How to record DAT Trails Log

Humminbird 1100, 900, 800, 700, 600, 500 & 300 models

You can record freely as you go about your day! 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

Press MENU,
then MENU again

Step 2

Scroll to Accessories,
then switch Screen Snapshot to On

Step 3

Move up to Accessories and press left arrow to scroll to Setup,
then move down to User Mode and set it to Advanced

Step 4

Inside Setup, move down to Local Time Zone and select your Time Zone (e.g. Rome is CET (UTC+1))

Step 5

Press EXIT,
then EXIT again,
then tap VIEW until you see the Snapshot and Recording View (image should be similar to the screenshot beside)

Step 6

Press MENU,
move down to Pings Per Second and move left to set pings to 1

Step 7

Move up to Start Recording and press right arrow to start recording your track

Step 8

Just press EXIT to go back to the map. A red light will appear on the map

Step 9

To stop recording, from the chart press MENU and then right arrow.
To go to the main page press EXIT,
then EXIT again

Step 10

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