This Lowrance unit is used by Always Fishing Guide Service here in Florida
4 December 2013
Summary: the newer one has been fixed... Scrolling to find a number is not easy on this model Lowrance. I had bought two machines and took it out of my offshore boat and replaced it with the older Lowrance that works much better. I still use the one in my flats boat.
Summary: I purchased a Lowrance HDS7 when the unit first came out. The dealer and the boating press hailed it as the best new electronic item on the market. It is a fine unit, as long as you never leave the dock. It was designed by someone who has never been at sea.
Summary: I have used many different brands of GPS on many boats since the advent of these wonderful navigation devices, I consider this one a good buy. The only real negative is that the menus are not particularly user friendly.
Summary: I replaced my year old (5" color) unit with this 7" color unit. This 7" unit hooked up to my network, (rador, dept finder, fish finder). It was easy to hook up and wire. The base bracket allows it to be installed on the dash, off the roof or overhead.
Summary: I really like the build and size. GPS Tracking works fantastic. No mapping software seems to be available. I'd really like to be able to upload some offroad software. No altitude readout!!! I never would of guessed it wouldn't have that. Now I have to have two GPS's to get all the functions I need.
Summary: this product will improve your fishing by helping you locate creeks, cover, road beds and other details. the detail onscreen is improved over the older models and will enhance your fishing. the only thing better is the larger models.