Added support for the 'Coastal Mariner' weather subscription.
Improved stability of weather charts against invalid or corrupt received XM Data.
Improved Russian translations.
Changes made from version 5.40 to 5.50:
Corrected issue that caused some map areas to be shaded incorrectly. This issue is most likely seen as large areas filled with solid brown.
Fixed an issue where the currents arrow numeric value was being drawn upside down with reference to the boat orientation at head Up.
Corrected potential shutdown issue when navigating near the 180th meridian while using any of the 3D chart views.
Corrected issue that caused the unit to indicate that user data transfers to SD card were complete prematurely.
Corrected issue where cartographic lines were not visible when displaying nexrad data on the charts.
Fixed incorrect sun and moon predictions on the celestial page.
Corrected issue where points representing cranes had purple boxes drawn around them.
Fixed display of intertidal heights on charts.
Changes made from version 5.30 to 5.40:
Added support for BlueChart g2 and g2 Vision version 11.5.
Added support for Portuguese fishing areas.
Added support for dolphin buoys.
Added support for using built-in map update SD cards.
Fixed a potential shutdown when animated tides are enabled.
Fixed a rare issue where the unit may not be able to achieve a GPS fix after a power cycle.
Corrected the Fishing and Navigation Chart's Tracks control to turn the tracks off/on.
Updated the Russian translation for 'Gain.'
Changes made from version 5.20 to 5.30:
Improved depth tracking performance.
Changed the active track log scanning to display the date and time the point was recorded instead of the position.
Added support for displaying the compass tape on the Sonar pages.
Corrected how waypoint names display on maps when using a non 1252 codepage.
Corrected the AIS rate of turn value that was not using the correct sign of the value.
When the AIS alarm is set to off, the 'Remove Lost Target' message will not display and the lost target will automatically be removed after 2 minutes.
Removed the depth line control from the flasher menu.
Changed the weather chart Waypoints control to automatically change to 'Show' when a waypoint is created via the weather chart.
Changes made from version 5.10 to 5.20:
Added the ability to turn off the AIS dangerous target alarm. When the alarm is set to off, dangerous targets will still display on charts, but the alarm banner that allows acknowledgement of a dangerous target will not be displayed. Unacknowledged dangerous AIS targets will turn red and blink on the chart even if the AIS dangerous target alarm is turned off.
Added an automatic light sector control which determines the best zoom levels to draw light sectors.
Added support for transferring waypoints, tracks, and routes to/from MapSource. This support was removed in the previous release.
Potentially dangerous points along auto guidance paths will be outlined in red. After the auto guidance calculation completes, a message will appear if there are potentially unsafe areas along the path.
Improved Mariner's Eye 3d operation under slow speeds
Changed the nature of seabed areas to label the area instead of drawing a circle and label.
Fixed an issue where AIS targets with status of moored or anchored were showing up as lost prematurely.
Updated the symbol highlighting on the chart to use the correct symbol size.
Added the blue and black direction lines for orthogonal photo points.
Fixed an issue where Mariner's Eye 3d safe depth wasn't correct the first time you went to that view.
Fixed a bug where auto guidance lines can ignore the safety buffer on the first leg of the route.
Corrected the drawing of buoys with top marks.
Fixed an issue where XM weather products were not processed correctly.
Added a control to hide waypoints on the weather charts to eliminate clutter issues.
Changes made from version 5.00 to 5.10:
Improved chart cartography presentation by reducing clutter.
Added support for displaying the compass tape on the Navigation and Fishing Charts.
Fixed a potential issue on the 3D page when displaying the backlight adjustment page.
Changes made from version 4.50 to 5.00:
Numerous rearrangements of menus, configurations, and adjustments to place most-used features in easy to access locations.
Made the Back button smarter to minimize the number of key presses required to exit commonly used features.
Changed the appearance of UI lists and allowed paging by using the -/+ keys.
Added logging of MOB events.
Improved waypoint marking interfaces to minimize map obstruction and reduce required key presses.
Greatly improved the drawing speed for charts. In most areas users should rarely see a partially drawn map when zooming and panning.
Prevented the map from initially re-drawing when panning on the Chart/Sonar funciton and after displaying a menu above the chart.
Added continuous smoothing of the head-up direction for head-up charts. Head-up users will find this change a remarkable improvement in performance.
Added continuous smoothing between zoom levels.
Changed the chart terminology for heading-up orientation from Track Up to Head Up.
Add ability to choose the label display for waypoints by symbol. User can choose to show labels for waypoints of a particular symbol with the waypoint name, comment, or symbol only.
Waypoints can now be turned off on charts by symbol. This allows the waypoints on the map to be quickly limited to those of interest for the boater?s current activity.
Added ability to show or hide track logs based on color.
Added a compass rose overlay option.
Added ability to mark waypoints with the pointer on weather maps.
Added all supporting features for the latest g2 and g2 Vision, including user control of bathymetric contour shading.
Added a perspective 3D display of charts for people who do not have g2 Vision cards.
Added ability to overlay charts and photographs on the 3D relief when using g2 Vision.
Added ability to rotate the 3D view and point to objects for review.
Improved the head-up responsiveness of Mariner's Eye 3D making manual route following much easier to do (no over-steer).
Numerous appearance and drawing performance improvements.
Added option for a compass tape at the top of the screen.
Removed the 'sonar panel' display from Fish Eye 3D and replaced with symbols indicating sonar detections.
Removed the control for specifying the sonar beam width in the 3D picture. Beam width is determined automatically from the transducer.
Added sonar noise rejection control.
Added user control for water temperature offset.
Added ability to move a pointer around on the sonar image when paused and mark waypoints at locations pointed to (underwater waypoints feature).
Added support for heading sensor connection via NMEA 0183.
Added a graphical compass to Information->Dashboard.
Expanded control of navigation leg transition to include a time-based choice.
When a route is activated the unit will automatically add a leg from the boat's current position to the first waypoint in the route.
Changed the chart terminology for heading-up orientation from Track Up to Head Up.
Can now load and store multiple sets of user data files on an SD card.
Added user comments field to waypoints.
Added range, bearing, and a graphical pointer to waypoint review pages.
Changed the symbols and colors to be closer to international standards.
AIS vessels are only filtered from the map by distance from the boat. The user can set up the range of interest or choose to show all AIS vessels up to a maximum of 100 vessels.
Added standard 'select and activate' interface for AIS. User can choose which targets to track with a larger symbol and heading/COG indications. All other AIS vessels display in a smaller symbol to minimize clutter.
Use a solid line for AIS vessel heading and a dashed line for course over ground.
Added user-controlled trails for AIS and DSC vessels.
Added connecting legs over shallow areas at the beginning and end of the path. This allows the boater to auto guide to a shore-based service. The unit will sound an alarm when the boat approaches the shallow leg.
Added a control for shore-line proximity tolerance which allows the user to choose tighter margins for passage through narrow channels or set a larger distance margin from the shoreline.
When following Auto guidance added a navigation option to recalculate Auto guidance to the current destination from the boat's current position.
Changes made from version 4.40 to 4.50:
Added warning for recalled g2 and g2 vision maps to not be used for navigation.
Changes made from version 4.30 to 4.40:
Added support for safety contour for enhanced g2 vision cartography.
Fixed rare shutdown while viewing specific chart locations.
Fixed issue where XM weather would stop working when only one audio channel is available.
Changes made from version 4.20 to 4.30:
Improved reliability of NMEA0183 output timing.
Changes made from version 4.10 to 4.20:
Added the option to configure the distance from a turn at which the system will transition to the next leg of a route.
Fixed issue where Mariner's Eye 3D may draw the water surface of a lake well below surrounding land when the scene contains only partial 3D information.
Fixed issue where a world base map would to be drawn instead of an available supplemental map when viewing an area near that supplemental map's border.
Fixed issue that may apply a weather warning to an area that is not under a warning in addition to the correct warning area.
Changes made from version 4.00 to 4.10:
Added the ability to configure the level of detail shown by the base map.
Changes made from version 3.10 to 4.00:
Changed labels for numeric configuration buttons from 'Overlay Numbers' to 'Data Bars' and added more user setup options for Cruising, Navigation, and Sailing data bars.
Improved the visibility of the map pointer.
Added a 'Local Services' search feature which finds services near the map pointer of the Navigation and Fishing Overlay Charts.
Added a distance measurement tool on the Navigation Chart menu.
Added a control to the waypoint review page for moving a waypoint on the map if it was reviewed via the map.
Added controls to toggle on and off the display of photo points, service points, land POIs, and Tides/Currents symbols on the Navigation Chart.
Added control to toggle on and off the display of Navaids on the Fishing Chart.
Added the ability to show/hide saved tracks and the active track based on color.
Improved track up map updating so it is more responsive to vessel direction changes.
Added support for SDHC cards, which have capacities greater than 2GB.
Changed default sonar background color to blue for all products except Gmap430s, Gmap530s, and Gmap535s.
Modified to display all AIS targets on the charts by default, and added a menu item to only show the 5 closest AIS targets.
Dynamically scale fuel rate and fuel economy digital gauges.
Added G2 Vision Card information to the System Information Page
Added a 'Route Bar' control under 'Navigation Bar Setup', which toggles the display of additional route specific data.
Changed arrival alarm to trigger on arrival at 'Destination' or 'Destination and Turns' based on user's preference.
Added an option to create a route from a list of existing user waypoints.
Performing a Go To will now draw the desired track lane from the origin to the destination for those who wish to use Go To for following a specific course with minimum cross track error. The lane center line will still 'float' with the vessel for those who wish to navigate by bearing only. Routes can still be used to create navigation lanes with a fixed center line.
Added Offset Navigation which allows navigation based on a fixed distance from the original route. This is useful for trolling a precise distance from regulatory fishing boundaries.
Changed route creation on navigation and fishing charts to no longer require selecting 'Add Turn' for the last point if the pointer is moved away from the last 'Add Turn' position. When 'Done' is pressed, the location of the pointer will be the last route waypoint.
After saving a route created on the navigation or fishing charts, the user will be presented with the route review page so they can easily change the name at that time.
Added Stop Navigation option to Mariner's Eye menu.
Added Fish Eye 3D view control to allow fore, aft, port and starboard views. Also added manual panning of Fish Eye 3D.
Changed Mariner's Eye 3D camera so that it can be positioned to look straight down when zoomed out to the minimum zoom level and extended the view to the horizon while navigating.
Made vessel turning with 3D pages smoother to eliminate overshoot when steering a route line in 3D.
Made the auto guidance lane width on the Mariner's Eye 3D page user adjustable.
Decreased the drawing time required for XM weather pages.
Added a Weather Setup control in the Chart Setup menu to allow user choose which weather features will display on the Navigation and Fishing Charts.
Improved the appearance of the weather legend and added control for displaying it on the Navigation and Fishing charts.
Can now display multiple fish species on the Fishing information page.
Always display review, route creation, and position select maps with north up orientation.
Added additional digit for Loran TD offsets to allow entering larger offsets.
Updated the Auckland, Hawaiian, and Eniwetok time zones to the new DST standards.
Fixed placement of the North arrow on Track up maps. Previously the arrow was inconsistently placed in the upper right or upper left corner.
Display the total fuel remaining data bar number with a maximum of 4 digits. Previously, the maximum was 3 digits and volumes over 999 would display as invalid.
Changes made from version 3.00 to 3.10:
Added fuel management features for use with Garmin CANet-capable fuel sensors
Added TracBack support and the ability to navigate to a specific track point
Added XM weather to 3D map
Improved map drawing performance
Increased accessibility of XM audio features
Added a control for overlay numbers on the Chart/Sonar pages
Added the ability to create a new waypoint or route from the user data and Where To? lists
Added the ability show trip and fuel numbers on the custom numbers page
Improved the look of the pile, artificial reefs, and algae blooms symbols
Added the ability to scan a track from the map
Modified Home key function to be more user friendly when pressed on the Display adjustment page
Searching... is now displayed while a search is active instead of None Found.
Improved scanning of route waypoints
Improved the placement of the boat when sailing or fuel numbers are displayed
Corrected PGRMM and PGRMZ NMEA controls as they were swapped
Fixed problem that was causing Loran TD changes to not be remembered between power cycles.'
Corrected spelling of fish species text
Fixed problem with on-route waypoint navigation
Corrected AIS vessel descriptions that are displayed on the AIS review page
Added 'Observatorio 1966' map datum
Corrected how safe zone rings are drawn when using metric units
Allowed extended characters to be transferred in waypoints, routes, and tracks
Added support for wind and volume units.
Corrected an issue when merging user data where a routes or tracks with the same name could be overwritten
Corrected issue where the depth units may not be able to be set if connected to a GSD-21
Corrected issue where the review button on the DSC message banner may bring up the wrong review page if several DSC messages had been received
Changes made from version 2.60 to 3.00:
Added Turkish translations.
Added a trip numbers page.
Sped up imagery drawing.
Improved sonar performance.
Improved Mariner's Eye and Fish Eye operation and appearance.
Improved positioning of depth contour labels.
Added waypoint decluttering.
Sped up track-up drawing.
Added bridge and overhead cable clearance to corresponding review pages.
Added support for showing position overlay number on navigation chart when sonar isn't available.
Corrected the IOS tide station drawing.
Added sonar cone coverage to the A-scope and Custom numbers selection.
Sped up Auto Guidance searching when there is no solution.
Reduced the width of the track line for better viewing.
Improved digital data appearance on the flasher page.
Changes made from version 2.50 to 2.60:
Improved Track-Up map drawing operation, including removal of flicker when turning.
Improved simultaneous satellite imagery and map data depiction.
Fixed potential lock-up when editing waypoint position using the charts.
Corrected waypoint catalog data depiction.
Changes made from version 2.40 to 2.50:
Fixed a shutdown occurring when reviewing some navaids.
Fixed a problem causing photos not to display on a marine service review page.
Corrected distorted drawing of the safe zone ring.
Added ability to review areas with extended text.
Corrected a few German translations.
Increased detail of sea surface temperature display.
Changes made from version 2.30 to 2.40:
Added ability to adjust GPS Speed Filter.
Corrected problem that could cause 3D to fill screen with blue.
Modified 3D zoom adjustment to timeout display of scale percentage.
Added ability to shortcut to a leg within a route.
Added support for the user to be able to customize distance, speed and elevation units independently.
Added ability to navigate routes both forwards and backwards.
Modified active route appearance to highlight only the remaining route legs.
Added new Split Navigation Chart feature.
Corrected problem with display of satellite imagery on inland maps.
Corrected display of fishing chart depth contour labels to use system depth units, rather than always displaying in feet.
Corrected problem with fishing contours not displaying after performing a Factory Defaults Reset.
Changes made from version 2.20 to 2.30:
Fixed a problem that could cause the unit to shut down shortly after power-on.
Don't show the weather alarms page if XM weather is not activated.
Fixed potential lock-up associated with weather forecast data.
Fixed the symbol for no GPS lock not flashing on the boat icon on charts.
Changed translation of 'Factory Reset' and 'Light' in Swedish.
Show the wind field option on the numbers page if apparent wind speed is available.
Fixed a shutdown when pressing the left/right keys in the sonar menu when set to 4x zoom.
Fixed a shutdown that can occur in shallow water when changing the sonar range from 5ft to 2000ft.
Added an option to remove the last turn when creating a quick route.
Update the title on the home page when the language changes.
Buoy top marks were not being displayed correctly.
Change sonar color menu settings to 'Black' and 'White' in night mode.
Fixed incorrect wind angle data being displayed.
Updated language translations.
Fixed the Russian and Croation translations for map labels.
Fixed menu lists without a back button not showing the last item.
Don't show the Mariner's Eye 'Hazard' color option if no 3D data is available.
Corrected the position displayed for the cursor after deleting a waypoint.
Changes made from version 2.10 to 2.20:
Sped up map drawing to be up to two times faster.
Fixed Greek translations for map point strings.
Fixed problem that caused the unit's display to turn off after doing a software update while in store demonstration mode.
Fixed problem with doing Auto Guidance to buoys or lights.
Added fish forecasts to the fishing chart and fishing information weather chart if included in an XM subscription.
Added forecasted surface pressure, winds, visibility, wave height, wave period, and wave direction to weather charts if included in an XM subscription.
Fixed problem with flashing text on chart menus when the weather legend is shown.
Corrected problem with route turn icons sometimes not being drawn the correct size.
Fixed problem with the Chart Notes option not always being displayed when it should.
Added display of the waypoint symbol, range and bearing on the User Data Waypoints list.
Show water speed in place of position on the fishing overlay if water speed and temperature are both present.
Show the wind VMG at all times if it is turned on, or waypoint VMG if navigating a route.
Added stop navigation button to arrival alarm.
Show next turn information if Sailing numbers are on and Navigation numbers are off.
Added display summary for the data that is shown for each overlay number category in the configuration menu.
Allow adjusting the off course alarm distance without turning it on.
Corrected relative humidity display.
Hide the photos configuration UI if there is not a vision card or basemap with detailed imagery.
Fixed potential shutdowns that could occur while an XM antenna is connected.
Fixed the accessory output for the 4x0/5x0 which kept black box sonar sensors from turning on.
Eliminated problem with black rectangles sometimes being drawn on the Mariner's Eye/Sonar combination page.
Fixed some items being show in the chart selection menu multiple times.
Fixed back button on the Loran Chain configuration menu.
Changed to use a darker background for the review page in night mode.
Changed Norwegian translation of Backlight.
Changes made from version 2.00 to 2.10:
Corrected a problem causing the map legend to disappear after opening the backlight page with cruising numbers turned on and sonar connected.
Fixed drawing problems on the mariner's eye 3D chart.
Fixed bug causing map labels to be cut off and appear corrupted.
Corrected bug causing the 2D map legend to use statute units instead of metric nautical units.