Minn Kota offers a Talon app that can be used to control and update the Talon using a Bluetooth® enabled device. The Talon app is available for download on iOS devices through the Apple App Store or Android devices through the Google Play Store. The app can be used for controlling your Talon(s) and for updating the software on it. Click here for instructions on downloading and installing the app on your phone.
When selected, the Menu gives additional options to control the Work Light color and intensity, complete software updates, review the setup guide, and additional product control and support.
- Auto Up
Used to retract the anchor.
- Auto Down
Used to deploy the anchor. Must be double-pressed to engage.
When pressed it interrupts the current action. The Talon(s) will remain at the current depth until another command is sent.The action for both deploying and retracting the anchor can be paused. The pause button may appear in place of the Auto Up or Auto Down buttons, during deploying or retracting and will disappear when pressed while the unit is paused.
- Depth Indication
Increments the depth that the Talon is deployed or retracted. The spacing of the increments will vary depending on if an 8', 10', 12' or 15' Talon is being controlled.
- Standard Mode
Standard Mode is the default anchoring Mode for Talon. In Standard Mode, Talon's Auto Deploy will operate with maximum down-force with a complete Auto-Drive cycle of three hits spaced at three seconds apart. When put in Standard Mode, the Mode Indicator LED in the Indicator Panel will toggle between red and green and then turn off.
- Rough Water Mode
In Rough Water Mode, the Mode LED Indicator on the Indicator Panel will be lit red. In Rough Water Mode, the Auto Deploy will operate with maximum down-force with three Auto-Drive cycles of three hits each, spaced 3 seconds apart. The three Auto-Drive cycles will be spaced at 10 second intervals.
- Soft Bottom Mode
In Soft Bottom Mode, the Auto Deploy will operate at a reduced power with a single hit. During calm conditions or on water with muddy or soft sandy bottoms, Soft Bottom Mode will prevent the Talon from over-anchoring. In Soft Bottom Mode, the Mode Indicator LED will be lit green on the Indicator Panel.
- Talons Selection - Both
Indicates both the Port and Starboard Talon are selected and will be controlled while operating. Press to Toggle between left, right and both Talons. This option is only seen when the app is set up to control two Talons.
- Talon Selection - Left
Indicates the left Talon is selected and will be controlled while operating. By default the left Talon is the Port side Talon when multiple Talons are installed and paired. This can be changed in the App menu. Press to Toggle between left, right and both Talons.
- Talon Selection - Right
Indicates the right Talon is selected and will be controlled while operating. By default, the right Talon is the Starboard side Talon when multiple Talons are installed and paired. This can be changed in the App menu. Press to Toggle between left, right and both Talons.
- Work Light On
Indicates that the Work Light on the Talon is toggled "on". Press to turn "off".
- Work Light Off
Indicates that the Work Light on the Talon is toggled "off". Press to turn "on".
- Work Light Intensity - Low
Indicates that the Work Light Intensity is set to low.
- Work Light Intensity - Medium
Indicates that the Work Light Intensity is set to medium.
- Work Light Intensity - High
Indicates that the Work Light Intensity is set to high.
Talon Control and Disable Auto-Lock
Most devices are programmed to Auto-Lock the device screen after a certain amount of time has lapsed where the device has been inactive. In these cases when the user had the Talon App open to control the Talon, and returns to the device, the screen may be locked. In order to control the Talon, the device will first need to be unlocked to control the Talon with the App. This Auto-Lock feature can be disabled from the Talon app in order to immediately control the Talon after the device has been inactive. To turn Auto-Lock "on", open the Talon app and navigate to the Menu. Scroll to the bottom of the Menu and find the Disable Auto-Lock setting. When the toggle is slid "on" and appears yellow, the Disable Auto-Lock is engaged and will prevent the device screen from locking when the device experiences moments of inactivity. With this feature enabled, the device will immediately control the Talon.