How to register your sonar/GPS unit(s) to be able to display Insight Genesis maps

new-add-plotter-page-screengrab-1Before you can download FREE Insight Genesis Social Map charts or your own custom-made Insight Genesis maps for on-the-water use in your boat, you must first register your Lowrance, Simrad or B&G sonar/GPS unit (AKA “chartplotter” “plotter” or “MFD”). You may register as many as four units for Insight Genesis map use.

Follow these step-by-step instructions to register your unit(s):

  • Log in to your Insight Genesis dashboard at http://www.gofreemarine.com/insight-genesis
  • In the drop-down menu under “INSIGHT GENESIS” at the top of the page (left of “SHOP,” right of “MAPS”), scroll down to “My Account”
  • In the new page that opens, click on the gray “Add Device” button located under “Plotter Information.”
    • Note: “Plotter” = Chartplotter, AKA “MFD,” “graph,” “sonar/GPS unit,” “fish finder,” “depth finder,” etc.
  • In the first empty text-entry field of the pop-up box that opens, give your plotter a unique nickname (“Console-Mount HDS-9” for example) in order to differentiate it from additional plotters you own and register (“Bow-Mount HDS-9” for example)
    • Note: You can register as many as four plotters. You must start with this step each time, even if all four of your plotters are identical models.
  • In the next two empty text-entry fields type in your sonar/GPS unit’s Serial Number and Content ID Number, respectively.
    • Here’s how to find your Serial Number and Content ID Number on HDS Gen2 Touch, HDS Gen3 and Elite Ti (AKA “Elite Touch”) units:
      • Power on you sonar/GPS unit
      • Press the “Pages” button to get to the Home Screen/Main Menu
      • Press “Settings” (located on the lower left-hand corner of the screen)
      • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and then press “About.” Your serial number and Content ID will be the third and and fourth line-items in the list in the window that pops up.
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    • Here’s how to find your Serial Number and Content ID Number on Lowrance Elite HDI & Lowrance Elite CHIRP units:
      • While in any screen or split-screen, push the “Menu” button
      • Use the down-arrow on the circular keypad to scroll down until “Settings” is highlighted and then push the “Enter” button
      • Depending on what screen you began this process on, you will use either the up-arrow or down-arrow on the circular keypad to scroll up or down until “System” is highlighted, then push the “Enter” button
      • Use the down-arrow on the circular keypad to scroll down until “About” is highlighted and then push the “Enter” button
      • In the pop-up window that opens, your Serial Number will be the 6th line-item in a vertical list of 10 lines; your Content ID Number will be the 9th line-item
      • Write down these numbers on a piece of paper, return with it to your computer, and type the numbers
    • Here’s how to find your Serial Number and Content ID Number on an HDS Gen2 (non-touch) unit:
      • While in any screen or split-screen, push the “Menu” button
      • Use the down-arrow on the circular keypad to scroll down until “Settings” is highlighted and then push the “Enter” button
      • Depending on what screen you began this process on, you will use either the up-arrow or down-arrow on the circular keypad to scroll up or down until “System” is highlighted, then push the “Enter” button
      • Use the down-arrow on the circular keypad to scroll down until “About” is highlighted and then push the “Enter” button
      • In the pop-up window that opens, your Serial Number will be the 5th line-item down in a list of 14 vertical lines;
    • In the drop-down menu underneath the heading “Plotter Model,” scroll down until you find the name/model of the Lowrance, Simrad or B&G sonar/GPS you are registering
    • Click the gray button labeled “Save Device”
    • You may add three more plotters/MFDs/sonar units (for a total of 4).
    • Once you have registered your chartplotter(s) you may display on them both custom-made maps you’ve created yourself or free charts downloaded from the Insight Genesis Social Map.
      • Click HERE for step-by-step instructions on how to record sonar logs with which you can create your own custom-made Insight Genesis maps
      • Click HERE for step-by-step instructions on how to download your custom-made Insight Genesis charts for use on your Genesis-registered chartplotter(s)/MFD(s)/sonar-GPS unit(s)
      • Click HERE for step-by-step instructions on how to download FREE custom-made contour charts from the Insight Genesis Social Map for use on your Genesis-registered chartplotter(s)/MFD(s)/sonar-GPS unit(s)

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