HIGH-END FEATURES | Widescreen Display
Last Updated by NavGuy: 9/12/2023
The Lowrance Elite-7 Ti – matches a 7″ SolarMax display and easy-to-use touchscreen controls with premium sonar features and powerful performance, at a very affordable price. The resolution runs 800 x 480, is pretty bright, and has good viewability from all angles.
Excellent Charts & Mapping – include a built-in worldwide base map plus C-MAP charting covering 11,000 lakes and U.S coastal areas along with support for a bunch of additional third-party chart options like premium C-MAP and Navionics.
WiFi and BlueTooth – is built-in for optional control of Power-Pole® Shallow Water anchors, remote control, SonicHub2 marine audio, Network Analyzer, and Service Assistant integrated service tools.
Support for NMEA2000 & NMEA0183 – is also included for data sharing between NMEA2000 compatible devices and NMEA0183 legacy devices. The Elite Ti is not networkable for sharing sonar. You would have to move up to the Elite Ti2 which has sonar sharing via WiFi.
The Built-In Sonar includes a high-performance 500-watt CHIRP Sonar, DownScan, and SideScan all within one TotalScan transducer.
Lowrance also added an excellent new feature called FishReveal Smart Target View. FishReveal makes fish easy to see by combining Downscan imaging and Traditional sonar on one easy-to-use screen for excellent target separation between fish and structure.
See more details below…
Med/High Skimmer + StructureScan HD
The Elite Ti Series comes in 4 screen sizes… 5″, 7″, 9″ and 12″ and have mostly the same features and connections.
The rear connections differ somewhat on the 5″ unit and it also does not have support for SmartSteer trolling motor control.
Here is a good look at the feature differences between all four families.
The image below shows the differences between the Elite Ti and the newer Elite Ti2.
EASE-OF-USE – The Home page is accessed from any operation by a short press on the Pages key.
1. Tools – Select a button to access additional options, or for browsing stored information.
2. Local time | Water depth
3. Applications – Select a button to display the application as a full-page panel.
4. Close button – Select to exit the Home page and return to the previous active page.
5. Favorites – Select a button to display the panel combination.
1. Touch screen
3. Zoom out / Zoom in (combined press = MOB)
4. New waypoint (long press = Find dialogue)
5. Power button
6 Card reader (behind the logo)
Wireless Connectivity – features include Power-Pole shallow water anchor control, remote viewing from anywhere on board with your smartphone using the Link App, and access to online software updates.
WiFi support also includes C-MAP Genesis map updates and uploading detailed service reports to technical service for quick and easy customer support.
Network Sharing – The Elite Ti Series is not a network-capable model for sharing sonar.
NMEA 2000 Support – gives you instant access to boat and engine information, with NMEA 2000 engine data monitoring, waypoint sharing, and SmartSteer trolling motor control.
NMEA 0183 Support – for limited data sharing between devices for things like other GPS units, VHF, and legacy autopilots.
Built-in Bluetooth – wireless technology gives you the ability to connect the unit to Bluetooth-enabled devices for things like media.
Power-Pole Connectivity – You can use the built-in wireless connectivity of the Elite-7 Ti display to control one or more Power-Pole® Shallow Water anchors, equipped with the C-Monster Control System.
You get independent or simultaneous control of multiple power poles to make manual or automatic adjustments directly from the display.
The Elite-7 Ti includes support for the MotorGuide Xi5 trolling motor with Pinpoint GPS. If it’s connected to the NMEA2000 network, then the SmartSteer (autopilot) functionality is available.
To use trolling motor autopilot, you need:
• A MotorGuide Xi5 with Pinpoint GPS
• MotorGuide Pinpoint GPS Gateway
• NMEA 2000 network
The SmartSteer autopilot can automatically control the MotorGuide Xi5 trolling motor to:
• Maintain a set heading
• Maintain the vessel’s position
• Navigate to the cursor position, to a waypoint, or along a route
• Follow pre-defined turn patterns
• Control the speed of the trolling motor
The Elite Ti Sonar StructureScan HD – is a pretty powerful fishfinder with 3 sonar channels. The built-in Broadband Sounder includes a CHIRP traditional sonar, DownScan Imaging, and SideScan imaging.
Transducer options include 4 choices the TotalScan which is the all-in-one transducer for Med/High CHIRP and StructureScan HD with SideScan and DownScan Imaging within a single transducer installation.
Additional sonar features include Sonar Trackback and FishReveal Smart Target View.
Traditional CHIRP Sonar – provides a view of the water column and bottom for looking for fish and structure. Broadband can use CHIRP (Low/Mid/High) frequencies in 50/83/200kHz with a power output of 500 watts. The maximum working depth is about 1000 Feet using (mid/high CHIRP).
Here is an example of the traditional sonar view.
1. Fish Arches
2. History preview*
3. Temp graph*
4. Depth at the cursor
5. Amplitude scope*
6. Zoom (range) buttons
7. Depth and Temp at the cursor location
8. Range scale
* Optional Sonar features that you turn on/off individually.
StructureScan HD uses high frequencies in the 455/800kHz range to provide a high-resolution, picture-like image of the water column and the bottom.
SideScan gives you a wide coverage in high detail to about 300 feet to each side, while DownScan provides detailed images of structure and fish to about 300 feet directly below.
Trackback – gives you access to your sonar history. Easily scroll back through the CHIRP sonar, SideScan, or DownScan Imaging history and mark the spots that you want to go back and checkout.
FishReveal – makes fish easier to see. By combining CHIRP sonar fish arches with the high-resolution DownScan Imaging you get a view to distinguish fish easier.
FishReveal overlays CHIRP sonar and DownScan Imaging on one screen eliminating the need to have a two-panel split-screen layout.
The 4 Transducer options include the TotalScan all-in-one, Med-High Skimmer, the LSS-HD StructureScan HD, and the HDI Transducer.
Here are the choices:
1. Med/High TotalScan is the all-in-one transducer for Med/High CHIRP and StructureScan HD with SideScan and DownScan Imaging. This one is the most popular solution.
2. Med-High Skimmer transducer for Med-High CHIRP Sonar only.
3. LSS-HD StructureScan HD transducer is for SideScan and DownScan Imaging only.
4. HDI Transducer combines Med/High CHIRP and DownScan Imaging only.
Pre-loaded C-MAP U.S. Enhanced Mapping – makes scouting fishy areas much easier.
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.
Additional charting support includes Lake Insight and Nautic Insight PRO and HD, Navionics Gold and HotMaps Premium, Fishing Hotspots PRO, and Jeppesen C-Map Max-N Wide.
The 18.2 Software update also added support for C-MAP Genesis Live.
1. Power (12V input) only, or Power / NMEA 0183
2. NMEA 2000 – data in/out
3. Sonar – CHIRP | Broadband | DownScan | SideScan
Charting | Mapping
Sounder | Fishfinder