New models feature wider screens and integrated wireless connectivity
Marine electronics manufacturer Lowrance unveiled two new Elite-Ti multi-function fish finder/plotters this week, with new, wider screens and integrated wireless connectivity.
Both the 12-inch Elite-12 Ti and nine-inch Elite-9 Ti touchscreens accept a wide range of custom mapping options downloadable from the company’s GoFree Shop, enabling buyers to custom-configure the units for their own specific needs. Standard features include an easy-to-use touchscreen interface, Bluetooth and wireless connectivity, high-performance sonar including CHIRP, Broadband Sounder and StructureScan HD with SideScan and DownScan Imaging. CHIRP sonar offers improved fish-target separation and screen clarity, while the StructureScan HD sonar imaging system with DownScan imaging really does deliver photo-like images of fish-holding structure on both sides and directly beneath the boat.
Both displays also feature a built-in GPS antenna that displays position on a detailed C-MAP Insight map, with more than 3,000 lakes and rivers and detailed coastal contours to 1,000 feet. Optional chart upgrades include Lake Insight HD by C-MAP, C-MAP MAX-N, Navionics HotMaps Premium, Navionics+ and Fishing Hotspots PRO. The units are also fully compatible with the Insight Genesis map-creation service, which allows users to make custom, high-resolution contour maps from recorded sonar logs, with bottom-hardness and vegetation overlays, as well as Insight Genesis Social Map community chart sharing.
“With the addition of our new 12- and 9-inch fishfinder/chartplotters, we are adding even more value to the Elite-Ti family,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO of parent company Navico. “We are confident our customers will be excited about the premium features and affordability of these new widescreen displays.”
Both the Elite-12 Ti and Elite-9 Ti re expected to be available on store shelves in March, 2017.