Garmin GPSMAP Feb 2016 Software Update

Garmin has released a big GPSMAP software update for Feb 2016. The update has very “big version number” increases. The update does ONLY cover current Garmin chartplotters – and not the legacy models. (As SemperFishing on TheHullTruth says – think Legacy if your Garmin is GRAY in colour – current models are BLACK at the moment)

The updates covers among others – support for the new Garmin G2 HD and G2 Vision HD charts and improved auto guidance with the new charts. Plus there is new options for the Quickdraw maps in HD. And a lot of other update. Read on – release notes for major platforms below.Garmin GPSMAP 8008
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New VesselView 4 and VesselView 7 software v3.0

Finally 🙂 it seems like Mercury has started publishing software updates for VesselView 4 and VesselView 7 – the Mercury

VesselView 7 and VesselView 4 Software v3.0 available
VesselView 4 and VesselView 7 software update available

Engine “Computer”.

We had not noticed before but suddenly it was available. It has a lot of updates. And Mercury is promising updates approximately twice a YEAR 🙂 going forward

But the new and updated features are:

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Simrad NSS Evo2 v2.0-5.1 firmware released with new features

The latest Simrad NSS Evo2 firmware v2.0 has been released.  It supports Chirp and DownScan at the same time, ForwardScan and more ways to customize Navigation page data. There are also new Internet features available where you can download/show maps online, upload structure scan data direct from chart plotter and download Insight Genesis created maps. It is ready for download and is recommended for all owners of Evo2 devices.

Simrad NSS Evo2
Simrad NSS Evo2 Firmware update v2.0-5.1
  • Update – February 2015
    • Higher Medium CHIRP ping speed for clearer image and faster/smoother scrolling
    • Support for simultaneous use of CHIRP and DownScanâ„¢ sonar imaging 
    • Support for ForwardScanâ„¢ forward-looking sonar 
    • Navigation page data items are now user-customisable 
    • Navigation page information bars for time & distance to destination, time & distance to next waypoint
    • Various system stability and performance improvements
  • GoFreeâ„¢ Wireless
    • Access the online GoFreeâ„¢ Shop to browse cartography and software available for your NSS evo2 multifunction display.
    • Purchase and download from the GoFreeâ„¢ Shop directly to your NSS evo2 display’s memory card for immediate use on the water.
    • Receive automatic notifications when software updates are available, download and install updates without leaving your boat.
    • Upload your sonar logs directly to our Insight Genesis cloud software, and create detailed depth-contour maps of your favourite coastal and inland fishing spots for free.
    • Download your own Insight Genesis maps, and the community-created Social Maps, direct to your chartplotter for use on the water (Premium Insight Genesis subscribers only).
    • All GoFreeâ„¢ wireless capabilities requires the optional WIFI-1 module. Online functions including the GoFreeâ„¢ Shop, software updates, and Insight Genesis require a wireless internet connection.

The NSO Evo2 also got updated to V3 and has many of the features listed above.

Click here to download: Simrad NSS Evo2 Firmware Download

For more info you can also read here: NSS Evo2 and NSO new firmware

GoFree Insight Genesis updated with more free features

Navico today announced updates to the GoFree Insight Genesis program. The Insight Genesis program is Navico’s “Custom Mapping and Content system” for the Navico range of chart-plotters that encompass the Simrad, Lowrance and B&G brands.

GoFree
Navico GoFree

With GoFree Insight Genesis you can upload sonar logs recorded on multifunction chart-plotters in the Navico range. After some cloud processing GoFree Insight Genesis allows you to download your personalized contour maps to your devices.

GoFree Insight Genesis New Features

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New Simrad NSS Evo2 software update v1.5

The latest Simrad NSS Evo2 series got a software update today. The new version 1.5 NSS Evo2 software contains one new important feature – “Bridge Control” – which is kind of a profile setting. With Bridge Control you easily can shift all screens from for example a Navigation setup to a Docking setup. The update also contains auto routing functions for both Navionics and Jeppesen charts.

Simrad NSS Evo2
New Simrad NSS Evo2 software version 1.5 with auto-routing and “Bridge Control” profiles

The new software update is compatible with the 7, 9, 12 and 16 inch NSS Evo 2 and is available for download today HERE

Simrad NSS Evo2 Bridge Control

  • Easily manage multiple displays across a helm station
  • Create your own bridge presets for activities such as docking, navigation, fishing, or diving
  • With one simple action you can configure the entire helm station
  • Link up to four displays as a ‘bridge’, and control what appears across those displays
  • Define up to four separate bridges, for vessels with dual helms or multiple stations
  • Create, edit, and delete bridges and bridge presets on the fly
  • Also compatible with Simrad NSS evo2 multifunction displays

Simrad NSS Evo2 Navionics Autorouting / Jeppesen Easy Routing (unavailable in North America)

  • Brings the convenience and ease of in-car style navigation to boating
  • Select a destination, and the chartplotter will automatically suggest the shortest, safest route
  • Routes chosen for the draught and dimensions of your vessel
  • Navionics Autorouting requires Navionics+ or Navionics Platinum charts
  • Jeppesen Easy Routing requires Jeppesen CMAP MAX-N+ charts

Simrad NSS Evo2 Jeppesen Tides and Currents

  • Display predicted tides and currents for a location in real-time
  • Make tide and current projections for a future trip
  • Zoom in to see dynamic current data directly incorporated into your navigational charts
  • Animated icons indicate current speed and direction
  • Requires Jeppesen CMAP MAX-N charts