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http://www.lowrance.com/en-US/Software-Updates/

HDS Gen2 Touch Version 2.0 updated features:
• Support for GoFree™ wireless connectivity through a WIFI-1 module and the Lowrance Controller app. Allows users to view their displays on compatible tablets and mobile phones, plus remote control from a compatible tablet. Requires Lowrance GoFree WIFI-1 module and controller app available on the Apple AppStore or Google Play Store.
• 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™ sonar logs into stunning high definition underwater maps of lakes, rivers or the seafloor.
• New Navionics features including contour shading, Dynamic Tides and Currents, and Easy View.
• Support for the new Lowrance Point-1 10Hz external GPS antenna
• New PDF reader

HDS Gen2 Keypad 2.0 includes 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.
• Miscellaneous corrections
• 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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Thanks Todd. Have you havd a chance to do any of the Depth contour shading and shallow water highlight. This is a way cool feature with in conjuction of the Navionics Charts. Hoping you have some screen shots that you could share??? I am going to be out and using the Gen 2 touch in the next day or two and hope to have some.
 

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Yes, the new contour shading and shallow water highlight, coupled with the long-standing feature of safety contour shading, now provides numerous shading combinations that allow you to fine-tune your charts given seasonal fishing patterns, and really helps identify offshore structure.
 
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