SonarChart™ Live

Create your own maps

Watch new 1 ft/0.5 m personal HD bathymetry maps develop in real time as your boat moves along the water! It appears as an additional layer over your map, while it also gets stored on your device for future use.

Map the uncharted!

SonarChart Live also makes it possible to create new maps of uncharted areas. If your favorite water body is missing from our maps, get on the water and benefit immediately from the results!

Want better charts? Go boating!

Depth data gathered during SonarChart Live can also be shared with Navionics to enhance SonarChart for all boaters. Navionics accepts sonar logs recorded with the vast majority of sonar/plotter brands and mobile devices.

See evidence of your survey

SonarChart Live is an excellent way to anticipate the improvements your survey will bring to SonarChart, because you can see new contours as they develop. The data you gather is checked along with other new sonar logs and Navionics data before being integrated, normally within about a week but may sometimes take longer based on data process variables. 

Use SonarChart Live for your favorite activity

Compatibility

SonarChart Live is a feature available on plotters and mobile. Check our continuously updated compatibility guide, to find the solution that fits your needs (video).

How to

Raymarine

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 (video).

Navico

Go to Menu>Overlays. By clicking on SonarChart Live Options, you can adjust Transparency and set Minimum Depth.

Mobile

Close any app 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.
Adjust color and transparency with Menu>Map Options>SonarChart Live Settings.

Discover our other advanced features

Dock-to-dock Autorouting1

Create a suggested route, from a real start point to a real end point, based on chart data and navigation aids.
Learn more

Advanced Map Options

Highlight shallow areas, adjust SonarChart™ density, and target a fishing range!
Learn more

Plotter Sync

Connect your plotter and mobile to transfer routes & markers and update your charts wirelessly.
Learn more

The Navionics subscription

A one-year subscription to daily updates and advanced features is included when you purchase any new product.

Check if your GPS plotter model is compatible with Navionics advanced features and make sure it is running the latest software.

Subscription expired?

After one year, you can renew your subscription at a discounted price. If you don’t, you can still use previously downloaded maps, but advanced features or download updates require an active subscription.

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1Autorouting is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations.