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Old 07-17-2014, 04:06 PM
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Default Lowrance HDS 7 vs Simrad NSS7m evo2 Chartplotter

I am new to looking at this level of tech, but it seems to me that the Lowrance is more fish driven that the simrad. Besides cost what is the biggest difference and taking money out of the picture which would you go with?
Old 07-17-2014, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by jistikeleather View Post
I am new to looking at this level of tech, but it seems to me that the Lowrance is more fish driven that the simrad. Besides cost what is the biggest difference and taking money out of the picture which would you go with?
The HDS7 Touch is a few years old. The Evo2 has been out about a month. The Evo2 is multitouch (pinch to zoom etc) has a faster processor, and has the hybrid touch/button interface. The Evo2 series is a very nice looking machine in person.
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nss7e2 has the sonar hub "in effect" built in with CHIRP (buzz word atm for sure but still very good) multi touch. autopilot native. i like the fact it retains some hard controls .
(yeah i know the humminbird ion and onix praise theirs)
im sure the hds gen3 isnt far away. prob at least 6 months after this evo 2 launch with a more cut down lowrance feel to it. less autopilot etc for less money. but yeah untill then the simrad is the better of the 2
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scratch everything i just said.. sorry didnt see it was a chartplotter only you mentioned
Old 07-19-2014, 06:25 AM
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My biggest two disadvantages of a evo2 7m - no button for quick waypoint, have to enter menu system; no overlay of data, uses the right side of the screen.

The biggest two advantages for me are the dual button and touch screen interfaces and having a 10hz internal gps.

I just went thru this decision a few months ago. Even with the hds touch rebates I still ended up with a evo2 7 for my chart plotter. I actually have two evo2's, the other as a dedicated ff. The interface on these systems are really nice. I fish solo on Lake Erie often and when in rougher water, the button comes in real handy. Fishing solo, trying to mark a waypoint while fighting & netting fish does get easier after doing it a couple times and good interfaces makes it bearable. If I was a waypoint junkie it would be more of a downer.

I'm still getting used to the screen size coming from lcx 15 units, the font is smaller and I'm getting older. I'm in a tiller so my electronics are not right in my face. Really like the quick gps updates, I use trails and tracking often.

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