VIDEO: Lowrance debuts new series of fishfinders and chart plotters

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The Lowrance Hook² fishfinders/chart plotters correct sonar settings for clear underwater views.

The Lowrance Hook² fishfinders/chart plotters correct sonar settings for clear underwater views.

Lowrance announced its new Hook² series of fishfinders/chart plotters, which are designed to be affordable and easy to use.

At the heart of the Hook² series is Lowrance Autotuning sonar, a new technology that actively corrects sonar settings for clear underwater views so anglers will spend less time making manual adjustments to their settings.

Most models also feature full navigational capability and preloaded, detailed mapping.

Anglers can cover more water in less time with twice the width of sonar coverage with the new Lowrance wide-angle Broadband Sounder and CHIRP sonar.

SideScan and DownScan imaging are available on select models.

Check out a video featuring the new series here.

The new series will be available in three sonar categories that are designed to be easy to install and value-priced — the three-in-one sonar with High CHIRP, SideScan and DownScan Imaging; two-in-one sonar with High CHIRP and DownScan Imaging; and Broadband Sounder, respectively known as TripleShot, SplitShot and Bullet.

Bullet 4-inch have a new wide-screen design, providing additional detailed sonar history versus vertical 4-inch display models.

Hook² fishfinder/chart plotters will be offered in 12-, 9-, 7-, 5- and 4-inch display sizes.

Most models will also feature full navigational capability and pre-loaded, high-detail mapping with 1-foot contours of more than 3,000 U.S lakes.

Hook² coastal models will be available with a U.S./Canada Navionics Nav+ mapping card.

Hook² fishfinder-only models — with the exception of the sonar-only Hook² 4x Bullet — include a built-in GPS plotter (without charts) for saving waypoints, following trails and navigating to favorite fishing spots.

“With Hook², our goal was to capture the spirit of the Lowrance customer who values enhanced sonar and imaging, simple controls and clear displays — all at an extremely competitive price,” said Navico CEO Leif Ottosson in a statement. “From Autotuning sonar settings, wide-angle sonar with double the coverage of most fishfinders and the easiest-to-use, push-button design, Hook² combines powerful performance and simplicity into a fishfinder every angler will love.”

Ranging in price from $99 to $1,499 and scheduled for December delivery, the Hook² fishfinder/chart plotter will be sold by authorized Lowrance dealers and distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada.