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[TG] Advice - Experience with WiFish
01-12-18, 12:38 PM (This post was last modified: 01-14-18 08:37 PM by Tom - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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[TG] Advice - Experience with WiFish
Hello All - I used the Wi-Fish feature for the first time via a Dragonfly Pro and it appears to be very useful. It seems to be a means to get much more screen for very few if any dollars. (since I have a tablet laying around).

I would like to see the map + sonar + down scan so I'm thinking of using the tablet for sonar/down scan split screen and the Dragonfly for mapping. If I recall correctly the Wi-Fish does not share the map view, just sonar / down vision.

Please share you experiences or ideas for using Wi-Fish, in my case I am bass fishing. For this test I had the tablet connected to my console unit so when at the front I could see the rear transducer image as well as the trolling motor mounted unit on it's screen. I wonder if there is an advantage to leaving it this way?

Thanks in advance
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01-14-18, 09:06 PM
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RE: [TG] Advice - Experience with WiFish
Hello BamaJohn,

You're correct that the Dragonfly doesn't share its chart over Wifi, so using the Dragonfly on the chart page and the Wi-Fish app on sonar/DownVision is one way of doing it.

The other way is to use the Navionics Boating app on your tablet, which can do both chart-plotting and receives the Dragonfly's sonar data, so can view all 3 at once.
As well as displaying all 3 data-types the tablet, this has the added benefit that you can see the high-resolution personalised contour data of SonarCharts Live on the tablet. See the 'SonarChart Live and Fishfinder' section on https://www.navionics.com/aus/apps/navionics-boating and https://www.navionics.com/aus/support/co...chart-live for more detail.

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Tom

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01-15-18, 12:59 PM
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RE: [TG] Advice - Experience with WiFish
(01-14-18 09:06 PM)Tom - Raymarine - Moderator Wrote:  Hello BamaJohn,

The other way is to use the Navionics Boating app on your tablet, which can do both chart-plotting and receives the Dragonfly's sonar data, so can view all 3 at once.
As well as displaying all 3 data-types the tablet, this has the added benefit that you can see the high-resolution personalised contour data of SonarCharts Live on the tablet. See the 'SonarChart Live and Fishfinder' section on https://www.navionics.com/aus/apps/navionics-boating and https://www.navionics.com/aus/support/co...chart-live for more detail.

Regards,
Tom

Thanks Tom - I think I will try the HD app, would I need the $49 version after the 2 week trial? I don't mind spending $49 but some of the Navionics plans are more than I am willing to pay. I fish for fun and will probably not go to more than two lakes.
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01-15-18, 10:53 PM
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RE: [TG] Advice - Experience with WiFish
Hello BamaJohn,

I would recommend speaking with Navionics about exactly what capabilities are in what distributions of their apps, but I believe that it will work on any up-to-date version of the Navionics Boating app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/devel...Navionics, for Android.) I have Boating Australia&NZ on my Android phone and that works nicely. The release notes for each app on the Play Market/App Store give more detail.

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