Lowrance and Abu Garcia, have announced the successful collaboration to create a powerful new app to record and store precise data to catch more fish.
Giving anglers a previously unavailable level of control, the ANGLR app acts as a bridge between the new Abu Garcia Virtual Rod and compatible Lowrance chartplotters/fishfinders. This new functionality lets users privately capture key fishing data with a click of a button – without the need to stop fishing to access navigation displays, logbooks or mobile devices.
The Abu Garcia Virtual Rod includes a Bluetooth device, powered by ANGLR, in the rod butt that fully integrates with the ANGLR smartphone app. One click from the rod marks catch locations along with coordinates, date, time, weather, water and other key details; two clicks marks a waypoint at the user’s current location; and a button press and hold automatically time stamps and records users’ gear changes. Recorded trips, weather and water trends, statistics, photos, coordinates and more are securely stored and accessed through the ANGLR user’s profile in their private logbook.
Building on this powerful functionality, the ANGLR app can simultaneously and seamlessly transfer waypoints bi-directionally onto compatible Lowrance multifunction displays. The wireless sync also allows data sharing from Lowrance sensors back to the app, providing greater precision by importing precise depth, water temperature, real-time GPS routes and other data to be added to the user’s logbook.
Compatible Lowrance fishfinders include the HDS Live and Elite Ti2, as well as legacy fishfinders like HDS Carbon, HDS Gen 3 and Elite Ti. This integration makes HDS Live the ultimate fishing system, a fully connected ecosystem for control of every system on the boat. The Elite Ti2 provides an affordable yet powerful option for standalone or dual display installations offering wireless networking capabilities.
The Abu Garcia Virtual Rod series consists of 12 total conventional and spinning rods ranging from 6-foot, 6-inch Medium Fast spinning to 7-foot, 6-inch Heavy Fast conventional to cover most bass angling techniques. The rod’s replaceable battery does not require charging and delivers a 2-year battery life. It works regardless of cell service for off-the-grid fishing.