A Screen You Can Really See

Lowrance introduces Elite-4 and Mark-4 HDI fishfinder, chartplotter and combo models.

Lowrance Elite-4 HDI

The Lowrance Elite-4 HDI has a 4.3-inch color screen.Courtesy Lowrance

The Elite-4 and Mark-4 Hybrid Dual Imaging series fishfinders, chartplotters and combination units from Lowrance include features such as a built-in GPS antenna, high-definition mapping options, Hybrid Dual Imaging technology and 4.3-inch color (Elite) and grayscale (Mark) displays that have 36 percent more usable screen area than their predecessors — so you can see a lot more at one time.

Broadband Sounder technology tracks lure action while Downscan Imaging creates picture-like views of bottom structure and detail. An overlay feature lets you combine the two views, separating fish targets from whatever else is under the boat. Lowrance’s Advanced Signal Processing reduces the time you need to spend playing around with manual settings, and TrackBack functionality lets you review sonar history to pinpoint waypoints where you got the best bites.

The units with chartplotter capability have a built-in GPS antenna and U.S. map with more than 3,000 lakes and rivers, plus coastal contours to 1,000 feet deep. A micro-SD card can be used to display additional charting software, much of it compatible with the online Insight Genesis service for creating custom charts.

“Anglers looking for an affordable, space-saving unit now have a variety of options that will exceed their expectations on the water,” Navico CEO Leif Ottosson stated in a press release.

Elite-4 and Mark-4 HDI units will be available for purchase starting in January. Elite models will range in price from $149 to $469, while Mark units will run $179 to $329.

More details are at www.lowrance.com.