We’ve already covered here the Hook Reveal 7 TripleShot that comes with the C-MAP basemap, so in this post, we’re going to address the model pre-loaded with the Navionics+ charts. For reference, this is the Lowrance fish finder part number 000-15524-001.
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: Navionics+
- Routes, Waypoints, Tracks: 100; 3,000, 100 (10,000) points per trail)
Sonar and transducer
As its name suggests, this Lowrance fish finder is equipped with TripleShot sonar technology. This means it supports three types of sonar, these being standards CHIRP, DownScan, and SideScan. It’s also important to mention here that the unit does not support Active Imaging 3-in-1, StructureScan 3D, and ActiveTarget sonar.
The unit supports three main frequencies for standard CHIRP sonar (50/83/200 kHz), and two frequencies for structure scanning (455/800 kHz). It includes the TripleShot transducer which comes with a transom mount, 20 ft. (6 m) of cable with an 8-pin connector, and has a built-in temperature sensor.
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).
For the standard CHIRP sonar, the TripleShot transducer can only use the High CHIRP mode at 200 kHz. The beam is conical and has a coverage of 44°. Its maximum depth range is 500 ft. (153 m).
The unit offers a fairly decent range of standard sonar functions. To begin with, it has the FishReveal application which allows you to bring the fish arches caught by the 2D CHIRP sonar into the DownScan sonar view for a better understanding of their positioning in relation to vegetation, bottom, structure, etc. The list also includes Amplitude Scope, Fish ID, Circular Flasher, Colorline, Surface Clarity, Depth Alarm, Fish Alarm, and more.
As we’ve mentioned above, the unit is pre-loaded with the Navionics+ charts for the United States and Canada. These charts offer better detail than the basic C-MAP Basemap available with the Lowrance 000-15513-001 model. They provide superior detail and information for each point of interest, depth contours, dynamic tides, and current information, shallow water shading, and more.
The Navionics+ chart platform also opens access to the SonarChart mapping application and this Lowrance unit supports it. Of course, the unit also supports Navionics Platinum charts, C-MAP Insight Pro, and C-MAP Lake Insight.
The GenesisLive feature is also available with this unit. Similar to the SonarChart feature available with the Navionics charts, this is a bathymetric mapping application. It allows you to scan and record the depth contours of your favorite lake and craft your own fishing maps with the most up-to-date contours. Plus, you also get the StructureMap feature which allows you to overlay images recorded with the SideScan sonar onto the maps.
The unit has built-in GPS and offers the possibility to save waypoints, record tracks, and create routes. It can save up to 3,000 waypoints in its memory, up to 100 tracks, and up to 100 routes. It does not support Radar, AIS, or VHF radio. It also doesn’t support SmartSteer, AutoPilot systems, or external GPS.
Control unit features
The Hook Reveal 7 TripleShot features a 7-inch color display with a pixel resolution of 800H x 480V and LED backlight for improved readability in direct sunlight. It is IPX7 waterproof which means it can withstand incidental water exposure. It comes with the standard tilt mount and unit corner clips.
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.
The unit has a microSD card slot that you can load either with a different chart card or a blank card for data backup. However, it does not have networking features. In other words, it does not have NMEA or Ethernet connectivity and also does not have wireless connectivity such as Bluetooth or WiFi.
- 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 Navionics+ 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;
- 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 Nav+ is a fish finder and chartplotter featuring 2D CHIRP, DownScan, and SideScan sonar, GPS, Navionics+ charts, 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. It’s a fairly decent unit for inland fishing and can also serve you well while off-shore especially if paired with a 50 kHz capable transducer.