The Lowrance Hook Reveal 9 TripleShot Navionics+ is basically the same fish finder system as the Hook Reveal 9 TripleShot Inland that we’ve already reviewed. The only difference between the two models is the chart platform. This model comes with the Navionics+ charts for the United States and Canada. For reference, this is the Lowrance part number 000-15535-001.
Key Features and Specifications
- Display: SolarMax, 9″ diagonal, 800H x 480V pixel matrix, color TFT
- 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
Since it’s a TripleShot sonar unit, the Lowrance 000-15535-001 offers three types of sonar: SideScan, DownScan, and standard CHIRP. It supports 455/800 kHz for SideScan and DownScan, and 50/83/200 kHz for standard CHIRP. It does not support StructureScan 3D or LiveSight sonar.
The included TripleShot transducer can use only one frequency for standard CHIRP sonar. It uses a 44° conical beam at 200 kHz with a maximum depth capability of 500 ft. (153 m). This being said, with the included TS transducer, this Lowrance fish finder can only use High Wide CHIRP for standard sonar. However, the unit is also compatible with various other transducers; for example, you can pair it with a 50/200 kHz skimmer for deep water scanning at 50 kHz.
For SideScan and DownScan, the included TripleShot transducer can operate at both 455 kHz and 800 kHz. For DownScan, it uses two oval beams with a coverage of 55°/2.5° @ 455 kHz and 35°/1.5° @ 800 kHz. The maximum depth capability of the DownScan sonar is 300 ft. (91 m) when using the 455 kHz beam. For SideScan, the sonar beams are also thin and oval. They offer a total side-to-side coverage of 600 ft. (183 m) @ 455 kHz, and 300 ft. (91 m) @ 800 kHz.
The unit is also temperature capable. Also, the transducer incorporates a temperature sensor so you don’t have to use a separate sensor for the water temperature reading.
As its name suggests, the Hook Reveal 9 TripleShot has the FishReveal application. The older HOOK2-9 TripleShot model did not have this particular feature. FishReveal combines the 2D CHIRP sonar mode with the DownScan mode; it gives you the possibility to bring the fish arches caught by the 2D beam into the DownScan view, in order to observe the fish better in relation to vegetation, structure, or bottom.
Of course, the unit offers a pretty complete range of standard sonar features. The list includes Autotuning Sonar, Bottom Lock, A-Scope, Circular Flasher, Fish ID, Overlay DownScan, sonar recording, various alarms, and more.
As we’ve mentioned above, this is the Lowrance fish finder Hook Reveal 9 TripleShot 000-15535-001, the one that includes the Navionics+ charts for Canada and the United States. These charts offer better detail than the standard lake charts pre-loaded into the 000-15526-001 model. They provide superior detail and information for each point of interest, depth contours, dynamic tides, and current information, shallow water shading, and more. They also open access to the Navionics 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.
Another feature that the older HOOK2-9 TripleShot did not have is Genesis Live. This is an application for bathymetric mapping similar to the RealBathy available with the Raymarine Element fish finders, or to the AutoChart Live available with most Humminbird fish finders. It uses the 2D sonar and GPS functions to scan and draw the depth contours of your lake on the map. Therefore, if the current maps of the unit don’t offer satisfying detail for your lake, you can create your own custom fishing map. It’s important to mention, though, that the Genesis Live feature cannot record the created maps in the unit’s memory. So, in order to create custom maps, you will have to load your unit with a blank microSD card.
StructureMap is also available with this Lowrance fish finder. This application allows you to overlay images captured with the SideScan sonar on the unit’s maps.
Of course, 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.
Similar to the older Hook units, the Hook Reveal 9 TS doesn’t support Radar, AIS, or VHF radio. It also doesn’t support SmartSteer, AutoPilot systems, or external GPS. But on the other hand, it is more affordable than the other 9-inch HDS or Elite Ti2 models.
Control unit features
The Lowrance Hook Reveal 9 TripleShot features a 9-inch color SolarMax display with a pixel resolution of 800H x 480V. It doesn’t have touchscreen technology like the HDS units only the keypad on the right. The keypad includes an 8-way directional key, Zoom key, Enter/Exit key, Menu Access key, Waypoint on Cursor key, and on-off key. However, its interface is very easy to use. You can customize its homepage with the applications that you use the most for quick access. It also offers split-screen possibilities with up to four applications per view.
The unit is IPX7 waterproof. This essentially means that it can withstand rain and incidental water exposure. It should also withstand full immersions in fresh water up to 1 m.
Similar to the other fish finders of the Hook Reveal series, this particular model doesn’t have networking features. In other words, it does not support NMEA 2000 or Ethernet, and also does not have wireless connectivity like Bluetooth or WiFi. If you want a unit with features of this sort, you should opt for an Elite-9 Ti2 or an HDS-9 Live.
The unit does have a microSD card slot, though. Therefore, you can load it with map cards from Navionics or C-MAP. You can also use a blank data card for Genesis Live mapping.
- 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;
- Navionics+ maps for the US and Canada included;
- Genesis Live real-time mapping;
- StructureMap overlay;
- Compatible with superior charts, such as C-MAP®, C-MAP Genesis, Navionics® and more;
- Large, 9-inch display;
- 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;
- The unit cover is not included.
The Lowrance Hook Reveal 9 TripleShot 000-15535-001 is a fish finder and chartplotter featuring CHIRP sonar, DownScan, SideScan, GPS, the 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. However, it does not have networking features. It’s one of the most affordable 9-inch fish finders with SideScan and charts, one of the best Lowrance fish finders for 2020.