Lowrance HDS-7 Gen3

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen3

Lowrance HDS-7 Gen3 Off Road GPS

The most popular Lowrance GPS choice, among serious off road
enthusiasts, is the Lowrance HDS-7 Gen3. It’s available bundled with a high accuracy Point-1 antenna. This antenna not only receives your location, but also measures heading, pitch and roll. With these readings, you’ll be sure to know where you are, which way you’re pointed, how far off camber you are and how steep you’re climbing!
These are on the shelf, ready to ship and can be ordered online at:
Lowrance HDS-7 Gen3

New & Improved Rugged Routes Website!

When browsing the internet, most people are looking for some type of information… An answer to a question, or a product to fill a need. It can be frustrating when the information you find is incomplete or you can’t find the product you’re looking for. This leads to you having to call companies to get the information you need which can be very time consuming and frustrating.
I have found that the details on Lowrance GPS units aren’t always easy to find in one place, and it’s been difficult for users to compare the various units. Off road map listings also have had their shortcomings with a lack of Off Road GPS compatibility information. These issues have lead to very frustrated customers who don’t know where to turn.
Because of this, I set out to develop a brand new website with more detailed GPS unit/mapping information and which now offers a way to do side-by-side comparisons of the products. This new website is also mobile friendly for easy browsing and shopping on your smartphone or tablet.
Please check out the new website and let me know what you think! I am always here to help, but I hope this new website makes your product information search and checkout process easier and faster.
-Steven Lutz
Rugged Routes

How To Enable & Disable Map Features on Lowrance Off Road GPS

lowrance off road HDS7 Gen3

With feature packed maps, it isn’t uncommon to want to disable the viewing of certain types of features that aren’t needed at the moment. These new videos take you step by step on how to enable and disable various features on a Lowrance HDS7 Gen2 touch as well as the Lowrance HDS7 Gen3 (including Polaris HDS7) with off road GPS maps.  The videos of exactly how this is done are posted below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the youtube channel: Off Road Lowrance How To Videos


How To View Off Road GPS POI Information on a Lowrance HDS7

viewpoiinfo-thumb-off-road-gpsMany of the Lowrance off road GPS maps by Rugged Routes have additional info available in most of the marked points of interest (POI). Accessing this info on a Lowrance HDS7 Gen3 or Lowrance HDS7 Gen2 Touch is as easy as selecting the Point of Interest on the map, then touching the POI title. An info box will appear, with additional information. Press the X in the upper right hand corner to close the information box. The videos of exactly how this is done are posted below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the youtube channel: Off Road Lowrance How To Videos

How to Record Off Road Trails with Lowrance HDS7

CropHowToLowranceThe latest videos have just been uploaded to the Rugged Routes YouTube Chanel! This time we take a look at how to record off road trails with a Lowrance HDS7 Gen3, as well as the Lowrance HDS7 Gen2 Touch. This is something that everyone off road should know how to do with their GPS in order to return to a trail that you visited in the past or simply to get back to camp.
The videos are posted below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the youtube channel: Off Road Lowrance How To Videos



How to Enable and Edit Overlays on a Lowrance HDS7 for Off Road

Another quick How-To video has been posted on the Rugged Routes YouTube Channel!
This is for enabling and editing data overlays which can display things like, pitch, roll, time, lat/long, speed etc which are all usefull off road.
There is a version of this video for both HDS7 Gen3 and well as the older HDS7 Gen2 Touch.
Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the youtube channel: Off Road Lowrance How To Videos

Check Out the Rugged Routes YouTube Channel for Lowrance Off Road How To’s!


Lowrance Off Road GPS Tip videos are back!
Over the last year many people have expressed that the old how to videos helped them out quite a bit. And after getting many requests to do more Lowrance Off Road GPS videos, we’re back at it again. So, check out the Rugged Routes YouTube channel here: Lowrance Off Road Tutorials

If there is something that you need help with and would like to see a video on, feel free to send your suggestion in via the Contact Us page on the Rugged Routes website here: http://ruggedroutes.com/contact_us.php

Here are the latest 2 videos:


Elite-5 Ti Off Road GPS by Lowrance – Now Available

Elite-5 Ti Multifunction Off Road GPS by Lowrance
[LOW- 000-12420-001]


Elite-5 Ti Lowrance Multifunction Off Road GPS

**Marine Functions can be disabled for off road use**

The Lowrance® Elite-5Ti is a touchscreen fishfinder/chartplotter that matches high-end functions and features with powerful performance ─ all at an affordable price.

Sporting a five-inch, high-resolution touchscreen display, the Elite-5 Ti has your sonar needs covered with StructureScan® HD compatibility and support for Low/Mid/High CHIRP and 83/200 /455/800kHz frequencies. It has a built-in GPS antenna and trusted Lowrance navigation features, allowing you to navigate with ease. The Elite-5 Ti also features integrated Bluetooth® and wireless connectivity that not only allows you to download software updates directly to the unit, but gives you the capability to download Insight Genesis custom maps to the unit ─ for immediate use ─ directly from the water.


  • High resolution display
    Lowrance-exclusive, high-resolution, 5-inch, LED-backlit color display
  • Easy-to-use touchscreen
    Touchscreen provides fast, fingertip access to all Elite-5 Ti features
  • CHIRP Sonar, StructureScan® and DownScan Imaging™
    Top-of-the line sonar technologies provide the best possible view of the underwater environment beneath your boat.StructureScan requires optional TotalScan transducer.
  • TrackBack
    Scroll back through your sonar, SideScan or DownScan history to review structure or fish targets and mark the location with a waypoint
  • Internal GPS antenna
    Highly accurate, built-in GPS antenna plus a detailed U.S. map
  • Optional chart upgrades (America)
    Optional Americas chart upgrades include Lake and Nautic Insight PRO/HD from GoFree, C-MAP MAX-N/N+ from Jeppesen,HotMaps Premium/Platinum from Navionics, Fishing HotSpots and many others.
  • Optional chart upgrades (Global)
    Optional Global chart upgrades include C-MAP MAX-N/N+ from Jeppesen, Navionics Gold, Platinum+ and Navionics+, FugawiAboard, NV Charts and many others.
  • Built-in wireless connectivity
    Provides access to the GoFree Cloud where you can shop, purchase, download and immediately use Insight maps, and third-party maps from GoFree partners
  • microSD card slot
  • Quick Release bracket


Display Widescreen, 16:9 ; WVGA color TFT LCD
Resolution 800 x 480
Power Output: RMS (PTP) Max 500W RMS
Operating Frequency (50/200 or 83/200 kHz) + 455/800 kHz
Media Port 1 microSD slot
Warranty One Year
Display Resolution 800W x 480H
Backlighting Type LED
GPS and Sonar Overlay Data Yes
Split Screen Presentation 4
Display Size 5″/ 12.7 cm (16:9)
Depth Alarm YES
Shallow Alarm Yes
Standard Fishfinding Features: COLORLINE™ or GRAYLINE®, ASP™, FishSymbol I.D.™,FishTrack™, and more Yes
Temperature Readings Yes
Transducer Type Multiple Selections Lowrance and Airmar
Operating Temperature -15° C to + 55° C (+ 5° F to + 131° F)
Power Consumption 12 W (0.9 A @ 13 vDC)
Power Supply (Supply Voltage) 12 vDC (10-17 vDC min-max)
GPS Navigation
Navigation: Routes 100
Navigation: Waypoint Storage 3000
GPS Antenna Type 10kHz Internal high-sensitivity WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS
GPS Alarms Yes
Custom Mapping Lake Insight™ and Nautic Insight™ PRO and HD, Insight Genesis™, Navionics® Gold and HotMaps® Premium, Fishing Hotspots® PRO and Jeppessen C-Map Max-N
Background Mapping Enhanced Elite Basemap
Languages 31 – Available in regional language packs

Lowrance Trophy-5m Baja Off Road GPS – Now Available!

Trophy-5m Baja, Off Road GPS by Lowrance



Trophy-5m Baja


The Lowrance® Trophy-5m Baja chartplotter offers proven off-road
navigation features at a great value without compromising the quality
off-roaders have come to expect from the Lowrance BAJA series.

Featuring a 5-inch, high-resolution color display, the Trophy-5m
Baja was designed with off-road trail navigation in mind. The 5m Baja has a
microSD card slot and compatibility with a wide range of high-definition
mapping options, including Insight Topo PRO, Insight Topo HD as well as
third-party off-road mapping options. Its easy-to-use interface allows quick,
one-thumb-access to all menus and features, making it perfect for off-road
navigation. The Trophy-5m BAJA has an internal GPS antenna and includes an
optional external antenna.




Lowrance-exclusive, high-resolution, 5-inch color display

Includes LGC-16W external GPS antenna

Includes dash and bracket mounting options

Includes Topo Adventure topographical mapping covering the
contiguous 48 United States as well as Mexico

Optional Topo Insight HD and third party off-road mapping options

Record and export GPS trail data for future navigation, or to
share with a friend

Easily customizable data overlay for displaying speed and heading
data on the chart screen

Ruggedized: water and shock resistant

Page selector menu with quick access to all features using
one-thumb operation

Supported by Lowrance Advantage Service program






5 in./127 mm


256 color TFT 480 x 480

GPS Receiver/Antenna

Internal high-sensitivity WAAS + EGNOS + MSAS and LGC16W
external antenna


Optional NMEA 0183



Media Port

One (1) microSD slot


One year