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.
The information that the screen provides is always relevant to the operation of the device. It provides a depth alarm and shallow alarm when they are crossed. A temperature display can help ensure proper operation temperatures within the 5-130 degrees Fahrenheit (-15-55C). Any temperature more or less than the threshold will not guarantee accuracy with the device. It is waterproof so owners can rest assured that it will not get damaged with a splash or high humidity conditions.
Depending on the location where the Lowrance HDS8 Gen2 is going to be used, the consumer will need to purchase the appropriate antennae type for their operation location. The choice for internal antennae to be used in the Americas is the GPS+WAAS and the Non-Americas is the GPS+EGNOS+MSAS.
|Lowrance HDS-8||Humminbird 898c SI||Humminbird 958c DI|
|Screen Size||8.4 in / 213 mm||7 in||8 in|
|Screen Resolution||600 x 800 pixels||480 x 800 pixels||480 x 800 pixels|
|Display Type||16-bit color Super 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 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|