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Manufacturer: Lowrance 000-10520-001
The new Lowrance HDS Gen2 family includes HDS-5, HDS-7, HDS-8 and HDS-10 and features double the memory and twice the processor speed of first-generation HDS models - providing boaters with enhanced responsiveness, faster start-up and menu operation, and lightning-fast chart panning and zooming speeds. All HDS Gen2 models with chartplotter capability feature an internal, high-sensitivity GPS+WAAS antenna - with an LGC-4000 external 5Hz GPS antenna available as an option.
Designed for easy viewing in all conditions, all Gen2 models feature a SolarMAX PLUS display with LED backlighting (HDS-5 models feature fluorescent backlight), for exceptional viewing in the brightest sunlight and from wide angles. Users can also adjust the screen brightness to as much as zero-dim for low-light conditions. HDS Gen2 models offer plug-and-play operation with an easy-to-use graphic menu system for more convenient access and control of key functions.
Specifications and Features:
Exclusive, high brightness 480x480-pixel 5-inch display for the truest representation of navigational detail
Sunlight viewable screen/keypad backlighting with brighter, clearer, wide-angle viewing
Built-in high sensitivity GPS antenna with superior time-to-location lock and precision position -- NMEA 2000 networkable
Optional LGC-4000 external GPS antenna module with high speed 5 Hz update rate available for custom applications - NMEA 2000 networkable
Built-in base map including coastal shorelines, over 100,000 searchable lakes and water bodies, and highly accurate detailed shorelines and contours for over 4,000 lakes
Exclusive new Lowrance Insight cartography now built-in on select models, delivering a new dimension in effective, reliable marine navigation and fishing
Life-like illumination of land and water structure in both overhead and perspective modes provides superior situational awareness for navigation and fishing.
Exclusive Fishing Hot Spots fishing points of interest content, including marked fishing areas, boat launches and fish habitat areas.
Lightning-fast redraws and display refresh.
Nautic Insight coverage for Great Lakes and U.S. coastal waters
Supports all Navionics content including Platinum Plus, Platinum and Platinum Hot Maps on plug-and-play memory cards
Also supports all legacy Lowrance charts
LakeMaster ProMaps surveyed lakes with high-detail depth contours.
Fishing Hot Spots PRO with fishing points of interest.
NauticPath offshore/coastal maps, FreedomMaps land and lake topographic maps and MapCreate USA Series 7.
Attractive new case design that is easier to install
Waterproof SD/MMC memory card slot to plug-and-play high-detail cartography options, save-load user GPS data
Newest high-capacity high-speed flash memory for user functions and cartography storage reduces case size for a more compact performance package
Enhanced menu structure offers quick and easy access to most-used features
Improved keyboard design for more intuitive and ergonomic control in all weather conditions
Simplified high-speed Ethernet-based networking shares useful sonar, navigation and radar data
Exclusive new SIRIUS Satellite Weather and Audio smart antenna module, with ethernet output to displays and high quality audio output to any onboard stereo; available with unique SIRIUS subscription packages
Coastal content package including full suite of weather and sea conditions.
120 channel crystal clear audio functionality added for a small additional monthly fee
Compatible with Lowrance High Definition Digital Radar radome options with radar/chart overlay feature (withoutptional heading sensor)
NMEA 2000 network connectivity for easy multi-station data sharing to monitor and display boat operation systems via onboard and engine sensors
Maximize fuel economy with Fuel Flow sensors or digital Engine Interface sensors.
Precision temperature sensor option for surface water, livewell, baitwell, cabin and/or engine room readings.
Compatible with all other NMEA 2000-certified sensors from Lowrance -- including speed, fluid level and pressure sensors - or other manufacturers.
Track-Your-Buddy and Get-Buddy features in addition to DSC when interfaced with Lowrance-compatible VHF marine radios
NMEA 0183 compatible