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.
The convenience of the Lowrance HDS7 Gen2 is the fact that it is small and can be placed just about anywhere. Regardless of where it is mounted on the boat, the 50/83/200 kHz frequency can provide accurate data at different depths on both custom mapping and other preset or satellite rendered options. It is water proof, sealed and can withstand operating temperatures of 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-10C) to 130 degrees Fahrenheit (55C).
There are numerous types of networking and connector options available with the HDS7 Gen2 from Lowrance. NMEA 2000, NMEA 0183 and Ethernet connectors allow for quick sharing. The SD card slot makes it possible to use 3rd party mapping options and other high resolution data. These options really improve the functionality of the stock Lowrance HDS7 Gen2 but are not entirely necessary to enjoy this fishfinder.
|Lowrance HDS-7||Humminbird 798ci SI||Humminbird 858c DI|
|Screen Size||6.4 in / 163 mm||5 in / 127 mm||7 in|
|Screen Resolution||480 x 640 pixels||640 x 640 pixels||480 x 800 pixels|
|Display Type||16-bit color Full VGA SolarMAX PLUS TFT||256 Color TFT||16:9 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 30000W and 32W Broadband, analog equivalent 3750W||500W RMS|
|Sonar Frequency||50/83/200 kHz||83/200 kHz 2D|
455 kHz Side Imaging
|200/455 kHz 2D|
455/800 kHz Down Imaging
|Maximum Depth||5000 ft / 1524 m||1500 ft 2D|
100 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|