Question about Lowrance HDS

SpecksOnDeckSpecksOnDeck Posts: 103 Deckhand
Can a Gen1 HDS unit be updated with the Gen2 software?

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  • Salty Dawg44Salty Dawg44 Homosassa, FLPosts: 1,018 Officer
    I doubt it. If it would be possible, hardware changes would be needed first. The Gen2 has a faster CPU and more memory than the Gen1. If you have updated your Gen1 to version 4.1 that's probably all you'll get out of it.

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  • SpecksOnDeckSpecksOnDeck Posts: 103 Deckhand
    Thanks. That is what I figured. Is the Gen1 still a nice unit even tho it's older? Trying to decide between the Elite-5 DSI or the Gen1 HDS-7.
  • Salty Dawg44Salty Dawg44 Homosassa, FLPosts: 1,018 Officer
    Never tried the Elite, but I have the HDS-7 Gen1 with both down and side scan imaging, plus a Navionics Platinum+ charting card. Love it! It was a little slow at first when changing range scale, but the free downloaded software update cured that. Had it for about 4 years now.

    MY WORST FEAR......THAT WHEN I DIE MY WIFE WILL SELL ALL MY BOATS & FISHING GEAR FOR WHAT I TOLD HER I PAID FOR IT.......

    I may not always agree with what you say,
    but I will always respect your right to be wrong!
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