Top Five Fishfinders

RankModelRatingMore Info
1Raymarine Dragonfly4.714.714.714.714.71
2Garmin echo 551dv4.84.84.84.84.8
3Humminbird 859ci HD DI4.64.64.64.64.6
4Garmin echoMap 70dv4.754.754.754.754.75
5Raymarine Dragonfly74.754.754.754.754.75

Lowrance Elite-4x DSI Review

Overall Rating3.83.83.83.83.8
 

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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.
Lowrance did not forget aesthetic preferences in creating this model. You can select your color palette of choice for the display, or alter it to suit the current water and weather conditions. You can also admire the sleek and streamlined interface – while simultaneously being grateful it is so easy to navigate. If you find it is a little bit too easy and crave modifications, you can opt for a more advanced mode instead. You can do this literally single-handedly, as the Elite-4x DSI was optimized for one-handed use, a crucial feature for the on the go fisherman. It comes ready to install with its quick-release bracket.

Once you get over how nice this model from the Lowrance Elite line-up is, then you can start to make the most of its other features, which include the special Trackback Feature (which holds 4 pages of sonar recordings for you to utilize as you’d like). The Elite-4x has a dual frequency transducer (83/200 kHz) and a water sensor so you do not stray from target areas. It’s 300W RMS Sounder pulls up information from as deep as 1000 feet underwater. Its compact size also means it can go where you go, to help you achieve the best possible fishing experience. And remember, when you are utilizing all the important features of the Lowrance Elite-4x, you will likely forget that it is actually a budget device, a dedicated fishfinder designed to save you money without compromising your needs.

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Garmin Echo 300c vs Lowrance Elite-4x DSI vs Humminbird 345c DI

Garmin Echo 300cLowrance Elite-4x DSIHumminbird 345c DI
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Screen Size3.5 in / 89 mm3.5 in / 89 mm3.5 in / 89 mm
Screen Resolution320 x 240 pixels320 x 240 pixels320 x 240 pixels
Display TypeQVGA, 256 colors256 colors256 colors
Imaging2DDown Imaging2D and Down Imaging
Transducer TypeTransom Mount/Trolling MotorTransom Mount/Trolling MotorTransom Mount/Trolling Motor
Transmit Power300W RMS
2400W Peak-To-Peak
350W RMS
2800W Peak-To-Peak
500W RMS
4000W Peak-To-Peak
Sonar Frequency 200/77 kHz455/800 kHz200/455 kHz 2D
455/800 kHz Down Imaging
Maximum Depth1500 ft200 ft600 ft 2D
250 ft Down Imaging
MSRP$219$199$379
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User Reviews

  • 11111

The manual that comes with this product is bad, it has no troubleshooting info. I think Lowrance does this so that they can sell $40 DVD that is supposed to teach you how to use the fishfinder, what a ripoff.

  • 55555

$200 for DownScan is an unbelievable price. I’m glad I didn’t go for a more expensive fishfinder, this unit has everything you need from a fishfinder.

  • 55555

This fishfinder offers a high resolution screen and lot of features for the price, more than you would expect at this price point. One complaint I have is that Lowrance should offer some type of a shade accessory so that screen is more readable in bright sunlight.

  • 55555

The installation took me about an hour and I spent about 30 minutes to learn the functionality. The unit worked well in deeper water even if the water was muddy but when it was less than 10 feet deep the display didn’t have much detail. Also, I noticed that the sonar doesn’t work very well when you’re not moving. This product is great buy if you’re looking for cheap fishfinder that has color and down imaging.

  • 33333

The DSI pictures this unit displays on the water are just as clear and beautiful as the ones in the ads. The problem is DSI doesn’t display any fish, you have to switch to the regular sonar view to be able to see fish arches.

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