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Old 04 April 2014, 15:25   #1
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Lowrance Elite 4 Mapping problem

Evening all,

I bought an Elite 4 this week from Force4 as per the link here.

Lowrance Elite-4 Chartplotter and Fishfinder with FREE Sun Cover - Only 159.95 - Force 4 Chandlery

When I turned it on, the on screen map is of the US, not UK. After a short while my current coordinates appeared, but the basemap was still US.

I checked the box and there is a small sticker stating "North/South America."

Have I been sold a wrong region unit? I haven't contacted Force4 yet but will try then tomorrow, I just warned to check if I was missing something simple?

Cheers in advance
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Old 05 April 2014, 08:45   #2
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Bought the exact unit from the same supplier a few weeks back. If you want uk maps you will have to buy the area your after on micro sd card (Navionics) bought my area (North wales) from a supplier in valencia for 112 delivered, you can get the whole of the uk for around 170 ish. With no card in the unit it will show your gps co-ordinates but stay on the us area with a ? Symbol if I remember correctly.
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Old 05 April 2014, 12:03   #3
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Thanks, I knew that the mapping wouldn't be amazing but I did expect that the basemap would cover the UK. A lot of my boating is on inland rivers and lakes so I need to find out if the navionics would cover these before I buy.

Cheers for confirming though
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I've got an Elite 5 which I bought from America, I had to go into the menu section and select Navionics, this then showed the basic uk costal outline.







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