screen.
User Data Sharing: Allows you to share waypoints and routes
over the Garmin Marine Network. All chartplotters that share
waypoints and routes must have this setting turned on.
Menu Bar Display: Shows or automatically hides the menu bar
when it is not needed.
Units Settings
Select Settings > System > GPS.
Skyview: Shows the relative position of GPS satellites in the
sky.
Settings > Speed Filter: Averages the speed of your vessel
over a short period of time for smoother speed values.
Settings > WAAS/EGNOS: Turns on or off WAAS (in North
America) or EGNOS (in Europe), which can provide moreaccurate GPS position information. When using WAAS or
EGNOS, the device may take longer to acquire satellites.
Settings > GLONASS: Turns on or off GLONASS usage
(Russia satellite system). When the system is used in
situations with poor sky visibility, this configuration can be
used in combination with GPS to provide more accurate
position information.
Source: Allows you to select the preferred source for GPS.
Select Settings > Preferences > Units.
System Units: Sets the unit format for the device.
Variance: Sets the magnetic declination, the angle between
magnetic north and true north, for your present location.
North Reference: Sets the direction references used in
calculating heading information. True sets geographic north
as the north reference. Grid sets grid north as the north
reference (000º). Magnetic sets the magnetic north as the
north reference.
Position Format: Sets the position format in which a given
location reading appears. Do not change this setting unless
you are using a map or chart that specifies a different
position format.
Map Datum: Sets the coordinate system on which the map is
structured. Do not change this setting unless you are using a
map or chart that specifies a different map datum.
Time: Sets the time format, time zone, and daylight saving time.
Station Settings
Navigation Settings
GPS Settings
Select Settings > System > Station Information.
Change Station: Sets the entire station to a new set of defaults
based on the location of this station. You can also select to
use this display as a stand-alone, individual display, instead
of grouping it with other displays to make a station.
GRID™ Pairing: Allows you to pair a GRID™ remote input
device with this station.
Display Order: Sets the order of the displays, which is
important when using a GRID remote input device.
Autopilot Enabled: Allows you to control the autopilot from this
device.
Reset Layouts: Restores the factory default view for the layouts
in this station.
Reset Stations: Restores the factory default layouts for all
displays in the station.
Viewing System Software Information
You can view the software version, the basemap version, all
supplemental map information (if applicable), the software
version for an optional Garmin radar (if applicable), and the unit
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NOTE: Some settings and options require additional charts or
hardware.
Select Settings > Preferences > Navigation.
Route Labels: Sets the type of labels shown with route turns on
the map.
Turn Transition: Adjusts how the chartplotter transitions to the
next turn or leg or the route. You can set the transition to be
based on time or distance before the turn. You can increase
the time or distance value to help improve the accuracy of the
autopilot when navigating a route or an Auto Guidance line
with many frequent turns or at higher speeds. For straighter
routes or slower speeds, lowering this value can improve
autopilot accuracy.
Speed Sources: Sets the source for the speed readings.
Auto Guidance: Sets the measurements for the Preferred
Depth, Vertical Clearance, and Shoreline Distance, when you
are using some premium maps.
Route Start: Selects a starting point for route navigation.
Device Configuration
Auto Guidance Path Configurations
CAUTION
The Preferred Depth and Vertical Clearance settings influence
how the chartplotter calculates an Auto Guidance path. If an
area has an unknown water depth or an unknown obstacle
height, the Auto Guidance path is not calculated in that area. If
an area at the beginning or the end of an Auto Guidance path is
shallower than the Preferred Depth or lower than the Vertical
Clearance settings, the Auto Guidance path may not be
calculated in that area, depending on the map data. On the
chart, the course through those areas appears as a gray line or
a magenta and gray striped line. When your boat enters one of
those areas, a warning message appears.
NOTE: Auto Guidance is available with premium charts, in some
areas.
NOTE: Not all settings apply to all maps.
You can set the parameters the chartplotter uses when
calculating an Auto Guidance path.
Preferred Depth: Sets the minimum water depth, based on
chart depth data, that your boat can safely travel over.
NOTE: The minimum water depth for the premium charts
(made before 2016) is 3 feet. If you enter a value of less than
3 feet, the charts only use depths of 3 feet for Auto Guidance
path calculations.
Vertical Clearance: Sets the minimum height of a bridge or
obstacle, based on chart data, that your boat can safely
travel under.
Shoreline Distance: Sets how close to the shore you want the
Auto Guidance path to be placed. The Auto Guidance path
may move if you change this setting while navigating. The
available values for this setting are relative, not absolute. To
ensure that the Auto Guidance line is placed the appropriate
distance from shore, you can assess the placement of the
Auto Guidance path using one or more familiar destinations
that require navigation through a narrow waterway (Adjusting
the Distance from Shore, page 16).
Adjusting the Distance from Shore
The Shoreline Distance setting indicates how close to the shore
you want the Auto Guidance line to be placed. The Auto
Guidance line may move if you change this setting while
navigating. The available values for the Shoreline Distance
setting are relative, not absolute. To ensure the Auto Guidance
line is placed the appropriate distance from shore, you can
assess the placement of the Auto Guidance line using one or
more familiar destinations that require navigation through a
narrow waterway.
1 Dock your vessel or drop the anchor.
2 Select Settings > Preferences > Navigation > Auto
Guidance > Shoreline Distance > Normal.
3 Select a destination that you have navigated to previously.
4 Select Navigate To > Auto Guidance.
5 Review the placement of the Auto Guidance line, and
determine whether the line safely avoids known obstacles
and the turns enable efficient travel.
6 Select an option:
• If the placement of the Auto Guidance line is satisfactory,
select Menu > Navigation Options > Stop Navigation,
and proceed to step 10.
• If the Auto Guidance line is too close to known obstacles,
select Settings > Preferences > Navigation > Auto
Guidance > Shoreline Distance > Far.
• If the turns in the Auto Guidance line are too wide, select
Settings > Preferences > Navigation > Auto Guidance
> Shoreline Distance > Near.
Device Configuration
7 If you selected Near or Far in step 6, review the placement of
the Auto Guidance line, and determine whether the line
safely avoids known obstacles and the turns enable efficient
travel.
Auto Guidance maintains a wide clearance from obstacles in
open water, even if you set the Shoreline Distance setting to
Near or Nearest. As a result, the chartplotter may not
reposition the Auto Guidance line, unless the destination
selected requires navigation through a narrow waterway.
8 Select an option:
• If the placement of the Auto Guidance line is satisfactory,
select Menu > Navigation Options > Stop Navigation,
and proceed to step 10.
• If the Auto Guidance line is too close to known obstacles,
select Settings > Preferences > Navigation > Auto
Guidance > Shoreline Distance > Farthest.
• If the turns in the Auto Guidance line are too wide, select
Settings > Preferences > Navigation > Auto Guidance
> Shoreline Distance > Nearest.
9 If you selected Nearest or Farthest in step 8, review the
placement of the Auto Guidance line, and determine
whether the line safely avoids known obstacles and the turns
enable efficient travel.
Auto Guidance maintains a wide clearance from obstacles in
open water, even if you set the Shoreline Distance setting to
Near or Nearest. As a result, the chartplotter may not
reposition the Auto Guidance line, unless the destination
selected requires navigation through a narrow waterway.
10 Repeat steps 3 through 9 at least once more, using a
different destination each time, until you are familiar with the
functionality of the Shoreline Distance setting.
Communications Settings
NMEA 0183 Settings
Select Settings > Communications > NMEA 0183 Setup.
Port Types: See Setting the Communication Format for Each
NMEA 0183 Port, page 47.
Output Sentences: See Configuring NMEA 0183 Output
Sentences, page 47.
Position Precision: Adjusts the number of digits to the right of
the decimal point for transmission of NMEA output.
XTE Precision: Adjusts the number of digits to the right of the
decimal point for NMEA crosstalk error output.
Waypoint IDs: Sets the device to transmit waypoint names or
numbers via NMEA 0183 while navigating. Using numbers
may resolve compatibility issues with older NMEA 0183
autopilots.
Defaults: Restores the NMEA 0183 settings to the original
factory defaults.
Diagnostics: Displays NMEA 0183 diagnostic information.
Configuring NMEA 0183 Output Sentences
You can enable and disable NMEA 0183 output sentences.
1 Select Settings > Communications > NMEA 0183 Setup >
Output Sentences.
2 Select an option.
3 Select one or more NMEA 0183 output sentences, and select
Back.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to enable or disable additional output
sentences.
Setting the Communication Format for Each NMEA 0183
Port
You can configure the communication format for each internal
NMEA 0183 port when connecting your chartplotter to external
NMEA 0183 devices, a computer, or other Garmin devices.
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1 Select Settings > Communications > NMEA 0183 Setup >
Port Types.
2 Select an input or output port.
3 Select a format:
• To support the input or output of standard NMEA 0183
data, DSC, and sonar NMEA input support for the DPT,
MTW, and VHW sentences, select NMEA Std..
• To support the input or output of standard NMEA 0183
data for most AIS receivers, select NMEA High Speed.
• To support the input or output of Garmin proprietary data
for interfacing with Garmin software, select Garmin.
4 Repeat steps 2–3 to configure additional input or output
ports.
NMEA 2000 Settings
Select Settings > Communications > NMEA 2000 Setup.
Device List: Displays the devices connected to the network.
Label Devices: Changes the labels for available connected
devices.
Naming Devices and Sensors on the Network
You can name devices and sensors connected to the Garmin
Marine Network and the NMEA 2000 network.
1 Select Settings > Communications.
2 Select Marine Network or NMEA 2000 Setup > Device List.
3 Select a device from the list on the left.
4 Select Change Name.
5 Enter the name, and select Done.
Marine Network
The Marine Network allows you to share data from Garmin
peripheral devices with the chartplotters quickly and easily. You
can connect a chartplotter to the Marine Network to receive data
from and share data with other devices and chartplotters that
are compatible with the Marine Network.
Select Settings > Communications > Marine Network.
Setting Alarms
Navigation Alarms
Select Settings > Alarms > Navigation.
Arrival: Sets an alarm to sound when you are within a specified
distance or time from a turn or a destination.
Anchor Drag: Sets an alarm to sound when you exceed a
specified drift distance while anchored.
Off Course: Sets an alarm to sound when you are off course by
a specified distance.
Setting the Anchor Drag Alarm
You can set an alarm to sound if you have moved more than an
allowable distance. This is very useful when anchoring
overnight.
1 Select Settings > Alarms > Navigation > Anchor Drag.
2 Select Alarm to turn on the alarm.
3 Select Set Radius, and select a distance on the chart.
4 Select Back.
System Alarms
Alarm Clock: Sets an alarm clock.
Unit Voltage: 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 user-defined value.
Sonar Alarms
NOTE: Not all options are available on all transducers.
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From an applicable sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup >
Alarms.
You can also open the sonar alarms by selecting Settings >
Alarms > Sonar.
Shallow Water: Sets an alarm to sound when the depth is less
than the specified value.
Deep Water: Sets an alarm to sound when the depth is greater
than the specified value.
FrontVü Alarm: Sets an alarm to sound when the depth in front
of the vessel is less than the specified value, which can help
you avoid running aground (Setting the FrontVü Depth Alarm,
page 26). This alarm is available only with Panoptix FrontVü
transducers.
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.
Contour: Sets an alarm to sound when the transducer detects a
suspended target within the specified depth from the surface
of the water and from the bottom.
Fish: Sets an alarm to sound when the device detects a
suspended target.
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sets the alarm to sound when fish of all sizes are
detected.
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sets the alarm to sound only when medium or large
fish are detected.
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sets the alarm to sound only when large fish are
detected.
Setting Weather Alarms
Before you can set weather alarms, you must have a compatible
chartplotter connected to a weather device, such as a GXM
device, and have a valid weather subscription.
1 Select Settings > Alarms > Weather.
2 Turn on alarms for specific weather events.
Setting the Fuel Alarm
Before you can set a fuel level alarm, a compatible fuel flow
sensor must be connected to the chartplotter.
You can set an alarm to sound when the total amount of
remaining onboard fuel reaches the level you specify.
1 Select Settings > Alarms > Fuel > Set Total Fuel Onboard
> On.
2 Enter the remaining amount of fuel that triggers the alarm,
and select Done.
My Vessel Settings
NOTE: Some settings and options require additional charts or
hardware.
Select Settings > My Vessel.
Depth and Anchoring: Allows you to enter information about
the keel (Setting the Keel Offset, page 19) and the anchor.
Temp. Offset: Allows you to set an offset value to compensate
for the water temperature reading from a NMEA 0183 watertemperature sensor or a temperature-capable transducer
(Setting the Water Temperature Offset, page 49).
Calibrate Water Speed: Calibrates the speed-sensing
transducer or sensor (Calibrating a Water Speed Device,
page 49).
Fuel Capacity: Sets the combined fuel capacity of all the fuel
tanks on your vessel (Setting the Fuel Capacity of the Vessel,
page 36).
Vessel Type: Enables some chartplotter features based on the
boat type.
CZone™: Sets the digital switching circuits.
Device Configuration
System Profiles: Allows you to save your system profile to a
memory card and import system profile settings from a
memory card. This can be helpful for charter or fleet vessels,
and for sharing your setup information with a friend.
Setting the Keel Offset
You can enter a keel offset to compensate the water depth
reading for the transducer installation location. This allows you
to view the depth of the water below the keel or the true depth of
the water, depending on your needs.
If you want to know the water depth below the keel or the lowest
point of your boat and the transducer is installed at the water
line or anywhere above the end of the keel, measure the
distance from the transducer location to the keel of the boat.
If you want to know the true water depth and the transducer is
installed below the water line, measure the distance from the
bottom of the transducer up to the water line.
NOTE: This option is only available when you have valid depth
data.
1 Measure the distance:
• If the transducer is installed at the water line À or
anywhere above the end of the keel, measure the
distance from the transducer location to the keel of the
boat. Enter this value as a positive number.
• If the transducer is installed at the bottom of the keel Á
and you want to know the true depth of the water,
measure the distance from the transducer to the water
line. Enter this value in as a negative number.
This is the temperature offset. Enter this value in step 5 as a
positive number if the sensor connected to the chartplotter
measures the water temperature as being colder than it
actually is. Enter this value in step 5 as a negative number if
the sensor connected to the chartplotter measures the water
temperature as being warmer than it actually is.
4 Select Settings > My Vessel > Temp. Offset.
5 Enter the temperature offset calculated in step 3.
Calibrating a Water Speed Device
If you have a speed-sensing transducer connected to the
chartplotter, you can calibrate that speed-sensing device to
improve the accuracy of water-speed data displayed by the
chartplotter.
1 Select Settings > My Vessel > Calibrate Water Speed.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions.
If the boat is not moving fast enough or the speed sensor is
not registering a speed, a message appears.
3 Select OK, and safely increase the boat speed.
4 If the message appears again, stop the boat, and ensure the
speed-sensor wheel is not stuck.
5 If the wheel turns freely, check the cable connections.
6 If you continue to get the message, contact Garmin product
support.
Other Vessels Settings
When your compatible chartplotter is connected to an AIS
device or VHF radio, you can set up how other vessels are
displayed on the chartplotter.
Select Settings > Other Vessels.
AIS: Enables and disables AIS signal reception.
DSC: Enables and disables digital selective calling (DSC).
Collision Alarm: Sets the collision alarm (Setting the Safe-Zone
Collision Alarm, page 8).
AIS-EPIRB Test: Enables test signals from Emergency Position
Indicating Radio Beacons (EPRIB).
AIS-MOB Test: Enables test signals from man overboard (MOB)
devices.
AIS-SART Test: Enables test transmissions from Search and
Rescue Transponders (SART).
Settings that are Synced on the Garmin
Marine Network
2 Select Settings > My Vessel > Depth and Anchoring >
Keel Offset.
if the transducer is installed at the water line, or
select if the transducer is installed at the bottom of the
keel.
4 Enter the distance measured in step 1.
3 Select
Setting the Water Temperature Offset
Before you can set the water temperature offset, you must have
a NMEA 0183 water-temperature sensor or a temperaturecapable transducer to measure water temperature.
The temperature offset compensates for the temperature
reading from a temperature sensor.
1 Measure the water temperature using the temperature sensor
or temperature-capable transducer that is connected to the
chartplotter.
Measure
the water temperature using a different temperature
2
sensor or a thermometer that is known to be accurate.
3 Subtract the water temperature measured in step 1 from the
water temperature measured in step 2.
Device Configuration
The following devices sync certain settings when connected to
the Garmin Marine Network.
• echoMAP™ 70 series
• GPSMAP 507 series (software version 3.0 or later)
• GPSMAP 701 series (software version 3.0 or later)
• GPSMAP 702 series
• GPSMAP 800 series
• GPSMAP 902 series
• GPSMAP 1000 series
• GPSMAP 1002 series
• GPSMAP 1202 series
• GPSMAP 7400/7600 series
• GPSMAP 8400/8600 series
The following settings are synced, if applicable, to the device.
Alarm Settings (also syncs alarm acknowledgment):
• Arrival
• Anchor Drag
• Off Course
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• GPS Accuracy
• Shallow Water
• Deep Water (Not available in the GPSMAP 8400/8600
series)
• Water Temp.
• Contour (Not available in echoMAP 70s and GPSMAP
507/701 series)
• Fish
• Collision Alarm
General Settings:
• Auto Guidance Preferred Depth
• Auto Guidance Vertical Clearance
• Beeper
• Color Mode
• Keyboard Layout
• Language
• Map Datum
• North Reference
• Position Format
• System Units
• Calibrate Water Speed
• Radar Antenna Size
Chart Settings:
• Chart Borders
• Hazard Colors
• Heading Line
• Land POIs
• Light Sectors
• Navaid Size
• Navaid Type
• Photo Points
• Preferred Depth
• Shallow Shading
• Service Points
• Vessel Icon (Cannot be synced between all models)
Restoring the Original Chartplotter Factory
Settings
NOTE: This procedure deletes all settings information you have
entered.
1 Select Settings > System > System Information > Factory
Settings.
2 Select an option.
Sharing and Managing User Data
Copying Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
from HomePort to a Chartplotter
Before you can copy data to the chartplotter, you must have the
latest version of the HomePort software program loaded on your
computer and a memory card installed in the chartplotter.
Copy the data from HomePort to the prepared memory card.
For more information, see the HomePort help file.
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot.
2 Select Info > User Data > Data Transfer > File Type.
3 Select GPX.
To transfer data with Garmin devices again, select the ADM file
type.
Copying User Data from a Memory Card
You can transfer user data from a memory card to transfer from
other devices. User data includes waypoints, routes, Auto
Guidance paths, tracks, and boundaries.
NOTE: Only boundary files with an .adm extension are
supported.
1 Insert a memory card into a card slot.
2 Select Info > User Data > Data Transfer.
3 If necessary, select the memory card to copy data to.
4 Select an option:
• To transfer data from the memory card to the chartplotter
and combine it with existing user data, select Merge from
Card.
• To transfer data from the memory card to the chartplotter
and overwrite existing user data, select Replace from
Card.
5 Select the file name.
Copying User Data to a Memory Card
You can save user data to a memory card to transfer to other
devices. User data includes waypoints, routes, Auto Guidance
paths, tracks, and boundaries.
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot.
2 Select Info > User Data > Data Transfer > Save to Card.
3 If necessary, select the memory card to copy the data to.
4 Select an option:
• To create a new file, select Add New File, and enter a
name.
• To add the information to an existing file, select the file
from the list, and select Save to Card.
Copying Built-In Maps to a Memory Card
You can copy maps from the chartplotter to a memory card for
use with HomePort.
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot.
2 Select Info > User Data > Data Transfer.
3 Select Copy Built-In Map.
Backing Up Data to a Computer
1
2
3
4
5
Insert a memory card into the card slot.
Select Info > User Data > Data Transfer > Save to Card.
Select a file name from the list, or select Add New File.
Select Save to Card.
Remove the memory card, and insert it into a card reader
attached to a computer.
6 Open the Garmin\UserData folder on the memory card.
7 Copy the backup file on the card and paste it to any location
on the computer.
Restoring Backup Data to a Chartplotter
1 Insert a memory card into a card reader that is attached to
the computer.
Selecting a File Type for Third-Party
Waypoints and Routes
2 Copy a backup file from the computer to the memory card,
You can import and export waypoints and routes from third-party
devices.
3 Insert a memory card into the card slot.
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into a folder named Garmin\UserData.
Sharing and Managing User Data
4 Select Info > User Data > Data Transfer > Replace from
Card.
Saving System Information to a Memory
Card
You can save system information to a memory card as a
troubleshooting tool. A product support representative may ask
you to use this information to retrieve data about the network.
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot.
2 Select Settings > System > System Information > Garmin
Devices > Save to Card.
If
3 necessary, select the memory card to save system
information to.
4 Remove the memory card.
Appendix
Registering Your Device
NOTE: You should use the ActiveCaptain app to register the
device (Getting Started with the ActiveCaptain App, page 4).
Help us better support you by completing our online registration
today. Keep the original sales receipt, or a photocopy, in a safe
place.
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot on the card reader.
2 Wait a few moments.
The chartplotter opens the card management page and
creates a file named GarminDevice.xml in the Garmin folder
on the memory card.
3 Remove the memory card.
4 Insert the memory card into your computer.
5 On your computer, go to garmin.com/express.
6 Follow the on-screen instructions to download, install, and
open the Garmin Express application.
7 Select > Add a Device.
8 While the application searches, select Sign In next to Have
marine charts or devices? near the bottom of the screen.
9 Create or sign in to your Garmin account.
10 Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your vessel.
11 Select > Add.
The Garmin Express application searches the memory card
for the device information.
12 Select Add Device to register the device.
When registration is complete, the Garmin Express
application searches for additional charts and chart updates
for your device.
When you add devices to the chartplotter network, repeat these
steps to register the new devices.
Software Update
NOTE: You can use the ActiveCaptain app to update the device
software (Updating Software with the ActiveCaptain App,
page 4).
You may need to update the device software when you install
the device or add an accessory to the device.
The software update requires either a Garmin memory card
reader accessory or another Garmin chartplotter connected over
the Garmin Marine Network.
This device supports up to a 32 GB memory card, formatted to
FAT32.
Before you update the software, you can check to the software
version installed on your device (Viewing System Software
Appendix
Information, page 46). Then, you can go to www.garmin.com
/support/software/marine.html, select See All Devices in this
Bundle, and compare the installed software version to the
software version listed for your product.
If the software on your device is older than the one listed on the
website, follow the steps to load the software on a memory card
(Loading the New Software on a Memory Card, page 51), and
then update the device software (Updating the Device Software,
page 51).
Loading the New Software on a Memory Card
You must copy the software update to a memory card using a
computer that is running Windows software.
NOTE: You can contact Garmin customer support to order a
preloaded software update card if you do not have a computer
with Windows software.
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot on the computer.
2 Go to www.garmin.com/support/software/marine.html.
TIP: You can also download updated owner's manuals to
load on the chartplotter from this web page.
3 Select GPSMAP Series with SD Card.
4 Select Download next to GPSMAP Series with SD Card.
5 Read and agree to the terms.
6 Select Download.
7 Choose a location, and select Save.
8 Double-click the downloaded file.
A Garmin folder containing the software update is created in
the selected location. A dialog box opens to assist in
transferring the software update to a memory card.
9 Select Next.
10 Select the drive associated with the memory card, and select
Next > Finish.
A Garmin folder containing the software update is created on the
memory card. The software update can take several minutes to
load onto the memory card.
®
Updating the Device Software
Before you can update the software, you must obtain a
software-update memory card or load the latest software onto a
memory card (Loading the New Software on a Memory Card,
page 51).
1 Turn on the chartplotter.
2 After the home screen appears, insert the memory card into
the card slot.
NOTE: In order for the software update instructions to
appear, the device must be fully booted before the card is
inserted.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions.
4 Wait several minutes while the software update process
completes.
5 When prompted, leave the memory card in place and restart
the chartplotter manually.
6 Remove the memory card.
NOTE: If the memory card is removed before the device
restarts fully, the software update is not complete.
Digital Switching
Your chartplotter can be used to monitor or control circuits when
a compatible system is connected.
For example, you can control the interior lights and navigation
lights on the vessel. You can also monitor live well circuits.
To access the digital switching controls, select Info > Circuit
Control.
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For more information about purchasing and configuring a digital
switching system, contact your Garmin dealer.
Pairing the GRID Remote Input Device with
the Chartplotter
Before you can use a GRID remote input device with a
chartplotter, you must pair the devices.
You can initiate the paring of the devices from the chartplotter or
from the GRID remote input device.
Pairing the GRID Device with the Chartplotter from
the Chartplotter
1 Select Settings > System > Station Information > GRID™
Pairing > Add.
2 On the GRID remote input device, press SELECT.
Pairing the GRID Device with the Chartplotter from
the GRID Device
1 On the GRID remote input device, press + and HOME at the
same time.
A selection page opens on all of the chartplotters on the
Garmin Marine Network.
2 Rotate the wheel on the GRID remote input device to
highlight Select on the chartplotter you want to control with
the GRID remote input device.
3 Press SELECT.
Rotating the GRID Joystick
For certain installation situations, you can rotate the orientation
of the GRID joystick.
1 Select Settings > Communications > Marine Network.
2 Select the GRID device.
Cleaning the Screen
NOTICE
Cleaners containing ammonia will harm the anti-reflective
coating.
The device is coated with a special anti-reflective coating which
is very sensitive to waxes and abrasive cleaners.
1 Apply an eyeglass lens cleaner specified as safe for antireflective coatings to the cloth.
2 Gently wipe the screen with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth.
Viewing Images on a Memory card
You can view images that are saved on a memory card. You
can view .jpg, .png, and .bmp files.
1 Insert a memory card with image files into the card slot.
2 Select Info > Image Viewer.
3 Select the folder containing the images.
4 Wait a few seconds for the thumbnail images to load.
5 Select an image.
6 Use the arrows to scroll through the images.
7 If necessary, select Menu > Start Slideshow.
Screenshots
You can capture a screenshot of any screen shown on your
chartplotter as a bitmap (.bmp) file. You can transfer the
screenshot to your computer. You can also view the screenshot
in the image viewer (Viewing Images on a Memory card,
page 52).
Capturing Screenshots
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot.
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2 Select Settings > Preferences > Screenshot Capture >
On.
3 Go to a screen you want to capture.
4 Hold Home for at least six seconds.
Copying Screenshots to a Computer
1 Remove the memory card from the chartplotter, and insert it
into a card reader that is attached to a computer.
2 From Windows Explorer, open the Garmin\scrn folder on the
memory card.
3 Copy a .bmp file from the card and paste it to any location on
the computer.
Troubleshooting
My device will not acquire GPS signals
If the device is not acquiring satellite signals, there could be a
few causes. If the device has moved a large distance since the
last time it has acquired satellites or has been turned off for
longer than a few weeks or months, the device may not be able
to acquire the satellites correctly.
• Ensure the device is using the latest software. If not, update
the device software.
• If the device is using an internal GPS antenna, make sure the
device has a clear view of the sky so the internal antenna can
receive the GPS signal. If it is mounted inside of a cabin, it
should be close to a window so it can receive the GPS signal.
If the device is mounted inside a cabin and cannot be placed
in a location where the device can acquire satellites, use an
external GPS antenna.
• If the device is using an external GPS antenna, make sure
the antenna is connected to the chartplotter or the NMEA
network. If necessary, see the GPS antenna installation
instructions for connection information and diagrams.
• If the device is using an external GPS antenna connected
using the NMEA 2000 network, select Settings >
Communications > NMEA 2000 Setup > Device List. Make
sure the antenna appears on this list. If it does not, verify the
antenna installation and the NMEA 2000 network installation.
• If the device has more than one GPS antenna source, select
a different source (Selecting the GPS Source, page 2).
My device will not turn on or keeps turning off
Devices erratically turning off or not turning on could indicate an
issue with the power supplied to the device. Check these items
to attempt to troubleshoot the cause of the power issue.
• Make sure the power source is generating power.
You can check this several ways. For example, you can
check whether other devices powered by the source are
functioning.
• Check the fuse in the power cable.
The fuse should be located in a holder that is part of the red
wire of the power cable. Check that the proper size fuse is
installed. Refer to the label on the cable or the installation
instructions for the exact fuse size needed. Check the fuse to
make sure there is still a connection inside of the fuse. You
can test the fuse using a multimeter. If the fuse is good, the
multimeter reads 0 ohm.
• Check to make sure the device is receiving is at least 10 V,
but 12 V is recommended.
To check the voltage, measure the female power and ground
sockets of the power cable for DC voltage. If the voltage is
less than 10 V, the device will not turn on.
• If the device is receiving enough power but does not turn on,
contact Garmin product support at support.garmin.com.
Appendix
My device is not creating waypoints in the correct
location
You can manually enter a waypoint location to transfer and
share data from one device to the next. If you have manually
entered a waypoint using coordinates, and the location of the
point does not appear where the point should be, the map
datum and position format of the device may not match the map
datum and position format originally used to mark the waypoint.
Position format is the way in which the GPS receiver's position
appears on the screen. This is commonly displayed as latitude/
longitude in degrees and minutes, with options for degrees,
minutes and second, degrees only, or one of several grid
formats.
Map datum is a math model which depicts a part of the surface
of the earth. Latitude and longitude lines on a paper map are
referenced to a specific map datum.
1 Find out which map datum and position format was used
when the original waypoint was created.
If the original waypoint was taken from a map, there should
be a legend on the map that lists the map datum and position
format used to create that map. Most often this is found near
the map key.
2 Select Settings > Preferences > Units.
3 Select the correct map datum and position format settings.
4 Create the waypoint again.
Device
Specification
Measurement
Display size (W×H)
(304 × 228 mm (1131/32 ×
863/64 in.)
Weight
7.6 kg (16.76 lb.)
Max. power usage at
10 Vdc
47 W
Typical current draw at
12 Vdc
2.5 A
Max. current draw at
12 Vdc
4.7 A
Compass-safe distance 460 mm (18.11 in.)
All models
Temperature range
From 5° to 131°F (from
-15° to 55°C)
Material
Die-cast aluminum and
polycarbonate plastic
Input power
10 to 35 Vdc
Fuse
7.5 A, 42 V fast-acting
NMEA 2000 LEN
2
NMEA 2000 Draw
75 mA max.
NMEA 2000 PGN Information
Transmit and Receive
PGN
Description
059392
ISO acknowledgment
059904
ISO request
060160
ISO transport protocol: Data transfer
• Go to support.garmin.com for help and information, such as
product manuals, frequently asked questions, videos, and
customer support.
• In the USA, call 913-397-8200 or 1-800-800-1020.
• In the UK, call 0808 238 0000.
• In Europe, call +44 (0) 870 850 1241.
060416
ISO transport protocol: Connection management
060928
ISO address claimed
065240
Commanded address
126208
Request group function
126996
Product information
126998
Configuration information
Specifications
127237
Heading/track control
127250
Vessel heading
Specifications
127258
Magnetic variance
Device
Measurement
127488
Engine parameters: Rapid update
Dimensions (W×H×D)
265 × 190 × 115 mm
(107/16 × 731/64 × 417/32 in.)
127489
Engine parameters: Dynamic
127493
Transmission parameters: Dynamic
Display size (W×H)
171 × 130 mm (647/64 × 51/8
in.)
127505
Fluid level
Weight
3.23 kg (7.12 lb.)
127508
Battery status
Max. power usage at
10 Vdc
28 W
128259
Speed: Water referenced
128267
Water depth
Typical current draw at
12 Vdc
1.3 A
129025
Position: Rapid update
129026
COG and SOG: Rapid update
129029
GNSS position data
129283
Cross track error
129284
Navigation data
333 × 247 × 97 mm (137/64
× 923/32 × 313/36 in.)
129539
GNSS DOPs
245 × 184 mm (921/32 × 7¼
in.)
129540
GNSS satellites in view
130306
Wind data
130310
Environmental parameters (obsolete)
130311
Environmental parameters (obsolete)
130312
Temperature (obsolete)
Contacting Garmin Support
Eight-inch
models
Specification
Max. current draw at
12 Vdc
2.8 A
Compass-safe distance 310 mm (12.2 in.)
Twelve-inch
models
Dimensions (W×H×D)
Display size (W×H)
Weight
4.95 kg (10.91 lb.)
Max. power usage at
10 Vdc
35 W
Typical current draw at
12 Vdc
1.6 A
Max. current draw at
12 Vdc
3.5 A
Compass-safe distance 460 mm (18.11 in.)
Fifteen-inch
models
Appendix
Dimensions (W×H×D)
403 × 306 × 94 mm (157/8
× 123/64 × 345/64 in. )
Transmit
PGN
Description
126464
Transmit and receive PGN list group function
127497
Trip parameters: Engine
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Receive
Sentence
Description
SDVHW
VHW: Water speed and heading
DPT
Depth
System time
DBT
Depth below transducer
Rate of turn
MTW
Water temperature
Attitude
VHW
Water speed and heading
Engine parameters: Static
WPL
Waypoint location
127503
AC input status (obsolete)
DSC
127504
AC output status (obsolete)
Digital selective calling
information
127506
DC detailed status
DSE
Expanded digital selective calling
127507
Charger status
HDG
Heading, deviation, and variation
127509
Inverter status
HDM
Heading, magnetic
128275
Distance log
MWD
Wind direction and speed
129038
AIS class A position report
MDA
Meteorological composite
129039
AIS class B position report
MWV
Wind speed and angle
129040
AIS class B extended position report
VDM
AIS VHF data-link message
129044
Datum
129285
Navigation: Route, waypoint information
129794
AIS class A static and voyage related data
129798
AIS SAR aircraft position report
129799
Radio frequency/mode/power
129802
AIS safety-related broadcast message
129808
DSC call Information
129809
AIS class B "CS" static data report, part A
129810
AIS class B "CS" static data report, part B
130313
Humidity
130314
Actual pressure
130316
Temperature: Extended range
130576
Trim tab status
130577
Direction data
PGN
065030
126992
127251
127257
127498
Type
Description
Generator average basic AC quantities (GAAC)
Receive
You can purchase complete information about National Marine
Electronics Association (NMEA) format and sentences from: NMEA,
Seven Riggs Avenue, Severna Park, MD 21146 USA (www.nmea.org)
NMEA 0183 Information
Type
Sentence
Description
Transmit
GPAPB
APB: Heading or track controller
(autopilot) sentence "B"
GPBOD
BOD: Bearing (origin to
destination)
GPBWC
BWC: Bearing and distance to
waypoint
GPGGA
GGA: Global positioning system
fix data
GPGLL
GLL: Geographic position
(latitude and longitude)
GPGSA
GSA: GNSS DOP and active
satellites
GPGSV
GSV: GNSS satellites in view
GPRMB
RMB: Recommended minimum
navigation information
GPRMC
RMC: Recommended minimum
specific GNSS data
GPRTE
RTE: Routes
GPVTG
VTG: Course over ground and
ground speed
GPWPL
WPL: Waypoint location
GPXTE
XTE: Cross track error
PGRME
E: Estimated error
PGRMM
M: Map datum
PGRMZ
Z: Altitude
SDDBT
DBT: Depth below transducer
SDDPT
DPT: Depth
SDMTW
MTW: Water temperature
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Appendix
Index
A
ActiveCaptain 4
quickdraw 11
updating charts 4
updating software 4
aerial photos 7
AIS 7, 8, 10
distress signal device 8
radar 30
SART 8
targeting 7, 8
threats 8, 30
turning on 49
alarms 17, 48
anchor drag 48
arrival 48
collision 8, 49
deep water 24, 48
engine 36
fuel 36, 48
gauges 36
navigation 48
off course 48
shallow water 24, 48
sonar 24, 48
water temperature 24, 48
weather 48
AM 38, 39
anchor 48
anchor drag alarm 48
animated currents, tides 7
antenna, GPS 2
arrival alarm 48
Auto Guidance 12, 13, 15, 46, 47
paths 15
shoreline distance 16, 47
autopilot 32, 33
adjusting the heading 33
circles pattern 33
cloverleaf pattern 34
engaging 33
orbit pattern 34
pattern steering 33, 34
reducing rudder activity 33
search pattern 34
Shadow Drive 33
steering increment 33
steering patterns 33, 34
u-turn pattern 33
Williamson turn pattern 33
zigzag pattern 33
B
backlight 3
battery, management 37
boundaries
copying 50
linking to SmartMode layout 17
showing 9
boundary line 17
boundary lines 17
buoy reports 42
C
camera 45
configuration 44
controlling 43–45
home position 44
pausing 43
standby 44
celestial information 37, 38
chart
layers 9, 10
settings 9, 10
charts 5, 7, 9–11
appearance 9, 10
details 6
Index
fishing 5
layers 9, 10
measuring distance 6
navigation 5–7
quickdraw 10, 11
radar 10
settings 9
symbols 6
updating 4
circuits 51
clock 48
alarm 48
collision alarm 8, 49
color mode 3
combinations 3
compass
data bar 3
rose 9
courses 12
current stations 37, 38
indicators 7
D
DAB 38, 39
data
backup 50
copying 50
management 50
deleting, all user data 18
depth log 37
depth shading 9, 10, 12
destinations
navigation chart 13
selecting 13
device
cleaning 52
registration 51
digital selective calling 34, 35
channels 35
contacts 34
individual routine call 35
turning on 34, 49
digital switching 51
distress call 34
distress signal device 8
DSC. See digital selective calling
E
EBL 30
adjusting 30
measuring 30
showing 30
EGNOS 46
engine gauges 35, 36
configuring 36
status alarms 36
EPIRB 8
event log 46
F
factory settings 50
stations 3
favorites 2
Fish Eye 3D
sonar cone 10
suspended targets 10
tracks 10
fishfinder. See sonar
fishing chart 5, 43
FM 38, 39
fuel capacity 36
fuel gauges 35, 36
status alarm 36, 48
synchronizing with actual fuel 36
G
Garmin ClearVü 20
Garmin Marine Network 17, 48
Garmin product support. See product support
gauges 35
engine 35, 36
fuel 35, 36
limits 36
status alarms 36
trip 37
wind 36, 37
GLONASS 46
Go To 13, 14
GPS 52
EGNOS 46
GLONASS 46
signals 2
source 2
WAAS 46
GPS accuracy 48
graphs
air temperature 37
atmospheric pressure 37
configuring 37
depth 37
water temperature 37
wind angle 37
wind speed 37
GRID 52
GRID pairing 46, 52
gybing. See tacking and gybing
H
heading 33
adjusting 33
heading hold 19
holding 33
line 9, 20
Shadow Drive 33
help. See product support
home screen 2
customizing 2, 3
I
images 4, 52
J
jibing. See tacking and gybing
joystick 52
K
keel offset 19, 49
keyboard 46
L
language 45, 46
locking, screen 1
M
man overboard 13, 33, 34
manual viewer 1
maps. See charts
marine services 13
mark location 13
MARPA
navigation chart 10
tagged object 29
targeting 29
threats 8, 30
measuring distance 21
charts 6
media player 38–40
alphabetical search 38
DAB 39
device name 40
FUSION-Link 38
muting 38
preset 39, 43
radio 39, 40
repeating 38
shuffling 38
SiriusXM Satellite Radio 39
source 38
tuner region 39
tuning mode 39
VHF 38
zones 38
55
memory card 50, 51
detailed maps 50
installing 2
MOB, device 8
music player 38–40. See media player
N
navaids 6
navigation alarms 48
navigation chart 5, 7, 13, 43
marine service points 13
MARPA 10
radar overlay 28
vessel trails 10, 35
navigation inset 3
networking. See Marine Network
NMEA 0183 34, 47
NMEA 2000 34, 48
O
off 4
off course alarm 48
offset, front of boat 32
other vessels
AIS 10
trails 10
overlay numbers 3
P
Perspective 3D 43
photos, aerial 7
position, tracking 35
position report 35
power key 1, 4
powerboat 3, 18
preferred data source 32
premium charts 6, 7
aerial photos 7
Fish Eye 3D 10
tide and current indicators 7
presets 3, 39
DAB 39
product registration 51
product support 2, 53
Q
quickdraw 11
settings 12
R
radar 27–30, 32
AIS 30
bird mode 30
clutter 31
color scheme 32
custom park position 32
echo trails 30
field of view 32
front-of-boat offset 32
gain 30, 31
guard zone 29
MARPA 8
optimizing display 31
overlay 10
overlay screen 28
range 28
range rings 32
source 32
timed transmit 28
transmitting 28
waypoints 32
radar overlay 28
radio 39
AM 38
FM 38
SiriusXM 39, 40
range rings 9
registering the device 51
resetting
settings 40
station layouts 3
56
Route To 12, 13
routes 13, 17
copying 50
creating 14
deleting 15
editing 14
navigating 14
navigating parallel to 15
synchronizing 17
viewing list of 14
waypoints 50
S
safe depth 46
safe height 46
safe-zone collision alarm 8, 49
sailboat 3, 18
sailing 9, 18
race timer 18
starting line 18
sailing gauges 36
sailingstarting line 18
SART 8
satellite imagery 7
satellite signals, acquiring 2
screen
brightness 3
locking 1
unlocking 1
screenshots 52
capturing 52
settings 12, 45, 46
radar display 32
system information 46
Shadow Drive, enabling 33
sharing data 50
shoreline distance 16, 47
SideVü 20
SiriusXM 38–40
Satellite Radio 39
SiriusXM Satellite Radio 39, 40
SmartMode layout, linking to boundary 17
software
updates 40, 51
updating 4, 51
sonar 20, 22, 25
a-scope 24, 26
alarms 24, 48
appearance 24
bottom lock 24
color gain 23
color rejection 24
cone 10
depth 24
depth scale 24
frequencies 25, 26
FrontVü 22
gain 23
Garmin ClearVü 20
interference 24
measuring distances 21
noise 23
numbers 3
Panoptix 21, 22, 26, 27
recording 23
scroll speed 23
sharing 22, 23
SideVü 20
source 22, 23
surface noise 24
suspended targets 24
views 20
waypoint 22
whiteline 24
zoom 24
SOS 13, 34
stations 2
changing the station 46
customizing the home screen of 2
ordering the displays 46
restoring the layout 3, 46
support. See product support
suspended targets 10
symbols 7
synchronizing, user data 17
system information 46, 51
T
tacking and gybing 19
heading hold 19
wind hold 19
targeting 29
temperature log 37
tide stations 7, 37, 38
indicators 7
touchscreen 1
tracks 16, 17
clearing 17
copying 50
deleting 17
editing 16
list 16
navigating 16, 17
recording 17
saving 16
saving as route 16
showing 9, 16
transducer 20, 22, 25, 27
trip gauges 37
troubleshooting 52, 53
U
unit ID 46
units of measure 46
unlocking, screen 1
updates, software 51
updating
charts 4
software 4
user data
deleting 18
synchronizing 17
V
vessel trails 10, 35
VHF radio 34
calling an AIS target 35
distress calls 34
DSC channel 35
individual routine call 35
video 43–45
configuring 43, 44
source 43, 44
viewing 43, 44
VIRB camera 45
voltage 48
VRM 30
adjusting 30
measuring 30
showing 30
W
WAAS 46
warning manager 38
messages 38
water
speed 49
temperature log 37
temperature offset 49
waypoints 13, 53
copying 50
creating 6, 13
deleting 14
editing 13
man overboard 13
navigating to 13
showing 9
sonar 22
synchronizing 17
tracked vessel 35
viewing list of 13
Index
weather 40, 41
alarms 48
broadcasts 40
charts 10, 41, 43
fishing 42
fishing chart 43
forecast 41, 42
navigation chart 43
overlay 43
precipitation 41
sea conditions 42
subscription 40, 43
surface pressure 42
visibility 42
water temperature 42
wave information 42
winds 42
Wi‑Fi 4
Wi‑Fi technology 5
wind, rose 9
wind angle graph 37
wind gauges 36, 37
wind hold 19
adjusting 19
wind speed graph 37
wireless devices 5, 44, 45
connecting a wireless device 5
connecting to a wireless device 4
network configuration 5
Z
zoom
chart 6
sonar 24
Index
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