The Lowrance HDS 5 is a combination of a fish finder and a chart plotter from one of the leading brands in manufacturing marine equipment. Many fishing enthusiasts prefer to invest on this model because it serves almost all the needs of both professional and recreational fishers.
In this review, we will be looking at the pros and cons of this specific product.
1. It has one of the best functionalities.
First, let us look at it as a navigating device. A chart plotter is a device which enables the navigator to monitor the location of his vessel and his surroundings even when the vessel is moving with the help of a marine GPS. It also allows him to check his surroundings both above and below the water. The HDS 5 does this and more. With the device you can already preload routes that you want to follow while on water. It can save up to 200 routes so you won’t have to manually trace your favorite route on the chart plotter over and over again.
Second, let us look at it as a fish finder. The HDS 5 is equipped with the outstanding Broadband analog by Lowrance that was always applauded by fishing professionals and hobbyists. It can send signals powerful enough to penetrate up to almost 5,000 feet. Its screen can display a very clear and detailed view of whatever is found below.
In addition, this marine equipment has a 5-inch screen which displays all these wonderful features. You can even adjust the brightness during the day and the backlight during the night. Hence, it would be very comfortable to look at those routes from your chart plotter or your fish locations from your fish finder from the screen of the HDS 5.
2. It is User-Friendly.
The interface of the Lowrance HDS 5 is very easy to comprehend and navigate, so it would be easy for all its users to use the features that it offers. It has a menu which displays all the applications you often use and another one that that displays all the applications.
You can easily navigate through these pages with the use of eight buttons found on the device.
1. It is a bit pricier than other chart plotters and fish finders.
There are other brands and models that you could get at the same price of the HDS 5 or even lower. However, many still think that the HDS 5 is a good marine equipment to invest in for their hobby.
The pros of the Lowrance HDS 5 definitely outweigh the cons. This is a device which gives you all the benefits of many different devices without taking up too much space.