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GAMIN DATA TO LOWRANCE?

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CAPT PAUL
several years ago i bought the edge data for my garmin,I have now upgraded to lowrance hds gen2.
is the edge data still compatible for this unit,or do i have to get new lowrance data?
please advise
thanks
john
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GARMIN files will not work in a Lowrance system.
Captain Paul's response to John~

Data written in a format designed for a GARMIN GPS unit will not work in a Lowrance GPS system. These manufacturers use a different protocol for their data files.

You can, however, download a free program called GPS BABEL. That will convert one format to another. It is available as a download from their web site at www.gpsbabel.org/

Simply download the Babel software, enter the file where the Garmin Edge file is located, select it and designate that the output file should be in a Lowrance format and in a folder and complete the process.
Once you have the file in a .usr format, you can open it in your data transfer program and transfer it to a spare memory card, which is placed in your GPS unit and transferred into the internal memory.

Captain Paul