Create your own maps
SonarChart™ Live allows you to create new personal 1 ft/0.5 m HD bathymetry maps that display in real time while navigating. The feature can be enabled by connecting wirelessly to a sonar from your mobile that has a Navionics Boating app installed. Alternatively, it can be displayed directly on the screen of compatible plotters.
On your iPhone, iPad or Android
On your Boating app create personal HD bathymetry maps that display on your device in real time, when connected wirelessly to a sonar. The new chart appears as an additional layer over your map while it also gets stored on your device for future use. The amazing SonarChart™ Live is an embedded, free feature available on both Apple and Android. See webinar.
On your Raymarine
Target fish-holding structure!
See the school of bait fish with game fish underneath!
Dive with intelligence using SonarChart™ Live
View the depth and shape of the seabed floor before exploring new spots.
Want Better Charts? Go boating!
Depth data recorded while doing SonarChart™ Live generates a stream of data shared with Navionics to improve SonarChart™ for all boaters. Navionics integrates the sonar logs from individual users, with existing data to ensure SonarChart™ becomes more and more precise, even in the ever-changing conditions of sea, lake and river bottoms. Only Navionics accepts sonar logs from all major plotter/sonar brands and mobile devices. Find details on SonarChart™ Live compatible devices below.
See evidence of your survey
SonarChart™ Live is an excellent way to monitor the improvements your survey will bring to the SonarChart™ because contours are instantly seen while you're collecting sonar logs. You may check your logs processing status and see them on the map. The new SonarChart™, resulting from your and others’ sonar logs, checked and interpolated with existing Navionics data, will be available after about one week.
GoFree WIFI-1 Module and HDS Gen3
GoFree WIFI-1 Module by Navico is an NMEA 0183 Wi-Fi router. When used with a compatible Lowrance, Simrad or B&G chartplotter, it enables SonarChart™ Live and displays depth value on the screen of the app. Lowrance HDS Gen3 is a fishfinder/chartplotter with built-in GoFree wireless connectivity (Gen3 instructions).
Sonar Server by Digital Yacht is an NMEA 0183 Wi-Fi router. When used with a compatible chartplotter, it enables SonarChart™ Live and shows depth values. Other devices from Digital Yacht or other brands may be compatible.
How to: Mobile
Close any apps that may have used the compatible device’s Wi-Fi. Connect your mobile to the Wi-Fi of the device, then open the Navionics Boating app. A new map is created instantly on-screen as you move across the water. Adjust color and transparency with Menu>Map Options>SonarChart™ Live Settings. In case your logs don’t appear on the process status page, close the app and reopen it.
How to: Raymarine MFD
To activate SonarChart Live on your Raymarine, first turn sonar logs on: Go to Menu>Presentation>Depths & Contours>Sonar logs ON. Then, go to Advanced Map Options to adjust SonarChart Live transparency and turn Tidal Corrections on if boating in tidal areas.