Lowrance HDS-5 Waterproof Fishfinder GPS Chartplotter

Lowrance HDS-5
Lowrance HDS-5 Fishfinder
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Lowrance HDS-5 GPS Fishfinder Review

Thanks for checking out our overview of the Lowrance HDS-5 GPS Chartplotter/Fishfinder.  

On this page we will reviewing the Lowrance HDS-5 by taking a look at its decription and features, by comparing reviews from actual anglers, and by giving an overall rating and recommendation.

Lowrance HDS-5 Description & Features

Ready to find fish you never thought possible before?

The Lowrance HDS-5 Fishfinder/GPS/Chartplotter combo offers exceptional target marking in all situations, so you can find fish regardless of the cover they are hiding in.

The included built-in GPS antenna will allow you to always know exactly where you are located on the water. The contours of the bottom of the body of water are displayed in more detail than ever.  

Want more features? The Lowrance HDS-5 includes a bright, crisp, color 5" display with 480x480 pixel resolution. Compatible with Sirius weather and radio, this unit also comes equipped with included ethernet connections to allow you to easily hook it up to any HDS display including sonar graphs, radar, and navigation. High definition maps with oustanding color detail is made possible by expanding memory using the built in SD card slot.  

StructureScan technology offers the most sophisticated imaging procedure that you can buy with legitimate 180 degree panoramic sonar imaging. 


Lowrance HDS-5 Fishfinder Features

  • Built-in broadband HD Sounder
  • Super-sensitive GPS antenna
  • User friendly with dazzling displays, keypads and menus
  • Sirius satellite weather and radio selections
  • Five inch high-performance 480x480-pixel display
  • Select from the 3 mapping possibilities
  • Structure scan compatible
  • 2-year Warranty

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Sample Customer Reviews

The HDS-5 is one of the most popular Lowrance fishfinder/GPS models and reviews are very good with over 74% of all fishermen who own this model rating it as 4 stars or better (out of 5).

Positive Customer Reviews

This unit has performed flawlessly and with great the detail needed in finding fish, depth and structure.
-- J.R.

Wow Incredible fish finder here.  Absolutely zero problems.  It's simple to use and the downloadable updates really make it great.
-- T.Y.

This is the best fishfinder, gps combo I have ever used. It is simple to figure out and the picture is unbelievable.
-- R.S.

I've used this unit to its fullest and I LOVE it! I'll never own another sonar and gps that isn't Lowrance. They have it down and are the best there is. Highly recommend this product to fishermen that have a little experience with sonar and gps.
-- F.J.

Negative Customer Reviews

Negative reviews are few and far between for this unit, but we have been able to locate a few.  Keep in mind that Lowrance offers a 2-year warranty on this product.

Depth reading takes 4-7 minutes before you see it after turning unit on. Unit freezes and depth goes on and off with vertical lines. Not what I was expecting from industry leader.
-- B.P.

Will not read depths below 8ft, Iam going to try turning the gain down by manual adjustment.
-- J.B.