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Lowrance Elite-5 HDI

Lowrance Elite-5 HDI
Brand: Lowrance
Category: Chartplotters | Fishfinders
  • Screen Size: 5" SolarMax™ TFT Display
  • Input Type: Button
  • Pre-Loaded Charts: World Wide Base Map
  • Chart Card Slots: 1 - MicroSD | 32GB
  • Wifi: No
  • Sonar: BroadBand | DownScan

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Lowrance Elite-5 HDI



Lowrance Elite-5 HDI features


The Lowrance Elite-5 HDI – All-NEW 5-inch fishfinder/chartplotter with Hybrid Dual Imaging™ that combines a Broadband Sounder™ with DownScan Imaging™ technology, built-in GPS antenna and High-definition mapping. All wrapped up in a bright, widescreen with visibility and excellent detail in all conditions.

Hybrid Dual Imaging | HDI – Two technologies combined to provide the best possible view beneath your boat. Broadband Sonar – excellent for marking fish and tracking lure action – PLUS DownScan Imaging that reveals easy to understand picture like detail of structure and bottom with no interpretation needed.

DownScan Overlay – Exclusive technology overlays DownScan Imaging onto the Broadband Sounder display for one stunning view that separates and clearly exposes fish targets from surrounding structure. Overlay and color palettes are on the HDI are fully adjustable. Note: Shown here on the 7″ but the 5″ works the same way.



Navigatation With Pinpoint Accuracy – Internal GPS antenna plus built-in U.S. lake and coastal with Insight PRO™ or Navionics GOLD® upgrade options. Also, create and download your own contour map with sonar data you record, using Insight Genesis™.

HDI Transducer Options – Broadband Sounder (83/200 kHz) plus DownScan Imaging (455/80 kHz) for depths to 1,000 feet, or Broadband Sounder (50/200 kHz) plus DownScan Imaging (455/800 kHz) for depths to 2,500  feet. DSI signal features a maximum depth capability of 300 feet. Elite-5 HDI also works with traditional 83/200 kHz and 50/200 kHz Skimmer® transom-mount transducers. All Airmar® transducers used with HDS are also compatible with Elite-5.

Multi-Window Displays – Let’s you choose up to three panels in split-screen mode to view chart, sonar and DownScan Imaging – all on one screen simultaneously.


Lowrance Elite-5 HDI Multi Screen View


All-New, Page Selector – An easier-to-use menu system with quick access to all features using one-thumb operation.


Lowrance Elite-7 HDI Page Selector


TrackBack™ Into Sonar History – Immediate scroll back in sonar history to review covered areas and pinpoint
spots (saves time and fuel trying to re-trace your path). Quick review or your sonar history. Missed your chance to mark a ledge, drop-off or fallen trees? Scroll back through your BroadBand Sonar or DownScan Imaging history and mark those areas with precision using Trackback. It is easy to revisit marked locations with the powerful navigation functionality of Elite-5 HDI.


Lowrance Elite-7 HDI Trackback


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Key Facts:

Lowrance Elite-5 HDI


  • 5” high-resolution, widescreen
  • 480 x 480  SolarMax™ 256 color display
  • Hybrid Dual Imaging™ (HDI) – 250W Broadband Sounder plus exclusive DownScan Imaging™ – the power of two award-winning technologies combined to provide the best possible view beneath your boat.
  • DownScan Overlay™ technology overlays DownScan Imaging onto Broadband Sounder.
  • Highly accurate, built-in GPS antenna plus a detailed U.S. map featuring more than 3,000 lakes and rivers and coastal contours to 1,000 feet.
  • One waterproof MicroSD Digital Card slot – max 32GB card.
  • Optional chart upgrades include Lake Insight™ and Nautic Insight™ PRO and HD, Navionics® Gold and HotMaps® Premium, Fishing Hotspots® PRO and Jeppessen CMap Max-N. 
  • Insight Genesis™ allows you to create free customized maps based on your own survey data.
  • TrackBack™ to review recorded sonar history including structure, transitions or fish targets, then pinpoint locations with a waypoint.
  • New page selector menu with quick access to all features using one-thumb operation.
  • Multi-Window Display lets you quickly choose from pre-set page layouts — including a three-panel view with chart, Broadband Sounder and DownScan Imaging.
  • One waterproof MicroSD Digital Card slot – max 32GB card. 


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Lowrance Elite-5 HDI - Full Specs


  • Model
    Elite-5 HDI
  • Physical dimensions
    5.4" x 6.9" x 2.5"
    136 x 174 x 63 mm
  • Weight
    2.3lb (2.5kg)
  • Water rating
    IPX7 with card door closed
  • Display type
  • Display size
    5" diagonal
  • Display resolution
    480 x 480 pixels
  • Display - Brightness
  • Power consumption
    1.1A @ 12vDC
    Supply - 12vDC (10-17VDC)
  • GPS Antenna
    Internal 16-channel
  • GPS Receiver
  • Mounting options
    Gimble Bracket | Flush | RAM Mount

Maps & Memory

  • Model
    Elite-5 HDI
  • Accepts data cards
    1 MicroSD | Max 32GB
  • Waypoints
  • Routes
  • Track log
    100 Trails
  • Preloaded Maps
    World Wide Base Map

    Supports: Lowrance Lake Insight, Lake Insight Pro,HD, and Genesis. Navionics Hotmaps, Premium, and Gold. Also works with Fishing Hot Spots & C-MAP

Outdoor Recreation Features

  • Tide Tables

Chartplotter Features

  • Model
    Elite-5 HDI
  • Radar compatible
  • Sonar compatible
    Integrated: BroadBand | DownScan
  • Supports AIS
    Yes | NMEA 0183
  • Weather
  • Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF
    Yes | NMEA 0183
  • Supports FUSION-Link
  • Black Box sonar support
  • Planning Software Compatible
    Yes - Insight Planner
  • App-Control Compatibility
  • Remote Input Device - compatible
  • Alarms
    GPS - Arrival, Off-Course, Anchor

Sonar Features & Specifications

  • Model
    Elite-5 HDI
  • Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable
    50/83/200kHz | 250W RMS
  • Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable
    455/800kHz (DownScan)
  • CHIRP sonar technology
  • ClearVü | Down
  • SideVü | Side
  • Forward View


  • Model
    Elite-5 HDI
  • NMEA 2000 compatible
  • NMEA 0183 input ports
  • NMEA 0183 output ports
  • Marine Network Ports
  • Video input ports
  • Video output ports
  • Wireless connectivity
  • BlueTooth connectivity


  • Model
    Elite-5 HDI
  • Current Price
    Lowrance Elite-5 HDI - Price

In The Box

  • In The Box
    ELITE-5 HDI Unit
    Sun Cover
    Quick Release Bracket
    Documentation pack
    Power cable & Fuse
    Transducer Install Guide
    Installation Guide
    Operation Guide
    Transducer & Cable - Depending on Unit
    Insight Genesis Mapping

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