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Lowrance Hds-5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Lowrance Hds-5. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Comments about the screen and price are generally positive. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Lowrance Hds-5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Lowrance Hds-5 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People really like the screen and price. The size and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

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64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lowrance HDS-5 5-Inch Waterproof Marine GPS and Chartplotter with 83/200kHz transducer (Enhanced U.S. Basemap)Lowrance HDS-5 5-Inch Waterproof Marine GPS and Chartplotter with 83/200kHz transducer (Enhanced U.S. Basemap)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Splendiferous4 (

Great for geocaching with exceptions, bad for car navigating.


If you don't need a magnetic compass and barometric pressure, this is an excellent GPSr for geocaching and hiking.  If you are using rechargable batteries, you may want to bring an extra set. I used lithium batteries with good results.  Takes a while...

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

HDS-7M ChartplotterNEW SOLARMAX+ DISPLAYExceptional 6.4" VGA resolution display for astounding sonar graph and navigational detailBrilliant, sunlight viewable pure-white LED screen/keypad backlighting with brighter, clearer wide-angle viewing and the ability to dim to zero to preserve vision at nightHIGH-DEFINITION FISHFINDINGConvert your HDS chartplotter into a fully functional fishfinder with a single cable. Displays complete fishfinder sounder graphs with full operational control when networked via ethernet with any Lowrance HDS with sounder capability.HIGH-DEFINITION MAPPINGBuilt-in high sensitivity GPS antenna with superior time-to-location lock and precision position -- NMEA 2000® networkableOptional LGC-4000 external GPS antenna module with high speed 5 Hz update rate available for custom applications -- NMEA 2000® networkableBuilt-in base map including coastal shorelines, over 100,000 searchable lakes and water bodies, and highly accurate detailed shorelines and contours for over 4,000 lakesExclusive new Lowrance Insight cartography now built-in on select models, delivering a new dimension in effective, reliable marine navigation and fishingLife-like illumination of land and water structure in both overhead and perspective modes provides superior situational awareness for navigation and fishing.Exclusive Fishing Hot Spots® fishing points of interest content, including marked fishing areas, boat launches and fish habitat areas.Lightning-fast redraws and display refresh.Lake Insight™ coverage for continental U.S. inland waters; Nautic Insight™ coverage for Great Lakes and U.S. coastal waters; Insight™ USA coverage combines Lake and Nautic maps.Supports all Navionics® content including Platinum Plus, Platinum and Platinum Hot Maps on plug-and-play memory car