Standalone fishfinder/chartplotter combos are a good solution for bay boats and smaller center consoles where space is a premium. The 9-inch screen size has been tough to find for under $1,000, but that appears to be changing. Lowrance has added 9- and 12-inch models to the Elite Ti lineup of touchscreen fishfinder/chartplotter combos. These include touchscreen interface, Bluetooth and wireless connectivity, proven Lowrance navigation technology and high-performance sonar–including CHIRP, Broadband Sounder and StructureScan HD with SideScan and DownScan Imaging. Built-in GPS antenna displays position on a detailed C-MAP Insight map, with more than 3,000 lakes and rivers and detailed coastal contours to 1,000 feet. Optional chart upgrades include Lake Insight HD by C-MAP, C-MAP MAX-N, Navionics HotMaps Premium, Navionics+ and Fishing Hotspots® PRO. With integrated wireless connectivity, the Elite-12 Ti and Elite-9 Ti operate directly through the GoFree® Shop for downloads of mapping and software updates. Elite Ti also works seamlessly with the Insight Genesis™ mapcreation service. Suggested retail prices are $849 for the 9-inch model without transducer, and $1,899 for the 12-inch model without transducer. See www.lowrance.com.
First Published Florida Sportsman Magazine March 2017