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Anyone use a tablet linked to their sonar unit? #13450092 02/24/20 07:43 PM
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My Lowrance Elite Ti should be delivered in the next day or so. I was planning on mounting it by the drivers seat and moving the smaller Elite 5 HDS to the TM. I was curious if anyone uses a tablet to mirror their sonar unit instead of buying another sonar unit. I know tablets pretty much suck when it comes to viewing them in different situations. I even thought about a Ram mount where I can swivel the Elite Ti around so I could see it when at the TM. Just trying to prevent mounting everything then changing it all up and doing it again.


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Re: Anyone use a tablet linked to their sonar unit? [Re: Captain Cook] #13450160 02/24/20 08:40 PM
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Re: Anyone use a tablet linked to their sonar unit? [Re: Captain Cook] #13450605 02/25/20 03:05 AM
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Iā€™m wanting to do this with my Livescope. I have 12in up front but would be sweet when fishing off the back to mount a tablet in the versatrack to move around the boat.

Re: Anyone use a tablet linked to their sonar unit? [Re: Captain Cook] #13458195 03/03/20 01:07 AM
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When I first ran one Lowrance HDS7, I duplicated the screen with a cheaper old iPad, and it was descent. I only used it for 2d sonar. Those were the old days. Now I have Livescope, so I no longer need that.


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Re: Anyone use a tablet linked to their sonar unit? [Re: Skunked Again Fishing] #13862940 01/27/21 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Skunked Again Fishing
When I first ran one Lowrance HDS7, I duplicated the screen with a cheaper old iPad, and it was descent. I only used it for 2d sonar. Those were the old days. Now I have Livescope, so I no longer need that.

What did you use to connect them?


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Re: Anyone use a tablet linked to their sonar unit? [Re: Captain Cook] #13865681 01/29/21 05:13 AM
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The Ipads have horrible screens for seeing in the open sun and are never waterproof with out some case and even then. While its a cheap way to go most don't survive mother nature and the low contract angles of them are very hard to use without straight on viewing. Go take a 1 mile walk outside in the sun and that will tell you everything you need to know if that works for you go for it.


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