There are a few differences between the Lowrance and the Humminbird. Lowrance allows use of a single freq while HB allows you to use the combined 83/200 together with a split sonar screen to better visualize the fish under you and the fish around you. HB is the only maker that uses the color bar. A vital tool for understanding the limitations and colors availabe in the soar palette. This provides key verification of softest and hardest echo returns. HB is much easier to set up and use than the Lowrance. While I teach the use of both, HB is currently the industry leader with CHIRP and MEGA on their units.
Capt. Craig Copeland
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2013 Nautic Star 2110 Shallow Bay Boat
Humminbird HELIX 12 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G2N
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