Lowrance Elite-7 TI is a high-end fish finder that costs a pretty penny. For about $800, you can plan your fishing trips with this superior gadget that performs powerfully. There are plenty of features on offer to drool over, plus a sleek design that might make Apple weep. Here is a Lowrance Elite-7 TI review with a rundown on specs so you can decide if this fish finder is worth your money.
The specs of this fish finder include a wide WVGA color TFT LCD 16:9 screen and 800×480 screen resolution. Power output is 500W RMS maximum. It has a single microSD card slot and a quick release bracket. Built in GPS and Wi-Fi are also available. The operating frequency of this fish finder is (50/200 or 83/200 kHz) + 455/800 kHz. The device only works in temperatures ranging from -15°C to 55°C (or 5 °F to 131 °F).
The LED backlit screen comes with 800W x 480H display resolution. You can overlay sonar and GPS data on the screen. The aspect ratio is standard 16:9 on a 7-inch screen. The sonar has a depth alarm and a shallow alarm. The sonar can read water temperature surrounding the boat as well. This fish finder is equipped with a Lowrance and Airmar transducer. The sonar has these fish finding features that are rather standard for these devices: Colorline, Grayline, ASP, FishSymbol I.D. and FishTrack.
This device has 100 GPS navigational routes and 3,000 waypoint storage capacity. The GPS has a high sensitivity 10kHz WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS internal antenna. GPS alarms are available. Background mapping software is Enhanced Elite Basemap. Custom mapping software includes Lake Insight, Nautic Insight, Insight Genesis, Navionics Gold and HotMaps Premium.
Lowrance Elite-7 TI is actually a combination fish finder and a chart plotter. If you are really into cartography, you can use this device off your boat as well. As expected, this fish finder comes with a host of wonderful features, as expected of a gadget this pricey. Most notably, the exterior of this fish finder is very sturdy and has physical buttons. You will never have to struggle to press a touch power button in the middle of the ocean.
The first thing you’ll take note of this fish finder is the bright display screen. The high-res 7-inch display is reminiscent of an iPad rather than a fish finder. The color display is backlit so you will not have trouble viewing in coastal sunlight. The screen is, of course, touch sensitive and you will have access to all the features of this device with a tap of your finger. The Lowrance Elite-7 TI is equipped with the best sonar technology the current market has to offer.
This fish finder comes with CHIRP sonar, DownScan imaging and StructureScan to get the best possible data on everything that’s beneath your boat all the way to the ocean floor. The fish finder will store all sonar data until you delete them. You can use the track back feature to sort through sonar history whenever necessary. You can use sonar history to track schools of fish and mark waypoint locations for future reference.
This fish finder has a built-in internal GPS antenna to collect highly accurate navigational data. It also has built-in wireless connectivity. You can essentially create a wireless network in the middle of the ocean to access the internet. GoFree Cloud software come preprogrammed to the fish finder. The gadget also provides easy access to the GoFree store to download useful files like Insight maps.
This fish finder also specializes as a superb chart plotter, a step above the other chart plotters that usually come with these gadgets. Optional chart upgrades— including Jeppesen -MAP MAX-N/N+, Platinum+, Navionics, Fugawi Aboard, Cfrom and NV Charts— are available for quick download.
There’s no doubt that this fish finder performs efficiently and impressively. The chip is powerful enough to handle the demands of the features on offer without slowing down the system. Users who get an Insight Genesis account can upload data to create highly detailed charts with adjusted contour lines, bottom detail and many more. The internal GPS enables setting 3,000 waypoints, 100 trails and routes, and a whopping 10,000 points per trail. It’s easy as pie to track your boat’s trajectory with these highly detailed harts.
All in all, this fish finder will not disappoint. This Lowrance Elite-7 TI review finds that this device is suitable for both professional gamer fishers and casual vacationers alike. The features are more than enough to make planning any fishing trip efficient and convenient.