Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Review

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2
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Display

9.5 /10

Sonar

9.5 /10

Ease of use

8.5 /10

Connectivity

9.6 /10

Price

8.0 /10

Pros

  • Ultra-bright 7
  • HD Sonar imaging
  • Built-in GPS
  • Built-in USA mapping
  • Trackback feature

Cons

  • Excessive price
  • Learning curve is high

Lowrance is a famous marine manufacturer who has been generating amazing fish finder for a long time. If you want a complete solution for both fishfinder and navigation, then this fish finder is a top one in the market.

With the help of amazing StructureScan technology along with the fantastic Sonar, this device makes it easy to locate the fish & structures below the water. Follow the Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Review to learn more.

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Review


Notable Features

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 comes with a ton of features. From a super bright big display to fantastic sonar, this device allows the users to have access to almost all the necessary character of a chart plotting fish finder and GPS device. It comes with Pre-loaded Insight cartography, GPS, broadband sounder with downscan overlay and other hot features. Check the Review Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 for more.

 

Display

I usually love big screens, because they provide necessary data efficiently on the screen. This fish finder comes with 7” super-bright widescreen. It even offers an excellent resolution to the users. Lowrance HDS 7 Gen2 provides 3D imaging with 2D too. Lowrance HDS 7 gen2 offers a split screen with a 480×640 pixel resolution.

You can see all the necessary details to make your fishing and navigation much easier. Note that; the screen is 6.4 inches from corner to corner. You can see the display on all the time, no matter whether it’s day or night. You can even see the display in the direct sunlight.

 

Sonar

The built-in Broadband Sounder Unite offers great functionality to the users. It offers three frequencies which can be selected from 50/83/200 kHz. All of them has their advantage regarding depth and structure detail. Since we are talking about depth, note that this can read depths up to 5000ft.

Another great feature of this device is the StructureScan technology, the Sidescan & Downscan technology which provides an excellent detailed view of the bottom of the body of water. The combined details of Sidescan and downscan imaging makes it super easy to analyze the data.

 

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Review

Touchscreen

The touchscreens sensitivity is excellent. You can easily use the touch and navigate through the device for functionality.

 

GPS

This device comes with a built-in GPS function. You will be able to use the features quickly along with the plotting waypoints.

 

By plotting waypoints, you will be able to track/mark your favorite fishing spots while increasing the navigation also. You can keep a maximum of 5000 waypoints and up to 200 routes with this ChartPlotter. As a result, you can keep an excellent track of your favorite fishing spot to find them in future.

 

TrackBack Feature

Trackback is now a standard feature on advanced fish finders, and Lowrance HDS Gen2 is not an exception. This feature allows you to highlight and mark the waypoint on the route at any time. With the help of other function like DownScan, you will be able to find the perfect fishing spot for the next time.

 

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Space-saving Design

The device comes with an excellent design which is compact yet provides all the necessary functions. The space saving design makes it easy to store and install.

 

Communication Network

NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000 & Ethernet network compatible. Thus, you can connect this fish finder with supported devices.

 

StructureMap

As we have mentioned the StructureMap is there to provide a detailed, easy, time-saving accurate ways of navigating through the water. This device offers 4 types of map named: Enhanced Basemaps, Insight HD Maps, Built-in Insite Maps and Navionics Navigation charts. Once you get your hands on these and starts to learn about the usage, nothing can beat you in the water.

 

Installation

The installation process of this device is much easier than normal chart plotters. By following the instructions, you can easily install it on your boat, kayak or canoe.

 

Pros

  • Broadband Sounder
  • Super bright LCD Touchscreen 7-inch widescreen
  • StructureScan sonar
  • HD Sonar imaging
  • Built-in GPS
  • Optional Navionics charts
  • Built-in USA mapping
  • Pre-loaded insight cartography
  • Trackback feature
  • 83/20 KHz transducer included
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Price could be less
  • Not a suitable option for a newbie

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Final Verdict

Besides the excessive price, Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 is an amazing fish finder for advanced users. It’s brilliant big dislay with powerfusonar system will help a seasoned fisherman to maximize their fishing experience.

Afsar
 

Hello, This is Afsar. I love to fish a lot and I review fish finders for the anglers.

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