by Dom Wiseman

Lowrance have announced the next generation of their powerful and affordable Elite series, the Elite Ti2.  These combo fishfinder and chartplotter units were already packed with features and now they are even better with enhanced high-resolution sonar functionality, wireless networking and Bluetooth call/text message display. The new series brings features previously available only on Lowrance HDS units to a wider audience and at a lower price point.

The new units feature Active Imaging Sonar. This software rethinks what anglers should expect from a fishfinder. Offering industry-leading clarity without sacrificing range, it delivers unmatched image quality of structure, fish and bottom composition. A 3-in-1 sonar solution, Active Imaging combines Lowrance CHIRP sonar, with Side and DownScan Imaging allowing anglers to quickly search fish-holding structure, and enhances FishReveal with higher-level clarity and target separation. Simple to use, without the need to change frequencies while fishing in most conditions, the Active Imaging 800 kHz setting provides crystal-clear detail with uncompromised range. For anglers needing to see farther than 120 feet, Active Imaging can also operate at the 455 kHz frequency.

Wireless Networking allows full connectivity without the hassle of cable installation. The Elite Ti2 units bring the ability to wirelessly share sonar and charting between two displays such as one at the bow and one at the stern of a boat, as well as sync waypoint data, and the display’s network configurator allows for quick and easy set up.

Elite Ti2 7 LF_24596 copyIn addition, for those that like to keep in touch while on the water, Bluetooth calling and text notifications offer convenience on the water. Owners can keep their phones stored in a safe location while still receiving incoming call and text notifications. Android features include incoming text message display and reply, new message and message template creation, and access to message history and call logs. iOS features include display of incoming text messages and call log.

“Our Elite Ti Series has been a favourite among anglers, offering cutting-edge fish finding technology in a perfectly priced standalone unit, and with the introduction of Elite Ti2 we’re giving them even more to be excited about,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO and president, Navico.

“Active Imaging sonar, wireless networking of sonar and chart data and mobile messaging convenience, bring high-value performance from our top of the line HDS range to anglers at an amazing price.”

Lowrance Elite Ti2 is available in 7-, 9-, and 12-inch display sizes, and various charting and transducer bundles, ranging in price from $1,299 to $3,599 RRP AUD.