USE THE TRIP CALCULATOR FEATURE
January 07, 2013 at 12:11pm
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~Coaster81 ~
Lucky YOU! You must have been a very good boy to get such a gift.
Yes it will, but to get the full benefit from the unit, you should download the Lowrance Free program they call GPS DATA MANAGER (GPS-6) from their web site at http://www.lowrance.com/en-US/Support/GPS-Data-Manager-V6/
This program allows you to transfer data from the GPS unit to your computer via a spare memory card. It will allow you to study the tracks, waypoints and routes that you make in the unit. It will also allow you to plan ahead and log in waypoints and routes in your computer and transfer them to the GPS unit via the same spare memory card.
If you are interested and really want to get into a supplemental mapping program that offers topo type maps in 1:250000, 1:100000 and 1:24000 scale topographical maps as well as ortho aerial photo maps, try the MYTOPO (www.mytopo.com) TERRAIN NAVIGATOR PRO. This program can also digest the tracks, routes and waypoints logged into your GPS unit and display them on the latest type of aerial and topo maps. It is a fantastic program and the one that I constantly use.
The owners manual for your GPS on page 23 describes a feature called TRIP CALCULATOR. It is under the Utilities part of the manual and describes how to reset the trip calculator for each trip.
Your unit can also read, with the proper accessories, your on board fuel.
This displayed fuel can give you an up to date view of your fuel.
The Trip Calculator will show the trip in distance, time and speed since the last reset. By resetting the feature at the beginning of each trip you will have a log of the trip for that day. You should reset it at the beginning of each trip.
~ Captain Paul ~