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Mar 06

Lowerance HDS-12 Gen 2 Touch 83/200 Fish Finder

The Lowerance HDS-12 Gen 2 Touch 83/200 Fish Finder has been released, and we’ve had a bit of time to play around with her, and we’re pretty impressed!  Featuring a bright, large display, touchscreen functionality, and an incredible degree of accuracy, this is truly a fish finder that you’re going to want to try out!
Lowerance HDS-12 Gen 2 Touch 83/200

The interface of the HDS-12 is extremely intuitive, and feels like you’re using a high-end tablet computer.  The user experience has been improved significantly over previous models and is extraordinarily responsive.  The menus, cursor assist functions, and snap-to setting configuration are really second to none.  The quick-touch sliders will provide you with flawless control on the choppiest of lakes, or in heavy rain.

The built-in “StructureScan HD” sonar will allow you to see 180-degree views under your boat, making spotting the big one extremely easy.  You’ll also have the ability to overlay live HD bottom-of-lake images atop your charts.  Really cool!  You’ll easily be able to mark gamefish, bait, and topography regardless of your speed, or the lake’s depth.

The patented Trackback feature will allow you to mark your lake’s hottest spots using sonar imaging history functions.  This is perfect if you’re angling on a larger lake, and have a hard time finding that last great strike spot.

The HDS-12 can optionally sync and be controlled with a wide variety of smartphones and tablets, using the free GoFree application.  You’ll be able to easily select and control a myriad of different displays.

This finder has some of the most exhaustive mapping options that we’ve ever seen on a fish finder.  The cartography options feel endless, including Insight, HD Insight PRO, Navionics, C-Map Max-N, Insight Genesis, TOPO, and many other options.  All charting options can be synced with your home PC to create incredible plans for your angling.

The built-in depth finder allows you to quickly find areas of a lake that may be dangerously shallow, or find deep areas that you may want to explore.

All in all, this is one of the best fish finders on the market today.  Lowerance has a reputation for creating high-quality, intuitive, and easy-to-use electronics for any fisher, from the hobbyist angler, all the way up to the tournament champions.  The Lowerance HDS-12 is a great option for any level of fisherman, and to us, is truly the iPad of the angling world.