If what you desire is to have the best marine GPS and sonar system on the market, the new Lowrance Elite 7 Ti2 is a great equipment for getting ahead of the competition without breaking the bank.
In this Lowrance elite 7 ti2 review, we’d look at the HDI, 2-in-1 and 3-in-1 transducers available, its ability that allows you pick between a variety of next-generation seven-inch fish-finding sub-models within the Elite-7 line.
To find out, continue reading….
Technical Details and Specifications
- Screen: 7″ diagonal, 800H x 480V pixel resolution, WVGA color TFT, with adjustable LED backlight
- Sonar: Yes, Active Imaging 3-in-1 (2D CHIRP/DownScan/SideScan)
- Transducer: HDI Skimmer (2D CHIRP/DownScan)
- Depth Capability (with the included transducer):
2D CHIRP: 1,000′ (305 m)
DownScan: 350′ (106 m)
- Power Output: Max 500 Watts (RMS)
- Frequency and Coverage (with the included transducer):
2D CHIRP: 83 kHz (52°) / 200 kHz (22°)
DownScan: 455 kHz (56°) / 800 kHz (32°)
- Supply Voltage: 12 VDC (10.8-17 VDC min-max)
- GPS: 10 Hz internal, 16 channels
- Routes, Waypoints, Tracks: 100; 3,000, 100 (10,000 points per trail)
- Maps: C-MAP US Inland Basemap
Lowrance Elite 7 TI Review
The TI2 boasts of lots of high-tech features that goes way beyond the confines of a mere fish finder. Here are a couple of examples of the impressive adavantages of equipping your boat with Lowrance Elite 7 Ti2 3 in 1model:
Sonar and transducer
The Lowrance Elite-7 Ti2 has Active Imaging 3-in-1 sonar, this translates to supporting supports traditional 2D CHIRP, SideScan imaging and DownScan. And, the 000-14634-001 bundle unit comes with the Mid/High HDI transducer, which only supports 2D CHIRP and DownScan.
So, to use the SideScan imaging, you will either need the new Active Imaging™ 3-in-1 transducer or the TotalScan transducer. The unit is not capable of ForwardScan imaging.
The follow-come HDI skimmer is a plastic transducer and includes a trolling motor and transom mount. It also integrates a temperature sensor. It can go as far as 83/200 kHz for 2D CHIRP (the CHIRP intervals are not specified), while for DownScan, it is can handle 455/800 kHz. The unit itself also supports 50 kHz CHIRP transducers, in case you need to scan greater depths.
For the unit’s 2D traditional sonar, the included HDI skimmer employs conical beams. These beams cover approx. 52° @ 83 kHz, and 22° at 200 kHz. The maximum depth capability for 2D is approx. 1,000′ (305 m). For DownScan, this transducer uses thin beams, only 1°-2° fore-aft, but wider side-to-side. Their approximate coverage is 56° @ 455 kHz, and 32° @ 800 kHz. Also, the maximum depth capability that the DownScan beams can reach is 350′ (106 m).
The unit also features a wide range of standard sonar features. To start with, it has the new FishReveal™ feature. FishReveal brings all the fish arches detected by the 2D sonar into the DownScan Imaging. So, it allows you to see the fish in relation to the better-detailed structure, vegetation, or the bottom without hassle.
Overlay DownScan by default is available in this new unit. This feature is much different than the FishReveal mode. When in use, the 2D sonar panel expands and includes basic DownScan options.
The list of sonar features doesn’t end here. The unit can record sonar, and you can either save the sonar log in the unit’s memory or on a memory microSD card. And among other features, we can count A-Scope, Fish ID, Bottom Lock, Depth Alarm, Circular Flasher for ice fishing and more.
Create Your Personal Maps with C-MAP Genesis Live
Are you sick of relying on the preloaded maps in your database? With C-MAP Genesis Live, you can create your own high-resolution maps of your best fishing spots. These maps offer contour lines every 6 inches, and you can save plus share your maps with the tap of a button. You can check the map you made on your Elite-7 Ti2 screen while you’re on your boat, and you can check them out on your smartphone or desktop device when you get home.
Comprehensive Mobile Device Integration for Notifications and Easy Sharing
Your Elite-7 Ti2 serves as an all-in-one communication tool. As soon as you sync your Lowrance fish finder device with your smartphone, you will see all your notifications pop up on your radar screen to make sure you never miss a call, text, or news update. Plus, it’s simple to share sonar maps and other data with your friends via social media or text with the tap of a button.
Wireless Connectivity for Easy Setup and Device Integration
Kiss you snaking cords goodbye as the Lowrance Elite 7 ti2 for sale is completely wireless, which means that it hooks up directly to your boat’s Wi-Fi network. This feature makes installation simple, and it allows you to share huge amounts of data over your local network instantly.
Fish Reveal Feature for Simple Catching
The Lowrance Elie07 ti2 helps you distinguish the movements o fish from the topography of underwater terrain. This next generation fish finder sonar comes with Fish Reveal, which is a complicated algorithm that automatically recognizes the shape of fish and sharply contrasts these aquatic forms against the surrounding terrain.
With its Fish Reveal ability, you never need to guess the location of the fish ever again. You male a catch every time!
Responsive Display with Complete Media Integration
The 7-inch touch screen on the Lowrance Elite-7 Ti2 responds to your every touch to make maps instantly or pull up data. Also, you can access your full music library from your Ti2 unit with SonicHub.
Although the original Ti is an amazing unit, Lowrance puts a lot of thought into perfecting the Ti2. Here are some examples of the special features of the Elite-7 Ti2 that weren’t included in the original Ti:
- Wireless networking capability
- Detailed embedded regional mapping
- Active Imaging high-resolution side-scan and down-scan
- Bluetooth smartphone and tablet connectivity
Here are more advantages and features of the Lowrance Elite-7 Ti2:
- Auto-Routing Capability
With a Navionics map or C-MAP, you can set up auto-routing with your Elite-7 Ti2 to make getting to the ultimate fishing destination easier.
- Options for Pre-Loaded Maps
The Elite-7 Ti2 is compatible with many different pre-loaded maps. For example, you can load practically any Navionics map or C-MAP software on your Elite-7 unit for seamless cartography action.
- Integrated Internal Sounders
Since the Elite-7 Ti2 contains both Broadband and CHIRP sounders, this next-generation fish finder is compatible with almost all of Lowrance transducer.
- External Storage Integration
The Elite-7 Ti2 comes with a MicroSD slot for external storage or loading software. This slot supports cards with capacities of up to 512 GB.
- Compatible with Motorguide Trolling Motors
If you’d prefer to use on autopilot once you locate where you want to drop your line, you’ll be pleased to learn that the Elite-7 Ti2 integrates seamlessly with Motorguide Trolling Motors.
- Impressive Two-Year Warranty
Because of the confidence they have in their products, every Elite-7 Ti2 unit comes with a two-year warranty that covers any manufacturing defects.
And with this, we come to the end of our Lowrance Elite 7 Ti2 Review.
The Lowrance Elite-7 Ti2 for sale is available in four different combo packs. Here are some brief details on each of the combinations available:
Lowrance Elite-7 Ti2 No Transducer
If you already have Lowrance transducers on your boat/vessel, this one is right for you. While this combo pack come with a full US inland chart, it doesn’t include Lowrance Elite 7 ti2 transducer.
Lowrance Elite-7 Ti2 w/HDI Transducer
This package comes with one single HDI transducer. This transducer cannot produce the Active Imaging technology that has made the Ti2 such a disruptor in the fish finder industry on its own, but it will provide crystal-clear sonar imagery that will help you land big catches without stress.
Lowrance Elite-7 Ti2 w/Active Imaging 2-in-1 Transducer
If you want to experience the great power of the Lowrance Elite 7 ti2 transducer yourself, this combo kit is the most economical option. While it doesn’t have the incredible resolution of a three-in-one system, it offers richly-textured results that you can use to map out your fishing expeditions for years to come.
Lowrance Elite-7 Ti2 w/Active Imaging 3-in-1
This Lowrance elite 7 ti2 3 in 1 is the top of the line when it comes to the Elite-7 Ti2 options on the market. With a 3-transducer array, the images that this fish finder creates are amazingly clear and easy to understand. Additionally, this combo comes with a complete Canada and United States chart to help you expand your horizons.
Hooking up your new Lowrance Elite 7 TI2 is simple. On the right-hand side of the back of the unit is a universal 9-pin transducer port. On the back of your unit is a clearly-labeled red power port, and next to it, you’ll find a standard NMEA 2000 port. Since the Elite-7 Ti2 is wireless, those three ports are all you need to hook up your new fish finder.
- CHIRP 2D sonar and DownScan;
- SideScan capable (with an Active Imaging 3-in-1 transducer);
- Features HDI Skimmer
- Has a 1,000 ft. depth capability
- A touchscreen navigation that is simple to use
- 4-panel view presentation possibilities;
- Super-bright display, excellent readability;
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity
- Various sonar functions, such as DownScan Overlay, FishReveal, Bottom Lock, A-Scope, Fish ID, Sonar Recording etc;
- C-MAP US Inland Basemap included;
- Comes with Genesis Live
- Compatible with a wide array of custom charts, including Nautic Insight PRO and HD, Navionics HotMaps Premium, Fishing HotSpots Pro, Lake Insight PRO and HD, C-Map Max-N by Jeppesen, and Insight Genesis;
- Quick chart updates, fast navigation through menus;
- High precision, 10 Hz GPS;
- Autopilot functions via SmartSteer, for Xi5 trolling motors;
- Routes, Waypoints, and trackplotting functions;
- MicroSD card slot reader for data backup and transfer;
- NMEA 2000 connectivity;
- Ethernet connectivity;
- Sonar and GPS overlay data possibilities, via Insight Genesis;
- Quick-disconnect mount included;
- Unit cover included;
- Comes in various language packs;
- Fairly simple to install.
- Lacks Radar support;
- A microSD card acting as support is needed to use Genesis Live
- In-dash mount not included.
The Lowrance Elite-7 Ti2 HDI US Inland Basemap is a chartplotter and fish finder that provides Active Imaging 3-in-1, Genesis Live, Wi-Fi, 10 Hz GPS, US Inland Basemap, and Bluetooth, superior networking capabilities, and broad list of other features. It comes with a HDI Skimmer transducer for 2D CHIRP and DownScan. It’s great for many boat types, for both saltwater and freshwater. And lastly, it’s a versatile tool, offering great value for the price.
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