by Dom Wiseman

Lowrance have announced the release of a new software update for HDS Carbon, HDS Gen3 and Elite-Ti displays that includes sonar enhancements and improvements for C-MAP charting.

Included in this release is FishReveal. It’s a completely new sonar feature that makes fish easier to see on DownScan Imaging. The upgrade also includes enhancements to StructureScan 3D and StructureScan HD. Also included is a new C-MAP navigation palette.

FishReveal Smart Target Viewing

Lowrance and FishReveal allows anglers to quickly and easily discover how fish orient themselves in and around cover and structure by showing clearly defined fish arches. Traditional CHIRP provide strong fish targets but lack refined structure detail while DownScan imaging provides photo-like images of bottom and structure details but would show fish targets as tiny dots.  FishReveal blends the best data from both technologies. That makes it easy for anglers to split-screens or spend time interpreting images.

High-Visibility Colour Sonar

The new High-Visibility Colour Sonar is exclusive to HDS Carbon. High-Visibility Colour delivers industry-leading clarity and range. Photographic-like images are shown to each side and below your boat. SideScan, DownScan Imaging and StructureScan 3D can now produce richer images with greatly enhanced detail and better contrast. High-Visibility Colour automatically enhances brightness in darker areas, while also preventing overexposure in brighter areas.

C-MAP Navigation Palette

C-MAP charts just got a major upgrade in readability that is most apparent near shore, where the colours used for land, docks, anchorage areas, water, and channels are differentiated and contour lines are distinct. The new palette makes it easier on Lowrance units to see where the boat is in relation to a channel, navaid, ledges and drop-offs, or a point of land.

To download the update click here.