Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

New Lowrance Updates

3 posts in this topic

Saw that Lowrance put out new updates yesterday. Not sure if I want to go ahead get the new update for my LMS520. As I'm reading what is included in the update, it doesn't seem that Lowrance has addressed the sonar problems so many of us talked about this summer - mainly the inability of the unit to read depth in weeds when using version 1.4.0. I just got 1.3.0 installed, and am very happy with how it's working, but I also know that Lowrance does these updates so the GPS and other features work properly. Should we try this new update or not? Here's what they say the update does:

What changes are made in this update?

* Modified backlighting properties

* Improved ethernet stability

* Moved the Cancel Navigation menu item to the top of the system menu

* Many modifications to radar settings and features

* Modified SD/MMC data storage properties

* Added support for HDM NMEA0183 sentence

* Improved Navionics card support

* Added sonar sharing over ethernet

* Includes all features from previous updates, including:

o Modified Auto-Sensitivity feature

o Modified memory card reading functionality

o Enhanced Navionics support

o Enhanced NauticPath electronic chart support

o Enhanced sonar noise detection

What does everyone think? I know it says "enhanced sonar noise detection", but that is from previous updates, which we know weren't working.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd say it's worth a shot only if you still have a hard copy of the older version in case you have similar issues as before. Last year I just wanted to fix the time change issue and I was kicking around the idea of adding a second sonar to network them. Lots of headaches later, Iffwalleyes got me a copy of the older version and got me back on track.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


Just want to see if anyone has heard anything more on the updates.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Posts

    • jramsber
      I am looking at a new portable shelter this year. It would be ideal to get one that fits 3-4 people so I can take my whole family out. I am looking at the clam x400. My concern is the weight. Does anybody have experience lifting this unit up in the back of a truck or dragging it around or to move from spot to spot?  Any suggestions of other shelters to look at would be great. Thanks!
    • LunkerLover84
      Just wondering what you guys prefer for fishing fall walleyes down here in southern mn. I know the creek and redtail chubs work great on the northern mn lakes during the fall months but wasnt quite sure if our lakes responded the same down here or if a smaller profile would be the way to go. 
    • ZachD
      Looks to fix the fishing in shallow water issues many guys had too.
    • smurfy
      thats the thing, never seem to not being able to find something to do. then the next thing is your into refreshments and dont wanna drive.
    • Fish Head
      Trailer hooks might help?