HDS Gen2 2.1

Recommended for all HDS Gen2 displays worldwide, this update provides support for new Lowrance technology and includes performance improvements and enhanced functionality.

Lowrance HDS Gen2 Software Update

HDS Gen2 2.1 includes the following improvements:

  • Enhanced Point-1 performance- Heading data received from heading sensors, such as the Point-1, now rotates the vessel icon much smoother and faster
  • Improved GoFree networking- Ethernet networks with GoFree WIFI-1 modules are now more stable and reliable
  • The also includes all features of the previously released 2.0-45.135 software update

HDS Gen2 2.0 included the following improvements:

  • Support for GoFree™ wireless connectivity through a WIFI-1 module. Allows screen mirroring of the Gen2 display on compatible tablets, mobile phones and computers. Requires Lowrance GoFree WIFI-1 module and viewer app available on the Apple AppStore or Google Play Store.
  • Insight Genesis Compatibility for creating and viewing personal high-definition bathymetric contour maps from sonar log recordings you made yourself. Insight Genesis mapping can now be created and viewed on an HDS Gen2 chartplotter.
  • Chart-sharing allows charts on memory cards to be shared across the Ethernet network. Insert any compatible Insight, Navionics® or Jeppesen® chart into one unit and view on any other networked HDS Gen2 display.
  • Depth contour shading and shallow water highlight - Use these new features with Navionics Charts to quickly identify fishing areas of interest or to highlight shallow water areas requiring extra caution.
  • 5Hz internal antenna update now updates at a 5Hz update rate providing better trail accuracy and smoother chart rotation.
  • StructureMap™ HD capability enables users to convert recorded StructureScan® HD sonar logs into stunning high-definition underwater maps of lakes, rivers or the seafloor.


Additional Version 2.0 Enhancements include:

  • Support for the new Lowrance Point-1 10Hz external GPS antenna
  • Dual Chart capability
  • StructureScan auto-contrast
  • New panel configurations on HDS-8 and -10 displays
  • Added screen-capture shortcut
  • New PDF reader, and more

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Release Date 7/24/2013
File Size 58MB
File Format .zip