The Hook Reveal 7 TripleShot is one of the units released by Lowrance for 2020. It’s quite similar to the last year’s Hook2-7, but as its name suggests, it has the FishReveal feature. It also has the Genesis Live mapping application.
This particular Lowrance fish finder comes in different bundles. Therefore, in this post, we’re going to address the Hook Reveal 7 part number 000-15513-001, the one that includes the TripleShot transducer and has the C-MAP US Inland Basemaps.
Key Features and Specifications
- Display: 7″ diagonal, 800H x 480V pixel matrix, color TFT, with LED backlight
- Sonar: Wide-angle High CHIRP (2D), 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 US Inland
- Routes, Waypoints, Tracks: 100; 3,000, 100 (10,000) points per trail)
Sonar and transducer
The Lowrance Hook Reveal 7 TripleShot offers three types of sonar: traditional CHIRP, DownScan, and SideScan. It does not support ForwardScan or LiveSight sonar. It supports 50/83/200 kHz frequencies for its 2D sonar, and 455/800 kHz for DownScan and SideScan.
As we’ve mentioned above, this is the Hook Reveal 7 000-15513-001, the one that includes the TripleShot transducer. This transducer supports all three types of sonar. It’s a plastic transducer featuring a transom mount, an internal temperature sensor, 20 ft. (6 m) of cable, and an 8-pin connector.
For the unit’s traditional CHIRP, the transducer uses only one conical beam with a coverage of 44° @ 200 kHz. The exact CHIRP range is not specified, but as a general idea, it’s a High Wide CHIRP beam. Its maximum depth capability is 500 ft (153 m).
For DownScan, the transducer uses two oval beams. Their coverage is 55° / 2.5° @ 455 kHz, and 35° / 1.5° @ 800 kHz. The depth capability of the 455 kHz beam is 300 ft. (91 m), while for the 800 kHz beam it is 150 ft. (46 m).
For SideScan, the exact depth capability is not specified, but since the side beams extend on each side of the boat, their depth capability is lower than the DownScan beams. However, their maximum side-to-side coverage is 600 ft. (183 m) @ 455 kHz (300 ft. on each side), and 300 ft. (91 m) @ 800 kHz (150 ft. on each side).
One of the most important features included with the new Hook Reveal 7 is FishReveal. Until now, this feature was only available on the Elite Ti2 units and above. This feature only applies to DownScan. It offers the possibility to bring the fish arches from the CHIRP sonar into the DownScan view, and also opens specific FishReveal options. The older Overlay DownScan application is also available. This feature allows the overlay of the DownScan imaging on the standard sonar view and opens DownScan basic options in the standard sonar mode.
Sonar Autotuning is also available with this Lowrance fishfinder. This application auto-calibrates your fish finder in order to provide the best image by adjusting the sonar settings as the water conditions change. It can definitely save you some time with the tweaking of your sonar for the particular spot you’re fishing.
The list of standard sonar features doesn’t end here, though. This Lowrance fish finder also offers A-Scope, Split Zoom, Noise Rejection, Bottom Lock, Fish ID, Sonar Recording, Circular Flasher, Colorline, Surface Clarity, Depth Alarm, Fish Alarm, and more.
The Lowrance Hook Reveal 7 TripleShot is also a chartplotter. To begin with, it is equipped with an internal GPS receiver. The unit’s GPS supports GLONASS, WAAS, MSAS, and EGNOS for position augmentation. It also has the GPS speed function so it can calculate the speed of your boat via the GPS input.
The unit offers the possibility to create and save up to 3,000 waypoints. It also has route creation and track recording functions. It can store up to 100 tracks with up to 10,000 points per track, and up to 100 routes. Each track can be converted into a route, and customized with new waypoints.
The Hook Reveal 7 000-15513-001 has the C-MAP US Inland Basemap platform built-in. These charts offer basic detail but do cover more than 4,000 US lakes with 1-foot contours. However, the unit supports premium charts from C-MAP and Navionics, including Navionics Gold, Navionics+, Navionics Platinum+, C-MAP Insight Pro, and C-MAP Lake Insight, so you can always opt for an additional microSD card with superior charts.
Another feature available on the new Hook Reveal units is the Genesis Live mapping. Until now, this was only available on the Elite Ti2 and above units. This application allows you to map your own lake; it scans the depth and draws the depth contours on the map, so you can create your own custom maps. It’s also important to mention that the unit supports SonarChart. Therefore, in case you will be using a Navionics+ microSD card, you will also be able to create bathymetric maps via SonarChart.
Since this is a SideScan fish finder, it has the StructureMap feature. This particular application gives you the possibility to overlay recorded images of the SideScan sonar on the map for additional awareness.
Finally, since Hook Reveal units are one of the most basic Lowrance fish finders, this particular model doesn’t support Radar, AIS, or radio data. It also does not support external GPS and does not have auto-pilot features.
Control unit features
The Lowrance Reveal 7 TripleShot is equipped with a SolarMax display with super-bright backlight for improved readability even in direct sunlight, or when wearing polarized sunglasses. The display is 7 inches in diagonal and has a pixel resolution of 800H x 480V.
The unit is IPX7 waterproof. This essentially means it can support incidental water exposure and even immersions in freshwater.
The unit is operated via keypad; it does not have touchscreen technology. It is 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.
Unlike the older generation of Hook units, the Hook Reveal 7 does not have networking features. It does not support NMEA and does not have any Ethernet ports. It does have a microSD card slot, though, so you can load it with premium charts from Navionics and C-MAP, or with a blank card for data transfer or backup.
The unit comes with the standard Gimbal bracket mount. A unit cover is not included.
- 2D Broadband Wide CHIRP Sonar;
- DownScan sonar;
- SideScan sonar;
- Supports 50 kHz;
- TripleShot 3-in-1 transducer included;
- Multiple sonar features such as Fish ID, A-Scope, Bottom Lock, Circular Flasher, Colorline, Sonar Recording, Overlay DownScan etc;
- Fast and accurate GPS;
- US Inland basemaps included;
- Genesis Live real-time mapping;
- StructureMap overlay;
- Compatible with superior charts, such as C-MAP®, C-MAP Genesis, Navionics® and more;
- Adjustable backlight for superior readability;
- MicroSD card reader (1 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;
- Unit cover is not included.
The Lowrance Hook Reveal 7 TripleShot US Inland is a fish finder and chartplotter featuring 2D CHIRP, DownScan, and SideScan sonar, GPS, C-MAP Inland Basemaps, and Genesis Live mapping. It includes the TripleShot transducer for High Wide CHIRP, SideScan, and DownScan. It also supports premium charts from Navionics and C-MAP via microSD card. However, it does not have networking features. It’s an excellent unit for a wide variety of boats, inland and off-shore fishing, and pretty decent for navigation as well.