Gen 2- Hds 7 Vs Hds 8
Posted March 06 2012 - 02:10 PM
Posted March 06 2012 - 03:26 PM
Oh I hear ya there... Everything I've read and heard says that same thing about the processor speeds. My dilemma is the difference between the hds 7 and hds 8, both being gen 2. I am wondering if there is anything that makes the hds 8 worth 650-800 more than the 7...
The Gen2 units are a TON faster. Plus the Structure scan overlay is pretty cool. It didn't seem like there was a price difference, though. Just that the earlier units are now discounted.
Oh and yeah, the structuremap looks sweet!
Posted March 06 2012 - 03:38 PM
Posted March 06 2012 - 04:51 PM
Posted March 07 2012 - 09:30 AM
The 8 also has the soft keys which allows 1 button control instead of menus. The soft keys also allow programing of quick ways to get from one page to another without going around the world with the pages and mouse.
I find that a fair number of folks that have either 5s or 7s do wish that they had spent the extra money for the 8. Screen size is certainly a factor, but the quick key features are the primary reason. These quick keys greatly increase the efficiency of unit operation.
Todd Driscoll - Garmin Pro Team
Posted March 25 2012 - 10:36 AM
Posted March 26 2012 - 02:46 PM
The quick keys are a huge time saver in tournaments as well.
You won't be disappointed with the 7, but its definately harder to visualize than the 8 when you are trying to cover water quickly. As far as downscan, its basically the same.
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