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Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2
Brand: Lowrance
Category: Chartplotters | Fishfinders
  • Screen Size: 6.4"" SolarMax™ Display
  • Input Type: Button
  • Pre-Loaded Charts: Basemap or Insight USA
  • Chart Card Slots: 1 - SD | Max 32GB
  • Wifi: Yes | With WIFI-1 module
  • Sonar: Broadband | StructureScan ~ LSS-1

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Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2



Lowrance HDS-7 Features


The Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 – What came out new for Lowrance in 2012 was a big upgrade for the very popular HDS Series. The new generation HDS Gen2 features a Much Faster | High Definition System along with the introduction of StructureMap™.

This new tool allows anglers to view and create detailed underwater images of favorite fishing areas. Overlay StructureScan sonar images on top of traditional charts to provide a unique view into underwater structure and its location on the map. Use StructureMap in live mode or scan an area to create a detailed map for on or off the water viewing.

The screen below shot shows the vessel position on an area of the chart where there is already recorded SideScan SONAR data. The area ahead of the vessel has already been mapped by SONAR data. * StructureScan® Sonar Imaging model required to create chart-overlay images. Note: HDS-10 shown below, but feature is the same.


Lowrance HDS Gen2 StructureMap


Broadband Sounder™ – The next generation of digital sonar. An unbeatable fishfinder in its class. Whether you’re fishing in shallow, mid or deepwater over 5,000 ft. 


Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 - Broadband Sonar - StructureScan


StructureScan® Sonar Imaging – Picture-perfect fish-finding and structure detail with the most advanced technology for genuine panoramic underwater imaging – left, right and straight down.


Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 - DownScan- SideScan


Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 – has a 7.4 in./26.4 cm display that offers the biggest, brightest possible HDS® screen with a simple to use easy-to-understand menu system, plus programmable soft-keys for instant display of favorite page views. 

Special Key Features – HDS-7  users can assign up to six of their favorite screens to the softkeys panel, and enjoy instant display selection and viewing with just two button presses.

Easy Operation Simple-to-follow menu operation and graphic interface make the HDS-7 Gen2 easy to learn, so you can quickly gain control of key functions. Note: #4 Soft Keys – Bottom row of Control Key are not available on 7″ & 5″ units. 



Sunlight-Viewable Displays – The Exclusive SolarMAX™ display render the finest picture and detail – in the brightest sun, and at the widest angles – of any marine display.  Super-white LED backlighting adjusts to zero-dim for night use and  enhances four-panel Gen2 screen viewing.


Lowrance HDS-7 Sunlight Viewable Display


Super-accurate, Fast Internal GPS Antenna – The Advanced Lowrance high-sensitivity GPS receiver with TurboView™ provides the best possible chartplotting experience and WAAS corrections for reliable position accuracy in navigation.  Incredible GPS position accuracy at even the highest speeds via this 5Hz high-sensitivity antenna module with true position updates five times every second.

SD Media Card Ports – Using the SD card slot on the HDS-7 Gen2 you can easily Display Insight HD, Navionics® and Fishing Hot Spots® digital charting. Record/save echosounder and GPS detail data as well as screen captures. Upload performance-enhancing software upgrades. 

Out-of-the-Box Networking – HDS Gen2 features full plug-and-play connectivity with the versatility of dual platforms: high-speed Ethernet for display networking and performance module add-ons; and NMEA 2000® for onboard engine- and system-data sharing.


Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 - Rear Connections

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Networking


Mapping – Built-in High-Definition Insight Mapping Options: Basemap or Insight USA  –  Optional: Navionics Platinum+ and Platinum chartcards with TurboView for worldwide coverage – as well as Navionics Hotmaps Platinum, Lowrance Hot Spots Pro and LakeMaster ProMaps (Americas)

HDS-7 Gen2 | Resources: Lowrance – Help & Support



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Key Facts:

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2


  • 6.4” | 640 x 480
  • Super VGA SolarMax Plus TFT Color Display
  • Sunlight-Viewable Display | Wide Angle
  • Simple, easy-to-use interface
  • 250W Broadband Sounder™ Fishfinding | StructureScan® Sonar Imaging
  • Super-accurate, Internal GPS Antenna +WAAS 
  • 1 SD Media Card Slot
  • Out-of-the-Box Networking
  • AIS – Capable
  • Go-Free Wireless Capable | With – WIFI-1 module
  • Broadband Radar™ | HD Digital Radar – Capable
  • LWX-1 SIRIUS® Satellite Weather/Radio – Capable
  • SonicHub® Marine Audio Server – Capable
  • Vessel/Engine/Fuel Management – Capable
  • Built-in High-Definition Insight Mapping
  • Optional Mapping – Navionics Platinum+ and Platinum chartcards with TurboView for worldwide coverage | Navionics Hotmaps Platinum, Lowrance Hot Spots Pro and LakeMaster ProMaps (Americas)


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Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 - Full Specs


  • Model
    HDS-7 Gen2
  • Physical dimensions
    6.4" x 8.8" x 3.5"
    163 x 224 x 88 mm
  • Weight
  • Water rating
    IPX7 with card door closed
  • Display type
  • Display size
    6.4" diagonal
  • Display resolution
    640 x 480 pixels
  • Display - Brightness
  • Power consumption
    800ma @ 13VDC with backlight on full
    Supply - 12v DC (10-18VDC)
  • GPS Antenna
    Internal 5Hz GPS
  • GPS Receiver
  • Mounting options
    Gimble | Flush Mount

Maps & Memory

  • Model
    HDS-7 Gen2
  • Accepts data cards
    1 SD|MMC|MMC+ | Max 32GB
  • Waypoints
  • Routes
  • Track log
    10 Trails | 12,000 points each
  • Preloaded Maps
    Built-in High-Definition Insight Mapping Options: Basemap or Insight USA

    Supports: Navionics Platinum+ and Platinum chartcards with TurboView for worldwide coverage - as well as Navionics Hotmaps Platinum, Lowrance Hot Spots Pro and LakeMaster ProMaps (Americas)

Outdoor Recreation Features

  • Tide Tables

Chartplotter Features

  • Model
    HDS-7 Gen2
  • Radar compatible
  • Sonar compatible
    Integrated: Broadband
  • Supports AIS
    Yes | Class B
  • Weather
    Yes | LWX-1 SIRIUS
  • Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF
  • Supports FUSION-Link
  • Black Box sonar support
    StructureScan / LSS-1
  • Planning Software Compatible
    Yes - Insight Planner
  • App-Control Compatibility
    Yes - GoFree App with WIFI-1
  • Remote Input Device - compatible
  • Alarms
    GPS - Arrival, Off-Course, Anchor
    Sonar - Shallow, Deep, Temp change

Sonar Features & Specifications

  • Model
    HDS-7 Gen2
  • Transmit Power
  • Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable
  • Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable
    455/800kHz (DownScan) | With LSS-1
  • CHIRP sonar technology
  • ClearVü | Down
  • SideVü | Side
    StructureScan HD | With LSS-1
  • Forward View


  • Model
    HDS-7 Gen2
  • NMEA 2000 compatible
  • NMEA 0183 input ports
  • NMEA 0183 output ports
  • Marine Network Ports
  • Video input ports
  • Video output ports
  • Wireless connectivity
    Yes | With WIFI-1 module
  • BlueTooth connectivity


  • Model
    HDS-7 Gen2
  • Current Price
    Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 - Price

In The Box

  • In The Box
    HDS-7 Gen2
    HDS-7 Gen2 - Bezel
    Sun Cover
    U mounting bracket
    Bracket Knobs
    Cut-out Template
    Power/Data cable
    Connector Caps
    Mounting Screws

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