The Lowrance Elite-5 HDI features Dual Hybrid Imaging. This is a combination of Downscan Imaging and Broadband Sounder technologies offering anglers a great view of the water column and everything that’s in it.
The Broadband Sounder Technology is built into the new skimmer transducer which makes it easy to track lure action and mark fish arches. This can be done while the Downscan Imaging offers lifelike views of the details of the bottom and structure. Use the Downscan Overlay to layer the view over the Broadband Sounder for an excellent view that clearly separates the surrounding structure from fish targets. Using the rotary knob on the Elite-5 HDI makes the overlay transparency easily changed and completely adjustable. Use the TrackBack system to review fish targets, transitions, and structure by scrolling back the recorded sonar history. No need to circle back and retrace their path.
The chartplotter capability features a highly accurate built in GPS antenna as well as a detailed map of the US with over 3,000 rivers and lakes in addition to coastal contours up to 1,000 feet. The new online Genesis map creation service permits anglers to create their own high resolution, custom, contour vegetation and bottom hardness maps from the sonar logs that are recorded with this chartplotter feature.
The five inch color display has high resolution and a user friendly menu system that offers fast access to all features. There are many different display options and many different configurations of chartplotter, imaging, and sounder screens. While live chart and sonar are displayed, anglers can even choose a multi window.
The HDI 83/200 kHz option is best applicable to fishing inland. The depth capability of DownScan Imaging is up to 300 feet. The Lowrance Advantage Service Program provides a one year limited warranty.
Here is a link to a video going over all the abilities and options for this unit.https://youtu.be/ktqc-FPpS4Q