Lowrance Launches HDS LIVE

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In case you didn’t know, more freshwater fishing tour pros use HDS than all other fishfinder brands, so we didn’t have to go back to the drawing board to build HDS LIVE – we just made the best fishfinder/chartplotter even better. HDS LIVE delivers premium performance and support for the best collection of innovative sonar features available – from new Active Imaging and StructureScan 3D to FishReveal and LiveSight real-time sonar – anglers will experience a new level of fishfinding performance with HDS LIVE.

Targeting key fishing areas has never been easier, behind the best suite of navigation features ever built into an HDS display — including preloaded C-MAP US Enhanced mapping with 1-foot contours on nearly 4,000 lakes, C-MAP Easy Routing, Navionics Autorouting capability and Genesis Live onscreen mapping.

What’s New in HDS LIVE

  • Active Imaging
  • LiveSight real-time sonar (Coming Early 2019)
  • LiveCast smartphone integration*
  • Genesis Live onscreen mapping
  • Smartphone notifications
  • Six-panel splitscreen*
  • Quad-core processor*
  • Programmable keys*
  • New, sleek, modern design
  • *HDS LIVE 16″/12″ only

Active Imaging 
See structure and cover with a new level of refined detail and at a range unmatched by any other structure imaging technology with Active Imaging. The high-level clarity, target separation and refined detail of Active Imaging helps anglers find more fish by making it easier to quickly identify fish-holding structure like rockpiles, standing timber, weedbeds, ditches and drop-offs – all at a greater distance from the boat.

LiveSight (Coming Early 2019) 
Sonar interpretation made simple, LiveSight sonar turns all fishing into sight fishing, delivering the most detailed views of fish, down to every turn and flip of the tail, as they swim in and around cover. With LiveSight, anglers can watch fish react to their lure, see how they are relating to structure and gain insight on what’s working, what’s not and what to do next.

LiveCast 
Anglers 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 an HDS LIVE display via the HDMI connection on HDS LIVE 16- and 12-inch models. View data from a smartphone and keep an eye on the fish with a LiveCast-sonar split screen. (HDS LIVE 16 and 12 only)

Genesis Live 
Update the mapping of a favorite fishing spot or map uncharted areas with ½ foot contours — in real time — on the screen of an HDS LIVE display with C-MAP Genesis Live. Target key fishing areas with Genesis Live maps, which makes it easy to find areas where fish like to hide, like drop-offs, shoals, points, ditches and more.

Smartphone notifications 
Anglers can keep their 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 an HDS LIVE display.

Six-panel splitscreen 
See more information — all at the same time — with the new, six-screen split offered on HDS LIVE 16 and HDS LIVE 12 fishfinder/chartplotters.

Quad-Core Processor
HDS LIVE 16- and 12-inch models are powered by a blazing, quad-core processor that delivers a new level of performance, making them the fastest and most responsive HDS displays ever.

Programmable keys 
It’s easier than ever to quickly access key functionality on HDS LIVE 16- and 12-inch displays, featuring four programmable keys that allow users to set up one-touch access to the features they use the most.

FishReveal Smart Target View 
Get the best of CHIRP sonar and DownScan Imaging on one screen with the exclusive FishReveal Smart Target view that makes it easy to recognize fish from structure and cover on high-detailed DownScan images. FishReveal removes the need to display CHIRP sonar and DownScan Imaging on a two-panel split-screen display.

StructureScan 3D with Active Imaging (Coming Fall 2018) 
Get a real-world, three-dimensional view of fish, structure and bottom contour that makes it easier to know where fish and structure are located in relation to the boat with StructureScan 3D with Active Imaging. See more refined detail than ever with new Active Imaging enhancements, including improved resolution, a cleaner 3D view, plus a new, Custom Depth Shading feature.

Live Network Sonar 
Anglers will cover more water in less time viewing sonar from up to two transducers at the same time – on the same display – with Lowrance exclusive Live Network Sonar.

Dual-Channel CHIRP Sonar 
Deep water and trolling anglers will never miss a fish, watching two Lowrance CHIRP frequencies at the same time via a dual-channel CHIRP split screen. Run a High CHIRP panel for the best target separation close to the bottom or in tight schools, a Medium CHIRP panel to cover the widest area – ideal for watching bait schools under a transducer in shallow water, or go deeper with a Low CHIRP panel to cover more of the water column.

SolarMAX HD Display 
See fish, structure and chart detail better than ever on the high-resolution, super-bright SolarMAX HD displays. Whether searching for fish around structure or navigating to a favorite fishing spot, SolarMAX HD delivers bright and clear images with easy viewing from any angle, in direct sunlight, and even thru polarized sunglasses. Our ultra-responsive multi-touch screen works even when the display is wet.

Preloaded, High-Detail C-MAP US Enhanced Mapping 
Finding areas to fish is easier with the preloaded C-MAP US Enhanced charts, featuring full US inland coverage, plus C-MAP coastal charts. Narrow the search for productive water features like ledges, points or drop-offs with a birdseye view of 1-foot contours on nearly 4,000 lakes and standard 10-foot contours on more than 11,000 lakes.

Automatic Routing 
Enjoy safer and easier navigation with the C-MAP Easy Routing + Navionics Autorouting capability of HDS LIVE displays.

Wireless Connectivity 
Download software updates and map purchases directly to HDS LIVE, and upload service reports to technical support via its integrated wireless connectivity.

Plug-and-Play Compatibility 
Anglers can easily build a system around HDS LIVE with Lowrance performance modules, including HALO24 Radar, Broadband Radar, SonicHub2 Marine Audio, SiriusXM Marine Weather and audio, DSC VHF, as well as industry-leading technologies, like Mercury VesselView Link, Bluetooth control of Power-Pole shallow water anchors and the SmartSteer interface, featuring touchscreen control of MotorGuide Xi5 trolling motor and the Lowrance Outboard Pilot.

For more information please visit lowrance.com.