Lowrance HDS 5 fish Finder Review
Product's Technical Description:
Lowrance HDS 5 can be said an all in one
package as it comes with additional components like mounting bracket, installation manual, dual-frequency
transom-mount transducers, user-manual guide and data power cables. It is up to you whether you want to purchase
the whole package or just standalone fish-finder. Additional components may subject to enhance the unit's ability,
capability, range, features and functionality. Lowrance HDS 5x has got only single SD card slot option that is
for carrying the extra information or plotting maps. Its cartography option has been loaded with Inland lakes
base-maps, Navionics World base-maps, and coastal areas base-maps. In addition to it, it has got super sensitive
GPS antenna that has ability to detect things on wide scale. The unit can also perform a quick test to detect the
surrounding's temperature so that you can move accordingly. Its 500 watt sounder system is a piece of art. It has
capability of detecting sounds in deep water on wide range.
This unit has got 5" high resolution (480x480) display screen
that is super white ultra LED. The display screen can be adjusted according to given conditions at any angle
without any compromise over picture and video quality. It has got super fine quality for viewing Pictures and
Videos. Its high definition display screen supports maps details with quick access to download new ones. This
fishfinder comes with the details of around 100,000 bodies underwater and 5,000 lakes. Lowrance HDS 5m has
been nominated as one of the best units so far from view- ability point of view in both daylight and night.
During daylight, brightness of the system can be set form 1-10 levels by simply pressing push-buttons for
display. However, it comes with 4 different custom plans of power saving that means if you are out of
battery then you can choose the lowest level of power plan and the unit will be rebooted to lowest features
and options providing you only required information. Even in night, if you select the least brightness option
for the system still it has got more than above average brightness.
HDS-5 fish-finder unit system has been equipped with
total of eight push-buttons and a keypad to browse the screen. It has got a well-organized menu with key tags
including Sonar, Pages, Chart, Information and Waypoints. Overall, it can be said that this unit has got the
easiest control center which is not only user-friendly but saves a lot of time on boat. Its menu is compromised
over two main pages that can be switched directly by page key.
Lowrance HDS-5 fish finder unit system allows you to
mark the desired way point to reach your destiny. Multiple waypoints can be marked at a time but one must choose
separate name for every waypoint. If your desired destiny lays within the built-in information of the unit then
HDS-5 will also help you by providing every suitable information, symbol, alarm, radius and depth while covering
the relative distance. The system has ability to store up to 5,000 individual waypoints, 70 symbols and 7 different
colors for identification of different waypoints.
This unit has performed with super-fine quality
when coupled to 50\200 kHz frequency with maximum power of 31 watts. Depth ranging zoom can also be viewed by 2x
and 4x options. You can set up the sensitivity of sonar, depth range, ping speed, and frequency by simply pressing
push-buttons. Unit has got 2x to 8x zoom but it varies according to the situation and compatibility of options. The
unit offers you the split screen combination of sounder system and has ability to mark all the targets within the
range with 100% efficiency.
Overall, it can be said that this fish finder has got
all those options that are required to fishermen out there on boat. There are many products in fish-finder category
but this system has got its own unique significance due to wide range of options. Its built-in information of lakes
and targets has been appreciated by users. You can even enhance its features up to great extent by purchasing high
range of additional components. It would be great if you purchase the system with variety of configuration
including different types of cartography options and wide range of frequencies for transducer activity. Make the
best choice before you opt for any product.
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