Posted by Yonder
I would just like to say that the Elite 5 Ti is easily the best fish finder I’ve had. You can sync it up with a tablet and the 5″ screen adjusts to scale. I use a tablet with a 10″ screen so I have twice the viewing area and I can still control every feature. So I basically have an Elite 10 for an Elite 5 price. I can use the bigger screen for split views showing side scans, down scans, sonar, charts, and trip info, so I’ve got everything I could possibly need to see with a touch or two. I would call it outstanding, and highly recommend this to anybody using the old fish finder technologies.
Posted by Ronnie
I have a 5 Ti for charts on my boat, and a 7 Ti for the sonar. The touchscreens makes operation simpler than pushing buttons. But the 7 provides advantages; for instance the 5 Ti touchscreen the buttons are small and can’t be adjusted. The waypoint text on the 5 is also too small and difficult to read. It would be nice if they could be adjusted. The informational displays take up too much room, and it seems impossible to get a simple, clean display for basic things like speed and depth. But the GPS positioning is highly accurate and updates to the charts are fast even at 20 mph. The sonar images are very clear and impressive, though the Downscan transducer is surprisingly small compared to the Totalscan. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another Lowrance.
Posted by Billy
Superior product. Very easy to install on my 2017 Grizzly 2072 MVX CC. First time out I found the structure I was looking for and marked my new waypoint for future use. Display is more than adequate and easy to read. The touch screen feature is very fast for marketers by waypoints, changing screens and setting up overlay screens. Love the features and functionality of the Elite 5 Ti. The total scan feature allows me to make wider sweeps and save time when trying to pinpoint the structure I am looking for. This means I save fuel and time. The fact that I can use my iPhone as a hotspot and link my Elite 5 Ti to it is awesome. It allows me to update my unit on the water and can download other upgrades as well. This unit is all you need to find structure and fish. Great job Lowrance for an affordable unit that pretty much does it all. I would recommend this unit to everyone.
Only change I would make is a second power cable only, for indoor upgrades and updates. Bluetooth is great, but easier if I had the unit by my PC. KEEP THE BLUETOOTH PLEASE.
Posted by Lou
Was one of the best GPS/Fishfinder combo I have ever had, and I have had a few. It worked great last season (new), but this year, all went to hell. The depth readings in shallow water (5 feet or less) seem to confuse the unit, it locks up, sometimes gives 1.5 feet (no mater how deep) or 1500 feet. It seems to start working after a few minutes once over 6 foot deep but does sporadically lock up. Then, the GPS side goes crazy placing the cursor on the screen even though the screen was not touched, and you can’t clear the cursor so if you are navigating, you drive off the screen because it is locked onto where the cursor is. After some times, 10 to 30 minutes, it starts to work again. So, I tried some of the suggestions from Lowrance and did a soft reboot, did not fix the issues, so I did a hard reboot, the only thing this did is cause the unit to lock on the startup screen going no further. After about 15 times of shutting the unit off (by cutting power b because the on/off switch would not turn unit off) it booted up, but locked onto the language selection screen not allowing me to choose a language, just locked there. So another few shutdowns and restarts and it decided to allow me to select the language and booted up. It was working when I shut it down the last time, but I’m not convinced that it won’t start all the bugs again. Not sure I would buy another Lowrance product after this experience. The unit is only on it’s second season. When it works, I love it, but freezing up all the time makes it unreliable.
Posted by Matt
Love it. Easy to use nice view. Works good at all speeds my boat offers. Touch screen is nice and responsive.