Lowrance’s X-factor Lowrance’s new X-Series of single- and dual-frequency fishfinders deliver the high-performance anglers expect from the brand, albeit in a very affordable package.
The X-4, X-4 Pro and X-4 Portable each feature a full 10.2cm (4”) Film SuperTwist™ LED display for easy viewing, especially in direct sunlight, with four-level gray scale definition for superior clarity and target definition.
The Lowrance X-Series offers anglers several performance options for a variety of fishing and boating conditions. Equipped with a rugged, low-profile 200kHz Skimmer® transducer, the X-4 delivers a wide, effective fish-detection area of up to 60° with high-sensitivity settings to depths of over 180m.
The X-4 Pro features 83/200kHz dual-frequency operation with up to 120° of fishfinding coverage, while reaching depths of over 300m. Both X-4 models deliver impressive bottom readings at speeds up to 110km/h and feature built-in water-temperature sensors.
The new X-Series models also feature innovative Lowrance sonar technologies including GRAYLINE® for precision separation of fish from nearby structure and the bottom; Advanced Signal Processing (ASP™) that automatically adjusts sonar settings to provide anglers with best picture; and FishTrack™ to display target depth readings above fish symbols. Ideal for fishfinding use anywhere, the X-4 Portable model sonar and screen features are identical to the X-4. The unit comes with a soft-sided portable kit that includes a battery compartment and Skimmer™ transducer with suction-cup mount.
All Lowrance X-series fishfinders are waterproof to the IPx7 standard and are protected by a one-year limited warranty.
The new Lowrance X-Series will be available from December 2010. RRP starts from AU$149 for the X-4.
Maximum vision with Lowrance Elite DSI Lowrance’s new Elite DownScan Imaging™ (DSI) sonar series delivers crystal-clear, photo-like underwater detail in a high-resolution colour display.
Comprising two models — the Elite-5x DSI fishfinder and the Elite-5 DSI fishfinder/chartplotter — the Elite DSI series combines Lowrance’s revolutionary DownScan Imaging technology with brilliant displays, smart automatic fishfinder modes and simple, intuitive operation into a surprisingly cost-effective solution.
DSI-equipped anglers will experience a new standard in fishfinding with remarkable below-the-boat views of bottom structure such as rocks, vegetation and drop-offs, as well as thermoclines, baitfish and target fish. The Elite DSI series provides incredible underwater definition in shallow and deep, freshwater or saltwater — including impressive bottom readings at higher boat speeds. Capable of displaying isolated targets and hard-to-find secondary structure, DSI not only allows users to see vegetation and bottom structure more clearly, but helps anglers recognise variations in weed growth and bottom hardness.
The Elite-5x DSI and Elite-5 DSI feature a new rugged, low-profile, dual-frequency Skimmer® transom-mount transducer with built-in temperature sensor that operates at 455kHz for wider and deeper coverage, or at 800kHz for more concentrated scans in shallower conditions with greater target separation.
For easy-to-use, touch-of-a-button execution, Elite DSI models have automatic fine-tuned fishfinding modes for simplified, instant operation and optimal performance, while allowing access to manual options for advanced control. For greater precision with bait or lure presentations, anglers can position the cursor anywhere on the sonar display to determine the depth of a marked object — such as suspended baitfish, a thermocline, or target fish identified among suspended tree branches.
In addition, DSI models feature Lowrance’s TrackBack™ function, which allows anglers to scroll backward into sonar history and pinpoint possible fishing hotspots. With the Elite-5 DSI fishfinder/chartplotter, users can also set waypoints, for easier navigation back to a desired location.
Elite-5 DSI fishfinder/chartplotter models also feature a built-in high-sensitivity 16-channel GPS+WAAS precision antenna for out-of-the-box, plug-and-play navigation, along with an external antenna option. Designed with a 12.7cm (5”) 480x480 pixel SolarMAX™ 256-colour TFT display for superior viewing in all conditions and from wide angles, Elite DSI series models have 300W RMS DownScan Imaging power for unfiltered target separation at depths down to over 60m. The compact units also feature an innovative mounting design with an easy-to-install, quick-release, tilt-and-swivel bracket that allows for convenient removal and remounting, are fully waterproof to IPx7 standards, and are protected by a one-year limited warranty.
The Elite DSI series will be available to consumers in the first quarter of 2011.