Summary: Excellent!!! Amazing device. This have a very good work I deep water with 800 mode and good work with 455 mode in shall water (less 3 ft). Gps work ok. I use self made maps from osm. German Gorshkov, Russia, Kola peninsula.
Summary: I REALLY LIKE THIS UNIT...ITS VERY INTUITIVE AND EASY TO USE....DETAILED CHARTS ...NICE BRIGHT SCREEN ...AND THE OVERLAYS ALLOW YOU TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR PAGE SO DONT BE AFRAID TO PUT THE SETTINGS TO ADVANCED MODE...IT HAS A GOOD INTERNAL ANTENA AND MOST OF ALL THE PRICE WAS VERY GOOD IN COMPARISON TO MOST OTHERS AND HONESTLY IT SEEMS LIKE A VERY QUALITY PIECE OF EQUIPMENT.
With no temp prob included this unit is still a fine locator.
8 April 2013
Summary: Very facinating little unit. Works better than expected for the money. Im a little slow to work between pages on my Garmin but this allows faster set up and position marking for me. Was disapointed that the surface temp prob had to be bought as a extra pushing the cost up. If i had paid a little more attention to this detail alone I would of stepped up to a diff unit.
Summary: I liked scanning technology bottom. The presence in the device gps, color screen and a good price! Drawback of this model - there is no record log of depth, but thanks to the Russian craftsmen, you can do it! At the moment there is no possibility to use it as in Russia winter!
Summary: this elite 5 dsi is the best you can buy for the money.a dummy can use. its very user friendly and simple.you see what you see and no what your looking at, weather trees rocks fish boats or anything man made under water.BEST 500.00 i ever spent.compares to any receiver under 500.00.
Absolutely the BEST unit available in anywhere near this price range!!
18 January 2012
Summary: The Lowrance Elite-5 DSI fishfinder is a major technological advance over the traditional 2-D sonar units. It is EXTREMELY easy to set up and use and most of the adjustments are very intuitive and don't require any real training to make. The display is one of the best I have ever seen and is WAY better than any other units that cost under $1,500. Beautiful color pallettes with crystal clear pictures.
Summary: Elite 5 DSI is no better than satisfactory for $615.00 price. The microSD cardslot is inconvenient requiring purchase of a micro card map file, the owners manual is less than adequate, illegible and incomplete and a number menu items such as shallow fihsing mode decsribed in the manual are unavailable using standard selection techniques. There is no exit button.