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Lowrance Elite 5 HDI and Software Update

Shawn/ August 11, 2014/ Lowrance, News/ 0 comments

A software update with version 4.0 is now available for Lowrance Elite HDI models.

This version vastly improves stability and latency when compared to the v2.0 release. It also seems to have completely eliminated the random crashing and freezing.

The annoying false free space warning has also disappeared.

Some potential bugs are:

  • I haven’t noticed or seen any Fish ID marks yet so I’m not sure if they tweaked it to be more accurate or if it’s a problem. I haven’t seen traditional bounces either, again, either a tweak or a bug.
  • The downscan overlay doesn’t seem to overlay the traditional sonar, so much as replace it. Where previously I could get a bit more detail into the ground via the traditional sonar and downscan overlay, I now only notice the downscan image.

This update, though listed on the Software Update page, isn’t where you might expect to see it. You can visit the actual page here.

The update covers the following models.

  • Elite-4 HDI
  • Mark-4 HDI
  • Elite-7 HDI and CHIRP
  • Elite-5 HDI and CHIRP

Shawn started fishing in 1994. He caught his first fish (an Ah Seng) on that very first trip to Changi Carpark 4 (before it was barricaded). He built up his fishing knowledge and gear over the years but still keeps his old gear, just like the memories.