SonarChart™ Live

Create your own map in real time

Create your own maps

SonarChart Live is a feature available on plotters and mobile. 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.

On your plotter

Now more boaters using compatible models from RaymarineLowrance, Simrad and B&G can experience Navionics award-winning SonarChart Live. Watch this feature running on a boat, and check out some exciting fishing action here!

On your mobile

Connect to a sonar/plotter to use SonarChart Live on the Boating app! See webinar


Experience SonarChart Live your way. Check our continuously updated SonarChart™ Live compatibility guide, to find the solution that fits your needs (video).

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. Check the processing status of your sonar logs.

How to: Raymarine

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.

How to: Lowrance, Simrad and B&G

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

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.