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Lowrance Elite-7 Ti2 Active Imaging 3-in-1 Navionics+

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Elite-7 Ti2
AI 3-in-1 Nav+


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7",
800x480,
touchscreen
Active
Imaging
3-in-1

CHIRP,
DownScan,
SideScan
2D: 1,000'
DownScan:
300'
SideScan:
300'
10 Hz
US Inland
Basemap

Navionics+

Genesis
Live

We’ve already covered here the Elite-7 Ti2 Active Imaging 3-in-1 with the basemap charts, so in this post, we’re going to address the Lowrance part number 000-14639-001, the one that includes the Navionics+ charts. Needless to say, this is a fish finder / chartplotter combo and includes the Active Imaging 3-in-1 transducer.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Display: 7-inch diagonal, 800H x 480V pixel resolution, WVGA color TFT, with adjustable LED backlight
  • Sonar: Active Imaging 3-in-1 (2D CHIRP/DownScan/SideScan)
  • Transducer: Active Imaging 3-in-1 (for SideScan/DownScan/CHIRP sonar)
  • Frequency and Coverage (with the included transducer):
    83/200/455/800 kHz
    300 ft. (91 m) on each side – 455 kHz SideScan
    150 ft. (46 m) on each side – 800 kHz SideScan
  • Depth Capability (with the included transducer):
    1,000 ft. (305 m) for the CHIRP sonar
    300 ft. (91 m) for DownScan and SideScan
  • Power Output: Max 500 Watts (RMS)
  • Supply Voltage: 12 VDC (10.8-17 VDC min-max)
  • GPS: 10 Hz internal, 16 channels
  • Maps: C-MAP US Inland Basemap & Navionics+
  • Routes, Waypoints, Tracks: 100; 3,000, 100 (10,000 points per trail)

Sonar and transducer

The Elite-7 Ti2 Active Imaging 3-in-1 offers a few improvements over the older Elite-7 unit. To begin with, it has the new 3-in-1 sonar which provides superior imaging and compatibility with the new transducers. The Active Imaging 3-in-1 sonar includes 2D CHIRP sonar, DownScan, and SideScan. It’s capable of multiple base sonar frequencies, including 50/83/200/455/800 kHz. However, with the included transducer you will only be able to use 83/200 kHz for the 2D sonar, and 455/800 kHz for structure scanning (SideScan and DownScan).

Since this is the 000-14639-001 model number, it includes the Active Imaging 3-in-1 transducer which integrates a temperature sensor. It features 25 ft. (7.6 m) of cable with a 9-pin connector. The box includes a transom mount for this transducer, but also the jackplate kit for mounting it on trolling motors.

For SideScan and DownScan, this Lowrance fish finder can either 455 kHz or 800 kHz. For these frequencies, the transducer uses oval-shaped beams. The maximum depth capability for the DownScan sonar is 300 ft. (91 m), while the beams of the SideScan sonar can reach 300 ft. (91 m) on each side, at 455 kHz. At 800 kHz, the side coverage is 150 ft (46 m) on each side.

For the 2D CHIRP sonar, this fish finder system can also use two frequencies, these being 83 kHz and 200 kHz. So, you will basically be able to use Medium CHIRP and High CHIRP. The exact CHIRP range is not specified, but the depth capability of the 2D CHIRP sonar is 1,000 ft. (305 m) @ 83 kHz.

The Elite-7 Ti2 unit offers the full range of base sonar applications. Plus, it has the new FishReveal™ feature. This application puts all the fish arches detected by the 2D CHIRP sonar beams into the DownScan Imaging view. Therefore, it gives you the possibility to make better assessments with regards to the position of fish targets in relation to the better-detailed structure, vegetation, or the bottom.

The list of 2D sonar features also includes Fish ID, Bottom Lock, A-Scope, Circular Flasher for ice fishing, Sonar Recording, Depth Alarm, Fish Alarm, and more. A Temperature Graph application is also available.

Navigation features

Since this is the Lowrance Elite-7 Ti2 part number 000-14639-001, it includes the Navionics+ charts. However, these charts are not preloaded into the unit; the box includes a Navionics+ microSD card which you have to load into the unit.

The Navionics+ charts cover the U.S. and Canadian waters providing superior detail and information for each point of interest, depth contours, dynamic tides, and current information, shallow water shading, and more. They also open access to the Navionics SonarChart mapping application and the Lowrance unit supports it.

The unit also has the C-MAP Enhanced U.S. Inland Basemap built-in. These charts cover more than 4,000 U.S. lakes with 1-foot contours. They don’t offer super detail, but still, provide considerably more awareness than a basic GPS plotter. Also, along with Navionics+, the unit support Navionics Platinum+, C-MAP MAX-N, C-MAP MAX-N+, or Insight Pro and Insight HD.

Even though you can use the Navionics’ SonarChart feature for depth contour reveal, the Elit-7 Ti2 has its own preset depth contour recording feature Genesis Live. This application uses the 2D sonar and the GPS data to reveal and record the depth contours of the lake you’re scanning. Thus, if you’re not satisfied with the Navionics+ or U.S. basemap charts, you can create your own, personalized charts with the freshest contours.

Since it’s a chartplotter, the unit has internal GPS. It’s a 16-channel, 10 Hz GPS receiver which can provide position updates 10 times per second. It can use EGNOS, WAAS, and MSAS data for position augmentation. Also, the unit has a GPS speed function so it can calculate the speed of your boat based on the GPS input.

Waypoint, route creation, and trackplotting functions are also available. You can save up to 3,000 waypoints in the unit’s memory, waypoints which can be customized by a wide range of icons to make them more suggestive. The unit can also save up to 100 routes and up to 100 tracks. Each track can have up to 10,000 points. Plus, it supports the Navionics AutoRouting.

The unit does not support Radar, but does have the SmartSteer feature which offers autopilot and other function for MotorGuide Xi5/Xi3 trolling motors; however, this requires MotorGuide PinPoint Gateway. The unit can also control Power-Pole anchors and supports AIS data.

Control unit features

The Lowrance Elite-7 Ti2 features a 7-inch touchscreen SolarMax display, with a pixel resolution of 800H x 480V. It has adjustable LED backlight and provides excellent readability even in direct sunlight or from sharp angles up to 85°. The unit is also IPX7 waterproof.

The unit offers superior networking features to the HOOK2-7 unit. To begin with, it has one virtual Ethernet port, so you can transfer data between units via Ethernet cable, or connect it to other instruments. It also has an NMEA 2000 Micro-C port, plus it supports most of the NMEA 0183 sentences.

Wireless connectivity (Bluetooth and Wi-Fi) is also included. This being said, you can access the GoFree Cloud form a Wi-Fi hotspot for Insight Genesis maps or other downloads. You can share data such as sonar, waypoints, routes, or mapping between units within a wireless network.

A microSD card reader is available with this unit. It only has one slot. Therefore, you can either use a chart card or a data card for sonar recording, Genesis Live recording, data backup, or software updates.

One last aspect to mention here regards the included mount. The Lowrance Elite-7 Ti2 comes with a standard quick-release Gimbal mount. A unit cover is also included.

The Pros

  • Active 3-in-1 sonar (2D CHIRP, DownScan, SideScan);
  • Active 3-in-1 transducer included;
  • Metallic transom mount and jackplate mounting for trolling motor;
  • 1,000 ft. depth capability;
  • Various sonar functions, such as DownScan Overlay, FishReveal, Bottom Lock, A-Scope, Fish ID, Sonar Recording etc;
  • C-MAP US Inland Basemap included;
  • Navionics+ charts included;
  • Genesis Live included;
  • Compatible with a wide array of custom charts, including Navionics Gold, Navionics+, Navionics Platinum+, C-MAP Max N, C-MAP Max N+, Insight Pro and Insight HD.
  • Fast chart updates, fast navigation through menus;
  • High precision, 10 Hz GPS;
  • Autopilot functions via SmartSteer, for Xi5 trolling motors;
  • Waypoints, routes, and trackplotting functions;
  • Easy to use touchscreen navigation;
  • Super-bright display, excellent readability;
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity;
  • MicroSD card slot reader for data backup and transfer;
  • NMEA 2000 connectivity;
  • Ethernet connectivity;
  • GPS and sonar overlay data possibilities, via Insight Genesis;
  • Quick-disconnect mount included;
  • Unit cover included;
  • Available in multiple language packs;
  • Fairly easy to install.

The Cons

  • Genesis Live requires a microSD card as support for the recorded data;
  • In-dash mount not included;
  • No Radar support.

Summary

The Lowrance Elite-7 Ti2 Active Imaging 3-in-1 Navionics+ is a fish finder and chartplotter that offers CHIRP, DownScan, and SideScan sonar, GPS, Navionics+ charts, and wireless connectivity. It includes the Active Imaging 3-in-1 transducer which supports all the main sonar features of the unit. It also offers superior networking features, including Ethernet and NMEA 2000. It’s a versatile unit great for a wide array of boats, for both inland and off-shore fishing and navigation.

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