Lowrance® Elite-4 HDI Fishfinder/Chartplotter
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- Lowrance exclusive, high-resolution, 4.3" color display
- Hybrid Dual Imaging™ (HDI)
- Broadband Sounder™ plus exclusive DownScan Imaging™
- 3-pane splitscreen
The Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Fishfinder/Chartplotter with Hybrid Dual Imaging combines Broadband Sounder with DownScan Imaging technology, then adds a GPS antenna and high-definition mapping for good measure. The Elite 4 HDI includes many of the same features incorporated in the popular Elite-7 HDI unit, while offering the option of Hybrid Dual Imaging at a more affordable price. The Elite-4 HDI comes with a 4.3" display that boasts increased resolution. This is also the first 4.3" compact display to offer 3-pane splitscreen.
Manufacturer model #: 000-11236-001.
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5 out of 5 by btfisherman First time user of chart plotter/fishfinder
First of all i fish a large lake that has many artificial fish
habitats that are clearly shown on a lake contour map
with latitude/longitude coordinate's.
Upon entering the lat/long coordinate's i viewed the
screen and all habitats were shown at .6 of a mile off
to the south east.
I placed a call to Navico customer service and was informed coordinates i entered ( degrees,min,sec )
had to be converted to decimal degrees then to
Perhaps high end chart plotters software can accept any lat/long format but not the Elite 4 HDi.
Also there is no mention of this in the very vague
( for a first time user ) Operation manual.
Another Issue with the unit is when i turned off the unit using the power button.The unit would show only the Lowrance logo when i turned the unit back
on and would be locked up on the logo only.I had to disconnect the power cable to turn unit off.
Another call to customer service and i was talked thru
a procedure to unlock the unit and was informed
to "touch" the power button to bring up a menu to
power down the unit,which i was told was the correct way to turn the unit off.
Again the operations manual is vague on this issue.
The unit itself does every thing as advertised and
does it well.
Very Happy with the down scan image and i've
been able to locate the fish habitats with ease.
The down scan image is so good i can actually
count the branches on submerged Xmas tree
reefs that make up most of the artificial fish habitats.
I'm giving the review 5 stars because the Elite 4 HDi
is excellent and the vague operations manual issue
i'm overlooking because the great guys at Lowrance
customer service.My hats off to them for a excellent
job and being so good at what they do.
August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nitram987 New underwater experience
I just installed my Elite-4 HDI and used it along the eastern expanses of Georgian Bay. Here, the towering white limestone cliffs and peninsulas (similar to Greece and Dover England) are often present underwater as well. Quite an experience with the Elite-4 HDI DSI -- seeing immense depths suddenly rush up beneath you, or seeing huge submerged boulders creep by you at a safe depth. It adds a new dimension to boating.
You'll have to research the Web to determine the best transducer placement and waterproof mounting methods. The device tracked flawlessly to 40 mph.
I bought the Elite-4 HDI for its GPS and DSI -- it certainly lived up to its advertising.
May 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by zmany2k Having some issues with it.
It's picking up a lot of interference and not sure if its from the lower unit. I originally bought the 4x dsi just to find out that it doesn't really work in saltwater. Then upgraded to this one. It is still having issues with finding anything. Going to try a clamp style transducer mount so that I can move the transducer further away from the lower unit of my out board. My old humminbird that I paid $10 for at a garage sale worked great.
The GPS on this is really nice and so far I haven't put in at too many inland lakes. So far haven't had an issue of it not knowing where I was. Shows water temp and speed. Can also hook it into a marine radio and it will track other vessels and let other vessels know where you are. Pretty fancy for my little 16' aluminum starcraft.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wrelessb Decent value and great imaging.
I like the dual imaging. I had the Elite-5 DSI previously on a larger boat. This one is virtually the same, but adds traditional sonar in a dual-view capacity.
Dual-view makes reading structure easier and you can interpret findings more accurately.
I also was able to use my Navionics Gold micro-sd from my Elite-5 giving me more detailed cartography.
I do not like the clumsy connectors used. I wish it had a base that easily removed the unit and connections in one.
February 28, 2014
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