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Just bought a boat...and now would like a fishfinder. Does this unit come ready to go..is it complicated..and does it really find fish
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does this have water temp also?
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Will the thru hull transducer from a X135 work with this unit?
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Will the thru hull transducer from a X135 work with this unit?
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Just bought a boat...and now would like a fishfinder. Does this unit come ready to go..is it complicated..and does it really find fish
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What transducer do I use with model if I want to put it on the new Wilderness 115X Console?
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does this have water temp also?

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Lowrance Lowrance® HDS-8 Gen2 Fishfinder/GPS Chartplotter

Was $1,699! High-definition 8.4" Super VGA color viewingBrilliant, enhanced SolarMAX™ PLUS display for superior sunlight and wider-angle viewingPure-white LED screen/keypad backlighting fully adjusts to zero-dim for night viewingProgrammable and soft keys controlsBuilt-in, exclusive Insight USA® mapping Real-time StructureMap™ capabilityAward-winning Broadband Sounder™Internal GPS AntennaAdvanced MemoryThe Lowrance® HDS-8 Gen2 Fishfinder/GPS Chartplotter offers high-definition 8.4" Super VGA color viewing with a brilliant, enhanced SolarMAX PLUS display for superior sunlight and wider-angle viewing.  The pure-white LED screen/keypad backlighting fully adjusts to zero-dim for night viewing. Programmable and soft keys controls. All Lowrance HDS Gen2 Fishfinder/GPS Chartplotters come standard with Real-time StructureMap capability, award-winning Broadband Sounder, a super-accurate Internal GPS Antenna, and Advanced Memory.  The HDS-8 Gen2 is available with your choice of built-in exclusive Insight USA® mapping.HDS features:Fastest HDS® ever. Lightning-fast chart updates.Real-time StructureMap™ capability for overlaying StructureScan® Sonar Imaging data and maps to create a more lifelike underwater view.Award-winning Broadband Sounder™ comes standard on all HDS fishfinder models! Mark and display everything underwater at higher speeds and at greater depths to 3,000"Super-Accurate, Internal GPS Antenna comes standard on all HDS chartplotter models! Reliable position accuracy in navigation with high-sensitivity GPS receiver with WAAS corrections.Insight USA® High-Definition Mapping is included with most HDS chartplotter models! Dynamic contour relief shading produces a lifelike presentation of underwater topography.Advanced Memory with up to two waterproof SD card slots to load Nautic Insight® HD or Navionics® map options. You can also record and save vital sonar and navigation data, and upload future HDS software feature updates.For information on service and warranty programs click here.
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Questions & Answers for Lowrance Lowrance® HDS-8 Gen2 Fishfinder/GPS Chartplotter

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I have a HDS 7 with structurescan, will the HDS-8 Gen 2 work with LL-1 i have now.

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
by
crossroadray
on Lowrance® HDS-8 Gen2 Fishfinder/GPS Chartplotter
4 answers
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answer 1
Mine does.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
by
LymitMan
 - Charlotte, NC
answer 2
The gen2 units use the LSS-2 structure scan unit. Sorry you will have to upgrade both units.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
nsdqdu
 - Savannah, GA
answer 3
Yes the new Gen-2 will work with both the LSS-1 and the new LSS-2. Either structure scan gives you an great view.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
JasperFishing
answer 4
Yes, the Structure Scan LSS-1 will work with the HDS 7 and HDS 8 Gen 2 units. Thanks
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
BPSResource7
 - springfield, mo
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I know I want the 83/200 option but what is the difference between the Insight and the Base Map ?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
by
watsitmatter
 - Lake Michigan
on Lowrance® HDS-8 Gen2 Fishfinder/GPS Chartplotter
3 answers
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answer 1
The Insight map has more detail to it. I have owned 3 different chart plotters and the first one only had the base map. I will not use another one without it having Navionics maps. Much better detail for navigation.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
nsdqdu
 - Savannah, GA
answer 2
Im no pro on this device...yet! lol but im told the base map is far less detailed then the insight maps. Thats the map of the actual lake you are on...again i m just giving you what i know. i bought the hds 8 structure scan bundle with insight maps and im pleased. plus you can always buy the map chips for even better clarity. hope this helped
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
CaptainCastaic
 - Castaic Ca
answer 3
Base Map is a bare-bones basic map of US major lakes and waterways. Insight includes multiple levels of detail options, zoom for closer look at details, built-in expert fishing tips on US inland lakes, and either east or west coastal waters.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
BPSResource8
 - Springfield, MO
Question

What is the difference between the new HDS-8 Gen2 and the previous HDS-8 UNIT?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
by
Ruffwood
on Lowrance® HDS-8 Gen2 Fishfinder/GPS Chartplotter
2 answers
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answer 1
Faster processor so less lag or hesitation when scrolling or changing pages.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
nsdqdu
 - Savannah, GA
answer 2
the new hds gen2 has what they call structure map that overlays on lake maps and works with your structure scan all at the same time. This is definitly worth buying over the old hds units.
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answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
gnarlynutz
 - WNY
Question

Does this unit have LSS-2 side scan?

asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
by
bobnitro
 - nh
on Lowrance® HDS-8 Gen2 Fishfinder/GPS Chartplotter
1 answer
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answer 1
Hi, the Lowrance® HDS-8 Gen2 Fishfinder/GPS Chartplotter item number 1856543 does not include the StructureScan® HD LSS-2. You would need to purchase the item separately, which the item number is 1905580. Thank you
Staff Answer
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
by
BPSResource7
 - Springfield, MO
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