Our take: If you're currently running a Lowrance setup and want to add another unit on the console or bow this is the perfect unit to compliment your other graphs. Use an appropriate length ethernet cable to link to your current units to share waypoints and sonar sources.
Rig your boat with an HDS LIVE 12 and get access to the full lineup of Lowrance® fish-finding technology including preloaded C-MAP® Contour+ mapping and integrated support for high-resolution ActiveTarget™ Live Sonar, Active Imaging™ 3-in-1 with Lowrance CHIRP, SideScan/DownScan Imaging™, FishReveal™ and the Ghost® Trolling Motor.
- High-resolution SolarMAX™ HD IPS touchscreen viewable at extreme angles and through polarized lenses, supports six-panel split-screen
- High-resolution ActiveTarget™ Live Sonar ready
- Active Imaging™ 3-in-1 ready (Lowrance CHIRP/SideScan/DownScan Imaging)
- StructureScan® 3D ready
- Preloaded C-MAP® Contour+ mapping with 1-foot contours on 15,000+ US Lakes, 9,400+ Canadian Lakes
- Larger programmable keys
- Touchscreen control of Power-Pole® anchors, Lowrance Outboard Pilot and Ghost® Trolling Motor
- Wide range of optional chart upgrades including C-MAP®, Navionics®, Florida Marine Tracks and more.
- NMEA 2000®, Wireless, Bluetooth® and LiveCast connectivity – plus smartphone notifications
YOU'VE NEVER FISHED LIKE THIS BEFORE
Prepare yourself for a new level of fishfinding performance with HDS LIVE, which includes built-in Lowrance® CHIRP sonar, support for Active Imaging™ HD, Active Imaging™, StructureScan® 3D with Active Imaging and the new ActiveTarget™2 and ActiveTarget™ Live Sonar. Equipped with the best set of navigation tools ever built into a fishfinder/chartplotter display, HDS LIVE features preloaded C-MAP® Contour™+ inland and coastal charts, automatic routing support and new Genesis Live onscreen mapping offering precision real-time mapping, down to ½-foot contours.
TARGET FISH LIVE WITH NEW ACTIVETARGET® 2 AND ACTIVETARGET® LIVE SONAR
Fish smarter when you know exactly what fish are doing – in real time – with ActiveTarget® 2 and ActiveTarget® Live Sonar. Enjoy high-resolution views of fish movements, tracking them in forward, down and scout views, as they swim around structure and cover. Watch their real-time response to your lure and you will know if your current technique is working or if it’s time to switch things up. Get a more complete picture around your boat with new ActiveTarget® 2, which delivers a smoother, more consistent image across the entire range.
Perfect for pinpointing fish-holding areas like rockpiles, standing timber, weedbeds, ditches and drop-offs, Active Imaging™ sonar delivers superior clarity and the highest resolution images of fish and structure at a longer range than any other structure-imaging technology.
Transducers sold separately.
Makes fish easier to see on DownScan Imaging™ by combining CHIRP sonar fish targets with superior, high-resolution views of bottom detail, structure and bait fish. FishReveal removes the need to display CHIRP sonar and DownScan Imaging in a two-panel split-screen.
FIND KEY FISHING AREAS WITH CONTOUR+
Spend more time trying to catch fish and less time trying to find them with the high-resolution detail of C-MAP® Contour™+ inland and coastal charts built into HDS LIVE displays. From finding key fishing areas, like ledges, drop-offs and ditches to navigating with precision to fish-holding areas, you will have more success on the water with high resolution, bathymetric 1-foot contours on 15,000+ U.S. lakes and 9,400+ lakes in Canada. Update the mapping of your favorite fishing spot or map unmapped areas with ½ foot contours – in real time – on the screen of your HDS LIVE with C-MAP® Genesis Live.
Keep your eyes on the fish and never miss an important text or call with smartphone notifications built into HDS LIVE. Turn off phone notifications for uninterrupted fishing, or leave them on to receive popup notifications on the screen of your HDS LIVE display.
LIVECAST SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION (HDS LIVE 16/12 ONLY)
You no longer have to choose between watching the big game and spending a day on the water with LiveCast™ smartphone integration. Watch video, view Google maps and fishing data on the high-resolution screen of your HDS LIVE display via the HDMI connection on HDS LIVE 16- and 12-inch models. View data from your smartphone and keep your eye on the fish with a LiveCast-sonar split screen.