Great news for Garmin users! The much anticipated Quickdraw Contours update from Garmin is finally here.
We had the chance to test the update before release, and we have to say, this new feature is amazing.
Quickdraw Contours is a free update which allows you create your own charts of the sea or lake floor using your Garmin sounder and transducer, which updates live while you fish.
This is especially useful for lake fishers as it allows you to map out your own favourite fishing spots where other maps may not exist. Mapping out your own fishing spots helps you to get greater detail and accuracy than what you get with traditional charts. That means you can easily identify rocky areas or dropoffs where fish might like to hang out.
One of the biggest bonuses of this update is the fact that all the processing of data is done in your sounder unit on-the-fly, there’s no need for extra software or computers to process your maps and you don’t need to be a techincal wizard to use it, meaning you get more time on the water doing what you love – fishing.
Watch the video below to see the Quickdraw software in use
Quickdraw is suitable for use with any Garmin Panoptix™ transducer, any HD-ID™ sonar, any CHIRP-enabled, Garmin DownVü™ transducer or NMEA 2000®-compatible depth transducer.
This update works with any of the following transducers: Garmin Panoptix, HD-ID sonar, any CHIRP, Garmin DownVü or NMEA 2000 depth transducers.
If you’re not sure whether your Garmin sounder is compatible with this update, please see below for our list of Garmin products we know it works with:
GPSMAP 7407, 7408, 7410, 7412, 7416, 751xs, 820xs, 1020xs, 557xs, 8012.
echoMAP 45dv, 55dv, 75dv, 75sv, 95sv.
For more information on the Quickdraw update: click here
Download the update for GPSMAP here: Quickdraw for GPSMAP
Download the update for echoMAP here: Quickdraw for echoMAP