Although the HOOK Reveal units were released in 2020, Lowrance has released several new combos in 2021. These usually come with the newer C-MAP Contour+ chart platform which offers superior detail to the older U.S. Inland Basemap. The HOOK Reveal 7 TripleShot Contour+ is one of them. For reference, this is the Lowrance part number 000-15853-001.
Key Features and Specifications
- Display: 7″ diagonal, 800H x 480V pixel matrix, color TFT, with LED backlight
- Sonar: Wide-angle High CHIRP, DownScan, SideScan
- Transducer: TripleShot
- Max. Depth Capability (with the included transducer):
500 ft. (153 m) for the CHIRP sonar
300 ft. (91 m) for DownScan
- Frequency and Coverage (with the included transducer):
CHIRP Sonar: 44° @ 200 kHz
DownScan: 55/2.5° @ 455 kHz & 35/1.5° @ 800 kHz
SideScan: 600 ft. (183 m) @ 455 kHz & 300 ft. (91 m) @ 800 kHz
- Power Input: 12v DC (10.8-17VDC)
- GPS: Internal, GLONASS/WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS
- Maps: C-MAP Contour+
- Routes, Waypoints, Tracks: 100; 3,000, 100 (10,000) points per trail)
Sonar and transducer
Since it’s a TripleShot unit, the HOOK Reveal 7 000-15853-001 offers three sonar technologies. These are standard CHIRP sonar, DownScan, and SideScan. The unit does not support Active Imaging sonar, though, so you cannot pair it with an Active Imaging transducer. It also does not support ForwardScan, StructureScan 3D, or Active Target Live sonar.
The head unit supports five main sonar frequencies. These are 50/83/200 kHz for the CHIRP sonar, and 455/800 kHz for SideScan/DownScan. However, the included TripleShot transducer only supports the 200 kHz channel for the CHIRP sonar, but for structure scanning, it supports both 455/800 kHz channels.
The included TripleShot transducer comes with a transom mount. It has a 20 ft. (6 m) long cable with an 8-pin connector. It also has an internal temperature sensor. For the standard CHIRP sonar, it casts a conical beam with a coverage of 44° @ 200 kHz. This being said, it uses the High CHIRP mode. The maximum depth range of the High CHIRP beam is 500 ft. (153 m).
For SideScan and DownScan, the TripleShot transducer can use both 455 kHz and 800 kHz frequencies. The beams are oval and thin; their coverage is 55° / 2.5° @ 455 kHz / 35° / 1.5° @ 800 kHz for DownScan, and 600 ft. (183 m) @ 455 kHz / 300 ft. (91 m) @ 800 kHz side-to-side, for SideScan. The maximum depth range for the structure scanning sonar can be achieved at 455 kHz with the DownScan beam which reaches 300 ft. (91 m).
Since it’s a HOOK Reveal fish finder, it has the FishReveal feature. This allows you to blend the 2D CHIRP sonar with the DownScan sonar. This way, you can view the fish arches caught by the 2D CHIRP sonar into the DownScan window, and get a better idea of the fish positioning in relation to the bottom, structure, or vegetation. The standard sonar feature list also includes A-Scope, Fish ID, Circular Flasher, Colorline, Depth Alarm, and more.
The Lowrance HOOK Reveal 7 TripleShot Contour+ is a chartplotter. It has built-in GPS, so you can always view your coordinates, or mark waypoints on the map. It can hold up to 3,000 waypoints in its memory, up to 100 routes, and up to 100 tracks. Each recorded track can have up to 10,000 points.
As its name suggests, the unit comes with the Contour+ charts from C-MAP. This chart base is superior to the previous U.S. Inland Basemap. It offers high-resolution 1-foot contours for over 15,000 U.S. lakes and 9,400+ Canadian lakes. These charts also show various points of interest with improved icons, as well as custom depth shading. Plus, the unit supports charts from Navionics, such as Navionics Gold/HotMaps, Navionics+, and Navionics Platinum+, as well as other maps from C-MAP, such as C-MAP Insight Pro, and C-MAP Lake Insight.
Two other useful navigation features available with the HOOK Reveal 7 TS units are GenesisLive and StructureMap. The GenesisLive application offers the possibility to create your own bathymetric maps. It uses the CHIRP sonar data and the GPS data to reveal the depth contours of the lake you’re scanning and draw them on the map. The StructureMap feature allows you to overlay SideScan sonar images on the map, as well as draw the SideScan sonar on the map behind your boat as you sail.
The HOOK Reveal units are currently the most basic chartplotters from Lowrance. Thus, they do not offer autopilot and radar support. They also do not support AIS data or external GPS.
Control unit features
The unit has a pretty similar design, display, and pixel resolution as the older model. It features a 7-inch diagonal display, with a pixel matrix of 800H x 480V with LED backlight. The display offers excellent visibility (80° top/bottom, 85° left/right). The unit is also IPX7 waterproof, which means that it should be able to withstand incidental water exposure such as splashes or rain.
The unit does not have touchscreen technology, only the side keypad. It’s equipped with an 8-way directional key, Zoom key, Enter/Exit key, Menu Access key, Waypoint on Cursor key, and on-off key. Its interface is very easy to use. Its homepage can be customized with various application combos for quick selection and the possibility to work with up to four applications in split-view.
The unit does not have wireless connectivity. It also does not offer any networking features like the Elite Ti or Elite FS models (no NMEA or Ethernet ports). However, it has a microSD card slot which you can load with a charts card or with a blank card for saving data. And finally, the unit comes with the standard bracket and a set of corner clips. A unit cover is not included.
- TripleShot sonar (2D CHIRP, DownScan, SideScan);
- Supports 50 kHz;
- TripleShot transducer included;
- Multiple sonar features such as Fish ID, A-Scope, Bottom Lock, Circular Flasher, Colorline, Sonar Recording, FishReveal, etc;
- Fast and accurate GPS;
- Pre-loaded with the Contour+ charts;
- Genesis Live real-time mapping;
- Compatible with superior charts, such as C-MAP®, C-MAP Genesis, Navionics®, and more;
- Adjustable backlight for superior readability;
- One microSD card slot;
- Bracket mount and corner clips included;
- Fairly easy to install;
- One-year warranty.
- No networking features;
- Does not support AIS data, radio, or external GPS;
- A unit cover is not included.
The Lowrance HOOK Reveal 7 TS Contour+ is a fish finder and chartplotter featuring TripleShot sonar, GPS, Contour+ charts, and Genesis Live mapping. It comes with the TripleShot transducer which has a transom mount. The unit also supports charts from Navionics and C-MAP, and also has the StructureMap feature. It’s a unit intended for lake fishing, but can also be used off-shore, especially if paired with a 50 kHz capable transducer.