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Lowrance Elite Ti² vs Raymarine ELEMENT

by | Last updated: Feb 5, 2021

• COMPARISON •

This week, we are comparing the Lowrance Elite Ti² with the Raymarine ELEMENT HV Series.

Specifically, a comparison of the series and then a side by side of the 7″ 9″ and 12′ models

 

So… How are they different. The basics.

 

Control Type – The Element uses keypad controls and the Elite Ti² uses a touchscreen.

Screen Brightness – The Element screen comes in a little but brighter than the Elite Ti² by about 300 nits across all 3 sizes.

Mounting Options – The Element can mount via a bracket or flush to the console. Elite Ti² units can flush mount and bracket mount also but the bracket is quick release for quick removal and storing.

Charting | Storage – Both models have comparable chart options but the data storage is a bit different. 5000 waypoints for the Element, 3000 for the Elite Ti². 50 routes for the Element, 100 for the Elite Ti². 15 tracks for the Element, 100 for the Elite Ti².

 

Only 15 tracks for the Element is a bit of a negative for me as I store and use bunch of tracks for backwater trips and could see this getting used up pretty quickly.

Radar Compatibility – The is a big plus for the Element as it can connect to a Raymarine Quantum radar via WiFi. The Elite Ti² doesn’t  support radar.

NMEA 0183 – The Element doesn’t support NMEA 0183 however the Elite Ti² has 1 port in and 1 port out.

Wireless Networking – The Element can network 2 units together to share data but only by wire and only waypoints.

 

With the Elite Ti² series you can connect 2 units together via WiFi to share sonar, waypoints and routes.

SONAR – This in my opinion is definitely the biggest difference between the models.

 

The Element series has a more advanced sonar with the addition of 1.2 MHz HyperVision on DownVision, SideVision and RealVision 3D.

 

The Element HyperVision 1.2 MHz channel only works to about 90-100′ but clarity for finding structure and fish is outstanding. The Chirp sonar uses 200kHz @ 100W.

 

The sonar in Elite Ti² series is excellent and maybe a better choice if much of your fishing is in deeper water.

 

The Chirp sonar uses 50/83/200kHz and is a little more powerful @ 500W and the Structure scan runs in the 455/800kHz range.

 

; See the tables below for detailed comparison.

 


 

Series Summary

 

Features - Lowrance Elite Ti²
 

  • Easy-to-use touchscreen
  • WVGA Color TFT LCD
  • Brightness @ 1200 nits
  • Built-in 10 Hz GPS
  • Full Control – Touchscreen | Keypad
  • Active Imaging support
  • FishReveal™ Smart Target View
  • Wireless networking
  • Smartphone Notifications
  • Preloaded C-MAP AU/NZ/US mapping
  • C-MAP® Easy Routing
  • Navionics® Autorouting capability*
  • Sonar output – 500W
  • CHIRP | DownScan | SideScan
  • C-MAP Genesis Live
  • Control MotorGuide® Xi5 trolling motors
  • Engine integration
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Chart options | C-MAP, Navionics
  • Smartphone notifications
  • Touchscreen control outboard pilot
  • NMEA – 0183 & 2000 (Limited)
  • 1 micro SD cards slot up to 32GB
  • SONAR
  • 50/83/200kHz Broadband | 1000′
  • 455/800kHz | StructureScan
  • DownScan – StructureScan | 300′
  • SideScan – StructureScan | 300′

 

Features - Raymarine ELEMENT HV
 

  • Chartplotter/Sounder
  • Keypad Controls
  • WXGA  | Color Display
  • New simple-to-use LightHouse Sport os
  • 70° Wide viewing angle | Excellent clarity
  • Sunlight-viewable | 1500 Nits Brighness
  • Internal antenna | External Option
  • Built-in 10Hz GPS/GNSS receiver
  • Bracket or flush mount
  • Built-in Wi-Fi | Software Updates & Radar
  • Bluetooth 2.4 GHz – * Future Use
  • Supports AIS
  • VHF Position data | NMEA 2000
  • Supports NMEA 2000 devices & sensors
  • Send navigation data to connected autopilot.
  • Receive data from autopilots, engines
  • Supports wireless Quantum Radar scanners
  • 3 user programmable Quicklaunch buttons
  • Supports 2 standard NMEA 2000 trim tabs
  • Supports engine data  via an ECI-100
  • Compatible with LightHouse NC2 charts
  • Compatible with Navionics
  • Compatible C-MAP cartography
  • Waypoints Sharing –
  • 1 –  MicroSDXC card slot | 4GB to 32GB
  • 5,000 waypoints | 200 waypoint groups
  • 15 Track Logs – 10,000 max track points
  • 50 Routes – 250 waypoints max
  • SONAR
  • High CHIRP Sonar | 200 kHz | Conical
  • Output Power | 100 Watts
  • Maximum Depth – 900′
  • Sonar mapping using Raymarine RealBathy
  • Standard | 700 Watts | 350 kHz
  • DownVision | 600′
  • SideVision | 300′
  • RealVision 3D | 300′
  • HyperVision | 1000 Watts | 1.2 MHz
  • DownVision HV | 100′
  • SideVision HV | 100′
  • RealVision 3D HV | 100′

 

 


 

21 Ways Elite Ti² and ELEMENT HV are different.

 

FEATURES Elite Ti² ELEMENT HV
Prices $649.00-1569.00 $549.00-1999.00
Display | Control Type Touchscreen Keypad
Display Brightness 1200 Nits 1500 Nits
OS Lowrance Lighthouse Sport
Mounting Options Quick Release | Bracket | Dash Bail | Flush
Waypoints 3000 5000
Routes 100 50
Track Log 100 15
Map Options Insight | C-MAP | Navionics NC2 | Navionics | C-MAP
Radar Compatible No Yes – Quantum
Weather No Yes
Supports FUSION Yes – SonicHub2 No
Planning Software Insight Planner Navionics
NMEA 0183 In 1 No
NMEA 0183 Out 1 No
SONAR
Conical Chirp 50/83/200kHz @ 500W/1000′ 200kHz @ 100W/900′
DownView 455/800kHz @ 500W/300′ 350 kHz @ 700W/600′
SideView 455/800kHz @ 500W/300′ 350 kHz @ 700W/300′
HyperVision Down NA 1.2 MHz @ 1000W/100′
HyperVision Side NA 1.2 MHz @ 1000W/100′
RealVision 3D NA Yes

 


 

Elite Ti² or ELEMENT HV Which one Should I Choose

So which one do I go with?

 

Lowrance Elite Ti² – If you want a touchscreen chartplotter with and excellent fishfinder and plan to share data between two units via wireless networking, then the Elite Ti² is the choice.

It’s not  networkable but you can share sonar, waypoint and route data between Elite Ti² displays with a wireless connection. The Element will only share waypoints via NMEA2000.

 

ELEMENT HV –  If you only plan to run one unit, don’t need a touchscreen and want superb next level sonar fishfinding capability with 1.2MHz Hypervision and Realvision 3D then Raymarine Element HV is the ticket.

The Element HV series is a great standalone unit with versatile mapping, keypad controls and advanced sonar.

 


 

Specs | Reviews • Current Prices

 

Elite Ti² Family vs ELEMENT Family Banner
ModelSpecs|Review
Elite Ti² 7
Elite Ti² 9
Elite Ti² 12
ELEMENT 7HV
ELEMENT 9HV
ELEMENT 12HV
 

Elite Ti² | ELEMENT HV

Rear Connections

Lowrance Elite Ti² vs Raymarine ELEMENT HV
^ Elite Ti² Rear Connections ^

GPSMAP 1242xsv Touch - Rear Connections
^ ELEMENT HV | Rear Connections^

• MODEL COMPARISONS •

Lowrance Elite Ti² 12 vs Raymarine ELEMENT 12 Comparison
Read Elite-12 Ti² REVIEW Read ELEMENT 12HV REVIEW
Best Price - Lowrance Elite-12 Ti² Best Price on - ELEMENT 12

Elite-12 Ti² vs ELEMENT 12HV

 

  How are the Elite-12 Ti² and ELEMENT 12HV different?

Below are differences side by side:

General

Model Elite-12 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 12 HV
Physical dimensions 6.5" x 13.03" x 3.21"
216 x 330 x 81.5 mm
14.1"x 8.5" x 2.4"
35.7 x 21.5 x 6.2 cm
Weight 3.25 lbs, 1.48 kg 6.5 lbs.
Water rating IPX7 with card door closed IPX7
Display type Touch | TouchPad WXGA | Color Keypad
Display size 12" diagonal 12" diagonal
Display resolution 1280 x 800 pixels 1280 x 800 pixels
Display - Brightness 1200 nits 1500 Nits
Power consumption 1.6A at 13.8 V DC -Full backlight | sonar on 2.1A | 12V
GPS Antenna 10Hz internal Internal or external NMEA 2000
GPS Receiver WAAS/MSAS/EGNOS 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS
Mounting options Gimbal Bracket | Dash Bail or flush

Maps & Memory

Model Elite-12 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 12 HV
On-Board Memory na No
Accepts data cards 1 microSD - 32GB 1 microSD card | up to 2TB
Waypoints 3000 5,000
Routes 100 50
Track log 100 Trails | 10,000 points per trail 10,000 points; 15 saved tracks
Preloaded Maps Built-in - Detailed U.S. background map

Supports:
MicroSD card slot is fully compatible with Lowrance Lake Insight, Lake Insight PRO, and HD, Insight Genesis, Navionics Gold and HotMaps Premium, Fishing Hotspots PRO and Jeppessen C-Map Max- N.
Support for:
Raymarine LightHouse NC2
Navionics | C-MAP Essentials
C-MAP 4D MAX+

Outdoor Recreation Features

Tide Tables Yes Yes | With Chart Card

Chartplotter Features

Model Elite-12 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 12 HV
Radar compatible No Yes | Quantum
Sonar compatible Built In - Active Imaging™, FishReveal™, CHIRP, DownScan, SideScan & StructureScan Built-In
High CHIRP | 200kHz
DownVision
SideVision
RealVision
Supports AIS NAIS-500 Yes
Weather No Yes
Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF Yes Yes
Supports FUSION-Link SonicHub2 No
Black Box sonar support No No
Planning Software Compatible Yes - Insight Planner Navionics
App-Control Compatibility Yes - Link | Android & IOS No
Remote Input Device - compatible No No
Alarms Navigation
Anchor
Radar - when connected
Sonar
Weather - when connected
Navigation
Anchor
Sonar

Sonar Features & Specifications

Model Elite-12 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 12 HV
Transmit Power 500W RMS High CHIRP | 100W
Standard | 700W
HyperVision | 1000W
Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable 50/83/200kHz (Broadband) | 1000' No
Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable 455/800kHz (StructureScan) No
CHIRP sonar technology Med/High CHIRP | 1000' 200 kHz
ClearVü | Down DownScan - StructureScan | 300' DownVision 350kHz | DownVision HV 1.2 MHz
SideVü | Side SideScan - StructureScan | 300' SideVision 350kHz | SideVision HV 1.2 MHz
Forward View No No
Sonar | Additional RealVision 3D 350kHz | RealVision 3D HV 1.2 MHz

Connections

Model Elite-12 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 12 HV
NMEA 2000 compatible 1x Micro-C Yes
NMEA 0183 input ports 1 - With Cable No
NMEA 0183 output ports 1- With Cable No
Marine Network Ports No 0
Video input ports No 0
Video output ports No 0
Wireless connectivity Yes Yes
BlueTooth connectivity Yes Yes
Other Ports 15 Pin Transducer

Additional

Model Elite-12 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 12 HV
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Raymarine ELEMENT 12 HV - Price
Additional - 1 Sailing Features
Additional - 2 Supports HV transom and thru-hull transducers

In The Box

In The Box ELITE-12 Ti² unit
12Ti² u-bracket kit
Sun cover
Power cable kit
7-pin to 9-pin transducer adapter cable (Included with units
that do not ship with a transducer)
Documentation pack

Element 12 HV display
Surface mount gasket
Suncover
Trunnion knobs x2
Documentation pack
Trunnion bracket
Surface mount stainless steel fixings x4 (M4x40 machine screw, M4 flatwasher, M4 lockingnut)
Power / NMEA2000 cable (includes 1.5m (4.92ft) power lead and 0.5m (1.64ft) NMEA2000 lead).
Lowrance Elite Ti² 9 vs Raymarine ELEMENT 9 Comparison
GoTo Elite-9 Ti² REVIEW GoTo ELEMENT 9HV REVIEW
Best Price - Lowrance Elite-9 Ti² Best Price on - ELEMENT 9

Elite-9 Ti² vs ELEMENT 9HV

 

  How are the Elite-9 Ti² vs ELEMENT 9HV different?

Here are the differences:

General

Model Elite-9 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 9 HV
Physical dimensions 6.3" x 10.51" x 2.91"
160 x 267 x 74 mm
11.3" x 6.3" x 2.4"
28.7 x 16.1 x 6.2 cm
Weight 2.9 lbs. 1.32 kg 5.0 lbs.
Water rating IPX7 with card door closed IPX7
Display type Touch | TouchPad WVGA | Color Keypad
Display size 9" diagonal 9" diagonal
Display resolution 800 x 480 pixels 800 x 400 pixels
Display - Brightness 1200 nits 1500 Nits
Power consumption 0.9A at 13.8 V DC -Full backlight | sonar on 1.75A | 12V
GPS Antenna 10Hz internal Internal or external NMEA 2000
GPS Receiver WAAS/MSAS/EGNOS 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS
Mounting options Gimbal Bracket | Dash Bail or flush

Maps & Memory

Model Elite-9 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 9 HV
On-Board Memory na No
Accepts data cards 1 microSD - 32GB 1 microSD card | up to 2TB
Waypoints 3000 5,000
Routes 100 50
Track log 100 Trails | 10,000 points per trail 10,000 points; 15 saved tracks
Preloaded Maps Built-in - Detailed U.S. background map

Supports:
MicroSD card slot is fully compatible with Lowrance Lake Insight, Lake Insight PRO, and HD, Insight Genesis, Navionics Gold and HotMaps Premium, Fishing Hotspots PRO and Jeppessen C-Map Max- N.
Support for:
Raymarine LightHouse NC2
Navionics | C-MAP Essentials
C-MAP 4D MAX+

Outdoor Recreation Features

Tide Tables Yes Yes | With Chart Card

Chartplotter Features

Model Elite-9 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 9 HV
Radar compatible No Yes | Quantum
Sonar compatible Built In - Active Imaging™, FishReveal™, CHIRP, DownScan, SideScan & StructureScan Built-In
High CHIRP | 200kHz
DownVision
SideVision
RealVision
Supports AIS NAIS-500 Yes
Weather No Yes
Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF Yes Yes
Supports FUSION-Link SonicHub2 No
Black Box sonar support No No
Planning Software Compatible Yes - Insight Planner Navionics
App-Control Compatibility Yes - Link | Android & IOS No
Remote Input Device - compatible No No
Alarms Navigation
Anchor
Radar - when connected
Sonar
Weather - when connected
Navigation
Anchor
Sonar

Sonar Features & Specifications

Model Elite-9 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 9 HV
Transmit Power 500W RMS High CHIRP | 100W
Standard | 700W
HyperVision | 1000W
Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable 50/83/200kHz (Broadband) | 1000' No
Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable 455/800kHz (StructureScan) No
CHIRP sonar technology Med/High CHIRP | 1000' 200 kHz
ClearVü | Down DownScan - StructureScan | 300' DownVision 350kHz | DownVision HV 1.2 MHz
SideVü | Side SideScan - StructureScan | 300' SideVision 350kHz | SideVision HV 1.2 MHz
Forward View No No
Sonar | Additional RealVision 3D 350kHz | RealVision 3D HV 1.2 MHz

Connections

Model Elite-9 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 9 HV
NMEA 2000 compatible 1x Micro-C Yes
NMEA 0183 input ports 1 - With Cable No
NMEA 0183 output ports 1- With Cable No
Marine Network Ports No 0
Video input ports No 0
Video output ports No 0
Wireless connectivity Yes Yes
BlueTooth connectivity Yes Yes
Other Ports 15 Pin Transducer

Additional

Model Elite-9 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 9 HV
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Raymarine ELEMENT 9 HV - Price
Additional - 1 Sailing Features
Additional - 2 Supports HV transom and thru-hull transducers

In The Box

In The Box ELITE-9 Ti² unit
9Ti² u-bracket kit
Sun cover
Power cable kit
7-pin to 9-pin transducer adapter cable (Included with units
that do not ship with a transducer)
Documentation pack

Element 9 HV display
Surface mount gasket
Suncover
Trunnion knobs x2
Documentation pack
Trunnion bracket
Surface mount stainless steel fixings x4 (M4x40 machine screw, M4 flatwasher, M4 lockingnut)
Power / NMEA2000 cable (includes 1.5m (4.92ft) power lead and 0.5m (1.64ft) NMEA2000 lead).
Lowrance Elite Ti² 7 vs Raymarine ELEMENT 7 Comparison
GoTo  Elite-7 Ti² Full Review GoTo ELEMENT 7HV Full Review
Best Price - Lowrance Elite-7 Ti² Best Price on - ELEMENT 7

Elite-7 Ti² vs ELEMENT 7HV

 

  How is the Elite-7 Ti² different from the ELEMENT 7HV?

Here are some of the main differences: 

General

Model Elite-7 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 7 HV
Physical dimensions 5.6" x 8.7" x 2.52"
142 x 219.50 x 54 mm
9.5" x 5.3" x 2.4"
24 x 13.5 x 6.2 cm
Weight 2.0 lbs. 0.91 kg 3.0 lbs.
Water rating IPX7 with card door closed IPX7
Display type Touch | TouchPad WVGA | Color Keypad
Display size 7" diagonal 7" diagonal
Display resolution 800 x 480 pixels 800 x 400 pixels
Display - Brightness 1200 nits 1500 Nits
Power consumption 0.9A at 13.8 V DC -Full backlight | sonar on 1.25A | 12V
GPS Antenna 10Hz internal Internal or external NMEA 2000
GPS Receiver WAAS/MSAS/EGNOS 10 Hz GPS/GLONASS
Mounting options Quick Release Bracket | Dash Bail or flush

Maps & Memory

Model Elite-7 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 7 HV
On-Board Memory na No
Accepts data cards 1 microSD - 32GB 1 microSD card | up to 2TB
Waypoints 3000 5,000
Routes 100 50
Track log 100 Trails | 10,000 points per trail 10,000 points; 15 saved tracks
Preloaded Maps Built-in - Detailed U.S. background map

Supports:
MicroSD card slot is fully compatible with Lowrance Lake Insight, Lake Insight PRO, and HD, Insight Genesis, Navionics Gold and HotMaps Premium, Fishing Hotspots PRO and Jeppessen C-Map Max- N.
Support for:
Raymarine LightHouse NC2
Navionics | C-MAP Essentials
C-MAP 4D MAX+

Outdoor Recreation Features

Tide Tables Yes Yes | With Chart Card

Chartplotter Features

Model Elite-7 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 7 HV
Radar compatible No Yes | Quantum
Sonar compatible Built In - Active Imaging™, FishReveal™, CHIRP, DownScan, SideScan & StructureScan Built-In
High CHIRP | 200kHz
DownVision
SideVision
RealVision
Supports AIS NAIS-500 Yes
Weather No Yes
Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF Yes Yes
Supports FUSION-Link SonicHub2 No
Black Box sonar support No No
Planning Software Compatible Yes - Insight Planner Navionics
App-Control Compatibility Yes - Link | Android & IOS No
Remote Input Device - compatible No No
Alarms Navigation
Anchor
Radar - when connected
Sonar
Weather - when connected
Navigation
Anchor
Sonar

Sonar Features & Specifications

Model Elite-7 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 7 HV
Transmit Power 500W RMS High CHIRP | 100W
Standard | 700W
HyperVision | 1000W
Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable 50/83/200kHz (Broadband) | 1000' No
Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable 455/800kHz (StructureScan) No
CHIRP sonar technology Med/High CHIRP | 1000' 200 kHz
ClearVü | Down DownScan - StructureScan | 300' DownVision 350kHz | DownVision HV 1.2 MHz
SideVü | Side SideScan - StructureScan | 300' SideVision 350kHz | SideVision HV 1.2 MHz
Forward View No No
Sonar | Additional RealVision 3D 350kHz | RealVision 3D HV 1.2 MHz

Connections

Model Elite-7 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 7 HV
NMEA 2000 compatible 1x Micro-C Yes
NMEA 0183 input ports 1 - With Cable No
NMEA 0183 output ports 1 - With Cable No
Marine Network Ports No 0
Video input ports No 0
Video output ports No 0
Wireless connectivity Yes Yes
BlueTooth connectivity Yes Yes
Other Ports 15 Pin Transducer

Additional

Model Elite-7 Ti² Raymarine ELEMENT 7 HV
SEE PRICE »»


Raymarine ELEMENT 7 HV - Price
Additional - 1 Sailing Features
Additional - 2 Supports HV transom and thru-hull transducers

In The Box

In The Box ELITE-7 Ti² unit
ELITE 7Ti² quick release bracket kit
Sun cover
Power cable kit
7-pin to 9-pin transducer adapter cable (Included with units
that do not ship with a transducer)
Documentation pack

Element 7 HV display
Surface mount gasket
Suncover
Trunnion knobs x2
Documentation pack
Trunnion bracket
Surface mount stainless steel fixings x4 (M4x40 machine screw, M4 flatwasher, M4 lockingnut)
Power / NMEA2000 cable (includes 1.5m (4.92ft) power lead and 0.5m (1.64ft) NMEA2000 lead).

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