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Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE

Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE

Brand: Lowrance
Category: Chartplotters | Fishfinders
  • Screen Size: 7" SolarMax™ Display
  • Input Type: Touch Screen | TouchPad Control
  • Charts: C-Map USA enhanced
  • Chart Card Slots: 2 - microSD | 32GB
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Sonar: CHIRP | Active Imaging | StructureScan 3D

Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE - Price



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Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE



Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE - Review


The HDS-7 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. The high-resolution compact SolarMAX™ HD display can be viewed from any angle – even through polarized sunglasses.

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-7 LIVE display from your smartphone or tablet  connected via wifi 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. 


Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE DownScan - SideScan

Split Screen – Shown on 16″ Screen


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.


Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE - Active Imaging


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.


Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE - StructureScan 3D


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.


Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE - Active Imaging With FishReveal


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.


Lowrance HDS LIVE - LiveSight Down

Lowrance HDS LIVE - LiveSight Forward


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 dual-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.


Lowrance HDS LIVE - FishReveal Smart Target

FishReveal – Shown on 16″ Screen


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.


Lowrance HDS LIVE - Live Network Sonar


Plug and Play Compatibility – Easily build a system around your HDS Carbon. 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.


Lowrance HDS LIVE Integration Options

HDS LIVE – Integration


HDS-7 LIVE Controls – TouchScreen | TouchPad


Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE - Controls

Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE – Controls


Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE - Front Face


HDS-7 LIVE Connections – Power / Video / NMEA 0183 | Sonar 1 | Sonar 2 | Ethernet | NMEA 2000


Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE - Connections

HDS-7 LIVE – Connections



Resources: Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE – Help & Support

TheHullTruth.com – Lowrance HDS Live or Simrad NSS Evo3



Lowrance HDS LIVE Specifications 2019


Lowrance HDS LIVE Quick Start Guide




Key Facts:

Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE


  • Multi-touch 7″ Compact  Screen
  • Sleek, low-profile design
  • 1024 x 600 HD SolarMax™ Display
  • Brightness @ 1200 nits
  • Fast – Dual-core processor
  • Built-in 10 Hz GPS
  • Full Control – Touchscreen | Keypad
  • Built-in: Broadband, DownScan & StructureScan
  • Built-in Low, Medium and High CHIRP
  • Integrated support for New Active Imaging™ and StructureScan® 3D with Active Imaging
  • 2 – Sonar Input Connections
  • LiveSight™ real-time sonar compatible
  • FishReveal™ Smart Target View
  • Sonar output – 1kw depending on Transducer
  • Wireless and Bluetooth® connectivity
  • NMEA 2000® and Ethernet connectivity
  • Preloaded C-MAP® US Enhanced mapping
  • New C-MAP® Genesis Live mapping 
  • Chart upgrade options include C-MAP, Navionics and more
  • Smartphone notifications
  • Touchscreen control of trolling motor and outboard pilot
  • SonicHub®2 and SiriusXM® Marine Weather/Audio compatible
  • HALO24 Radar ready
  • Broadband Radar™ ready
  • C-MAP® Easy Routing + Navionics® Autorouting capability
  • 4 – Panel splitscreen
  • Mercury® VesselView® Link compatible
  • 2 micro SD cards slots up to 32GB
  • 8GB Internal Memory



Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE - Price






Model HDS-7 LIVE
Physical dimensions 5.73" x 9.21" x 3.06"
145.6 x 234.01 x 77.7 mm
Weight 3.04lbs (1.38kg)
Water rating IPX7 with card door closed
Display type Touch | TouchPad
Display size 7" diagonal
Display resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Display - Brightness 1200 nits
Power consumption 2.9A at 13.8 V DC -Full backlight | sonar on
GPS Antenna 10Hz internal
Mounting options Gimbal Bracket | Flush | Dash

Maps & Memory

Model HDS-7 LIVE
On-Board Memory 8 GB
Accepts data cards 2 microSD - 32GB
Waypoints 3000
Routes 100
Track log 100 Trails | 10,000 points per trail
Preloaded Maps Built-in C-Map USA enhanced base map(Americas)

Insight HD, Insight Pro, Insight Genesis, C-MAP, Navionics-W/sonar chart live

Outdoor Recreation Features

Tide Tables Yes

Chartplotter Features

Model HDS-7 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
Alarms Navigation
Radar - when connected
Weather - when connected

Sonar Features & Specifications

Model HDS-7 LIVE
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' | 40-60, 85-145, 130-210kHz
ClearVü | Down DownScan - StructureScan 3D | 300' | 455/800kHz
SideVü | Side SideScan - StructureScan 3D | 600' | 455/800kHz
Forward View LiveSight™


Model HDS-7 LIVE
NMEA 2000 compatible 1x Micro-C
NMEA 0183 input ports 1
NMEA 0183 output ports 1
Marine Network Ports Ethernet | 1x 100Mbit | 6 MFD's max
Video input ports 1 - Composite video RCA - single channel via optional adaptor
Video output ports No
Wireless connectivity Yes
BlueTooth connectivity Yes


Model Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE

In The Box

In The Box HDS-7 Live unit
U-bracket kit (Plastic)
Sun cover
Power cable kit
Documentation pack


Downloadable PDF:


Lowrance HDS LIVE - Operation Manual

Lowrance HDS LIVE - Installation Manual



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