PREMIUM FEATURES | AFFORDABLE PRICE
Today, we dive into the next-generation in the Elite Ti Series, the new Lowrance Elite-12 Ti2.
It’s the mid-tier Chartplotter / Fishfinder combo from Lowrance with enhanced high-resolution sonar, preloaded charting from C-MAP, wireless networking for sonar sharing and Bluetooth.
The new Elite Ti2 Series now gives us access to features previously reserved for Lowrance’s premium HDS family of displays.
Premium features – like an easy-to-use touchscreen, Active Imaging, FishReveal, WiFi, Genesis Live real-time map creation, Bluetooth connectivity for media and smartphone notifications are all included at a pretty affordable price point.
The new Active Imaging Sonar – definitely rethinks what we should expect from a fishfinder. With excellent clarity without sacrificing range, it delivers excellent image quality of structure, fish and bottom composition.
Designed as a 3-in-1 sonar solution, Active Imaging combines CHIRP sonar, with SideScan and DownScan Imaging for quickly scanning fish-holding structure.
Using the FishReveal feature enhances fishfinding ability with higher-level clarity and target separation.
Trolling Motor Support – While the Elite Ti supports the Motorguide Xi5, the new Elite Ti2 Series also adds full integration for the new Ghost trolling motor from Lowrance.
Networking support still includes WiFi, Bluetooth, NMEA2000 and NMEA0183. The big upgrade in network functionality is definitely the new WiFi sonar sharing support.
First Impressions – The older Elite Ti Series has been a favorite among fishermen, with cutting-edge fish-finding technology in a nicely priced standalone unit.
With the introduction of the Elite Ti2, Lowrance added, even more features to be excited about with the biggest being real data sharing with a multi-unit installation.
Better Active Imaging sonar replaced StructureScan, the addition of wireless networking for sharing sonar, chart data and mobile messaging convenience brings high-value performance from their top-of-the-line HDS range to the Elite Ti2 series at an amazing price.
Though it’s still a first-generation touchscreen which means there is no multi-touch (you cannot pinch to zoom), the screen is bright and pretty snappy.
The processor power was increased some on the Elite Ti2, to handle the added WiFi networking to a second Elite Ti2. This also means that page loading and chart redraws are somewhat faster.
With the updated WiFi functionality, the Elite Ti2 can network two units so they synchronize waypoints, share mapping and share 2D traditional sonar.
The Elite Ti2 cannot share DownScan or SideScan sonar, that functionality is still reserved for the higher-end HDS-series.
See all features in detail below…
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The Elite Ti Series comes in 3 screen sizes… 7″, 9″ and 12″ and have the same features and connections.
Here is a side-by-side comparison with the older Elite Ti. The next table below shows the features of the current HDS LIVE units, Elite Ti2 and the HOOK2.
|TouchScreen (Single Touch)|
|Wifi | BlueTooth|
|SonicHub2 | N2K Audio|
|SmartSteer Control Xi5|
|Engine Data Sensors|
|Genesis Live Mapping|
|Ghost Trolling Motor Support|
|Active Imaging – SideScan|DownScan|
|Wifi Networking – Sonar|Charts|Waypoints|
|BlueTooth Call | Text|
|Built-In Detailed Regional Charts|
Elite-12 Ti or Elite-12 Ti²
|SolarMAX HD Display|
|Active Imaging 3-in-1|
|LiveSight Real-time Sonar|
|LiveCast HDS 16/12|
|Live network sonar|
|SmartSteer | Outboard|
HDS LIVE, Elite-12 Ti² or HOOK²
A. Pages Key – Press once to activate the home page, repeat short press to cycle favorite pages.
B. Zoom In / Zoom Out | MOB – plus and minus keys zoom in and out. Simultaneously press both keys to save a Man Overboard (MOB) waypoint.
C. Waypoint Key – Save Waypoint & Search waypoints.
D. Power Key – On/Off and System Control access when on.
A. Settings Button
B. Application Buttons
C. Close Button
E. Toolbar Buttons
FishReveal – Active Imaging DownScan works great with FishReveal CHIRP sonar showing very clear easy to see structure and highlighted fish arches on that structure or other baitfish.
Simple Sonar Tuning – without the need to change frequencies while fishing in most conditions, the Active Imaging 800 kHz setting provides crystal-clear detail with uncompromised range.
If you need to see farther than 120 feet, Active Imaging can also operate at the 455 kHz frequency. CHIRP, SideScan and DownScan Imaging™ — from a single transducer install.
Wireless Networking – Full connectivity without additional cable installation. The display’s network configurator allows for quick and easy setup.
Wirelessly share 2D sonar and charting between two displays, as well as sync waypoint, track and route data.
NMEA2000 & NMEA0183 are also available for additional data sharing.
Bluetooth® Calling & Text Notifications – Adding a little bit of convenience on the water, Bluetooth notifications on Elite Ti2 allow us to keep our phones stored in a safe place while still receiving incoming calls and text notifications.
The features available for Android devices include incoming text message display and reply, new message and message template creation, and access to message history and call logs.
Apple iOS features only include the display of incoming text messages and call logs.
Trolling Motor Support
Ghost Trolling Motor Support
Motorguides trolling motors like Xi3 and Xi5
Update the maps of your favorite spots or map unmapped areas in real-time with C-MAP Genesis Live. Genesis Live uses digital depth to create high-definition maps featuring ½ foot contours.
This level of detail makes it easy to find areas where fish like to hide, like drop-offs, points, and ditches. Control contour transparency, contour density, depth and safety shading color palettes.
Easily create Genesis Live maps in real-time and save them as you go to a microSD card.
The built-in High-Detail C-MAP U.S. charts show features like ledges, points or drop-offs with a bird’s eye view of 1-foot contours on more than 3,000 lakes and standard 10-foot contours on more than 11,000 lakes.
The Elite Ti Series also comes preloaded with high-detail U.S coastal mapping and includes the new C-MAP Navigation Palette.
C-MAP Easy Routing and Navionics Dock-to-Dock Autorouting – Navigation is made faster and easier with automatic route planning.
This menu-activated feature automatically plots the shortest and safest course based on a boat’s draft, beam and height, creating a route around a landmass, shoals, and other fixed navigational hazards.
* Auto Routing Requires a map upgrade to C-MAP MAX-N+ charts, Navionics+ or Navionics Platinum charts.
* May require a subscription.
Lowrance Elite Ti2 – Connections – Power/NMEA 0183 | Sonar | NMEA 2000
Resources: Lowrance Elite-12 Ti2 – Help & Support
TheHullTruth.com – Lowrance Elite Ti2 7″ and 9″ reliability?
TheHullTruth.com – Lowrance Ti-2 vs. Hook2 Triple-Shot
6.5" x 13.03" x 3.21"
216 x 330 x 81.5 mm
|Weight||3.25 lbs, 1.48 kg|
|Water rating||IPX7 with card door closed|
|Display type||Touch | TouchPad|
|Display size||12" diagonal|
|Display resolution||1280 x 800 pixels|
|Display - Brightness||1200 nits|
|Power consumption||1.6A at 13.8 V DC -Full backlight | sonar on|
|GPS Antenna||10Hz internal|
|Mounting options||Gimbal Bracket | Dash|
|Accepts data cards||1 microSD - 32GB|
|Track log||100 Trails | 10,000 points per trail|
Built-in - Detailed U.S. background map
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.
|Sonar compatible||Built In - Active Imaging™, FishReveal™, CHIRP, DownScan, SideScan & StructureScan|
|Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF||Yes|
|Black Box sonar support||No|
|Planning Software Compatible||Yes - Insight Planner|
|App-Control Compatibility||Yes - Link | Android & IOS|
|Remote Input Device - compatible||No|
Radar - when connected
Weather - when connected
|Transmit Power||500W RMS|
|Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable||50/83/200kHz (Broadband) | 1000'|
|Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable||455/800kHz (StructureScan)|
|CHIRP sonar technology||Med/High CHIRP | 1000'|
|ClearVü | Down||DownScan - StructureScan | 300'|
|SideVü | Side||SideScan - StructureScan | 300'|
|NMEA 2000 compatible||1x Micro-C|
|NMEA 0183 input ports||1 - With Cable|
|NMEA 0183 output ports||1- With Cable|
|Marine Network Ports||No|
|Video input ports||No|
|Video output ports||No|
|In The Box||
ELITE-12 Ti² unit
12Ti² u-bracket kit
Power cable kit
7-pin to 9-pin transducer adapter cable (Included with units
that do not ship with a transducer)