Single Display Solution for your Next Marine Outing!
SolarMax Plus 8.4” super VGA color screen
The HDS-8 will give you superb sonar graphing and navigational detail. The Gen2 Lowrance models have double the memory and twice the processor speed of previous models which means lightning-fast chart panning and zooming speeds. A sunlight viewable display, gives the user exceptional clarity and separation of fish targets from structure, baitfish, clutter, and bottom. This HDS fish-finder provides the best fish-finding performance in any water situation and is also packed with a 16 channel internal GPS antenna that allows faster time-to-signal lock and quick re-draw. If you have a pilot house or enclosed bridge, no need to worry, just add the external Point-1 GPS antenna, which will also network with NMEA 2000.
The HDS 8 comes pre-loaded with an enhanced U.S. base map which includes over 100,000 bodies of water, coastal shorelines, and 5,000 lakes with high-detail shorelines and depth contours. Lowrance Insight cartography now gives you revolutionary contour shading, life-like perspectives of bottom structure, super fast map updates and screen re-draws. Insight USA gives you coverage for Continental U.S. inland waters, Great Lakes, and Coastal Waters.
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.
Ease of Use
The multifunction HDS-8 fish-finder has a unique new FlyWheel scroll dial and soft command keys for quicker and easier control for adjusting your fish finding and navigational features. Two SD card slots will allow for optional detailed mapping display and sonar/GPS data recording. With the newest high-capacity, high speed flash memory, cartography storage is reduced, giving any boater a more compact performance package.
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.
This Lowrance has NMEA 2000 network connectivity for easy multi-station data sharing to monitor and display boat operation systems. You can now maximize fuel economy with Fuel Flow or digital Engine Interface sensors. The HDS-8 with added NMEA 2000 will provide you with a Precision Temperature Sensor option for livewell, baitwell, surface water, cabin and/or engine room readings. If you’re looking for a unit with high quality features, at a low consumer price, this is the combination GPS/Fishfinder for you.
Complete your Lowrance HDS network with these compatible parts LSS 2 StructureScan HD Sonar, Lowrance SonicHub Marine Audio Kit, Lowrance Broadband 3G Radar. and the Lowrance Broadband 4G Radar.