Lowrance HDS-7 Review

6.2″ LCD

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When you need legendary performance, you need legendary equipment. The new Lowrance HDS-7 Generation 2 multi function displays are a futuristic leap in fishfinding and navigation.

Built for power users, the HDS series takes state-of-the-art technology and combines it in a package that is easy to install, easy to use, and delivers the results that you want.

The newly developed operating system simplifies the interface, so you can access the features that you use most often at the touch of a button. A boat that has its centerpiece in an HDS unit is truly a “modern” and “fully-equipped” boat.

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POWERFUL FISH FINDING

With a 6.2 inch display that supports split-screen views, see sonar data like never before on the crystal clear LCD screen. With 250 Watts of power and a twin frequencies of 83kHz and 200kHz or 50 kHz and 200 kHz, this unit can peer as deep as 600 feet at 83 kHz, and 250 feet at 200kHz, showing structure, temperature changes, baitfish and predator fish with stunning clarity.

You can even set up a multi-unit system and network them together so they share data from just one receiver(whether it is a transducer, radar, or weather).

CONFIGURATIONS

  • 50/200 kHz Transducer
  •  83/200 kHz Transducer & StructureScan
  • 50/200/455/800 kHz Transducer
  • 83/200/455/800 kHz Transducer
  • 50/200/455/800 kHz Transducer, US/Canada Coastal, Great Lakes, Major Canadian Lakes Charts

LSS-2 STRUCTURESCAN CAPABILITY(OPTIONAL)

With the StructureScan module, you can see the underwater world like never before. StructureScan(also known as LSS-2) shoots THREE sonar beams – that’s right, three – one high-power(455 kHz or 800 kHz) DownScan imaging, and two SideScan beams to give you both pictures at once! W

ith the generous screen sizes, you can use split screen to see data from all SONAR beams at once! So you can have one section showing you 83 kHz, one showing you 200 kHz, one showing you DownScan, and one showing you SideScan – all simultaneously. Fishing does not get better than this!

GPS CAPABILITY

Lowrance HDS-7 units are fully compatible with all Navionics chart cards, Platinum+, Platinum, Platinum HotMaps with satellite imagery, aerial photos, and 3D views.

HIGH-DEFINITION WEATHER

The Lowrance HDS-7 unit will integrate with SIRIUS satellite high-res NOWRad weather radar and radio services through an affordable and integrated smart antenna/module bundle, and the first SIRIUS Inland weather service, in addition to Coastal coverage(subscription required)

REAL-TIME STRUCTUREMAP CAPABILITY

Combine chart data with underwater structure data(requires additional StructureScan Module) for an even more life-like view on your screen.

RADAR FUNCTIONALITY

With external radar dome that can be networked to your display, you can add radar functionality as well, making it a necessary tool for safety in poor weather and low light when visibilty is compromised.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

  • HDS-7
  • Mounting bracket
  • Power/data cable
  • Installation hardware
  • Owner’s manual
  • Transom mount transducer

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