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The HDS-12 LIVE – builds on the Lowrance HDS legacy with great features like built-in support for Active Imaging™, FishReveal™, StructureScan® 3D with Active Imaging and LiveSight™ real-time forward or down sonar – plus LiveCast smartphone integration. The high-resolution Super Wide – 12″ SolarMAX™ HD display can be viewed from any angle – even through polarized sunglasses.
LiveCast™ Smartphone integration – Watch video, view Google maps and fishing data on the high-resolution screen of the HDS-12 LIVE display via the HDMI connection. Google maps on the my chartploter is definately a game changer. See data from your smartphone and keeping your eye on the fish is easy with a LiveCast/Sonar split screen.
How do I mirror my mobile device to my Lowrance HDS Live 16 – Only the Live 12″/16″ screens can do this as they have an HDMI in port. One way is direct cable connection and the other is thru google chromecast.
See the last 2 videos below. Also see this video post on Lowrance Facebook
Smartphone notifications – Never miss an important text or call with built-in smartphone notifications. Turn off phone notifications for uninterrupted fishing, or leave them on to receive popup notifications on the screen. Nice feature, but I’m not quite convinced I need my texts while I’m fishing.
Smartphone Control – View and control the HDS-12 LIVE display from your smartphone or tablet using the free Link App. Backup and restore waypoints, routes, trails and display settings directly to your mobile device. Protecting your valuable fishing data against loss or theft is easier than ever.
View all of your structure imaging side-by-side — on the screen at the same time.
Active Imaging™ 3-in-1 – Sonar perfect for pinpointing fish-holding areas like rockpiles, weedbeds, ditches and drop-offs. Active Imaging™ 3-in-1 with Lowrance CHIRP, SideScan and DownScan Imaging™ delivers super clear target separation and very high resolution images of fish and structure at a longer range than any other structure imaging technology.
StructureScan® 3D Active Imaging – 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 the StructureScan 3D transducer with SideScan and DownScan Imaging. SideScan gives you picture-like views up to 600 feet to each side of your boat, while DownScan Imaging with FishReveal™ makes fish identification easy, using high-detail images of cover and structure below your boat.
Active Imaging DownScan with FishReveal – Get the best of CHIRP sonar and DownScan Imaging™ on one screen
with the exclusive FishReveal™ Smart Target view that helps you easily recognize fish from structure and cover on high-detailed DownScan images. FishReveal makes fish identification easy and removes the need to display CHIRP sonar and DownScan Imaging in a two panel split-screen display.
LiveSight™ fishing in real time* – You’ve never fished like this before. 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. Fishing in real-time as you watch fish react to your lure, see how they are relating to structure and gain insight on what’s working, what’s not and what to do next. * Requires the LiveSight Transducer. HDS LIVE units have 2 Sonar Input connectors.
Perfect for drop shotting and vertical jigging, or tracking bait in front of your boat, LiveSight lets you get a bead on the fish, so you’ll know whether they are actively feeding. Mount the transducer in a front-facing position to cast toward the fish, or mount it in a down-facing position to do some vertical jigging below.
CHIRP and Broadband Sonar™ – See fish, structure and the bottom with greater clarity — right out of the box — with Lowrance CHIRP and Broadband Sounder sonar featuring exclusive Advanced Signal Processing (ASP™). CHIRP and Broadband feature unparalleled target separation and screen clarity to give anglers the best view of individual fish targets, even when fish targets are close to the bottom or suspended in tight schools.
No Lag Time – Very FAST… Powerful performance that delivers the fastest chart redraws, rapid sonar updates and quicker response times via a quad-core processor engineered to easily power top sonar technology like Live Network Sonar, Dual-Channel CHIRP, StructureScan® 3D with enhanced SideScan and DownScan Imaging™, plus future high-power upgrades.
FishReveal™ Smart Target View – FishReveal makes fish easy to see. By combining traditional CHIRP sonar with high-resolution DownScan Imaging you get a precision view of bottom detail, structure and bait fish. With FishReveal there is no need to display CHIRP sonar and DownScan Imaging in a two-panel split-screen display. CHIRP sonar is laid right over the DownScan Imaging.
Live Network Sonar – Cover more water in less time when viewing sonar from up to two transducers at the same time – on the same display – with Lowrance exclusive Live Network Sonar.
Plug and Play Compatibility – Easily build a system around your HDS LIVE. Add Broadband Radar, SonicHub®2 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 control of MotorGuide® Xi5 trolling motor and the Lowrance® Outboard Pilot.
HDS-12 LIVE Controls – TouchScreen | TouchPad | Quick Access Keys
Resources: Lowrance HDS-12 LIVE – Help & Support
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9" x 13.682" x 3.26"
228.5 x 347.5 x 82.9 mm
|Water rating||IPX7 with card door closed|
|Display type||Touch | TouchPad | 4 Access Keys|
|Display size||12" diagonal|
|Display resolution||1280 x 800 pixels|
|Display - Brightness||1200 nits|
|Power consumption||3.6A at 13.8 V DC -Full backlight | sonar on|
|GPS Antenna||10Hz internal|
|Mounting options||Gimbal Bracket | Flush | Dash|
|On-Board Memory||8 GB|
|Accepts data cards||2 microSD - 32GB|
|Track log||100 Trails | 10,000 points per trail|
Built-in C-Map USA enhanced base map(Americas)
Insight HD, Insight Pro, Insight Genesis, C-MAP, Navionics-W/sonar chart live
|Radar compatible||4G & 3G (Broadband) | Halo24 | Halo 3'/4'/6' (Open Array)|
|Sonar compatible||Built In - Active Imaging™, FishReveal™, StructureScan® 3D with Active Imaging and LiveSight™ real-time forward or down sonar.|
|Supports AIS||NAIS-500 | NAIS-400|
|Weather||SiriusXM via WM-3 (USA only)|
|Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF||Yes|
|Supports FUSION-Link||SonicHub | SonicHub2 | FusionLink|
|Black Box sonar support||Yes|
|Planning Software Compatible||Yes - Insight Planner|
|App-Control Compatibility||Yes - Link | Android & IOS|
|Remote Input Device - compatible||LR-1 - Remote Controller|
Radar - when connected
Weather - when connected
|Transmit Power||1kw RMS | when connected to a 1kw transducer|
|Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable||50/83/200kHz (Broadband) | 3500'|
|Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable||455/800kHz (StructureScan)|
|CHIRP sonar technology||Low/Mid/High CHIRP | 3500'|
|ClearVü | Down||DownScan - StructureScan® 3D | 300'|
|SideVü | Side||SideScan - StructureScan® 3D | 600'|
|NMEA 2000 compatible||1x Micro-C|
|NMEA 0183 input ports||1|
|NMEA 0183 output ports||1|
|Marine Network Ports||Ethernet | 2x 100Mbit | 6 MFD's max|
|Video input ports||1 - Composite video RCA - single channel via optional adaptor | 1 port (HDMI 1.4 sink and HDCP)|
|Video output ports||No|
|Other Ports||1 port (HDMI 1.4 sink and HDCP)|
|In The Box||
HDS-12 Live unit
U-bracket kit (metal), HDS-12 Live and HDS-16 Live
Power cable kit