Auxiliary software

Software for Android® – installing

Go to Google Play store (https://play.google.com/store), and search for SEACRAFT CONSOLE application. Our application will be marked with this icon: You should download and install it on your device.

Minimum requirements for your mobile device:

Operating systemGoogle Android 5.0 or newer
Bluetooth linkVersion 4.0 or above (4.2 recommended)
Internet connectionRequired when displaying maps

Note!
You may also need to switch on a ‘Localization service’ when using this application, if you have any troubles with displaying maps.

You will have to pair the ENC3 console with your device only before first use.

Pairing procedure :

  • switch on ENC3 console
  • go to MENU > SETUP > Send data
  • switch on Bluetooth receiver in your mobile device
  • go to Bluetooth settings in your mobile device and scan for nearby devices; look for device named SEACRAFT-XXXXXX (i.e. SEACRAFT- 904101), this name will be also shown on ENC3 screen
  • click SEACRAFT-XXXXXX name and wait for pairing, no PIN is needed

Note!
If you want to get data from another ENC3, you will have to manually unpair your present device first.

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Software for Windows®

Installing the software

You will find this software in the download section.

Minimum requirements for your computer:

Operating systemMicrosoft Windows 10
Bluetooth linkVersion 4.0 or above (4.2 recommended);
not necessary when using USB cable
Internet connectionRequired when displaying maps

Note!
Bluetooth hardware should be present and switched on before running this application, if you plan to use wireless transmission with your ENC3.

When using a USB cable, first go to MENU > SETUP > Send data, next connect the cable to PC.

Using the software

The ENC3 auxiliary software looks and works almost identically on Windows and on Android. In this manual, we will describe Windows version of this software. This software is common for ENC2 and ENC3 devices.

When you start ENC3 auxiliary software, you will see main program window as shown below:

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In example above, you can see software version number 1.0.93.0.
You should always include this information when requesting help or reporting errors.

Please always try to get a most recent software version, and keep the program updated.

Some functions are in development stage and will not be described below until finished (marked as ‘in development’).

Four buttons below lead to main program functions.
All menu items are shown in table below as “menu tree”:

Main window 
Stored RoutesView and edit dive data / records
Import RoutesDownload data into program
From FileDownload data from other person (i.e sent via email)
From Bluetooth Device
From Serial Device
Download data from ENC3 via Bluetooth Download data from ENC3 via USB cable
Configuration 
UnitsChoose units for showing downloaded data
Upgrade via Bluetooth Upgrade via SerialUpgrade internal ENC3 firmware using Bluetooth connection Upgrade internal ENC3 firmware using USB connection
Manual(in development)
Clear dataClear all downloaded data
AdvancedOther settings (see below)
Unlock PROUnlock some additional functions (see below)

You may navigate back in this program using button marked as “<<”.

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Importing data from ENC to PC or mobile device

To download data from ENC3, click Import Routes and then From Device button.

On Android, you have to pair ENC3 with your mobile device before this operation (or make sure it was paired before). On Windows pairing is done automatically.

When downloading data from ENC3, program screen will look like below:

Green horizontal bar shows total progress of operation.

Yellow horizontal bar shows progress downloading current item.

Yellow text Device: SEACRAFT-903041 connected shows ENC3 name and status.

Green text Processing 2/7 informs, that 2nd item of total 7 is now processed. When all items are downloaded, this field will show

TRANSFER COMPLETED

Then you can switch off ENC3 and start browsing your downloaded data.
Click the button to go back to main screen.

Note!
The ENC3 device can hold up to 50 different routes inside.
GPS data and swim data are recorded as separate files. So if you have 10 records inside your ENC, download screen can show you 10-20 items (10 items – no GPS data was recorded, 20 items – all 10 routes has GPS data).

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View/edit imported data

All imported data are available by clicking Stored Routes button on main screen.

  1. Headers section. By clicking on each header you can sort data in table ascending or descending
  2. Green anchor symbol means that this route was anchored.
  3. Green marker symbol means that route has GPS data, too.
  4. Route number. Notice that route no. 1 in ENC device is downloaded as item 000,
    route no. 2 – as 001, etc.
  5. Total number of records in each route
    (1 record = 1 stored set of data : depth, speed, location, …)
  6. Route start time (time of the first record). Format is YY-MM-DD hh:mm.
  7. Total travelled distance.
  8. Route time (time between first and last record in this route).
  9. Maximum recorded depth.
  10. Average recorded depth.
  11. Maximum recorded speed.
  12. Average recorded speed.

Note!
This application always downloading only missing information from ENC3. If not all data was downloaded at first try, you can always repeat downloading procedure and missing items will be filled.

Sometimes not all data are downloaded at first time. ENC3 is much slower with serving the data, if compared to your PC which is grabbing it. If you find, that some of your records from ENC3 are missing in the PC program, just repeat the downloading process to complete it.

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When you click on the selected route, screen will show you detailed information about it:

Button roles
DELETE

Delete current (only one) route from this PC or mobile device.

Export as DAT

Swim data (without GPS records) will be stored in native ENC3 format (for helpdesk or support purposes).

Export as TXT

Swim data (without GPS records) will be stored as text CSV file
(you may import it to any spreadsheet program for further calculations).

GPS map

Shows all GPS records (only) on map – as points connected with lines.

3D Chart

Shows swim records as 3-dimensional graph.

Depth & speed profile

Shows in graphical form depth and speed data as shown below:

  1. With this field you can switch between 3 graphs:
    depth vs time, depth vs distance and speed vs time
  2. This blue point shows each marker
    (point where you switched between REC and HOLD state while using ENC3)

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Anchor on map

ENC3 device records route as set of relative positions.
If you want to show this route on any map, you have to manually set the “first point location” – by clicking it on the map. It should be this point, where you press REC first time.
If you press this button, you will see the empty map. It’s recommended to click in any point of the map first. This will be the first (but invalid) anchor position. Then you may move the map by clicking and holding it. Use Zoom-in and Zoom-out controls to get appropriate scale for your operations.

  1. Route starting point (green circle)
  2. Route max depth point (dark-blue circle)
  3. Marker point (light-blue circle)
  4. Route end point (red circle)
  5. Zoom In/Out controls
  6. Scale fit slider
  7. Rotation slider

Note!
You may want to use Scale slider if you had log sensor uncalibrated.
In that case, distance recorded by ENC3 will differ from real value and this control can fix this problem.

You may want to use Rotation slider if ENC3 had constant, uncompensated compass deviation, or declination was not correctly set. In that case, ENC3 show (and recorded) a compass, or magnetic courses. For map plotting we need to use real headings (compass heading, corrected by deviation and declination), otherwise shown tracks will be invalid.

This features will take effect in map display and KML file export. Raw exported data (DAT, TXT format) are always 100% unchanged regarding to ENC3 records.

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View on Map

allows to show current route on map. It looks almost the same as when anchoring route, but without Scale and Route controls.

Configuring the auxiliary software

Units

This option allows to change display units, but in this application only. ENC3 has his own display units settings and it is independent.

Upgrade

Allows ENC3 firmware update.

Manual Clear Data

This option allows to delete all data imported from ENC3 from this application database. This option does not affect internal ENC3 memory, only downloaded records.

Advanced

Please do not change this options from its default values, unless asked by our technical support.

Unlock PRO

This software can be used also with other version of ENC3 console, specialized for less common tasks. For this ‘special’ versions of ENC3 some additional settings are required and you may unlock it using this option. Ask our support for unlocking code, if you have this ‘special’ versions of ENC3 console. Users of regular ENC3 device will have no reasons to access this options.

ENC firmware update

To use this feature, you will have to download a new firmware file.
You will have to copy received file to the device (PC or mobile device) when this auxiliary software is installed.

Before starting the update process:

  • Make sure ENC3 is charged at least to 50%
  • Make sure your PC or mobile device is charged enough to work for 15 minutes or more
  • Go away from any strong electromagnetic field sources, which can disturb wireless connection (microwaves, electric motors, etc.)
  • switch on ENC3 device and go to the MENU > SETUP > Send data (inside ENC3), then connect the data cable between your ENC3 and your PC (if you’re planning to use USB for the data transfer)
  • Start auxiliary software and select Configuration > Upgrade via Bluetooth or Configuration > Upgrade via Bluetooth

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Depending of you preferred communication medium:

  • Select the ROM file which you received from us.
    DO NOT try to use any other file in this option.
  • Make sure no other application on your PC or mobile device will disturb update process.

If you carry out all this steps correctly, you will see screen like below:

And after a while…

After all data was sent to the ENC3, display of your console will be switched off, and red LED diode above it will blink for 10 seconds.

After that, your ENC3 should switch on automatically.

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Troubleshooting the firmware update

SymptomProcedure
Update process hangs and progress bar doesn’t increment for more than 1 minutePress STOP on ENC3 device to break data transmission Close PC / mobile application and start all update procedure again from the beginning
Firmware was not updated (software version shown in ENC3 didn’t changed)Update file was corrupted during transmission and rejected by ENC3. Repeat update procedure from the beginning.
Compass not working properlyCompass sensor was overcharged during update process. To fix it : Switch off ENC3, wait 10 seconds and connect to charger for 10 seconds, or Leave ENC3 switched on until battery is totally discharged, and then recharge ENC3

The update process may take 2-3 minutes when using software installed on Windows 10 PC (5-6 minutes when using Android devices).

Caution!
If you will have to break the update process, first use the lower button in your ENC to break transmission (this is 100% safe, always).

After update, ENC will reboot. Check the software version.
If the software version did not change, you will have to repeat the update process
(it happens sometimes, but second try is always successful).

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Updated on 2021-06-29

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