HDS-5 Baja Off-Road GPS Chartplotter


Lowrance’s HDS-5 Baja GPS Off-Road Chartplotter may at first seem like a boat only marine GPS chartplotter but it actually serves dual purposes. At least we think so – since on their website it is listed under the automotive section.

Probably HDS-5 doesn’t freak out when you get off the main roads and start driving on unpaved territories. It has an enhanced basemap for the whole continent so maybe it has an option for letting you trace back to the main road.

HDS-5 Baja is specially designed for un-friendly environments so it is ruggedized and makes it suitable for off-roading vehicles. It also can be hooked up to a LGC-4000 external GPS antenna for better reception.

Lowrance HDS5 Baja GPS Chartplotter is on Amazon for $568; a bit pricey but it works both in your boat and your off-road vehicle.

2 Responses to “HDS-5 Baja Off-Road GPS Chartplotter”

  1. GPS marino y para todo terreno Lowrance HDS-5 | Actualidad GPS - manuales y noticias sobre navegadores GPS Says:

    [...] bien a simple vista el Lowrance HDS-5 puede parecer sólo un GPS chartplotter marino, en realidad sirve a dos propósitos. Al menos eso [...]


  2. Declan McLaughlin Says:

    Just received my Lowrance Elite-5M Baja Off-road GPS Chartplotter – don’t even waste your time with one of these units !! First it came without a mounting bracket. I am not sure I got what I ordered as the manual talks about mounting a sonar transducer. There seems to be no way to upload contour maps unless you use the Navionics cards which are only good if I want to drive my Jeep in LAKES or COASTAL waters – there is no way to pre-run Off-road routes, set waypoints and download this information and send it to the rest of my team – I think what I got from LOWRANCE is something far less than advertised – what I have is a large screen TomTom – if you can’t pre-run trails, set up way-points and share them with team members via uploads it’s useless – very disappointed !!!! This is definitely a MARINE unit and not and “Off-Road” unit as advertised by Lowrance !!

    Best Regards,

    Declan McLaughlin
    711 Connell Drive
    Pensacola, FL 32503

    850-261-8223

    Taking a guess at Lowrance’s email address as they only have one of those fill out forms


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