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Side Imaging Forums => Helix Series Units => Topic started by: cactusflyr on February 03, 2018, 09:04:19 AM

Title: Helix Gn2 Bluetooth
Post by: cactusflyr on February 03, 2018, 09:04:19 AM
Any plans to develop an app for viewing and control of the unit from an iPad or iPhone?  Only ask because I am able to view and control my 7612xsv from my iPad.  Seems Humminbird would be developing the same.  Yes, I am now officially a halfbreed, running both systems.
Title: Re: Helix Gn2 Bluetooth
Post by: rnvinc on February 03, 2018, 08:50:15 PM
It is interesting that HB is expanding the Bluetooth capability in the latest 1.610 software version to allow downloading updates to the unit by Bluetooth  ...

HELIX 9 SI GPS (Version 1.610)
Release Date: 01/19/2018

Added a new Arrival Mode for i-Pilot Link - If an i-Pilot Link is paired to the Talon BT, all HELIX series units that are Ethernet capable will be able to select Auto Deploy Talon as an Arrival Mode
FishSmart 2.0 Support – FishSmart has been improved with a new look, improved chart navigation, and a new feature:
You can now pair your smartphone with your HELIX G2N unit to download software updates directly onto internal hard-drive of the paired unit’s control head. You can also download software updates for additional units (including original HELIX models) in your network by downloading files onto an SD card inside the paired unit. Once you have done that, you simply insert the SD card into your other unit(s) to update the software.
General Fixes:
Fixed an issue that caused HELIX units to lose MAP access after receiving a picture on an Android 6.0 device. Fixed an issue where HELIX SI units were getting a second return in the water column if Jigging Mode was ON. Fixed an issue where text messages where being cleared (marked as read) on the users phone after a HELIX control head received the message.

Maybe this is the beginning of more to come  ...

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