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|The Lowrance HDS-8 is a premium fishfinder/ GPS chartplotter offering a multitude of features. This Lowrance GPS receiver features an award winning 8-inch screen which offers clear and wonderful color display. A very realistic and life like view of the bottom structure and topography with more than 500 fishing hot spots and close to 5,000 freshwater lake maps is provided by this Lowrance fishfinder. The Lowrance Broadband digital signal processing software of this Lowrance GPS receiver helps you easily find and hit the target. The Broadband Fishfinding feature of the Lowrance HDS-8, helps to target even hidden fishes with great accuracy. Even at fast boat speeds, this Lowrance fishfinder ensures that you have a wonderful fishing experience.|
|MPN||14007, 14009, 14038, HDS8, HDS8 14038 14007 14009|
|UPC||042194532943, 042194532967, 042194533278|
|Resolutions||600 x 800|
|Marine Features||Chart Plotter, Depth Display, Fish Finder, MOB (Man Over Board), Sonar / Sounder, Split Screen|
|Trip calculator||Points-of-Interest (POI)|
|Included Software/Maps||North America Maps, South America Maps, USA Maps|
|PC Interface||NMEA-0183, NMEA-2000|
|Expansion Slot Type||MultiMediaCard (MMC) slot|
Average review score based on 5 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
The Lowrance HDS with insight, is the very best electronics a person could have on their boat. Coupled with the LSS 1, fish have no place to hide. See structure with great detail. Visiting a new lake, not to worry, with the mapping and on screen information, you know where you are and how to get back. On your old favorite lake, "see" what that big "blob" you have been catching fish over really is, find new structure you have been missing, you can scan a much wider area than just a few feet like your old "look down only" sonar. This unit is also quite "user" friendly.
In bright sun the screen is very difficult to see.
The HDS-8 is excellent in every way ECXEPT speed. The unit is easy to use, offers infinite ways to configure the interface as well as integrate into the way you watch weather, navigate, monitor your boats functions, scan for structure or fish and store your information. BUT, don't be in a hurry, or need information quickly. Even with the base map the unit is painfully slow in processing. Shame on Lowrance for saving a few pennies in a processor after putting so much in a unit. If you choose the HDS, you will LOVE what it does for you, just know that your patience will be tested.
I purchased this Lowrance HDS-8 because it was the lowest priced Multi Function.Display on the market. I have not installed it yet but I have functionally tested it and found the screen size and brightness perfect for aging eyes! I also purchased a Navionics Platinum+ chip in order to have stunning 3D charting as well as satellite map overlay. It really is a great product for the money and I can't wait to use it on my sailboat this Spring. I bought the model with the built in Fish Finder transponder and I also bought a Lowrance Broadband 3G Radar to use with it. I am anxiously awaiting to get on the water!
This product I need for fishing.
I like his ability to observe the underwater world.
I don't dislike its relatively high price for me.
This product is the best in its price category.
PRICE... it was 600.00 cheaper than Cabela's, Bass PRo, and Sportsman'S warehouse. It works perfectly and does so much more than I ever thought possible. I chose the 8 inch model because the smaller ones were to hard for me to see, and the capabilities of this instrument are beyond comparison. It has the Insight chip in it already which contains the entire coast line of the U.S. plus some 5000 Lakes and Rivers inland, no need to purchase additional chips.