Lowrance® HDS - 8 Gen 2 Color Fishfinder / GPS Chartplotter with LSS StructureScan2™ Sonar Imaging Bundle

Item # WX2-221176

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The next generation of fishfinding excellence! Lowrance® HDS - 8 Gen 2 Color Fishfinder / GPS Chartplotter with Insight USATM Maps & LSS StructureScan2TM Sonar Imaging Bundle. Color imaging, GPS navigation, PLUS StructureScan2TM innovative fish and structure-finding... it's all right here!

With its amazing clarity, fishfinding sonar and GPS precision, the original HDS-10 took the water by storm. Now, it's back and better than ever! Introducing the HDS-8 Gen 2... it's everything you loved about the original, but with faster charting, panning and zooming, and a new streamlined interface that's easier than ever to use! Of course, the BIG, high-resolution SolarMAX™ Plus 8.4" color display, a sonar-enhancing broadband sounder, and 16-channel GPS are here, same as the original.

Now featuring LSS StructureScan2™ technology for a complete picture that's unmatched in fishfinding! With years of developing and testing, StructureScan2 reveals every nook and cranny, removing all guesswork so you spend more productive time fishing, with the greatest clarity, highest detail and brightest viewing possible.

Picture-perfect bottom viewing of ledges, channels, drop-offs, brush, and other fish hidey-holes... it's all yours with StructureScan! It's amazingly easy to install, and includes a 455 / 800 kHz transducer. Here's more on what makes the HDS-8 with pre-loaded Insight USA™ Maps and StructureScan2 one of the best all-in-one units on the water.

Brilliant display:
  • Big 600 x 800 16-bit color Super VGA SolarMAX™ PLUS TFT display for surprisingly crisp, clear views all hours of the day, even in bright sunlight and wide angles
  • Lightning-fast chart updates, panning and zooming, plus faster start-up and menu operation... much faster than the original HDS-8
  • Simple-to-follow menu operation and graphic interface make the HDS® Gen 2 easier than ever to master
  • Super-bright, sunlight-viewable displays with LED backlighting
  • Split-screen presentation capable
  • Provides GPS and sonar overlay data
  • Multi-language presentation.
GPS Navigation:
  • Internal, high-sensitivity 16-channel GPS+WAAS antenna
  • Includes Insight USA™ Maps, with 100,000 bodies of water and 5,000 enhanced U.S. lakes
  • Stores up to 5,000 waypoints, 200 routes and up to 10 trails
  • Man overboard feature and GPS alarm function
  • Compatible with Lowrance Lake Insight™ HD, Lake Insight PRO, Nautic Insight™ HD, Nautic Insight PRO, Navionics Platinum+ and Platinum chartcards with Turboview™ for worldwide coverage - as well as Navionics® HotMaps Platinum, Fishing Hot Spots® PRO and legacy LakeMaster® Promaps (not included).
StructureScan2 Imaging Bundle:
  • Includes LSS-2 module (the "brains") and 455 / 800 kHz imaging transducer
  • Simple plug-and-play set-up
  • 455 / 800 kHz imaging transducer is smooth, low-profile and low-drag for multiple mounting options
  • Transducer specs: Sidescan Max Range for 455 kHz is 500' ( 250' per side), for 800 kHz is 300' (150' per side) Downscan Max Depth for 455 kHz is 300', for 800 kHz is 100'
  • Mark sidescan objects at 15 mph, mark downscan objects at 55 mph.
  • Sealed and waterproof, ready for saltwater use
  • Built-in backup memory
  • Max 250W peak-to-peak (32W RMS) actual 30,000W peak-to-peak analog equivalent
  • Uses 10-17V DC power source (StructureScan2 also requires 10-17V DC power source)
  • Measures 10 1/2 x 8 x 3 3/4" d.

  • Fishfinder Sonar: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • Chartplotter: Yes
  • Screen Size: 8.4"
  • Insight USA Maps: Yes
  • LSS StructureScan2 Imaging Bundle: Yes
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Lowrance HDS - 8 Gen 2 Color Fishfinder / GPS Chartplotter with LSS StructureScan2 Sonar Imaging Bundle is rated 4.0833 out of 5 by 60.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from no support bought my ranger hds 8 gen2 have problems lowrance update sonar & down scan does not work but gps chart does update got problem update dont fix unit great wend it works just bought hss 9 gen3 last month
Date published: 2015-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have use my gen-8 now for one season. It has met all of my expectations. I have only begun to use a few of it's many of it's many capabilities. I hope to do some other types of fishing nest year to use some of the other functions. Love the large screen. Think I still like the buttons vs the touch screen.
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great. In salt water. Fishing I bought the hds-8 gen 2 a year ago and love it. Some of my friends have different brands and they are not nearly as user friendly.
Date published: 2014-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice rig I bought my HDS-8 a year and a half ago and have had two summers with it on one of the deepest "mean depth" lakes in Maine. I am starting to like it. I have had a difficult time learning to use it. So far, it is working well. If it lasts 7 or 8 years, I will buy another for sure.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good but latest upgrades is poor I'm was overall very pleased with this unit from the beginning (5 star). Best resolution I've seen, great sonar with a Airmar P66 transducer, fast and reliable.Unfortunately has the updates been slowing down the unit remarkable and maked it unstable. (1 star)With latest update 3.0 do the unit reboot up 'til 5 times before it works and the very feature I wanted "AutoRouting for Navionics" doesn't work, it tries to go over land on my Navionics Platinum+ XL3. When I change from different screen setups does the unti need up to 10 seconds for the change. I have of course reinstalled the upgrade etc...I would really like to see ver3.5 to be fast, reliable and with features that works, then it once more can be the really great product I once bought!
Date published: 2014-09-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ok, but has issues When in rough water unit will turn off by itself when jarred by waves and such. While fishing screen will go dim on its own. Will not brighten back up for quite a while.
Date published: 2014-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great on LOW would like more info on which palates are best and are the most common ones used
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dislikes It's a nice uniteTwo things I hate about itIf you forget to save your trail when you first go out, you cannot delete that trail without deleting every saved trail you have. I think that is stupid.Also it only will record ten trailsCan save plenty of routes, but if you make a curve in your route it records a straight line. You could hit something.If I had known these to things before I spent that much money on it I would of put my old lowrance global 1600 on my new boatWish lowrance had a update to fix my dislikes about thie HDS Gen2-8
Date published: 2014-08-14
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<!--begin-bvseo-questions--> <!--begin-questions--> <div id="bvseo-questionsSection"> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="1429901"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Does the Lowrance HDS 8 Item # WX2-221176 as advertised on this web page include chart/mapping? If so, which one? Insight USA or other? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Barry</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="1686787"> Lowrance® HDS - 8 Gen 2 Color Fishfinder / GPS Chartplotter comes with Insight USA Maps & LSS StructureScan2TM Sonar Imaging Bundle. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Customer Service</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-02-09</div> </div> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-questions--><ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">2015-10-05T11:17CST</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_cps, prod_bvqa, vn_cps_3.1.6</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_1</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_US, sid_221176, PRD, sort_recentAnswersFirst</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_sportmansguide</li></ul><!--end-bvseo-questions--><!--BVSEO|dz:Main_Site-en_US|sdk:v1.0.7.0-n|msg:timer 140ms -->
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