The Lowrance 000-10520-001 is a HDS-5m 2nd generation Nautic Insight Chartplotter featuring brilliant 5"/12.7 cm color display with resolution of 480x480 pixels. This fishfinder gives superior time-to-location lock and precision position with its high-sensitivity 16-channel GPS+WAAS antenna. The HDS-5m offers Nautic Insight™ cartography that gives life-like views of the underwater topography with superior details. It also offers a waterproof SD card slot to load high-detail charting options. It features double the memory and twice the processor speed of first-generation HDS models.
The 000-10520-001 provides full NMEA 2000® network connectivity for easy multi-station data sharing. It features an improved keyboard design for more intuitive and simplistic control in all weather conditions. This fishfinder continues recording the data with the use of TrackBack. It features plug-and-play operation with an easy-to-use graphic menu system for more convenient access and control of key functions in all weather conditions.
|Diagonal Screen Size||5"|
|Resolution||480 x 480|
|Warranty Details||Two Years|
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Comments about Lowrance HDS-5mGen2 GPS Chartplotter, Gen2 Nautic Insight Chartplotter:
Purchased unit in 2013 and installed it as a stand-alone unit in a sailboat for navigation. Installation was simple, and learning the interface was fairly straightforward.
My biggest issue is with reliability. In the two years I've had the unit it has died on me several times while cruising. Each incident required a software update/reinstall and a hard reboot. I now carry a spare SD card onboard just for that purpose.
When it works, it works well, but it isn't reliable enough to trust for navigation on a long cruise or cruising in unfamiliar areas.