Top Five Fishfinders

RankModelRatingMore Info
1Raymarine Dragonfly4.714.714.714.714.71
2Garmin echo 551dv4.834.834.834.834.83
3Raymarine Dragonfly74.84.84.84.84.8
4Humminbird 859ci HD DI4.64.64.64.64.6
5Lowrance Elite-4 HDI4.224.224.224.224.22
 
Lowrance Elite 3x Review

Lowrance Elite 3x Review

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Lowrance Elite 3x comes equipped with an 83/200 kHz dual-frequency Broadband Sounder transducer that also features an LED-backlit color display. With a 240×360 pixel resolution, the screen is easily viewed from any angle. The dual-frequency functionality provides maximum visualization beneath the vessel. Read More >
Lowrance Elite 5 CHIRP Review

Lowrance Elite 5 CHIRP Review

Overall Rating3.333.333.333.333.33
 
Lowrance Elite 5 CHIRP combines the best of sonar, GPS mapping and Downscan Imaging. Using CHIRP sonar technology, the Elite 5 has been equipped with the tools to make it extremely sensitive to locating fish while providing an improved target resolution and noise rejection, making it much easier to see bait fish and game fish targets. Read More >
Lowrance Elite 7 CHIRP Review

Lowrance Elite 7 CHIRP Review

Overall Rating4.754.754.754.754.75
 
The processor found in the Elite 7 CHIRP is faster than that of its predecessor. The upgraded motherboard and processor along with the CHIRP software provide clearer views of bottom surfaces, plant structures and fish in greater detail, clarity and in real time. Equipped with advanced signal processing the Elite 7 CHIRP allows anglers to spend more time catching fish than having to focus images. Read More >
Lowrance Mark 4 HDI Review

Lowrance Mark 4 HDI Review

Overall Rating55555
 
The Lowrance Mark 4 HDI comes with a 4.3 inch greyscale screen. HDI stands for Hybrid Dual Imaging and provides both the Broadband Sounder and DownScan. HDI was first introduced by the Elite7 model and it provides extremely accurate fish markings and is capable of tracking bait movement. Read More >
Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Review

Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Review

Overall Rating4.224.224.224.224.22
 
Lowrance Elite-4 HDI is a new generation of compact fishfinders ideal for kayaks and small boat where room for mounting electronics is at premium. Despite of its small footprint Elite 4 HDI has almost all the features found in the larger Elite HDI models, yet it’s moderately priced. It will be a very popular model among those looking for smaller, budget priced units. Read More >
Lowrance Elite-5 HDI – Review

Lowrance Elite-5 HDI – Review

Overall Rating44444
 
The Lowrance Elite-5 HDI features Dual Hybrid Imaging. This is a combination of two technologies, which are Downscan Imaging and Broadband Sounder. These technologies offer fishermen a great view of the water column and everything thats in it. The Broadband Sounder Technology is built into the new skimmer transducer which makes it easy to track lure action and mark fish arches. Read More >
Lowrance Elite-7 HDI Review

Lowrance Elite-7 HDI Review

Overall Rating3.423.423.423.423.42
 
For navigators of waterways of the world, Tulsa, Oklahoma based Lowrance introduces its Elite-7 Hybrid Dual Imaging (HDI) series, otherwise known as the Lowrance Elite-7 HDI. This device incorporates GPS capabilities with course plotting to make navigation and on-water pilotage an intuitive and effortless process. Like all electronics of this sort there is a slight learning curve that once over makes using the device a simple process. Read More >
Lowrance HDS-12 Gen 2 Touch Insight Review

Lowrance HDS-12 Gen 2 Touch Insight Review

Overall Rating55555
 
The Lowrance HDS-12 Gen 2 Touch Insight is the largest marine navigational system from Lowrance that has an easy-to-use multi-function touchscreen display with the look and feel of a computer tablet or smartphone. It comes with everything long-time Lowarance High Definition System users expect and much, much more. Read More >
Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Touch Insight Review

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Touch Insight Review

Overall Rating3.53.53.53.53.5
 
The HDS-7 Gen2 Touch Insight from Lowrance is a third generation all-in-one fishfinder, depth sounder and chartplotter. This high-definition system attains very high speeds and is powered by touchscreen control. With the high-definition, 16-color, Super VGA SolarMAX PLUS TFT display, wide-angled views of improved clarity are possible, especially under the glaring sun when the user does not have polarized sunglasses Read More >
Lowrance HDS-9 Gen2 Touch Insight Review

Lowrance HDS-9 Gen2 Touch Insight Review

Overall Rating44444
 
The Lowrance HDS-9 Gen 2 Touch Insight is a touchscreen GPS marine navigational system with the ease of a tablet computer or smartphone. It comes with everything long-time Lowarance High Definition System users expect with a few new enhancements. Read More >
Lowrance Mark 4 – Review

Lowrance Mark 4 – Review

Overall Rating4.54.54.54.54.5
 
The Lowrance Mark 4 is a value minded no compromise fishfinder and chartplotter that features a high bright 3.5 inch backlit LED screen that is designed and proven as easy to read even under direct sunlight. This display features a unique trackback system where you can enhance any area of screen by 400% in order to examine the detailed sonar history and identify specific underwater fish and structures with ease. The sonar technology uses a dual 83/200 Khz frequency system with 2100 watts of peak to peak power and a maximum depth of 1,000 feet. Read More >
Lowrance HDS-10 Gen2 Review

Lowrance HDS-10 Gen2 Review

Overall Rating55555
 
The Lowrance HDS10 Gen2 is the largest available HDS model on the market. It is a total of 10.4 inches measured diagonally and provides the best viewing experience possible with this family of products. Read More >
Lowrance Elite-4 DSI Review

Lowrance Elite-4 DSI Review

Overall Rating3.883.883.883.883.88
 
The Lowrance Elite-4 DSI Combo is a little device packed with a lot of functionality. It comes with a dual 455/800 kHz coverage: 455 kHz for when you want broad, general scanning and 800 kHz to help you focus in on specific areas and fish. Read More >
Elite-5 IceMachine Review

Elite-5 IceMachine Review

Overall Rating55555
 
It is time to pack your winter coat, because the Lowrance Elite-5 IceMachine is improving the way you fish on ice. Specially created to provide not only reliable performance and easy portability but also perfect angles for ice fishing, the Elite-5 IceMachine has a brilliant, vibrant 5 inch display with special SolarMAX 256 color, so you can view each graph, chart and number with perfect clarity no matter what the weather is like or how cold it gets (the Elite-5 IceMachine can withstand temperatures as low as negative 20 degrees Fahrenheit). Read More >
Lowrance HDS-8 Gen2 Review

Lowrance HDS-8 Gen2 Review

Overall Rating3.53.53.53.53.5
 
The Lowrance HDS8 Gen2 can help prevent users from getting lost on their travel adventures out in the open water and fishermen from coming home empty handed. It bares an 8 inch full color backlit screen with a resolution of 600 by 800 pixels. It is simply a great looking addition to any boat. Read More >
Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Review

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Review

Overall Rating4.54.54.54.54.5
 
Fisherman and boaters alike can take advantage of the Lowrance HDS7 Gen2 plotter and fish finder. They will have access to a wide variety of options that can improve accuracy of their routes and ensure that they get to the locations where the fish will be biting stronger and in greater frequency. Choosing hardware such as this will require some thought and factual understanding from the consumer. Read More >
Lowrance Elite-4x DSI Review

Lowrance Elite-4x DSI Review

Overall Rating3.83.83.83.83.8
 
The best kind of budget devices are the ones that make you forget that money was ever an issue because the value of that device seems so ridiculously high. For a fishfinder, this broadly means a device which fulfills all of your fish spying and tracking needs; it can more narrowly mean you have purchased a Lowrance Elite-4x, which contains much of the power and elegance of more expensive models while being simplistic enough to warrant a low comparative price. Read More >
Lowrance Mark-5X DSI Portable Review

Lowrance Mark-5X DSI Portable Review

Overall Rating11111
 
Lowrance Mark-5X DSI Portable boasts extremely clear views of the water below you, due to the Lowrance DownScan Imaging technology included on the device. The scanning abilities are so powerful you are basically presented with crisp pictures of everything below you. This is possible because of the serious power running through the Mark-5x DSI (4,000W peak to peak and 500W RMS) for top of the line sonar scanning. Depths reached are as deep as 250 feet. There is a caveat: for the best picture clarity, boat speed should be below 10mph. Read More >
Lowrance HDS5 Gen2 Review

Lowrance HDS5 Gen2 Review

Overall Rating1.671.671.671.671.67
 
The Lowrance HDS5 Gen2 is a new model for 2012 and it is an improved version of the old HDS5. It features a more powerful processor which gives the fishfinder faster re-draws and quicker response to user input. It has more memory that its predecessor and that allows it store more TrackBack. But the main improvement is the StructureMap a great feature that provides a way to overlay side-scan images on a map display. StructureMap is only available with the optional StructureScan module. Read More >
Lowrance Mark-5x DSI Fishfinder Review

Lowrance Mark-5x DSI Fishfinder Review

Overall Rating33333
 
Increase your success with the powerful, full featured and easy to use Lowrance Mark-5x DSI. The quick release bracket allows you to easily install the device so you can focus time and energy on tracking fish. User-friendly attributes such as a menu that uses text and icons, as well as the choice of manual or automatic tuning make it a viable tool regardless of your skill. Read More >
Lowrance Elite-5 DSI Review

Lowrance Elite-5 DSI Review

Overall Rating3.433.433.433.433.43
 
The Elite-5 DSI fishfinder brings exquisite detail to your fishing experience with a display that showcases the underwater world in picturesque quality. The 480 X 480 pixel high resolution display appears in great clarity on the 5 screen. You are able to view the area beneath the surface at a wider angle and with a vibrant brightness that brings it to life before your eyes. The CCFL backlit screen and keypad ensure that you are not limited to daylight fishing by providing the ability to use the fishfinder for your low light and nighttime excursions. Read More >
Lowrance HDS vs DSI

Lowrance HDS vs DSI

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Lowrance is a very well known brand name in the fishfinder market. They not only have great products, but also great prices. They are very well liked because of their cost efficiency. Their ability to be a leader in the industry is no surprise, because getting a high-end product at a mid-grade price strikes well Read More >
Fishfinder comparison – Lowrance DSI vs Humminbird DI

Fishfinder comparison – Lowrance DSI vs Humminbird DI

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There are so many exceptional fishfinders out on the market today that it makes your job as a consumer easier to get the one that best suits your needs. There are a variety of models with different options, designs, and most importantly prices for you to choose from. If you are in the market for Read More >
Lowrance HDS 7 Review

Lowrance HDS 7 Review

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High definition in all of its glory has arrived into the world of marine electronics with the HDS line of fishfinders and chartplotters from Lowrance. The HDS 7 is one of the newer models in Lowrance’s flagship series. The 7 inch full color monitor displays splendid images and its readability is excellent whether seated directly in front of it or at an angle. Adjustable brightness levels and color palettes customize the viewing experience and tailor it for all conditions. Read More >
Lowrance X59DF

Lowrance X59DF

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Performance and affordability meet in equilibrium with the Lowrance X59DF. The notable features begin with the 4 inch high definition lcd screen with a 38,400 pixel count. Outfitted with what Lowrance calls Film Supertwist, the monitor provides superior contrast for easy readability in direct sunlight and backlight for reading at night. It’s viewable from nearly every conceivable angle even with polarized sunglasses. Read More >
Review of Lowrance HDS-10

Review of Lowrance HDS-10

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If you’re looking for the very best that Lowrance has to offer in its entire fishfinder/chartplotter product line, then look no further than the Lowrance HDS 10. They have put all of their R&D into this unit and it represents a culmination of years of experience and refinement. Read More >
Lowrance HDS-5 Review

Lowrance HDS-5 Review

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The HDS 5 is another fishfinder and GPS chartplotter combo unit form Lowrance’s high definition product line. The HDS 5 is a very versatile and compact unit that has a relatively small footprint that is perfect for those looking for a space-saving multifunction unit. Read More >
Lowrance X67C Review

Lowrance X67C Review

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Lowrance excels in the world of compact fishfinders with robust and powerful features and the Lowrance X67C is certainly no exception. This is immediately evident when gazing upon its 256 full color screen that measures 3.5 inches with an ultra-bright LCD that ensures viewing that is easy on the eyes. The compact design makes is suitable for mounting anywhere on the boat and the quick release feature allows for a no hassle way to remove the unit when finished for the day. Read More >