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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


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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. The microSD card comes inside the larger SD card. 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
 
4.5

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (32)
  • Compact (29)
  • Waterproof (13)
  • Easy storage (12)
  • Safe (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating / sailing (29)
    • Fishing (7)
    • Personal watercraft (4)
    • Kayak fishing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (21), Advanced (13), Beginner (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (34), Yes (4)

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Lawrence elite 4

    Color and gps is why i updated. It meets my expectations.

    Color and gps is why i updated. It meets my expectations.

    Reviewed by 39 customers

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    5.0

    Solid Do-It-All Unit

    By beenfishin

    from Redding, CA

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kayakfishing

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

      Great unit, combines GPS, traditional sonar and HDI for a great picture in a compact size, perfect for my kayak.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Nice Sonar

      By NH Fisherman

      from NH

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

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

        Nice sonar the hardware and unit are high quality and it seems easy to use so far! The instruction are very straight forward.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Power packed compact machine!

        By Jeff The Fisherman

        from Pataskala, OH

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy Storage
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Fishing
          • Navigation
          • Storing Points

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

          Helpful in locating fishing spots and cover as well as humps, channels and other structure.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Elite-4 HDI

          By Redpuddin

          from St. Cloud, Mn

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

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

            This product is perfect for situations where larger electronics are hard to use. It is smaller but the picture is great and it does everything I need it to do.
            Easy to use and the chart plotter is a great added bonus. Plus the insight pro is a huge plus.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By Fish Killer

            from Texas

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating
              • Canoeing
              • Personal Watercraft

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

              Install in Kayak. Tranducer installed to shoot thru hull. Works great. Use a 7.5 amp hour battery. Runs 7 hours with no problems.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              33 Questions | 36 Answers
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              • Q:

                I already have a Lowrance the same size in my boat, a black and whit screen, do I have to replace the wiring for the Elite 4?
                Asked on 4/6/2015 by Jay from Green River, Utah

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Thank you for your question.
                  The power/transducer connections are different that the older models--without knowing exactly what you have--I would have to say that you will need to replace with the newer supplied wiring.

                  Answered on 4/7/2015 by Anonymous
              • Q:

                Is the screen always split or can it be used full screen for chart/navigation?
                Asked on 4/2/2015 by Tom from Burbank CA

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                  A:

                  You can run full screen as well as split screen.

                  Answered on 4/2/2015 by Anonymous
              • Q:

                Does this unit offer MPH and Chesapeake Bay maps?
                Asked on 3/22/2015 by Paul from Maryland

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Thank you for your question.
                  MPH is calculated as SOG (speed over ground) on the plotter.
                  Chesapeake Bay is included.

                  Answered on 3/24/2015 by Anonymous
              • Q:

                Once mounted, can this unit easily be detached from mount for safe storage?
                Asked on 3/10/2015 by AJ

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Thank you for your question.
                  Unit can be taken off the boat for safe storage.

                  Answered on 3/16/2015 by Anonymous
              • Q:

                what are the physical dimensions of the unit?
                Can it be mounted in-dash?
                Asked on 3/5/2015 by D from Spokane, WA

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Thank you for your questions.
                  Unit can be flush mounted --but will require Navico# 000-11308-001

                  Dims:
                  Product Width 3.8 in \ 96 mm
                  Product Depth 2.2 in \ 56 mm
                  Product Height 6.6 in \ 168 mm (7.5 in \ 189 mm with bracket)

                  Answered on 3/17/2015 by Anonymous
              • 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
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