Welcome to the Q Experience general guide!

This is where you'll find all the necessary information on how to operate your Q plotter.

Overview

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  1. Sidebar contain important boating information, e.g., rpm and speed. If the boat has a sounder attached, top part of the sidebar displays sounder data.
  2. You can switch modes and access their functions by using mode controls in sidebar's lower part. Same controls can be found on the Q Remote if you have one.
  3. The soft key for main menu can be found in the top right corner. Applications and settings can be accessed here.
  4. Other keys are function keys. Their number and function depend on the active application.
  5. Applications such as Map, Dashboard and Radio open in the application area.
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1. Q system starts when you turn the ignition key
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2. First the system runs a quick check-up. 
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3. Accept disclaimer to start navigation
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4. Navigation will start automatically. 
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5. Access menu for more applications and settings. Have fun! 
Applications

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Map

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Dashboard

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Radio


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Weather

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Settings

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Guides

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Heater
Sidebar
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Signal icons Icons are located at the top. They indicate the strength of WiFi, GPS and other signals. 

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Sounder Sounder field displays sounder data at the top. Tap on the field to view history. 

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Motor data Sidebar’s middle part displays engine data. Tap on the field to open dashboard. 

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Modes Mode controls are located in the bottom part. Change mode by tapping on the colored icon. 
Sidebar: Modes

Mode controls are handy shortcuts to system's important functions. The number of modes you can use depends on which extra packages or appliances you have on your boat. Q Remote has the same controls as sidebar. Fasten the remote onto your steering wheel and you can use the system with both hands on the wheel.
Navigation mode

Navigation mode can be found in all devices. It contains basic navigation controls, e.g. zoom. 

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  1. Find ship 
  2. Zoom in 
  3. Go to panning mode 
  4. View ahead 
  5. Zoom out 
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  1. Left 
  2. Up 
  3. Return to default navigation 
  4. Right 
  5. Down 

You can switch between default and panning navigation mode by pressing the center key. 
Trolling mode

Trolling mode is available when the boat has a trolling cable connected. You can also open fishfinder (if installed) using trolling mode controls.

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  1. Vertical fishfinder 
  2. RPM up 
  3. Open / close fishfinder 
  4. Horizontal fishfinder 
  5. RPM down 
Media mode

Media mode is available when the boat has a media package installed. This mode allows you to control music from the radio or Bluetooth. 

Media mode is available when the boat has a media package installed. This mode allows you to control music from the radio or Bluetooth. 


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  1. Previous 
  2. Volume + 
  3. On / off 
  4. Next 
  5. Volume 
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  1. Previous 
  2. Volume + 
  3. Pause play 
  4. Next 
  5. Volume  
Main menu

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1. Applications When you open the menu you’ll find a list of applications that are available on your boat. 

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2. Quick settings Menu panels second tab contains quick settings such as brightness.


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3. Closing menu panel You can close the panel either by pressing the menu key or by tapping outside the panel. 
Map

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  1. Main menu opens main menu, long press is a shortcut to default application from other apps 
  2. Zoom in zooms the map in, apply long press for a quick zoom 
  3. Zoom out zooms  the map out, apply long press for a quick zoom 
  4. Find boat returns the view to boat and  locks the view to its location, long press zooms the boat.
  5. My routes and places opens route and place related functions, long press opens boat information.

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  1. Add a mark. Adds a marker to boats location
  2. Find place opens a search for places 
  3. My routes opens saved routes 
  4. My places opens saved places 
  5. Logbook opens a list of trips 
  6. Trail route records boat’s route 
Map functions

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1. Moving the map: Drag the map to  any direction with one or two fingertips.

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2. Zooming: Spread or pinch your fingers to zoom. You can also use the functions keys on the right.

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3. Measuring distances: Place your fingertips to the start and end of the distance you want to measure. 

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4. Position information: Tap on any point on screen to view its coordinates and other position information. 
Radar and fishfinder

If your boat has a fishfinder or radar installed, you'll find their apps within the Map application. By tapping on the icons you can bring all Fishfinder or Radar functions on a separate dialogue.

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1. Tap on either icon at the top of the screen.
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2. App’s dialogue slides open over the map.
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Fishfinder screen options: a) close, b) corner, c) vertical, d) horizontal and e) full screen

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Second tab has Gain, Filter, Smoothing and Speed adjustments.
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Radar screen option: a) close, b) corner, c) vertical, d) horizontal and e) full screen

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Radar has adjustments for Gain, Color gain, Seaclutter and Rain clutter. Adjustments tab also has the following presets: a) harbor, b) coastal, c) offshore and d) weather

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Settings tab has options for TX Active, Overlay, Range and Save demo.
Dashboard and radio

Dashboard displays boat’s main engine gauges. Access the second page to view more detailed engine data.

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  1. Menu opens main menu, long press is a shortcut to default application from other apps
  2. Map shortcut opens Map application
  3. Dashboard’s second page opens detailed engine data

Radio application has slots for saving your favorite FM radio channels. To save the now playing channel, tap on a + icon at the end of an empty slot. To remove a saved channel, tap on the - icon at the end of the channel’s name
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  1. Menu opens main menu, long press is a shortcut to default application  
  2. Map shortcut opens Map application 
  3. On / Off opens and closes radio 
  4. Audio equalizer 
  5. Favorite channels

a) scan back, b) play/pause, c) scan foward, d) add to favorite channels

Weather

Radio application has slots for saving your favorite FM radio channels. To save the now playing channel, tap on a + icon at the end of an empty slot. To remove a saved channel, tap on the - icon at the end of the channel’s name

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  1. Menu opens main menu, long press is a shortcut to default application from other apps
  2. Map shortcut opens Map application
  3. Changing date to view forecast for different dates, simply tap on any of the available dates
Guides

Guides application contains boat’s manuals and other supportive material. These can be either written documents or video tutorials. Available categories are listed on the Guides main page; tap on one to open it. Then select a topic on the opening sub page by tapping on it.

Guides application:

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a) Menu opens main menu, long press is a shortcut to default application from other apps

b) Map shortcut opens Map application


Video player:
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a) main menu, b) back, c) pause, d) rewind, e) foward 

Documents:
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a) main menu, b) back 
Settings

Settings contains a variety of adjustments and functions from Map’s detail level to pairing a Bluetooth device. You can access Settings through the main menu. . 

System

  • All system’s general settings can be found in System settings. These include language, time zone, date format and radio type. Here you can also reset to factory settings.  

Units 

  • Here you can change all the system’s units, e.g. speed, depth and direction according to your preference.  

Connectivity 

  • In Connectivity settings you can e.g. change Wireless network mode or Bluetooth pair a device. Also pairing a Q Remote is done here.  

Display 

  • In Display setting you will find adjustments related to display, e.g. automatic/manual display brightness.  

Boat 

  • In Boat settings you will find boat related settings such as fuel sensor type. Here you can also find extra packages (e.g. media) that you need to go activate after reseting to factory settings. . 

Navigation 

  • Navigation settings contain all navigation related settings, e.g. chart orientation and map’s default zoom level. Here you can also view GPS information and adjust map’s detail level.  

Alarms 

  • Alarm settings contain all alarm related adjustments. You can e.g. select if you want to get shallow and weather warnings by checking the corresponding checkboxes. Here you can also activate and deactivate the startup check.  
Heater

If your boat has a heater installed, you'll find a Heater app on your Q panel. In addition to the application, the heater also has its on control panel. Changes made on control panel update to Heater application in real time.


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  1. Menu opens main menu, long press is a shortcut to default application from other apps  
  2. Map shortcut opens Map application 
  3. Heater settings access Heater information and changing heater mode (if supported) 
  4. On / Off long press turns the heater on and off  
Boat control 

Boat Controls are always accessible through a tab at the top of the screen. You can open the app quickly regardless of which app you are currently using.. 


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You can control boat’s lighting, pumps and other accessories on Q system’s Boat Controls application. The app contains simple on/off controls for each appliance and sliders for some appliances, e.g. stereo. Note that Boat Controls are only available in your boat if it has the Q Switch installed.  

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1. Tap on Boat Controls icon to open the application. 
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2. Application slides over the screen automatically.
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3. Tap on controls to turn appliances on and off. 
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4. Tap on the X icon to close Boat Controls.