Humminbird Cable Box 798ci User manual

Humminbird Cable Box 798ci User manual
Operations Manual
798ci HD SI Combo
531836-1EN_A
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Table of Contents
Power On
1
How Sonar Works
2
Side Imaging® Sonar ..................................................................................................4
DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar .......................................................................................... 5
Dual Beam Ice Transducer (optional-purchase XI 9 20 Ice Transducer only) .................... 6
QuadraBeam PLUS™ Sonar (with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer) .... 7
Universal Sonar 2 (compatible w/ optional-purchase Minnkota trolling motors) ................ 8
How GPS Works
9
What’s on the Sonar Display
10
Understanding the Sonar Display .......................................................................... 12
Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window .......................................................................... 12
SwitchFire™ ..............................................................................................................13
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor.............................................................................. 13
Instant Image Update ..............................................................................................13
Bottom Presentation ................................................................................................ 14
What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
16
Understanding the Side Imaging® Display ............................................................ 18
Side Imaging® Frequencies and Coverage.............................................................. 20
For Best Performance .............................................................................................. 21
On the Water Interpretation .................................................................................. 22
What’s on the Down Imaging™ Display
26
Understanding the Down Imaging™ Display ........................................................ 28
Interpreting the Display .......................................................................................... 28
Down Imaging™ Sensitivity .................................................................................... 29
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor.............................................................................. 29
Views
30
Side Imaging® View ................................................................................................ 32
Down Imaging™ View ............................................................................................ 34
Sonar View .............................................................................................................. 36
Sonar Zoom View .................................................................................................... 37
Split Sonar View ...................................................................................................... 38
Big Digits View ........................................................................................................ 39
Circular Flasher View .............................................................................................. 40
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Snapshot and Recording View.............................................................................. 45
Side Beam View (with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer).................. 52
Bird’s Eye View ...................................................................................................... 56
Chart View.............................................................................................................. 57
Combo View .......................................................................................................... 59
Chart/Down Combo View...................................................................................... 60
Chart/Side Combo View ........................................................................................ 61
Down/Side Combo View........................................................................................ 62
Down/Sonar Combo View .................................................................................... 63
Sonar/Side Combo View........................................................................................ 64
Down/Side/Sonar Combo View..............................................................................65
View Orientation .................................................................................................... 66
Viewing Cartography ............................................................................................ 66
Introduction to Navigation
69
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks ............................................................................ 69
Save, Edit, or Delete a Waypoint .......................................................................... 71
Navigate to a Waypoint or Position...................................................................... 73
Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid ................................................................ 74
Save, Edit, or Delete a Route ................................................................................ 75
Save or Clear a Current Track................................................................................ 76
Edit, Delete, or Hide Saved Tracks ........................................................................ 76
Man Overboard (MOB) Navigation ...................................................................... 77
What’s on the Control Head
79
Key Functions
80
POWER/LIGHT Key .............................................................................................. 80
VIEW Key .............................................................................................................. 80
ZOOM (+/-) Key...................................................................................................... 81
4-WAY Cursor Control Key .................................................................................. 81
INFO Key ................................................................................................................ 82
MENU Key ............................................................................................................ 83
MARK Key .............................................................................................................. 83
GOTO Key................................................................................................................ 84
VIEW PRESET Keys ................................................................................................ 84
EXIT Key ................................................................................................................ 84
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SD Memory Card Slots
85
Add Maps to Your Fishing System.......................................................................... 86
Export Navigation Data............................................................................................ 87
Update Software...................................................................................................... 88
Accessory Bus
89
The Menu System
90
Start-Up Options Menu
91
Normal...................................................................................................................... 91
Simulator ................................................................................................................ 92
System Status ........................................................................................................ 92
Self Test.................................................................................................................... 93
Accessory Test.......................................................................................................... 93
GPS Diagnostic View .............................................................................................. 94
PC Connect and Software Updates (with optional-purchase PC Connect cable only) ...... 95
X-Press™ Menu
96
Main Menu
97
Quick Tips for the Main Menu................................................................................ 98
Note for all Menu Settings...................................................................................... 99
User Mode (Normal or Advanced)........................................................................ 100
Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu (Side Imaging® Views only)
102
SI Side .................................................................................................................. 103
SI Sensitivity............................................................................................................103
SI Enhance ............................................................................................................ 104
SI Range ................................................................................................................ 105
Chart Speed .......................................................................................................... 105
SI Colors ................................................................................................................ 106
Cancel Navigation (only when Navigating) .............................................................. 106
Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu (Down Imaging™ Views only)
107
Down Sensitivity .................................................................................................... 108
Upper Range (Advanced) ........................................................................................ 108
Lower Range .......................................................................................................... 109
Chart Speed .......................................................................................................... 109
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SI Colors .............................................................................................................. 110
Down Imaging Beam Width (Advanced) .............................................................. 110
Cancel Navigation (only when Navigating) ............................................................ 110
Sonar X-Press™ Menu (Sonar Views only)
111
Sensitivity ............................................................................................................ 112
Upper Range (Advanced: Sonar, Split Sonar, Circular Flasher, and Big Digits Views only) .. 113
Lower Range ...................................................................................................... 113
Chart Speed ........................................................................................................ 114
Quad Layout (with Optional-Purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ Transducer,
Side Beam View only) ............................................................................................ 114
Bottom Lock (Sonar Zoom View only) ...................................................................... 115
Bottom Range (Sonar Zoom View only when Bottom Lock is On) .............................. 115
Cancel Navigation (only when Navigating) ............................................................ 115
Flasher X-Press™ Menu (Circular Flasher View only)
116
Sensitivity ............................................................................................................ 117
Upper Range (Advanced: Sonar, Split Sonar, Circular Flasher,
and Big Digits Views only) ...................................................................................... 117
Lower Range ...................................................................................................... 118
Color Palette (Circular Flasher View, Ice Fishing Mode only) ...................................... 119
Cancel Navigation (only when Navigating) ............................................................ 119
Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu
(Snapshot and Recording View only)
120
Start Recording (optional-purchase SD Memory Card,
Snapshot and Recording View only) ........................................................................ 121
Stop Recording (optional-purchase SD Memory Card only) ...................................... 121
Delete Image (optional-purchase SD Memory Card,
Snapshot and Recording View only) ........................................................................ 121
Delete All Images (optional-purchase SD Memory Card,
Snapshot and Recording View only) ..........................................................................121
Delete Recording (optional-purchase SD Memory Card,
Snapshot and Recording View only) ........................................................................ 122
Delete All Recordings (optional-purchase SD Memory Card,
Snapshot and Recording View only) ........................................................................ 122
Pings Per Second (optional-purchase SD Memory Card,
Snapshot and Recording View only) ........................................................................ 122
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Playback Speed (optional-purchase SD Memory Card,
Snapshot and Recording View only) .......................................................................... 123
Stop Playback (optional-purchase SD Memory Card only) .......................................... 124
Navigation X-Press™ Menu (Navigation views only)
125
Waypoint [Name] (Only with an active cursor on a waypoint) .................................... 126
Cursor To Waypoint (Chart or Combo View only) ...................................................... 126
Save Current Track ................................................................................................ 127
Clear Current Track ................................................................................................ 127
Save Current Route (only when Navigating) ............................................................ 127
Skip Next Waypoint (only when Navigating) ............................................................ 127
Cancel Navigation (only when Navigating) .............................................................. 128
Remove Target (only if a Target is Active) .................................................................. 128
Remove Grid (only if a Grid is Active) ........................................................................ 128
Sonar Window (Combo View only) .......................................................................... 129
Waypoint [Name] (Most recently-created waypoint) .................................................. 129
Alarms Menu Tab
130
Depth Alarm .......................................................................................................... 131
Fish ID Alarm.......................................................................................................... 131
Low Battery Alarm ................................................................................................ 131
Temp. Alarm .......................................................................................................... 132
Off Course Alarm ....................................................................................................132
Arrival Alarm .......................................................................................................... 133
Drift Alarm.............................................................................................................. 133
Alarm Tone ............................................................................................................ 133
Sonar Menu Tab
134
Beam Select .......................................................................................................... 135
Surface Clutter ...................................................................................................... 136
SwitchFire™ .......................................................................................................... 136
Fish ID+™ .............................................................................................................. 137
Fish ID Sensitivity .................................................................................................. 138
Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window ........................................................................ 138
Sonar Colors (Sonar View, Sonar Zoom View,
Circular Flasher View, and Big Digits View) ................................................................ 139
Bottom View .......................................................................................................... 139
Zoom Width .......................................................................................................... 140
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83 kHz Sensitivity (Advanced, DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar only) .................................. 140
455 kHz Sensitivity (Advanced, with optional purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer) 140
Depth Lines (Advanced) ........................................................................................ 141
SI Range Lines (Advanced, Side Imaging® View only) .............................................. 142
Noise Filter (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 143
Max Depth (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 144
Water Type (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 144
Transducer Select ................................................................................................ 145
Down Imaging Beam Width (Advanced, Down Imaging™ View only)...................... 145
Ice Fishing Mode ................................................................................................ 145
Navigation Menu Tab
146
Current Track........................................................................................................ 147
Saved Tracks ........................................................................................................ 148
Waypoints ............................................................................................................ 149
Routes .................................................................................................................. 150
Chart Orientation ................................................................................................ 150
North Reference .................................................................................................. 151
Waypoint Decluttering (Advanced) ...................................................................... 151
Trolling Grid Rotation .......................................................................................... 151
Trackpoint Interval .............................................................................................. 151
Track Min Distance (Advanced) ............................................................................ 152
Track Color Range................................................................................................ 152
Map Datum (Advanced) ........................................................................................ 152
Course Projection Line ........................................................................................ 152
Export All Nav Data (optional-purchase SD Memory Card required) .......................... 153
Delete All Nav Data (Advanced) ............................................................................ 153
Continuous Navigation Mode ............................................................................ 153
GPS Receiver Override (Advanced)........................................................................ 153
SI Navigation (Side Imaging® Views only) ................................................................ 154
Chart Menu Tab
155
Lat/Lon Grid.......................................................................................................... 156
Navaids on Bird’s Eye View ................................................................................ 156
Chart Select.......................................................................................................... 156
Set Simulation Position (Advanced) ...................................................................... 156
Set Map Offset (Advanced) .................................................................................. 157
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Clear Map Offset (Advanced) ................................................................................ 157
Shaded Depth ........................................................................................................ 157
Chart Detail Level .................................................................................................. 158
Map Borders .......................................................................................................... 158
Spot Soundings...................................................................................................... 159
Contour Lines (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) ........................................ 159
Depth Colors (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) .......................................... 159
Depth Highlight (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) .................................... 159
Depth Highlight Range (+/-) (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) ................ 160
Water Level Offset (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) ................................ 160
Shallow Water Highlight (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) ...................... 160
Lake List (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) ................................................ 161
Setup Menu Tab
162
Units - Depth.......................................................................................................... 163
Units - Temp (International only) .............................................................................. 163
Units - Distance .................................................................................................... 163
Units - Speed ........................................................................................................ 163
User Mode ............................................................................................................ 164
Language (International Models only) ........................................................................ 164
Triplog Reset ........................................................................................................ 164
Restore Defaults .................................................................................................... 164
Select Readouts (Advanced, Sonar View only) .......................................................... 165
Depth Offset (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 166
Temp. Offset (Advanced, with Temp/Speed only) ........................................................ 167
Speed Calibration (Advanced, with Temp/Speed only) .............................................. 167
Local Time Zone (Advanced) .................................................................................... 167
Daylight Saving Time (Advanced) ............................................................................ 167
Position Format (Advanced) .................................................................................... 168
Digits Format (Advanced) ........................................................................................ 168
Time Format (Advanced, International only) .............................................................. 168
Date Format (Advanced, International only) ................................................................ 168
NMEA Output (Advanced) ...................................................................................... 169
Sonar ...................................................................................................................... 170
Demonstration........................................................................................................ 170
Sound Control ........................................................................................................ 170
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Views Menu Tab
171
Accessories Menu Tab
172
Screen Snapshot.................................................................................................. 173
Troubleshooting
174
Fishing System Doesn’t Power Up...................................................................... 174
Fishing System Defaults to Simulator with a Transducer Attached ................ 174
Display Problems ................................................................................................ 175
Finding the Cause of Noise ................................................................................ 176
700 Series™ Fishing System Accessories
177
Specifications
179
Glossary
180
Contact Humminbird®
188
NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (International Only) are only
available on products sold outside of the U.S. by our authorized international
distributors. To obtain a list of authorized international distributors, please visit our
Web site at humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at
(334) 687-6613.
NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (with Temp/Speed only) require the
purchase of separate accessories. You can visit our Web site at humminbird.com to
order these accessories online or contact our Customer Resource Center at
1-800-633-1468.
NOTE: Some features discussed in this manual require a separate purchase, and
some features are only available on international models. Every effort has been
made to clearly identify those features. Please read the manual carefully in order
to understand the full capabilities of your model.
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Power On
Follow the instructions below to power on your Humminbird® control head.
Title Screen
1. Press the
POWER/LIGHT key.
2. When the Title screen is displayed, press the MENU key to access the
Start-Up Options Menu.
3. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select Normal (if there is a
transducer attached to the control head), or Simulator (if there isn’t a
transducer attached to the control head).
NOTE: See Start-Up Options Menu for more information.
• If a functioning transducer is connected, Normal operation will be
selected automatically at power up, and your Fishing System can
be used on the water.
• If a transducer is not connected and you wait too long to select a
Start-Up Option, the system will default to whichever menu is
already highlighted.
• In Simulator you can learn how to use your control head and save
settings in advance for later use.
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Power On
How Sonar Works
Sonar technology is based on sound waves. The 700 Series™ Fishing System
uses sonar to locate and define structure, bottom contour and composition, as
well as depth directly below the transducer.
Your 700 Series™ Fishing System sends a sound wave signal and determines
distance by measuring the time between the transmission of the sound wave
and when the sound wave is reflected off of an object; it then uses the reflected
signal to interpret location, size, and composition of an object.
Sonar is very fast. A sound wave can travel from the surface to a depth of
240 ft (70 m) and back again in less than 1/4 of a second. It is unlikely that your
boat can “outrun“ this sonar signal.
SONAR is an acronym for SOund and
NAvigation Ranging. Sonar utilizes precision
sound pulses or “pings“ which are emitted
into the water in a teardrop-shaped beam.
The sound pulses “echo“ back from objects
in the water such as the bottom, fish, and
other submerged objects. The returned
echoes are displayed on the LCD screen.
Each time a new echo is received, the old
echoes are moved across the LCD, creating
a scrolling effect.
How Sonar Works
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When all the echoes are viewed side by side, an
easy to interpret “graph“ of the bottom, fish, and
structure appears.
The sound pulses are transmitted at various
frequencies depending on the application. Very
high frequencies (455 kHz) are used for greatest
definition but the operating depth is limited. High
frequencies (200 kHz) are commonly used on
consumer sonar and provide a good balance
between depth performance and resolution. Low
frequencies (83 kHz) are typically used to achieve
greater depth capability.
The power output is the amount of energy
generated by the sonar transmitter. It is commonly
measured using two methods:
• Root Mean Square (RMS) measures power
output over the entire transmit cycle.
• Peak to Peak measures power output at the
highest points.
The benefits of increased power output are the
ability to detect smaller targets at greater distances,
ability to overcome noise, better high speed
performance, and enhanced depth capability.
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How Sonar Works
Side Imaging® Sonar
Your 700 Series™ Fishing System
uses Side Imaging® sonar to provide
a wide yet precise survey of a large
area of water, including detailed
bottom topography and fishattracting structure orientation. The
Side Imaging® transducer returns are
processed into an image similar to an
aerial photograph. Typically, the Side
Imaging® sonar searches an area
that is 240 feet wide to each side,
480 feet total side coverage, with a
depth limitation of 150 feet. See
What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
for more information.
Depth capability is affected by such
factors as boat speed, wave action,
bottom hardness, water conditions,
and transducer installation.
How Sonar Works
4
DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar
Your 700 Series™ Fishing System uses a
200/83 kHz DualBeam PLUS™ sonar system
with a wide (60°) area of coverage. DualBeam
PLUS™ sonar has a narrowly focused 20°
center beam, surrounded by a second beam of
60°, expanding your coverage to an area equal
to your depth. In 20 feet of water, the wider
beam covers an area 20 feet wide.
DualBeam PLUS™ sonar returns can be blended
together, viewed separately, or compared sideby-side. DualBeam PLUS™ is ideal for a wide
range of conditions - from shallow to very deep
water in both fresh and salt water. Depth
capability is affected by such factors as boat
speed, wave action, bottom hardness, water
conditions and transducer installation.
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How Sonar Works
Ice transducer
Dual Beam Ice Transducer
(optional-purchase XI 9 20 Ice Transducer only)
Your Fishing System supports the optionalpurchase XI 9 20 Ice Transducer which
provides selectable dual-frequency sonar
with a wide area of coverage. Selectable
dual-frequency gives you the option of two
beams, and both beams will cover the
bottom and provide high definition. The
20° center beam provides the highest
definition, while the 60° beam provides
wider coverage. Depth capability is
affected by such factors as bottom
hardness and water conditions. Whether
fishing in shallow or very deep water,
selectable dual-frequency is ideal for a
variety of conditions.
How Sonar Works
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QuadraBeam PLUS™ Sonar
(with optional-purchase
QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer)
35°
60°
455 kHz
20°
200 kHz
35°
455 kHz
83 kHz
90° Total Coverage
Bottom Coverage = 2 x Depth
Your Fishing System also supports
QuadraBeam PLUS™ sonar with the
purchase of an additional QuadraBeam
PLUS™ transducer. QuadraBeam PLUS™
sonar provides an extremely wide 90° area
of coverage. QuadraBeam PLUS™ starts
with two fan-shaped 35° 455 kHz Side
Structure locating sonar beams to spot fish,
bait, and structure to the left and right of
the boat over an area of the bottom that’s
always equal to twice your depth. For a
detailed view below the boat, QuadraBeam
PLUS™ uses DualBeam PLUS™ technology,
with precision 20° and wide 60° beams.
QuadraBeam PLUS™ finds more fish faster
and can even tell you where to put your bait
by showing if fish are to the left, right, or
directly beneath your boat.
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How Sonar Works
Universal Sonar 2
(compatible w/ optional-purchase Minnkota trolling motors)
Your 700 Series™ Fishing System supports Universal Sonar 2, a state-of-theart, integrated and protected transducer that is built into the lower unit of
Minnkota trolling motors. With Universal Sonar 2, all wiring is concealed inside
the indestructible composite shaft—out of sight and out of harm’s way, with
no clamps, ties, or exposed wires. Universal Sonar 2 features new temperature
sensing and the performance of DualBeam PLUS™ technology (available with
all Humminbird® DualBeam PLUS™ models). An expanded view and greater
bottom detail gives you a totally new perspective of the water below, along
with optimal sonar performance to help you find fish.
How Sonar Works
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How GPS Works
Your 700 Series™ Fishing System also supports GPS (Global Positioning
System) and chartplotting. It uses GPS and sonar to determine your position,
display it on a grid, and provide detailed underwater information.
GPS uses a constellation of satellites that
continually send radio signals to the earth. The
GPS receiver on your boat receives signals from
satellites that are visible to it. Based on time
differences between each received signal, the GPS
receiver determines its distance to each satellite.
With distances known, the GPS receiver
mathematically triangulates its own position. With
once per second updates, the GPS receiver then
calculates its velocity and bearing.
GPS was originally intended for military use; however, civilians may also take
advantage of its highly accurate position capabilities, typically within +/- 4.5
meters, depending on conditions. This means that 95% of the time, the GPS
receiver will read a location within 4.5 meters of your actual position. Your GPS
Receiver also uses information from WAAS (the Wide Area Augmentation
System), EGNOS (the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service), and
MSAS (the MTSAT Satellite Augmentation System) satellites if they are
available in your area.
The following GPS functionality is currently supported by the 700 Series™
Fishing System when it is connected to the included GPS receiver:
• View current position
• View current track (breadcrumb trail)
• View precision speed and heading from your GPS receiver
• Save tracks, waypoints, and routes
• Travel a route and navigate from one waypoint to the next
See Chart View and Add Maps to Your Fishing System for more information.
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How GPS Works
What’s on the Sonar Display
The 700 Series™ Fishing System can display a variety of useful information about
Depth - Water depth can be set to alarm when
the water becomes too shallow.
Temperature - Water surface temperature.
Timer - Elapsed time with Temp/Speed
Accessory or GPS Receiver.
Distance - Distance traveled with Temp/Speed
Accessory or GPS Receiver.
Average Speed - Average speed reading with
Temp/Speed Accessory or GPS Receiver.
Speed - if a Temp/Speed accessory or GPS
Receiver is attached, the Fishing System can
display the speed of the boat and can keep a
Triplog of nautical or statute miles traveled.
Second Sonar Return - When the sonar signal
bounces between the bottom and the surface of the
water and back again. Use the appearance of the
second return to determine bottom hardness. Hard
bottoms will show a strong second return, while soft
bottoms will show a very weak one or none at all.
Cursor Dialog Box - Indicates cursor depth on
the display and the depth of the bottom directly
below the cursor. The Latitude and Longitude of
the cursor position, the distance to travel to the
cursor position, and the bearing to the cursor
position is shown with a GPS receiver. A
waypoint can be marked at the cursor position
for later retrieval and use with a GPS receiver.
NOTE: Entries in this view that list (with Temp/Speed or GPS Receiver) are available if either device
information from the GPS receiver will be displayed on the view.
What’s on the Sonar Display
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the area under and adjacent to your boat, including the following items:
High Sonar Intensity Return
Thermoclines - Layers of water with different
temperatures that appear at different depths
and different times of the year. A thermocline
typically appears as a continuous band of
many colors moving across the display at the
same depth.
Bait Ball
Fish - The Fishing System displays fish as arches
and/or fish icons, and can be set to alarm when
a fish of a certain size is detected. When a
target is detected, a Fish ID+™ symbol appears
on the display with the depth displayed above
it. The size of the symbol indicates the intensity
of the sonar return. The unit will clearly show
schools of Bait Fish as "clouds" of different
shapes and sizes, depending on the number of
fish and boat speed.
Structure - Where fish may be hiding.
Cursor - Available in Freeze Frame and can
be positioned in the Sonar View to provide
depth of a sonar return and bottom depth below
the cursor.
RTS (Real Time Sonar) Window™
Low Sonar Intensity Return
is connected to the 700 Series™ Fishing System. If both devices are connected, then only the
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What’s on the Sonar Display
Understanding the Sonar Display
It is important to understand the significance of
the display. The display does not show a literal 3dimensional representation of what is under the
water. Each vertical band of data received by the
control head and plotted on the display represents
something that was detected by a sonar return at
a particular time. As both the boat and the targets
(fish) may be moving, the returns are only showing
a particular segment of time when objects were
detected, not exactly where those objects are in
relation to other objects shown on the display.
The returned sonar echoes are displayed on the
screen. As a new echo is received, the historical
data scrolls across the screen.
Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window
A Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window appears on the right side of the display in
the Sonar View only. The RTS Window™ updates at the fastest rate possible for
depth conditions and shows only the returns from the bottom, structure, and
fish that are within the transducer beam. The RTS Window™ plots the depth
and intensity of a sonar return (see Sonar Menu Tab: RTS Window™).
The Narrow RTS Window™
indicates the sonar intensity
through the use of colors. Red
indicates a strong return and
blue indicates a weak return.
The depth of the sonar return
is indicated by the vertical
placement of the return on the
display depth scale.
What’s on the Sonar Display
The Wide RTS Window™
indicates the sonar intensity
through the use of a bar
graph. The length of the
plotted return indicates
whether the return is weak or
strong. The depth of the sonar
return is indicated by the
vertical placement of the
return on the display depth
scale. The Wide RTS
Window™ does not use
grayscale.
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SwitchFire™
SwitchFire™ controls how the sonar returns are displayed in the Sonar Views.
SwitchFire™ settings are available in the Sonar Menu Tab.
To see the maximum sonar information available within the transducer beam so
more fish arches and better jig tracking are shown, choose Max Mode.
To see less clutter and more fish size accuracy interpreted from the transducer
beam, choose Clear Mode. See Sonar Menu Tab: SwitchFire™ for more
information.
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor - Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control
key, and the screen will freeze and a cursor will be displayed. Use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to move the cursor over a sonar return, and the depth of the
sonar return will be displayed at the bottom of the screen in the cursor dialog box.
The RTS Window™ continues to update in Freeze Frame. To return to a scrolling
display and exit Freeze Frame, press the EXIT key. Freeze Frame is available in
the Sonar, Split Sonar, and Sonar Zoom Views.
Instant Image Update
Instant Image Update - You can change a variety of sonar menu settings (such
as Sensitivity or Upper Range), and the adjustments will be shown instantly on
the screen.
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What’s on the Sonar Display
Bottom Presentation
As the boat moves, the unit charts the changes in depth on the display to create
a profile of the Bottom Contour. The type of bottom can be determined from
the return charted on the display. A Hard Bottom such as compacted sediment
or flat rock appears as a thinner line across the display. A Soft Bottom such as
mud or sand appears as a thicker line across the display. Rocky Bottoms have
a broken, random appearance.
Bottom Contour Profile with RTS Window™
Hard Bottom
Soft Bottom
Rocky Bottom
The sonar returns from the bottom, structure, and fish can be represented as
either WhiteLine™ or Structure ID®. See Sonar Menu Tab: Bottom View for
details on how to set the bottom view.
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Structure ID® represents weak returns in blue and strong returns in red.
WhiteLine™ highlights the strongest sonar returns in white, resulting in a
distinctive outline. This has the benefit of clearly defining the bottom on the display.
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What’s on the Sonar Display
What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
Side Imaging® displays a number of easily recognizable features that allow for
bottom composition determines the intensity of the sonar return. For example,
relative density. Upward slopes that face the transducer reflect sonar better than
easily recognizable features on the Side Imaging® display that allow for accurate
Top of the Display - Information from the
side beams are displayed at the top of the
screen. As new information is received, the
historical data scrolls down the screen. For
the most current information, watch the
top of the screen.
Freeze Frame & Zoom - Use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to move the cursor to
an area on the screen, and press the
ZOOM+ key to see the sonar returns in
greater detail.
Clouded Area - may indicate a bait ball
and White Streaks may indicate fish.
Bottom Return - hard bottom
Topography Changes - The light part of
the screen shows where the beam is
hitting hard bottom or rising terrain. The
dark part of the screen indicates soft
bottom (sand, mud) or descending terrain.
Depth - Water depth can be set to alarm
when the water becomes too shallow.
NOTE: Entries in this view that list (with Temp/Speed or GPS Receiver) are available if either device
information from the GPS receiver will be displayed on the view.
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accurate interpretation of bottom contour and structure. For Side Imaging®, the
rock and gravel provide a clearer sonar return than mud and sand because of their
downward slopes that face away from the transducer. You can find a number of
interpretation of bottom contour and structure, including the following:
Side Imaging® Range - Images shown on
the right side of the screen are located on
the right side of your boat, and images
shown on the left side of the screen are
located on the left side of your boat. In this
picture, the sonar is pinging 150 feet on
each side.
The water column shows the relative
depth of the water under the boat at a
given time. Variations in the width of the
water column show variations in the
distance to the bottom as the boat passes
over.
Shadows result from a lack of reflected
sonar from a particular area, and can be
more valuable for interpretation than the
sonar reflected by the object itself. Use
shadows to help you see the image in 3
dimensions, oriented in space. You can gain
insight into the actual shape of an object, or
the depth to which it has sunk into the
bottom, through shadows on the display.
Objects standing on the bottom cast a
sonar shadow. The longer the shadow, the
taller the object. Fish also cast shadows.
You can use the shadow to interpret how
close the fish is to the bottom.
is connected to the 700 Series™ Fishfinder. If both devices are connected, then only the
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What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
Understanding the Side Imaging® Display
It is important to understand how Side Imaging® technology produces the
display. The images you see on the display are produced using sonar
technology. The special transducer projects three distinct beams – one beam
facing down and two beams pointing out to the side.
Down Beam is aimed directly below the boat and provides conical
coverage.
Side Beams are aimed at right angles to the path of the boat. The side
beam coverage is very thin from front to back, yet very wide top to
bottom. The narrow aspect (front to back) of the beam illuminates a
small strip of the bottom perpendicular to the direction of the boat.
Side Imaging® Representation
Creek Bed
Rock
Bait Ball
Fish Tree
Stump
Bank
Water Column
Each time the unit pings, a strip of data representing all the echoes
received by the transducer are put together on the display to form the
image that you see.
The rows closest to the boat icon at the top of the view are the most
recent sonar data. The information is scrolled down the screen as new
data, drawn at the top of the screen, becomes available.
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Side Imaging®
sonar echoes are
first displayed at
the top of the
screen, and
historical data
scrolls down the
display as new
information is
received.
The main benefit of Side Imaging® sonar to anglers is that it provides an overall
survey of a large area of water. This gives you a better understanding of the
bottom topography and how structure is oriented for more efficient fishing.
Saltwater anglers pick up precise details of popular fishing structure like
wrecks, reefs, humps and drop-offs, as well as being able to spot bait balls in
open water. Freshwater anglers can see fish-attracting structure such as
timber, stumps, rocks, and creek beds.
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What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
Side Imaging® Frequencies and Coverage
Side Imaging® sonar uses two very precise sonar beams that are directed to
either side of the boat. The beams “illuminate” the bottom contour, structure,
and fish, and the results are displayed in a “picture-like” image on the screen.
• Frequencies: The side beams operate at a frequency of 455 kHz. Your
Side Imaging® transducer also provides DualBeam PLUS™ sonar
coverage at 200/83 kHz.
• Side Imaging® Beams are extremely narrow from front to back, and
provide “thin slices” of the bottom for high resolution imaging.
• Side Imaging® Range: 240 feet to each side, with a total side coverage
of 480 feet, with a depth limitation of 150 feet, depending on the
contour of the bottom and when the side beam frequency selection is
set to 455 kHz. The total coverage under the boat is 180 degrees.
455 kHz provides maximum coverage with 180° total beam width
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For Best Performance
Use the following tips and examples to help you interpret the Side Imaging®
display.
For Best Side Imaging® Performance
• Boat speed: 2 to 6 mph
• Straight line navigation
• Minimum turning time and wave turbulence
See Side Imaging Tips for more information.
Boat speed: Side Imaging® is best performed at boat speeds between 2 to 6
mph. If the boat is stationary, the same information is displayed over and over.
If the boat is moving very quickly, there will be gaps between the strips of
information. The best boat speed to use will depend on the side range selected.
Slower speeds are good for longer ranges, while faster speeds can be used at
shorter ranges.
Boat navigation: It is important to understand that when the boat turns,
successive beam strips to one side will begin to overlap and the strips on the
other side will fan out, providing some distortion to the image.
Because of this, the best imaging performance is produced by straight line
navigation and minimal side-to-side boat motion (i.e. wave induced, etc.). This
applies to navigation by either the main engine or the trolling motor. Minimize
turning time and avoid wave action that induces large side-to-side rocking of
the boat. For example, if there is a lot of wave activity, try to move the boat so
that it is perpendicular to the waves instead of parallel with the waves in order
to minimize the side-to-side rocking of the boat.
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What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
Beam Coverage: When there is an area directly under the boat that does not
have SI beam coverage, this area will be covered by the standard 200/83 kHz
down-looking beam and displayed in the Sonar views. The net effect of this, on
the display, is that a single object may appear as two separate entities, when
in reality, it is one continuous object. See Submerged Bridge: A Closer
Perspective and the Submerged Bridge: Alternative Perspective illustrations
for examples of this.
See www.humminbird.com and www.sideimaging.com for a Side Imaging®
sonar tutorial and additional information.
On the Water Interpretation
Creek Channel and New Bridge Piling
Creek Channel
New Bridge
Pilings
What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
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Submerged Ravine with Timber
Submerged
Ravine
Submerged
Timber
Possible
Drop Off
Submerged
Tree
Submerged Bridge: A Closer Perspective
Submerged
Bridge
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What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
Submerged Bridge: Alternative Perspective
Submerged Bridge When there is an area
directly under the boat
that does not have
Side Imaging®
coverage, a single
object may appear as
two separate objects
on the display.
Submerged Standing and Fallen Timber, Plus Bait Fish
Bait Fish
Standing and
Fallen Timber
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Submerged Swimming Pool
Swimming
Pool
Submerged Barge with Dumped Logs
Submerged
Barge
Dumped Logs
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What’s on the Side Imaging® Display
What’s on the Down Imaging™ Display
Down Imaging™ uses unique sonar technology to provide information about
produce the detailed sonar data that you see on the display. Down Imaging™
and bottom contour, including the following items:
Depth - Water depth can be set to alarm when
the water becomes too shallow.
Temperature - Water surface temperature.
Bottom Return- Use the appearance of the bottom
return to determine bottom hardness. Rock and
gravel provide a clearer sonar return than
mud and sand because hard objects reflect
sonar better than soft objects.
Topography Changes - The light part of the
display shows where the beam is hitting hard
bottom or rising terrain. The dark part of the
display indicates soft bottom (sand, mud) or
descending terrain.
Speed - If a GPS Receiver or Temp/Speed
accessory is connected, the Fishing System can
display the speed of the boat and can keep a
Triplog of nautical or statute miles traveled.
NOTE: Entries in this view that list (with Temp/Speed or GPS Receiver) are available if either
only the information from the GPS receiver will be displayed on the view.
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the area directly below your boat. The razor-thin, high- definition profiling beams
reveals a variety of recognizable features so that you can interpret the structure
Upper Range
Clouded Area may indicate a bait ball and
White Streaks may indicate fish.
Shadows - Result from a lack of reflected
sonar from a particular area and can be as
valuable for interpretation than the sonar
reflected by the object itself. Use shadows to
help you see the image in 3 dimensions,
oriented in space. You can gain insight into
the actual shape of an object, or the depth to
which it has sunk into the bottom, through
shadows on the display. Objects standing on
the bottom cast a sonar shadow. The longer
the shadow, the taller the object. Fish also
cast shadows. You can use the shadow to
interpret how close the fish is to the bottom.
Structure
Lower Range
device is connected to the 700 Series™ Fishing System. If both devices are connected, then
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What’s on the Down Imaging™ Display
Understanding the
Down Imaging™ Display
The images you see on the Down Imaging™
display are produced using sonar technology.
Each time the unit pings, a strip of data
representing all the echoes received by the
transducer are put together on the display to
form the image that you see. Like traditional
2D Sonar, the sonar history scrolls left across
the screen.
Interpreting the Display
Down Imaging™ beams “illuminate” the bottom contour, structure, and fish.
The beams are wide (side to side) but very thin front to back.
Use the light and dark parts of the display to interpret the objects under your
boat as follows:
• Dark shades represent soft returns (mud, sand) or descending terrain.
• Light shades represent denser terrain (timber, rocks) or rising terrain. A
very hard bottom may appear as white on the display.
• White Streaks or Clouds may represent fish on the display.
• Shadows are not caused by light but by the lack of a sonar return.
Objects standing on the bottom cause a sonar shadow to appear on the
display. The longer the shadow, the taller the object. Fish may also cast
shadows. You can use the shadow to interpret where the fish or object
is located in relation to the bottom.
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Down Imaging™ Sensitivity
Use Down Sensitivity to control how the sonar returns appear on the display.
Increase the sensitivity to reveal weaker returns that may be of interest,
especially in very clear water or greater depths. Decrease the sensitivity to
eliminate the clutter from the display that is sometimes present in murky or
muddy water. See the Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu for more information.
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor - Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control
key, and the screen will freeze and a cursor will be displayed. Use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to move the cursor over a sonar return, and the depth of the
sonar return will be displayed in the cursor dialog box.
Zoom: Use the zoom keys on your control head to see the returns near the
cursor location at a higher magnification. See Views: Down Imaging™ View
for more information.
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What’s on the Down Imaging™ Display
Views
The sonar and navigation information from your Fishing
System is displayed on your screen in a variety of easy-to-read
views. There are many views available on your Fishing System.
• Default View: When you first power up the 798ci HD SI control head,
Side Imaging®/Sonar Combo View will be the default view.
• Cycle: When you press the VIEW key repeatedly, the display cycles
through the available views on your screen. When you press the EXIT
key, the display cycles through the available views in reverse order.
• Customize: You can display or hide any view to suit your fishing
preferences. See the following pages for more information about each
View.
To customize your views rotation:
You can choose which views are hidden or visible in your view rotation.
1. Press the MENU key twice to access the tabbed Main Menu, then
press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Views tab is selected.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to select a View.
3. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the status of the view
from Hidden to Visible or vice versa.
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To program each PRESET key:
Another way to access your favorite views quickly is to store them on the VIEW
PRESET keys. Instead of using the VIEW key to cycle through every view to find
the one you want, you can program the VIEW PRESET keys to display a specific
view immediately.
1. Press the VIEW key to cycle to the view you want to store.
2. Press and hold one of the VIEW PRESET keys for several seconds. A
chime will indicate that the view has been saved. You can store up to
three views, one on each key.
To change the Digital Readouts:
Each view displays digital readout information (such as speed or time), which
varies with the view selected, the accessory attached, and whether or not you
are navigating. The digital readouts on the Sonar View can be customized. See
Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts for more information.
1. Press the MENU key twice to access the tabbed Main Menu, then
press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Setup tab is selected.
2. Press the DOWN key to highlight Select Readouts, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to access the Select Readouts submenu.
NOTE: If the Select Readouts option does not appear under the Setup tab, change the
User Mode to Advanced.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to select a Readout position, then
press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to choose what will be displayed in
that position. To hide the data window, select Off. (Course, Navigation,
Off, Position, Speed, Temperature, Time+Date, Triplog, Voltage)
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Views
Side Imaging® View
Side Imaging® View shows a shadowed right- and left-looking view from the
boat as the boat passes over the bottom. See What’s on the Side Imaging®
Display and Understanding the Side Imaging® Display for more information
about interpreting the Side Imaging® View.
Side Imaging® View with Active SI Zoom
SI Zoom Level
Magnification
Sights
Magnification
Box
Depth
Distance to
the Cursor
and Bearing
to Cursor
Distance of
Cursor from
Centerline
• Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once to access
the Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu. You can choose a side of the water
to view, the sensitivity of the sonar to see more or less detail, the side
beam range, the chart scrolling speed, and the display color scheme.
See Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu and Understanding the Side
Imaging® Display for more information.
• Display: Add SI Range Lines to the display, or turn on Contour Mode to
change how the water column is displayed. See Side Imaging®
X-Press™ Menu: SI Enhance and Sonar Menu Tab: SI Range Lines for
more information.
• Freeze Frame: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key, and
the SI View will freeze and a cursor will appear on the screen. Use the
4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor over a sonar return, and
observe the following:
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- The depth of the sonar return will be displayed in the cursor
information box.
- Zoom+: Press the ZOOM+ key, and a zoom box will appear and
magnify the area you choose, providing more detail in the
individual sonar returns. The zoom scale will increase or decrease
as you press + or - repeatedly. Press EXIT to remove the zoom box
and return to Side Imaging® View.
• Navigation: You can mark waypoints (press the MARK key), start
navigation to a specified waypoint, or navigate to the cursor location.
See Introduction to Navigation: Navigate to a Waypoint or Position for
more information.
- Navigation readouts will display at the bottom of the screen when
navigation starts.
- Boat Icon: When you start navigation, the boat icon at the top of
the screen will indicate the direction the boat needs to turn to
reach the waypoint. The boat icon color will also change to orange.
See Navigation Menu Tab: SI Navigation and Introduction to
Navigation for more information.
Side Imaging® View
Boat Icon
during
navigation
Water Column
Shadows
Topography
Changes
Bottom Return
Depth
Speed
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Views
Down Imaging™ View
Down Imaging™ View uses the razor-thin, high-definition profiling beams to
produce the detailed sonar data that you see on the display. Sonar returns are
charted on the right side of the display. As new information is received, the
historical information scrolls left across the display. See What’s on the Down
Imaging™ Display for more information.
• Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once to access
the Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu. You can set the sensitivity of the
sonar, the chart scrolling speed, the display color palette, and the Upper
Range and Lower Range (see Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu).
• Freeze Frame: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key and the
Down Imaging™ View will freeze and a cursor will appear on the
screen. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor over a
sonar return, and observe the following:
- The depth of the sonar return at the cursor location will be
displayed in the cursor information box.
- Zoom+: Press the ZOOM+ key, and a zoom box will appear and
magnify the area you choose, providing more detail in the
individual sonar returns. The zoom scale will increase or decrease
as you press + or - repeatedly. Press EXIT to remove the zoom box
and return to Down Imaging™ View.
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Down Imaging™ View
Upper Depth
Range
Depth
Temperature
Surface
Clutter
White Streaks
(possibly
vegetation
or fish)
Bottom
Return
Speed
Lower Depth
Range
NOTE: See What’s on the Down Imaging™ Display and Down Imaging™
X-Press™ Menu for more information.
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Views
Sonar View
Sonar View presents a historical log of sonar returns. The most recent sonar
returns are charted on the right side of the window. As new information is
received, the historical information scrolls left across the display.
• Upper and Lower Depth Range numbers indicate the distance from the
surface of the water to a depth range sufficient to show the bottom.
• Depth is automatically selected to keep the bottom visible on the display,
although you can adjust it manually as well (see Sonar Menu Tab).
• Digital Readouts shown on the display will change based on the Select
Readouts settings or the optional-purchase accessories attached (see
Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
• Freeze Frame - Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to freeze the display and
move the cursor over a sonar return. The depth of the sonar return will be
displayed at the bottom of the screen in the cursor information box.
Sonar View
Upper Depth
Range
Depth
Temperature
Triplog
Cursor
Sonar History
Window
RTS Window™
Cursor
Dialog Box
Lower Depth
Range
NOTE: If the Depth number is flashing, it means that the unit is having trouble locating
the bottom. This usually happens if the water is too deep, the transducer is out of the
water, the boat is moving too fast, or for any other reason that the unit can’t accurately
receive continuous data.
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Sonar Zoom View
Sonar Zoom View provides a magnified view of the bottom and structure. The
Sonar Zoom View makes it easier to see separate sonar returns that would
usually be displayed close together, such as those caused by fish suspended
close to the bottom or within structure.
• The Zoom Level, or magnification, is displayed in the lower left corner
of the display. Press the + or - ZOOM keys to increase or decrease the
zoom level.
• The Zoomed View is displayed on the left side of the screen. As the
depth changes, the zoomed view updates automatically.
• The Full Range View is displayed on the right side of the screen. The
Full Range View includes the Zoom Preview Box, which shows where
the zoomed view is in relation to the full range view.
• The Upper and Lower Depth Range numbers indicate the high and low
range of the water which is being viewed.
Sonar Zoom View
Upper Depth Range,
Full Range View
Depth
Upper Depth Range,
Zoom View
Zoomed View
Full Range View
Zoom Preview Box
Lower Depth Range,
Zoom View
Lower Depth Range,
Full Range View
Zoom Level
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Views
Split Sonar View
Split Sonar View displays sonar returns from each down beam frequency on
separate sides of the screen. You can use the Split Sonar View to make side by
side comparisons between the sonar returns from both beams.
• Sonar returns from the 83 kHz wide beam are displayed on the left side
of the screen, and sonar returns from the 200 kHz narrow beam are
displayed on the right side of the screen.
• Depth is displayed in the upper left hand corner.
• The Digital Readouts in the Split Sonar View cannot be customized;
therefore, information such as water temperature and voltage are
unavailable in the Split Sonar View.
200/83 kHz Split Sonar View
Upper Depth
Range
Depth
83 kHz Sonar
History Window
200 kHz Sonar
History Window
Lower Depth
Range
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Big Digits View
Big Digits View provides digital data in a large, easy-to-see format.
• Digital Readouts: Depth is always displayed. Readouts for temperature,
speed, and Triplog information are displayed automatically if the
appropriate accessory is connected to the Fishing System.
NOTE: The digital readouts in the Big Digits View cannot be customized.
• The Triplog shows distance traveled, average speed, and time elapsed
since the Triplog was last reset.
Big Digits View
Timer shows the
time elapsed since Triplog
was last reset
Depth
Distance is the distance
traveled since the Triplog
was last reset
Temperature
Voltage displays
the battery voltage
Speed
Average Speed shows the
speed since the Triplog
was last reset
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Views
Circular Flasher View
Circular Flasher View provides two ways to view sonar data in traditional
flasher format. The view is controlled by the Ice Fishing Mode menu option in
the Sonar Menu Tab.
• When Ice Fishing Mode is off, the Circular Flasher View displays Real
Time Sonar (RTS™) data in a traditional flasher format.
• When Ice Fishing Mode is on, the Circular Flasher View displays the
sonar data in traditional flasher format with additional features
including Zoom and Depth Cursor.
Set the Circular Flasher View Mode
1. Press the MENU key twice.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Sonar Menu Tab is selected.
3. Press the DOWN Cursor Key to select Ice Fishing Mode. Press the
RIGHT or LEFT Cursor key to select On or Off (Default = Off). See Sonar
Menu Tab for more information.
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Ice Fishing Mode: Off
When Ice Fishing Mode is off, the Circular Flasher View displays Real Time
Sonar (RTS™) data in a traditional flasher format.
• Flasher X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once in the Circular
Flasher View. Use the X-Press™ Menu to set the Sensitivity, Upper
Range, and Lower Range.
• Depth and temperature are always displayed.
• The Digital Readouts cannot be customized.
Circular Flasher View
(Ice Fishing Mode: Off)
Depth
Flasher Dial
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Views
Ice Fishing Mode: On
When Ice Fishing Mode is on, the Circular Flasher View displays the sonar
data in traditional flasher format with additional features including Zoom and
Depth Cursor.
• Sensitivity: When you turn on Ice Fishing Mode, the fishfinder’s
sensitivity settings are adjusted automatically to accommodate ice
fishing conditions. These settings will apply to the other Sonar Views
until you turn off Ice Fishing Mode (see Set the Circular Flasher View
Mode in this section).
• Flasher X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once in the Circular
Flasher View. Use the X-Press™ Menu to set the Sensitivity, Upper
Range, Lower Range, and Color Palette.
• Color Palettes: The color preview bar in the center of the display
indicates the current palette, and the weak to strong sonar return range
is displayed from left to right. To change the color palette, see Flasher
X-Press™ Menu: Color Palette.
• The Digital Readouts cannot be customized.
Circular Flasher View
(Ice Fishing Mode: On)
Battery Icon
indicates the
percentage of
battery power
Flasher Dial
Depth
Current
Color Palette
Units of Measurement
Sensitivity
(see Flasher
X-Press™ Menu)
Noise Filter
(see Sonar
Main Menu)
Views
Beam Select (see
Sonar Main Menu)
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To activate the Depth Cursor:
Use the Depth Cursor to identify depth on the flasher display.
1. Set up: Press the VIEW key repeatedly until the Circular Flasher View
is displayed on the screen. Turn on the Ice Fishing Mode (see Sonar
Menu Tab).
2. Activate: Press the DOWN Cursor key, and the purple cursor line will
appear on the display.
3. Adjust the Cursor: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys repeatedly until
you reach the chosen depth reading. The depth reading of the cursor is
displayed in the top, right corner of the view.
4. Close the Cursor: Press the EXIT key.
Circular Flasher View
with the Depth Cursor
Depth Cursor
Reading
Depth Cursor
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Views
To activate Flasher Zoom:
The Zoom feature displays a 2x magnified view of the area you choose on the
flasher display.
1. Set up: Press the VIEW key repeatedly until the Circular Flasher View
is displayed on the screen. Turn on the Ice Fishing Mode (see Sonar
Menu Tab).
2. Activate: Press the +Zoom key. The Zoom upper limit and lower limit
lines will appear on the display.
3. Adjust the Zoom Range: Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys
repeatedly to adjust the zoom range and select the area you want to
magnify. The zoomed view is shown on the right side of the flasher dial
between two lines. The normal view is shown on the left side of the
flasher dial.
4. Close Zoom: Press the − Zoom key.
Circular Flasher Zoom
Normal View (reading the full
depth of the water column)
Zoom Line
(lower limit)
Views
Zoom Line
(upper limit)
Press the RIGHT
or LEFT Cursor
key to change
the Zoom
Range.
Zoom View
(2X magnification)
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Snapshot and Recording View
The Snapshot and Recording View displays the screen snapshots and
recordings that are saved on the optional-purchase SD memory card installed
in the control head. Use this view to review the snapshot and recording file
details, start recording, and adjust the recording settings.
• Activate Screen Snapshot: Select Screen Snapshot from the Accessory
Menu Tab, and select On. Also, install an optional-purchase SD memory
card in the control head, and make sure Snapshot and Recording View
is set to Visible on the Views Menu Tab.
• Scroll and View: Use the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through
the saved Screen Snapshots and Recordings. The active file is
highlighted with arrows. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to view the file.
• Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once
in this view to open the X-Press™ Menu. Use the X-Press™ Menu to
Start Recording, Delete Images, or adjust the Recording and Playback
settings (see Recording and Playback or Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu).
Snapshot and Recording View
Arrows indicate the thumbnail or icon selected.
Information Box
Recording Icon
Amount of
recording left
to play
Recording
mode icons
Unavailable Icon
Amount of
recording that has
been played
Snapshot
Thumbnail
Amount of space
used for this
recording
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Views
Screen Snapshots
Screen Snapshots are saved pictures of the view on the screen. The screen
snapshot will include the menus, dialog boxes, warnings, and messages that were
active when the screen snapshot was taken. Saved Screen Snapshots can be
viewed from the Snapshot and Recording View or Chart View.
The Screen Snapshot feature is available when an optional-purchase
SD memory card is installed and Screen Snapshot is On (see Accessory Menu
Tab: Screen Snapshot).
Make a Screen Snapshot
Make a Screen Snapshot:
1. Activate Screen Snapshot and
install an SD memory card.
Waypoint saved
at Cursor
Location
2. From any view or cursor location
you want to capture, press the
MARK key. The screen will pause
while the image is saved.
Screen Snapshot
Confirmation
A waypoint will also be created at
the boat or active cursor location.
The screen snapshot shares the
same file name (.PNG).
File Name
Delete a Screen Snapshot:
Delete a Screen Snapshot
1. From the Snapshot and Recording
View, press the UP or DOWN
Cursor keys to scroll through the
saved files and highlight a
snapshot file.
From Snapshot
and Recording
View, select
Delete Image
from the
X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the Menu key once, and
select Delete Image from the
X-Press™ Menu.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
NOTE: Navigation is not affected by the Screen Snapshot feature. Also, if
Screen Snapshot is enabled, but a GPS receiver is not connected, pressing the
MARK key will capture the screen image but an error will display that says a
GPS position fix is required to create a waypoint.
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View a saved Screen Snapshot from
Snapshot and Recording View:
View a Screen Snapshot
Snapshot File
Name
1. From the Snapshot and Recording
View, press the UP or DOWN
Cursor keys to scroll through the
saved files and highlight a
snapshot file.
Time + Date of
Snapshot
Waypoint
Position
Highlighted
Snapshot File
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
SD memory card
storage available
View a saved Screen Snapshot from
Chart View:
1. In Chart View, use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to move the
active cursor onto a Screen
Snapshot Icon
.
View a Screen Snapshot in
Chart View
Screen Snapshot
Icon and
Waypoint Name
When the cursor snaps onto the
Screen Snapshot Icon, a thumbnail
preview of the Screen Snapshot will
be displayed on the screen.
Thumbnail
Preview
(press the INFO
key to view at
full size)
2. Press the INFO key, and select
View Snapshot.
3. Press the EXIT key to return to
Chart View.
Notes about Screen Snapshots:
• A border around the full screen indicates that the view is a saved screen
snapshot and not a “live” view.
• If you press the INFO key, and the snapshot file connected to the icon
is not saved on the installed SD memory card, the chart information box
will display instead of the screen snapshot.
• Use an optional-purchase SD memory card reader connected to a PC to
view the saved screen snapshot data files on your optional-purchase
SD memory card (see humminbird.com for details). You will notice that
a .DAT (or a .TXT) file is created for every .PNG screen snapshot. This
data file is required for viewing the screen snapshots from your control
head, so don’t delete these files.
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Views
Recording and Playback
The Recording feature records active sonar information. When the recording is
played back, the views that were active during the recording are available in
Playback. The Recording and Playback feature is available when an optionalpurchase SD memory card is installed and Screen Snapshot is On (see
Accessory Menu Tab: Screen Snapshot). Saved Recordings can be played
back from the Snapshot and Recording View.
Start recording:
Start Recording
1. From the Snapshot and
Recording View, press the MENU
key once to open the Snapshot
and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
From Snapshot
and Recording
View, select
Start Recording
from the
X-Press™ Menu.
2. Highlight Start Recording, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key. A
waypoint will also be created at
the boat location, and the
recording shares the same file
name (.SON).
Slider Bar
Stop recording:
1. In any view, press the MENU key
once to open the Snapshot and
Recording X-Press™ Menu.
2. Highlight Stop Recording and
press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Notes about Recording:
• While recording, press the EXIT key to exit the Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu and scroll to a different view. Recording will continue.
• The slider bar at the bottom of the Snapshot and Recording View shows
the recording progress and remaining space on the SD memory card.
• Pings Per Second: For maximum performance, keep the Pings Per
Second setting on Auto (see Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu).
• Viewing saved Screen Snapshots and Recording Playback are not
available while in recording mode.
Playback a Recording:
1. From the Snapshot and Recording
View, press the UP or DOWN
Cursor keys to scroll through the
saved files and highlight a saved
Recording.
Playback a Recording
Recording File
Information
Highlighted
Recording File
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Change Playback Settings:
1. Press the MENU key once to
open the Snapshot and
Recording X-Press™ Menu.
2. Use the X-Press™ Menu to
adjust the Sonar Recording’s
Sensitivity, Upper Range, Lower
Range, and the Playback Speed.
See Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu for details.
Change Playback Settings
“Playback”
indicates the
control head is
playing a saved
recording.
Open the
X-Press™ Menu
to adjust
Playback
settings.
Stop Playback:
1. Press the MENU key once to
open the Snapshot and
Recording X-Press™ Menu.
You can also use
Freeze Frame
and mark
waypoints.
2. Highlight Stop Playback, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key.
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Views
Delete a Recording:
1. From the Snapshot and
Recording View, press the UP or
DOWN Cursor keys to scroll
through the saved files and
highlight a saved Recording.
Delete a Recording
From Snapshot
and Recording
View, select
Delete
Recording from
the X-Press™
Menu.
2. Press the Menu key once, and
select Delete Recording from the
X-Press™ Menu. Press the
RIGHT Cursor key.
Notes about Playback:
• “Playback” will flash periodically on the screen to indicate that the control
head is playing a saved recording and not a “live” view.
• Navigation is not affected by the Sonar Recording feature, but any active
navigation is cancelled and thumbnails and icons disappear when
Playback begins or ends.
• Playback is paused automatically at the end of the recording.
• Freeze Frame: Press the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to pause Playback
and move the Active Cursor to a location on the sonar view. The Cursor
dialog box will show the depth and information for the location you
choose. Press Exit to resume Playback.
• Press the MARK key during Playback to save a Screen Snapshot
and/or mark a waypoint in the view or active cursor location you
choose.
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Recording Playback
Name of recording
Time and Date
recording started
Position where
recording started
Current Ping Rate
Average Ping Rate
Amount of time
remaining to play
Playback speed icons
Amount of time
remaining to play
Amount of Time
Already Played
Overall length of
recording
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Views
Side Beam View
(with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer)
Side Beam View displays sonar data from the left and right 455 kHz beams and
the 200 kHz down-looking beam in one view. Side Beam View is only available
if you have connected an optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer
accessory and set Transducer Select to QuadraBeam (see Sonar Menu Tab:
Transducer Select).
NOTE: The QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer requires a separate purchase.
• Bottom View: The sonar information from the side-looking beams
reveals bottom contour, structure, and fish similar to the down-looking
beam, but the area covered is to the left and right, which gives you a
wider view of the bottom.
• Distance: The distance covered by the right and left side-looking beams
is controlled by the Depth Range setting for the down-looking beam, up
to a maximum of 160 feet, (see Sonar Menu Tab).
• Settings: The Side Beam View can be arranged in any of the following
layouts: Default, Classic, and Slanted. To select a layout, press the
Menu key once to access the Sonar X-Press™ Menu. Scroll down using
the DOWN Cursor key until Quad Layout is highlighted. Then press the
LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to select a layout setting.
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Default Layout
• Top: The top portion of the display presents a historical log of sonar
returns from the 200 kHz down-looking sonar beam. New information in
the down beam panel scrolls from right to left.
• Bottom: The bottom portion of the display presents a historical log of
sonar returns from the 455 kHz right- and left-looking sonar beams.
New information in the side beam panels scrolls from the center out.
Side Beam View, Default Layout
Depth
200 kHz Sonar
History Window
Temperature
Water Surface Line
for 455 kHz Sonar
History Windows
Right Side 455 kHz
Sonar History
Window
Left Side
455 kHz
Sonar History
Window
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Views
Classic Layout
• Top: The top portion of the display presents a historical log of sonar
returns from the 200 kHz down-looking sonar beam. New information in
the down beam panel scrolls from right to left.
• Bottom: The bottom portion of the display presents a historical log of
sonar returns from the 455 kHz right- and left-looking sonar beams. New
information appears at the top, and scrolls down the display.
Side Beam View, Classic Layout
200 kHz Sonar
History Window
Depth
Temperature
Water Surface Line
for 455 kHz Sonar
History Windows
Left Side
455 kHz
Sonar History
Window
Right Side 455 kHz
Sonar History
Window
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Slanted Layout
This layout is presented as three slanted panels representing the two 455 kHz
side sonar beams and the 200 kHz down-looking sonar beam. New information
appears on the right and scrolls to the left.
Side Beam View, Slanted Layout
Depth
Speed
Left Side 455 kHz
Sonar History
Window
200 kHz Sonar
History Window
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Right Side 455 kHz
Sonar History
Window
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Bird’s Eye View
Bird's Eye View shows a 3D perspective view of the track and the chart’s land
contour from a point above and behind the boat (the eye point). As the boat turns,
the eye point moves to follow the boat.
• To shift the eye point position so that you can look off to the sides, or
even behind the boat: Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to turn the
eye point right or left. Press the UP Cursor key to move the eye point
forward, and press the DOWN Cursor key to move the eye point
backward.
• Press the EXIT key to move the eye point back to its original position
behind and above the boat.
Bird’s Eye View
Depth
Land Contour
Boat Icon
Bearing of Boat
with Respect to
True North
Speed of Boat
Latitude and
Longitude
Position
of Boat
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Chart View
Chart View shows cartography from the built-in UniMap™ or an optional
SD card map for the area surrounding your current position. The current track
(also known as the position history or breadcrumb trail) showing where the
boat has been, along with saved tracks, waypoints, and the current route (when
navigating), are overlaid on the chart. See Introduction to Navigation for more
information.
• Shift/Pan: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to shift/pan the chart to
another area.
• Zoom: Press the ZOOM (+/-) keys to zoom in and out.
• Info: Press the INFO key to get information on the chart objects near the
cursor.
Chart View without Active Cursor, shown with
Optional-Purchase Navionics® Cartography
Depth
Cartography
Map Scale
Speed of Boat
Bearing of Boat
with Respect
to True North
Water Surface
Temperature
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Views
Chart View with Active Cursor, shown with
Optional-Purchase Navionics® Cartography
Depth
Cartography
Active Cursor
Map Scale
Bearing of Boat
with Respect
to True North
Distance to the
Cursor and
Bearing
to Cursor
Views
Latitude and
Longitude
Position
of Cursor
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Combo View
Combo View is displayed as a split screen, where the Chart window is
displayed on the left, and the Sonar window is displayed on the right side of
the screen.
• X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once to access the X-Press™
Menu for this combo view. See Navigation X-Press™ Menu for more
information about the menu options.
• Chart Window: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to shift/pan the chart
to another area. You can mark waypoints, start navigation, review position
information, or magnify the view. See Chart View and Introduction to
Navigation for more information.
• Sonar Window: To change the width of the Sonar Window, press the
MENU key once and select Sonar Window from the X-Press™ Menu.
Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a setting.
Combo View
Depth
Sonar Window
Cartography
Map Scale
Speed of Boat
Bearing of
Boat with
Respect to
True North
Water
Surface
Temperature
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Views
Chart/Down Combo View
Chart/Down Combo View shows chart information and Down Imaging™
information in a combination split screen. The Chart window is displayed on the
left, and the Down Imaging™ window is displayed on the right side of the
screen.
• X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once to access the X-Press™
Menu for this combo view. See Navigation X-Press™ Menu for more
information about the menu options.
• Chart Window: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to shift/pan the chart
to another area. You can mark waypoints, start navigation, review position
information, or magnify the view. See Chart View and Introduction to
Navigation for more information.
• Down Imaging™ Window: To change the width of the Sonar Window,
press the MENU key once and select Sonar Window from the X-Press™
Menu. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a setting.
Chart/Down Combo View
Upper Depth
Range
Depth
Chart
Window
Down
Imaging™
Window
Lower Depth
Range
Digital
Readouts
Views
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Chart/Side Combo View
Chart/Side Combo View shows chart information and Side Imaging® sonar
information in a combination split screen. The Chart information is displayed in
the top window, and Side Imaging® information is displayed in the bottom
window.
• X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once to access the X-Press™
Menu for this combo view. See Navigation X-Press™ Menu and Side
Imaging® X-Press™ Menu for more information about the menu
options.
• Chart Window: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to shift/pan the chart
to another area. You can mark waypoints, start navigation, review position
information, or magnify the view. See Chart View and Introduction to
Navigation for more information.
Chart/Side Combo View
Chart Window
Side Imaging®
Window
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Views
Down/Side Combo View
Down/Side Combo View shows Down Imaging™ and Side Imaging® sonar
information in a combination split screen. The Down Imaging™ information is
displayed in the top window, and the Side Imaging® information is displayed in
the bottom window.
• X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once to access the X-Press™
Menu for this combo view. You can set the sensitivity of the sonar, the
chart scrolling speed, and the display color palette (see Down
Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu and Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu).
• Freeze Frame: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor
over a sonar return in the Down Imaging™ View, and the depth of the
sonar return will be displayed in the cursor dialog box.
Down/Side Combo View
Upper Depth
Range
Depth
Down Imaging™
Sonar Window
Lower Depth
Range
Side Imaging®
Window
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Down/Sonar Combo View
Down/Sonar Combo View shows Down Imaging™ and traditional Sonar
information in a combination split screen. The Sonar information is displayed in
the top window, and Down Imaging™ information is displayed in the bottom
window.
• X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once to access the Down
Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu. You can set the sensitivity of the sonar, the
chart scrolling speed, and the display color palette (see Down
Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu and Sonar X-Press™ Menu).
• Freeze Frame: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key and the
view will freeze and a cursor will appear on both views on the screen.
Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor over a sonar
return, and the depth of the sonar return will be displayed in the cursor
dialog box.
Down/Sonar Combo View
Upper Depth
Range
Depth
Traditional
Sonar
Window
Down Imaging™
Sonar Window
Lower Depth
Range
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Views
Sonar/Side Combo View
Sonar/Side Combo View shows traditional Sonar information and
Side Imaging® sonar information in a combination split screen. The Sonar
information is displayed in the top window, and the Side Imaging® information
is displayed in the bottom window.
• X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once to open the X-Press™
Menu. See Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu and Sonar X-Press™ Menu
for more information about the menu options in this combo view.
• Freeze Frame: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor
over a sonar return in the Sonar View, and the depth of the sonar return
will be displayed in the cursor dialog box.
Sonar/Side Combo View
Depth
Upper Depth
Range
Traditional
Sonar
Window
Lower Depth
Range
Side Imaging®
Sonar Window
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Down/Side/Sonar Combo View
Down/Side/Sonar Combo View shows Down Imaging™ and traditional Sonar
information at the top of the screen. Side Imaging® is displayed in the bottom
window of the screen.
• X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once to open the X-Press™
Menu. See Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu and Sonar X-Press™ Menu
for more information about the menu options in this combo view.
• Freeze Frame: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key and the
view will freeze and a cursor will appear at the same time in the Sonar
View and Down Imaging™ View. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to
move the cursor over a sonar return, and the depth of the sonar return
will be displayed in the cursor dialog box.
Down/Sonar/Side Combo View
Upper Depth
Range
Depth
Traditional
Sonar
Window
Down Imaging™
Window
Lower Depth
Range
Side Imaging®
Window
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Views
View Orientation
Both Chart and Combo Views allow you to choose the orientation of the view
(see Navigation Menu Tab: Chart Orientation). In both orientations, the view
pans automatically so that the boat is always centered on the display.
• North-Up: True North is shown at the top of the display. Objects located
to the north of the boat are drawn above the boat.
• Course-Up: The direction of motion of the boat is shown at the top of
the display. Objects ahead of the boat are drawn above the boat.
When the boat is stationary, it is drawn as a circle.
When the boat is in motion, it takes on a boat shape, pointed in the
direction of motion (always up in the Course-Up orientation).
Viewing Cartography
In the Chart or Combo Views there are several cartography-related functions
that you can access using various keys.
Chart View with Cursor Present, shown with
Optional-Purchase Navionics® Cartography
Views - Viewing Cartography
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Panning: Use the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key to move the chart around
on the display in the direction of the key
being pressed. When you do this, a
bull's eye cursor is drawn at the center
of the screen and is linked to the boat
by a gray line, even if the boat is off
the screen. At the same time, the
temperature and speed boxes in the
lower left corner are replaced with
the distance and bearing from the boat
to the cursor position and the
latitude/longitude coordinates of the
cursor.
Zooming: Press the Plus (+) key to Zoom In and the Minus (-) key to Zoom Out to
see the cartography at different magnification levels. The zoom level is indicated
on the left side of the display. If you zoom in beyond the available chart data, the
display will go into Overzoom mode whereby the last available chart data is
amplified to reflect the level selected. If you zoom in so far that no cartography is
available, a lat/long grid will be drawn instead.
Decluttered Waypoints: When two or more waypoints overlap, or are displayed
close together on a chart view, the screen will automatically declutter—
waypoint names will shorten and the waypoint icons will change into small
blue icons.
To view a Decluttered Waypoint at full size, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key
to move the cursor onto a decluttered waypoint icon. When the cursor snaps
onto the icon, the full-size waypoint name and icon will be displayed. You can
also press the ZOOM+ key until you can see the individual waypoints on the
screen.
Chart Info: Use the INFO key to get detailed information about the chart. If the
cursor is active, you will see information about the chart objects located near
the cursor.
If the cursor is not active, the Chart Info
submenu will appear. Use the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key to select the nearest port, the
nearest tide station, or the nearest current
station and see information about any of these
objects.
NOTE: The built-in Contour XD™ or UniMap™ does
not contain any Port, Tide, or Current information.
This information is only available from optionalpurchase SD memory cards.
Nearest Port: The position and services information for the nearest port to your
present position will be displayed. Press the EXIT key to remove the information
box and the cursor bull’s eye will be centered over the port position. The cursor
information boxes at the bottom of the display will indicate the distance and
bearing to the port from your present position.
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Nearest Tide Station: Tide information for the nearest tide station to your
present position will be displayed. This includes the position of the station and
the times of the high and low tides for today’s date. A tide graph is also
displayed showing the rise and fall of the tides for the 24 hour time period
encompassing the date. You can change the date to look at tide information
before or after the date displayed by pressing the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key
respectively. Press the EXIT key to remove the information box, and the cursor
bull’s eye will be centered over the tide station position. The cursor information
boxes at the bottom of the display indicate the distance and bearing to the tide
station from your present position.
Nearest Current Station: Current information for the nearest current station to
your present position will be displayed. This includes the position of the station
and the current changes for today. Two graphs are also presented that show the
time, direction, and flow speed of the current changes for the 24 hour time
period of today’s date. You can change the date to look at current information
before or after the date displayed by pressing the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key
respectively. Press the EXIT key to remove the information box, and the cursor
bull’s eye will be centered over the current station position. The cursor
information boxes at the bottom of the display will indicate the distance and
bearing to the current station from your present position.
Views - Viewing Cartography
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Introduction to Navigation
Use your 700 Series™ Fishing System to mark waypoints at areas of interest
and to navigate to those waypoints via a savable route. A route represents the
shortest intended distance between waypoints. You can also view and save
tracks, which represent the actual path of the boat.
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Waypoints are stored positions that allow you to mark areas of interest or
navigation points. Your Fishing System can store up to 3000 waypoints.
Routes link two or more waypoints together to create a path for navigation and
are used in trip planning. You can link individual waypoints together by using the
GOTO key. A route represents your intended navigation and shows the shortest
path from each waypoint to the next. As you travel a route, staying on the route
line is the most efficient way to get to your destination, although you should
always look out for obstacles not shown on the chart. Your 700 Series™ Fishing
System can store up to 50 routes that can each contain up to 50 waypoints.
Tracks consist of detailed position history and are displayed as a breadcrumb
trail of trackpoints. The Current Track shows the position history since the unit
was powered up (maximum of 20,000 trackpoints displayed). You can clear the
Current Track or save it at any time. Your 700 Series™ Fishing System can store
up to 50 saved tracks, each containing 20,000 trackpoints. The current track
represents your actual path so far.
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Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Depth
Route
Decluttered
Waypoints
BRG: Bearing to
Waypoint
Track
XTE: Cross Track
Error. Distance
of Boat from
Route
Waypoint
DTG:
Distance to
Go to
Waypoint
Bearing of Boat
with Respect to
True North
Water
Surface
Temperature
Speed of Boat
NOTE: When two or more waypoints overlap, or are displayed close together on a
chart view, the screen will automatically declutter—waypoint names will shorten
and the waypoint icons will change into small blue icons.
To view a Decluttered Waypoint at full size, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to
move the cursor onto a decluttered waypoint icon. When the cursor snaps onto the
icon, the full-size waypoint name and icon will be displayed. You can also press the
ZOOM+ key until you can see the individual waypoints on the screen.
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Save, Edit, or Delete a Waypoint
Save your current position as a waypoint: On any view, press the MARK key to
save the current position of the boat as a waypoint.
Save the cursor position as a waypoint: On the Chart or Chart Combo Views, use
the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to the position you want to save
as a waypoint. Then press the MARK key to save the position as a waypoint.
Save a position from the sonar history: On any Sonar View, Side Imaging®, or
Down Imaging™ View, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a
feature in the sonar history (also called the Sonar Saver feature). Press the MARK
key to create a waypoint at the location where that sonar reading was taken. The
new waypoint will also record the depth at that location.
NOTE: When you save a waypoint by any of these methods, a numerical waypoint
name is automatically assigned. You can edit the waypoint information later to give
it a different name and select an icon to represent it (see Program or Edit the
waypoint fields).
Display the Waypoints Submenu: From any view, press the MENU key twice to
display the Main Menu, then use the RIGHT Cursor key to select the Navigation
tab. Select Waypoints, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the Waypoints
submenu.
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Program a specific position as a waypoint: To create a waypoint that is NOT
your current position, from the Waypoints submenu select Create, and press
the RIGHT Cursor key. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to program a waypoint
name, latitude, longitude, and icon before selecting Save.
Edit a waypoint: From the Waypoints submenu, select Edit and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved waypoints list. Select the waypoint you
want to edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key
to edit a waypoint name, latitude, longitude, and icon before selecting Save.
To make it easier to select a waypoint to edit, select Sort By and press the
RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a sort order:
• Name shows the waypoints alphabetically.
• Time shows the most recently-created waypoint first.
• Distance shows the closest waypoint first.
Program or Edit the waypoint fields: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to
move from field to field, and the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to change values
once you are in a field.
In the Waypoint Name, Latitude, and Longitude fields, press the UP or DOWN
Cursor keys to change the letter or number. All upper and lower case letters are
available, as well as digits 0-9 and some punctuation characters.
In the Waypoint Icon field, press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to change the
icon used to represent the waypoint on the Combo and Chart Views. You can
exit these fields with the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys or by pressing the EXIT key.
Delete a waypoint: From the Waypoints submenu, select Delete, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved waypoints list. Select the waypoint you
want to delete, then press the RIGHT Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm
deletion before the waypoint is permanently deleted.
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Navigate to a Waypoint or Position
Navigate to the cursor position: From the Chart, Side Imaging®, Down
Imaging™, or Combo View, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the
cursor to a position or waypoint on the display. Press the GOTO key. Navigation
will begin immediately.
Navigate to a specified waypoint: Press the GOTO key. Press the DOWN Cursor
key to highlight a waypoint from the saved waypoints list, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to start navigation.
NOTE: By repeating the previous instructions, you can add more waypoints to create
a longer multi-segment route.
NOTE: When two or more waypoints overlap, or are displayed close together on a
chart view, the screen will automatically declutter—waypoint names will shorten
and the waypoint icons will change into small blue icons.
To view a Decluttered Waypoint at full size, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to
move the cursor onto a decluttered waypoint icon. When the cursor snaps onto the
icon, the full-size waypoint name and icon will be displayed. You can also press the
ZOOM+ key until you can see the individual waypoints on the screen.
Skipping a waypoint: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Skip Next
Waypoint, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. If there is not another waypoint to
skip to, navigation will be cancelled.
Cancel navigation: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Cancel
Navigation, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Canceling navigation removes the
route and any waypoints created using the GOTO key, but it does not remove
any saved routes from memory. You will be prompted to save the current route
when you cancel navigation.
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Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid
The Waypoint Target shows a target consisting of concentric circles in various
distance ranges centered on the waypoint you choose. The Trolling Grid shows
various distance ranges in grid format from the waypoint you choose. The
trolling grid can be used as a guide when trolling around a waypoint.
Add a Waypoint Target: From the
Waypoints submenu, select Target, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the
saved waypoints list. Select a waypoint
and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Chart View with Target
Waypoint
Target
Chart View with Grid
Trolling
Grid
Add a Trolling Grid: From the Waypoints
submenu, select Grid, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved
waypoints list. Select a waypoint and
press the RIGHT Cursor key. The grid can
also be rotated to any heading by
adjusting the Grid Rotation setting on the
Navigation Main Menu.
Remove Target or Trolling Grid: Press
the MENU key once, and choose Remove
Target or Remove Grid from the
Navigation X-Press™ Menu, and press
the RIGHT Cursor key.
NOTE: Only one waypoint can have either a target or a grid applied to it at one time.
If you apply a target or a grid to a new waypoint, the original waypoint will lose its
target or grid.
NOTE: The spacing of the rings on the waypoint target and the spacing of the grid lines
on the trolling grid are the same as the length of the scale bar on the left edge of the
display. Zooming in or out will decrease or increase the spacing, respectively.
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Save, Edit, or Delete a Route
Save the current route: While you are navigating, the current route can be
saved. From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Save Current Route, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key. Navigation will continue.
Display the Routes submenu: From any view, press the MENU key twice to
display the Main Menu, then press the RIGHT Cursor key to select the
Navigation tab. Press the DOWN Cursor key until Routes is highlighted, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the Routes submenu.
Create a route: From the Routes submenu, select Create and press the RIGHT
Cursor key. A Route Edit dialog box will be displayed with an empty route. You
can name the route, add waypoints to the route from the saved waypoints list,
and order the waypoints in the route using the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to
move between fields.
Edit a saved route: From the Routes submenu, select Edit and press the RIGHT
Cursor key. A Route Edit screen will be displayed. Select the route you want to
edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Re-name the route or change, delete, or
re-order the waypoints used in the route.
Edit waypoint order in a route: From the Route Edit dialog box, highlight a
waypoint in the In Route list, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to access the
Waypoint In Route submenu. From this submenu, you can move the waypoint
up or down in the route order or delete it from the list.
Delete a saved route: From the Routes submenu, select Delete and press the
RIGHT Cursor key. Select the route you want to delete and press the RIGHT
Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm your choice by pressing the RIGHT
Cursor key again before the route is deleted.
Travel a saved route: From the Routes submenu, select Travel, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key. The saved routes list will appear. Select the route you want to
travel, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to make this route the current route and
begin navigation. You may also travel the route in forward or reverse order by
changing the Direction setting in the saved routes list.
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Route Info: From the Routes submenu, select Info, and press the RIGHT Cursor
key. The saved routes list will appear. Select a route, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key. The following information will be displayed for the route you select:
The waypoints in the route, with the distance and bearing from each waypoint
to the next, as well as the distance and bearing from the current position to the
first waypoint in the route.
Save or Clear a Current Track
Save the current track: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Save
Current Track, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The track will remain on the
display but will change from black to gray. To remove the track completely from
the display, see Edit, Delete, or Hide Saved Tracks.
NOTE: When you save a track, a name is automatically assigned. The track name
consists of a date/time stamp, but can be re-named later (see Edit, Delete, or Hide
Saved Tracks).
Clear the current track: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Clear
Current Track, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The track will be removed from
the display and permanently deleted.
Edit, Delete, or Hide Saved Tracks
Display the Saved Tracks Submenu: From any view, press the MENU key twice
to display the Main Menu, then press the RIGHT Cursor key to select the
Navigation tab. Select Saved Tracks, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display
the Saved Tracks submenu.
Edit a saved track: From the Saved Tracks submenu, select Edit, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved tracks list. Select the track you want to edit
and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
When the Edit Track dialog box appears, use the Cursor keys to move between
fields. In the Name field, the UP or DOWN Cursor keys change the letter or
number. All upper and lower case letters are available, as well as digits 0-9 and
some punctuation characters. You can exit the Name field with the LEFT or
RIGHT Cursor keys or by pressing the EXIT key. Select Save and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to save your changes.
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Delete a saved track: From the Saved Tracks submenu, select Delete, and press
the RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved tracks list. Select the track you want
to delete and press the RIGHT Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm deletion
before the track is permanently deleted.
Hide or display a saved track: From the Saved Tracks submenu, select Visibility,
and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved tracks list. Select the track
you want to hide or display and press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select
Hidden or Visible. Press the EXIT key to return to the Saved Tracks submenu.
Man Overboard (MOB) Navigation
As soon as you know that you have a man overboard (MOB), you should
activate MOB navigation to maximize the chances for a successful rescue. MOB
navigation allows you to create an MOB waypoint to locate the point at which
your man went overboard and the relation of the boat to that point.
Activate MOB navigation: Press and hold the GOTO key for more than 1.5
seconds to activate the Man Overboard (MOB) function.
When MOB is activated, a MOB waypoint is created at the boat's current
position, regardless of whether the chart cursor is active or not. The MOB
waypoint has a large, distinctive icon. Once MOB is activated, any current
navigation will be cancelled and the current route will be discarded without
user notification. MOB navigation will begin immediately, and the MOB View
will show the following:
• The view will switch to the Chart View, and the elapsed time since MOB
was activated will be displayed.
• A line will be drawn from the boat's current position to the MOB
waypoint, and the MOB waypoint will be targeted.
• The latitude/longitude position of the MOB waypoint will be displayed
in an additional information box.
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MOB Navigation
Position where
man fell overboard
Target surrounding
MOB waypoint
Elapsed time since
MOB was activated
MOB waypoint
Boat’s current
position
Map Scale
BRG - Bearing to
waypoint
XTE: Cross Track
Error. Distance
of Boat from Route
DTG - Distance
to waypoint
Latitude and
Longitude
Position of Cursor
Bearing of boat
relative to true north
Cancel MOB navigation: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Cancel
MOB, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Canceling MOB navigation removes the
route and any waypoints created using the GOTO key but does not remove any
saved routes from memory.
It is not possible to re-activate MOB or modify the current route without first
canceling MOB navigation. The Off Course trigger is also disabled and the
Off Course Alarm circle is not drawn. Any press of the GOTO key, or selection
of a GOTO menu option, will cause an error beep and a short message will
be displayed that will disappear after 2 seconds.
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What’s on the Control Head
Your 700 Series™ interface is easy to use. A combination of keys and special
features allows you to control what you see on the display. Refer to the
following illustration, and see Key Functions for more information.
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3
4
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5
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2
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5
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Screen
MENU key 7
INFO key
MARK key 8
ZOOM (-) key
EXIT key 9
ZOOM (+) key
GOTO key 10
VIEW PRESET keys 11
VIEW key
POWER/LIGHT key 12
4-WAY Cursor Control key
(LEFT, RIGHT, UP, or DOWN Cursor keys)
MMC/SD Card slot cover 13
*Your control head will have one of the INFO keys shown here
keys function in the same way.
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Key Functions
Your Fishing System user interface consists of a set of easy-to-use keys that
work with various on-screen views and menus to give you flexibility and control
over your fishing experience.
POWER/LIGHT Key
The POWER/LIGHT key is used to power the Fishing System on
and off. You can also use the POWER/LIGHT key to adjust the
backlight and contrast of the display.
Power On: Press the POWER/LIGHT key to power the unit on. When the Title
screen is displayed, press the MENU key to access the Start-Up Options Menu.
Power Off: Press and hold the POWER/LIGHT key for 3 seconds. A message will
appear to indicate how many seconds there are until shutdown occurs. To
ensure that shutdown occurs properly and any menu settings will be saved,
your Fishing System should always be turned off using the POWER/LIGHT key.
Adjust the Backlight or the Display Background
Color: Press the POWER/LIGHT key to access the
Light and Background submenu. Use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to select Light or Background,
and then use the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key to
change the settings. Press EXIT to exit the Light
and Background submenu.
VIEW Key
The VIEW key is used to cycle through all available views. Press
the VIEW key to advance to the next view. Repeatedly pressing
VIEW cycles through all views available. Views can be hidden to
optimize the system to your fishing requirements (see Views or
Views Menu Tab).
NOTE: Press the EXIT key to cycle through the views in reverse order.
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ZOOM (+/-) Key
The Zoom (+/-) key has multiple functions, depending on
the situation:
• In any of the Navigation Views or the Sonar Zoom View, press the
+/-Zoom key to change the scale of the view to appear closer or farther
away.
• In the Circular Flasher View (Ice Fishing Mode: On), press the +Zoom
key to display a 2x magnified view of the selected area on the Flasher
dial. See Views: Circular Flasher View for more information.
• Side Imaging® View and Down Imaging™ View: Use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to move the active cursor to a position on the screen.
Press the + ZOOM key to magnify your selection. Press the -Zoom key
to decrease the scale.
NOTE: The cursor must be active for the zoom feature to work in the Side Imaging® or
Down Imaging™ View.
4-WAY Cursor Control Key
(LEFT, RIGHT, UP, or DOWN Cursor keys)
The 4-Way Cursor Control key has multiple functions, depending
on the view, menu, or situation.
• Menu Selection: Press the DOWN or UP Cursor keys to highlight a
menu option, then press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to change a
menu setting.
NOTE: Menu settings are implemented and saved immediately - no further action is
required.
• Freeze Frame: In Sonar View, Side Imaging® View, and Down Imaging™
View, press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to freeze the
display and move the active cursor to a location on the screen. A cursor
dialog box will display to show the depth of the location you choose.
• Active Cursor: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key, and
the active cursor will appear on the screen.
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• Chart Views: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to pan
the chart and highlight decluttered waypoint icons.
NOTE: In either Freeze Frame or Active Cursor mode, you can also make the cursor
move diagonally by pressing in between two of the arrows on the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key.
• Bird’s Eye View: The 4-WAY Cursor Control key controls the motion of
the eye point.
• Snapshot and Recording View: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to
highlight a recording icon, and then press the RIGHT Cursor key to start
recording playback. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to control the
speed of playback.
• Circular Flasher View (Ice Fishing Mode: On): Press the UP or DOWN
Cursor keys to move the Depth Cursor. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor
keys to adjust the Zoom Range (see Views: Circular Flasher View).
INFO Key
Press the INFO key while in Bird's Eye, Chart, or Combo View
to display information about objects that are near an active
cursor. If the cursor is not active, the Chart Info submenu will
be displayed. See Views: Viewing Cartography for more
information.
NOTE: Your control head will have one of the keys shown here. Both keys function in
the same way.
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MENU Key
The MENU key is used to access the menu system. See The
Menu System for more information.
• Start-Up Options Menu: Press the MENU key during the power up
sequence to view the Start-Up Options menu.
• X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once in any view to access the
X-Press™ Menu, which provides frequently-used menu settings that
correspond with the current view or navigation mode.
• Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice in any view to access the Main
Menu, which is organized under tabbed headings to help you find a
specific menu item quickly.
MARK Key
Press the MARK key while in any view to mark the position of a
waypoint. The MARK key function works if you have the GPS
receiver connected.
• Active Cursor: The waypoint will be marked at the cursor location.
• Without Active Cursor: The waypoint will be marked at the boat
location.
• If Screen Snapshot is active, a waypoint will be created, and a screen
snapshot will also be saved to the optional-purchase SD memory card
(see Views: Snapshot and Recording View). Navigation is not affected
by the Screen Snapshot feature.
NOTE: If Screen Snapshot is enabled but there is not a GPS receiver connected,
pressing the MARK key will capture the screen image and display an error saying that
a GPS position fix is required to create a waypoint.
NOTE: You must have an optional-purchase SD memory card installed for the screen
snapshot feature to work.
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GOTO Key
The GOTO key has multiple functions, depending on the situation:
• If the Cursor is active, press the GOTO key while in any view to create
a waypoint and start navigation towards that waypoint.
• If the Cursor is not active, press the GOTO key to display the saved
waypoints list, and then highlight a waypoint. Press the RIGHT Cursor
key to begin navigation.
• Man Overboard: Press and hold the GOTO key for more than 1.5 seconds
to activate the Man Overboard (MOB) function. Once MOB is activated,
any current navigation will be cancelled and the current route will be
discarded without notification (see Man Overboard (MOB) Navigation).
VIEW PRESET Keys
The VIEW PRESET keys are used to save your three favorite views
for quick retrieval. Instead of using the VIEW key to cycle through
all the views to find the one you want, you can program the VIEW PRESET keys
to display a specific view immediately. See Views for more information.
EXIT Key
The EXIT key has multiple functions, depending on the situation:
• If an alarm is sounding, press the EXIT key to cancel the alarm.
• If a menu tab is selected, press the EXIT key to exit the menu mode and
return to the view.
• If a menu is active, press the EXIT key to return to the previous level in the
menu system.
• From any view, press the EXIT key to cycle through the available views in
reverse order.
• If Freeze Frame is active, press the EXIT key to return to a scrolling display.
• If the Cursor is active, press the EXIT key to remove the cursor from the
display.
• If Side Imaging® or Down Imaging™ Zoom is active, press the EXIT key to
remove the magnification box from the display and remove the cursor.
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SD Memory Card Slots
The SD memory card slots on your control head
can be used with SD memory cards (optionalpurchase required) to add detailed charts to
your Fishing System, update software, or export
navigation data from your Fishing System.
Inserting an MMC/SD
into the Card Slot
NOTE: The SD Memory Cards require a separate purchase. For more information,
visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center
at 1-800-633-1468.
To insert an MMC/SD card:
1. Remove the MMC/SD slot cover.
2. Position the MMC/SD card so that the label faces the right side of the
unit, and insert the card into the slot. Press down on the card until it
clicks into place.
3. Close the slot cover and turn the knob just 1/4 of a turn to close. Do
NOT over-tighten, as this will not improve water resistance and may
damage the cover.
To remove an MMC/SD card:
1. Remove the MMC/SD slot cover.
2. Press the MMC/SD card into the slot and then release. The card will
eject from the slot.
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Add Maps to Your Fishing System
Your Fishing System includes a built-in Contour XD™ or UniMap™ with a more
detailed map of North America (Domestic models) or a detailed map of Europe
and Southeast Asia, including Australia and New Zealand (International
models).
You can also purchase SD memory cards with additional chart information for a
particular location.
NOTE: The SD memory cards require a separate purchase. Your 700 Series™
Fishing System supports LakeMaster®, Navionics® Gold, HotMaps™ and
HotMaps™ Premium on SD card media. Your 700 Series™ Fishing System does
NOT support Navionics® Classic Charts or Platinum™ Cartography.
• Auto Select: When you install the SD card in your control head, your
Fishing System will retrieve the chart and display it automatically.
• Chart Select: You can also choose which chart to display with the Chart
Select menu option in the Chart Menu Tab. Choose Right (card slot) or
Left (card slot) to select the SD card you’d like to use (see Chart Menu
Tab: Chart Select).
• Map Borders: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the active
cursor within a map border, and press the ZOOM + key to view the
different map (see Chart Menu Tab: Map Borders).
• Menu Options: The Chart Menu Tab will change to display menu
options that correspond with the active chart (see Chart Menu Tab).
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Export Navigation Data
You can export all saved Tracks, Waypoints, and Routes from your Fishing
System to an optional-purchase SD memory card.
To Export All Navigation Data:
1. Make sure that an optional-purchase SD memory card is installed in the
slot.
2. Press the MENU key twice to access the Main Menu, then press the
RIGHT Cursor key until the Navigation tab is selected.
3. Highlight Export All Nav Data and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The
Confirm dialog box will appear. To confirm export, press the RIGHT
Cursor key once more. To cancel export, press the LEFT Cursor key.
NOTE: If an SD memory card is not installed, an error message will be displayed. Insert
the SD memory card and try again.
NOTE: The SD memory cards and USB Memory Card Reader require separate
purchases. The USB Memory Card Reader accessory can be used in conjunction with
your personal computer to view and organize your exported navigation data. To
purchase this accessory, visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact our
Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
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Update Software
Set up an online account at humminbird.com so that you will receive the latest
Humminbird® news and software upgrades for your Fishing System. You can
also download HumminbirdPC™ from your account, which allows you to
manage your waypoints, routes, and tracks on your personal computer.
Required Equipment: Personal computer with Internet access, a formatted SD
memory card, and an SD Memory Card Reader.
NOTE: See also Start-Up Options Menu: PC Connect.
NOTE: To purchase the USB Memory Card Reader (AS CR) visit our Web site at
humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
Our Customer Resource Center will also assist you with any questions you might
have about updating your Humminbird® Fishing System.
To update the control head software:
1. Install a formatted SD memory card into the card reader connected to
your PC.
2. Register your Fishing System: Log on to humminbird.com. Click My
Account. Set up a new account.
3. Download: From My Account\My Profile\My Equipment, click the file
name of the latest software update (unit name [version #]).
• Read the instructions in the dialog box and click Download.
• Follow the prompts to save the software file directly to the SD Card.
4. Install the SD card with the updated software file into the control head
card slot.
5. Power on your Fishing System. The control head will recognize the new
software and run through a series of prompts to confirm software
installation.
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Accessory Bus
Use the Accessory Bus to expand the functionality of your Fishing System.
Accessories plug directly into the Fishing System, enabling Advanced features
such as WeatherSense® and the SmartCast® Wireless Sonar Link. Additional
tabs and menu options will be added to the menu system automatically when
an accessory is plugged into the unit. In addition, multiple accessories can be
attached simultaneously. See Accessories Menu Tab and 700 Series™ Fishing
System Accessories in this manual, as well as your accessory’s Operations
Manual for additional details.
NOTE: Accessories to enable WeatherSense® and the SmartCast® Wireless Sonar Link
require separate purchases. You can visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact
our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 for additional details.
NOTE: See your installation guide for details.
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The Menu System
The Menu System is divided into easy-to-use menu modules. The main
components of the menu system are as follows:
• Start-Up Options Menu: Press the MENU key during the power on
sequence to view the Start-Up Options Menu. From the Start-Up
Options Menu, you can choose the following Fishing System Modes:
Normal, Simulator, System Status, and PC Connect.
• X-Press™ Menu: The X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut to the most
frequently-used settings, and the options on the X-Press™ Menu
correspond with the current view.
• Main Menu: The Main Menu is a standard set of menu settings which
are organized under the following tabbed headings: Alarms, Sonar,
Navigation, Chart, Setup, Views, and Accessories.
NOTE: The X-Press™ Menu(s) and the Main Menu options can also be expanded or
simplified by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal (see Main Menu: User
Mode).
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Start-Up Options Menu
Press the MENU key during the power on sequence to view the Start-Up
Options Menu, and select one of the modes described on the following pages.
Also, see Power On for additional information.
Normal
Use Normal for on-the-water operation with a transducer connected. If a
functioning transducer is connected, Normal operation will be selected
automatically at power up, and your Fishing System can be used on the water.
To exit Normal operation, power off your Fishing System.
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Simulator
Use Simulator to learn how to use your Fishing System before taking your boat on
the water. The Simulator is a very powerful tool that provides a randomly-updated
display which simulates on the water operation.
Simulator
We recommend going through this
manual while using the Simulator,
since all of the menus function and
affect the display in the same way as
they would in Normal operation. Any
menu changes you make will be saved
for later use.
NOTE: It is important to select Simulator
manually from the Start-Up Options Menu as
opposed to letting the Fishing System enter
Simulator automatically (as it will if a
transducer is not connected and you do
nothing during power up).
A message will appear often on the display to indicate Simulator mode.
To exit Simulator, power off your Fishing System.
System Status
Use System Status to view system connections and to conduct a unit self-test.
After you select System Status from the Start-Up Options Menu, press the
VIEW key to display the following options:
• Self Test
• Accessory Test
• GPS Diagnostic View
To exit System Status, power off your Fishing System.
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Self Test Screen
Self Test displays results from the
internal diagnostic self test, including
unit serial number, Printed Circuit
Board (PCB) serial number, software
revision, total hours of operation, and
the input voltage.
Accessory Test
Accessory Test lists the accessories
connected to the system.
NOTE: The speed accessory will be detected
only if the paddlewheel has moved since your
Fishing System was powered up.
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GPS Diagnostic View shows a sky chart and numerical data from the GPS
receiver. The sky chart shows the location of each visible GPS satellite with its
satellite number and a signal strength bar. A dark gray bar indicates that the
satellite is being used to determine your current position. A light gray bar
indicates that the satellite is being monitored, but is not yet being used.
This view also reports the current position, local time and date, and other
numeric information. The current GPS Fix Type is reported as No Fix, 2D Fix, 3D
Fix, or Enhanced. An Enhanced fix has been augmented using information from
WAAS, EGNOS, or MSAS. A 3D or Enhanced Fix is required for navigation.
HDOP (the Horizontal Dilution of Precision) is a GPS system parameter which
depends on the current satellite configuration. HDOP is used to calculate the
Estimated Position Error.
GPS Diagnostic View
Sky Chart
Satellite
Being Used
Satellite Being
Monitored
Current Latitude
and Longitude
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PC Connect and Software Updates
(with optional-purchase PC Connect cable only)
Use PC Connect to update the software of the Fishing System control head.
See the Humminbird® Web site for information and computer requirements at
humminbird.com or call 1-800-633-1468.
Supplies: In addition to your Fishing System and personal computer with
Internet access, you will need the PC Connect Cable (AS PC2).
NOTE: See also SD Memory Card Slots: Update Software.
NOTE: The PC Connect cable requires a separate purchase. For more information,
visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center
at 1-800-633-1468.
Updating Software requires the following top-level steps:
1. Log on to humminbird.com.
• Register your Fishing System.
• Download HumminbirdPC™ to your computer.
• Download the latest software update (unit name [version #]) for
your control head.
2. PC Connect Cable: Follow the instructions included with the PC
Connect Cable to connect your Fishing System to your computer.
3. Press and Hold the POWER/LIGHT key to power on your Fishing
System.
4. Open HumminbirdPC™ on your computer. Click on the Control Head
tab.
5. Click the Update Firmware
button at the top, left of the
screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to locate the software file
and update the control head. The Fishing System will recognize the
new software and run through a series of prompts to confirm software
installation.
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X-Press™ Menu
X-Press™ Menu
The X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut to your
most frequently-used settings. The options
provided on the X-Press™ Menu correspond
with the current view. For example, if you are in
a Sonar View and press the MENU key once, the
Sonar X-Press™ Menu will display.
To use an X-Press™ Menu:
1. In any view, press the MENU key once to open the X-Press™ Menu.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to highlight an X-Press™ Menu
option, then press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to change the menu
setting.
NOTE: The X-Press™ Menu will collapse temporarily and the screen will update if it is
affected by your menu setting change, which allows you to see the effects of your
change immediately.
3. Reactivate the X-Press™ Menu by pressing the UP or DOWN Cursor keys.
Total Screen Update - When you change any menu settings that affect the
current view, the view will update immediately (i.e. you don’t have to exit the
menu to apply the change to the screen).
Menu options can be simplified or expanded by setting the User Mode to
Normal or Advanced. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
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Main Menu
The Main Menu provides the standard set of
menu options, including the settings that are
changed less frequently. The Main Menu is
organized under the following tabs to help you
find a specific menu item quickly: Alarms,
Sonar, Navigation, Chart, Setup, Views, and
Accessories.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified by
setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Main Menu, Normal User Mode
To use the Main Menu:
1. In any view, press the MENU key twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to highlight a menu tab.
3. Press the DOWN or UP Cursor keys to select a specific menu option
under that tab.
4. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys again to change a menu setting.
• A down arrow at the bottom of a menu means that you can scroll to
additional menu options using the DOWN Cursor key.
• A right or left arrow on a menu option means that you can use the RIGHT
or LEFT Cursor keys to make changes or to see more information.
• Press the EXIT key to move quickly to the top of the tab.
Total Screen Update - When you change any menu settings that affect the
current view, the view will update immediately (i.e. you don’t have to exit the
menu to apply the change to the screen).
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Main Menu
Quick Tips for the Main Menu
• From any menu option on a menu tab, press the EXIT key to jump directly
to the top of the tab.
• From the bottom of a menu tab, press the DOWN key to jump directly to
the top of the tab.
• From the top of a menu tab, press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to scroll
to the next tab. You can also jump to the beginning or end of the tab
rotation by repeatedly pressing the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys.
• If there is a down arrow at the bottom of a menu tab, press the DOWN
Cursor key to scroll to additional menu options.
• If there is a right or left arrow on a menu option, press the RIGHT or LEFT
Cursor keys to make setting changes or see more information.
• If you press the MENU key or EXIT key to leave the Main Menu and then
return to the Main Menu at a later time, the menu will open to the same
tab as the last time the Main Menu was displayed.
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Note for all Menu Settings
The settings in all menus are adjusted in the same way. Simply use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to highlight a menu option, and then change the settings or
activate the option (see Main Menu or X-Press™ Menu).
Below is an example of how the menu options are described in this manual.
Each description shows the menu option appearance, the available settings,
and the specific control head settings required (i.e. advanced user mode,
international only, view, navigation, or accesssory).
Menu Option Name
Setup User Mode
and other control
head requirements
Available Menu
Settings
and Default
Setting Description
Menu Option as it
appears on the screen
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Main Menu
User Mode (Normal or Advanced)
Menu options can be simplified or expanded by setting your Fishing System User
Mode to Normal or Advanced.
Normal Mode is the default setting when you first power on your 700 Series™
Fishing System. Normal mode is provided for users who want greater simplicity and
fewer menu choices.
Advanced Mode is provided for users who want the highest level of control over
the Fishing System. Several menu settings are added to the Main Menu when the
User Mode is changed to Advanced.
To change the User Mode setting:
1. Press the MENU key twice to access the Main Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Setup tab is selected.
3. Press the DOWN Cursor key to highlight User Mode on the Setup main
menu.
4. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the User Mode setting.
(Normal, Advanced, Default = Normal)
NOTE: Any changes made while in Advanced Mode will remain in effect after you
switch back to Normal Mode.
For example, the Select Readouts menu option is available when the User Mode is set
to Advanced. If you change the Select Readouts settings while operating in Advanced
User mode, the Select Readouts you choose will continue to display on the screen even
if you switch back to Normal User Mode.
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Sonar Tab, Normal Mode
Sonar Tab, Advanced Mode
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Main Menu
Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu
(Side Imaging® Views only)
The Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu provides a
shortcut to your most frequently-used settings.
Press the MENU key once while in any of the
Side Imaging® Views to access the Side
Imaging® X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu
Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu
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SI Side
Settings: Left, Both, Right; Default = Both
SI Side sets which transducer beam from the Side Imaging® beams will be
shown on the display.
SI Sensitivity
Settings: Auto, 1 to 20, where Low = 1, High = 20;
Default = 10
SI Sensitivity controls how the sonar returns are displayed on the
Side Imaging® Views.
Increase the SI Sensitivity to reveal weaker returns that may be of interest,
especially in very clear water or greater depths. A high SI Sensitivity setting
shows more sonar returns from small baitfish and suspended debris in the
water; however if the SI Sensitivity is adjusted too high, the display may
become too cluttered.
Decrease the SI Sensitivity to eliminate the clutter from the display that is
sometimes present in murky or muddy water. If SI Sensitivity is adjusted too
low, the display may not show many sonar returns that could be fish.
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Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu
SI Enhance
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
SI Enhance allows you to adjust your Side Imaging® View in three categories:
Sensitivity, Contrast, and Sharpness.
Whether you’re searching the Side Imaging® data for fish or certain bottom
contour, the most effective settings will vary with the situation. The display will
update as you adjust each category. SI Enhance can also be used during
Recording Playback (see Snapshot and Recording View).
SI Enhance Submenu
• Sensitivity: Controls how much detail is shown on the display. When
operating in very clear water or greater depths, increased sensitivity shows
weaker returns that may be of interest. Decreasing the sensitivity
eliminates the clutter from the display that is sometimes present in murky
or muddy water. (1 to 20, where Low = 1, High = 20, Default = 10)
NOTE: The Sensitivity can be adjusted from the SI Enhance dialog box or the Side
Imaging® X-Press™ Menu. The Sensitivity setting is provided here so that you can easily
adjust the Side Imaging® data with the other settings. See Side Imaging® X-Press™
Menu: SI Sensitivity for more information.
• Contrast: Accents the light and dark parts of the Side Imaging® data to
provide greater definition. (1-20, Default = 10)
• Sharpness: Filters the view and sharpens the edges of the Side
Imaging® data. (Low (L), Medium (M), High (H), Default = Off)
• Contour Mode: Controls how the water column is displayed in the Side
Imaging® Views. In the normal display with the Contour Mode off, the
water column is displayesd on the view. The location of a target on the
display is based on the slant range to the target.
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When Contour Mode is turned on, the bottom is graphed at a constant
point on the display, regardless of changes in depth. The Side Imaging®
beams are divided by a vertical line. The water column is removed from
the view, which allows the display to show targets at their linear
horizontal distance. The location of a target may be easier to interpret
when the water column is removed. (Off, On; Default = Off)
NOTE: If both SI Range Lines and Contour Mode are turned on, the SI Range Lines will
remain on the display, but the individual range numbers are not available (see Sonar
Menu Tab: SI Range Lines).
SI Range
Settings: 6 to 360 ft, or 2 to 120 m [International Models
only]; Default = 150 feet, 50 m
SI Range sets the deepest range that will displayed in the Side Imaging® views.
The range must be set manually.
Choose a low range number to focus on a shorter distance of the water column
and see greater detail on the screen. Choose a higher range number to view
farther into the water and see an overview of details on the screen.
Chart Speed
Settings: 1- 10, where 1 = Slow, 10 Fastest, Default = 5
Chart Speed determines the speed at which the side sonar information moves
down the display, and consequently the amount of detail shown. A faster speed
shows more information in the Side Imaging® Views and is preferred by most
anglers; however, the sonar information moves across the display quickly. A
slower speed keeps the information on the display longer, which allows you to
see an entire area.
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Side Imaging® X-Press™ Menu
SI Colors
Settings: Blue, Amber 1, Amber 2, Brown, Green, Inverse,
Gray, Green/Red, Default = Blue
SI Colors allows you to select which color palette you would like to use for the
Side Imaging® display.
Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This
will not delete a previously-saved route.
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Down Imaging™
X-Press™ Menu
(Down Imaging™ Views only)
The Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu provides
a shortcut to your most frequently-used
settings. Press the MENU key once while in any
of the Down Imaging™ Views to access the
Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
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Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu
Down Sensitivity
Settings: Auto, 1 to 20, where Low = 1, High = 20;
Default = 10
Down Sensitivity controls how the sonar returns are displayed on the
Down Imaging™ Views.
Increase the Down Sensitivity to reveal weaker returns that may be of interest,
especially in very clear water or greater depths. A high Down Imaging™
Sensitivity setting shows more sonar returns from small baitfish and suspended
debris in the water; however if the Down Imaging™ Sensitivity is adjusted too
high, the display may become too cluttered.
Decrease the Down Sensitivity to eliminate the clutter from the display that is
sometimes present in murky or muddy water. If Down Imaging™ Sensitivity is
adjusted too low, the display may not show many sonar returns that could be
fish.
Upper Range
(Advanced)
Settings: 0 to 1490 ft or 0 to 497 m [International Models
only]; Default = 0
Upper Range sets the shallowest depth range that will be displayed on the
Down Imaging™ Views. Upper Range is often used with Lower Range.
For example, if you are only interested in the area between 20 and 50 feet deep,
you should set the Upper Depth Range to 20 and the Lower Depth Range to 50.
The Sonar View will then show the 30 foot area between 20 and 50 and will not
show the surface or the bottom (assuming the bottom is deeper than 50 feet).
Greater detail will be shown for the area between 20 and 50 feet.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.
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Lower Range
Settings: Auto, 10 to 1500 ft, 3 to 500 m [International
Models only]; Default = Auto
Lower Range sets the deepest depth range that will be displayed by the unit.
Auto: The Lower Range will be adjusted by the unit to follow the bottom
automatically. Auto is the default setting.
Manual: You can adjust the Lower Range to lock the unit on a particular depth.
M will be displayed in the lower right corner of the screen to indicate the unit
is in Manual mode. Adjust the Upper and Lower Range together to view a
specific depth range, especially when looking for fish or bottom structure.
For example, if you are fishing in 60 feet of water but are only interested in the
first 30 feet (surface to a depth of 30 feet) you should set the Lower Depth
Range limit to 30. The display will show the 0 to 30 foot range, which allows
you to see a more detailed view than you would see if the display went all the
way to the bottom.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the settings entered manually.
Chart Speed
Settings: 1-9, Ultra, where 1 = Slow, 9 = Fast, Ultra = Fastest;
Default = 5
Chart Speed determines the speed at which the sonar information moves across
the display, and consequently, the amount of detail shown.
A faster speed shows more information and is preferred by most anglers;
however, the sonar information moves across the display quickly. A slower speed
keeps the information on the display longer, but the bottom and fish details
become compressed and may be difficult to interpret.
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Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu
SI Colors
Settings: Blue, Amber 1, Amber 2, Brown, Green, Inverse,
Gray, Green/Red, Default = Blue
SI Colors allows you to select which color palette you would like to use for the
Side Imaging® display.
Down Imaging Beam Width
(Advanced)
Settings: Narrow, Medium, Wide; Default = Wide
Down Imaging Beam Width controls the width of the beam (side to side) for
the Down Imaging™ View and sets the amount of information shown on the
display.
To see only the data directly under your boat, select Narrow. Medium reveals
more information, while Wide displays the maximum information available from
the Down Imaging™ beam width.
Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This
will not delete a previously-saved route.
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu
(Sonar Views only)
The Sonar X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut
to your most frequently-used settings. Press the
MENU key once while in any of the Sonar Views
to access the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the Fishing System User Mode to Advanced
or Normal. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
NOTE: Transducer selection also influences menu
options (see Sonar Menu Tab: Transducer Select).
NOTE: Quad Layout only appears in Side Beam View
with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer.
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu
Sensitivity
Settings: Low = 1, High = 20; Default = 10
Sensitivity controls how much detail is shown on the display and will adjust
the sensitivity of all sonar frequencies.
When operating in very clear water or greater depths, increase the sensitivity
to see weaker returns that may be of interest. If the sensitivity is adjusted too
high, the display may become too cluttered.
Decrease the sensitivity to eliminate the clutter from the display that is
sometimes present in murky or muddy water. If Sensitivity is adjusted too low,
the display may not show many sonar returns that could be fish.
NOTE: The Sensitivity setting is a global setting and will adjust the sensitivity of all
sonar frequencies.
Sensitivity at Low
Sonar X-Press™ Menu
Sensitivity at Medium
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Sensitivity at High
Upper Range
(Advanced: Sonar, Split Sonar, Circular Flasher,
and Big Digits Views only)
Settings: 0 to 1490 ft or 0 to 497 m [International Models
only]; Default = 0
Upper Range sets the shallowest depth range that will be displayed on the Sonar,
Split Sonar, Circular Flasher, and Big Digits Views. Upper Range is often used with
Lower Range.
For example, if you are only interested in the area between 20 and 50 feet deep,
you should set the Upper Depth Range to 20 and the Lower Depth Range to 50.
The Sonar View will then show the 30 foot area between 20 and 50 and will not
show the surface or the bottom (assuming the bottom is deeper than 50 feet).
Greater detail will be shown for the area between 20 and 50 feet.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.
Lower Range
Settings: Auto, 10 to 1500 ft, 3 to 500 m [International
Models only]; Default = Auto
Lower Range sets the deepest depth range that will be displayed by the unit.
Auto: The Lower Range will be adjusted by the unit to follow the bottom
automatically. Auto is the default setting.
Manual: You can adjust the Lower Range to lock the unit on a particular depth.
“M” will be displayed in the lower right corner of the screen to indicate the unit
is in Manual mode. Adjust the Upper and Lower Range together to view a
specific depth range, especially when looking for fish or bottom structure.
For example, if you are fishing in 60 feet of water but are only interested in the
first 30 feet (surface to a depth of 30 feet), you should set the Lower Depth
Range limit to 30. The display will show the 0 to 30 foot range, which allows you
to see a more detailed view than you would see if the display went all the way
to the bottom.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu
Chart Speed
Settings: 1-9, Ultra, where 1 = Slow, 9 = Fast, Ultra =
Fastest; Default = 5
Chart Speed determines the speed at which the sonar information moves across
the display, and consequently the amount of detail shown.
A faster speed shows more information and is preferred by most anglers;
however, the sonar information moves across the display quickly. A slower speed
keeps the information on the display longer, but the bottom and fish details
become compressed and may be difficult to interpret. Regardless of the Chart
Speed setting, the RTS Window™ will update at the maximum rate possible for
the depth conditions. Adjust Chart Speed to your personal preference.
Quad Layout
(with Optional-Purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™
Transducer, Side Beam View only)
Settings: Default, Classic, Slanted; Default = Default
Quad Layout allows you to choose how sonar information is displayed in the
Side Beam View. The Side Beam View displays sonar data from the left and
right 455 kHz beams, as well as the 200 kHz down-looking beam. The sonar
data can be displayed in any of the three layouts by changing the Quad Layout
setting, (See Views: Side Beam View).
NOTE: Quad Layout is only available when an optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™
transducer is attached and the Side Beam View is active (see Sonar Menu Tab:
Transducer Select).
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Bottom Lock
(Sonar Zoom View only)
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Bottom Lock changes the mode of the zoomed view in the Sonar Zoom View.
Bottom Lock continuously graphs the bottom at a constant point on the display
regardless of changes in depth. This “flattens“ out the bottom contour, but is
effective at showing fish on or near the bottom.
Bottom Range
(Sonar Zoom View only when Bottom Lock is On)
Settings: 10 to 60 feet, 2 to 10 fathoms, or 3 to 20 meters
[International Models only], Default = 15 ft
Bottom Range allows you to control how much of the water column, measured
up from the bottom, is shown in the Sonar Zoom View. Choose a small value to
see low-lying bottom structure or details of the bottom return. Choose a larger
value to see large structure in deeper water.
NOTE: It is possible to set the Bottom Range to be greater than the depth. In this case,
you may see surface clutter in a wavy band that mirrors changes in the depth.
Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This
will not delete a previously-saved route.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the settings entered manually.
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Sonar X-Press™ Menu
Flasher X-Press™ Menu
(Circular Flasher View only)
The Flasher X-Press™ Menu provides a
shortcut to your most frequently-used settings.
Press the MENU key once while in the Circular
Flasher View to access the Flasher X-Press™
Menu.
NOTE: Menu options will vary depending on system
settings, such as whether you are currently navigating.
Flasher X-Press™ Menu
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
NOTE: To activate Ice Fishing Mode, see Sonar Menu
Tab.
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Sensitivity
Settings: Low = 1, High = 20; Default = 10
Sensitivity controls how much detail is shown on the display and will adjust
the sensitivity of all sonar frequencies.
When operating in very clear water or greater depths, increase the sensitivity
to see weaker returns that may be of interest. If the sensitivity is adjusted too
high, the display may become too cluttered.
Decrease the sensitivity to eliminate the clutter from the display that is
sometimes present in murky or muddy water. If Sensitivity is adjusted too low,
the display may not show many sonar returns that could be fish.
NOTE: The Sensitivity setting is a global setting and will adjust the sensitivity of all
sonar frequencies.
Upper Range
(Advanced, Sonar, Split Sonar, Circular Flasher,
and Big Digits Views only)
Settings: 0 to 1490 ft or 0 to 497 m [International Models
only]; Default = 0
Upper Range sets the shallowest depth range that will be displayed on the Sonar,
Split Sonar, Circular Flasher, and Big Digits Views. Upper Range is often used with
Lower Range.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.
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Flasher X-Press™ Menu
Lower Range
Settings: Auto, 10 to 1500 ft, 3 to 500 m [International
Models only]; Default = Auto
Lower Range sets the deepest depth range that will be displayed by the unit.
Auto is the default setting.
Auto: The Lower Range will be adjusted by the unit to follow the bottom
automatically. Auto is the default setting.
Manual: You can adjust the Lower Range to lock the unit on a particular depth.
Adjust the Upper and Lower Range together to view a specific depth range,
especially when looking for fish or bottom structure.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.
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Color Palette
(Circular Flasher View, Ice Fishing Mode only)
Settings: Palette 1, Palette 2, Palette 3; Default = Palette 3
Color Palette sets the colors used to display sonar returns in the Circular
Flasher View when Ice Fishing Mode is turned on. The active color palette is
shown in the center of the circular flasher display. The color palettes range
from weak to strong sonar return signals, which are displayed left to right on
the color preview bar. See Views: Circular Flasher View for more information.
Choose from the following color palettes:
Palette 1: Green (weak), Yellow (medium), Red (strong)
Palette 2: Yellow (weak), Green (medium), Red (strong)
Palette 3: Blue (weakest), Green (weak), Light Green (weak to medium),
Yellow (medium), Orange (fairly strong), Red (strong)
Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This
will not delete a previously-saved route.
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Flasher X-Press™ Menu
Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu
(Snapshot and Recording View only)
The Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu
provides access to the snapshot management
and sonar recording functions. Press the MENU
key once while in the Snapshot and Recording
View to access the Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: For more information, see Views: Snapshot
and Recording View.
Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu
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Start Recording
(optional-purchase SD Memory Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Start Recording allows you to start sonar recording from the Snapshot and
Recording View. This menu option is only available when an optional-purchase
SD memory card is installed and Snapshot and Recording View is on the screen.
Stop Recording
(optional-purchase SD Memory Card only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Stop Recording allows you to stop sonar recording. This menu option is only
available when an optional-purchase SD memory card is installed and the
control head is actively recording.
Delete Image
(optional-purchase SD Memory Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Delete Image allows you to delete a single screen capture image. This menu
option is only available when an optional-purchase SD memory card is
installed, Snapshot and Recording View is on the screen, and you have selected
an image thumbnail.
Delete All Images
(optional-purchase SD Memory Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Delete All Images allows you to delete all the images at once. This menu option
is only available when an optional-purchase SD memory card is installed and
Snapshot and Recording View is on the screen.
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Snapshot & Recording X-Press™ Menu
Delete Recording
(optional-purchase SD Memory Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Delete Recording allows you to delete a single sonar recording. This menu
option is only available when an optional-purchase SD memory card is
installed, Snapshot and Recording View is on the screen, and you have selected
a recording file.
Delete All Recordings
(optional-purchase SD Memory Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Delete All Recordings allows you to delete all the recordings at once. This
menu option is only available when an optional-purchase SD memory card is
installed and Snapshot and Recording View is on the screen.
Pings Per Second
(optional-purchase SD Memory Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Settings: 1-10, Auto, Default = Auto
Pings Per Second allows you to specify the ping rate for an active sonar
recording.
NOTE: Pings Per Second is available when an optional-purchase SD memory card is
installed, Snapshot and Recording View is on the screen, and the control head is
actively recording (not playing back).
Auto is the default setting for Pings Per Second and automatically adjusts the
ping rate for best recording quality. If there is limited memory on your SD
memory card, you can slow the ping rate by setting the Pings Per Second
manually, but the recording will capture less sonar detail. For maximum
performance, keep the Pings Per Second setting on Auto.
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Playback Speed
(optional-purchase SD Memory Card, Snapshot and
Recording View only)
Settings: Record, Rewind 1, Rewind 2, Slow Play Reverse,
Pause, Slow Play, Normal Play, Fast Forward 1, Fast
Forward 2, Stop
Playback Speed allows you to specify the playback speed for a sonar recording
from the Snapshot and Recording View. This menu option is only available
when an optional-purchase SD memory card is installed and Recording
Playback is active.
Playback Speed Icons:
Record
Slow Play
Rewind, Reverse
Normal Play
Rewind2
Fast Forward
Slow Play Reverse
Fast Forward2
Pause
Stop
NOTE: You can also change playback speed in the Snapshot and Recording View using
the LEFT and RIGHT Cursor keys, although you cannot skip to the beginning or end of
a recording using these keys.
NOTE: Sonar chart speed is increased during Fast Forward and reversed during
Rewind. This may result in a reduced quality sonar image, since at higher speeds, not
every sonar return can be processed.
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Snapshot & Recording X-Press™ Menu
Stop Playback
(optional-purchase SD Memory Card only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Stop Playback allows you to stop playback of a sonar recording from any view.
This menu option is only available when an optional-purchase SD memory card
is installed and Recording Playback is active.
NOTE: During playback, the amount of time/memory left to play is indicated by the
status bar. For more information, see Views: Snapshot and Recording View.
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Navigation X-Press™ Menu
(Navigation Views only)
The Navigation X-Press™ Menu provides a
shortcut to your most frequently-used settings.
Press the MENU key once while in the Bird's
Eye, Chart, or Combo View to access the
Navigation X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Menu options will vary depending on system
settings, such as whether you are currently navigating.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
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Navigation X-Press™ Menu
Waypoint [Name]
(Only with an active cursor on a waypoint)
Settings: Edit, Delete, Target, Grid
Waypoint [Name] allows you to view the Waypoints submenu for the waypoint
under your cursor. You can move the cursor onto an existing waypoint and press
the MENU key once, or use Cursor to Waypoint to select a waypoint from the
saved waypoints list.
NOTE: See Introduction to Navigation for more Waypoints information.
The Waypoint Submenu contains the following menu options:
Edit allows you to edit the Name, Position (Latitude and Longitude), and
select the Icon that will be used to represent the waypoint in the Chart
and Combo Views.
Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the saved waypoints list.
Target allows you to apply a target to a waypoint selected from the
saved waypoints list.
Grid allows you to apply a trolling grid to a waypoint selected from the
saved waypoints list.
Cursor to Waypoint
(Chart or Combo View only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Cursor to Waypoint allows you to quickly move the cursor to any saved
waypoint so that you can locate it or edit it. This X-Press™ Menu option only
appears if you have saved waypoints.
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Save Current Track
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Save Current Track allows you to save the current track on the display. After
the current track is saved, a new current track is started. Save Current Track
appears on the Navigation X-Press™ Menu after navigation is stopped.
NOTE: To save the depth information with the current track, it is important to
save the track and also edit the name before powering off the control head.
Clear Current Track
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Clear Current Track allows you to clear the current track on the display and
start a new track at the present position.
Save Current Route
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Save Current Route allows you to save the current route being displayed. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route.
Skip Next Waypoint
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Skip Next Waypoint removes the next waypoint from the current route. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route.
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Navigation X-Press™ Menu
Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This
will not delete a previously-saved route.
Cancel MOB Navigation
(only when MOB Navigation is activated)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Cancel MOB Navigation removes the Man Overboard (MOB) waypoint and
exits Man Overboard mode. This menu option will only appear when you are
currently navigating in Man Overboard mode.
Remove Target
(only if a Target is Active)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Remove Target removes the waypoint target from the display. This menu option
will only appear when a target has already been applied to a waypoint.
NOTE: See Introduction to Navigation: Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid for
more information.
Remove Grid
(only if a Grid is Active)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Remove Grid removes the waypoint grid from the display. This menu option will
only appear when a grid has already been applied to a waypoint.
NOTE: See Introduction to Navigation: Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid for
more information.
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Sonar Window
(Combo View only)
Settings: Wide, Medium, Narrow; Default = Medium
Sonar Window sets the size of the Sonar Window in the Combo View. Sonar
Window can only be accessed from the Combo View.
Waypoint [Name]
(Most recently-created waypoint)
Settings: Edit, Delete, Go To, Target, Grid
Waypoint [Name] allows you to view the waypoints submenu for the most
recently created waypoint. You must have pressed the MARK key at least once
since you last powered up the Fishing System for this menu option to appear.
NOTE: See Introduction to Navigation for more information.
The Waypoint Submenu contains the following menu options:
Edit allows you to edit the Name, Position (Latitude and Longitude), and
select the Icon that will be used to represent the waypoint in the Chart
and Combo Views.
Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the saved waypoints list.
Go To allows you to select a waypoint and start navigation toward that
waypoint, or add that waypoint to the end of the current route.
Target allows you to apply a target to a waypoint selected from the
saved waypoints list.
Grid allows you to apply a trolling grid to a waypoint selected from the
saved waypoints list.
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Navigation X-Press™ Menu
Alarms Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to
access the Main Menu. The Alarms tab will be
the default selection.
NOTE: When an alarm is triggered, you can silence it by
pressing any key. The alarm will be silenced, and will not be
triggered again until a new instance of the alarm condition is
detected.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified by
setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See Main
Menu: User Mode for details.
Alarms Menu
Alarms Menu Tab
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Depth Alarm
Settings: Off, 1 to 100 ft, or 0.5 to 30 m [International
Models only]; Default = Off
Depth Alarm sounds when the depth becomes equal to or less than the menu
setting.
Fish ID Alarm
Settings: Off, All, Large/Medium, Large; Default = Off
Fish ID Alarm sounds when the Fishing System detects fish that correspond
to the alarm setting. Fish ID Alarm will only sound if Fish ID+™ is on.
For example, if you've set the Fish ID Alarm to sound for Large fish only, the
Fish ID alarm will sound when a large-sized fish is detected.
Off
All
Large/Medium
Large
Low Battery Alarm
Settings: Off, 8.5V - 13.5V; Default = Off
Low Battery Alarm sounds when the input battery voltage is equal to or less
than the menu setting. The battery alarm will only sound for the battery that is
connected to the Fishing System. The Low Battery Alarm should be set to warn
you when the battery voltage drops below the safety margin that you have
determined.
For instance, if you are running a trolling motor (battery operated), you would
want to set the Low Battery Alarm to sound before the battery voltage drops
too low for it to be used to start your main, gasoline-powered engine.
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Alarms Menu Tab
Temp. Alarm
Settings: Off, 33-120 Fahrenheit, 0-50
[International Models only]; Default = Off
Celsius
Temp. Alarm sounds when the water temperature detected by the Fishing System
reaches the Temp. Alarm setting, which is either set in degrees Fahrenheit or
Celsius [International Models only].
For example, if the Temp. Alarm is set to 58 degrees Fahrenheit, and the water
temperature falls from 60 degrees to 58 degrees, the Temp. Alarm will sound.
Similarly, if the water temperature rises from 56 degrees to 58 degrees, the Temp.
Alarm will also sound.
Off Course Alarm
Settings: Off, 25 to 3000 ft, 10 to 1000 m [International
Models only]; Default = 300 ft, 100 m
Off Course Alarm allows you to set how far the boat is allowed to move off
course before the Off Course Alarm will sound during navigation.
Arrival Alarm
Circle
Off Course
Limits
Alarms Menu Tab
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Arrival Alarm
Settings: Off, 25 to 3000 ft, 10 to 1000 m [International
Models only]; Default = 150 ft, 50 m
Arrival Alarm sounds when the boat has either exceeded the distance to the
destination waypoint, or has entered the Arrival Alarm Circle, based on the
menu setting when navigating. Arrival Alarm allows you to set how close the
boat must be to the destination waypoint before the Arrival Alarm will sound.
Drift Alarm
Settings; Off, 25 to 3000 ft, 10 to 1000 m [International
Models only]; Default = Off
Drift Alarm allows you to set the size of a perimeter around the boat’s anchored
position. If the anchored boat drifts outside of that perimeter, the Drift Alarm will
sound.
Drift Alarm Perimeter
Drift
Alarm
Circle
Alarm Tone
Settings: High, Medium, Low; Default = Medium
Alarm Tone selects the pitch of the alarm sound. A brief tone will be produced
as you adjust the Alarm Tone so that you can select the tone that you can hear
best.
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Alarms Menu Tab
Sonar Menu Tab
Press the MENU key twice to access the Main
Menu and then press the RIGHT Cursor key until
the Sonar tab is selected.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
NOTE: The selected transducer also influences the
menu options. See Sonar Menu Tab: Transducer
Select for more information.
Sonar Menu, Advanced
Sonar Menu Tab
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Beam Select
Settings: 200/83 kHz, 200 kHz, 83 kHz, Default = 200 kHz
Beam Select sets which sonar returns from the transducer will be displayed on
the screen.
When set to 200/83 kHz, the returns from both beams are blended by starting
with the 83 kHz wide beam return, dimming it, and then overlaying it with the
200 kHz narrow beam return. The darker 200 kHz narrow beam sonar returns
will stand out from the paler 83 kHz wide beam sonar returns. The Split Sonar
View continues to display the sonar returns from each beam in their respective
windows. The blended information is shown in the Sonar View, Sonar Zoom
View, and the Big Digits View. The RTS Window™ in the Sonar View and the
Circular Flasher View will only show the returns from the 200 kHz narrow beam.
When set to 200 kHz, only the returns from the 200 kHz narrow beam will be
displayed in the Sonar View, the Sonar Zoom View, the Big Digits View, and the
Circular Flasher View. The Split Sonar View will continue to display returns from
both beams in their respective windows. The RTS Window™ in the Sonar View
will display the returns from the 200 kHz narrow beam.
When set to 83 kHz, the returns from the 83 kHz wide beam will be displayed
in the Sonar View, the Sonar Zoom View, the Big Digits View, and the Circular
Flasher View. The Split Sonar View will continue to display returns from both
beams in their respective windows. The RTS Window™ will display the returns
from the 83 kHz wide beam.
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Sonar Menu Tab
Surface Clutter
Settings: Low = 1 to High = 10; Default = 5
Surface Clutter adjusts the filter that removes surface clutter noise caused by
algae and aeration. The lower the setting, the less surface clutter will be
displayed.
Surface Clutter
Surface
Clutter
SwitchFire™
Settings: Max Mode, Clear Mode; Default = Clear Mode
SwitchFire™ controls how the sonar returns are displayed in the Sonar Views.
Choose Max Mode to see only raw sonar returns on the display. When Max
Mode is selected, you will see the maximum sonar information available within
the transducer beam, so more fish arches and better jig tracking are shown.
Choose Clear Mode to see less clutter and more fish size accuracy on the
display. When Clear Mode is selected, the clutter is filtered, and sonar returns
are interpreted to provide more details about the objects within the transducer
beam, regardless of their location. In other words, a large arch on the display
means a large fish has been detected.
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Fish ID+™
Settings: Off, On; Default = On
Fish ID+™ uses advanced signal processing to interpret sonar returns and will
display a Fish Symbol when very selective requirements are met. When a fish is
detected, a fish icon and its depth are displayed above the return that has been
classified as being a fish. Three different fish size icons represent the intensity of
the sonar return and provide an indicator of relative fish size.
DualBeam PLUS™ sonar models represent targets detected in the 200 kHz
narrow beam as Orange Fish Symbols and targets detected in the 83 kHz wide
beam as Blue Fish Symbols.
83 kHz, Wide Beam
Blue Fish Symbols
200 kHz, Narrow Beam
Orange Fish Symbols
When Fish ID+™ is turned off, the Fishing System shows only the raw sonar
returns on the display. These returns will often result in “arches“ forming on the
display, indicating potential targets. Due to the transducer beam angle, the
distance to a fish decreases as the fish moves into the beam, and then
increases as it moves out again, creating a Fish Arch when this distance change
is shown on the display. Boat speed, chart speed, and the position of the fish
within the sonar beam greatly affect the shape of the arch.
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Sonar Menu Tab
Fish ID Sensitivity
Settings: Low = 1, High = 10; Default = 5
Fish ID Sensitivity adjusts the threshold of the Fish ID+™ detection
algorithms. Selecting a higher setting allows weaker returns to be displayed as
fish. This is useful for identifying smaller fish species or baitfish. Selecting a
lower setting displays fewer fish from weak sonar returns. This is helpful when
seeking larger species of fish.
Fish ID Sensitivity is used in conjunction with Fish ID+™. Fish ID+™ must be
on for Fish ID Sensitivity to affect the ability of the Fishing System to identify
sonar returns as fish.
Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window
Settings: Wide, Narrow, Off; Default = Narrow
RTS Window™ sets the RTS Window™ to either Wide or Narrow, or turns it off
in the Sonar View. The RTS Window™ always updates at the fastest rate
possible and only displays returns that are within the transducer beam. See
What’s on the Sonar Display for more information.
RTS Window™ (Wide)
Sonar Menu Tab
RTS Window™ (Narrow)
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RTS Window™ (Off)
Sonar Colors
(Sonar View, Sonar Zoom View, Circular Flasher View,
and Big Digits View)
Settings: Gray, Green, Inverse, Original Palette,
Palette 1, Palette 2, Palette 3; Default = Original Palette
Sonar Colors allows you to select which color palette you would like to use for
the display. The palette you choose will be applied to the Sonar View, Sonar
Zoom View, Circular Flasher View (Ice Fishing Mode: Off), and Big Digits View.
• Gray: Light Gray (weak) to Black (strong)
• Green: Dark Green (weak) to Light Green (strong)
• Inverse: Black (weak) to White (strong)
• Original Palette: Cyan (weak) to Red (strong)
• Palette 1: Navy Blue (weak), Purple (medium), Yellow (strong)
• Palette 2: Navy Blue (weak), Green (medium), Yellow (strong)
• Palette 3: Navy Blue (weak) to Red (strong)
NOTE: To change the color palette for the Circular Flasher View, see Flasher X-Press™
Menu: Color Palette.
Bottom View
Settings: Structure ID, WhiteLine; Default = Structure ID
Bottom View selects the method used to represent bottom and structure on the
display.
Structure ID® represents weak returns in blue and strong returns in red.
WhiteLine™ highlights the strongest sonar returns in white, resulting in a
distinctive outline. This has the benefit of clearly defining the bottom on the display.
See What’s on the Sonar Display: Bottom Presentation for more information.
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Sonar Menu Tab
Zoom Width
Settings: Narrow, Medium, Wide; Default = Wide
Zoom Width adjusts the width of the Zoom window on the Sonar Zoom View.
83 kHz Sensitivity
(Advanced, DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar only)
Settings: -10 to +10, Default = 0
83 kHz Sensitivity changes the sensitivity of the 83 kHz beam. Increasing the
83 kHz Sensitivity will display additional weak returns, and decreasing the
83 kHz Sensitivity will display fewer weak returns.
NOTE: 83 kHz Sensitivity is particularly useful for adjusting the sensitivity of the
83 kHz sonar returns in the 200/83kHz Split Sonar View. The 83 kHz sensitivity can be
adjusted without affecting the sensitivity of the 200 kHz returns shown in the
200 kHz sonar window.
455 kHz Sensitivity
(Advanced, with optional-purchase QuadraBeam
PLUS™ transducer)
Settings: -10 to +10, Default = 0
455 kHz Sensitivity adjusts the sensitivity of the 455 kHz beam. Increase the
sensitivity to display additional weak returns and decrease the sensitivity to
display fewer weak returns.
NOTE: 455 kHz Sensitivity is particularly useful for adjusting the sensitivity of the
455 kHz sonar returns in the Side Beam View. The 455 kHz sensitivity can be
adjusted without affecting the sensitivity of the 200 kHz returns shown in the 200
kHz sonar window.
The 455 kHz Sensitivity menu option is available when a QuadraBeam PLUS™
transducer is attached to the Fishing System, User Mode is set to Advanced
(see Setup Menu Tab: User Mode), and Transducer Select is set to QuadraBeam
(see Sonar Menu Tab: Transducer Select).
NOTE: Visit our Web site at humminbird.com to order this accessory online or contact
our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
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Depth Lines
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, On; Default = On
Depth Lines divide the display into four equal sections that are separated
by three horizontal depth lines. The depth of each line is displayed along the
depth scale. You can turn Depth Lines On or Off.
Depth Lines
Depth Lines
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Sonar Menu Tab
SI Range Lines
(Advanced, Side Imaging® View only)
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
SI Range Lines divide each side beam range into four equal sections on the
display. SI Range Lines can be used to interpret the location of objects on the
display. You can turn SI Range Lines On (visible) or Off (hidden).
NOTE: The range numbers are estimated and should not be used for measurement.
NOTE: If both SI Range Lines and Contour Mode are turned on, the SI Range Lines will
remain on the display, but the individual range numbers will not available (see Side
Imaging® X-Press™ Menu: SI Enhance).
SI Range Lines (with Contour Mode Off)
Range Numbers
SI Range Lines
Sonar Menu Tab
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SI Range Lines (with Contour Mode On)
Range Numbers
SI Range Lines
Noise Filter
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, Low, Medium, High 1, High 2, High 3;
Default = Low
Noise Filter adjusts the sonar Noise Filter to limit interference on the display
from sources such as your boat engine, turbulence, or other sonar devices.
The Off setting removes all filtering. Low, Medium, High 1, High 2, and High 3
settings add progressive filtering of the sonar returns. High 1, High 2, and
High 3 are useful when there is excessive trolling motor noise, but in some
deep water situations, the High settings may actually hinder your unit’s ability
to find the bottom.
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Sonar Menu Tab
Max Depth
(Advanced)
Settings: Auto, 10 to 1500 ft, 3 to 500 m [International
Models only]; Default = Auto
Max Depth controls the maximum depth of operation. When Max Depth is set
to Auto, the Fishing System will acquire bottom readings as needed (within the
capacity of the unit). When Max Depth is set to match your fishing maximum
depth, your Fishing System will not attempt to acquire sonar data below that
depth, so more detail will be shown on the screen.
NOTE: If the bottom is deeper than the Max Depth setting, the digital depth readout
will flash, indicating that the Fishing System cannot locate the bottom.
Water Type
(Advanced)
Settings: Fresh, Salt (shallow), Salt (deep); Default = Fresh
Water Type configures your unit for operation in fresh or salt water. In salt water,
you can also choose the shallow or deep setting. The Water Type menu option is
available when User Mode is set to Advanced (see Main Menu: User Mode).
NOTE: Make sure that the Water Type is set accurately, especially in salt water, as
this affects the accuracy of deep water depth readings. In salt water, what would
be considered a large fish might be 2 to 10 times bigger than a large fish in fresh
water (depending on the type of fish you are seeking). The salt water setting allows
for a greater range in fish size adjustment to account for this difference.
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Transducer Select
Settings: Compact SideScan, QuadBeam, Universal Sonar
2, Default = Compact SideScan
Transducer Select allows you to choose which connected transducer you want
to use. When you choose a transducer, the corresponding features will be
automatically added to your Fishing System.
Your Fishing System will default to the Compact SideScan Transducer, which
combines Side Imagsing® and DualBeam PLUS™ technology. Your Fishing
System also supports the optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer
and optional-purchase Universal Sonar 2.
NOTE: To purchase transducers, visit our Web site at humminbird.com or call our
Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
Down Imaging Beam Width
(Advanced, Down Imaging™ View only)
Settings: Narrow, Medium, Wide; Default = Wide
Down Imaging Beam Width controls the width of the beam (side to side) for the
Down Imaging™ View and sets the amount of information shown on the display.
To see only the data directly under your boat, select Narrow. Medium reveals
more information, while Wide displays the maximum information available from
the Down Imaging™ beam width.
Ice Fishing Mode
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Ice Fishing Mode controls how information is displayed in the Circular Flasher
View. When Ice Fishing Mode is off, the Circular Flasher View displays Real
Time Sonar (RTS™) data in a traditional flasher format.
When Ice Fishing Mode is on, the Circular Flasher View displays the data in
flasher format with additional features including Zoom and Depth Cursor. Also,
the fishfinder’s sensitivity settings are adjusted automatically to accommodate
ice fishing conditions. These settings will apply to the other Sonar Views until
you turn off the Ice Fishing Mode. See Views: Circular Flasher View for more
information.
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Sonar Menu Tab
Navigation Menu Tab
Press the MENU key twice to access the Main
Menu, then press the RIGHT Cursor key to
select the Navigation tab.
NOTE: Menu options will vary depending on system
settings, such as whether you are currently navigating.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Navigation Menu Tab, Advanced
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Current Track
Settings: Save, Clear, Appearance
Current Track allows you to view the Current Track submenu. See Introduction
to Navigation: Save or Clear a Current track for more information.
The Current Track Submenu contains the following menu options:
Save allows you to save the current track.
Clear allows you to delete the current track.
Appearance allows you to change the style and color of the current
track (Breadcrumb Trail, Dashed Line, Solid Line or Wide Line, and if a line,
the color of the line, or Color By Depth).
If you choose Color By Depth, you cannot choose one color to represent
the track; a color range will represent the different depths on the track
instead, from light green (shallowest) to black (deepest). You can
change the depth range associated with black by using Track Color
Range menu setting (see Navigation Menu Tab: Track Color Range).
NOTE: To save the depth information with the Current Track, it is important to
save the track and also edit the name before powering off the control head.
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Navigation Menu Tab
Saved Tracks
Settings: Edit, Delete, Default
Saved Tracks allows you to view the Saved Tracks submenu. See Introduction
to Navigation: Edit, Delete, or Hide Saved Tracks for more information.
The Saved Tracks Submenu contains the following menu options:
Edit allows you to select a saved track and change its Name, Visibility
(hidden or visible), Style, and Color (for track line styles only).
Delete allows you to delete a track from the saved tracks list.
Default sets the default appearance of your tracks, including Visibility
(hidden or visible), Style, and Color (for track line styles only).
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Waypoints
Settings: Create, Edit, Delete, Cursor To, Go To,
Target, Grid
Waypoints allows you to view the Waypoints submenu. See Introduction to
Navigation for more information.
The Waypoints Submenu contains the following menu options:
Create allows you to create a new waypoint, name it, and edit it
immediately. The current boat position will be used as the default, but
you can set the coordinates to any valid position. The icon used to
represent the waypoint in the Chart and Combo Views can also be
changed.
Edit allows you to choose from the saved waypoints list, and then edit
the Name and Position (Latitude and Longitude), as well as assign an
Icon to represent the waypoint in the Chart and Combo Views.
Delete allows you to delete a waypoint from the saved waypoints list.
Cursor To allows you to move the cursor quickly to a waypoint from the
saved waypoints list.
Go To allows you to select a waypoint and start navigation toward that
waypoint or add that waypoint to the end of the current route.
Target allows you to apply a target to a waypoint selected from the
saved waypoints list.
Grid allows you to apply a trolling grid to a waypoint selected from the
saved waypoints list.
NOTE: Only one waypoint can have either a target or a grid applied to it at one time.
If you apply a target or a grid to a new waypoint, the original waypoint will lose its
target or grid.
NOTE: The spacing of the rings on the waypoint target and the spacing of the gridlines
on the trolling grid is the same as the length of the scale bar on the left edge of the
display. Zooming in or out will decrease or increase the spacing, respectively.
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Navigation Menu Tab
Routes
Settings: Create, Edit, Delete, Travel, Info
Routes Submenu
Routes allows you to view the Routes submenu. See Introduction to Navigation:
Save, Edit, or Delete a Route for more information.
The Routes Submenu contains the following menu options:
Create allows you to create a new route from an empty route, name it,
and add saved waypoints to it immediately. You can also change the
waypoint order of the route from this menu.
Edit allows you to select a saved route and change its name and the
waypoints in it.
Delete allows you to delete a route from the saved routes list.
Travel allows you to choose a route from the saved routes list and use
it as your current route. Routes can be traveled in either the forward or
reverse direction. When you select a route, navigation begins
immediately.
Info provides information about the route you choose from the saved
routes list, including the distance and bearing from each waypoint to
the next.
Chart Orientation
Settings: North-Up, Course-Up; Default = North-Up
Chart Orientation allows you to select whether the Chart and Combo Views
should be drawn North-Up or Course-Up. The Chart Orientation setting does
not apply to the Bird’s Eye View (see Viewing Cartography).
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North Reference
Settings: True, Magnetic; Default = True
North Reference allows you to have bearings displayed with one of two
orientations: True North or Magnetic North.
Waypoint Decluttering
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, On; Default = On
Waypoint Decluttering allows you to set the declutter feature On or Off. When
two or more waypoints overlap, or are displayed close together on a chart view,
the screen will automatically declutter—waypoint names will shorten and the
waypoint icons will change into small blue icons. Select Off to display
waypoints at regular size.
Trolling Grid Rotation
Settings: 0° to 89°, Default = 0°
Grid Rotation allows you to set the orientation of the trolling grid in degrees,
where a setting of 0° displays a standard North, South, East, West alignment.
See Introduction to Navigation: Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid for
information.
NOTE: This feature may appear as either Trolling Grid Rotation or Grid Rotation,
depending on your model.
Trackpoint Interval
Settings: 1 second, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 30
seconds, or 60 seconds; Default = 1 second
Trackpoint Interval allows you to select the time period between trackpoints.
The current track can only contain up to 20,000 trackpoints, so longer time
periods cause the track to extend back further in time, but will be less detailed.
Trackpoint Interval works in conjunction with Track Min Distance. Both
conditions must be met before a trackpoint is added to the current track. During
slow travel or drift, setting both Trackpoint Interval and Track Min Distance to
small values will allow you to increase the track resolution.
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Navigation Menu Tab
Track Min Distance
(Advanced)
Settings: 1 to 300 ft, or 1 to 100 m [International Units only];
Default = 16 ft, 5 m
Track Min Distance allows you to set a minimum distance of travel before a
trackpoint is added to the track.
Track Min Distance works in conjunction with Trackpoint Interval. Both
conditions must be met before a trackpoint is added to the current track. During
slow travel or drift, setting both Trackpoint Interval and Track Min Distance to
small values will allow you to increase the track resolution.
Track Color Range
Settings: 50 to 3000 feet or 20 to 1000 meters
[International Units only], Default = 50 ft, 20 m
Track Color Range allows you to set the depth range that will be displayed as
black, the deepest depth, when Color By Depth is selected as the style for the
current track (see Navigation Menu Tab: Current Track).
Map Datum
(Advanced)
Settings: Various, Default = WGS 84
Map Datum allows you to change the map coordinate system used by the
Fishing System to match those of a paper map.
Course Projection Line
Settings: Hidden, Visible; Default = Visible
Course Projection Line allows you to display or hide an arrow extending from
the bow of the boat that projects your current course, and shows where the
boat will go if you continue on your present course.
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Export All Nav Data
(optional-purchase SD Memory Card required)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Export All Nav Data allows you to export all saved Tracks, Waypoints, and
Routes to an SD memory card. If an SD memory card isn’t installed, an error
message will be displayed. Insert the SD memory card and try again. See SD
Memory Card Slots: Export Navigation Data for more information.
Delete All Nav Data
(Advanced)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
This menu option should be used with caution!
Delete All Nav Data allows you to delete all saved Tracks, Waypoints, and
Routes.
Continuous Navigation Mode
Settings: Off, On, Default = Off
Continuous Navigation Mode allows you to continue to navigate and fish
around a particular waypoint even if you pass over it multiple times.
GPS Receiver Override
(Advanced)
Settings: Internal, External, Auto; Default = Auto
GPS Receiver Override allows you to set which GPS receiver to use if you have
multiple GPS receivers plugged into the system. These multiple GPS receivers
may be internal, external, or connected via the InterLink™. If you select Auto,
your unit will select a GPS receiver automatically.
NOTE: If only one GPS receiver is plugged into your system, then Auto will be the only
option shown.
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Navigation Menu Tab
SI Navigation
(Side Imaging® Views only)
Settings: Off, On, Default = On
SI Navigation controls how the boat icon is displayed in Side Imaging® Views.
If SI Navigation is turned on, the boat icon indicates the direction the boat
needs to turn to reach the next waypoint during navigation. The boat icon color
will also change to orange.
If SI Navigation is turned Off, the boat icon will not change during navigation
although you can still mark waypoints and start navigation from a
Side Imaging® View. See Side Imaging® View and Introduction to Navigation for
more information.
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Chart Menu Tab
Press the MENU key twice to access the Main
Menu and then press the RIGHT Cursor key until
the Chart tab is selected.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
NOTE: When a map from an optional purchase
MMC/SD card is installed, the Chart Menu Tab will
change to display menu options that correspond
with the active chart. To manually select a chart
card, see Chart Select. Also, see Add Maps to
your Fishing System for more information.
Chart Menu
(Advanced User Mode, shown
with optional-purchase
LakeMaster® menu options)
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Chart Menu Tab
Lat/Lon Grid
Settings: Hidden, Visible; Default = Hidden
Lat/Lon Grid allows you to display or hide a grid showing latitude and longitude
lines.
Navaids on Bird’s Eye View
Settings: Hidden, Visible, Default = Visible
Navaids on Bird's Eye View allows you to display or hide additional navigational
aids in Bird’s Eye View, such as lights and buoys.
NOTE: You will see more navigational aids with an optional-purchase MMC/SD card.
Chart Select
Settings: Auto, Contour XD, Left Chart Card, Right Chart
Card; Default = Auto
Chart Select allows you to choose which chart to use if you have built-in charts
or a map card. If you select Auto, your unit will select a chart automatically.
Select Right to use the SD card installed in the right card slot, and select Left
to use the SD card installed in the left card slot (see SD Memory Card Slots:
Add Maps to Your Fishing System).
NOTE: The SD Cards require a separate purchase. For more information, visit our Web
site at humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
Set Simulation Position
(Advanced)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions to activate.
Set Simulation Position allows you to set the position of the boat used in the
Simulator. Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to activate the
cursor and move it to the coordinates where you want to start the simulation.
Then confirm the position using the Set Simulation menu setting.
NOTE: The cursor must be active in order for this procedure to work. If the cursor
was not active before you began this procedure, an error message will appear. Exit
the menu, set the cursor, then try again.
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Set Map Offset
(Advanced)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions to activate.
Set Map Offset allows you to change the map offset used by your Fishing
System. Press the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to activate the cursor and move it
to the location where the Map Offset will be applied. Then, confirm the map
offset position using the Set Map Offset menu setting.
The Map Offset will be applied to all maps and not just the map that requires
the correction. The Map Offset should be cleared if a different map is to be
used.
NOTE: The cursor must be active in order for this procedure to work. If the cursor was
not active before you began this procedure, an error message will appear. Exit the
menu, set the cursor, then try again.
Clear Map Offset
(Advanced)
Settings: Follow screen instructions to activate.
Clear Map Offset allows you to clear the Map Offset. The Clear Map Offset
menu option is available when Map Offset is active.
Shaded Depth
Settings: Off, 1 to 180 ft, or 1 to 60 m [International Units
only], Default = 15 ft, 5 m
Shaded Depth allows you to change the depth used for shading on the chart
views.
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Chart Menu Tab
Chart Detail Level
Settings: Basic, Navigation, Underwater, All; Default = All
Chart Detail Level allows you to select how much chart detail you want
displayed on the Navigation Views.
NOTE: Some chart details are only available with optional-purchase SD memory cards.
Basic shows land areas, ports, obstructions, and restricted areas.
Navigation shows navaids, landmarks, ferryways, and navigation routes
in addition to the Basic information.
Underwater shows depth contours, fishing areas, underwater wrecks,
tides, and currents in addition to the Basic and Navigation information.
All shows roads, buildings, railways, and other notations in addition to
the Basic, Navigation, and Underwater information.
Map Borders
Settings: Hidden, MMC/SD
Default = MMC/SD Only
Only,
All
Visible;
Map Borders allows you to display or hide map borders. The dotted lines of a
Map Border indicate an area which contains a different map.
Map Borders
Map
Borders
Chart Menu Tab
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Spot Soundings
Settings: Hidden, Visible; Default = Hidden
Spot Soundings allows you to display or hide spot soundings, which are depth
measurements shown on the chart.
NOTE: Spot Soundings are only available with optional-purchase SD memory cards.
Contour Lines
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: Hidden, Visible; Default = Visible
Contour Lines sets whether the water contour lines are visible or hidden in the
Chart Views. Contour Lines are also affected by the Water Level Offset setting.
Depth Colors
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: Off, 1-10; Default = Off
Depth Color sets the depth shading in the Chart views to Off or Shaded.
Depth Highlight
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: Off, 1 to 180 ft, 1 to 30 fathoms, 1 to 60 m
(International Models only); Default = Off
Depth Highlight allows you to highlight a depth setting in the chart views. The
depth you set will be highlighted in green. Use Depth Highlight with Depth
Highlight Range.
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Chart Menu Tab
Depth Highlight Range (+/-)
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: 0 to 60 ft, 0 to 30 fathoms, 0 to 20 m
(International Models only); Default = 5 ft, 2m
Depth Highlight Range adjusts the range on each side of the highlighted
depth, when a Depth Highlight is active in the chart views.
For example, if you know a certain fish is holding at 18 - 20 feet, you can set
the Depth Highlight at 19 feet, and the Depth Highlight Range a +/- 1 foot.
The view will show a green band from 18 - 20 feet.
Water Level Offset
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: -30 to +30 ft, -5 to +5 fathoms, -10 to +10 m
(International Models only); Default = 0 ft/m
Water Level Offset allows you to change the level of the water being read from
the control head. The displayed numbers on the Contour Lines will adjust from
the Water Level Offset setting, and the water level offset will be highlighted in
dark brown.
For example, if the lake is down 5 feet, set the Water Level Offset
setting to -5.
Shallow Water Highlight
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: 0 to 30 ft, 0 to 5 fathoms, 0 to 10 m
(International Models only); Default = 0
Shallow Water Highlight allows you to select a minimum shallow depth
setting so that the depth is highlighted in red in the Chart Views.
For example, if your boat has a draft of 3 feet, set the Shallow Water
Highlight feature to 3 feet, and the unit will draw a red band from 0 - 3 feet.
Use this setting with Water Level Offset.
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Lake List
(optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key to activate.
Lake List allows you to view the list of lakes included on the installed
SD memory card.
Sort By: Highlight Sort By, and press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to
select a sort option for the list.
Scroll: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through the list. As
each lake is highlighted, you can view information about the lake in the
white box displayed on the screen.
Cursor To: Highlight a lake on the list and press the RIGHT Cursor key
to move the active cursor to the location you’ve chosen. You can then
mark waypoints, or press the GO TO key to start navigation toward a
waypoint, or press the INFO key for more information.
Chart View with LakeMaster®
Shallow Water
Highlight
Depth
Highlight
Contour Lines
Water Level
Offset
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Setup Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to
access the tabbed Main Menu, then press the
RIGHT Cursor key until the Setup tab is selected.
NOTE: Menu options will vary depending on which
accessories are attached to the unit.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Setup Menu Tab, Advanced
Setup Menu Tab
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Units - Depth
Settings: Domestic Models: Feet, Fathoms; International
Models: Meters, Feet, Fathoms; Default = Feet/Meters
Units - Depth selects the units of measure for all depth-related readouts.
Units - Temp
(International Models only)
Settings: Celsius, Fahrenheit; Default = Celsius
Units - Temp selects the units of measure for all temperature-related readouts.
International Models only.
Units - Distance
Settings: Domestic Models: Statute Miles, Nautical Miles,
Default = Statute Miles; International Models:
Meters/Kilometers, Meters/Nautical Miles, Feet/Statute
Miles, Feet/Nautical Miles, Default = Meters/Kilometers
Units - Distance selects the units of measure for all distance-related readouts.
This menu option is available if a Temp/Speed accessory is connected and the
paddlewheel has moved at least once or if the GPS Receiver is connected.
Units - Speed
Settings: Domestic Models: mph, kts; International
Models: kph, mph, kts; Default = mph/kph
Units - Speed selects the units of measure for speed-related readouts. This
menu option is available if a Temp/Speed accessory is connected and the
paddlewheel has moved at least once or if the GPS Receiver is connected.
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User Mode
Settings: Normal, Advanced; Default = Normal
User Mode sets the menu system to Normal or Advanced. When set to Normal
(default setting), the basic set of menu options are shown in the menu system.
When set to Advanced, additional menu options are added to the menu system.
See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Language
(International Models only)
Settings: Various, Default = English
Language selects the display language for menus.
Triplog Reset
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions to activate.
Triplog Reset resets the Triplog to zero. The Triplog provides the following
information: timer for elapsed time, distance traveled since last reset, and
average speed.
Restore Defaults
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions to activate.
Use this menu choice with caution!
Restore Defaults resets ALL menu settings to their factory defaults.
Setup Menu Tab
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Select Readouts
(Advanced, Sonar View only)
Settings: Various, Default = Off
The readout
position on
the screen
is shown in
the Select
Readouts
Window.
Select Readouts
Select Readouts sets the information to display
in each of the 6 fixed-position data windows
arranged around the left and bottom edges of
the Sonar View screen. To leave the data
window blank, select Off. See Views to change
the Select Readouts.
Data windows can display readouts from
connected equipment such as the GPS Receiver
or Temp/Speed accessory (optional-purchase
required). Each data window can be empty or
contain one of the following information
categories:
• Course
• Navigation
• Position
• Speed
• Temperature
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• Time + Date
• Triplog
• Voltage
Setup Menu Tab
Default Sonar View
Customized Sonar View
NOTE: The availability of the digital readout information corresponds with the view
selected, the accessory attached, and whether or not you are navigating.
Depth Offset
(Advanced)
Settings: -10.0 to +10.0 ft, or -3 to 3 m [International
Models only]; Default = 0
Depth Offset will adjust the digital depth readout to indicate depth from the
waterline or boat's keel. Enter a positive vertical measurement from the
transducer to the waterline to read the depth from the waterline. Enter a
negative vertical measurement from the transducer to keel to read the depth
from the keel.
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Temp. Offset
(Advanced, with Temp/Speed only)
Settings: -10.0 to +10.0 degrees, Default = 0
Temp. Offset will adjust the temperature readout by the amount entered. This
menu option is available if a Temp/Speed Accessory is connected and the
paddlewheel has moved at least once.
Speed Calibration
(Advanced, with Temp/Speed only)
Settings: -20% to +20%, Default = 0%
Speed Calibration will adjust the speed readout by the amount entered. This
menu option is available if a Temp/Speed Accessory is connected and the
paddlewheel has moved at least once.
Local Time Zone
(Advanced)
Settings: Various, Default = EST [UTC-5] - Eastern
Standard Time
Local Time Zone selects your time zone in reference to the time reported by the
GPS receiver when Time+Date is selected as a Digital Readout on the Sonar
View (see Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
Daylight Saving Time
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Daylight Saving Time adjusts the time display to account for local Daylight
Saving Time when Time+Date is selected as a Digital Readout on the Sonar
View (see Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
Selecting On adds one hour to the time display adjusted for your local time
zone. Selecting Off leaves the time display as adjusted for your local time zone.
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Position Format
(Advanced)
Settings: dd.ddddd°, dd°mm.mmm', or dd°mm'ss";
Default = dd°mm.mmm'
Position Format selects the format of the latitude and longitude position display.
Digits Format
(Advanced)
Settings: Small tenths, Large tenths, No tenths, Default =
Small tenths
Digits Format allows you to add a tenth decimal place to readouts such as
Temperature and Depth. The format can be changed to small format, large
format, or no format. This menu option is available when the User Mode is set
to Advanced (see Main Menu: User Mode).
Time Format
(Advanced, International Models only)
Settings: 12 hour, 24 hour; Default = 12 hour
Time Format changes the time format used by the unit. Time Format selects a
12 hour or 24 hour format for the time of day displayed when Time + Date is
selected as a Digital Readout on the Sonar View (see Setup Menu Tab: Select
Readouts).
Date Format
(Advanced, International Models only)
Settings: mm/dd/yy, dd.mm.yy, yy.mm.dd; Default =
mm/dd/yy
Date Format changes the date format used by the unit. Date Format selects the
format for the date display when Time + Date is selected as a Digital Readout
on the Sonar View (see Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
Setup Menu Tab
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NMEA Output
(Advanced)
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
NMEA Output turns the NMEA* output on or off. NMEA Output should be
turned On if you connect the NMEA Output wires of the GPS Receiver cable to
another NMEA-compatible device, such as an autopilot.
*NMEA 0183 is a National Marine Electronics Association standard for data
communication.
NOTE: A separate purchase of accessory AS-HHGPS may be required for the NMEA
output function.
The following NMEA sentences are output when NMEA Output is turned On:
DPT- Depth
MTW - Water Temperature
GLL - Lat/Lon Position
GGA - GPS Fix Data
RMC - Recommended Minimum Specific GNSS Data
VTG - Course Over Ground and Ground Speed
ZDA - Time and Date
When navigating, the following NMEA sentences are also output when
NMEA Output is turned On:
APB - Autopilot Sentence B
BWR - Bearing and Distance to Waypoint
RMB - Recommended Minimum Navigation Info
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Sonar
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Sonar sets whether the Sonar views are shown in the View rotation. Select Off
to deactivate Sonar and remove the Sonar Views from the View rotation.
Demonstration
Settings: Off, Visible; Default = Visible
Demonstration controls whether the Demonstration Mode is visible or off. The
Demonstration Mode appears on the screen if you don’t press any keys during
the warning screen at power up. Menu settings cannot be saved in
Demonstration (see Power On and Start-Up Options Menu).
Sound Control
Settings: No Sounds, Alarms Only, All Sounds; Default =
All Sounds
Sound Control allows you to set when the control head will beep or sound
because of key presses and/or alarms.
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Views Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to
access the tabbed Main Menu, then press the
RIGHT Cursor key until the Views tab is selected.
This menu tab allows you to set the available
views to either hidden or visible in the view
rotation. The view will be removed from the view
rotation if it is set to Hidden and will be displayed
in the view rotation if it is set to Visible.
NOTE: See Views for more information.
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Views Menu Tab
Accessories Menu Tab
From any view, press the MENU key twice to access the tabbed Main Menu,
then press the RIGHT cursor key until the Accessories tab is selected.
If there are not accessories attached to the Accessory Bus, Screen Snapshot
will be the only menu choice available. If an accessory is attached, however,
additional menu choices that support the accessory will be added
automatically. See the Operations Manual that comes with your accessory for
detailed information.
Accessories Menu Tab
(no accessories attached)
Accessories Menu Tab
(with accessories attached)
NOTE: Accessories to enable WeatherSense® and the SmartCast® Wireless Sonar Link
require separate purchases. Visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact our
Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 for details.
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Screen Snapshot
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Screen Snapshot activates the screen snapshot function. When Screen
Snapshot is enabled, pressing the MARK key creates a saved screen snapshot
on the optional-purchase SD memory card installed in your unit’s card slot. All
active menus, dialog boxes, warnings, and messages are captured and saved
automatically.
NOTE: For more information, see Snapshot and Recording View and Snapshot
and Recording X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: You must have an optional-purchase SD memory card installed for the Screen
Snapshot feature to work.
NOTE: If you use your SD memory card in two different Fishing System units that have
different screen sizes, the recordings made on one unit will still be present on the card,
but will be represented by the Unavailable icon (circle with a slanted line through it) on
the Snapshot and Recording View on the other unit.
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Troubleshooting
Before contacting the Humminbird® Customer Resource Center, please read the
following section. Taking the time to review these troubleshooting guidelines
may allow you to solve a performance problem yourself, and therefore avoid
sending your unit back for repair.
Fishing System Doesn’t Power Up
If your Fishing System doesn’t power up, use the Installation Guide that also
comes with it for specific confirmation details, making sure that:
• The power cable is properly connected to the Fishing System control
head.
• The power cable is wired correctly, with red to positive battery terminal
and black to negative terminal or ground.
• The fuse is operational.
• The battery voltage of the power connector is at least 10 Volts.
Correct any known problems, including removing corrosion from the battery
terminals or wiring, or actually replacing the battery if necessary.
Fishing System Defaults to Simulator with a Transducer Attached
A connected and functioning transducer will cause the newly-started Fishing
System to go into Normal operating mode automatically. If, when you power up
the Fishing System, it goes into Simulator mode automatically, even though a
transducer is already connected, this means that the control head is not
detecting the transducer. Perform the following troubleshooting tasks:
• Using the Installation Guide that also comes with your Fishing System,
check to make sure that the transducer cable is securely connected to
the Fishing System. Reconnect if necessary, and power up the Fishing
System again to see if this fixes the problem.
• Replace the non-functioning transducer with a known good transducer
if available and power up the control head again.
• Check the transducer cable. Replace the transducer if the cable is
damaged or corroded.
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Display Problems
There are several main conditions or sources of possible interference that may
cause problems with the quality of the information displayed on the control
head. Look in the following table for some symptoms of display problems and
possible solutions:
Problem
Possible Cause
The control head loses
power at high speeds.
If the power output of your boat’s engine is unregulated,
the control head may be protecting itself using its
over-voltage protection feature. Make sure the input
voltage does not exceed 20 Volts.
When the boat moves
at higher speeds, the
bottom disappears or
suddenly weakens, or
the display contains
gaps.
The transducer position may need to be adjusted. A mix of
air and water flowing around the transducer (cavitation)
may be interfering with the interpretation of sonar data.
See your Installation Guide for suggestions on adjusting the
transducer position.
There are no fish
detected, even when
you know they are in
the water under the
boat, or sonar readings
seem weak or faulty.
Electrical noise from the boat’s engine may be interfering
with sonar reception. See Finding the Cause of Noise for
more information.
Sonar readings may be affected if the transducer is not
positioned correctly (i.e. mounted at an angle, not straight
down), or there is some kind of mechanical interference,
either because it is mounted inside a hull that is too thick
for proper sonar transmission, the bond between the
transducer and the hull is not airtight, or because the
transducer is dirty. Check with your Installation Guide for
guidance on re-positioning the transducer, and make sure
the transducer is clean.
Low battery voltage may be affecting the power of signal
transmission.
Electrical noise from the boat’s engine may be interfering
with sonar reception. See Finding the Cause of Noise for
more information.
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Finding the Cause of Noise
Electrical noise usually affects the display with many black dots at high speeds,
and high sensitivity readings. One or more of the following sources can cause
noise or interference:
Possible Source of Noise
Isolation
Other electronic devices
Turn off any nearby electronic devices to see
if the problem goes away, then turn them on
one at a time to see if the noise re-appears.
The boat’s engine
To determine whether the boat’s engine is the
source of the noise, increase the RPMs while
the boat is in neutral and stationary to see if
the noise increases proportionately; if noise
appears when you rev the engine, the
problem could be the spark plugs, alternator,
or tachometer wiring. Replace the spark plugs
with resistor plugs, install an alternator filter,
or route the control head power and
transducer cables away from the engine
wiring.
Cavitation from the boat’s
propeller
Turbulence created by the propeller can cause
noise; make sure the transducer is mounted
at least 15” (38 cm) from the propeller, and that
the water flows smoothly over the face of the
transducer at all times.
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700 Series™ Fishing System Accessories
Accessories customize the 700 Series™ Fishing System to your needs and
enable you to stay on the edge of new technology. When an accessory is
connected to the 700 Series™ Fishing System, additional menus and readouts
are added automatically to the Main Menu System. Accessories available today
that are supported by your Fishing System include:
QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer: purchase and connect the QuadraBeam
PLUS™ transducer to your 700 Series™ Fishing System to access specialized
QuadraBeam PLUS™ functions such as two 45° fan-shaped 35° 455 kHz Side
Structure locating sonar beams to spot fish, bait and structure to the left and
right of the boat over an area of the bottom that’s always equal to twice your
depth, for a continuous 90° of uninterrupted side to side coverage to 160 feet.
WeatherSense® Fishing Condition Monitor: purchase and plug in the
WeatherSense® accessory to your 700 Series™ Fishing System to obtain
barometric pressure readouts and trend data in real time.
GPS Connection Cable: purchase the GPS Connection Cable in order to
connect a handheld or other NMEA* GPS-compatible device that you may
already own to your 700 Series™ Fishing System.
*NMEA 0183 is a National Marine Electronics Association standard for data
communication.
Wireless Sonar Link (WSL): purchase the Wireless Sonar Link (WSL) accessory
to receive remote sonar signals from a SmartCast® Remote Sonar Sensor (RSS).
Radio signals from the RSS are received by the WSL and transmitted over the
Accessory Bus to the 700 Series™ Fishing System.
PC Connect Cable: Purchase the PC Connect Cable to connect the 700 Series™
Fishing System to a PC in order to upload product software updates and new
features obtained from humminbird.com. This accessory requires the
MSWindows-compatible HumminbirdPC™ software downloaded from our web
site to your PC in order to communicate with the 700 Series™ Fishing System.
Universal Sonar 2: Your 700 Series™ Fishing System supports Universal Sonar
2, a state-of-the-art, integrated and protected transducer that is built into the
lower unit of Minnkota trolling motors. With Universal Sonar 2, all wiring is
concealed inside the indestructible composite shaft—out of sight and out of
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harm’s way, with no clamps, ties, or exposed wires. Universal Sonar 2 features
new temperature sensing and the performance of DualBeam PLUS™
technology (available with all Humminbird® DualBeam PLUS™ models). An
expanded view and greater bottom detail gives you a totally new perspective of
the water below, along with optimal sonar performance to help you find fish.
Downriggers are the key to catching fish you otherwise couldn’t even touch. And
now Humminbird’s CannonLink™ Downrigger Controller makes operation of up
to six Cannon® Mag 20 DT or Mag 20 DT/HS downriggers incredibly easy. Using
the controls on your Fishing System, deploy or retrieve downriggers, hold a
specific distance off the bottom, cycle downriggers between two depths, and
adjust the Positive Ion Control. Even see temperature and water clarity at depth
and speed at the ball right on-screen when using the Cannon® Speed-n-Temp.
You’ll never be shorthanded again, just make adjustments from the helm, while
your mate rigs the lines and brings in the fish!
With the new InterLink™ Network Connection, you can now share GPS position,
waypoints, routes and your current track between two Humminbird® Fishing
Systems in real time. Mark a waypoint at the console, and it’s instantly available
on the second unit. No matter where you’re at on the boat, you’ll have access to
your critical fishing and navigation information. Plus, daisy chain InterLink™ with
other System Modules and you’ll have a network that lets you share digital data
around the boat. It’s a simply, clearly, better networking solution!
Humminbird’s AS WX 1 weather accessory provides anglers with access to
continuously-updating weather conditions. The AS WX 1 uses sophisticated
technology to track nationwide weather information for more than 20 different
weather conditions, including precipitation, wind, lightning, and full forecasts
for more than 150 cities across the country, then scales and customizes this
detail to the angler’s specific location. See the AS WX 1 accessory guide for
details.
Be sure to check out our Web site humminbird.com for additional new and
exciting accessories to grow your 700 Series™ Fishing System!
NOTE: Each accessory requires a separate purchase. You can visit our Web site
at humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 for
additional details.
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Specifications
Depth Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 ft (50 m) Side Imaging®
1500 ft (500 m) DualBeam PLUS™
Power Output . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 Watts (RMS), 4000 Watts (Peak to Peak)
Operating Frequency. . . . 455 kHz, 200 kHz and 83 kHz DualBeam PLUS™
Area of Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Side Imaging®: (2) 86º @ -10 db in 455 kHz (180º Total Coverage)
DualBeam PLUS™: 60° @ -10 dB in 83 kHz
20° @ -10 dB in 200 kHz
Target Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1/2 Inches (63.5 mm)
Power Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-20 VDC
LCD Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 640 V x 640 H
Transducer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XNT 9 SI 180 T
Transducer Cable Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ft (6 m)
Current Draw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650 mA
IPX Rating . . . . . . . . . IP67 Waterproof/Submersible @ 1 m for 30 minutes
and dust tight
NOTE: Humminbird® verifies maximum stated depth in saltwater conditions, but actual
depth performance may vary due to transducer installation, water type, thermal layers,
bottom composition and slope.
NOTE: Product specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
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Glossary
Sonar Terms:
Beam (Sonar Beam) The wide, cone-shaped projection of sound waves formed as sound
travels underwater. See Cone Angle.
Bottom Contour The profile of the bottom graphed to the display as the depth changes.
Bottom Hardness The density (or composition) of the bottom. Varying levels of hardness
can be determined by interpreting the “thickness“ of the main sonar return. Hard returns
appear thin and black, softer returns appear thicker and less black. It is important to note
that a sonar return from a sloping bottom can have the appearance of a softer bottom.
Cavitation The effect of air bubbles created as the propeller rotates and the boat moves
through the water.
Cone Angle The angular measurement of the sonar beam at a specific dB down point
(i.e. -10 dB). See dB Down Point.
Dead Zone The area of the sonar beam that receives the sonar signal after the main
bottom return. Fish and other objects close to the bottom that fall within the dead zone will
probably not be visible in the sonar beam. Precision sonar beams, such as the Humminbird®
20° beam, have a smaller dead zone than wider sonar beams.
Decibel The measurement for sound pressure level, or “intensity”of the sonar return. See
dB Down Point.
dB Down Point The standard decibel level at which the sonar cone angle is measured,
and is written as “@ -10 dB” or “@ -3 dB“. Measurements at smaller down points (bigger
negative numbers) indicate that the less intensive sonar signals are being used for the
measurement.
Display, FSTN (Film Super-Twist Nematic) FSTN is a monochrome display technology
characterized by black, high-contrast pixels. All monochrome fixed mount Humminbird®
products use FSTN technology.
Frequency A measure of the number of sound wave cycles per second of a sound impulse
transmitted underwater. A typical frequency for fishfinders is 200 kHz, which offers a good
balance of performance under many conditions. Lower frequencies, such as 50 kHz, are
capable of penetrating to greater depths, but with less resolution. Higher frequencies, such
as 455 kHz, offer greater resolution, but are limited in depth performance. Humminbird®
uses a variety of frequencies that are optimized for specific applications.
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Grayscale The use of varying shades of gray to represent the strength of the sonar signal
on the display. Traditionally, the strongest sonar signals are represented in black, and
progressively weaker signals are represented in progressively lighter shades of gray.
Noise The unintentional, external sound waves that interfere with the optimal operation
of sonar. Noise appears as random “dots“ on the display and is caused by a variety of
sources. Many Humminbird® products have a Noise Filter menu setting that allows the user
to clear the screen of noise that is difficult to eliminate (also, see Troubleshooting).
Pixels The “picture elements“, or small square blocks, that make up the image on the LCD.
Measured as a vertical by horizontal number (i.e. 640V x 320H), this key specification
typically indicates the quality of resolution. In fishfinders, the total resolution (vertical
multiplied by horizontal) is often less important than the “Vertical Pixel“ resolution because
a greater number of vertical pixels provide finer resolution of targets detected by sonar.
Sonar information on the horizontal axis can vary greatly, depending on boat speed and the
Chart Speed setting.
Power Output The amount of sound energy emitted into the water by the transducer’s
transmitter. Power output is measured using either RMS (Root Mean Square) or P-T-P (Peakto-Peak) measurement systems. Either method is acceptable, but it is important when
comparing power outputs, to make sure that the same measurement system is being used
for both outputs, because P-T-P numbers are 8 times higher than RMS numbers. Greater
power output allows the sonar signal to penetrate through weeds and thermoclines, reach
deeper depths and operate more effectively in noisy environments, such as when the boat
is running at high speed.
Pulse Width (Pulse Length) The length of time that a sonar sound burst is transmitted
into the water. Shorter pulse widths provide better target separation, but cannot travel to
great depths. Longer pulse widths provide better depth penetration, but result in poorer
target separation. Humminbird® varies pulse width based on depth to optimize both target
separation and depth performance. See Target Separation.
Second Return Describes the appearance of a second sonar return below the primary
sonar return (bottom contour) at exactly twice the true depth. The second return is caused
by the same sonar energy bouncing off the bottom once, rebounding to the water surface
and then traveling back down to the bottom to be reflected again. Second returns are more
common in shallow water and over hard bottoms; it is possible to see a third sonar return
under some circumstances. The second return provides useful information to help
determine bottom hardness, as areas with harder bottoms will generally create a second
return. The second return can be used as a guide to set Sensitivity when in shallower water.
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SONAR (SOund and NAvigation Ranging) Sonar technology uses precision sound
bursts transmitted underwater to determine the distance and other attributes of objects in
the water. Distance can be determined because the speed of sound in water is constant,
and the time for the signal to return is measured. Sound also travels very quickly
underwater, making sonar a responsive, cost-effective tool. Sonar is the basic technology
behind all recreational and commercial fishfinding and depthfinding devices.
Sonar Update Rate The number of times per second that the transducer’s
transmitter/receiver sends and receives sonar signals. A very fast sonar update rate collects
more information and provides a more detailed image of the bottom, fish, and structure.
Many Humminbird® units operate at up to 40 times per second when in single frequency
operation. Due to the limitation of the speed of sound in water, the update rate begins to
slow as depth increases to deeper than 50 feet. In very shallow water (less than 10 feet),
however, update rates as much as 60 times per second can be achieved.
Speed The rate at which the boat moves through the water. Boat speed can be measured
as Speed Over Ground or Speed Through Water. Speed Over Ground is provided by GPS, and
is the measurement of the boats progress across a given distance. Speed Through Water is
provided by a speed paddlewheel, and is the measurement of the flow past the boat, which
may vary depending on current speed and direction. Speed Through Water is most critical
for anglers using downriggers, as it impacts the running depth of the down riggers. Speed
Over Ground is optimal for navigation, as accurate destination times can be derived from
this measurement. Humminbird® products allow for input and display of both sources.
Structure A general term for objects on the bottom that present a discontinuity and are
a likely attractor for fish. This includes bottom contour features (drop-offs, humps, and
holes), standing structure (stumps, timbers, brush piles), and a wide range of other
potential objects (sunken boats, reefs).
Surface Clutter A phenomenon where sonar returns are reflected off of tiny objects near
the surface of the water, including algae and even air bubbles. Typically, saltwater
environments have significantly greater surface clutter than freshwater due to continuous
wind and wave action that causes aeration at the surface.
Target Separation The measurement of minimum distance that a fishfinder needs to be
able to recognize two very close objects as two distinct targets (i.e. two fish hanging very
close, or a fish hanging very close to structure). Humminbird® fishfinders provide a very
good 2 1/2 inches of target separation in shallower than 100 feet of depth. Target
separation decreases as depth increases due to the need for longer Pulse Width to achieve
greater depth. See Pulse Width.
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Thermoclines Water layer(s) of distinctly different temperatures that create a sonar
reflection due to the density of the differing water temperatures. Typically a thermocline will
appear as a continuous band across the display at some distance above the bottom contour.
Thermoclines are of interest to anglers because fish will suspend above or below the
thermocline as they seek the optimum temperature and oxygen levels.
Time Variable Gain (TVG) A processing step applied to the sonar return to “normalize“
the data so that objects of equal size (i.e. fish) appear to be the same size, even if they are
separated by a good distance.
Transducer The transducer is part of the sonar system, which mounts on the boat and is
in contact with the water, that converts the electrical energy from the transmitter into
sound energy, and that forms the sonar beam in turn. Internally, the transducer consists of
one or more piezo electric disks that expand by very minute amounts to create the sound
wave. This element also works in reverse, converting the returned sound energy back into
an electrical signal that the receiver interprets. See SONAR.
Zoom A feature that focuses on a smaller area of the bottom to provide enhanced
resolution. With enhanced resolution, the angler can more easily see fish hanging in
structure or multiple fish hanging close together.
Zoom, Bottom Lock Bottom Lock Zoom is a feature that focuses on a smaller area just
above the bottom to provide enhanced resolution. Unlike regular zoom, it continuously
graphs the bottom at a constant point on the display regardless of changes in depth. This
“flattens“ out the bottom contour, but is effective at showing fish on or near the bottom,
and is preferred by many saltwater anglers.
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GPS & Navigation Terms:
Acquisition Time The length of time that a GPS receiver typically takes to determine a
position from at least three satellites. Humminbird® GPS receivers provide very fast
acquisition times (under one minute), permitting users to get out on the water faster.
Altitude The height measurement above sea level. Altitude is a measurement that can be
provided by GPS.
Bearing (BRG) The direction to a destination waypoint measured in degrees from North
(i.e. 321°, where 000° is North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is West).
Chartplotter A navigation device that shows Present Position on a Map, along with
Tracks, Waypoints, and Routes. All Chartplotters are also considered Trackplotters.
Cold Start The procedure that a GPS receiver must perform when it does not have
historical information regarding its current location. This procedure typically lasts for several
minutes, and may be experienced upon first power up of the receiver, or if the receiver has
been moved a great distance.
Course Over Ground (COG) The current direction the boat is traveling measured in
degrees from North (i.e. 321°, where 000° is North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is West).
When the Course Over Ground is equal to Bearing, the boat is said to be “On Course” and
will arrive at the destination in the most efficient manner. COG is often confused with
Heading. See Heading.
Cross Track Error (XTE) The straight-line distance of the boat from the intended Track.
XTE measures how far the boat is off course and also triggers the Off Course Alarm. See
Track.
Differential GPS (DGPS) A system used to improve the position accuracy of the
Department of Defense GPS through the use of secondary “correction signals” broadcast
from ground stations around the coastal United States and on some inland waterways.
These correction signals are provided by the USCG and received by an auxiliary Differential
Beacon Receiver (DBR) that connects to the GPS receiver. The advent of WAAS has largely
negated the need for the added expense of a DBR in the United States.
Distance To Go The straight-line distance between Present Position and the Destination
Waypoint. DTG and SOG (Speed Over Ground) are used to calculate Time To Go. See Time
to Go and Speed Over Ground.
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Estimated Position Error (EPE) A calculation that indicates the potential position
inaccuracy the user may experience due to a variety of GPS factors which include satellite
position in the sky, signal strength, and others factors.
Fix Type Indicates whether the GPS receiver is providing 2D fix or 3D fix. A 2D fix requires
only three satellites and provides only latitude and longitude. A 3D fix requires four or more
satellites, and provides latitude, longitude, and altitude.
GPS (Global Positioning System) GPS provides accurate position (latitude, longitude,
altitude) information virtually anywhere on the earth through satellite technology and
personal receivers on the ground. See How GPS Works.
Heading The direction the boat is pointing and is measured in degrees (i.e. 321°, where
000° is North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is West). Due to wind and waves, the boat is
often traveling in a slightly different direction than it is heading, and therefore Heading is
often confused with Course Over Ground. See Course Over Ground.
Map Datum Refers to a particular survey of the earth’s surface that was referenced when
creating a chart (i.e. WGS84). It is important to select the correct Map Datum setting in your
fishfinder when comparing GPS position to a paper chart to avoid slight position
inaccuracies. Almost all electronic charts use the WGS84 Map Datum and therefore, they
do not require setting changes.
MMC (Multi Media Card) An MMC is a postage stamp-sized memory device used to
store electronic data such a maps, waypoints, routes, and other information. MMC is a very
rugged format suitable for the marine environment, but it is not waterproof. MMC is the
same format that many digital cameras use. See SD.
North, Magnetic The principle reference point of the compass (i.e. North is 000°).
Magnetic North relies on the earth’s magnetic field to align a metal pointer generally
towards True North. However, due to local variations in the earth’s magnetic field around
the globe, the difference between True North and Magnetic North can be greater than 10°.
See True North.
North, True The principle reference point of the compass (i.e. North is 000°). True North
uses the axis of the rotation of the earth as the reference for North and is constant for all
points on the earth. Most GPS units default to True North as the setting. The GPS heading
may vary from the boat compass heading because the compass uses Magnetic North. See
Magnetic North.
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Present Position The current location (latitude, longitude) determined by GPS. The
Present Position is indicated on-screen by a directional boat icon if the boat is moving or a
round symbol if the boat is stationary.
Route A series of waypoints linked together in a specific sequence to define a navigation
path between two points, and saved in the fishfinder’s memory. Routes are often used
when frequently traveling between two or more locations because it is a faster and more
accurate method than repeatedly selecting individual waypoints each time one travels
through the same area. Routes consist of a Start Waypoint, an End Waypoint, and a series
of waypoints in between. Users can begin navigation at the beginning, the end (to run the
route in reverse) or at any waypoint in between. See Waypoint.
SD (Secure Digital) An SD card is virtually identical in function to an MMC; however,
the speed at which information can be accessed is generally faster, the storage capacity is
generally larger, and the card has security features which can be used to prevent extracting
the data from the card. SD is the same format that many digital cameras use. See MMC.
Selective Availability (SA) A GPS system “feature” that can be implemented by the U.S.
Department of Defense (DoD) to degrade the accuracy of GPS positioning information. With
SA active, the GPS is accurate to within 100 meters 95% of the time. With SA inactive, the
GPS is accurate to within 45 meters 95% of the time. Currently, SA is inactive and the
consumer can enjoy the greater precision GPS provides; however, the DoD reserves the
right to activate SA at any time.
Speed Over Ground (SOG) The measurement of the boat’s progress across a given
distance and the speed measurement provided by GPS. An alternate, Speed Through Water,
is provided by a speed paddlewheel, and is the measurement of the flow past the boat,
which may vary depending on current speed and direction. Speed Over Ground is optimal
for navigation because accurate destination times can be derived from this measurement.
Humminbird® products allow for input and display of both speed measurements.
Time To Go (TTG) The estimated time required to reach the destination waypoint. TTG is
calculated using the SOG and DTG. See SOG and DTG.
Track A series of saved points that define the past path of the boat. These Track Points are
saved at regular time intervals. Tracks are a useful and quick method to see where you’ve
been, and an easy guide to follow to get you back to the starting point. Generally, all GPS
units have a limited number of Track Points that can be saved before the unit runs out of
memory and begins erasing the first track points saved. Because of this, the user can adjust
the Track Point Interval menu to increase the amount of time between when points are
saved, and thus extend the distance covered by a track. Tracks can also be permanently
saved to memory and re-displayed at the user’s option.
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Track Line (TRK) The planned line of travel between two waypoints, and it represents
the most efficient path between the two points because it is a straight line. The TRK is
measured in degrees (i.e. 321°, where 000° is North, 090° East, 180° is South, 270° is
West). See Cross Track Error and Course Over Ground.
Trackplotter A navigation device that shows Present Position, along with Track, Waypoint,
and Routes, but NO MAP in the background. See Chartplotter.
Trolling Grid A Humminbird® feature that displays a precise reference grid around a
waypoint. This grid is used as a guide pattern for trolling around a specific area to assure a
more efficient and complete coverage of that area.
UTC (Universal Time Constant) UTC is the “standard time” used in navigation and is
the local time in Greenwich England. (UTC is equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)).
WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) WAAS is complementary technology to
GPS that provides enhanced accuracy through correction signals broadcast from Federal
Aviation Administration WAAS satellites stationed over the USA. These secondary signals
are automatically received by the standard Humminbird® GPS Receiver. With WAAS signal,
GPS accuracy is improved to within 3 meters 95% of the time. Outside the United States,
regional governmental coalitions have created similar systems such as EGNOS (Europe) and
MSAS (Japan).
Waypoint The saved location (latitude, longitude) of a point of interest that is stored in a
GPS receiver’s memory. This can include a marker buoy, dock, fishing hole, or anywhere
else the user may want to return to. Humminbird® products offer the ability to name and
assign a symbol to the saved location. Depth, Date, and Time of Day when the waypoint
was created is also saved.
Waypoint Target A Humminbird® feature that displays a precise “bull’s eye” around a
selected waypoint. This bull’s eye is used to easily monitor boat position relative to a
waypoint, and is useful for fishing over submerged structure. With Waypoint Targets, a
quick look at the screen lets you know how far off the waypoint the boat has drifted.
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(Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time):
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(typically we respond to your e-mail within three business days):
[email protected]
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Service Department
678 Humminbird Lane
Eufaula, AL 36027 USA
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