Lowrance HDS V4.0 Software Upgrade03/05/2011
In continuing investment in the Lowrance HDS platform, Lowrance has released HDS V4.0 operating system, that brings many new enhancements to the Lowrance HDS product range.
HDS8 & HDS10 Quick Access Keys - program up to 6 favourite screens
HDS5 & HDS7 - new 3 screen panel options allow chart, sonar and downscan/sidescan all on one screen.
New Setup Wizard - fast tracks user optimization
Icon Mode in Structure Scan - Setting waypoints on a Structure screen brings up icon mode to allow user to quickly select appropriate icon. Info box is no longer obscured when cursor mode is activated and user is tracking back on left hand side.
Auto Hide Soft Keys on HDS8 & HDS10 - 1X Press and hold the exit key or Activate Auto-hide to hide them after 15 seconds of inactivity. Keys will return upon press of soft key button. Allow user to delete all icons by symbol.
Sonar Improvements - Multiple improvements in sonar processing resulting in better overall sonar performance including: Less interference from trolling motors; Improved noise rejection overall; Faster high speed run recovery; Improved depth auto ranging in shallow water.
Other Fixes - Other Fixes and Improvements: Select Structure Transducer (LSS-1) as active temp source; Duplicate waypoints at same Lat/Long are no longer imported; Waypoints transfer between networked HDS and LCX/LMS units; Route navigation start from any Route point; AirmarR199 transducer selection added;Course extension and heading extension will display as same extension line unless compass is connected.
Like all previous upgrades, this new version can be downloaded for free here . Alternatively any unit sold by C.H.Smith Marine can be upgraded while you wait at our show room in Collingwood.