Brilliant 8.4" High Resolution Display with StructureScan HD
The Lowrance HDS8 Generation 2 Multifunction GPS Fishfinder is a standalone navigation center with pre-loaded maps and a broadband fishfinder, all-in-one. The Gen2 models offer double the memory and twice the processor speed of previous models which results in lightning-fast chart panning and zooming speeds. The HDS8 also includes High Definition mapping for the entire US, including inland lakes and US coastal waters, displayed on a sunlight viewable, 600 x 800, 8.4” Super VGA SOLORMAX PLUS display with LED backlighting. The brighter and clearer display offers a much wider viewing angle and Lowrance even backlit the keypad for nighttime use. Locating your position is a cinch for the HDS8 with its internal super-sensitive 16-channel GPS receiver. And if you find yourself in a situation for an external antenna, like a pilot house or enclosed bridge, you can always add the Lowrance Point-1 external GPS antenna.
The Lowrance HDS-8 comes pre-loaded with all of the maps that most boaters would ever need. The built-in enhanced US base map includes over 100,000 bodies of water and shoreline detail for the US Coast. Lowrance then added the detailed maps as below:
- Lake Insight provides life-like perspective of bottom structure and topography, fishing points of interest, marked fishing areas, fish habitat areas and boat ramps. Coverage includes the Great Lakes and more than 500 Fishing Hot Spots Lakes.
- Nautic Insight for superior life-like view of coastal bottom structure with detailed coastal and offshore depth contours, spot soundings and navigational aids for the entire U.S. coastline.
If the pre-loaded maps are not enough for you, the HDS 8 will support Navionics Platinum, Platinum Plus and Platinum Hot Maps TurboView on SD card format.
Optional C-Map Max-N
MAX-N Wide provides C-MAP features such as anchorages, harbor and approach chart detail, depth contours, aids to navigation, restricted areas, rocks, spots soundings, wrecks and other obstructions, detailed marina charts and coverage of inland rivers and lakes. MAX-N Wides provide expansive coverage based on Jeppesen’s popular C-MAP MAX Wide charts. Click Here for Coverage.
The Lowrance HDS-8’s built-in High-Definition Digital Fishfinder uses broadband technology to provide the best picture of fish and bottom possible. The digital filters reduce false echos and help to distinguish fish from structure like rock piles, stumps beds, drop-offs and ledges. You will also see a large increase in performance of tracking bottom at higher speeds and in rougher sea conditions. The HDS 8 has an adjustable zoom scale of up to 8X and the 83/200khz transducer is perfect for inland lake and shallower salt water applications.
Included LSS2 Structure Scan HD
The LSS-2 provides up to 600ft of side-to-side underwater coverage which allows you to cover more water in less time. Picture perfect imaging also allows you to see and recognize timber, brush piles, stumps, rocks or any other underwater structure. When using structure scan you have numerous options on how to view the information including sidescan views in full screen mode, DownScan in full screen mode, splitscreen with sidescan and downscan or even splitscreen with downscan and 2d sonar.
Lowrance has partnered with MotorGuide to create a revolutionary link to offer boaters an entire new level of precision and control when it comes to navigation. PinpointConnect is a seamless interface that links all Lowrance HDS Gen2 and Gen2 Touch models to MotorGuide’s Xi5 Wireless Trolling Motor for advanced navigation. It’s now easier than ever to stay locked onto a submerged wreck, follow a route you’ve created on your Gen2 Chartplotter of an old road bed, or even lock in the cruise control to maintain a constant speed against the wind or current. It is top priority of this partnership to provide users with the crucial tools needed to catch more fish and enhance their overall experience on the water for years to come.
Structure Map Overlay
The HDS8 Generation2 Structure Scan Bundle comes with everything you need to enable and view Lowrance's new StructureMap overlay technology. This new feature allows you to overlay and scan images directly on to the chart in real time. Below is a video of how this works.
The Lowrance HDS units are compatible with the Broadband 3G Radar and the Broadband 4G Radar.