HDS G -1 software update version 4.1

Old 02-09-2012, 09:10 PM
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Default HDS G -1 software update version 4.1

What changes are made in this update?
HDS 4.1 includes many new features including:

Sonar Performance – Improvements include better bottom tracking at high speeds, enhanced deep water depth tracking (greater than 1,000 feet), and shortened lock on time for trolling motor mounted transducers.
Charting Enhancements – Quick access mapping selection is now available with Lowrance/Navionics chart toggle under Chart Options or soft key accessible on HDS-8 and HDS-10. Also, users can now display points of interest supplied by the Navionics User Community.
Fixes– Updates include accurate distance measurement between vessel and active cursor as vessel moves, correct altitude overlay for altitudes greater than 9,999 feet, and EP-60R fuel flow sensor corrections.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:29 PM
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Hi I also understand from Lowrance that now the internal GPS antenna has the update rate performance (5x per second) as does the external LGC-4000.

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Old 02-14-2012, 09:56 AM
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I installed the update, but work and weather haven't let me try it...

This one does not delete all of your settings like the 3.x -> 4 did. That made me happy.

Anyone try it yet?
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:52 AM
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Release Notes can be found here.....

Features / Fixes in V4.1:

Sonar Performance:
Improved bottom tracking at high speeds
• Enhanced deep water (>1000 feet) depth tracking
• Shortened lock on time for trolling motor mounted transducers
• Better jig tracking
• Users may notice a need to adjust auto-sensitivity settings following this upgrade to optimize returns

Chart Enhancements
• Lowrance/Navionics Toggle now available under Chart Options
• Soft key accessible and 10” units

• Distance measurement between vessel and active cursor now updates correctly as vessel moves
• Added extended range for altitude overlays greater than 9999 feet
• Corrected issue with data overlays not being retained after power cycle
• GPX File Export
• Improved ability to export large GPX files
• 3rd party autopilot
• Amended latitude/longitude output format on NMEA bus allowing improved operation with third party autopilots
• EP-60R fuel flow sensor
• Improved fuel flow calibration calculation for greater accuracy when operating in metric units

Navionics Community Layer Support
• Display/Hide Points of Interest supplied by Navionics User Community
• Navionics must be active to enable this feature
• Community Layer information available from Navionics via download to compatible Navionics mapping cards

Foreign Language Charting
• Displays chart items using Cyrillic, Chinese and other Asian characters
• Compatible with Lowrance and Navionics cartography where applicable

Ease of Use:
• Added Clear Key to Waypoint Editing Screen
• Quick Access Key on 8” and 10” units
• Scroll to clear on 5” and 7” units
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