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Old 07-14-2014, 04:24 PM
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Default Simrad NSS8 GPS... Should I get Navionics

I have a new Simrad NSS8 and I think the GPS is just ok. Not a lot of detail and mostly one color. Will a Navionics chart give much more detail?? If so, what do you think about the Platinum Plus. I live/fish in Rhode Island and am interested to see what people say about getting the Navionics card compared to my built in GPS. Thought? Thanks for you help.
Old 07-15-2014, 07:53 AM
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Check your map settings - it sounds like you are on 2D, low detail, no shading. You can get decent details on the NSS mapping, but Navionics will give you more.
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Thanks. I don't think it's on the 2D setting. My older garmin unit had white background with blue shaded areas that we shallower. I liked that color scheme. The NSS8 has all blue color scheme. Perhaps the Navionics card will be much better/more detail.
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In your "Settings" dialogs, double check your "Chart Settings". The top box is "Chart Data" & make sure "Insight" is selected.

From there, pull up options while in the chart page. "Chart Detail" should be 'Full". Try the "Imagery" in "Shaded Relief" vs "2D".

You can try other settings in "Categories" in the pop-up window, and also on the "Chart Settings" page.
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I just bought a Platinum Plus card for my NSS8, and tried it for a few minutes on Friday before I had to leave town for the weekend...I like it infinitely better than the base Insight charts...
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I checked and I am in the "shaded relief" portion of my gps. Also, chart is in full detail. Thanks for letting me know.

Commotion, good to know, thanks. I am leaning towards the platinum plus as well.

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