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531833-1EN_A
Operations Manual
788ci HD & 788ci HD DI Combo
Thank You!
Thank you for choosing Humminbird®, America's #1 name in fishfinders.
Humminbird® has built its reputation by designing and manufacturing
top-quality, thoroughly reliable marine equipment. Your Humminbir is
designed for trouble-free use in even the harshest marine environment. In the
unlikely event that your Humminbird® does require repairs, we offer an
exclusive Service Policy - free of charge during the first year after purchase,
and available at a reasonable rate after the one-year period. For complete
details, see the separate warranty card included with your unit. We encourage
you to read this operations manual carefully in order to get the full benefit from
all the features and applications of your Humminbird® product.
Contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 or visit our Web
site at humminbird.com.
WARNING! This device should not be used as a navigational aid to prevent collision,
grounding, boat damage, or personal injury. When the boat is moving, water depth may
change too quickly to allow time for you to react. Always operate the boat at very slow
speeds if you suspect shallow water or submerged objects.
WARNING! Disassembly and repair of this electronic unit should only be performed by
authorized service personnel. Any modification of the serial number or attempt to repair the
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cancer and/or reproductive harm.
WARNING! Do not travel at high speed with the unit cover installed. Remove the unit cover
before traveling at speeds above 20 mph.
WARNING! Do not travel at high speed with the unit cover installed. Remove the unit cover
before traveling at speeds above 20 mph.
NOTE: The illustrations in this manual may not look exactly like the display on your
Humminbird®model, but your model will work in the same way.
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NOTE: Some features discussed in this manual require a separate purchase, and some
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clearly identify those features. Please read the manual carefully in order to understand
the full capabilities of your model.
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Power On the Unit 1
How Sonar Works 2
DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar (DualBeam PLUSmodels only [788ci HD]) .......................... 4
Down Imaging™ Sonar
(Down Imaging™ models only [788ci HD DI, XNT 9-DI-T Transducer])..................................5
Dual Beam Ice Transducer (optional-purchase XI 9 20 Ice Transducer only) .................... 6
QuadraBeam PLUS™ Sonar (with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer) .... 7
WideSide® Sonar (with optional-purchase WideSide® transducer) .................................. 8
Universal Sonar 2 (compatible w/ optional-purchase Minnkota trolling motors) ................ 8
How GPS Works 9
What’s on the Sonar Display 10
Understanding the Sonar Display .......................................................................... 12
Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window .......................................................................... 12
SwitchFire..............................................................................................................13
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor.............................................................................. 13
Instant Image Update ..............................................................................................13
Bottom Presentation ................................................................................................ 14
What’s on the Down Imaging™ Display
(Down Imaging™ models only [788ci HD DI])
16
Understanding the Down Imaging™ Display..........................................................18
Interpreting the Display............................................................................................18
Down Imaging™ Sensitivity ....................................................................................19
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor ..............................................................................19
Views 20
Sonar View .............................................................................................................. 22
Sonar Zoom View .................................................................................................... 23
Split Sonar View ...................................................................................................... 24
Big Digits View ........................................................................................................ 25
Down Imaging™ View (Down Imagingmodels only [788ci HD DI]) ............................26
Circular Flasher View .............................................................................................. 28
Snapshot and Recording View ................................................................................ 33
Side Beam View (with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer).................... 40
WideSide® View (with optional-purchase WideSide® transducer) .................................. 44
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Bird’s Eye View ...................................................................................................... 45
Chart View.............................................................................................................. 46
Chart/Sonar Combo View...................................................................................... 48
Chart/Down Imaging™ Combo View (Down Imagingmodels only [788ci HD DI]) .... 49
Down Imaging™/Sonar Combo View (Down Imagingmodels only [788ci HD DI]).... 50
View Orientation .................................................................................................... 51
Viewing Cartography ............................................................................................ 51
Introduction to Navigation 54
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks ............................................................................ 54
Save, Edit, or Delete a Waypoint .......................................................................... 56
Navigate to a Waypoint or Position...................................................................... 58
Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid ................................................................ 59
Save, Edit, or Delete a Route ................................................................................ 60
Save or Clear a Current Track................................................................................ 61
Edit, Delete, or Hide Saved Tracks........................................................................ 61
What’s on the Control Head 64
Key Functions 65
POWER/LIGHT Key .............................................................................................. 65
VIEW Key .............................................................................................................. 65
ZOOM (+/-) Key...................................................................................................... 66
4-WAY Cursor Control Key .................................................................................. 66
INFO Key ................................................................................................................ 67
MENU Key ............................................................................................................ 68
MARK Key.............................................................................................................. 68
GOTO Key................................................................................................................ 69
VIEW PRESET Keys................................................................................................ 69
EXIT Key ................................................................................................................ 69
SD Memory Card Slots 70
Add Maps to Your Fishing System........................................................................ 71
Export Navigation Data.......................................................................................... 72
Update Software.................................................................................................... 73
Accessory Bus 74
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The Menu System 75
Start-Up Options Menu 76
Normal...................................................................................................................... 76
Simulator ................................................................................................................ 77
System Status ........................................................................................................ 77
Self Test .................................................................................................................... 78
Accessory Test.......................................................................................................... 78
GPS Diagnostic View .............................................................................................. 79
PC Connect and Software Updates (with optional-purchase PC Connect cable only) .... 80
X-Press™ Menu 81
Main Menu 82
Quick Tips for the Main Menu................................................................................ 83
Note for all Menu Settings...................................................................................... 84
User Mode (Normal or Advanced).......................................................................... 85
Sonar X-Press™ Menu
(Sonar Views only)
87
Side (WideSide® transducer: WideSide® View only) ........................................................ 88
Sensitivity ................................................................................................................ 88
Upper Range (Advanced: Sonar, Split Sonar, Circular Flasher, and Big Digits Views only).... 89
Lower Range .......................................................................................................... 90
Side Beam Range (WideSide® transducer: WideSide® View only) .................................. 90
Chart Speed ............................................................................................................ 91
Quad Layout (with Optional-Purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ Transducer,
Side Beam View only) ................................................................................................ 91
Bottom Lock (Sonar Zoom View only) .......................................................................... 92
Bottom Range (Sonar Zoom View only when Bottom Lock is On) .................................. 92
Cancel Navigation (only when Navigating) ................................................................ 92
Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu
(Down Imaging™ Views only [788ci HD DI])
93
Imaging Sensitivity .................................................................................................. 94
Upper Range (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 94
Lower Range ............................................................................................................ 95
Chart Speed.............................................................................................................. 95
Imaging Colors ........................................................................................................ 96
Cancel Navigation (only when Navigating) ................................................................ 96
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Flasher X-Press™ Menu
(Circular Flasher View only)
97
Sensitivity .............................................................................................................. 98
Upper Range (Advanced: Sonar, Split Sonar, Circular Flasher,
and Big Digits Views only) ........................................................................................ 98
Lower Range ........................................................................................................ 99
Color Palette (Circular Flasher View, Ice Fishing Mode only) ...................................... 100
Cancel Navigation (only when Navigating) ............................................................ 100
Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu
(Snapshot and Recording View only)
101
Start Recording (optional-purchase SD Memory Card,
Snapshot and Recording View only) ........................................................................ 102
Stop Recording (optional-purchase SD Memory Card only) ...................................... 102
Delete Image (optional-purchase SD Memory Card,
Snapshot and Recording View only) ........................................................................ 102
Delete All Images (optional-purchase SD Memory Card,
Snapshot and Recording View only) ..........................................................................102
Delete Recording (optional-purchase SD Memory Card,
Snapshot and Recording View only) ........................................................................ 103
Delete All Recordings (optional-purchase SD Memory Card,
Snapshot and Recording View only) ........................................................................ 103
Pings Per Second (optional-purchase SD Memory Card,
Snapshot and Recording View only) ........................................................................ 103
Playback Speed (optional-purchase SD Memory Card,
Snapshot and Recording View only) ........................................................................ 104
Stop Playback (optional-purchase SD Memory Card only) ........................................ 105
Navigation X-Press™ Menu
(Navigation views only)
106
Waypoint [Name] (Only with an active cursor on a waypoint) .................................. 107
Cursor To Waypoint (Chart or Combo View only) .................................................... 107
Save Current Track .............................................................................................. 108
Clear Current Track .............................................................................................. 108
Save Current Route (only when Navigating) .......................................................... 108
Skip Next Waypoint (only when Navigating) .......................................................... 108
Cancel Navigation (only when Navigating) ............................................................ 109
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Remove Target (only if a Target is Active) .................................................................. 109
Remove Grid (only if a Grid is Active) ........................................................................ 109
Sonar Window (Combo View only) .......................................................................... 109
Waypoint [Name] (Most recently-created waypoint) .................................................. 110
Alarms Menu Tab 111
Depth Alarm .......................................................................................................... 112
Fish ID Alarm.......................................................................................................... 112
Low Battery Alarm ................................................................................................ 112
Temp. Alarm .......................................................................................................... 113
Off Course Alarm ....................................................................................................113
Arrival Alarm .......................................................................................................... 114
Drift Alarm.............................................................................................................. 114
Alarm Tone ............................................................................................................ 114
Sonar Menu Tab 115
Beam Select .......................................................................................................... 116
Imaging Frequency (Down Imaging™ Views only [788ci HD DI])..................................118
Surface Clutter ...................................................................................................... 119
SwitchFire™ .......................................................................................................... 120
Fish ID+™ .............................................................................................................. 121
Fish ID Sensitivity .................................................................................................. 122
Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window ........................................................................ 122
Sonar Colors (Sonar View, Sonar Zoom View,
Circular Flasher View, and Big Digits View) ................................................................ 123
Bottom View .......................................................................................................... 123
Zoom Width .......................................................................................................... 124
83 kHz Sensitivity (Advanced, DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar only) .................................... 124
455 kHz Sensitivity (Advanced, Down Imaging™ Views only [788ci HD DI]) ..................124
455 kHz Sensitivity (Advanced, with optional purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer)..124
WideSide® Sensitivity (Advanced: with WideSide® transducer) .................................. 125
Depth Lines (Advanced) .......................................................................................... 126
Noise Filter (Advanced)............................................................................................ 126
Max Depth (Advanced) ............................................................................................ 127
Water Type (Advanced) ............................................................................................ 127
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Transducer Select ................................................................................................ 128
Ice Fishing Mode ................................................................................................ 128
Imaging Colors (Down Imaging™ Views only [788ci HD DI]) ......................................128
Navigation Menu Tab 129
Current Track........................................................................................................ 130
Saved Tracks ........................................................................................................ 130
Waypoints ............................................................................................................ 131
Routes .................................................................................................................. 132
Chart Orientation ................................................................................................ 132
North Reference .................................................................................................. 133
Waypoint Decluttering (Advanced) ...................................................................... 133
Trolling Grid Rotation .......................................................................................... 133
Trackpoint Interval .............................................................................................. 133
Track Min Distance (Advanced) ............................................................................ 134
Map Datum (Advanced) ........................................................................................ 134
Course Projection Line ........................................................................................ 134
Export All Nav Data (optional-purchase SD Memory Card required) .......................... 134
Delete All Nav Data (Advanced) ............................................................................ 135
Continuous Navigation Mode ............................................................................ 135
GPS Receiver Override (Advanced).......................................................................... 135
Chart Menu Tab 136
Lat/Lon Grid.......................................................................................................... 137
Navaids on Bird’s Eye View ................................................................................ 137
Chart Select.......................................................................................................... 137
Set Simulation Position (Advanced) ...................................................................... 137
Set Map Offset (Advanced) .................................................................................. 138
Clear Map Offset (Advanced) .............................................................................. 138
Shaded Depth ...................................................................................................... 138
Chart Detail Level ................................................................................................ 139
Map Borders ........................................................................................................ 139
Spot Soundings.................................................................................................... 140
Contour Lines (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) ...................................... 140
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Depth Colors (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only).......................................... 140
Depth Highlight (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) .................................... 140
Depth Highlight Range (+/-) (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) ................ 141
Water Level Offset (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) ................................ 141
Shallow Water Highlight (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) ...................... 141
Lake List (optional-purchase LakeMaster® charts only) ................................................ 142
Setup Menu Tab 143
Units - Depth.......................................................................................................... 144
Units - Temp (International only) .............................................................................. 144
Units - Distance .................................................................................................... 144
Units - Speed ........................................................................................................ 144
User Mode ............................................................................................................ 145
Language (International Models only) ........................................................................ 145
Triplog Reset ........................................................................................................ 145
Restore Defaults .................................................................................................... 145
Select Readouts (Advanced, Sonar View only) .......................................................... 146
Depth Offset (Advanced).......................................................................................... 147
Temp. Offset (Advanced, with Temp/Speed only)........................................................ 148
Speed Calibration (Advanced, with Temp/Speed only) .............................................. 148
Local Time Zone (Advanced).................................................................................... 148
Daylight Saving Time (Advanced)............................................................................ 148
Position Format (Advanced) .................................................................................... 149
Time Format (Advanced, International only) .............................................................. 149
Date Format (Advanced, International only)................................................................ 149
NMEA Output (Advanced) ...................................................................................... 150
Sonar ...................................................................................................................... 151
Demonstration........................................................................................................ 151
Sound Control ........................................................................................................ 151
Views Menu Tab 152
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Accessories Menu Tab 153
Screen Snapshot .................................................................................................... 154
Troubleshooting 155
Fishing System Doesn’t Power Up........................................................................ 155
Fishing System Defaults to Simulator with a Transducer Attached .................. 155
Display Problems.................................................................................................... 156
Finding the Cause of Noise .................................................................................. 157
700 Series™ Fishing System Accessories 158
Specifications 160
Glossary 161
Contact Humminbir 169
NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (International Only) are only
available on products sold outside of the U.S. by our authorized international
distributors. To obtain a list of authorized international distributors, please visit our
Web site at humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at
(334) 687-6613.
NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (with Temp/Speed only) require the
purchase of separate accessories. You can visit our Web site at humminbird.com to
order these accessories online or contact our Customer Resource Center at
1-800-633-1468.
NOTE: Some features discussed in this manual require a separate purchase, and
some features are only available on international models. Every effort has been
made to clearly identify those features. Please read the manual carefully in order
to understand the full capabilities of your model.
Table of Contents
Power On
Follow the instructions below to power on your Humminbird® control head.
1. Press the POWER/LIGHT key.
2. When the Title screen is displayed, press the MENU key to access the
Start-Up Options Menu.
3. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to select Normal (if there is a
transducer attached to the control head), or Simulator (if there isn’t a
transducer attached to the control head).
NOTE: See Start-Up Options Menu for more information.
If a functioning transducer is connected, Normal operation will be
selected automatically at power up, and your Fishing System can
be used on the water.
If a transducer is not connected and you wait too long to select a
Start-Up Option, the system will default to whichever menu is
already highlighted.
In Simulator you can learn how to use your control head and save
settings in advance for later use.
788ci Title Screen
1Power On
2
How Sonar Works
Sonar technology is based on sound waves. The 700 Series™ Fishing System
uses sonar to locate and define structure, bottom contour and composition, as
well as depth directly below the transducer.
Your 700 Series™ Fishing System sends a sound wave signal and determines
distance by measuring the time between the transmission of the sound wave
and when the sound wave is reflected off of an object; it then uses the reflected
signal to interpret location, size, and composition of an object.
Sonar is very fast. A sound wave can travel from the surface to a depth of
240 ft (70 m) and back again in less than 1/4 of a second. It is unlikely that your
boat can “outrun“ this sonar signal.
SONAR is an acronym for SOund and
NAvigation Ranging. Sonar utilizes precision
sound pulses or “pings“ which are emitted
into the water in a teardrop-shaped beam.
The sound pulses “echo“ back from objects
in the water such as the bottom, fish, and
other submerged objects. The returned
echoes are displayed on the LCD screen.
Each time a new echo is received, the old
echoes are moved across the LCD, creating
a scrolling effect.
How Sonar Works
3How Sonar Works
When all the echoes are viewed side by side, an
easy to interpret “graph“ of the bottom, fish, and
structure appears.
The sound pulses are transmitted at various
frequencies depending on the application. Very
high frequencies (455 kHz) are used for greatest
definition but the operating depth is limited. High
frequencies (200 kHz) are commonly used on
consumer sonar and provide a good balance
between depth performance and resolution. Low
frequencies (83 kHz) are typically used to achieve
greater depth capability.
The power output is the amount of energy
generated by the sonar transmitter. It is commonly
measured using two methods:
Root Mean Square (RMS) measures power
output over the entire transmit cycle.
Peak to Peak measures power output at the
highest points.
The benefits of increased power output are the
ability to detect smaller targets at greater distances,
ability to overcome noise, better high speed
performance, and enhanced depth capability.
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DualBeam PLUS™ Sonar
(DualBeam PLUSmodels only [788ci HD])
Your 788ci HD Fishing System uses a
200/83 kHz DualBeam PLUS™ sonar system with
a wide (60°) area of coverage. DualBeam PLUS™
sonar has a narrowly focused 20° center beam,
surrounded by a second beam of 60°, expanding
your coverage to an area equal to your depth. In
20 feet of water, the wider beam covers an area
20 feet wide.
DualBeam PLUS™ sonar returns can be blended
together, viewed separately, or compared side-
by-side. DualBeam PLUS™ is ideal for a wide
range of conditions - from shallow to very deep
water in both fresh and salt water. Depth
capability is affected by such factors as boat
speed, wave action, bottom hardness, water
conditions and transducer installation.
How Sonar Works
5How Sonar Works
Down Imaging™ Sonar
(Down Imagingmodels only
[788ci HD DI, XNT 9-DI-T Transducer])
Your 788ci HD DI Fishing System uses
Down Imaging™ technology. The Down
Imaging™ transducer scans the water with
razor-thin, high-definition beams. The
beams are wide (side to side) but very thin
front to back.
The Down Imaging beams can be
operated at two frequencies: 455 kHz (75°)
or 800 kHz (45°). Select 455 kHz for the
best overall image quality and depth.
Select 800 kHz for the sharpest image. See
Down ImagingX-PressMenu:
Imaging Frequency for more information.
The transducer also uses conical beams to
provide data in traditional 2D format (see
What’s on the Sonar View). Select 455 kHz for
a narrowly focused 16° center beam, or select
200 kHz for a wider 25° beam (see Sonar
Menu Tab: Beam Select).
Depth capability is affected by such factors
as boat speed, wave action, bottom hardness,
water conditions and transducer installation.
75 Degree Total Coverage
16°
75°
25°
455kHz
200kHz
455kHz
45° 800kHz
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Dual Beam Ice Transducer
(optional-purchase XI 9 20 Ice Transducer only)
Your Fishing System supports the optional-
purchase XI 9 20 Ice Transducer which
provides selectable dual-frequency sonar
with a wide area of coverage. Selectable
dual-frequency gives you the option of two
beams, and both beams will cover the
bottom and provide high definition. The
20° center beam provides the highest
definition, while the 60° beam provides
wider coverage. Depth capability is
affected by such factors as bottom
hardness and water conditions. Whether
fishing in shallow or very deep water,
selectable dual-frequency is ideal for a
variety of conditions.
How Sonar Works
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QuadraBeam PLUS™ Sonar
(with optional-purchase
QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer)
Your Fishing System also supports
QuadraBeam PLUS™ sonar with the
purchase of an additional QuadraBeam
PLUS™ transducer. QuadraBeam PLUS™
sonar provides an extremely wide 90° area
of coverage. QuadraBeam PLUS starts
with two fan-shaped 35° 455 kHz Side
Structure locating sonar beams to spot fish,
bait, and structure to the left and right of
the boat over an area of the bottom that’s
always equal to twice your depth. For a
detailed view below the boat, QuadraBeam
PLUS™ uses DualBeam PLUS™ technology,
with precision 20° and wide 60° beams.
QuadraBeam PLUS™ finds more fish faster
and can even tell you where to put your bait
by showing if fish are to the left, right, or
directly beneath your boat.
90° Total Coverage
Bottom Coverage
=
2 x Depth
35° 60° 20° 35°
455 kHz 455 kHz
83 kHz
200 kHz
How Sonar Works
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WideSide® Sonar
(with optional-purchase WideSide®
transducer)
Your Fishing System also supports
WideSidsonar with the purchase of an
additional WideSide® transducer. The
WideSid transducer is a specialized
"side-looking" transducer that is extremely
useful for bank fishing or looking for bait
fish in open water. The WideSide®
transducer uses three different sonar
elements that transmit signals to the left,
right, and straight down from your boat.
The downward beam is 200 kHz with a 24°
area of coverage. This beam maintains a
continuous digital depth readout from the
bottom directly beneath your boat. The side
beams are 455 kHz with a 16° area of
coverage. The side-looking elements can
be used independently or together to
locate targets near the surface of the water
on either side of your boat.
Universal Sonar 2
(compatible w/ optional-purchase Minnkota trolling motors)
Your 700 Series™ Fishing System supports Universal Sonar 2, a state-of-the-
art, integrated and protected transducer that is built into the lower unit of
Minnkota trolling motors. With Universal Sonar 2, all wiring is concealed inside
the indestructible composite shaft—out of sight and out of harm’s way, with
no clamps, ties, or exposed wires. Universal Sonar 2 features new temperature
sensing and the performance of DualBeam PLUS™ technology (available with
all Humminbird® DualBeam PLUS™ models). An expanded view and greater
bottom detail gives you a totally new perspective of the water below, along
with optimal sonar performance to help you find fish.
How Sonar Works
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How GPS Works
Your 700 Series™ Fishing System also supports GPS (Global Positioning
System) and chartplotting. It uses GPS and sonar to determine your position,
display it on a grid, and provide detailed underwater information.
GPS uses a constellation of satellites that
continually send radio signals to the earth. The
GPS receiver on your boat receives signals from
satellites that are visible to it. Based on time
differences between each received signal, the GPS
receiver determines its distance to each satellite.
With distances known, the GPS receiver
mathematically triangulates its own position. With
once per second updates, the GPS receiver then
calculates its velocity and bearing.
GPS was originally intended for military use; however, civilians may also take
advantage of its highly accurate position capabilities, typically within +/- 4.5
meters, depending on conditions. This means that 95% of the time, the GPS
receiver will read a location within 4.5 meters of your actual position. Your GPS
Receiver also uses information from WAAS (the Wide Area Augmentation
System), EGNOS (the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service), and
MSAS (the MTSAT Satellite Augmentation System) satellites if they are
available in your area.
The following GPS functionality is currently supported by the 700 Series™
Fishing System when it is connected to the included GPS receiver:
View current position
View current track (breadcrumb trail)
View precision speed and heading from your GPS receiver
Save tracks, waypoints, and routes
Travel a route and navigate from one waypoint to the next
See Chart View and Add Maps to Your Fishing System for more information.
How GPS Works
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What’s on the Sonar Display
What’s on the Sonar Display
The 700 Series™ Fishing System can display a variety of useful information about
NOTE: Entries in this view that list (with Temp/Speed or GPS Receiver) are available if either device
information from the GPS receiver will be displayed on the view.
Depth - Water depth can be set to alarm when
the water becomes too shallow.
Temperature - Water surface temperature.
Timer - Elapsed time with Temp/Speed
Accessory or GPS Receiver.
Distance - Distance traveled with Temp/Speed
Accessory or GPS Receiver.
Average Speed - Average speed reading with
Temp/Speed Accessory or GPS Receiver.
Second Sonar Return - When the sonar signal
bounces between the bottom and the surface of the
water and back again. Use the appearance of the
second return to determine bottom hardness. Hard
bottoms will show a strong second return, while soft
bottoms will show a very weak one or none at all.
Speed - if a Temp/Speed accessory or GPS
Receiver is attached, the Fishing System can
display the speed of the boat and can keep a
Triplog of nautical or statute miles traveled.
Cursor Dialog Box - Indicates cursor depth on
the display and the depth of the bottom directly
below the cursor. The Latitude and Longitude of
the cursor position, the distance to travel to the
cursor position, and the bearing to the cursor
position is shown with a GPS receiver. A
waypoint can be marked at the cursor position
for later retrieval and use with a GPS receiver.
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the area under and adjacent to your boat, including the following items:
is connected to the 700 Series™ Fishing System. If both devices are connected, then only the
RTS (Real Time Sonar) Window
Structure - Where fish may be hiding.
Thermoclines - Layers of water with different
temperatures that appear at different depths
and different times of the year. A thermocline
typically appears as a continuous band of
many colors moving across the display at the
same depth.
Bait Ball
Fish - The Fishing System displays fish as arches
and/or fish icons, and can be set to alarm when
a fish of a certain size is detected. When a
target is detected, a Fish ID+symbol appears
on the display with the depth displayed above
it. The size of the symbol indicates the intensity
of the sonar return. The unit will clearly show
schools of Bait Fish as "clouds" of different
shapes and sizes, depending on the number of
fish and boat speed.
Low Sonar Intensity Return
High Sonar Intensity Return
Cursor - Available in Freeze Frame and can
be positioned in the Sonar View to provide
depth of a sonar return and bottom depth below
the cursor.
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What’s on the Sonar Display
Understanding the Sonar Display
It is important to understand the significance of
the display. The display does not show a literal 3-
dimensional representation of what is under the
water. Each vertical band of data received by the
control head and plotted on the display represents
something that was detected by a sonar return at
a particular time. As both the boat and the targets
(fish) may be moving, the returns are only showing
a particular segment of time when objects were
detected, not exactly where those objects are in
relation to other objects shown on the display.
The returned sonar echoes are displayed on the
screen. As a new echo is received, the historical
data scrolls across the screen.
Real Time Sonar (RTS™) Window
AReal Time Sonar (RTS™) Window appears on the right side of the display in
the Sonar View only. The RTS Windowupdates at the fastest rate possible for
depth conditions and shows only the returns from the bottom, structure, and
fish that are within the transducer beam. The RTS Windowplots the depth
and intensity of a sonar return (see Sonar Menu Tab: RTS Window).
The Narrow RTS Window
indicates the sonar intensity
through the use of colors. Red
indicates a strong return and
blue indicates a weak return.
The depth of the sonar return
is indicated by the vertical
placement of the return on the
display depth scale.
The Wide RTS Window
indicates the sonar intensity
through the use of a bar
graph. The length of the
plotted return indicates
whether the return is weak or
strong. The depth of the sonar
return is indicated by the
vertical placement of the
return on the display depth
scale. The Wide RTS
Windowdoes not use
grayscale.
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SwitchFire™
SwitchFirecontrols how the sonar returns are displayed in the Sonar Views.
SwitchFiresettings are available in the Sonar Menu Tab.
To see the maximum sonar information available within the transducer beam so
more fish arches and better jig tracking are shown, choose Max Mode.
To see less clutter and more fish size accuracy interpreted from the transducer
beam, choose Clear Mode. See Sonar Menu Tab: SwitchFirefor more
information.
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor - Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control
key, and the screen will freeze and a cursor will be displayed. Use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to move the cursor over a sonar return, and the depth of the
sonar return will be displayed at the bottom of the screen in the cursor dialog box.
The RTS Window™ continues to update in Freeze Frame. To return to a scrolling
display and exit Freeze Frame, press the EXIT key. Freeze Frame is available in
the Sonar, Split Sonar, and Sonar Zoom Views.
Instant Image Update
Instant Image Update - You can change a variety of sonar menu settings (such
as Sensitivity or Upper Range), and the adjustments will be shown instantly on
the screen.
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What’s on the Sonar Display
Bottom Presentation
As the boat moves, the unit charts the changes in depth on the display to create
a profile of the Bottom Contour. The type of bottom can be determined from
the return charted on the display. A Hard Bottom such as compacted sediment
or flat rock appears as a thinner line across the display. A Soft Bottom such as
mud or sand appears as a thicker line across the display. Rocky Bottoms have
a broken, random appearance.
The sonar returns from the bottom, structure, and fish can be represented as
either WhiteLineor Structure ID®. See Sonar Menu Tab: Bottom View for
details on how to set the bottom view.
Bottom Contour Profile with RTS Window
Hard Bottom
Rocky Bottom Soft Bottom
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Structure ID® represents weak returns in blue and strong returns in red.
WhiteLinehighlights the strongest sonar returns in white, resulting in a
distinctive outline. This has the benefit of clearly defining the bottom on the display.
What’s on the Down Imaging™ Display
Down Imaging™ uses its unique transducer and sonar technology to provide
definition profiling beams produce the detailed sonar data that you see on the
can interpret the structure and bottom contour, including the following items:
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What’s on the Down ImagingDisplay
Depth - (water depth) can be set to alarm when
the water becomes too shallow.
Temperature - Water surface temperature.
Speed - If a GPS Receiver or Temp/Speed
accessory is connected, the Fishing System can
display the speed of the boat and can keep a
Triplog of nautical or statute miles traveled.
Topography Changes - The light part of the
display shows where the beam is hitting hard
bottom or rising terrain. The dark part of the
display indicates soft bottom (sand, mud) or
descending terrain.
Bottom Return- Use the appearance of the bottom
return to determine bottom hardness. Rock and
gravel provide a clearer sonar return than
mud and sand because hard objects reflect
sonar better than soft objects.
NOTE: Entries in this view that list (with Temp/Speed or GPS Receiver) are available if either
only the information from the GPS receiver will be displayed on the view.
(Down Imagingmodels only [788ci HD DI])
information about the area directly below your boat. The razor-thin, high-
display. Down Imaging™ reveals a variety of recognizable features so that you
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Upper Range
Shadows- Result from a lack of reflected sonar
from a particular area and can be as valuable
for interpretation than the sonar reflected by
the object itself. Use shadows to help you see
the image in 3 dimensions, oriented in space.
You can gain insight into the actual shape of
an object, or the depth to which it has sunk
into the bottom, through shadows on the
display. Objects standing on the bottom cast
a sonar shadow. The longer the shadow, the
taller the object. Fish also cast shadows. You
can use the shadow to interpret how close
the fish is to the bottom.
Clouded Area may indicate a bait ball and
White Streaks may indicate fish.
device is connected to the 700 Series™ Fishing System. If both devices are connected, then
Lower Range
Structure
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What’s on the Down ImagingDisplay
Understanding the
Down Imaging™ Display
The images you see on the Down Imaging™
display are produced using sonar technology.
Each time the unit pings, a strip of data
representing all the echoes received by the
transducer are put together on the display to
form the image that you see. Like traditional
2D Sonar, the sonar history scrolls left across
the screen.
Interpreting the Display
Down Imaging™ beams “illuminate” the bottom contour, structure, and fish.
The beams are wide (side to side) but very thin front to back.
Use the light and dark parts of the display to interpret the objects under your
boat as follows:
Dark shades represent soft returns (mud, sand) or descending terrain.
Light shades represent denser terrain (timber, rocks) or rising terrain. A
very hard bottom may appear as white on the display.
White Streaks or Clouds may represent fish on the display.
Shadows are not caused by light but by the lack of a sonar return.
Objects standing on the bottom cause a sonar shadow to appear on the
display. The longer the shadow, the taller the object. Fish may also cast
shadows. You can use the shadow to interpret where the fish or object
is located in relation to the bottom.
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Down Imaging™ Sensitivity
Use Imaging Sensitivity to control how the sonar returns appear on the
display. Increase the sensitivity to reveal weaker returns that may be of interest,
especially in very clear water or greater depths. Decrease the Imaging
Sensitivity to eliminate the clutter from the display that is sometimes present
in murky or muddy water. See Imaging Sensitivity or Down Imaging
Sensitivity for more information.
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor
Freeze Frame and Active Cursor - Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control
key, and the screen will freeze and a cursor will be displayed. Use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to move the cursor over a sonar return, and the depth of the
sonar return will be displayed in the cursor dialog box.
Zoom: Use the zoom keys on your control head to see the returns near the
cursor location at a higher magnification. See Views: Down ImagingView
for more information.
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Views
Views
The sonar and navigation information from your Fishing
System is displayed on your screen in a variety of easy-to-read
views. There are many views available on your Fishing System.
Default View: When you first power up the 788ci HD control head,
Chart/Sonar Combo View will be the default view. When you first power
up the 788ci HD DI, the Chart/Down Imaging™ Combo View will be the
default view.
Cycle: When you press the VIEW key repeatedly, the display cycles
through the available views on your screen. When you press the EXIT
key, the display cycles through the available views in reverse order.
Customize: You can display or hide any view to suit your fishing
preferences. See the following pages for more information about each
View.
To customize your views rotation:
You can choose which views are hidden or visible in your view rotation.
1. Press the MENU key twice to access the tabbed Main Menu, then
press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Views tab is selected.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to select a View.
3. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the status of the view
from Hidden to Visible or vice versa.
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To program each PRESET key:
Another way to access your favorite views quickly is to store them on the VIEW
PRESET keys. Instead of using the VIEW key to cycle through every view to find
the one you want, you can program the VIEW PRESET keys to display a specific
view immediately.
1. Press the VIEW key to cycle to the view you want to store.
2. Press and hold one of the VIEW PRESET keys for several seconds. A
chime will indicate that the view has been saved. You can store up to
three views, one on each key.
To change the Digital Readouts:
Each view displays digital readout information (such as speed or time), which
varies with the view selected, the accessory attached, and whether or not you
are navigating. The digital readouts on the Sonar View can be customized. See
Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts for more information.
1. Press the MENU key twice to access the tabbed Main Menu, then
press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Setup tab is selected.
2. Press the DOWN key to highlight Select Readouts, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to access the Select Readouts submenu.
NOTE: If the Select Readouts option does not appear under the Setup tab, change the
User Mode to Advanced.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to select a Readout position, then
press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to choose what will be displayed in
that position. To hide the data window, select Off. (Course, Navigation,
Off, Position, Speed, Temperature, Time+Date, Triplog, Voltage)
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Views
Sonar View
Sonar View presents a historical log of sonar returns. The most recent sonar
returns are charted on the right side of the window. As new information is
received, the historical information scrolls left across the display.
Upper and Lower Depth Range numbers indicate the distance from the
surface of the water to a depth range sufficient to show the bottom.
Depth is automatically selected to keep the bottom visible on the display,
although you can adjust it manually as well (see Sonar Menu Tab).
Digital Readouts shown on the display will change based on the Select
Readouts settings or the optional-purchase accessories attached (see
Setup Menu Tab: Select Readouts).
Freeze Frame - Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to freeze the display and
move the cursor over a sonar return. The depth of the sonar return will be
displayed at the bottom of the screen in the cursor information box.
NOTE: If the Depth number is flashing, it means that the unit is having trouble locating
the bottom. This usually happens if the water is too deep, the transducer is out of the
water, the boat is moving too fast, or for any other reason that the unit can’t accurately
receive continuous data.
Sonar View
Sonar History
Window
Cursor
Dialog Box
Depth
Temperature
Triplog
Upper Depth
Range
Cursor
Lower Depth
Range
RTS Window
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Sonar Zoom View
Sonar Zoom View provides a magnified view of the bottom and structure. The
Sonar Zoom View makes it easier to see separate sonar returns that would
usually be displayed close together, such as those caused by fish suspended
close to the bottom or within structure.
The Zoom Level, or magnification, is displayed in the lower left corner
of the display. Press the + or - ZOOM keys to increase or decrease the
zoom level.
The Zoomed View is displayed on the left side of the screen. As the
depth changes, the zoomed view updates automatically.
The Full Range View is displayed on the right side of the screen. The
Full Range View includes the Zoom Preview Box, which shows where
the zoomed view is in relation to the full range view.
The Upper and Lower Depth Range numbers indicate the high and low
range of the water which is being viewed.
Sonar Zoom View
Upper Depth Range,
Full Range View
Upper Depth Range,
Zoom View
Full Range View
Zoom Preview Box
Lower Depth Range,
Zoom View
Lower Depth Range,
Full Range View
Depth
Zoomed View
Zoom Level
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Split Sonar View
Split Sonar View displays sonar returns from each down beam frequency on
separate sides of the screen. You can use the Split Sonar View to make side by
side comparisons between the sonar returns from both beams.
DualBeam PLUS™ models (788ci HD) display sonar returns from the
83 kHz wide beam on the left side of the screen and sonar returns from
the 200 kHz narrow beam on the right side of the screen.
Down Imaging™ models (788ci HD DI) display sonar returns from the
455 kHz narrow beam on the left side of the screen and sonar returns
from the 200 kHz wide beam on the right side of the screen.
Depth is displayed in the upper left hand corner.
The Digital Readouts in the Split Sonar View cannot be customized;
therefore, information such as water temperature and voltage are
unavailable in the Split Sonar View.
200/83 kHz Split Sonar View
Depth
83 kHz Sonar
History Window 200 kHz Sonar
History Window
Upper Depth
Range
Lower Depth
Range
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Big Digits View
Big Digits View provides digital data in a large, easy-to-see format.
Digital Readouts: Depth is always displayed. Readouts for temperature,
speed, and Triplog information are displayed automatically if the
appropriate accessory is connected to the Fishing System.
NOTE: The digital readouts in the Big Digits View cannot be customized.
The Triplog shows distance traveled, average speed, and time elapsed
since the Triplog was last reset.
Big Digits View
Depth
Temperature
Speed
Timer shows the
time elapsed since Triplog
was last reset
Distance is the distance
traveled since the Triplog
was last reset
Voltage displays
the battery voltage
Average Speed shows the
speed since the Triplog
was last reset
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Down Imaging™ View
(Down Imagingmodels only [788ci HD DI])
Down Imaging™ View uses the razor-thin, high-definition profiling beams to
produce the detailed sonar data that you see on the display. Sonar returns are
charted on the right side of the display. As new information is received, the
historical information scrolls left across the display. See What’s on the Down
Imaging™ Display for more information.
Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once to access
the Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu. You can set the sensitivity of the
sonar, the chart scrolling speed, the display color palette, and the Upper
Range and Lower Range (see Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu).
Freeze Frame: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key and the
Down Imaging™ View will freeze and a cursor will appear on the
screen. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor over a
sonar return, and observe the following:
- The depth of the sonar return at the cursor location will be
displayed in the cursor information box.
-Zoom+: Press the ZOOM+ key, and a zoom box will appear and
magnify the area you choose, providing more detail in the
individual sonar returns. The zoom scale will increase or decrease
as you press + or - repeatedly. Press EXIT to remove the zoom box
and return to Down Imaging™ View.
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NOTE: See What’s on the Down Imaging Display and Down Imaging
X-PressMenu for more information.
Down ImagingView
White Streaks
(possibly
vegetation
or fish)
Lower Depth
Range
Surface
Clutter
Upper Depth
Range
Bottom
Return
Temperature
Speed
Depth
Sonar History
Window
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Views
Circular Flasher View
Circular Flasher View provides two ways to view sonar data in traditional
flasher format. The view is controlled by the Ice Fishing Mode menu option in
the Sonar Menu Tab.
When Ice Fishing Mode is off, the Circular Flasher View displays Real
Time Sonar (RTS™) data in a traditional flasher format.
When Ice Fishing Mode is on, the Circular Flasher View displays the
sonar data in traditional flasher format with additional features
including Zoom and Depth Cursor.
Set the Circular Flasher View Mode
1. Press the MENU key twice.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Sonar Menu Tab is selected.
3. Press the DOWN Cursor Key to select Ice Fishing Mode. Press the
RIGHT or LEFT Cursor key to select On or Off (Default = Off). See Sonar
Menu Tab for more information.
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Ice Fishing Mode: Off
When Ice Fishing Mode is off, the Circular Flasher View displays Real Time
Sonar (RTS™) data in a traditional flasher format.
Flasher X-PressMenu: Press the MENU key once in the Circular
Flasher View. Use the X-Press™ Menu to set the Sensitivity, Upper
Range, and Lower Range.
Depth and temperature are always displayed.
• The Digital Readouts cannot be customized.
Circular Flasher View
(Ice Fishing Mode: Off)
Flasher Dial Depth
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Ice Fishing Mode: On
When Ice Fishing Mode is on, the Circular Flasher View displays the sonar
data in traditional flasher format with additional features including Zoom and
Depth Cursor.
Sensitivity: When you turn on Ice Fishing Mode, the fishfinder’s
sensitivity settings are adjusted automatically to accommodate ice
fishing conditions. These settings will apply to the other Sonar Views
until you turn off Ice Fishing Mode (see Set the Circular Flasher View
Mode in this section).
Flasher X-PressMenu: Press the MENU key once in the Circular
Flasher View. Use the X-Press™ Menu to set the Sensitivity, Upper
Range, Lower Range, and Color Palette.
Color Palettes: The color preview bar in the center of the display
indicates the current palette, and the weak to strong sonar return range
is displayed from left to right. To change the color palette, see Flasher
X-PressMenu: Color Palette.
• The Digital Readouts cannot be customized.
Circular Flasher View
(Ice Fishing Mode: On)
Battery Icon
indicates the
percentage of
battery power
Current
Color Palette
Sensitivity
(see Flasher
X-PressMenu)
Noise Filter
(see Sonar
Main Menu)
Zoom Setting (Off)
Flasher Dial
Beam Select (see
Sonar Main Menu)
Units of Measurement
Depth
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To activate the Depth Cursor:
Use the Depth Cursor to identify depth on the flasher display.
1. Set up: Press the VIEW key repeatedly until the Circular Flasher View
is displayed on the screen. Turn on the Ice Fishing Mode (see Sonar
Menu Tab).
2. Activate: Press the DOWN Cursor key, and the purple cursor line will
appear on the display.
3. Adjust the Cursor: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys repeatedly until
you reach the chosen depth reading. The depth reading of the cursor is
displayed in the top, right corner of the view.
4. Close the Cursor: Press the EXIT key.
Circular Flasher View
with the Depth Cursor
Depth Cursor
Reading
Depth Cursor
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To activate Flasher Zoom:
The Zoom feature displays a 2x magnified view of the area you choose on the
flasher display.
1. Set up: Press the VIEW key repeatedly until the Circular Flasher View
is displayed on the screen. Turn on the Ice Fishing Mode (see Sonar
Menu Tab).
2. Activate: Press the +Zoom key. The Zoom upper limit and lower limit
lines will appear on the display.
3. Adjust the Zoom Range: Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys
repeatedly to adjust the zoom range and select the area you want to
magnify. The zoomed view is shown on the right side of the flasher dial
between two lines. The normal view is shown on the left side of the
flasher dial.
4. Close Zoom: Press the − Zoom key.
Circular Flasher Zoom
Zoom Line
(lower limit)
Zoom Line
(upper limit)
Zoom View
(2X magnification)
Normal View (reading the full
depth of the water column)
Press the RIGHT
or LEFT Cursor
key to change
the Zoom
Range.
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Snapshot and Recording View
The Snapshot and Recording View displays the screen snapshots and
recordings that are saved on the optional-purchase SD memory card installed
in the control head. Use this view to review the snapshot and recording file
details, start recording, and adjust the recording settings.
Activate Screen Snapshot: Select Screen Snapshot from the Accessory
Menu Tab, and select On. Also, install an optional-purchase SD memory
card in the control head, and make sure Snapshot and Recording View
is set to Visible on the Views Menu Tab.
Scroll and View: Use the UP and DOWN Cursor keys to scroll through
the saved Screen Snapshots and Recordings. The active file is
highlighted with arrows. Press the RIGHT Cursor key to view the file.
Snapshot and Recording X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once
in this view to open the X-PressMenu. Use the X-PressMenu to
Start Recording, Delete Images, or adjust the Recording and Playback
settings (see Recording and Playback or Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu).
Snapshot and Recording View
Amount of space
used for this
recording
Information Box
Amount of
recording left
to play
Amount of
recording that has
been played
Snapshot
thumbnail
Recording icon
Unavailable icon Recording
mode icons
Arrows indicate the thumbnail or icon selected.
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Screen Snapshots
Screen Snapshots are saved pictures of the view on the screen. The screen
snapshot will include the menus, dialog boxes, warnings, and messages that were
active when the screen snapshot was taken. Saved Screen Snapshots can be
viewed from the Snapshot and Recording View or Chart View.
The Screen Snapshot feature is available when an optional-purchase
SD memory card is installed and Screen Snapshot is On (see Accessory Menu
Tab: Screen Snapshot).
Make a Screen Snapshot:
1. Activate Screen Snapshot and
install an SD memory card.
2. From any view or cursor location
you want to capture, press the
MARK key. The screen will pause
while the image is saved.
A waypoint will also be created at
the boat or active cursor location.
The screen snapshot shares the
same file name (.PNG).
Delete a Screen Snapshot:
1. From the Snapshot and Recording
View, press the UP or DOWN
Cursor keys to scroll through the
saved files and highlight a
snapshot file.
2. Press the Menu key once, and
select Delete Image from the
X-Press™ Menu.
3. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Make a Screen Snapshot
Waypoint saved
at Cursor
Location
Screen Snapshot
Confirmation
File Name
Delete a Screen Snapshot
From Snapshot
and Recording
View, select
Delete Image
from the
X-PressMenu.
NOTE: Navigation is not affected by the Screen Snapshot feature. Also, if
Screen Snapshot is enabled, but a GPS receiver is not connected, pressing the
MARK key will capture the screen image but an error will display that says a
GPS position fix is required to create a waypoint.
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View a saved Screen Snapshot from
Snapshot and Recording View:
1. From the Snapshot and Recording
View, press the UP or DOWN
Cursor keys to scroll through the
saved files and highlight a
snapshot file.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
View a saved Screen Snapshot from
Chart View:
1. In Chart View, use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to move the
active cursor onto a Screen
Snapshot Icon .
When the cursor snaps onto the
Screen Snapshot Icon, a thumbnail
preview of the Screen Snapshot will
be displayed on the screen.
2. Press the INFO key, and select
View Snapshot.
3. Press the EXIT key to return to
Chart View.
Notes about Screen Snapshots:
A border around the full screen indicates that the view is a saved screen
snapshot and not a “live” view.
If you press the INFO key, and the snapshot file connected to the icon
is not saved on the installed SD memory card, the chart information box
will display instead of the screen snapshot.
Use an optional-purchase SD memory card reader connected to a PC to
view the saved screen snapshot data files on your optional-purchase
SD memory card (see humminbird.com for details). You will notice that
a .DAT (or a .TXT) file is created for every .PNG screen snapshot. This
data file is required for viewing the screen snapshots from your control
head, so don’t delete these files.
Snapshot File
Name
Time + Date of
Snapshot
Waypoint
Position
Highlighted
Snapshot File
SD memory card
storage available
View a Screen Snapshot
View a Screen Snapshot in
Chart View
Thumbnail
Preview
(press the INFO
key to view at
full size)
Screen Snapshot
Icon and
Waypoint Name
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Recording and Playback
The Recording feature records active sonar information. When the recording is
played back, the views that were active during the recording are available in
Playback. The Recording and Playback feature is available when an optional-
purchase SD memory card is installed and Screen Snapshot is On (see
Accessory Menu Tab: Screen Snapshot). Saved Recordings can be played
back from the Snapshot and Recording View.
Start recording:
1. From the Snapshot and
Recording View, press the MENU
key once to open the Snapshot
and Recording X-PressMenu.
2. Highlight Start Recording, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key. A
waypoint will also be created at
the boat location, and the
recording shares the same file
name (.SON).
Stop recording:
1. In any view, press the MENU key
once to open the Snapshot and
Recording X-Press™ Menu.
2. Highlight Stop Recording and
press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Start Recording
From Snapshot
and Recording
View, select
Start Recording
from the
X-PressMenu.
Slider Bar
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Notes about Recording:
While recording, press the EXIT key to exit the Snapshot and Recording
X-Press™ Menu and scroll to a different view. Recording will continue.
The slider bar at the bottom of the Snapshot and Recording View shows
the recording progress and remaining space on the SD memory card.
Pings Per Second: For maximum performance, keep the Pings Per
Second setting on Auto
(see Snapshot and Recording X-PressMenu).
Viewing saved Screen Snapshots and Recording Playback are not
available while in recording mode.
Playback a Recording:
1. From the Snapshot and Recording
View, press the UP or DOWN
Cursor keys to scroll through the
saved files and highlight a saved
Recording.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Change Playback Settings:
1. Press the MENU key once to
open the Snapshot and
Recording X-PressMenu.
2. Use the X-PressMenu to
adjust the Sonar Recording’s
Sensitivity, Upper Range, Lower
Range, and the Playback Speed.
See Snapshot and
Recording
X-PressMenu for details.
Stop Playback:
1. Press the MENU key once to
open the Snapshot and
Recording X-Press™ Menu.
2. Highlight Stop Playback, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Recording File
Information
Highlighted
Recording File
Playback a Recording
“Playback”
indicates the
control head is
playing a saved
recording.
Open the
X-PressMenu
to adjust
Playback
settings.
You can also use
Freeze Frame
and mark
waypoints.
Change Playback Settings
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Delete a Recording:
1. From the Snapshot and
Recording View, press the UP or
DOWN Cursor keys to scroll
through the saved files and
highlight a saved Recording.
2. Press the Menu key once, and
select Delete Recording from the
X-Press Menu. Press the
RIGHT Cursor key.
Notes about Playback:
“Playback” will flash periodically on the screen to indicate that the control
head is playing a saved recording and not a “live” view.
Navigation is not affected by the Sonar Recording feature, but any active
navigation is cancelled and thumbnails and icons disappear when
Playback begins or ends.
Playback is paused automatically at the end of the recording.
Freeze Frame: Press the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to pause Playback
and move the Active Cursor to a location on the sonar view. The Cursor
dialog box will show the depth and information for the location you
choose. Press Exit to resume Playback.
Press the MARK key during Playback to save a Screen Snapshot
and/or mark a waypoint in the view or active cursor location you
choose.
From Snapshot
and Recording
View, select
Delete
Recording from
the X-Press
Menu.
Delete a Recording
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Recording Playback
Amount of Time
Already Played
Name of recording
Time and Date
recording started
Position where
recording started
Current Ping Rate
Average Ping Rate
Amount of time
remaining to play
Playback speed icons
Amount of time
remaining to play
Overall length of
recording
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Views
Side Beam View
(with optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer)
Side Beam View displays sonar data from the left and right 455 kHz beams and
the 200 kHz down-looking beam in one view. Side Beam View is only available
if you have connected an optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer
accessory and set Transducer Select to QuadraBeam (see Sonar Menu Tab:
Transducer Select).
NOTE: The QuadraBeam PLUS™ transducer requires a separate purchase.
Bottom View: The sonar information from the side-looking beams
reveals bottom contour, structure, and fish similar to the down-looking
beam, but the area covered is to the left and right, which gives you a
wider view of the bottom.
Distance: The distance covered by the right and left side-looking beams
is controlled by the Depth Range setting for the down-looking beam, up
to a maximum of 160 feet, (see Sonar Menu Tab: Depth Range).
Settings: The Side Beam View can be arranged in any of the following
layouts: Default, Classic, and Slanted. To select a layout, press the
Menu key once to access the Sonar X-Press™ Menu. Scroll down using
the DOWN Cursor key until Quad Layout is highlighted. Then press the
LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to select a layout setting.
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Default Layout
Top: The top portion of the display presents a historical log of sonar
returns from the 200 kHz down-looking sonar beam. New information in
the down beam panel scrolls from right to left.
Bottom: The bottom portion of the display presents a historical log of
sonar returns from the 455 kHz right- and left-looking sonar beams.
New information in the side beam panels scrolls from the center out.
Side Beam View, Default Layout
Depth
Temperature
Left Side
455 kHz
Sonar History
Window
200 kHz Sonar
History Window
Water Surface Line
for 455 kHz Sonar
History Windows
Right Side 455 kHz
Sonar History
Window
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Classic Layout
Top: The top portion of the display presents a historical log of sonar
returns from the 200 kHz down-looking sonar beam. New information in
the down beam panel scrolls from right to left.
Bottom: The bottom portion of the display presents a historical log of
sonar returns from the 455 kHz right- and left-looking sonar beams. New
information appears at the top, and scrolls down the display.
Side Beam View, Classic Layout
Depth
Temperature
Left Side
455 kHz
Sonar History
Window
200 kHz Sonar
History Window
Water Surface Line
for 455 kHz Sonar
History Windows
Right Side 455 kHz
Sonar History
Window
Views
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Slanted Layout
This layout is presented as three slanted panels representing the two 455 kHz
side sonar beams and the 200 kHz down-looking sonar beam. New information
appears on the right and scrolls to the left.
Side Beam View, Slanted Layout
Depth
Speed
Left Side 455 kHz
Sonar History
Window
200 kHz Sonar
History Window
Right Side
455 kHz Sonar
History Window
Views
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WideSide® View
(with optional-purchase WideSide® transducer)
The WideSide® View displays information from the 455 kHz WideSide®
transducer. WideSide® View is only available if you have connected a
WideSid transducer accessory and the Transducer Select setting is set to
WideSid(see Sonar Menu Tab: Transducer Select).
NOTE: The WideSide® transducer requires a separate purchase.
Settings: Left, Right, and Both (Default = Both).
Beam Information: Information from the left and right beams are
displayed simultaneously.
NOTE: A bottom contour may be present while bank fishing or fishing river channels.
When fishing in the open water, a bottom contour will not be present, and only sonar
returns from either debris or fish will be displayed.
WideSide®View
Left Side
View
Bank
Contour
Water
Surface Line
Depth
Right Side View
Open Water
(no bottom contour
visible
on-screen)
Temperature
Views
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Bird’s Eye View
Bird's Eye View shows a 3D perspective view of the track and the chart’s land
contour from a point above and behind the boat (the eye point). As the boat turns,
the eye point moves to follow the boat.
To shift the eye point position so that you can look off to the sides, or
even behind the boat: Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to turn the
eye point right or left. Press the UP Cursor key to move the eye point
forward, and press the DOWN Cursor key to move the eye point
backward.
Press the EXIT key to move the eye point back to its original position
behind and above the boat.
Bird’s Eye View
Depth
Speed of Boat
Land Contour
Boat Icon
Bearing of Boat
with Respect to
True North
Latitude and
Longitude
Position
of Boat
Views
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Chart View
Chart View shows cartography from the built-in UniMap™ or an optional
SD card map for the area surrounding your current position. The current track
(also known as the position history or breadcrumb trail) showing where the
boat has been, along with saved tracks, waypoints, and the current route (when
navigating), are overlaid on the chart.
Shift/Pan: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to shift/pan the chart to
another area.
Zoom: Press the ZOOM (+/-) keys to zoom in and out.
Info: Press the INFO key to get information on the chart objects near the
cursor.
Chart View without Active Cursor, shown with
Optional-Purchase Navionics® Cartography
Depth
Map Scale
Speed of Boat
Water Surface
Temperature
Cartography
Bearing of Boat
with Respect
to True North
Views
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Chart View with Active Cursor, shown with
Optional-Purchase Navionics® Cartography
Depth
Map Scale
Distance to the
Cursor and
Bearing
to Cursor
Cartography
Active Cursor
Bearing of Boat
with Respect
to True North
Latitude and
Longitude
Position
of Cursor
Views
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Chart/Sonar Combo View
Combo View is displayed as a split screen, with Chart View on the left and
Sonar View on the right side of the screen. To change the width of the Sonar
Window, press the MENU key once and select Sonar Window from the
X-Press™ Menu.
Combo View
Depth
Map Scale
Water
Surface
Temperature
Sonar Window
Cartography
Speed of Boat
Bearing of
Boat with
Respect to
True North
Views
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Chart/Down Imaging™ Combo View
(Down Imaging™ models only [788ci HD DI])
Chart/Down Imaging™ Combo View is displayed as a split screen with Chart
View on the left and Down Imaging™ sonar information on the right side of the
view. To change the width of the Down Imaging™ Window, press the MENU
key once and select Sonar Window from the X-Press™ Menu.
Chart/Down Imaging™ Combo View
Lower Depth
Range
Upper Depth
Range
Down
Imaging
Window
Chart
Window
Depth
Digital
Readouts
Views
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Views
Down Imaging™/Sonar Combo View
(Down Imaging™ models only [788ci HD DI])
Down Imaging™/Sonar Combo View shows traditional Sonar information on
the top of the screen and Down Imaging™ sonar information on the bottom.
X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once to access the Down
Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu. You can set the sensitivity of the sonar, the
chart scrolling speed, and the display color palette (see Down
Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu and Sonar X-PressMenu).
Freeze Frame: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key and the
view will freeze and a cursor will appear on both views on the screen.
Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor over a sonar
return, and the depth of the sonar return will be displayed in the cursor
dialog box.
Down Imaging™/Sonar Combo View
Lower Depth
Range
Traditional
Sonar
Window
Depth
Down Imaging
Sonar Window
Upper Depth
Range
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View Orientation
Both Chart and Combo Views allow you to choose the orientation of the view
(see Navigation Menu Tab: Chart Orientation). In both orientations, the view
pans automatically so that the boat is always centered on the display.
North-Up: True North is shown at the top of the display. Objects located
to the north of the boat are drawn above the boat.
Course-Up: The direction of motion of the boat is shown at the top of
the display. Objects ahead of the boat are drawn above the boat.
When the boat is stationary, it is drawn as a circle.
When the boat is in motion, it takes on a boat shape, pointed in the
direction of motion (always up in the Course-Up orientation).
Viewing Cartography
In the Chart or Combo Views there are several cartography-related functions
that you can access using various keys.
Panning: Use the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key to move the chart around
on the display in the direction of the key
being pressed. When you do this, a
bull's eye cursor is drawn at the center
of the screen and is linked to the boat
by a gray line, even if the boat is off
the screen. At the same time, the
temperature and speed boxes in the
lower left corner are replaced with
the distance and bearing from the boat
to the cursor position and the
latitude/longitude coordinates of the
cursor.
Chart View with Cursor Present, shown with
Optional-Purchase Navionics® Cartography
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Views - Viewing Cartography
Zooming: Press the Plus (+) key to Zoom In and the Minus (-) key to Zoom Out to
see the cartography at different magnification levels. The zoom level is indicated
on the left side of the display. If you zoom in beyond the available chart data, the
display will go into Overzoom mode whereby the last available chart data is
amplified to reflect the level selected. If you zoom in so far that no cartography is
available, a lat/long grid will be drawn instead.
Decluttered Waypoints: When two or more waypoints overlap, or are displayed
close together on a chart view, the screen will automatically declutter—
waypoint names will shorten and the waypoint icons will change into small
blue icons.
To view a Decluttered Waypoint at full size, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key
to move the cursor onto a decluttered waypoint icon. When the cursor snaps
onto the icon, the full-size waypoint name and icon will be displayed. You can
also press the ZOOM+ key until you can see the individual waypoints on the
screen.
Chart Info: Use the INFO key to get detailed information about the chart. If the
cursor is active, you will see information about the chart objects located near
the cursor.
If the cursor is not active, the Chart Info
submenu will appear. Use the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key to select the nearest port, the
nearest tide station, or the nearest current
station and see information about any of these
objects.
NOTE: The built-in UniMap™ does not contain any
Port, Tide, or Current information. This information is
only available from optional-purchase SD memory
cards.
Nearest Port: The position and services information for the nearest port to your
present position will be displayed. Press the EXIT key to remove the information
box and the cursor bull’s eye will be centered over the port position. The cursor
information boxes at the bottom of the display will indicate the distance and
bearing to the port from your present position.
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Nearest Tide Station: Tide information for the nearest tide station to your
present position will be displayed. This includes the position of the station and
the times of the high and low tides for today’s date. A tide graph is also
displayed showing the rise and fall of the tides for the 24 hour time period
encompassing the date. You can change the date to look at tide information
before or after the date displayed by pressing the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key
respectively. Press the EXIT key to remove the information box, and the cursor
bull’s eye will be centered over the tide station position. The cursor information
boxes at the bottom of the display indicate the distance and bearing to the tide
station from your present position.
Nearest Current Station: Current information for the nearest current station to
your present position will be displayed. This includes the position of the station
and the current changes for today. Two graphs are also presented that show the
time, direction, and flow speed of the current changes for the 24 hour time
period of today’s date. You can change the date to look at current information
before or after the date displayed by pressing the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key
respectively. Press the EXIT key to remove the information box, and the cursor
bull’s eye will be centered over the current station position. The cursor
information boxes at the bottom of the display will indicate the distance and
bearing to the current station from your present position.
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Introduction to Navigation
Use your 700 Series™ Fishing System to mark waypoints at areas of interest
and to navigate to those waypoints via a savable route. A route represents the
shortest intended distance between waypoints. You can also view and save
tracks, which represent the actual path of the boat.
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Waypoints are stored positions that allow you to mark areas of interest or
navigation points. Your Fishing System can store up to 3000 waypoints.
Routes link two or more waypoints together to create a path for navigation and
are used in trip planning. You can link individual waypoints together by using the
GOTO key. A route represents your intended navigation and shows the shortest
path from each waypoint to the next. As you travel a route, staying on the route
line is the most efficient way to get to your destination, although you should
always look out for obstacles not shown on the chart. Your 700 Series™ Fishing
System can store up to 50 routes that can each contain up to 50 waypoints.
Tracks consist of detailed position history and are displayed as a breadcrumb
trail of trackpoints. The Current Track shows the position history since the unit
was powered up (maximum of 20,000 trackpoints displayed). You can clear the
Current Track or save it at any time. Your 700 Series™ Fishing System can store
up to 50 saved tracks, each containing 20,000 trackpoints. The current track
represents your actual path so far.
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NOTE: When two or more waypoints overlap, or are displayed close together on a
chart view, the screen will automatically declutter—waypoint names will shorten
and the waypoint icons will change into small blue icons.
To view a Decluttered Waypoint at full size, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to
move the cursor onto a decluttered waypoint icon. When the cursor snaps onto the
icon, the full-size waypoint name and icon will be displayed. You can also press the
ZOOM+ key until you can see the individual waypoints on the screen.
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Route
BRG: Bearing to
Waypoint
XTE: Cross Track
Error. Distance
of Boat from
Route
Bearing of Boat
with Respect to
True North
Depth
Decluttered
Waypoints
Track
Waypoint
DTG:
Distance to
Go to
Waypoint
Water
Surface
Temperature
Speed of Boat
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Save, Edit, or Delete a Waypoint
Save your current position as a waypoint: On any view, press the MARK key to
save the current position of the boat as a waypoint.
Save the cursor position as a waypoint: On the Chart or Combo View, use the 4-
WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to the position you want to save as a
waypoint. Then press the MARK key to save the position as a waypoint.
Save a position from the sonar history: On any Sonar View or Down Imaging™
View, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a feature in the
sonar history (also called the Sonar Saver feature). Press the MARK key to create
a waypoint at the location where that sonar reading was taken. The new waypoint
will also record the depth at that location.
Display the Waypoints Submenu: From any view, press the MENU key twice to
display the Main Menu, then use the RIGHT Cursor key to select the Navigation
tab. Select Waypoints, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the Waypoints
submenu.
NOTE: When you save a waypoint by any of these methods, a numerical
waypoint name is automatically assigned. You can edit the waypoint
information later to give it a different name and select an icon to represent it
(see Program or Edit the waypoint fields).
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Program a specific position as a waypoint: To create a waypoint that is NOT
your current position, from the Waypoints submenu select Create, and press
the RIGHT Cursor key. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to program a waypoint
name, latitude, longitude, and icon before selecting Save.
Edit a waypoint: From the Waypoints submenu, select Edit and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved waypoints list. Select the waypoint you
want to edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key
to edit a waypoint name, latitude, longitude, and icon before selecting Save.
To make it easier to select a waypoint to edit, select Sort By and press the
RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select a sort order:
Name shows the waypoints alphabetically.
Time shows the most recently-created waypoint first.
Distance shows the closest waypoint first.
Delete a waypoint: From the Waypoints submenu, select Delete, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved waypoints list. Select the waypoint you
want to delete, then press the RIGHT Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm
deletion before the waypoint is permanently deleted.
Program or Edit the waypoint fields: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to
move from field to field, and the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to change values
once you are in a field.
In the Waypoint Name, Latitude, and Longitude fields, press the UP or DOWN
Cursor keys to change the letter or number. All upper and lower case letters are
available, as well as digits 0-9 and some punctuation characters.
In the Waypoint Icon field, press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to change the
icon used to represent the waypoint on the Combo and Chart Views. You can
exit these fields with the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys or by pressing the EXIT key.
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Navigate to a Waypoint or Position
Navigate to the cursor position: From the Chart or Combo View, use the
4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the cursor to a position or waypoint on the
display. Press the GOTO key. Navigation will begin immediately.
Navigate to a specified waypoint: Press the GOTO key. Press the DOWN Cursor
key to highlight a waypoint from the saved waypoints list, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to start navigation.
NOTE: By repeating the previous instructions, you can add more waypoints to create
a longer multi-segment route.
Skipping a waypoint: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Skip Next
Waypoint, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. If there is not another waypoint to
skip to, navigation will be cancelled.
Cancel navigation: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Cancel
Navigation, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Canceling navigation removes the
route and any waypoints created using the GOTO key, but it does not remove
any saved routes from memory. You will be prompted to save the current route
when you cancel navigation.
NOTE: When two or more waypoints overlap, or are displayed close together on a
chart view, the screen will automatically declutter—waypoint names will shorten
and the waypoint icons will change into small blue icons.
To view a Decluttered Waypoint at full size, use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to
move the cursor onto a decluttered waypoint icon. When the cursor snaps onto the
icon, the full-size waypoint name and icon will be displayed. You can also press the
ZOOM+ key until you can see the individual waypoints on the screen.
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Add a Waypoint Target or Trolling Grid
The Waypoint Target shows a target consisting of concentric circles in various
distance ranges centered on the waypoint you choose. The Trolling Grid shows
various distance ranges in grid format from the waypoint you choose. The
trolling grid can be used as a guide when trolling around a waypoint.
Add a Waypoint Target: From the
Waypoints submenu, select Target, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the
saved waypoints list. Select a waypoint
and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
Add a Trolling Grid: From the Waypoints
submenu, select Grid, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved
waypoints list. Select a waypoint and
press the RIGHT Cursor key. The grid can
also be rotated to any heading by
adjusting the Grid Rotation setting on the
Navigation Main Menu.
Remove Target or Trolling Grid: Press
the MENU key once, and choose Remove
Target or Remove Grid from the
Navigation X-Press™ Menu, and press
the RIGHT Cursor key.
NOTE: Only one waypoint can have either a target or a grid applied to it at one time.
If you apply a target or a grid to a new waypoint, the original waypoint will lose its
target or grid.
NOTE: The spacing of the rings on the waypoint target and the spacing of the grid lines
on the trolling grid are the same as the length of the scale bar on the left edge of the
display. Zooming in or out will decrease or increase the spacing, respectively.
Chart View with Grid
Trolling
Grid
Chart View with Target
Waypoint
Target
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Save, Edit, or Delete a Route
Save the current route: While you are navigating, the current route can be
saved. From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Save Current Route, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key. Navigation will continue.
Create a route: From the Routes submenu, select Create and press the RIGHT
Cursor key. A Route Edit dialog box will be displayed with an empty route. You
can name the route, add waypoints to the route from the saved waypoints list,
and order the waypoints in the route using the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to
move between fields.
Edit a saved route: From the Routes submenu, select Edit and press the RIGHT
Cursor key. A Route Edit screen will be displayed. Select the route you want to
edit and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Re-name the route or change, delete, or
re-order the waypoints used in the route.
Edit waypoint order in a route: From the Route Edit dialog box, highlight a
waypoint in the In Route list, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to access the
Waypoint In Route submenu. From this submenu, you can move the waypoint
up or down in the route order or delete it from the list.
Delete a saved route: From the Routes submenu, select Delete and press the
RIGHT Cursor key. Select the route you want to delete and press the RIGHT
Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm your choice by pressing the RIGHT
Cursor key again before the route is deleted.
Travel a saved route: From the Routes submenu, select Travel, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key. The saved routes list will appear. Select the route you want to
travel, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to make this route the current route and
begin navigation. You may also travel the route in forward or reverse order by
changing the Direction setting in the saved routes list.
Display the Routes submenu: From any view, press the MENU key twice to
display the Main Menu, then press the RIGHT Cursor key to select the
Navigation tab. Press the DOWN Cursor key until Routes is highlighted, and
press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the Routes submenu.
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Route Info: From the Routes submenu, select Info, and press the RIGHT Cursor
key. The saved routes list will appear. Select a route, and press the RIGHT
Cursor key. The following information will be displayed for the route you select:
The waypoints in the route, with the distance and bearing from each waypoint
to the next, as well as the distance and bearing from the current position to the
first waypoint in the route.
Save or Clear a Current Track
Save the current track: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Save
Current Track, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The track will remain on the
display but will change from black to gray. To remove the track completely from
the display, see Edit, Delete, or Hide Saved Tracks.
NOTE: When you save a track, a name is automatically assigned. The track name
consists of a date/time stamp, but can be re-named later (see Edit, Delete, or Hide
Saved Tracks).
Clear the current track: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Clear
Current Track, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The track will be removed from
the display and permanently deleted.
Edit, Delete, or Hide Saved Tracks
Display the Saved Tracks Submenu: From any view, press the MENU key twice
to display the Main Menu, then press the RIGHT Cursor key to select the
Navigation tab. Select Saved Tracks, and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display
the Saved Tracks submenu.
Edit a saved track: From the Saved Tracks submenu, select Edit, and press the
RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved tracks list. Select the track you want to edit
and press the RIGHT Cursor key.
When the Edit Track dialog box appears, use the Cursor keys to move between
fields. In the Name field, the UP or DOWN Cursor keys change the letter or
number. All upper and lower case letters are available, as well as digits 0-9 and
some punctuation characters. You can exit the Name field with the LEFT or
RIGHT Cursor keys or by pressing the EXIT key. Select Save and press the RIGHT
Cursor key to save your changes.
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Delete a saved track: From the Saved Tracks submenu, select Delete, and press
the RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved tracks list. Select the track you want
to delete and press the RIGHT Cursor key. You will be asked to confirm deletion
before the track is permanently deleted.
Hide or display a saved track: From the Saved Tracks submenu, select Visibility,
and press the RIGHT Cursor key to display the saved tracks list. Select the track
you want to hide or display and press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to select
Hidden or Visible. Press the EXIT key to return to the Saved Tracks submenu.
Man Overboard (MOB) Navigation
As soon as you know that you have a man overboard (MOB), you should
activate MOB navigation to maximize the chances for a successful rescue. MOB
navigation allows you to create an MOB waypoint to locate the point at which
your man went overboard and the relation of the boat to that point.
Activate MOB navigation: Press and hold the GOTO key for more than 1.5
seconds to activate the Man Overboard (MOB) function.
When MOB is activated, a MOB waypoint is created at the boat's current
position, regardless of whether the chart cursor is active or not. The MOB
waypoint has a large, distinctive icon. Once MOB is activated, any current
navigation will be cancelled and the current route will be discarded without
user notification. MOB navigation will begin immediately, and the MOB View
will show the following:
The view will switch to the Chart View, and the elapsed time since MOB
was activated will be displayed.
A line will be drawn from the boat's current position to the MOB
waypoint, and the MOB waypoint will be targeted.
The latitude/longitude position of the MOB waypoint will be displayed
in an additional information box.
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Cancel MOB navigation: From the Navigation X-Press™ Menu, select Cancel
MOB, and press the RIGHT Cursor key. Canceling MOB navigation removes the
route and any waypoints created using the GOTO key but does not remove any
saved routes from memory.
MOB Navigation
Target surrounding
MOB waypoint
MOB waypoint
Map Scale
DTG - Distance
to waypoint
Position where
man fell overboard
Elapsed time since
MOB was activated
Boat’s current
position
BRG - Bearing to
waypoint
XTE: Cross Track
Error. Distance
of Boat from Route
Latitude and
Longitude
Position of Cursor
Bearing of boat
relative to true north
It is not possible to re-activate MOB or modify the current route without first
canceling MOB navigation. The Off Course trigger is also disabled and the
Off Course Alarm circle is not drawn. Any press of the GOTO key, or selection
of a GOTO menu option, will cause an error beep and a short message will
be displayed that will disappear after 2 seconds.
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What’s on the Control Head
What’s on the Control Head
Your 700 Seriesinterface is easy to use. A combination of keys and special
features allows you to control what you see on the display. Refer to the
following illustration, and see Key Functions for more information.
*Your control head will have one of the INFO keys shown here . Both
keys function in the same way.
Screen MENU key
17
MARK key
8
INFO key
EXIT key
2
9
GOTO key
10
34
5
6
7
8
9
10
1
VIEW PRESET keys
11
POWER/LIGHT key
12
VIEW key
ZOOM (-) key
3
5
4-WAY Cursor Control key
(LEFT, RIGHT, UP, or DOWN Cursor keys)
6
MMC/SD Card slot cover
13
ZOOM (+) key
4
2
11
12
13
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Key Functions
Your Fishing System user interface consists of a set of easy-to-use keys that
work with various on-screen views and menus to give you flexibility and control
over your fishing experience.
POWER/LIGHT Key
The POWER/LIGHT key is used to power the Fishing System on
and off. You can also use the POWER/LIGHT key to adjust the
backlight and contrast of the display.
Power On: Press the POWER/LIGHT key to power the unit on. When the Title
screen is displayed, press the MENU key to access the Start-Up Options Menu.
Power Off: Press and hold the POWER/LIGHT key for 3 seconds. A message will
appear to indicate how many seconds there are until shutdown occurs. To
ensure that shutdown occurs properly and any menu settings will be saved,
your Fishing System should always be turned off using the POWER/LIGHT key.
Adjust the Backlight or the Display Background
Color: Press the POWER/LIGHT key to access the
Light and Background submenu. Use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to select Light or Background,
and then use the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor key to
change the settings. Press EXIT to exit the Light
and Background submenu.
VIEW Key
The VIEW key is used to cycle through all available views. Press the
VIEW key to advance to the next view. Repeatedly pressing VIEW
cycles through all views available. Views can be hidden to optimize the system to
your fishing requirements (see Views or Views Menu Tab).
NOTE: Press the EXIT key to cycle through the views in reverse order.
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ZOOM (+/-) Key
The Zoom (+/-) key has multiple functions, depending on
the situation:
In any of the Navigation Views or the Sonar Zoom View, press the
+/-Zoom key to change the scale of the view to appear closer or farther
away.
In the Circular Flasher View (Ice Fishing Mode: On), press the +Zoom
key to display a 2x magnified view of the selected area on the Flasher
dial. See Views: Circular Flasher View for more information.
Down Imaging™ View: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the
active cursor to a position on the screen. Press the + ZOOM key to
magnify your selection. Press the -Zoom key to decrease the scale.
NOTE: The cursor must be active for the zoom feature to work in the Down Imaging™
View.
4-WAY Cursor Control Key
(LEFT, RIGHT, UP, or DOWN Cursor keys)
The 4-Way Cursor Control key has multiple functions, depending
on the view, menu, or situation.
Menu Selection: Press the DOWN or UP Cursor keys to highlight a
menu option, then press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to change a
menu setting.
NOTE: Menu settings are implemented and saved immediately - no further action is
required.
Freeze Frame: In Sonar View and Down Imaging™ View, press any
arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to freeze the display and move
the active cursor to a location on the screen. A cursor dialog box will
display to show the depth of the location you choose.
Active Cursor: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key, and
the active cursor will appear on the screen.
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Chart Views: Press any arrow on the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to pan
the chart and highlight decluttered waypoint icons.
Bird’s Eye View: The 4-WAY Cursor Control key controls the motion of
the eye point.
Snapshot and Recording View: Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to
highlight a recording icon, and then press the RIGHT Cursor key to start
recording playback. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to control the
speed of playback.
Circular Flasher View (Ice Fishing Mode: On): Press the UP or DOWN
Cursor keys to move the Depth Cursor. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor
keys to adjust the Zoom Range (see Views: Circular Flasher View).
INFO Key
Press the INFO key while in Bird's Eye, Chart, or Combo View
to display information about objects that are near an active
cursor. If the cursor is not active, the Chart Info submenu will
be displayed. See Views: Viewing Cartography for more
information.
NOTE: Your control head will have one of the keys shown here. Both keys function in
the same way.
NOTE: In either Freeze Frame or Active Cursor mode, you can also make the cursor
move diagonally by pressing in between two of the arrows on the 4-WAY Cursor
Control key.
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Key Functions
MENU Key
The MENU key is used to access the menu system. See The
Menu System for more information.
Start-Up Options Menu: Press the MENU key during the power up
sequence to view the Start-Up Options menu.
X-Press™ Menu: Press the MENU key once in any view to access the
X-Press™ Menu, which provides frequently-used menu settings that
correspond with the current view or navigation mode.
Main Menu: Press the MENU key twice in any view to access the Main
Menu, which is organized under tabbed headings to help you find a
specific menu item quickly.
MARK Key
Press the MARK key while in any view to mark the position of a
waypoint. The MARK key function works if you have the GPS
receiver connected.
Active Cursor: The waypoint will be marked at the cursor location.
Without Active Cursor: The waypoint will be marked at the boat
location.
If Screen Snapshot is active, a waypoint will be created, and a screen
snapshot will also be saved to the optional-purchase SD memory card
(see Views: Snapshot and Recording View). Navigation is not affected
by the Screen Snapshot feature.
NOTE: If Screen Snapshot is enabled but there is not a GPS receiver connected,
pressing the MARK key will capture the screen image and display an error saying that
a GPS position fix is required to create a waypoint.
NOTE: You must have an optional-purchase SD memory card installed for the screen
snapshot feature to work.
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GOTO Key
The GOTO key has multiple functions, depending on the situation:
If the Cursor is active, press the GOTO key while in any view to create
a waypoint and start navigation towards that waypoint.
If the Cursor is not active, press the GOTO key to display the saved
waypoints list, and then highlight a waypoint. Press the RIGHT Cursor
key to begin navigation.
Man Overboard: Press and hold the GOTO key for more than 1.5
seconds to activate the Man Overboard (MOB) function. Once MOB is
activated, any current navigation will be cancelled and the current route
will be discarded without notification (see Man Overboard (MOB)
Navigation).
VIEW PRESET Keys
The VIEW PRESET keys are used to save your three favorite views
for quick retrieval. Instead of using the VIEW key to cycle through
all the views to find the one you want, you can program the VIEW PRESET keys
to display a specific view immediately. See Views for more information.
EXIT Key
The EXIT key has multiple functions, depending on the situation:
If an alarm is sounding, press the EXIT key to cancel the alarm.
If a menu tab is selected, press the EXIT key to exit the menu mode and
return to the view.
If a menu is active, press the EXIT key to return to the previous level in the
menu system.
From any view, press the EXIT key to cycle through the available views in
reverse order.
If Freeze Frame is active, press the EXIT key to return to a scrolling display.
If the Cursor is active, press the EXIT key to remove the cursor from the
display.
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SD Memory Card Slots
The SD memory card slots on your control head
can be used with SD memory cards (optional-
purchase required) to add detailed charts to
your Fishing System, update software, or export
navigation data from your Fishing System.
To insert an MMC/SD card:
1. Remove the MMC/SD slot cover.
2. Position the MMC/SD card so that the label faces the right side of the
unit, and insert the card into the slot. Press down on the card until it
clicks into place.
3. Close the slot cover and turn the knob just 1/4 of a turn to close. Do
NOT over-tighten, as this will not improve water resistance and may
damage the cover.
To remove an MMC/SD card:
1. Remove the MMC/SD slot cover.
2. Press the MMC/SD card into the slot and then release. The card will
eject from the slot.
Inserting an MMC/SD
into the Card Slot
NOTE: The SD Memory Cards require a separate purchase. For more information,
visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center
at 1-800-633-1468.
SD Memory Card Slots
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Add Maps to Your Fishing System
Your Fishing System includes a built-in Contour XD™ or UniMap™ with a more
detailed map of North America (Domestic models) or a detailed map of Europe
and Southeast Asia, including Australia and New Zealand (International
models).
You can also purchase SD memory cards with additional chart information for a
particular location. When you install the SD memory card in your control head,
your 700 Series Fishing System will retrieve that chart and display it
automatically.
Auto Select: When you install the SD card in your control head, your
Fishing System will retrieve the chart and display it automatically.
Chart Select: You can also choose which chart to display with the Chart
Select menu option in the Chart Menu Tab. Choose Right (card slot) or
Left (card slot) to select the SD card you’d like to use (see Chart Menu
Tab: Chart Select).
Map Borders: Use the 4-WAY Cursor Control key to move the active
cursor within a map border, and press the ZOOM + key to view the
different map (see Chart Menu Tab: Map Borders).
Menu Options: The Chart Menu Tab will change to display menu
options that correspond with the active chart (see Chart Menu Tab).
NOTE: The SD memory cards require a separate purchase. Your 700 Series
Fishing System supports LakeMaster®, Navionics® Gold, HotMaps™ and
HotMaps™ Premium on SD card media. Your 700 SeriesFishing System does
NOT support Navionics® Classic Charts or Platinum™ Cartography.
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SD Memory Card Slots
Export Navigation Data
You can export all saved Tracks, Waypoints, and Routes from your Fishing
System to an optional-purchase SD memory card.
To Export All Navigation Data:
1. Make sure that an optional-purchase SD memory card is installed in the
slot.
2. Press the MENU key twice to access the Main Menu, then press the
RIGHT Cursor key until the Navigation tab is selected.
3. Highlight Export All Nav Data and press the RIGHT Cursor key. The
Confirm dialog box will appear. To confirm export, press the RIGHT
Cursor key once more. To cancel export, press the LEFT Cursor key.
NOTE: If an SD memory card is not installed, an error message will be displayed. Insert
the SD memory card and try again.
NOTE: The SD memory cards and USB Memory Card Reader require separate
purchases. The USB Memory Card Reader accessory can be used in conjunction with
your personal computer to view and organize your exported navigation data. To
purchase this accessory, visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact our
Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
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Update Software
Set up an online account at humminbird.com so that you will receive the latest
Humminbird® news and software upgrades for your Fishing System. You can
also download HumminbirdPC™ from your account, which allows you to
manage your waypoints, routes, and tracks on your personal computer.
Required Equipment: Personal computer with Internet access, a formatted SD
memory card, and an SD Memory Card Reader.
NOTE: See also Start-Up Options Menu: PC Connect.
To update the control head software:
1. Install a formatted SD memory card into the card reader connected to
your PC.
2. Register your Fishing System: Log on to humminbird.com. Click My
Account. Set up a new account.
3. Download: From My Account\My Profile\My Equipment, click the file
name of the latest software update [unit name (version #)].
• Read the instructions in the dialog box and click Download.
• Follow the prompts to save the software file directly to the SD Card.
4. Install the SD card with the updated software file into the control head
card slot.
5. Power on your Fishing System. The control head will recognize the new
software and run through a series of prompts to confirm software
installation.
NOTE: To purchase the USB Memory Card Reader (AS CR) visit our Web site at
humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
Our Customer Resource Center will also assist you with any questions you might
have about updating your Humminbird® Fishing System.
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Accessory Bus
Accessory Bus
Use the Accessory Bus to expand the functionality of your Fishing System.
Accessories plug directly into the Fishing System, enabling Advanced features
such as WeatherSense® and the SmartCast® Wireless Sonar Link. Additional
tabs and menu options will be added to the menu system automatically when
an accessory is plugged into the unit. In addition, multiple accessories can be
attached simultaneously. See Accessories Menu Tab and 700 Series™ Fishing
System Accessories in this manual, as well as your accessory's Operations
Manual for additional details.
NOTE: Accessories to enable WeatherSense® and the SmartCast® Wireless Sonar Link
require separate purchases. You can visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact
our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 for additional details.
NOTE: See your installation guide for details.
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The Menu System
The Menu System is divided into easy-to-use menu modules. The main
components of the menu system are as follows:
Start-Up Options Menu: Press the MENU key during the power on
sequence to view the Start-Up Options Menu. From the Start-Up
Options Menu, you can choose the following Fishing System Modes:
Normal, Simulator, System Status, and PC Connect.
X-PressMenu: The X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut to the most
frequently-used settings, and the options on the X-Press™ Menu
correspond with the current view.
Main Menu: The Main Menu is a standard set of menu settings which
are organized under the following tabbed headings: Alarms, Sonar,
Navigation, Chart, Setup, Views, and Accessories.
NOTE: The X-Press™ Menu(s) and the Main Menu options can also be expanded or
simplified by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal (see Main Menu: User
Mode).
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Start-Up Options Menu
Start-Up Options Menu
Press the MENU key during the power on sequence to view the Start-Up
Options Menu, and select one of the modes described on the following pages.
Also, see Power on the Unit for additional information.
Normal
Use Normal for on-the-water operation with a transducer connected. If a
functioning transducer is connected, Normal operation will be selected
automatically at power up, and your Fishing System can be used on the water.
To exit Normal operation, power off your Fishing System.
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Simulator
Use Simulator to learn how to use your Fishing System before taking your boat on
the water. The Simulator is a very powerful tool that provides a randomly-updated
display which simulates on the water operation.
We recommend going through this
manual while using the Simulator,
since all of the menus function and
affect the display in the same way as
they would in Normal operation. Any
menu changes you make will be saved
for later use.
NOTE: It is important to select Simulator
manually from the Start-Up Options Menu as
opposed to letting the Fishing System enter
Simulator automatically (as it will if a
transducer is not connected and you do
nothing during power up).
A message will appear often on the display to indicate Simulator mode.
To exit Simulator, power off your Fishing System.
System Status
Use System Status to view system connections and to conduct a unit self-test.
After you select System Status from the Start-Up Options Menu, press the
VIEW key to display the following options:
• Self Test
• Accessory Test
• GPS Diagnostic View
To exit System Status, power off your Fishing System.
Simulator
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Start-Up Options Menu
Self Test displays results from the
internal diagnostic self test, including
unit serial number, Printed Circuit
Board (PCB) serial number, software
revision, total hours of operation, and
the input voltage.
Accessory Test lists the accessories
connected to the system.
NOTE: The speed accessory will be detected
only if the paddlewheel has moved since your
Fishing System was powered up.
Self Test Screen
Accessory Test
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GPS Diagnostic View shows a sky chart and numerical data from the GPS
receiver. The sky chart shows the location of each visible GPS satellite with its
satellite number and a signal strength bar. A dark gray bar indicates that the
satellite is being used to determine your current position. A light gray bar
indicates that the satellite is being monitored, but is not yet being used.
This view also reports the current position, local time and date, and other
numeric information. The current GPS Fix Type is reported as No Fix, 2D Fix, 3D
Fix, or Enhanced. An Enhanced fix has been augmented using information from
WAAS, EGNOS, or MSAS. A 3D or Enhanced Fix is required for navigation.
HDOP (the Horizontal Dilution of Precision) is a GPS system parameter which
depends on the current satellite configuration. HDOP is used to calculate the
Estimated Position Error.
GPS Diagnostic View
Satellite
Being Used
Current Latitude
and Longitude
Sky Chart
Satellite Being
Monitored
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PC Connect and Software Updates
(with optional-purchase PC Connect cable only)
Use PC Connect to update the software of the Fishing System control head.
See the Humminbird® Web site for information and computer requirements at
humminbird.com or call 1-800-633-1468.
Supplies: In addition to your Fishing System and personal computer with
Internet access, you will need the PC Connect Cable (AS PC2).
NOTE: See also Start-Up Options Menu: PC Connect.
Updating Software requires the following top-level steps:
1. Log on to humminbird.com
Register your Fishing System.
Download HumminbirdPC™ to your computer.
2. Once you have registered your Fishing System, you can access
software downloads from your online profile.
3. PC Connect Cable:Follow the instructions included with the PC
Connect Cable to connect your Fishing System to your computer.
NOTE: The PC Connect cable requires a separate purchase. For more information,
visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact our Customer Resource Center
at 1-800-633-1468.
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X-Press™ Menu
The X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut to your
most frequently-used settings. The options
provided on the X-Press™ Menu correspond
with the current view. For example, if you are in
a Sonar View and press the MENU key once, the
Sonar X-Press™ Menu will display.
To use an X-Press™ Menu:
1. In any view, press the MENU key once to open the X-PressMenu.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Cursor keys to highlight an X-Press™ Menu
option, then press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to change the menu
setting.
NOTE: The X-Press™ Menu will collapse temporarily and the screen will update if it is
affected by your menu setting change, which allows you to see the effects of your
change immediately.
3. Reactivate the X-Press™ Menu by pressing the UP or DOWN Cursor
keys.
Total Screen Update - When you change any menu settings that affect the
current view, the view will update immediately (i.e. you don’t have to exit the
menu to apply the change to the screen).
X-Press™ Menu
Menu options can be simplified or expanded by setting the User Mode to
Normal or Advanced. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
X-Press™ Menu
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Main Menu
The Main Menu provides the standard set of
menu options, including the settings that are
changed less frequently. The Main Menu is
organized under the following tabs to help you
find a specific menu item quickly: Alarms,
Sonar, Navigation, Chart, Setup, Views, and
Accessories.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified by
setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
To use the Main Menu:
1. In any view, press the MENU key twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys to highlight a menu tab.
3. Press the DOWN or UP Cursor keys to select a specific menu option
under that tab.
4. Press the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys again to change a menu setting.
A down arrow at the bottom of a menu means that you can scroll to
additional menu options using the DOWN Cursor key.
A right or left arrow on a menu option means that you can use the RIGHT
or LEFT Cursor keys to make changes or to see more information.
Press the EXIT key to move quickly to the top of the tab.
Main Menu, Normal User Mode
Total Screen Update - When you change any menu settings that affect the
current view, the view will update immediately (i.e. you don’t have to exit the
menu to apply the change to the screen).
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Quick Tips for the Main Menu
From any menu option on a menu tab, press the EXIT key to jump directly
to the top of the tab.
From the bottom of a menu tab, press the DOWN key to jump directly to
the top of the tab.
From the top of a menu tab, press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to scroll
to the next tab. You can also jump to the beginning or end of the tab
rotation by repeatedly pressing the RIGHT or LEFT Cursor keys.
If there is a down arrow at the bottom of a menu tab, press the DOWN
Cursor key to scroll to additional menu options.
If there is a right or left arrow on a menu option, press the RIGHT or LEFT
Cursor keys to make setting changes or see more information.
If you press the MENU key or EXIT key to leave the Main Menu and then
return to the Main Menu at a later time, the menu will open to the same
tab as the last time the Main Menu was displayed.
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Note for all Menu Settings
The settings in all menus are adjusted in the same way. Simply use the 4-WAY
Cursor Control key to highlight a menu option, and then change the settings or
activate the option (see Main Menu or X-PressMenu).
Below is an example of how the menu options are described in this manual.
Each description shows the menu option appearance, the available settings,
and the specific control head settings required (i.e. advanced user mode,
international only, view, navigation, or accesssory).
Menu Option Name
Available Menu
Settings
and Default
Setting Description
Menu Option as it
appears on the screen
Setup User Mode
and other control
head requirements
Main Menu
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User Mode (Normal or Advanced)
Menu options can be simplified or expanded by setting your Fishing System User
Mode to Normal or Advanced.
Normal Mode is the default setting when you first power on your 700 Series
Fishing System. Normal mode is provided for users who want greater simplicity and
fewer menu choices.
Advanced Mode is provided for users who want the highest level of control over
the Fishing System. Several menu settings are added to the Main Menu when the
User Mode is changed to Advanced.
To change the User Mode setting:
1. Press the MENU key twice to access the Main Menu.
2. Press the RIGHT Cursor key until the Setup tab is selected.
3. Press the DOWN Cursor key to highlight User Mode on the Setup main
menu.
4. Press the LEFT or RIGHT Cursor keys to change the User Mode setting.
(Normal, Advanced, Default = Normal)
NOTE: Any changes made while in Advanced Mode will remain in effect after you
switch back to Normal Mode.
For example, the Select Readouts menu option is available when the User Mode is set
to Advanced. If you change the Select Readouts settings while operating in Advanced
User mode, the Select Readouts you choose will continue to display on the screen even
if you switch back to Normal User Mode.
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Main Menu
788ci HD DI
Sonar Tab, Normal Mode
788ci HD DI
Sonar Tab, Advanced Mode
Sonar X-Press™ Menu
(Sonar Views only)
The Sonar X-Press™ Menu provides a shortcut
to your most frequently-used settings. Press the
MENU key once while in any of the Sonar Views
to access the Sonar X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the Fishing System User Mode to Advanced
or Normal. See Main Menu: User Mode for details.
NOTE: Also, see Sonar Menu Tab: Transducer
Select.
Sonar X-PressMenu
(shown with optional-purchase
transducer menu options)
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Side
(WideSide® transducer: WideSide® View only)
Settings: Left, Both, Right; Default = Both
Side sets which transducer beam from the WideSide® Transducer will be
shown in the WideSide® View.
The Side menu option is available when a WideSide® transducer is connected
to the Fishing System and Transducer Select is set to WideSide® (see Sonar
Menu Tab: Transducer Select). This option can only be accessed from the
Sonar X-Press™ menu in the WideSide® view.
NOTE: The Side setting requires the purchase of the WideSide® transducer. Visit our
Web site at humminbird.com to order this accessory online or contact our Customer
Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
Sensitivity
Settings: Low = 1, High = 20; Default = 10
Sensitivity controls how much detail is shown on the display and will adjust
the sensitivity of all sonar frequencies.
When operating in very clear water or greater depths, increase the sensitivity
to see weaker returns that may be of interest. If the sensitivity is adjusted too
high, the display may become too cluttered.
Decrease the sensitivity to eliminate the clutter from the display that is
sometimes present in murky or muddy water. If Sensitivity is adjusted too low,
the display may not show many sonar returns that could be fish.
NOTE: The Sensitivity setting is a global setting and will adjust the sensitivity of all
sonar frequencies.
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Upper Range
(Advanced: Sonar, Split Sonar, Circular Flasher,
and Big Digits Views only)
Settings: 0 to 1490 ft or 0 to 497 m [International Models
only]; Default = 0
Upper Range sets the shallowest depth range that will be displayed on the Sonar,
Split Sonar, Circular Flasher, and Big Digits Views. Upper Range is often used with
Lower Range.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.
Sensitivity at Low Sensitivity at Medium Sensitivity at High
For example, if you are only interested in the area between 20 and 50 feet deep,
you should set the Upper Depth Range to 20 and the Lower Depth Range to 50.
The Sonar View will then show the 30 foot area between 20 and 50 and will not
show the surface or the bottom (assuming the bottom is deeper than 50 feet).
Greater detail will be shown for the area between 20 and 50 feet.
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Lower Range
Settings: AUTO, 10 to 1500 ft, 3 to 500 m [International
Models only]; Default = AUTO
Lower Range sets the deepest depth range that will be displayed by the unit.
Auto: The Lower Range will be adjusted by the unit to follow the bottom
automatically. Auto is the default setting.
Manual: You can adjust the Lower Range to lock the unit on a particular depth.
“M” will be displayed in the lower right corner of the screen to indicate the unit
is in Manual mode. Adjust the Upper and Lower Range together to view a
specific depth range, especially when looking for fish or bottom structure.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.
Side Beam Range
(WideSide® transducer: WideSide® View only)
Settings: 6 to 160 ft, 2 to 50 m [International Models only];
Default = 160 ft
Side Beam Range sets the deepest range that will be displayed in the
WideSide® View. The range must be set manually to keep the bottom visible on
the display. If the Side Beam Range is set too deep for current depth conditions,
the sonar information will become compressed on the display and valuable
detail will be lost.
The Side Beam Range option is available when a WideSide® transducer is
connected to the Fishing System and Transducer Select is set to WideSide® (see
Sonar Menu Tab: Transducer Select). This option can only be accessed from the
Sonar X-Press™ Menu in the WideSide® View.
For example, if you are fishing in 60 feet of water but are only interested in the
first 30 feet (surface to a depth of 30 feet), you should set the Lower Depth
Range limit to 30. The display will show the 0 to 30 foot range, which allows you
to see a more detailed view than you would see if the display went all the way
to the bottom.
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NOTE: The Side Beam Range requires the purchase of the WideSide® transducer. You
can visit our Web site at humminbird.com to order this accessory online or contact our
Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468.
Chart Speed
Settings: 1-9, Ultra, where 1 = Slow, 9 = Fast, Ultra =
Fastest; Default = 5
Chart Speed determines the speed at which the sonar information moves across
the display, and consequently the amount of detail shown.
A faster speed shows more information and is preferred by most anglers;
however, the sonar information moves across the display quickly. A slower speed
keeps the information on the display longer, but the bottom and fish details
become compressed and may be difficult to interpret. Regardless of the Chart
Speed setting, the RTS Windowwill update at the maximum rate possible for
the depth conditions. Adjust Chart Speed to your personal preference.
Quad Layout
(with Optional-Purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™
Transducer, Side Beam View only)
Settings: Default, Classic, Slanted; Default = Default
Quad Layout allows you to choose how sonar information is displayed in the
Side Beam View. The Side Beam View displays sonar data from the left and
right 455 kHz beams, as well as the 200 kHz down-looking beam. The sonar
data can be displayed in any of the three layouts by changing the Quad Layout
setting, (See Views: Side Beam View).
NOTE: Quad Layout is only available when an optional-purchase QuadraBeam PLUS™
transducer is attached and the Side Beam View is active (see Sonar Menu Tab:
Transducer Select).
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Bottom Lock
(Sonar Zoom View only)
Settings: Off, On; Default = Off
Bottom Lock changes the mode of the zoomed view in the Sonar Zoom View.
Bottom Lock continuously graphs the bottom at a constant point on the display
regardless of changes in depth. This “flattens“ out the bottom contour, but is
effective at showing fish on or near the bottom.
Bottom Range
(Sonar Zoom View only when Bottom Lock is On)
Settings: 10 to 60 feet, 2 to 10 fathoms, or 3 to 20 meters
[International Models only], Default = 15 ft
Bottom Range allows you to control how much of the water column, measured
up from the bottom, is shown in the Sonar Zoom View. Choose a small value to
see low-lying bottom structure or details of the bottom return. Choose a larger
value to see large structure in deeper water.
NOTE: It is possible to set the Bottom Range to be greater than the depth. In this case,
you may see surface clutter in a wavy band that mirrors changes in the depth.
Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This
will not delete a previously-saved route.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the settings entered manually.
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Down Imaging™
X-Press™ Menu
(Down Imaging™ Views only [788ci HD DI])
The Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu provides
a shortcut to your most frequently-used
settings. Press the MENU key once while in any
of the Down Imaging™ Views to access the
Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
Down Imaging™ X-Press™ Menu
Down ImagingX-Press™ Menu
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Imaging Sensitivity
Settings: Auto, 1 to 20, where Low = 1, High = 20;
Default = 10
Imaging Sensitivity controls how the sonar returns are displayed on the
Down Imaging™ Views.
Increase the Imaging Sensitivity to reveal weaker returns that may be of
interest, especially in very clear water or greater depths. A high imaging
sensitivity setting shows more sonar returns from small baitfish and suspended
debris in the water; however if the sensitivity is adjusted too high, the display
may become too cluttered.
Decrease the Imaging Sensitivity to eliminate the clutter from the display that
is sometimes present in murky or muddy water. If the sensitivity is adjusted too
low, the display may not show many sonar returns that could be fish.
Upper Range
(Advanced)
Settings: 0 to 1490 ft or 0 to 497 m [International Models
only]; Default = 0
Upper Range sets the shallowest depth range that will be displayed on the
Down Imaging™ Views. Upper Range is often used with Lower Range.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.
For example, if you are only interested in the area between 20 and 50 feet deep,
you should set the Upper Depth Range to 20 and the Lower Depth Range to 50.
The Sonar View will then show the 30 foot area between 20 and 50 and will not
show the surface or the bottom (assuming the bottom is deeper than 50 feet).
Greater detail will be shown for the area between 20 and 50 feet.
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Lower Range
Settings: AUTO, 10 to 1500 ft, 3 to 500 m [International
Models only]; Default = AUTO
Lower Range sets the deepest depth range that will be displayed by the unit.
Auto: The Lower Range will be adjusted by the unit to follow the bottom
automatically. Auto is the default setting.
Manual: You can adjust the Lower Range to lock the unit on a particular depth.
will be displayed in the lower right corner of the screen to indicate the unit
is in Manual mode. Adjust the Upper and Lower Range together to view a
specific depth range, especially when looking for fish or bottom structure.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the settings entered manually.
Chart Speed
Settings: 1-9, Ultra, where 1 = Slow, 9 = Fast, Ultra = Fastest;
Default = 5
Chart Speed determines the speed at which the sonar information moves across
the display, and consequently, the amount of detail shown.
A faster speed shows more information and is preferred by most anglers;
however, the sonar information moves across the display quickly. A slower speed
keeps the information on the display longer, but the bottom and fish details
become compressed and may be difficult to interpret.
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For example, if you are fishing in 60 feet of water but are only interested in the
first 30 feet (surface to a depth of 30 feet) you should set the Lower Depth
Range limit to 30. The display will show the 0 to 30 foot range, which allows
you to see a more detailed view than you would see if the display went all the
way to the bottom.
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Imaging Colors
Settings: Blue, Amber 1, Amber 2, Brown, Green, Inverse,
Gray, Green/Red; Default = Blue
Imaging Colors allows you to select which color palette you would like to use
for the Down Imaging™ display.
Cancel Navigation
(only when Navigating)
Settings: Press the RIGHT Cursor key and follow screen
instructions.
Cancel Navigation discards the current route and exits Navigation Mode. This
menu option will only appear when you are currently navigating a route. This
will not delete a previously-saved route.
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Flasher X-Press™ Menu
(Circular Flasher View only)
The Flasher X-Press Menu provides a
shortcut to your most frequently-used settings.
Press the MENU key once while in the Circular
Flasher View to access the Flasher X-Press™
Menu.
NOTE: Menu options will vary depending on system
settings, such as whether you are currently navigating.
NOTE: Menu options can be expanded or simplified
by setting the User Mode to Advanced or Normal. See
Main Menu: User Mode for details.
NOTE: To activate Ice Fishing Mode, see Sonar Menu
Tab.
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Sensitivity
Settings: Low = 1, High = 20; Default = 10
Sensitivity controls how much detail is shown on the display and will adjust
the sensitivity of all sonar frequencies.
When operating in very clear water or greater depths, increase the sensitivity
to see weaker returns that may be of interest. If the sensitivity is adjusted too
high, the display may become too cluttered.
Decrease the sensitivity to eliminate the clutter from the display that is
sometimes present in murky or muddy water. If Sensitivity is adjusted too low,
the display may not show many sonar returns that could be fish.
NOTE: The Sensitivity setting is a global setting and will adjust the sensitivity of all
sonar frequencies.
Upper Range
(Advanced, Sonar, Split Sonar, Circular Flasher,
and Big Digits Views only)
Settings: 0 to 1490 ft or 0 to 497 m [International Models
only]; Default = 0
Upper Range sets the shallowest depth range that will be displayed on the Sonar,
Split Sonar, Circular Flasher, and Big Digits Views. Upper Range is often used with
Lower Range.
NOTE: A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between the Upper and
Lower Range regardless of the manual settings entered.
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Lower Range
Settings: AUTO, 10 to 1500