Lowrance goes Live with flagship fish-finders
Marine electronics company Lowrance brings live sonar, charting and smartphone connectivity to anglers
Described as a significant leap forward in fish-finding technology, HDS Live has been launched by Lowrance.
It delivers real-time sonar, charting and connectivity features, including Active Imaging, LiveSight, Genesis Live and LiveCast smartphone integration. Here’s a breakdown of what it all means…
ACTIVE IMAGING SONAR
With Active Imaging, you see structure and cover with a new level of refined detail, and at a range unmatched by any other structure-imaging technology.
Offering industry-leading clarity without sacrificing range, it delivers unmatched image quality of structure, fish and bottom composition. Active Imaging 3-in-1 sonar combines Lowrance CHIRP, with SideScan and DownScan Imaging, allowing anglers to quickly search fish-holding structure, and enhances FishReveal with higher-level clarity and target separation.
Active Imaging 2-in-1 sonar includes Side and DownScan Imaging and is perfect for use with a separate traditional sonar transducer.
Simple to use without the need to change frequencies while fishing in most conditions, Active Imaging 800 kHz provides crystal-clear detail. For anglers needing to see further than 120ft, Active Imaging can also operate at 455 kHz.
Active Imaging enhancements, including greater resolution, a cleaner 3D view and a new Custom Depth Shading feature, are available to existing StructureScan 3D modules through a free software update.
Billed as sonar interpretation made simple, LiveSight sonar delivers the most detailed views of fish, down to every turn and flip of the tail as they swim in and around cover.
You’ll be fishing in real-time as you watch fish react to your lure, see how they are relating to structure and gain insight on what will work, what won’t and what to do next.
Perfect for drop-shotting, vertical-jigging or lure-tracking in front of your boat, LiveSight helps you pinpoint fish locations, so you’ll know whether they are actively feeding. Mount the transducer in a frontfacing position to cast toward the fish, or mount it in a down-facing position for vertical-jigging below your boat.
When using LiveSight forward in conjunction with the Lowrance Point-1 GPS antenna, an innovative on-chart indicator shows the direction the transducer is pointing, allowing anglers to line up on a waypoint or pinpoint the structure they are trying to fish.
GENESIS LIVE CHARTING
Delivering real-time, custom-mapping capabilities, HDS Live uses the power of Genesis Live charting to create depth-contour overlays on charts.
Incredibly easy to use, you can control contour transparency, density of contours drawn on the screen up to unprecedented six-inch intervals, depth and safety shading colour palettes and more. Charts can quickly and easily be saved to an SD card for continuous use.
LIVECAST SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION
HDS Live allows anglers to display important fishing information and entertainment from their smartphones on their 12-inch and 16-inch sunlight viewable displays.
Users can view their smartphone in full-screen or split-screen windows via HDMI connection, allowing them to stream video, view Google Maps and fishing data on the HDS Live touchscreen — all while their phone is safely stowed.
HDS Live features a low-profile design with edge-to-edge glass; a SolarMAX HD screen; bracket, flush and rear mounting options; user-programmable keys; and an optional fully-programmable Bluetooth remote.