HDS-12 Gen2 Touch

Touchscreen Fishfinder / Chartplotter

High-definition, 12-inch, widescreen color display with touchscreen functionality for fast and easy operation.

Key Features

  • Easy to use touchscreen – Revolutionary new user interface provides lightning-fast, fingertip access to all HDS features. Intuitive menus, cursor assist, snap-to setting markers and innovative preview panes with quick-touch slider bars provide unparalleled control in all weather and water conditions.
  • Built-in StructureScan® HD sonar imaging - Enjoy picture-like, 180-degree views of structure and fish below your boat. Plus, overlay live high-definition bottom imagery on top of your charts using the innovative StructureMap™ feature. Requires optional StructureScan® HD transducer.
  • Built-in, award-winning Broadband Sounder™ - Display and mark gamefish, baitfish and structure at higher speeds and at greater depths – from 1 to 3,000 feet.
  • New, StructureMap™ HD capability – Use recorded StructureScan® HD logs to create stunning underwater images of lakes, rivers or seafloor. StructureMap can be viewed as an overlay, and toggled on and off to provide the ultimate in situational awareness in relation to both chart and bottom detail.
  • Super-accurate, internal 5Hz GPS antenna - 5Hz position update rate provides more accurate trails and smoother chart performance for the maximum in reliable position accuracy. Supports WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS corrections. For even greater performance and functionality, add an external Lowrance Point-1 10Hz GPS antenna with built in compass.
  • TrackBack™ to review and save key hotspots - Scroll-back thru Broadband Sounder™ or StructureScan® HD sonar imaging history to review structure or fish targets and pinpoint the location with a waypoint.
  • GoFree™ Wireless ready – View and control select fishfinder and chartplotter displays wirelessly using supported tablets and smartphones and the free GoFree app. Requires the revolutionary WIFI-1 module.
  • GoFree® Cloud-Enabled: When partnered with a GoFree® WIFI-1 module, your Gen2 Touch can now shop, purchase, download and immediately use Insight maps, and other 3rd third-party maps from GoFree partners, directly from the home screen. In addition, GoFree also enables Insight Genesis users the ability to upload sonar logs, and download up-to-date, personalized contour maps and contribute to the community based Social Map directly from your device.
  • Extensive mapping options – HDS Gen2 Touch includes built-in charts or bundled map options, and is compatible with the most expansive selection of cartography on the market. Options include Insight™ HD, Insight™ PRO, Insight Genesis™, Navionics®, C-Map Max-N, TOPO, and more. All charting options can be used with Insight Planner™ PC planning software. Visit the Insight Store for more details.
  • Multi-view and chart sharing – View Navionics® cartography simultaneously with the charts of your choice, in 2D or 3D perspective view, with independent control, range and overlay capabilities. Plus, get the maximum from your chart card purchases; buy one map card and view it on all networked HDS Gen2 or Gen2 Touch chartplotter displays.
  • Depth contour shading and shallow water highlight - Use these new features with Navionics Charts to quickly identify fishing areas of interest or to highlight shallow water areas requiring extra caution.
  • New, Insight Genesis™ personalized maps – Make your own maps using recorded sonar logs, upload data to Insight Genesis™ account, view secure custom chart detail online, adjust contour lines, add optional vegetation or bottom-hardness overlays, download to an SD card and use on the water.
  • Optional video-camera input (video camera input cable sold separately).
  • Brilliant, enhanced SolarMAX™ PLUS display for superior sunlight and wider-angle viewing.
  • Affordable NMEA 2000® and high-speed dual Ethernet ports.
  • Two full-sized SD card slots.
  • Lowrance Advantage Service support.


Display Widescreen, 16:9; WXGA TFT LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
Power Output: RMS (PTP) Max 500W RMS
Operating Frequency (50/200 or 83/ 200 kHz) + 455/800 kHz
Languages 36
Media Port 2 SD (full size)
Warranty Two Year
Display Widescreen, 16:9; WXGA TFT LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
Power Output: RMS (PTP) Max 500W RMS
Operating Frequency (50/200 or 83/ 200 kHz) + 455/800 kHz
Languages 36
Media Port 2 SD (full size)
Warranty Two Year
Display Resolution 1280 x 800
Display Type WXGA TFT LCD
GPS and Sonar Overlay Data Yes
Split Screen Presentation Max of 4
Display Size 12.1"/ 307 mm
Brightness 1250 nits
Depth Alarm Yes
EchoSounder Frequencies (50/200 or 83/ 200 kHz) + 455/800 kHz*
EchoSounder Max Sonar Depth [m] 1524
Shallow Alarm Yes
Standard Fishfinding Features: COLORLINE™ or GRAYLINE®, ASP™, FishSymbol I.D.™, FishTrack™, and more Yes
Transducer Type (50/200 or 83/ 200 kHz) + 455/800 kHz*
Operating Temperature -15° C to + 55° C (+ 5° F to + 131° F)
Casing 8.83” H x 12.91” W x 3.75” D (224 x 328 x 95 mm)
Product Width 12.91”
Product Depth 3.75”
Product Height 8.83”
Power Consumption 26 W (2.0 A @ 13 V DC)
Power Supply (Supply Voltage) 12 V DC (10.8 - 17.0 V DC min - max)
NMEA Input Micro-C (1)
GPS Navigation
Navigation: Routes 200
Navigation: Waypoint Storage 5000
GPS Antenna Type Internal, high-sensitivity GPS+WAAS (Americas) or GPS+EGNOS+MSAS (non-Americas)
GPS Alarms Yes
Background Mapping Built-in Insight USA™ (Americas) or Worldwide background map (non-Americas)
Languages 36 total, available on 5 Language Packs
USD MSRP: $1,749.00

HDS-12 Gen 2 Touch is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 88.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great! Bought this product with aid of some Christmas gift cards at Bass Pro. Install was pretty easy. Product works very well. Love the onboard mapping and the ability to customize the splitscreen for whether I am drop shotting for bass or trolling for striper. 12" screen is HUGE compared to what I was used to before. This was pretty pricey so that is why I am not rating this as 5 Star excellent buy but overall, incredibly solid and definitely a product I can grow into from a networking standpoint.
Date published: 2014-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've had this unit for over a year now and keep finding new features that I never knew existed. The only thing I would like is if a detailed product manual with every feature on this device and how each feature differs (along with pictures). The detail available on the screen along with the customization of each screen is awesome. The color and clarity on this 12 in. screen makes everything just jump out at you. Thanks for such an awesome product.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I do like the HDS-12 Gen 2 I have used the HDS-12 Gen-2 for about a month now. I like it but had hoped to get better resolution. Even with the sonar "overlay" (broadband over structure scan), I can not really see "shapes". I also feel that the manual should be more detailed. i.e. step-by-step instructions, and a thorough troubleshooting section. Lastly, the ethernet cable choices do not allow for adding a short length. If 6', 15', etc., are not the right length, there is no option for adding a short length of cable since a union is not available.
Date published: 2014-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best in technology I have always been lowrance rigged and appreciated the cutting edge technology. I recently purchased a new boat prerigged with another brand and it failed in comparison to lowrance. I quickly updated it with 2 hds12 units and structure scan. Looking forward to linking to motor guide. Thanks Lowrance for a great product.
Date published: 2014-07-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from needs work Got it in march sent it back wouldnt power up. They sent me another it work great for three trips .to many problems with keeping it set up.spend more time trying to keep it working properly. It needs some help .P.S if your going sale something that cost 3500.00 you shouldnt charger the customer return shipping.I have some friends that have this unit and there not happy with it .
Date published: 2014-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome I bought the touch 12 about a year ago, with the LSS-2 and Sonic Hub. No problems, easy to use, and love the integration of everything into 1 unit. I also have my Mercury interfaced to the unit for an even better view of whats going on with my boat.
Date published: 2014-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HDS 12 is just above all my expectations The ease of use of the Touch 12 exceeds all my expectations; with one touch your deep into the menu and the unit responds immediately. I love the ability to modify the screens and set them up so my eyes see what I need to see.
Date published: 2014-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good and easy to use product I purchased a Lowrance 4 G Radar and 12 inch touch GPS and very satisfied with the combination. I was surprised how clear the radar works with the GPS. I would recommend both the 4 G radar and 12 inch touch FPS
Date published: 2014-06-18
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