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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:

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



Funtreks Guide to Moab, UT Lowrance GPS Map by Rugged Routes

We have teamed up with the popular 4×4 Guidebook company, FunTreks, to bring their Moab, Utah guidebook into your Lowrance HDS or Elite HD GPS unit!
This map includes the 55 trail traces in Moab, UT from the guidebook including trail head markers with trail descriptions, book way points with their appropriate information, as well as high resolution (1-Meter/Px) aerial imagery of the areas surrounding the trails, which is all loaded on an SD card.
We are currently offering this new map at an introductory price that will only last through December of 2015. To get yours now, visit:
Funtreks Guide to Moab, UT Lowrance GPS Map

Lowrance HDS 7 Dash Panel for Polaris RZR 900/800

Flush mounting your Lowrance HDS7 Gen 3 or Gen 2 Touch GPS unit is usually the preferred mounting method. However this hasn’t been easily doable in a Polaris RZR 900 or 800, until now. The new Rugged Routes RZR Dash for mounting a HDS 7 Gen 2 Touch or HDS 7 Gen 3, retains the factory gauge, 12v accessory plug, and ignition while also adding 6 accessory switch locations. The dash panel also includes the required body rivets for securing the panel to the vehicle, as well as stainless steel screws for securing the Lowrance unit to the panel. The panel itself, ships bare steel to be painted or powder coated to your personal preference.
To order, visit: Lowrance HDS 7 Dash for Polaris RZR or call 909-547-4651.

Glamis Dunes, CA Off Road GPS Map Card for Lowrance HDS

The Imperial Sand Dunes (Glamis) in CA is an extremely popular Thanksgiving destination, and due to popular demand, the map for Lowrance HDS GPS units is now shipping!
To order online, please visit: Glamis map for Lowrance HDS GPS

If you are looking for a map that we currently don’t offer, please submit a map request at:

**This Map was intended for Lowrance HDS GPS Units, Elite HD units are compatible with the exception of not not showing closures. for a map with full compatibility with Lowrance Elite GPS units, please contact us: 909-547-4651**

Imagery resolution is 1-Meter/Px.


  • Fee Area Boundary
  • OHV Boundary
  • Competition Hill
  • Oldsmobile Hill
  • Brawley Slide
  • Lizard Hill
  • China Wall
  • The Ceiling
  • Critical Habitat Closures
  • Camping Area Closures
  • Wilderness Boundaries
  • Ranger Stations
  • Wahes
  • Ranger Stations
  • Campgrounds
  • Restrooms

We are now accepting dealer applications.
For more information, please reply to this e-mail or contact us at: 909-547-4651

Lowrance Satellite Radio & Weather Module Now Available!

This awesome modules pulls double duty in your Side x Side, 4×4, Prerunner or other vehicle providing both safety and entertainment. The WM-3 Lowrance Satellite Weather & Radio Module allows you to use your Lowrance GPS unit as your satellite radio receiver as well as including weather radar, forecasts, weather warnings and roadside fuel prices, plus up to 220 expanded audio channels — all controlled directly from your Lowrance HDS Gen2 button or touch screen model.

For more information & specifications or to purchase your Sirius Satellite Weather & Radio Module by Lowrance, visit: WM-3 SiriusXM Satellite Weather & Radio Module by Lowrance

*WM-3 operates with the new SiriusXM North America equatorial Satellite System.