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Old 08-26-2017, 05:45 AM
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How do I downloaded my fishing numbers from a Simrad NSS over to my my 2015 Garmin 8212. Do I need to do some kind of conversion to the format for Garmin to accept the micro chip or should it just load right up?
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I have never had Garmin Before but I just bought a boat with an 8212 and a 8208. Are these good units?
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Export (or "save to Card") your points/tracks into "GPX" format from the Simrad - stands for GPS eXchange, a universal format readable by most brands/models.

Pop the card into the Garmin and select "Save form Card" and select the GPX file.

I'm not terribly familiar with Simrad units, but I'm willing to bet you can export as a GPX file, and I know for certain the Garmin can export/import in GPX.

If by chance the Simrad doesn't export in GPX, you can always use an intermediate software like GPS Babel to go from Simrad's format to GPX then you can upload to your Garmin.
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I had to transfer from simrad nss to garmin 5212, maybe different with 8212.

gps babel wouldn't do it. Downloaded garmin homeport on pc, saved waypoints off simrad in .gpx format. Downloaded those to homeport and saved as .adm

I couldn't get it to work with a high mb card, had to get an 8mb card.

Took a lot of google try's to get it to work.
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Originally Posted by Mixed Nuts View Post
Export (or "save to Card") your points/tracks into "GPX" format from the Simrad - stands for GPS eXchange, a universal format readable by most brands/models.

Pop the card into the Garmin and select "Save form Card" and select the GPX file.

I'm not terribly familiar with Simrad units, but I'm willing to bet you can export as a GPX file, and I know for certain the Garmin can export/import in GPX.

If by chance the Simrad doesn't export in GPX, you can always use an intermediate software like GPS Babel to go from Simrad's format to GPX then you can upload to your Garmin.
I will try this when the rain stops.
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Great step to step to export to GPX from your Simrad:

https://www.navionics.com/ita/suppor.../export-upload
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Originally Posted by Mixed Nuts View Post
Great step to step to export to GPX from your Simrad:

https://www.navionics.com/ita/suppor.../export-upload
I just got out of the boat and it was really easy to export GPX file.
I hope Garmin lets me import just as easily.

It took me longer to figure out which port and which direction to insert the micro SD card. Those things are tiny for fat fingers.

Thanks for all of the help here!
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Download garmin homeport and open the gpx there. This saves them to your computer and all you have to do is select transfer and drag file to your sd card.
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Originally Posted by Roosty View Post
Download garmin homeport and open the gpx there. This saves them to your computer and all you have to do is select transfer and drag file to your sd card.
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Homeport is great, a little slow but great. Sometimes getting things done just comes down to navigating the menus and options.
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download to chip from simrad and upload from chip to garmin was really easy. Thanks for all of the advice!!
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