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Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Fishfinder/Chartplotter With Lake Insight Pro Cartography

Item # 778638
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Key Features

  • DownScan Imaging for picture-like detail

  • Easy-to-use menu system

  • 4.3" color display

  • Lake Insight Pro cartography

  • Transducer included


Our Price  $299.99
Sale Price  $199.99

Availability: In Stock

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Product Description
lowrance Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Fishfinder Chartplotter

The Lowrance Elite-4 HDI comes with an accurate built-in GPS that includes a detailed US background basemap, a microSD card slot for map upgrades, and a highly efficient transducer.

Lowrance Hybrid Dual Imaging (HDI) combines the power of two award-winning technologies into a single unit for the best possible views beneath your boat. The Broadband Sounder is excellent for marking fish arches and tracking lure action, plus DownScan Imaging reveals easy-to-understand, picture-like detail of structure and bottom with no interpretation needed. Lowrance's exclusive technology also overlays the DownScan Imaging onto the Broadband Sounder display for one stunning view that separates and clearly exposes fish targets from surrounding structure.

The 4.3" Elite color display with 272H x 480V resolution provides brilliant visibility and clear viewing in all conditions. The highly accurate built-in GPS includes a detailed US background map and a microSD card slot for map upgrades. Also features TrackBack for accessing multiple pages of sonar history, Advanced Signal Processing, split-screen multi-window display, and a new easier-to-use menu system. Broadband Sounder (83/200 kHz) plus DownScan Imaging (455/800 kHz) for depths to 750' (300' w/DSI). 250W RMS. Includes FREE Lake Insight Pro Cartography with contours and fishing details on inland lakes plus a protective suncover for the Elite-4.

Lake Insight Pro Cartography provides superb U.S. inland lake coverage, including the Great Lakes, with detailed fishing and navigation information. Over 6300 lakes with standard-definition contours and over 2300 lakes with high-definition contours. Plus Enhanced Fishing Hot Spots with more than 200,000 points of interest. All of the lower 48 states on a single card.
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Specifications
Model Elite-4 HDI
Display Type Color TFT
Display Size 4.3" diag.
Display Resolution 480 x 272
Included Cartography Lake Insight Pro
Accepts Data Cards microSD cards
Power Output 250 Watts RMS
Operating Frequency 83/200/455/800 kHz
Max. Depth 750' (300' DSI)
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Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Fishfinder/Chartplotter With Lake Insight Pro Cartography

Item # 778638

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Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Fishfinder/Chartplotter With Lake Insight Pro Cartography
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Compact (17)
  • Waterproof (10)
  • Easy storage (7)
  • Safe (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating / sailing (19)
    • Fishing (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (16), Advanced (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (22), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great combo of price and features

    Purchased to replace an older Eagle 5" unit. This seemed to offer the best combo of price and features while not being overkill for a small boat. We're using it in Mexico for...Read complete review

    Purchased to replace an older Eagle 5" unit. This seemed to offer the best combo of price and features while not being overkill for a small boat. We're using it in Mexico for near-shore work in up to about 250-300' of water. It loses bottom lock in anything over about 400' with the 83/200 transducer. Not a big deal here as once you get out past more than 300' depth, all the pelagics are near the surface. The sonar modes all function as advertised. We're able to differentiate between fish, baitfish, and other bait (squid, etc.) with the HDI downscan mode. There's not a ton of structure here so haven't been able to explore the fancy bits. Runs for a couple days on a 12v ATV battery - not the best solution but all we could get here. It would run for weeks on a standard deep cycle. The interface is pretty slick, though the manual leaves something to be desired in terms of explaining the various menu options and trees. It only took a few days of on the water use to get used to. I really like the ability to waypoint something you've passed over on the sonar log. It makes it much easier to keep eyes up and outside of the boat; knowing that you can always go back to waypoint the school of fish. As for complaints, the power and transducer connectors and unit pretty cumbersome to attach/detach from the mount. The plugs are pretty big so you may have to either drill big holes or be creative in where/how you mount the finder. Overall, not perfect, but a real nice product for the money. I'll probably let this one go with the boat when I sell it, but will look at another Lowrance HDI unit for the next boat.

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    Lowrance GPS/ Depth Finder

    The ice isn't out so the unit is still in the box

    The ice isn't out so the unit is still in the box

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By Honarable Dick

    from South Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lots Of Good Features

    Cons

    • Instruction Manual Is Bad

    Best Uses

    • Kayak fishing

    Comments about Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Fishfinder/Chartplotter With Lake Insight Pro Cartography:

    Screen is very easy to see in full light. Compact size with lots of good features. As with all sophisticated electronics, the users manual doesn't cover much. Just push buttons until you see what you want! The overlay features are real nice and functional.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent product for my kayak

    By dwfj

    from Toms River

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy Storage
    • Easy To Use
    • Safe
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kayak fishing

      Comments about Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Fishfinder/Chartplotter With Lake Insight Pro Cartography:

      After much research and reading many comments on various fishfinders,I finally settled on this unit and really happy with the selection so far. I've only been out on the water once, but the unit works as described and very easy to use. It is installed in my Eagle Talon 12ft kayak and sits in the cup holder using the Ram-mount made for this unit.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Good for the money

      By Jake

      from Mississippi

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Solid Deoth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Fishfinder/Chartplotter With Lake Insight Pro Cartography:

        Product is great for the money. Easy to use and good for beginners or someone needing a reliable depth finder on a small or medium size boat.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        search no more, this one does it all!

        By ron

        from western ny

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy Storage
        • Easy To Use
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Gps Is Great

          Comments about Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Fishfinder/Chartplotter With Lake Insight Pro Cartography:

          I bought this unit for its gps capabilities, its great and the chart plotting is super

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Lowrance Elite 4HDI

          By earthsteward1

          from Hackensack, MN

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy Storage
          • Easy To Use
          • Safe
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

            Comments about Lowrance Elite-4 HDI Fishfinder/Chartplotter With Lake Insight Pro Cartography:

            Great locator.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            28 Questions | 31 Answers
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            • Q:

              Does the unit require an antenna for the GPS/chart plotting functions ?
              Asked on 2/26/2015 by Richard from Trinidad, West Indies

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your question.
                The unit has a built in GPS antenna--no need for additional purchase.

                Answered on 2/27/2015 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              Can you get a card upgrades for major rivers
              Asked on 1/19/2015 by brian from iowa

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your question.
                The card that comes with the unit will be the Inland Insight cartography card. This should cover major rivers. Please feel free to contact our technical staff for more information.

                Answered on 1/26/2015 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              Does this unit have tracking ability so I can follow the same route back as the one taken?
              Asked on 1/19/2015 by Tony from Mobile, Alabama

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your question.
                This unit has full chartplotting capabilities. Yes---it will leave a trackline or "breadcrumb trail" so that you can follow the same route.

                Answered on 1/26/2015 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              Does the charting include close to shore coastal areas?
              Asked on 1/18/2015 by Mark from Planning on moving to Fort Meyers, FL

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes.

                Answered on 1/26/2015 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              Can this unit be used with a thru-hull transducer for a SeaDoo PWC?
              Also, does the map reading card include Lake Lanier in northern Georgia?
              Thanks!
              Asked on 12/28/2014 by DJ from Buford, GA

              2 answers

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                No--this unit will not work with the transducer in question.

                Answered on 1/15/2015 by Anonymous
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your email.
                At this time, this unit does not pair up with the thru-hull unit your are inquiring about.

                Answered on 1/15/2015 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              Does this item come with transom mount transducer and all required hardware for install?
              Asked on 12/28/2014 by ejohn from Palm Harbor, FL

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your question.
                Yes--transom mount transducer and mounting screws.

                Answered on 12/29/2014 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              can this unit be used as a portable unit
              Asked on 12/21/2014 by kevin

              2 answers

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your question.
                This unit is designed to be mounted on a boat--but I am sure with some ingenuity it could be modified as a portable unit---but out of the box it is not designed as such.

                Answered on 12/23/2014 by Anonymous
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your question.
                This unit is designed to be mounted on a boat--but I am sure with some ingenuity it could be modified as a portable unit---but out of the box it is not designed as such.

                Answered on 12/23/2014 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              Will this unit work as a chart plotter in southeast Alaska or will i have to buy a different card?
              Asked on 12/7/2014 by Duck from Sitka AK

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your question.
                The unit will work as a chart plotter in your area---for more detailed info you may need to buy an Alaska specific card.

                Answered on 12/10/2014 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              Will a RAM mount for a Garmin 76s GPS work for mounting this unit?
              Asked on 12/4/2014 by Dean from Maribel, wi

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your question.
                There is quite a variety of mounting applications with the RAM product line--can you supply the exact model you have?

                Answered on 12/10/2014 by Anonymous
            • Q:

              will salt water harm it ?? thank you
              Asked on 12/2/2014 by JJ

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Saltwater will not harm this unit--it should work just fine.

                Answered on 12/2/2014 by Anonymous
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