Lowrance announces new Gen 3 electronics
Marine electronics giant Lowrance has unveiled its High Definition System (HDS) Gen3 fishfinder-chartplotter series.
Lowrance HDS Gen3 is available in 7in, 9in and 12in (shown) models and combines a faster processor with enhanced inbuilt fishfinder technologies, as well as a modified menu system that is said to be easier to use.
With an improved Lowrance user interface plus multi-touch and full keypad operation, the HDS Gen3 series provides quicker fingertip access to all features, along with more responsive performance. Instinctive icon-driven commands are easy to learn and features such as scrolling menus, cursor assist, snap-to setting markers and preview panes with quick-touch slider bars, provide a user-friendly feel, similar to operating a smartphone or tablet.
Each HDS Lowrance Gen3 model comes standard with Lowrance’s most advanced fishfinding technologies. These range from StructureScan HD and DownScan Imaging which provide picture-like images of fish-holding cover to CHIRP Sonar for improved target separation and superior noise rejection for clearer, easy-to-see baitfish and gamefish targets. When combined with its TrackBack feature, Lowrance says these sonar technologies combine to make HDS the fishfinder of choice for anglers.
Additionally, the Lowrance HDS Gen3 features inbuilt wireless connectivity for convenient mapping and software downloads directly to your fishfinder-chartplotter, as well as connection with mobile devices using the Lowrance GoFree App. All Lowrance HDS Gen3 models are also plug-and-play compatible with performance-enhancing options such as SpotlightScan Sonar, Broadband Radar, SonicHub Marine Audio, Class B AIS and DSC VHF, as well as the SmartSteer control for MotorGuide Xi5 electric-steer trolling motors and Lowrance Outboard Pilot.
Providing anglers with an expansive list of mapping-upgrade options, HDS Gen3 is compatible with the complete collection of Navionics charts, as well as C-MAP MAX-N+ and third-party mapping partners, such as NV Digital Charts.
Lowrance HDS Gen3 can also utilise the Insight Genesis map-creation tool allowing users to create and share contour maps from personalised sonar recordings. All charting options can also be used with Insight Planner PC navigation-planning software.
LOWRANCE GEN 3 PRICE
Sized to fit the same bracket and flush-mount cutout as HDS Gen2 Touch, the new Lowrance HDS Gen 3 series are priced at RRP $2199 to $4499 (not including transducers).
Visit lowrance.com for more information.
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