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Offline skeeter08

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HmminbirdPC Work around
« on: November 19, 2015, 06:08:35 AM »
Is there a work around for Mac users? I'm not going to run 2 operating systems been there and its not fun. I'm thinking my next solutions is to buy a used laptop just for my chart Plotter. I don't understand why Humminbird is limiting the capability to PC only, my guess they don't want to spend the extra cash for apple. >:(


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Re: HmminbirdPC Work around
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2015, 11:54:57 AM »
Parallels for Mac ... Or buy a Windows machine ...

Not much in other choices ...

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Re: HmminbirdPC Work around
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2015, 05:54:20 AM »
The humminbird software is rubbish, just download Garmin Homeport and gpsbabel. Both come with Mac versions.
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Re: HmminbirdPC Work around
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2015, 06:16:00 AM »
Thanks I didn't even consider using other companies software thinking I was locked into Humminbird.

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Re: HmminbirdPC Work around
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2015, 09:07:39 AM »
Thanks I didn't even consider using other companies software thinking I was locked into Humminbird.


I hadn't even thought about Homeport myself ... Interesting ...
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You will need HBPC for adding waypoints to an SD Card for uploading into the HB unit ...

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« Last Edit: December 15, 2015, 09:09:51 AM by rnvinc »

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Re: HmminbirdPC Work around
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2015, 05:20:47 PM »
I hadn't even thought about Homeport myself ... Interesting ...
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You will need HBPC for adding waypoints to an SD Card for uploading into the HB unit ...

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Just convert them with GPSBabel, copy to the card and import directly.

The only good thing the HB software can do is put a message on the sounder screen...
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Re: HmminbirdPC Work around
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2015, 09:28:06 AM »
Just convert them with GPSBabel, copy to the card and import directly.

As far as I know the waypoints must be in a folder on the SD Card labeled Matrix in order to import into the unit ...

I would not think GPS Babel would create this Matrix folder ...
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Your idea may work with ONIX ...because ONIX is supposed to read and convert other competitor's waypoint data ...(altho I haven't tried this on my ONIX) ...

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« Last Edit: December 16, 2015, 09:42:46 AM by rnvinc »

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Re: HmminbirdPC Work around
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2015, 08:09:40 PM »
The above works fine with my 898 and 859.

If you are worried about folder structure, just export your current waypoints and work from there.
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