Skip to content Skip to navigation menu
HDS-7 Gen2 Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo, Insight USA Cartography without Transducer Clearance
Video

LOWRANCE
HDS-7 Gen2 Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo, Insight USA Cartography without Transducer

Model # 12971131 | Mfg # 000-10531-001

This item is no longer available.

Product Description

Chartplotter/fishfinder combos for serious anglers, Gen2 HDS units are faster than ever with lightning-fast chart updates and real-time StructureMap™ capability, which overlays StructureScan™ sonar imaging on top of nautical charts, for a comprehensive view of your location and finned quarry below. USA Insight Cartography gives you inland and coastal mapping-including the Great Lakes with detailed shorelines and depth contours, plus Fishing HotSpots data for more than 500 U.S. lakes-a $400 value, built-in! Contour shading offers stunning life-like perspectives of bottom structure and topography. FlyWheel™ scroll dial and command soft keys give you quicker, easier control and fine-tuning of fishfinding and navigational features. 16-channel GPS furnishes faster time-to-signal lock and precision position.

  • Screen Size: 6.4"diag.
  • Screen Resolution: 480 x 640
  • Preloaded Cartography: InsightUSA
  • Optional Cartography: Navionics® Platinum+, Platinum, HotMaps™ Platinum, Lowrance Hot Spots® PRO, LakeMaster® ProMaps (Americas)
  • Transducer: Sold separately
  • Data Interface: NMEA 2000, NMEA 0183, Ethernet
  • Receiver Type: High-sensitivity 16-channel GPS with WAAS Waypoints & Routes: 5,000 waypoints, 200 routes and 10 trails
  • Dimensions:  6-7/16"H x 8-13/16"W x 3-7/16"D
  • Transmit Power: Max 32W (RMS actual); 3,750W (RMS analog equivalent)
  • Max. Depth: 5,000' with 50/200kHz transducer
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX7
  • Warranty: Two years

What You'll Need

Depending on the style of the transducer, you'll get depth, speed and/or temperature readings. To complete your installation, order one of the following transducers:

 

Broadband / CHIRP Transducers with Blue Connector

Transducer Type Reading(s) Power Depth Material Model
83/200 kHz Transom Mount-Shallow Water (Primary) Depth/Temperature   1,000' Nylon 8803595
50/200 kHz Transom Mount-Deep Water (Primary) Depth/Temperature   3,000' Ceramic 8803603
83/200 kHz Trolling Motor or In-Hull Mount-Shallow Water Depth/Temperature   1,000' Ceramic 10856003
83/200 kHz Trolling Motor or In-Hull Mount-Shallow Water-Remote Temp Depth/Temperature 300 Watts 1,000' Plastic 10856029
50/200 kHz Airmar P66 Transom Mount-Deep Water Depth/Temperature/Speed 600 Watts 1,000' Plastic 14273866
50/200 kHz Airmar P79 In-Hull Ideal for Inshore Outboard motors / small racing yachts / RIBs Depth 600 Watts 1,000' Plastic 11259348
50/200 kHz Airmar B60 Thru-Hull 12' tilt Inboard Engines Depth/Temperature 600 Watts 2,000' Bronze 16222580
50/200 kHz Airmar B60 Thru-Hull 20' tilt Inboard Engines Depth/Temperature 600 Watts 2,000' Bronze 11498805
50/200 kHz Airmar P319 Thru-Hull Inboard Engines Depth/Temperature 600 Watts 1,000' Plastic 11498375
50/200 kHz Airmar B164 Thru-Hull Inboard Engines (Large Boats) Depth/Temperature 1000 Watts 3,000' Bronze 14274690
50/200 kHz Airmar B260 Thru-Hull - Larger Boats 1KW Deep Water Depth/Temperature 1000 Watts 3,000' Bronze 11259314
Airmar TM260 1 kW XDCR Transom Mount - Outboard or Inboard-Outboard Deep Water Depth/Temperature 1000 Watts 3,000' Plastic 14274203

Broadband Traditional and DownScan / HDI (High Definition Imaging) Combination Transducers with Blue Connector

Transducer Type Reading(s) Power Depth Material Model
455/800 kHz HDI Skimmer XDCR Transom Depth/Temperature   1,000'/300' (DI) Plastic 14273965
50/200 455/800 kHz HDI Skimmer XDCR Transom 0 Degree Depth/Temperature   3,000'/300' (DI) Plastic 14273957
HDI TH 50/200 455/800 khz 0 degree Thru-Hull Depth/Temperature   3,000'/300' (DI) Bronze 14706600
HDI TH 50/200 455/800 kHz 12 degree Thru-Hull Depth/Temperature   3,000'/300' (DI) Bronze 14706618
HDI TH 50/200 455/800 kHz 20 degree Thru-Hull Depth/Temperature   3,000'/300' (DI) Bronze 14706626

What You May Want to Add

Compatible Cables Model
XT-12BL-12 foot extension cable 11259322
XT-20BL-20 foot extension cable 11259322
7 pin Blue Connector to Bare Wires 14706568
Other Accessories Model
ST-TBL Speed Temp Sensor 14272777

West Advisor

The West Advisor articles have answered boaters' questions and provided solutions to boating problems for more than 20 years. West Marine has compiled one of the Web's most comprehensive collections of technical boating information articles.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo, Insight USA Cartography without Transducer
 
4.1

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good product, but software could be improved

The most recent software update, have actually caused difficultites, in reading the key board screen. The small outlined blue square used to signify the key that is selected for use, is very difficult...Read complete review

The most recent software update, have actually caused difficultites, in reading the key board screen. The small outlined blue square used to signify the key that is selected for use, is very difficult to see and use. A better solution would be to have the entire key highlighted, so you can easily identify the selection.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good product but has only 1 issue on mine

I have been some what happy with mine.The biggest issue I have had is on my down scan & side scan. It get stuck on 2 to 3 feet reading the bottom....Read complete review

I have been some what happy with mine.The biggest issue I have had is on my down scan & side scan. It get stuck on 2 to 3 feet reading the bottom. Sometimes it works fine but most of the time its reading that as soon as it is turned on. I have not got around to calling Lawrance yet to get this problem resolved , so it is partly my fault. I Had a HDS 10 Gen 1 on another boat that had a small issue but Lawrance promptly walked me through a Soft reset over the phone and fixed it right on the spot. I liek the 7 but I would recomend a 10 because of the bigger screen

Reviewed by 69 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
1.0

Poor chart readings

By BigJohn

from Michigan, United States

Comments about Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo, Insight USA Cartography without Transducer:

After owning this product for two years I can see why they discontinued it, they show in the advertisement how the screen looks but in real life that's not the case.

 
4.0

Love the HDS-7 Gen2

By Vic1

from Newport News, VA

Comments about Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo, Insight USA Cartography without Transducer:

Great clear screen with structure scan; see everything on bottom....found key fishing spots with ease....love the GPS feature, made it easy to figure out new lakes and hot fishing spots....

 
5.0

Great product

By Rashed

from Kuwait

Comments about Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo, Insight USA Cartography without Transducer:

Its the best product and i perfer keypad screens than touch screens

 
2.0

Terrible Documentation for Beginners

By jhoomax

from Seattle, WA, United States

Comments about Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo, Insight USA Cartography without Transducer:

An example of poor documentation is immediately apparent on page 4 of the manual which tells one to go to this web site for video tutorials. Click on Support, Tips and Tutorials it says. No such item is on the support page. The videos that are elsewhere on the site are not tutorials but sales fluff telling how great the unit is. The manual leads one through the menus telling what items will appear when you click (which you can easily find by clicking) but with no explanation of what the items do or why one would use them. For example: Page 8 and page 80 both tell about multiple "Fishing Modes" that have to do with water clarity and depth and "Ping Speed" with no hint as to what these are used for. What if you are not fishing at all. Perhaps a fisherman already knows this stuff, but I don't. There is a large section concerning gauges and dashboards with nothing about the data that is available to display.Where does this data come from? Are all the sensors that supply it part of the Lowrance or does it connect to a data bus of some kind. How would I add a sensor?

 
5.0

Ease of use

By Sobby

from Bowling Green, KY, United States

Comments about Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo, Insight USA Cartography without Transducer:

Purchased new MDX 2072 with motor guide Xi5 trolling motor and two HDS-7 GEN 2 units networked for the bow and console. I have been fishing and guiding on the Cumberland, Barren, Green and Nolin watersheds for years and feel the future is very bright with the shared technology of lowrance and motor guide. Awaiting my gateway cabling to network the trolling motor and HDS units, will provide follow-up comments after the spring season.

 
1.0

Terrible Product for real users

By Keysdiver

from Florida Keys

Comments about Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo, Insight USA Cartography without Transducer:

This machine absolutely does not perform as billed. Had professionally installed, set up coached by Lowrance techs. Side Scan and Structure Scan do not work in excess of 100ft Salt Water.

 
1.0

wont turn on allready sent it back once

By Howie

from jReadsboro, VT.

Comments about Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo, Insight USA Cartography without Transducer:

I bought it three years ago and only have used it a handful of times because it was broke more than it was working. sent it out to have it fixed then broke again soon after it came back it wont turn on. very frustrating to have spent that kind of money for junk.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

very nice value

By blarents

from Lafayette, LA, United States

Comments about Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo, Insight USA Cartography without Transducer:

I purchased a new boat and had 2 of these units installed. Previously I ran a HDS7 touch and a HDS5. The touch was easier to set than this unit, but I did not like the smudge marks using it left on the face. The 5 screen was too small for good viewing. This HDS 7 Gen 2 is a great compromise. I have learned most of the settings and its mostly good. I like it a lot.

 
5.0

Couldn't be happier!!

By Landers52x

from Muldrow, OK, United States

Comments about Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo, Insight USA Cartography without Transducer:

Bought this unit over a year ago and found a truck with it in the first week, picture was clear enough I told the divers the make of the truck before they went down to look at it!!

 
4.0

Great GPS with far more ...

By Ezcue

from Hattiesburg, MS, United States

Comments about Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo, Insight USA Cartography without Transducer:

Great GPS with far more features than the cost of ownership

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »