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ReelJerks
02-09-2012, 02:50 PM
If you all are watching my Facebook page at Edd Allen Marine Solutions - Outdoor Gear/Sporting Goods - Sanger, CA | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/marinesolutions) (and you should be), you already know about this important software upgrade for HDS Generation 1 units.

If not, here it is. Lowrance HDS software version 4.1.36.68 is now available at HDS ALL units - 4.1 software version and demonstration files download page | Lowrance (http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Product-Software-Updates/HDS-Software-Update/) for you to download.

What changes are made in this update?
HDS 4.1 includes many new features including:


Sonar Performance – Improvements include better bottom tracking at high speeds, enhanced deep water depth tracking (greater than 1,000 feet), and shortened lock on time for trolling motor mounted transducers.
Charting Enhancements – Quick access mapping selection is now available with Lowrance/Navionics chart toggle under Chart Options or soft key accessible on HDS-8 and HDS-10. Also, users can now display points of interest supplied by the Navionics User Community.
Fixes– Updates include accurate distance measurement between vessel and active cursor as vessel moves, correct altitude overlay for altitudes greater than 9,999 feet, and EP-60R fuel flow sensor corrections.

As always, if you own one of the HDS 5X units, (has no SD card slot) I am more than willing to help you with this upgrade at NO CHARGE.

Remember that it's a good idea to keep your HDS up to date even if you don't use any of these features.

Edd

nitty917
02-22-2012, 09:33 PM
If you all are watching my Facebook page at Edd Allen Marine Solutions - Outdoor Gear/Sporting Goods - Sanger, CA | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/marinesolutions) (and you should be), you already know about this important software upgrade for HDS Generation 1 units.

If not, here it is. Lowrance HDS software version 4.1.36.68 is now available at HDS ALL units - 4.1 software version and demonstration files download page | Lowrance (http://www.lowrance.com/en/Downloads/Product-Software-Updates/HDS-Software-Update/) for you to download.

What changes are made in this update?
HDS 4.1 includes many new features including:


Sonar Performance – Improvements include better bottom tracking at high speeds, enhanced deep water depth tracking (greater than 1,000 feet), and shortened lock on time for trolling motor mounted transducers.
Charting Enhancements – Quick access mapping selection is now available with Lowrance/Navionics chart toggle under Chart Options or soft key accessible on HDS-8 and HDS-10. Also, users can now display points of interest supplied by the Navionics User Community.
Fixes– Updates include accurate distance measurement between vessel and active cursor as vessel moves, correct altitude overlay for altitudes greater than 9,999 feet, and EP-60R fuel flow sensor corrections.

As always, if you own one of the HDS 5X units, (has no SD card slot) I am more than willing to help you with this upgrade at NO CHARGE.

Remember that it's a good idea to keep your HDS up to date even if you don't use any of these features.

Edd

Need to update my unit and see if this fixes that transducer bug it was giving me. How is your gen2 unit by the way?

ReelJerks
02-23-2012, 08:34 AM
..... How is your gen2 unit by the way?

The second generation HDS units are selling at 4X the expected rate and Navico is continually ramping up to meet these requests. My HDS-10/LSS-1 bundle has a 2/29 projected shipping date. Cutting it close for the first couple of derbies, but there is no difference in HDS operation other than the new StructureMap feature. Not like it was when upgrading from LMS/LCX to HDS.

Be assured I will be posting reports and pics on the Gen2 operation once I am floating.

Edd