The Hook Reveal 7x TripleShot is one of the new Lowrance fish finders released in 2020. It’s similar up to a point to the Hook Reveal 7 TripleShot that we’ve already reviewed here, but just like all the other “X” units, it doesn’t support charts and only has the GPS plotter for navigation. It does have the new Genesis Live feature, though, so it offers the possibility to create your own bathymetric mapping. For reference, this is the Lowrance part number 000-15515-001.
Key Features and Specifications
- Display: 7″ diagonal, 800H x 480V pixel matrix, color TFT, with LED backlight
- Sonar: High Wide-Angle CHIRP & DownScan
- 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
- GPS: Basic plotter
- Maps: Not supported
- Routes, Waypoints, Tracks: 100; 3,000, 100 (10,000) points per trail)
Sonar and transducer
As its name suggests, the Lowrance 000-15515-001 is a TripleShot fish finder. This means it offers three sonar technologies. These are traditional CHIRP sonar, DownScan, and SideScan. It’s important to mention that the unit does not support LiveSight sonar as the Lowrance HDS Live units, and also does not support ForwardScan.
The unit supports multiple frequencies. For its 2D CHIRP sonar, it supports 50/83/200 kHz, while for the structure scanning sonar (DownScan and SideScan) it supports 455/800 kHz.
The TripleShot transducer (000-14029-001) is included with this Lowrance fish finder. This transducer supports all the sonar technologies provided by the unit. It has a built-in temperature sensor, has 20′ (6 m) of cable with an 8-pin connector, and comes with a transom mount.
For the traditional CHIRP sonar, the TripleShot transducer only supports the 200 kHz channel. In other words, with this transducer, you will only be able to use High Wide CHIRP in traditional 2D sonar mode. It uses a conical beam with a coverage of 44° and a depth capability of 500 ft. (153 m). The exact CHIRP range for the traditional CHIRP sonar beam is not specified.
For DownScan, the TripleShot transducer uses two conical beams of 55°/2.5° @ 455 kHz, and 35°/1.5° @ 800 kHz. Their depth capabilities are 300 ft. (91 m) for the 455 kHz beam and 150 ft. (46 m) for the 800 kHz beam.
For SideScan, the transducer beams are also conical. Their exact depth range is not specified, but their side-to-side range is 600 ft. (183 m) for the 455 kHz frequency, and 300 ft. (91 m) for 800 kHz.
An important sonar feature to mention here, which is not available with the last year’s Hook2-7 TripleShot fish finder, is FishReveal. This is an application that allows you to put the fish arches caught by the traditional sonar mode into the DownScan view, also opening several specific FishReveal options. The Overlay DownScan feature is also available, though. But as opposed to the FishReveal, DownScan Overlay only allows overlaying the DownScan view on the standard sonar view.
Among other standard sonar features offered by this unit, we can also count Sonar Autotuning, Sonar Recording, A-Scope, Circular Flasher, Bottom Lock, Colorline, Surface Clarity, Noise Rejections, Split-Zoom, several alarms, and more.
As opposed to the older generations of Hook “X” units, the Lowrance Hook Reveal 7x TripleShot does offer basic navigation features. To begin with, it has a basic GPS plotter with features such as waypoint saving, track plotting, and route creation. You can save up to 3,000 waypoints, 100 routes, and 100 tracks in its memory. It also shows the coordinates for each waypoint and has a GPS speed function.
Since the unit uses a basic GPS plotter, the platform for your waypoints, tracks, and routes is a blank sheet. The unit does not support maps, and even though it has a microSD card slot, it cannot read microSD chart cards from Navionics or C-MAP. However, as opposed to the last year’s Hook2-7X units, the Hook Reveal 7x TripleShot has the Genesis Live feature.
Genesis Live is a bathymetry mapping application that uses the 2D sonar and the GPS function allowing you to create your own fishing maps with depth contours. It is important to mention, though, that the unit cannot record depth contours in its memory; you have to load the unit with a blank microSD card to save your maps created via Genesis Live.
The StructureMap feature is available with this Lowrance unit as well. This application allows you to overlay recorded SideScan images on the GPS plotter. The unit’s split-screen feature also allows viewing the SideScan sonar and the GPS plotter with the StructureMap application enabled side by side.
Last but not least, since this is one of the most basic 7-inch Lowrance fish finders, it doesn’t support Radar, radio, or AIS data. It also doesn’t support auto-pilot units.
Control unit features
The Lowrance Hook Reveal 7x TripleShot is equipped with a 7-inch SolarMax color display with a pixel resolution of 800H x 480V. It does not have touchscreen technology; it can only be operated via the keys on the right side. It features 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. Also, you can work with up to four applications in split-screen.
The unit is IPX7 waterproof. This means it can withstand incidental water exposure, rain, and even immersions in freshwater. It comes with a standard Gimbal mount but the unit cover is not included.
As we’ve mentioned above, the Hook Reveal 7x TripleShot does not have networking features. This being said, it cannot be hooked to an NMEA network. It also does not have Ethernet and cannot communicate with other boating instruments. It does have a microSD card slot but cannot read other charts than the ones you record with the Genesis Live feature.
- 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;
- New FishReveal feature included;
- GPS plotter for navigation;
- Genesis Live real-time mapping;
- StructureMap overlay;
- Adjustable backlight for superior readability;
- MicroSD card reader (1 slot);
- Fairly easy to install;
- One year warranty.
- No networking features;
- Cannot read charts;
- The unit cover is not included.
The Lowrance Hook Reveal 7x TripleShot is a fish finder with a basic GPS plotter. It offers standard CHIRP sonar, SideScan, DownScan, and also has the Genesis Live feature for bathymetric mapping. It includes the TripleShot transducer with a transom mount. However, it does not have networking features and cannot read premium charts from Navionics or C-MAP. It’s an affordable unit, great for a wide variety of boats, inland and off-shore fishing.