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Can I transfer from hand held to unit on boat #13284251 09/17/19 08:50 PM
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I am looking to get a used hand held gps so I can record a trail and mark some structure. Can this be transfered to my elite 5 hdi if so what do I need , any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks

Re: Can I transfer from hand held to unit on boat [Re: workRfish] #13285452 09/18/19 08:55 PM
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Did I ask the wrong question ?

Re: Can I transfer from hand held to unit on boat [Re: workRfish] #13285482 09/18/19 09:37 PM
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Why cant you just mark your trails with your graph. Or are you going with someone and marking there trails.


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Re: Can I transfer from hand held to unit on boat [Re: workRfish] #13285742 09/19/19 01:14 AM
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I'll be with someone else in there boat

Re: Can I transfer from hand held to unit on boat [Re: workRfish] #13286010 09/19/19 10:52 AM
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One way you could do it is to record the lat/lon info from your hand held into the other unit.

I wanted to record a 10 mile trail as a guest so I took my hand held and recorded a trail. I took my boat later, followed the trail and recordrd it on my boat unit.

Re: Can I transfer from hand held to unit on boat [Re: workRfish] #13286147 09/19/19 12:46 PM
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Copy the data on the handheld to the unit's memory card.

Transfer that memory card to the graph and load the data.

Job complete.





Re: Can I transfer from hand held to unit on boat [Re: don the angler] #13286214 09/19/19 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by don the angler
Copy the data on the handheld to the unit's memory card.

Transfer that memory card to the graph and load the data.

Job complete.


I'm in a similar situation but I have waypoints on my Navionics app that I want to get to my Hook2 5 (which does not have WIFI). I called Lowrance and the "tech support" guy I talked to said this is not possible unless the files on the card are converted somehow. He couldn't tell me how to do it. He said the unit won't read the waypoints from the card. Given my experience with Lowrance I take this with a grain of salt.


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Originally Posted by Jerry713
Originally Posted by don the angler
Copy the data on the handheld to the unit's memory card.

Transfer that memory card to the graph and load the data.

Job complete.


I'm in a similar situation but I have waypoints on my Navionics app that I want to get to my Hook2 5 (which does not have WIFI). I called Lowrance and the "tech support" guy I talked to said this is not possible unless the files on the card are converted somehow. He couldn't tell me how to do it. He said the unit won't read the waypoints from the card. Given my experience with Lowrance I take this with a grain of salt.




With the mobile app, just select the Menu button, go to Markers, touch the three dots beside the waypoint name and choose Export GPX file.

You can do the same with Tracks.


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Re: Can I transfer from hand held to unit on boat [Re: workRfish] #13286324 09/19/19 02:29 PM
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Thanks Wayne. I did get that far but ran into a couple of issues. On the Navionics app you have to export the waypoints one at a time.When I select all waypoints and export them via email I can't read the file when I try to open it from the email. I was told by Navionics I need to export them one at a time. I literally have hundreds of waypoints so this would take forever. Also once I do get the waypoints exported in GPX file then I'm guessing I would save it to a SD card. But I'm told by Lowrance my unit won't read the SD card.


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Re: Can I transfer from hand held to unit on boat [Re: workRfish] #13286331 09/19/19 02:32 PM
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workfish sorry to take over your thread but I'm thinking your issues can be solved using the same method but should be easier since you have a unit with bluetooth capability.


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Re: Can I transfer from hand held to unit on boat [Re: workRfish] #13286823 09/19/19 08:45 PM
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Thank you to everyone for the information on this .

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