In the marine electronics arms race, Lowrance HDS 9 Gen 3 is the nuclear option
Reviewed Oct 2016
Merely listing all the new features on the Lowrance Gen 3 Touch barely hints at the new unit’s capabilities. For me the simplicity of the menus, the ease of use, the high-tech features and functions, and the quality are the most impressive points.
As for price, recommended retail online is around $2999, with a transducer costing around $500 on top.
If you shop around you could save a few hundred bucks – I’ve noticed units online as low as $2200 but these could be ‘grey’ products shipped in from overseas. This is a real no-no as units from the States contain ‘geo-fencing’ that disallows saved settings on the unit and also fires off a nasty alarm that cannot be switched off...