Different GPS units

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Different GPS units

Postby Wolly Bugger » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:54 pm

My cousin has a Hummingbird, a friend has a Garmin.

I stupidly bought a Lowrance and I am still trying to figure out how to use my computer to put the waypoints onto a card for the unit.

The Hummingbird has a PC friendly program to manage waypoints, but it must be windows, not mac

Garmin uses the Home port, which is either Windows or Mac. and is easy to use.

Lowarance, well I am still trying to figure it out. Plus so far they are trying to get me to pay for a program where the others are free.



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Re: Different GPS units

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Re: Different GPS units

Postby chris srsc » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:39 pm

what unit did you get?
i just got the elite 7ti .. same deal, trying to learn it..wifi, bluetooth all the fancy crap...lol can operate it from note pad to control trolling motor....
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Re: Different GPS units

Postby barra mick » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:45 pm

Wolly Bugger wrote:My cousin has a Hummingbird, a friend has a Garmin.

I stupidly bought a Lowrance and I am still trying to figure out how to use my computer to put the waypoints onto a card for the unit.

The Hummingbird has a PC friendly program to manage waypoints, but it must be windows, not mac

Garmin uses the Home port, which is either Windows or Mac. and is easy to use.

Lowarance, well I am still trying to figure it out. Plus so far they are trying to get me to pay for a program where the others are free.


the lawrance is easu to use after a bit of mucking around at the start.

if your struggling I can help

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Re: Different GPS units

Postby Wolly Bugger » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:56 am

chris seafarer wrote:what unit did you get?
i just got the elite 7ti .. same deal, trying to learn it..wifi, bluetooth all the fancy crap...lol can operate it from note pad to control trolling motor....

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Re: Different GPS units

Postby Mustang38 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:52 am

I have Simrad nss12 gen 11. Love it. I have transferred marks across from my old liwrance to simrad no worries.Happy to be of assistance if you like to pm me.
By the way love the Simrad. Awesome pics easy to use.( with practice) just about to hook up new 3D structure scan to it. Pics to follow soon once boat back in water.



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Re: Different GPS units

Postby Wolly Bugger » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:58 pm

Sent Lowrance a reply and ask if I could swap my unit for Hummingbird or Garmin, as their computer programs were much simpler to use and they are free.

Hummingbird
Humminbird PC sadly it is window only
http://humminbird.com.au/wp-content/the ... .4.5.0.zip

Garmin (windows or mac)

http://download.garmin.com/software/HomePort_2210.exe

Don't think they are very happy with me.

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Re: Different GPS units

Postby Wolly Bugger » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:49 pm

Wolly Bugger wrote:Sent Lowrance a reply and ask if I could swap my unit for Hummingbird or Garmin, as their computer programs were much simpler to use and they are free.

Hummingbird
Humminbird PC sadly it is window only
http://humminbird.com.au/wp-content/the ... .4.5.0.zip

Garmin (windows or mac)

http://download.garmin.com/software/HomePort_2210.exe

Don't think they are very happy with me.


Success at last, with the Lowrance.

First step was to convert KMZ file to GPX.

Some programs do not run on Mac's and the Windows Laptop does not have an SSD card reader.

The next step was to download a converted for the files and then load them into another GPS program, copy the files then to a disc, load the disc into the Mac, and copy the files to the SSD then insert the SSD into the lowrance and copy the waypoints to the Lowrance.

Now I don;t know where I put my Lowrance map card.

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Re: Different GPS units

Postby chris srsc » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:54 pm

Do you need to verify that the marks work? Send me a copy and ill check on mine... :rofl:
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Re: Different GPS units

Postby Wolly Bugger » Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:00 pm

chris seafarer wrote:Do you need to verify that the marks work? Send me a copy and ill check on mine... :rofl:


OK I'll bring my unit, put it in your boat and we will see if we are on water or land. :o_0:



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