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HIGH DEFINITION | MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAY
The Lowrance HDS-8 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.
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.
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-8 Gen2 – has a 8.4 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-8 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 HDS Gen2 easy to learn, so users quickly gain control of key functions.
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.
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 one or both SD card slots on the HDS-8 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.
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-8 Gen2 | Resources: Lowrance – Help & Support
7.8" x 10.6" x 4"
198 x 269 x 101 mm
|Water rating||IPX7 with card door closed|
|Display size||8.4" diagonal|
|Display resolution||800 x 600 pixels|
|Display - Brightness||NA|
1.0A @ 13VDC with backlight on full
Supply - 12v DC (10-18VDC)
|GPS Antenna||Internal 5Hz GPS|
|Mounting options||Gimble | Flush Mount|
|Accepts data cards||2 SD|MMC|MMC+ | Max 32GB|
|Track log||10 Trails | 12,000 points each|
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)
|Sonar compatible||Integrated: Broadband|
|Supports AIS||Yes | Class B|
|Weather||Yes | LWX-1 SIRIUS|
|Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF||Yes|
|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||No|
GPS - Arrival, Off-Course, Anchor
Sonar - Shallow, Deep, Temp change
|Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable||Yes|
|Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable||455/800kHz (DownScan) | With LSS-1|
|CHIRP sonar technology||No|
|ClearVü | Down||No|
|SideVü | Side||StructureScan HD | With LSS-1|
|NMEA 2000 compatible||Yes|
|NMEA 0183 input ports||2|
|NMEA 0183 output ports||2|
|Marine Network Ports||Yes|
|Video input ports||No|
|Video output ports||No|
|Wireless connectivity||Yes | With WIFI-1 module|
|In The Box||
HDS-8 Gen2 - Bezel
U mounting bracket