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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
  • Pre-Loaded 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 – 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




Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE - Full Specs


  • 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
  • GPS Receiver
  • Mounting options
    Gimbal Bracket | Flush | Dash

Maps & Memory

  • Model
    HDS-7 LIVE
  • On-Board Memory
    8 GB
  • Accepts data cards
    2 microSD - 32GB
  • Waypoints
  • Routes
  • 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

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
  • Supports FUSION-Link
    SonicHub | SonicHub2 | FusionLink
  • Black Box sonar support
  • Planning Software Compatible
    Yes - Insight Planner
  • App-Control Compatibility
    Yes - Link | Android & IOS
  • Remote Input Device - compatible
    LR-1 - Remote Controller
  • Alarms
    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'
  • ClearVü | Down
    DownScan - StructureScan® 3D | 300'
  • SideVü | Side
    SideScan - StructureScan® 3D | 600'
  • Forward View


  • Model
    HDS-7 LIVE
  • NMEA 2000 compatible
    1x Micro-C
  • NMEA 0183 input ports
  • NMEA 0183 output ports
  • 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
  • Wireless connectivity
  • BlueTooth connectivity


  • Model
    Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE
  • Current Price

In The Box

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

Lowrance HDS-7 LIVE - Manual

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Lowrance HDS LIVE - Operation Manual

Lowrance HDS LIVE - Installation Manual



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