Lowrance 000-10778-001 HDS-7 Gen2 Touch Insight 83/200 Fishfinders

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Touch Insight 83/200 & Lowrance Fishfinder is the best fishfinder gps combo with maps of the great US rivers and other waterways. If you're looking for the perfect chartplotter to accompany you on your fishing expeditions, I highly recommend it. You'll not only catch more fish, you'll be more on top of the organization of your adventure with this advanced tool

Know where you're going and what's in store for you

One of the greatest benefits of the HDS-7 Gen2 Touch Insight 83/200 & Lowrance Fishfinder is that you have access to thousands of detailed maps of rivers and lakes all over the United States, in HD (High Definition)! I recommend it for anyone who likes personalizing their trip. For those who just want to fish and not plan too much, there is a built-in mapping tool. I suggest purchasing the additional Navionics charts which can be integrated if you're an avid boater as well as a fisheman.

Knowing the waterway helps you find fish faster

You don't see much when you look down in the water - even if your boat is still in the rivers and crystal clear waters lets you see all the way down to the riverbed. What's right underneath your boat? What's ten meters ahead? Not only is HDS-7 Gen2 Touch Insight 83/200 & Lowrance Fishfinder equipped with a built-in StructureScan HD sonar imaging that clearly helps you differenciate the waterway's structure from the fish and your baits, you can actually study the waterway's structure in 3-D on your display screen. It makes the experience of fishing feel all that more vivacious when you can find new places to check for fish or leave a bait. It's almost like having a little adventure under the surface.

Don't worry about the weather

If it's raining, otherwise overcast or very windy, the HDS-7 Gen2 Touch Insight 83/200 & Lowrance Fishfinder will weather the weather with you, as it is equipped with radar and SIRIUS weather overlay capability. I recommend this if you never want to hesitate about going fishing on a less than sunny day. Why stay home because of clouds? Our radar gets through, and you'll always get a satellite signal. GoFree Wireless technolody means you'll never have to worry about your GPS failing or your track back feature blanking out.

No stylus needed - just your fingers

Gone are the days when you had to pre-program everything and hope you didn't have to make too many changes on route. With the touch screen, you can select and zoom in on hot spots you want to take a better look at, or change your trajectory while you're in the water. I recommend purchasing touch-screen gloves (which are available at dollar stores these days) in case it gets a little cold on the water and you need to make modifications.

Pros/advantage:

  • Experienced users will have a fantastic tool to support their passion for fishing
  • Accurate identification of bait and target
  • Color screen
  • Touch screen
  • Weather-proof - even if it's raining or really windy, you'll still get satellite signal
  • Wireless technology and GPS means you'll always know where you are

Cons/disadvantages

  • You do need to have a basic grasp of nautical measurements - what's not in the instruction manual can be learned through online videos or by going out with more experienced boaters and fishers
  • If you're not used to using a GPS, it can take a while to get the hang of it and focus on your fishing. The answer is practice, practice, practice!
  • It's not cheap, but it is the best of its kind on the market. If you travel regularly with a group of friends, perhaps splitting the cost is an option?

FAQs

Q. Can I save and review parts of the trip?

A. Yes, by using the trackback feature, you can look back at the sonar history captures with the device, including riverbed or lake floor structure, fish targets, movements or larger groups. It will even save waypoints

Q. Can I track multiple fish at the same time?

A. Of course! Just use the split screen option so you can see what the sonar is picking up in different areas of the lake or river

Q. How good is the screen?

A. Specs are available on the website. It is so crystal clear, you will never miss out on a great catch. Everything is obvious and distinguishable from the other as it's picked up by the sonar. In addition, if you're fishing into the night, there's an awesome LED backlight that will let you fish for longer without having to scramble for a flashlight or lantern.

Q. I travel with friends from other countries sometimes to fish - what are my options to use the HDS-7 Gen2 Touch Insight with them?

A. Multiple language options are available - check the website for more details

Q. It doesn't work, what do I do?

A. For manufacturer's defects, a one-year warranty is provided

Conclusion - Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2

Conclusion - Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2

In conclusion, for your fish aficionado I suggest getting him or her the HDS-7 Gen2 Touch Insight 83/200 & Lowrance Fishfinder. If you aren't as into fishing as he/she is, maybe you could join him on him/her on a trip as a chartplotter. That way, you can enjoy the map-making and reading while they concentrate on their fishing. It's a great way to bond as a couple. If you have kids, showing them how to use the equipment will get them wanting to spend more time outside and with you.

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