Welcome to our examination of the Lowrance HDS-8 GPS Chartplotter/Fishfinder with an 83/200kHz transducer. On this page, we will be checking out a description of the Lowrance HDS-8 and its various features.

We will also compare reviews from anglers that use this model and give an overall rating.

Lowrance HDS-8 Description & Features

A simple fit along with an incredible 8-inch full-color VGA display screen that renders astonishing fish and navigation specifics.

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Lowrance HDS-8 GPS Chartplotter

A simple fit along with an incredible 8-inch full-color VGA display screen that renders astonishing fish and navigation specifics.
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The SolarMAX PLUS display delivers perfect viewing in all conditions from the black of night to the brightest of sunny days.

Screen Size8 Inches
Display TypeLCD
Item Dimensions LxWxH13 x 10 x 9 inches

Also included is Broadband HD fishfinder engineering and a highly sensitive 16-channel GPS.

You also get Enhanced U.S. Basemap which offers detailed lake shoreline and contour information on approximately 5,000 U.S. lakes.

  • HDS chart-plotter models with the enhanced U.S. basemap feature
  • Insight HD mapping produces unparalleled fine detail with super-fast map and screen refreshes
  • Insight™ USA combines inland and coastal coverage of more than 60,000 marked popular Angling locations
  • Works with the total array of Navionics mapping cartridges

Lowrance HDS-8 Fishfinder Features

  • FlyWheel™ scroll dial provides incredible control for fast and simple fish-finding control functions.
  • Extremely user-friendly. Scrolling through control functions is easier than ever.
  • SolarMAX PLUS display provides you with the high-contrast detail and the finest wide-angle viewing on the market
  • Adaptable LED backlighting works miracles for a variety of different fishing circumstances, from direct sunlight to absolute darkness
  • Included broadband HD sonar
  • 83/200kHz or 50/200kHz transducer 

Lowrance HDS-8 Fishfinder / Chartplotter Reviews

Sample Customer Reviews

Reviews of the Lowrance HDS-8 from actual owners are outstanding overall.

Positive Customer Reviews

I have owned MANY depth finders and graphs thru the years and have always expected the newest generation to be an improvement. The HDS series with Structure Scan is a huge leap – not just a new twist.
— L.B.

The Lowrance HDS-8 was simple to install and connect to LSS-1.  All I can say about the performance and quality of the graphs is WOW. AMAZING. Incredible. Every serious fisherman should invest in one of these.
— A.E.

Lowrance HDS-8 GPS Chartplotter Fishfinder

  • Bundles Lowrence HDS-8 GPS Chartplotter/fishfinder
  • The eight-inch SolarMAX Plus display is sunlight-viewable
  • Built-in Broadband Sounder for ultra-sensitive
4.5/5 - (12 votes)

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