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. The screen can be sectioned off into various windows, the most being 4 quarters of the screen displaying 4 different types of data such as sonar scanning, fish tracking, plotting and even a compass or map. The Broadband Sounder can help locate individual fish, the thermoline, fish stacks and echo viewing.
The HDS10 is compatible with the Insight HD and Fishing Hot Spots Pro, Navionics Gold-Platinum+ and other third party plotters to get the most out of plotting routes. There are also different options which can be used in terms of transducer for specific location usage. These packages are designed to be used for inland and fresh water locations, deep lakes and coastal saltwater use. Greater specialization can be added for deep salt water GPS plotting and fish tracking.
If the user wants to be in a certain region, they will need to choose between the Americas or Non-Americas for their mapping options. The option they choose will only work within these regions and are not supported cross regionally. Although this can be somewhat off putting for some consumers it is to ensure super accurate internal GPS functionality that will be best suited for that region. The Lowrance HDS10 Gen2 can be customized for greater accuracy based on these different options.
|Lowrance HDS-10||Humminbird 1198ci SI||Humminbird 1158c DI|
|Screen Size||10.4 in / 264 mm||10.4 in / 264 mm||10.4 in / 264 mm|
|Screen Resolution||600 x 800 pixels||480 x 800 pixels||480 x 800 pixels|
|Display Type||16-bit color Super VGA SolarMAX PLUS TFT||4:3 Color TFT||4:3 Color TFT|
|Imaging||2D||2D and Side Imaging||2D and Down Imaging|
|Transducer Type||Transom Mount/Trolling Motor||Transom Mount/Trolling Motor||Transom Mount/Trolling Motor|
|Transmit Power||Max 250W Broadband, analog equivalent 30,000W and 32W Broadband, analog equivalent 3,750 W equivalent 3750W||1000W RMS|
|Sonar Frequency||50/83/200 kHz||83/200 kHz 2D|
455/800 kHz Side Imaging
|200/455 kHz 2D|
455/800 kHz Down Imaging
|Maximum Depth||5000 ft / 1524 m||1500 ft 2D|
150 ft Side Imaging
|600 ft 2D|
250 ft Down Imaging
|GPS Antenna Type||Internal, high-sensitivity GPS+WAAS||Internal||Internal|
|Plot Trails||Up to 10 trails - up to 12,000 points/trail||50 w/20,000 points each||50 w/20,000 points each|
|Background Map||Expanded U.S. BaseMap or Insight USA||Humminbird ContourXD||Humminbird Contour XD|