Lowrance Elite 7 CHIRP Fishfinder Review
Lowrance’s Elite 7 CHIRP with Navionics Gold Mapping provides outstanding mapping and fishfinding detail! Ready to go right out of the box with included 83/200 & 455/800 CHIRP transducer the built-in award winning Broadband and DownScan Sonar with CHIRP will not only produce a much clearer picture of the structure and fish beneath the boat but also provides you with enhanced target separation at greater depths and allows you to better distinguish between baitfish and gamefish targets.
The display clearly provides images along with boat speed, water depth, water temperature and time. Anglers have the option of quickly navigating through page options that include single, double split screen or triple split screens that simultaneously display chart, sonar and down-scanning abilities. The images produced by the CHIRP sonar more clearly distinguish between bait fish and game fish. When equipped with down-scanning ability, the images eliminate noise and simply display structural and marine life images. The Elite 7 also offers the opportunity to overlap sonar and down-scanning images for clarification of the display. For the money, the Elite 7 CHIRP delivers.
Models equipped with GPS function provide detailed U.S. maps along with zoom in and out functionality. The preloaded chart provides data for more than 3,000 lakes and rivers in addition to coastal contours. Using the GPS function, anglers have the ability to mark and name waypoints using latitudinal or longitudinal data or on-the-spot submission.
Lowrance Elite 7 CHIRP Fishfinder Networking
The Elite 7 series units are NMEA 2000 compatible which means they can easily interface with other NMEA 2000 electronics and share numerical data. When connected to another Elite 7 or HDS unit via NMEA2000 you can share waypoints between them. Internal memory allows you to save up to 3,000 waypoints, 100 routes with 100 points per route and 100 plot trails.
Lowrance Elite 7 CHIRP Fishfinder Mapping
With a built in highly accurate GPS receiver the Lowrance Elite 7 is sure to get you where you need to be whether inland or Coastal. With Navionics Gold Mapping over 3,000 lakes and rivers, and coastal contours to 1,000 ft are preloaded to your unit, but if that’s not enough the expandable SD Card slot allows the addition of Lake Insight and Nautic Insight HD and PRO cartography, Navionics HotMaps Premium, Fishing Hotspots® PRO and Jeppesen C-Map Max-N charts. You can even customize maps with Insight Genesis, an online service that allows you to create maps free of charge based on your own survey data.
Lowrance Elite 7 CHIRP Fishfinder Sonar
Improved Target Resolution, Enhanced Noise Rejection for more defined targets, DownScan Overlay and More! The CHIRP series of Lowrance Elite units builds on the previous elite models and provides even better underwater images than ever before. CHIRP technology makes it easier to identify and distinguish bait fish from game fish, provides better target separation in deeper waters and even allows you to mark fish more clearly at higher boat speeds. Add all that to the ability to take your DownScan Images, which produce picture like views of bottom and structure and overlay onto your sonar for a full-screen display to identify, separate and expose fish targets from photo-like images of structure and you are sure to receive a one of a kind underwater experience. Plus with TrackBack you can easily scroll back and review your sonar recordings. Take a closer look at sonar images even mark a waypoint so that you can quickly and efficiently find that location again. For the ultimate sonar & chartplotter combination, the Elite-7 will suite any fisherman’s needs.