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. When paired with the LSS-1 StructureScan sonar imaging module, users can activate the StructureMap overlay and scan images directly on a chart in real-time, or create SreMap charts of their favorite boating, fishing and diving areas.
Compatible with Lowrance enhanced basemaps, Insight HD cartography, Navionics and all HDS-compatible third-party charting cards, the new StructureMap view provides a greater perspective of the areas covered by StructureScan sonar imaging. In addition, with the built-in recording capability of HDS Gen2, users can easily create and view StructureMap detail on or off the water - without the aid of a computer.
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. HDS Gen2 models with fishfinder capability incorporate the award-winning Broadband Sounder that delivers legendary Lowrance sonar performance with greater sensitivity, peerless echo clarity and underwater definition proven to find more targets. Lowrance's premier TrackBack functionality allows HDS Gen2 users to scrollback in the recorded history of Broadband Sounder or StructureScan sonar imaging to review structure or fish targets and pinpoint locations with a waypoint. To avoid losing important sonar data, HDS Gen2 continues recording throughout the use of TrackBack to ensure valuable readings are not lost.
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. In addition, HDS-8 and HDS-10 models feature six programmable softkeys for one-button access to the most commonly used menu functions.