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Garmin striker 4 Owner's Manual

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STRIKER

 Series

Owner’s Manual

 


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Introduction

 WARNING

See the 

Important Safety and Product Information

 guide in the 

product box for product warnings and other important 

information.

Device Overview

À

Returns to the previous screen.
Returns to the home screen when held.

Á

Scrolls, highlights options, and moves the cursor.
Zooms in and out of a view. (Available only on the 4 in. 
models.)

Â

Closes a menu, when applicable.
Opens a menu of options for the page, when applicable.

Ã

Turns on and off the device when held.
Performs one or more of these actions when quickly press 
and release:
• adjust the backlight
• adjust the color mode
• enable and disable sonar

Ä

Acknowledges messages and selects options.

Å

Saves the present location as a waypoint.

Æ

Zooms out of a view. (Available only on the 5 in. and 7 in. 
models.)
Zooms in to a view. (Available only on the 5 in. and 7 in. 
models.)

Selecting the Transducer Type

If you are connecting a transducer that was not included with the 

chartplotter, you may need to set the transducer type to make 

the sonar function properly. If the device automatically detected 

your transducer, this option does not appear.
This chartplotter is compatible with the Garmin ClearVü

transducer as well as a range of accessory transducers 

including Garmin GT transducer

s.

1

Select 

Settings

 > 

My Vessel

 > 

Transducer Type

.

2

Select the type of transducer you are using.

Zooming on the STRIKER 4

You can zoom in and out of the Waypoint Map.
• Select   to zoom in.
• Select   to zoom out.

Panning on the STRIKER 4

You can move the Waypoint Map to view an area other than 

your present location.

1

Select   or   to start panning.

2

Use the arrow keys to pan.

TIP: 

You can select 

 to zoom.

Adjusting the Backlight

1

Select 

Settings

 > 

System

 > 

Display

 > 

Backlight

.

TIP: 

Press   from any screen to open the backlight settings.

2

Adjust the backlight.

Adjusting the Color Mode

1

Select 

Settings

 > 

System

 > 

Display

 > 

Color Mode

.

TIP: 

Press   from any screen to access the color settings.

2

Select an option.

Setting the Beeper

You can set when the device makes sounds.

1

Select 

Settings

 > 

System

 > 

Beeper

.

2

Select an option:
• To have the device beep when you select an item and

when an alarm is triggered, select 

On (Selections and

Alarms)

.

• To have the device beep only when alarms are triggered,

select 

Alarms Only

.

GPS Satellite Signal Acquisition

When you turn on the fishfinder, the GPS receiver must collect 

satellite data and establish the current location. When the 

fishfinder acquires satellite signals, 

 appears at the top of the 

Home screen. When the fishfinder loses satellite signals, 

disappears and a flashing question mark appears over   on the 

screen.

Home Screen

The fishfinder home screen provides access to all of the 

features in the fishfinder. The features are dependant on the 

accessories you have connected to the fishfinder. You may not 

have all of the options and features discussed in this manual.
When viewing another screen, you can return to the home 

screen by holding 

. You can customize the layout of the 

screens.

Customizing the Home Screen

You can add items to and rearrange items on the Home screen.

1

From the Home screen, select 

Customize Home

.

2

Select an option:
• To rearrange an item, select 

Rearrange

, select the item to

move, and select the new location.

• To add an item to the Home screen, select 

Add

, and

select the new item.

• To remove an item you have added to the Home screen,

select 

Remove

, and select the item.

Adding a New Layout to the Home Screen of the 

STRIKER 5 or 7

You can create a custom screen to suit your needs, which is 

added to your home screen.

1

Select 

Customize Home

 > 

Add

 > 

Add New Layout

.

Introduction

1

 


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2

Select a function layout.

3

Select a window to change.

4

Select a screen to add.

5

Repeat steps 3 and 4 for additional windows.

6

Select 

Data (Hidden)

 (optional).

7

Select an option:
• To customize the data shown on the screen, select

Overlay Numbers

.

• To turn on and off the compass tape data bar, select

Compass Tape

.

8

Select 

Next

.

9

Enter a name for the combination.

TIP: 

• Select   to save.
• Hold 

 to clear data.

• Select   or   to change letter case.

10

Use the arrow keys to resize the windows.

11

Use the arrow keys to select a home screen location.

Adding a Custom Layout to the Home Screen of the 

STRIKER 4

You can create a custom screen to suit your needs, which is 

added to your home screen.

1

Select 

Customize Home

 > 

Add

 > 

Add New Layout

.

2

Select the first function to add.

3

Select the second function to add.

4

Select 

Split

 to choose the direction of the split screens 

(optional).

5

Select 

Next

.

6

Enter a name for the combination.

TIP: 

• Select   to save.
• Select 

 to change letter case.

• Hold 

 to clear data.

7

Use the arrow keys to resize the windows.

8

Use the arrow keys to select a home screen location.

Adding the Numbers Screen

Before you can customize the Numbers screen, you must add it 

to the home screen.
You can view numeric data on the home screen using the 

Numbers screen.

Select 

Customize Home

 > 

Add

 > 

Numbers

.

Numbers

To customize the Numbers screen, select 

Numbers

 > 

.

Change Numbers

: Sets what type of number data is displayed.

Change Layout

: Sets the amount of number data that is 

displayed.

Reset Trip

: Resets the trip data and allows you to record new 

trip data.

Reset Odometer

: Resets the odometer data and allows you to 

record new odometer data.

Reset Maximum Speed

: Resets the maximum speed for the trip 

and allows your to record a new maximum speed.

Adding the Data Graphs Screen

Before you can customize the Data Graphs screen, you must 

add it to the home screen.
You can view graphical sonar data on the home screen using 

the Data Graphs screen.

From the home screen, select 

Customize Home

 > 

Add

 > 

Data Graphs

.

Data Graphs

To customize the Data Graphs screen, select 

Data Graphs

 > 

.

Change Graph

: Sets the type of data displayed on the screen.

Depth Graph Settings

: Sets the amount of time and the range 

of depth that appear in the depth graphs.

Temperature Graph Settings

: Sets the amount of time and the 

range of depth that appear in the temperature graphs.

Sonar

The full screen page, the split frequency page, and the flasher 

page are visual representations of the area beneath your boat. 

You can customize these sonar views.

NOTE: 

Not all devices have these features.

Full Screen Sonar

You can see a full-view graph of sonar readings from a 

transducer on the full screen.
Select Traditional or ClearVü.

À

Bottom depth

Á

Water temperature

Â

GPS speed

Ã

Device voltage

Ä

Time

Å

Transducer type and frequency

Æ

Suspended targets (fish)

Ç

Depth indicator as the sonar data the screen scrolls from right to left

Garmin ClearVü Sonar View

NOTE: 

Not all models support Garmin ClearVü sonar 

technology and transducers.

NOTE: 

To receive Garmin ClearVü scanning sonar, you need a 

compatible fishfinder and a compatible transducer.
Garmin ClearVü high-frequency sonar provides a detailed 

picture of the fishing environment around the boat in a detailed 

representation of structures the boat is passing over.
Traditional transducers emit a conical beam. The Garmin 

ClearVü scanning sonar technology emits two narrow beams, 

similar to the shape of the beam in a copying machine. These 

beams provide a clearer, picture-like image of what is around 

the boat.

2

Sonar

 


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SideVü Sonar View

NOTE: 

Not all models support SideVü sonar and scanning 

transducers.

NOTE: 

To receive SideVü scanning sonar, you need a 

compatible transducer and fishfinder.
SideVü scanning sonar technology shows you a picture of what 

lies to the sides of the boat. You can use this as a search tool to 

find structures and fish.

À

Left side of the vessel

Á

Right side of the vessel

Â

The transducer on your vessel

Ã

Trees

Ä

Old tires

Å

Logs

Æ

Distance from the side of the vessel

Ç

Water between the vessel and the bottom

Split-Screen Frequency

You can view two frequencies from the split frequency screen.

Flasher

The flasher shows sonar information on a circular depth scale, 

indicating what is beneath your boat. It is organized as a ring 

that starts at the top and progresses clockwise. Depth is 

indicated by the scale inside the ring. Sonar information flashes 

on the ring when it is received at the depth indicated. The colors 

indicate different strengths of the sonar return.
Select Flasher.

À

Depth at your present location

Á

Depth scale

Split-Zoom View

On the split-zoom page, you can see a full-view graph of sonar 

readings on the right side of the screen, and a magnified portion 

of that graph on the left side of the screen.
From a sonar screen, select 

 > 

Split Zoom

.

À

Zoomed depth scale

Á

Zoom window

Â

Depth range

Pausing the Sonar

Not all options are available on all models.

Select an option:
• From the 

Traditional

 or 

ClearVü

 sonar screen, select   or

.

• From the 

SideVü

 sonar screen, select   or  .

Creating a Waypoint on the Sonar Screen 

Using Your Present Location

1

From a sonar view, select  .

2

If necessary, edit the waypoint information.

Creating a Waypoint on the Sonar Screen 

Using a Different Location

1

From a sonar view, pause the sonar.

2

Select a location.

3

Select  .

4

If necessary, edit the waypoint information.

Adjusting the Zoom

You can adjust the zoom manually by specifying the span and a 

fixed starting depth. For example, when the depth is 15 m and 

the starting depth is 5 m, the device displays a magnified area 

from 5 to 20 m deep.
You also can allow the device to adjust the zoom automatically 

by specifying a span. The device calculates the zoom area from 

the bottom of the water. For example, if you select a span of 

Sonar

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10 m, the device displays an magnified area from the bottom of 

the water to 10 m above the bottom.

1

From a sonar screen, select 

 > 

Zoom

.

2

Select an option:
• Select 

Bottom Lock

 to lock the screen to the water

bottom.

• Select 

Manual

 to manually set the zoom.

• Select 

Auto

 to automatically set the zoom.

• Select 

Split Zoom

 to turn on the split-zoom view.

Locking the Screen to the Water Bottom

You can lock the screen to the water bottom. For example, if you 

select a span of 20 meters, the device shows an area from the 

water bottom to 20 meters above the bottom. The span appears 

on the right side.

1

From a sonar view, select 

 > 

Zoom

 > 

Bottom Lock

.

2

Select a span.

Sonar Frequencies

NOTE: 

The frequencies that are available depend on the 

transducer being used.
Adjusting the frequency helps adapt the sonar for your particular 

goals and the present depth of the water.

Selecting Frequencies

NOTE: 

You cannot adjust the frequency for all sonar views and 

transducers.
You can indicate which frequencies appear on the sonar screen.

1

From a sonar view, select 

 > 

Frequency

.

2

Select a frequency suited to your needs and water depth.
For more information on frequencies, see 

Sonar 

Frequencies

, page 4

.

Creating a Frequency Preset

NOTE: 

Not available with all transducers.

You can create a preset to save a specific sonar frequency, 

which allows you to change frequencies quickly.

1

From a sonar view, select 

 > 

Frequency

.

2

Select 

Add

.

3

Enter a frequency.

Sonar Gain

The gain setting controls the sensitivity of the sonar receiver to 

compensate for water depth and water clarity. Increasing the 

gain shows more detail, and decreasing the gain reduces screen 

clutter.

NOTE: 

Setting the gain on one sonar view applies the setting to 

all the views.

Setting the Gain Automatically

NOTE: 

To set the gain on the split-frequency screen, you must 

set each frequency separately.

1

Select 

 > 

Gain

.

2

Select 

Enable Auto Gain

, if applicable.

3

Select an option:
• To display higher-sensitivity, weaker sonar returns with

more noise automatically, select 

Auto High

.

• To display medium-sensitivity sonar returns with moderate

noise automatically, select 

Auto Med

.

• To display lower-sensitivity sonar returns with less noise

automatically, select 

Auto Low

.

Setting the Gain Manually

1

From a sonar screen, select 

 > 

Gain

.

2

Select   or   until you begin to see noise in the water portion 

of the screen.

3

Select   or   to decrease the gain.

Adjusting the Range of the Depth Scale

You can adjust the range of the depth scale that appears on the 

right side of the screen. Automatic ranging keeps the bottom 

within the lower third of the sonar screen, and can be useful for 

tracking the bottom where there are slow or moderate terrain 

changes.
When the depth changes dramatically, like a drop off or cliff, 

manually adjusting the range allows a view of a specified depth 

range. The bottom is shown on the screen as long as the bottom 

is anywhere within the manual range established.

1

From a sonar screen, select 

 > 

Range

.

2

Select an option:
• To allow the device to adjust the range automatically

based on the depth, select Auto.

• To increase or decrease the range manually, select   or

. (Available only on the 5 in. and 7 in. models.)

• To increase or decrease the range manually, select   or  .

(Available only on the 4 in. models.)

NOTE: 

From a sonar screen, select   and   to quickly 

manually adjust the range. (Available only on the 5 in. and 

7 in. models.)
From a sonar screen, select   and   to quickly resume auto 

range. (Available only on the 5 in. and 7 in. models.)
From a sonar screen, select   or   to quickly adjust the range. 

(Available only on the 4 in. models.)
Setting the range on one screen applies that setting to all 

screens.

Sonar Setup

NOTE: 

Not all options and settings apply to all models and 

transducers.

Showing and Adjusting the Depth Line

You can show and adjust a horizontal line on a sonar screen. 

The depth of the line is indicated on the right side of the screen.

NOTE: 

Showing a depth line on one screen displays the depth 

line on all the screens.

1

From a sonar screen, select 

 > 

Sonar Setup

 > 

Depth 

Line

.

2

Select 

.

3

To adjust the 

Depth Line

, select   or  .

Setting the Scroll Speed

You can set the rate at which the sonar image moves across the 

screen. A higher scroll speed shows more detail, especially 

while moving or trolling. A lower scroll speed displays sonar 

information on the screen longer. Setting the scroll speed on 

one sonar view applies to all the sonar views.

1

From a sonar view, select 

 > 

Sonar Setup

 > 

Scroll 

Speed

.

2

Select an option:
• To adjust the scroll speed automatically using speed-over-

ground, select 

Auto

.

The Auto setting selects a scroll rate to match the boat

speed, so targets in the water are drawn with the correct

aspect ratio and appear less distorted. When viewing

Garmin ClearVü or SideVü sonar views, it is recommend

to use the Auto setting.

• To use a very fast scroll speed, select Ultrascroll

®

.

The Ultrascroll option quickly scrolls new sonar data, but

with a reduced image quality. For most situations, the Fast

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Sonar

 


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option provides a good balance between a quickly 

scrolling image and targets that are less distorted.

Setting the Bottom Search Limit

You can set a maximum depth at which the auto range feature 

searches for the bottom. A lower limit acquires data about the 

bottom faster than a higher limit.

1

From a sonar screen, select 

 > 

Sonar Setup

 > 

Bottom 

Search Limit

.

2

Select a range.

Sonar Appearance Settings

From a sonar view, select 

 > 

Sonar Setup

 > 

Appearance

.

Color Scheme

: Sets the color scheme.

Edge

: Highlights the strongest signal from the bottom to help 

define the hardness or softness of the signal.

A-Scope

: Displays a vertical flasher along the right side of the 

screen that shows instantaneously the range to targets along 

a scale.

Fish Symbols

: Sets how the sonar interprets suspended 

targets.

Turning on the A-Scope

The a-scope is a vertical flasher along the right side of the full-

screen sonar view. This feature expands the most recently 

received sonar data so that it is easier to see. It can also be 

helpful for detecting fish that are close to the bottom.

NOTE: 

This feature is not available on all sonar screens.

From the full screen page, select 

 > 

Sonar Setup

 > 

Appearance

 > 

A-Scope

.

À

A-Scope

Á

Diameter of the sonar cone at the present depth

Configuring the Appearance of Suspended Targets

NOTE: 

Configuring the appearance of suspended targets on 

one screen applies that setting to all screens.

NOTE: 

This feature is not available on all sonar views.

Shows suspended targets as symbols.

Shows suspended targets as symbols with target depth 
information.
Shows suspended targets as symbols with background sonar 
information.
Shows suspended targets as symbols with background sonar 
information and target depth information.

1

From a sonar screen, select 

 > 

Sonar Setup

 > 

Appearance

 > 

Fish Symbols

.

2

Select an option.

Sonar Noise Rejection Settings

From a sonar view, select 

 > 

Sonar Setup

 > 

Noise Reject

.

Interference

: Adjusts the sensitivity to reduce the effects of 

interference from nearby sources of noise.

When you adjust the interference setting from off 

À

 through 

low 

Á

, medium 

Â

, and high 

Ã

, noise is gradually removed, 

but there is little effect on the strong target returns. You 

should use the lowest interference setting that achieves the 

desired improvement to remove interference from the screen. 

Correcting installation issues that cause noise is the best way 

to eliminate interference.

Surface Noise

: Hides sonar returns near the surface of the 

water. Hiding surface noise helps reduce screen clutter.

Surface noise 

À

 is caused by interference between the 

transducer and water. You can hide surface noise 

Á

 to help 

reduce clutter. Wider beam widths (lower frequencies) can 

show more targets, but can generate more surface noise.

TVG

: Reduces surface noise.

This control is best used for situations when you want to 

control and suppress clutter or noise near the water surface. 

It also allows for the display of targets near the surface that 

are otherwise hidden or masked by surface noise.

Overlay Number Settings

You can customize the data shown on the sonar screen.

NOTE: 

Not all features are available on all devices.

From a sonar screen, select 

 > 

Overlay Numbers

.

Navigation Inset

: Shows the navigation inset when the vessel 

is navigating to a destination.

Device Voltage

: Shows the voltage of the device.

Speed

: Shows the vessel's current speed.

Time of Day

: Shows the current time of day.

Compass Tape

: Shows the compass tape data bar.

Depth

: Shows the transducer's current depth.

Water Temp.

: Shows the current water temperature.

Waypoints

Waypoints are locations you record and store in the device.

Marking Your Present Location as a 

Waypoint

From any screen, select  .

Waypoints

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Creating a Waypoint at a Different Location

1

Select 

User Data

 > 

Waypoints

 > 

New Waypoint

.

2

Select an option:
• To create the waypoint by entering position coordinates,

select 

Enter Coordinates

, and enter the coordinates.

• To create the waypoint using the waypoint map, select

Use Waypoint Map

, select the location, and select  .

• To create the waypoint using your present location, select

Use Current Position

, and enter the data.

The waypoint is saved automatically.

Editing a Saved Waypoint

1

Select 

User Data

 > 

Waypoints

.

2

Select a waypoint.

3

Select 

Edit Waypoint

.

4

Select an option:
• To add a name, select 

Name

, and enter a name.

• To change the symbol, select 

Symbol

.

• To change the depth, select 

Depth

.

• To change the water temperature, select 

Water Temp.

.

• To change the comment, select 

Comment

.

• To move the position of the waypoint, select 

Position

.

Marking and Navigating to a Man Overboard 

Location

From any screen, select   > 

Man Overboard

 > 

Yes

.

The fishfinder sets a direct course back to the location.

Navigating to a Waypoint

1

Pan the waypoint map to find the waypoint.

2

Place the center of the cursor on the center of the waypoint 

symbol.
The waypoint name appears on the screen.

3

Select the waypoint.

4

Select 

Navigate Route

 > 

Go To

.

Measuring Distance on the Waypoint Map

You can measure the distance between two locations.

1

From the waypoint map, begin panning (

Panning on the 

STRIKER 4

, page 1

).

2

Select   > 

Measure Distance

.

The distance and other data appear on the screen.

Deleting a Waypoint or an MOB

1

Select 

User Data

 > 

Waypoints

.

2

Select a waypoint or an MOB.

3

Select 

Delete

 > 

OK

.

Deleting All Waypoints

Select 

User Data

 > 

Manage Data

 > 

Clear User Data

 > 

Waypoints

 > 

All

.

Sharing Waypoints and Routes Across 

Devices

Before you can share waypoints and routes, you must connect 

the blue and brown wires on the power cable.
The blue wire is for Tx (Transmit) and brown is for Rx (Receive). 

These wires are used only for sharing data between compatible 

STRIKER and echoMAP

 series devices.

You must turn on user data sharing for both devices to share 

data.

Select 

User Data

 > 

Manage Data

 > 

User Data Sharing

 > 

On

 on both devices.

Waypoint Map Settings

Select 

Waypoint Map

 > 

.

Waypoints

: Shows the list of waypoints.

Waypoint Display

: Sets how to display waypoints on the chart.

Routes

: Shows the list of routes.

Track

: Shows the track option menu.

Search

: Allows you to search for saved routes and waypoints.

Map Setup

: Sets the perspective of the waypoint map and 

shows the heading line, which is a line drawn on the waypoint 

map from the bow of the boat in the direction of travel.

Overlay Numbers

: Allows you to customize the data shown on 

the waypoint map.

Routes

A route is a sequence of waypoints or locations that leads you to 

your final destination.

Creating and Navigating a Route Using the 

Waypoint Map

The starting point can be your present location or another 

location.

1

Select 

User Data

 > 

Routes

 > 

New

 > 

Use Waypoint Map

.

2

Pan the waypoint map to select the starting location of the 

route.

3

Follow the onscreen instructions to add a turns.

4

Select 

 > 

Navigate To

.

5

Select an option.

Editing a Saved Route

You can change the name of a route or change the turns the 

route contains.

1

Select 

User Data

 > 

Routes

.

2

Select a route.

3

Select 

Edit Route

.

4

Select an option:
• To change the name, select 

Name

, and enter the name.

• To select a waypoint from the turn list, select 

Edit Turns

 >

Use Turn List

, and select a waypoint from the list.

• To select a turn using the chart, select 

Edit Turns

 > 

Use

Waypoint Map

, and select a location on the chart.

Viewing a List of Routes

Select 

User Data

 > 

Routes

.

Browsing for and Navigating a Saved Route

Before you can browse a list of routes and navigate to one of 

them, you must create and save at least one route.

1

Select 

User Data

 > 

Routes

.

2

Select a route.

3

Select 

Navigate To

.

4

Select an option:
• To navigate the route from the starting point used when

the route was created, select 

Forward

.

• To navigate the route from the destination point used

when the route was created, select 

Backward

.

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A magenta line appears. In the center of the magenta line is 

a thinner purple line that represents the corrected course 

from your present location to the destination. The corrected 

course is dynamic, and it moves with your boat when you are 

off course.

5

Review the course indicated by the magenta line.

6

Follow the magenta line along each leg in the route, steering 

to avoid land, shallow water, and other obstacles.

7

If you are off course, follow the purple line (corrected course) 

to go to your destination, or steer back to the magenta line 

(direct course).

Deleting a Saved Route

1

Select 

User Data

 > 

Routes

.

2

Select a route.

3

Select 

Delete

.

Deleting All Saved Routes

Select 

User Data

 > 

Manage Data

 > 

Clear User Data

 > 

Routes

.

Track

A track is a recording of the current path of your boat. You can 

show your current track in waypoint map view.

Setting the Color of the Track

1

Select 

User Data

 > 

Track

 > 

Track Options

 > 

Track Color

.

2

Select a track color.

Clearing the Track

Select 

User Data

 > 

Track

 > 

Clear Track

 > 

OK

.

Managing the Track Log Memory During 

Recording

1

Select 

User Data

 > 

Track

 > 

Track Options

.

2

Select 

Record Mode

.

3

Select an option:
• To record a track log until the track memory is full, select

Fill

.

• To continuously record a track log, replacing the oldest

track data with new data, select 

Wrap

.

Configuring the Recording Interval of the 

Track Log

You can indicate the frequency at which the track plot is 

recorded. Recording more frequent plots is more accurate but 

fills the track log faster. The resolution interval is recommended 

for the most efficient use of memory.

1

Select 

User Data

 > 

Track

 > 

Track Options

 > 

Record 

Intervals

 > 

Interval

.

2

Select an option:
• To record the track based on a distance between points,

select 

Distance

 > 

Change

, and enter the distance.

• To record the track based on a time interval, select 

Time

 >

Change

, and enter the time interval.

• To record the track plot based on a variance from your

course, select 

Resolution

 > 

Change

, and enter the

maximum error allowed from the true course before

recording a track point.

Deleting All Saved Waypoints, Routes, and 

Tracks

Select 

User Data

 > 

Manage Data

 > 

Clear User Data

 > 

All

 > 

OK

.

Device Configuration

System Settings

Select 

Settings

 > 

System

.

Display

: Adjusts the backlight brightness (

Adjusting the 

Backlight

, page 1

) and color scheme (

Adjusting the Color 

Mode

, page 1

).

GPS

: Provides information about the GPS satellite settings and 

fix.

Language

: Sets the on-screen language.

Simulator

: Turns on the simulator and allows you to set the 

speed and simulated location.

Beeper

: Turns on and off the tone that sounds for alarms and 

selections (

Setting the Beeper

, page 1

).

Auto Power

: Turns on the device automatically when power is 

applied.

System Information

: Provides information about the device and 

the software version.

System Information

Select 

Settings

 > 

Settings

 > 

System Information

.

Event Log

: Allows you to view a log of system events.

Software Information

: Provides information about the device 

and the software version.

Garmin Devices

: Provides information about connected Garmin 

devices.

Factory Settings

: Restores the device to factory settings.

NOTE: 

This deletes any setting information you have 

entered.

My Vessel Settings

NOTE: 

Some settings and options require additional hardware.

Select 

Settings

 > 

My Vessel

.

Transducer Type

: Displays the type of transducer connected to 

the device (

Selecting the Transducer Type

, page 1

).

Keel Offset

: Offsets the surface reading for the depth of a keel, 

making it possible to measure depth from the bottom of the 

keel instead of from the transducer location (

Setting the Keel 

Offset

, page 7

).

Temp. Offset

: Compensates for the water temperature reading 

from a temperature-capable transducer (

Setting the Water 

Temperature Offset

, page 8

).

Setting the Keel Offset

You can enter a keel offset to compensate the surface reading 

for the depth of a keel, making it possible to measure water 

depth or depth below the keel instead of depth below the 

transducer. Enter a positive number to offset for a keel. You can 

enter a negative number to compensate for a large vessel that 

may draw several feet of water.

1

Complete an action, based on the location of the transducer:
• If the transducer is installed at the water line 

À

, measure

the distance from the transducer location to the keel of the

boat. Enter this value in steps 3 and 4 as a positive

number to display depth below keel.

• If the transducer is installed at the bottom of the keel 

Á

,

measure the distance from the transducer to the water

line. Enter this value in steps 3 and 4 as a negative

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number to display water depth. Enter a 0 in this value to 

display depth below keel and depth below transducer.

2

Select 

Settings

 > 

My Vessel

 > 

Keel Offset

.

3

Select   or   based on the location of the transducer.

4

Enter the distance measured in step 1.

Setting the Water Temperature Offset

You can set the temperature offset to compensate for the 

temperature reading from a temperature-capable sensor.

1

Measure the water temperature using the temperature-

capable transducer that is connected to the device.

2

Measure the water temperature using a different 

thermometer or temperature sensor that is known to be 

accurate.

3

Subtract the water temperature measured in step 1 from the 

water temperature measured in step 2.
This is the temperature offset. Enter this value in step 5 as a 

positive number if the sensor connected to the device 

measures the water temperature as being colder than it 

actually is. Enter this value in step 5 as a negative number if 

the sensor connected to the device measures the water 

temperature as being warmer than it actually is.

4

Select 

Settings

 > 

My Vessel

 > 

Temp. Offset

.

5

Use the arrow keys to enter water temperature offset 

measured in step 3.

Alarms Settings

Navigation Alarms

Select 

Settings

 > 

Alarms

 > 

Navigation

.

Arrival

: Sets an alarm to sound when you are within a specified 

distance or time from a turn or a destination.

Anchor Drag

: Sets an alarm to sound when you exceed a 

specified drift distance while anchored.

Off Course

: Sets an alarm to sound when you are off course by 

a specified distance.

System Alarms

Alarm Clock

: Sets an alarm clock.

Device Voltage

: Sets an alarm to sound when the battery 

reaches a specified low voltage.

GPS Accuracy

: Sets an alarm to sound when the GPS location 

accuracy falls outside the user-defined value.

Sonar Alarms

Select 

Settings

 > 

Alarms

 > 

Sonar

.

Shallow Water

: Sounds when the water depth is shallower than 

the specified depth.

Deep Water

: Sounds when the water depth is deeper than the 

specified depth.

Water Temp.

: Sounds when the water temperature varies more 

than ± 2°F (± 1.1°C). Alarm settings are saved when the 

device is turned off.

NOTE: 

You must connect the device to a temperature-

capable transducer to use this alarm.

Fish

: Sets an alarm to sound when the device detects a 

suspended target.

sets the alarm to sound when fish of all sizes are

detected.

sets the alarm to sound only when medium or large

fish are detected.

sets the alarm to sound only when large fish are

detected.

Unit Settings

Select 

Settings

 > 

Units

.

System Units

: Sets the unit format for the device.

Variance

: Sets the magnetic declination, the angle between 

magnetic north and true north, for your present location.

North Reference

: Sets the direction references used in 

calculating heading information. True sets geographic north 

as the north reference. Grid sets grid north as the north 

reference (000º). Magnetic sets the magnetic north as the 

north reference.

Position Format

: Sets the position format in which a given 

location reading appears. Do not change this setting unless 

you are using a map or chart that specifies a different 

position format.

Map Datum

: Sets the coordinate system on which the map is 

structured. Do not change this setting unless you are using a 

map or chart that specifies a different map datum.

Time Format

: Sets a 12-hour, 24-hour, or UTC time format.

Time Zone

: Sets the time zone.

Daylight Savings Time

: Sets daylight savings time to Off or On.

Navigation Settings

NOTE: 

Some settings and options require additional hardware.

Select 

Settings

 > 

Navigation

.

Route Labels

: Sets the type of labels shown with route turns on 

the map.

Turn Transition Activ.

: Sets the turn transition to be calculated 

based on time or distance.

Turn Transition Time

: Sets how many minutes before the turn 

that you transition to it as the next leg, when Time is selected 

for the Turn Transition Activ. setting.

Turn Transition Dist.

: Sets how far before the turn that you 

transition to it as the next leg, when Distance is selected for 

the Turn Transition Activ. setting.

Route Start

: Selects a starting point for route navigation. You 

can select Boat to start navigation from the current vessel 

location, or Waypoints to start from the first waypoint on the 

route.

Restoring the Factory Default Settings

NOTE: 

This deletes all settings information you have entered.

1

Select 

 > 

System

 > 

System Information

 > 

Factory 

Settings

.

2

Select an option.

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Appendix

Registering Your Device

Help us better support you by completing our online registration 

today.

Go to garmin.

• Keep the original sales receipt, or a photocopy, in a safe

place.

Specifications

Measurement

Temperature range

From -15° to 55°C (from 5° to 
131°F )

Power source voltage range

From 10 to 20 V

Rated current

1 A

Troubleshooting

My device does not turn on

• Push the power cable all the way into the back of the device.

Even if the cable seems to be connected, you should push

firmly so that it is fully seated.

• Make sure the power source is generating power.

You can check this several ways. For example, you can

check whether other devices powered by the source are

functioning.

• Check the fuse in the power cable.

The fuse should be located in a holder that is part of the red

wire of the power cable. Check that the proper size fuse is

installed. Refer to the label on the cable or the installation

instructions for the exact fuse size needed. Check the fuse to

make sure there is still a connection inside of the fuse. You

can test the fuse using a multimeter. If the fuse is good, the

multimeter reads 0 ohm.

• Check to make sure the device is receiving at least 10 Vdc,

but 12 Vdc is recommended.
To check the voltage, measure the female power and ground

sockets of the power cable for DC voltage. If the voltage is

less than 10 Vdc, the device will not turn on.

My sonar does not work

• Push the transducer cable all the way into the back of the

device.
Even if the cable seems to be connected, you should push

firmly so that it is fully seated.

• Check to make sure the sonar transmission is turned on.

My device is not creating waypoints in the correct 

location

You can manually enter a waypoint location to transfer and 

share data from one device to the next. If you have manually 

entered a waypoint using coordinates, and the location of the 

point does not appear where the point should be, the map 

datum and position format of the device may not match the map 

datum and position format originally used to mark the waypoint.
Position format is the way in which the GPS receiver's position 

appears on the screen. This is commonly displayed as latitude/

longitude in degrees and minutes, with options for degrees, 

minutes and second, degrees only, or one of several grid 

formats.
Map datum is a math model which depicts a part of the surface 

of the earth. Latitude and longitude lines on a paper map are 

referenced to a specific map datum.

1

Find out which map datum and position format was used 

when the original waypoint was created.

If the original waypoint was taken from a map, there should 

be a legend on the map that lists the map datum and position 

format used to create that map. Most often this is found near 

the map key.

2

Select 

Settings

 > 

Units

.

3

Select the correct map datum and position format settings.

4

Create the waypoint again.

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