What is Advanced GPS Navigation (2023-present)

We’ve made our name by making moves – especially the ones anglers want most in their arsenal. And now that we’ve enhanced our already-advanced GPS trolling system, you’ll be even more dangerous with a Minn Kota®. Master the whole playbook, including new and improved modes. Then take command from anywhere on your boat – from your foot pedal to your Humminbird® fish finder to your customizable One-Boat Network® App or all-new wireless remote. Leverage all of it when it’s time to launch your attack. Click here to learn more about Advanced GPS Navigation.

Features

  • One-Boat Network Mobile App
    Use your phone to access every navigation mode through the app’s digital remotes. Plus, you can control everything on your boat, from your Minn Kota trolling motor at the bow to your Raptor or Talon shallow water anchor at the stern. The app also includes Humminbird mapping tools and direct access to customer support.
  • Bluetooth
    Bluetooth® connectivity gives you a fast, secure connection and allows for easy software updates via your Apple® or Android™ device to add new features to your system. Bluetooth also allows you to connect to your Talon or Raptor Shallow Water Anchors.
  • Humminbird Virtual Remote
    With Advanced GPS Navigation, you can control your motor from a virtual remote on your Humminbird screen when connected to a compatible Humminbird. Take command of speed, steering, Spot-Lock and Advanced AutoPilot, directly from your fish finder.
  • Spot-Lock
    The game-changing GPS anchor holds you on your fishing spot like never before - with state-of-the-art algorithms for the most accurate hold on the water.
  • Drift Mode
    This all-new mode works like a GPS drift sock, combating wind and current to maintain your desired speed and path so you can focus on casting instead of steering.
  • Follow Mode
    Choose a contour – depth, bottom hardness or vegetation – on your Humminbird fish finder and your motor will automatically follow it.
  • Dodge Mode
    Bounce out of auto-navigation mode to manually steer, then resume auto-navigation without resetting your route.
  • Circle Mode
    Cast to a spot while orbiting in a circle around it with Circle Mode. Just choose the spot and how far from it you want to be, and your boat will circle the spot while you drop the hammer.
  • iTracks
    Create, store, retrace and return to your most productive trolling paths.
  • iTrack Offset
    Adjust the location and position of saved iTracks to fit the way you fish. Create a new iTrack that mirrors one of your existing iTracks from a set distance away, so you can cast to it.
  • Routes
    String multiple Waypoints and Spot-Locks together to create and save a custom route.
  • Go To
    Choose any Spot-Lock or iTrack that you want to return to, and Go To will activate your motor to take you back there automatically.
  • AutoPilot
    Choose your heading and stay on it without lifting a finger. Just point the motor head or Humminbird cursor in the direction you want to travel, hit a button, and your boat will stay on that course while your motor corrects for wind, waves and current.
  • Cruise Control
    Set your speed and your motor will maintain it – even in the wind. Monitor your on-the-water speed and adjust it in 0.1 mile-per-hour increments to entice fish with optimum bait presentation.
  • High Speed Bypass
    The Motor Speed with High Speed Bypass is set to 10 when engaged and returns to the previously set speed when disengaged.
  • BackTrack
    Turn your Humminbird current track into an iTrack. Automatically retrace it up to 2 miles and dial-in your BackTrack travel distance in 0.1 mile increments.

Compatibility

Advanced GPS Navigation is available on Ultrex, Ulterra, Terrova, Riptide Terrova, and Riptide Instinct motors (2023-present). It is also available on select PowerDrive models. If your motor did not come with Advanced GPS Navigation, we unfortunately do not have an upgrade kit to install Advanced GPS Navigation on a motor. 

The Advanced GPS Navigation system uses GPS satellite signals as well as digital compass data to know where it is, where its heading and the direction the motor is pointing. Since the system depends on GPS satellite signals for navigation, a minimum GPS signal of one bar is required in order for GPS navigation controls to be enabled. Best results are achieved when GPS signals of four bars can be obtained.

Accuracy

The accuracy and responsiveness with which the Advanced GPS Navigation system controls the boat is highly dependent upon many variables. Just a few of these variables and their general effects on responsiveness and accuracy are given below so that the behavior of the system can be understood.
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Humminbird Control

Certain Advanced GPS Navigation System features can only be initiated from a compatible Humminbird fish finder. When the Wireless Remote is connected to a Humminbird, features such as Follow the Contour, Follow the Shoreline, Circle Mode and Routes can only be initiated from the Humminbird. Follow the Contour and Follow the Shoreline also require a compatible LakeMaster or CoastMaster chart card or AutoChart Live maps. Active Bands for these functions can be viewed on the Wireless Remote, and minimal control can only be exercised over these functions from the remote. For a full list of features and information on how to control the Wireless Remote with the Humminbird, please see the Humminbird documentation. For a list of Humminbird units and SD cards that are compatible with Advanced GPS Navigation Systems, please visit minnkota.johnsonoutdoors.com.

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