LOWRANCE has released Version 2.0 software enhancements for its HDS Gen2 Touch touchscreen and HDS Gen2 multifunction displays.

Offering a new level of navigational control, the Gen2 Touch and Gen2 update supports GoFree Wireless integration that enables wireless connectivity between the displays and supported tablets, mobile phones and computers. While the HDS Gen2 Version 2.0 software allows viewing the display remotely on a supported device, users with an HDS Gen2 Touch, Version 2.0 software and compatible tablet can wirelessly view and control their displays and fully interface with engine data, fuel information sensors and transducers, to name a few.

Offering navigational and sonar enhancements, both updates include chart-sharing capability, which allows maps on memory cards to be shared across the Ethernet network for viewing on multiple HDS Gen2 or Gen2 Touch chartplotter displays.

The new Version 2.0 software also features StructureMap HD capability allowing users to convert recorded StructureScan HD sonar longs into stunning high-definition underwater maps of lakes, rivers or the seafloor.

Version 2.0 allows the HDS Gen2 and Gen2 Touch to display the most expansive selection of cartography on the market – including Jeppesen C-Map Max-N charts and Navionics charts. The update will provide depth contour shading and shallow-water highlight on Navionics charts to quickly identify fishing areas of interest, as well as potential shallow boating hazards.

The software upgrade also enhances performance of the built-in HDS Gen2 5Hz GPS antenna providing more accurate trails, smoother chart performance and improved position accuracy. With this software upgrade, HDS Gen2 and Gen2 Touch now support the new Lowrance Point-1 10Hz external GPS antenna with built-in electronic compass, for maximum position accuracy and heading-sensor indicator.

Bringing the most advanced Lowrance technology to HDS Gen2 models, the Version 2.0 software provides several features previously available only on Gen2 Touch.

The Version 2.0 software is available as a free online download from

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