Basic Instructions for Sonar Log Recording

Garmin GPSmap Touch Series

For best sonar log recording, we suggest you keep your speed under 6 knots, although maximum logging speed may vary depending on which device you are using; perform a grid pattern where the distance between tracks is no more than 50 meters /150 feet; and save about every 30 minutes to reduce any risk of loss.

Step 1

Tap Nav Info

Step 2

Tap Tracks

Step 3

Tap Active Track Options

Step 4

Tap Record Mode

Step 5

Tap Fill

Step 6

Tap Record Interval

Step 7

Tap Interval

Step 8

Tap Time

Step 9

Tap Change

Step 10

Set Time Interval to 1 second using the arrows, then tap Done. Now tap HOME to go to the main menu and start boating (at this point you are recording the log)

Step 11

How to save the Recording to a MSD/SD card

At the end of the trip, make sure the MSD/SD card is inserted into your GPS chartplotter, then tap Nav Info

Step 12

Tap Manage Data

Step 13

Tap Data Transfer

Step 14

Tap Card

Step 15

Tap Save to Card

Step 16

Tap Add New File

Step 17

Assign a name and tap Done

Step 18

The file is now created.
To go to the main page tap HOME

Step 19

Plug the MSD/SD card out of your GPS chartplotter and  plug it in your computer. If you want to know how to upload sonar logs from a Navionics Card, click here