Lowrance's HDS-8 Gen2 Insight USA with 83/200 kHz Transom Mount Transducer features double the memory and twice the processing power of its corresponding first generation model, yielding enhanced responsiveness, faster startup times and lightning quick menu operation. Its SolarMAX PLUS display features LED backlighting for easy viewing in all conditions.
Specifications and Features:
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 StructureMap 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 p remier 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.