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Lowrance HDS display question.

Old 07-02-2012, 02:56 PM
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Default Lowrance HDS display question.

I recently purchased and installed a Lowrance HDS 7.

My previous gps was a Garmin 440 series, and it would display speed and depth in the top left corner of the screen.

I took the boat out Saturday to try out the new Lowrance, and I couldn't figure out if depth (number only, not split with sonar) could be displayed with the full chart screen. I realize that there are some options with split screens to display depth and speed at the same time as following a route, but I really don't need the sonar info while running, I'd just like to monitor the water depth.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:32 PM
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Go into the settings and look for the Data Overlay options. You can pick whatever you want overlaid...and where you want it on the screen.

I run 6 boxes across the top. Depth, Speed, Water Temp, ODO, Lat/Lon and Battery Voltage.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:33 PM
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You can add the depth (as a number) to the chartplotter display (or any screen) by adding it as an "Overlay".

There is a video on how to add an overlay at

Good Luck,
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:39 PM
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Thanks, I'll try it out when I get home if it's not raining.
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