This version includes the Insight USA maps, which delivers unprecedented inland mapping and coastal charting detail with lightning-fast screen display updates. Nearly 5,000 freshwater lake maps with life-like perspective of bottom structure and topography are included, including the Great Lakes and more than 500 fishing hot spots. You also get a superior life-like view of coastal bottom structure, with detailed coastal and offshore depth contours, plus nav aids, for the entire U.S. coastline.
The HDS-8 is fully compatible with all Navionics chartcards--Platinum+, Platinum, Platinum HotMaps--with one high-speed SD card slot. Easily build your complete stand-alone or networked onboard system.
A world-class display, functionality for every application, and full network capability.
HDS Highest-Definition Broadband Fishfinding
Incredible and award-winning, exclusive Broadband Sounder digital technologies is now inside all HDS sonar models for the best Lowrance fishfinding ever! As the vital link between the transducer and your HDS display, Broadband is proven to find more fish with greater sensitivity, higher definition and more display clarity with superior target separation in all cover, in thermoclines and in all water conditions.
Less Noise, More Targets
With Lowrance Broadband digital signal processing software, noise goes way down and sensitivity goes way up. The result: Ultimate target discrimination with incredible high-definition separation of those distinctive Lowrance Òfish archÓ targets from structure and other fish!
With advanced digital filtering, Broadband vastly improves at-a-glance display clarity, sharpens bottom images and paints a much cleaner picture of targets that others will miss or show poorly.
Greater Shallow-Water Coverage
To cover even more water, Broadband automatically adds 83 kHz operation to a Lowrance 200 kHz single-frequency transducer. At 83 kHz, you get full 120-degrees of wide-angle coverage with greatly enhanced definition of fish arch targets.
Incredible Deep-Water Performance
Broadband sounding is serious electronics when the hunt is on for fish in any deep water weather condition. Even at higher boat speeds, Broadband keeps a bottom lock at depth, with exceptional targeting of fish arches on the bottom, around wrecks and other seabed structure. And when used with a high-power transducer, strong bottom locks and water column detail reach down thousands of feet!
Expandability at No Extra Cost
For added value, HDS Broadband-equipped models can turn an HDS GPS Chartplotter (or GlobalMap chartplotter with yellow ethernet connector) into a powerful combination fishfinder/chartplotter with complete sonar graph control when networked by Lowrance Ethernetworks.
Unique new FlyWheel scroll dial, as well as a bank of soft command keys.
Exclusive Broadband Sounder digital technology is now inside all HDS sonar models.
Insight delivers unprecedented inland mapping and coastal charting detail with lightning-fast screen display updates.
Fantastic New High-Definition Insight Charting
Only Lowrance offers a stunning new world of cartography options that go to greater depths, and heights, in dimensional GPS navigation reference and guidance. Insight USA maps offer nearly 5,000 freshwater lake maps with life-like perspective of bottom structure and topography are included, including the Great Lakes and more than 500 fishing hot spots. You also get a superior life-like view of coastal bottom structure, with detailed coastal and offshore depth contours, plus nav aids, for the entire U.S. coastline.
A Charting Revolution in Detail and Resolution
Insight delivers unprecedented inland mapping and coastal charting detail with lightning-fast screen display updates. Amazing contour shading lends life-like perspectives to bottom structure as well as topography.
Expanded Basemap Marine Detail
HDS models with Enhanced U.S. Basemap offer the same geographic coverage area as Insight, with over 100,000 bodies of water and nearly 5,000 enhanced U.S. lakes with high detail lake shorelines and contours.
HDS Charting Options Go All-Platinum
Your trusted favorites in Lowrance 2D mapping choices, like Fishing Hot Spots PRO and LakeMaster ProMaps are fully functional with HDS. Lowrance HDS expands your world of high-detail, high-definition 3D charting options with total compatibility for all 2009 (and earlier) Navionics chartcards.
HDS Redefines Ease of Use
Viewing and control have never been easier, nor more user-friendly. From basic operation to advanced professional functionality, HDS is thoughtfully designed to take you to the next level.
Stylish and Retrofit-Ready
True, HDS sports a more modern design to enhance any boat helm. Yet, by design, HDS makes it easy to upgrade your Lowrance electronics. HDS is compatible with late-model Lowrance transducers, plus yellow Ethernetworks and NMEA 2000 network connectors.
Enjoy Our New Menu Selection
The new, more versatile HDS operating system presents a new way to view and select Lowrance features. This new menu format is both easy to grasp and thoughtfully functional, so you can fly through keypad functions control with the greatest of ease and speed.
A Touch Better
For even easier and quicker control, HDS-8, -8m, -10 and -10m models feature a unique new FlyWheel scroll dial, as well as a bank of soft command keys for the fastest access to functions. So, you spend less time operating and more time fishing.
Bundle includes 83/200kHz transducer with temperature sensor and 20-foot cable.
Better to Find Yourself
With a built-in, high-sensitivity 16-channel GPS+WAAS antenna HDS is a superior solution for both bracket mount, and in-dash installs with the. convenience of front mounting. Plus, the internal GPS antenna also networks with NMEA 2000 systems for data sharing. No external antenna to place, no mess, no fuss. Just advanced GPS accuracy with strong satellite locks and less track plot wander.
For closed-cabin installs, thereÕs also a new and compact LGC-4000 external GPS+WAAS antenna module option for HDS with a true, real-time satellite signal update rate of five times per second for incredible location accuracy.
In the easy-to-view category, HDS really shines. New SolarMAX PLUS color displays render fantastic detail in sunlight, with the best wide-angle viewing ever achieved. In fact, most now deliver nearly twice the brilliance with significantly-reduced power draw than before! Plus, super-white LED backlighting has zero-dim for eye-soothing night vision protection.
New 2-year Protection
Lowrance also warrants that buying HDS will put your mind at ease. Each now come with a new, expanded 2-year limited warranty, protecting you from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for a full 24 months after purchase. At no extra cost. Optional two-year extended warranty also available for purchase.
This bundle includes the HDS-8 and an 83/200kHz transom-mount, skimmer transducer with built-in temperature sensor and 20-foot cable, to get you started right out of the box.
What's in the Box
Lowrance HDS-8 With Insight USA Maps, DC Battery, 12V Power Cable, Transducer, Mounting Hardware, Owner's manual