If one desires to make some adjustments or to change to 200 kHz, one simply changes to Custom mode and you have full adjustability. There are three different sonar modes, Au- to, Custom and then Ice Fishing. Waypoints, Routes, and Trails dialogs The Waypoints, Routes, and Trails dialogs give access to advanced edit functions and settings for these items. On top of that, this also allows the display to provide a wide range of viewing angles, so you do not have to stand directly over top of the display in order to see it. When an alarm situation occurs, an alarm message pops up on the screen. Only 2000 points allowed so the trail ends in a matter of hours. At speeds over 1500 rpm the sonar on auto thinks the depth is constantly changing, so all yo get is a series of lines as it starts to scroll every second.
Each waypoint has an exact position with latitude and longitude coordinates. The menu interface and optimized key pad design with one-touch access make getting through screens effortless. On the other hand, this fishfinder only provides a single beam. With a range of 12 different configurations available in varied price ranges, there is a model for everyone based on their needs. You display the dialog by making a short press on the Power key. You will be free to focus on fishing with Autotuning sonar, a new feature that actively adjusts sonar settings as fishing conditions change. For those that ice fish, the Ice Fishing mode will enable another independent set of options that can be set and retained just for ice fishing, which I have to admit makes this a very attractive versatile device.
View one sonar technology at a time. While this is technically acceptable, it is definitely a bit on the lower end of the spectrum and will have far more importance depending on the frequency of the sonar. While not the flagship model of the brand, the Lowrance Hook2 4X is definitely an intriguing fishfinder that offers plenty of value at an incredibly reasonable price point. Keypad Of course, not all things on a more budget-friendly friendly can be cutting-edge. Each application connected to the system is presented on panels. The easy to use Hook2 4x is an affordable and fun way to find fish! True to Lowrance history of innovation, this Hook2 fishfinder brings a true game-changer nobody else in the industry has: Autotuning sonar, cutting-edge technology that actively adjusts sonar settings as fishing conditions change.
When it comes to judging fishfinders, the single most important factor is how well it detects the fish. You can also turn the unit off from the System Controls dialog. Essentially, the display will adjust its brightness settings depending on how much light is being shone on it. Includes: Hook2 4X unit Mounting bracket Transducer Specifics: Display size: 4. The bullet skimmer offers both front dash gimbal as well as quick-release bracket mounts. Depth Customize the image settings By default the unit is set to Auto mode, and most settings are automated. Alarm message - Displayed if dangerous situations or system faults occur.
Settings Provides access to application and system settings. The Hook2 brings in new life to the Hook family of products as compared to its predecessor. Frequency This is definitely one of the areas where the Lowrance shines. That will double the sonar coverage of typical sonars in this price range, and the Autotuning feature will automatically adjust settings while you navigate through changing conditions. Preface Hook² X Series Operator Manual. Therefore, the operator is required to perform only a very limited amount of preventative maintenance.
We will also do an on the water review in the spring of 2018, so stay tune and subscribe to this channel to make sure you won't miss it - and thanks for watching everyone - from your friend at Fish Finder Mounts. LowranceÂ Wide-Angle Broadband sonar - Proven Lowrance Broadband sonar makes it easier to stay on the fish, delivering the best traditional sonar views. If you click the add to Cart Button on our website, information on accessories, shipping prices and more will be provided. The DownScan image Data overlay Range limit. Lowrance Provided Image There are a number of different model choices to choose from, ranging from the very affordable Hook2- 4x to the top of the line Hook2-12 Combo.
On the one hand, the Hook2 4X does offer a wide-angle sonar beam. When run in Auto mode, the sonar will operated in the high chirp frequency and all functions are fully automatic. Easiest-to-use menu operation and Dedicated Keypad - Make the adjustments you want with fewer key presses via a simplified menu layout and dedicated keypad. While the touch screen does open doors for ease of operations that can be achieved by a single touch of the screen as opposed using a cursor and clicking on various keys to achieve the same results, touch screens are expensive and that leads to higher costing units. For most anglers the Auto mode will work just fine as the sonar cone angle has been increased to 44 degrees, which is about two times the range of most common sonars. If you are a night fisher, the Hook2 4X also comes with a backlight that is bright enough for you to see but not so bright that it can be seen by the fish.
Even better, this fishfinder is compatible with a wide variety of transom and trolling motor accessories, so you do not have to worry about purchasing entirely new equipment—assuming your mounts are not ancient as is. If you are using a screen reader and are having problems using this website, please call for assistance. This means that regardless of where your boat best positions a fishfinder, the Hook2 4X is more than capable of accommodating it. In fact, all angles except for the bottom are visible at 70 degrees, while the bottom still offers an acceptable 50-degree viewing angle. This replaces the former Hook base for the smaller units which proved to be difficult at times or some end users.
Whereas many fishfinders might offer a litany of additional features, they are often buried under headings and subheadings within the menu that require a herculean effort of patience to navigate. Easy front-dash or quick-release bracket mounting installation - Pick the best installation option for your boat from simple flush-mount and quick-release-bracket installation options. That said, the aforementioned quick-switch setting buttons are all easily accessible and labeled. The connectors, both transducer and power have changed from the traditional screw locking types used on the older Hook models to a press fit O-ring sealed style. In fact the Hook2 has very little in common with the previous generation of Hook models. As far as performance on the water, the Hook2 performed extremely well. Your Hook 2 4x with broadband sonar and autotuning will include Lowrance's wide-angle Bullet Transducer.