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A new level of fishfinding performance

With HDS LIVE, we took the most popular fishfinder series on the professional fishing circuit and made it even better for all anglers with a sleek, new design, faster processor, best-ever built-in suite of HDS navigation tools and support for a wide array of new fishfinding technology, unmatched by any other fishfinder.

Active Imaging

Perfect for pinpointing fish-holding areas like rockpiles, standing timber, weedbeds, ditches and drop-offs, Active Imaging™ sonar delivers superior clarity and the highest resolution images of fish and structure at a longer range than any other structure-imaging technology.

Fish in Real-Time with LiveSight Sonar (Coming Early 2019)

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. 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.

StructureScan 3D with Active Imaging (Coming Early 2019)

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 your boat with StructureScan 3D with Active Imaging. You will see more refined detail than ever with new Active Imaging enhancements, including improved resolution, a cleaner 3D view, plus a new, Custom Depth Shading feature.

FishReveal™

Makes fish easier to see on DownScan Imaging™ by combining CHIRP sonar fish targets with superior, high-resolution views of bottom detail, structure and bait fish. FishReveal removes the need to display CHIRP sonar and DownScan Imaging in a two-panel split-screen.

Live Network Sonar

You can 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.

Dual-Channel CHIRP

Deep water and trolling anglers will never miss a fish when watching two Lowrance CHIRP frequencies at the same time on a dual-channel CHIRP split screen. To get the most out of this feature, run a High CHIRP panel for the best target separation close to the bottom or of the tight schools, a Medium CHIRP panel will cover the widest area – this is ideal for watching bait schools under a transducer in shallow water – or go deeper with a Low CHIRP selection to cover more of the water column.

Mapping in Real-Time

Update the mapping of your favorite fishing spot or map unmapped areas with ½ foot contours – in real time – on the screen of your fishfinder/chartplotter with C-MAP Genesis Live. Genesis Live uses digital depth to create high-definition maps featuring 1/2-foot contours. Target key fishing areas with Genesis Live maps, which makes it easy to find areas where fish like to hide, like drop-offs, points, ditches and more. A truly customizable mapping experience, Genesis Live gives you control over contour transparency, contour density, depth and safety shading color palettes, and more. Create your Genesis Live maps in real-time, saving them as you go to a microSD card.

Preloaded C-MAP Aus/NZ Enhanced Mapping

HDS Live includes preloaded, high-detail coastal mapping including Australian marine park boundaries, tides, offshore bathymetric data and customised depth shading. C-Map is a world leader in marine mapping, providing accurate and up-to-date marine information to help you navigate to more fish.

C-MAP® Easy Routing and Navionics® Dock-to-Dock Autorouting

Plan your routes with ease by utilizing automatic route planning. This menu-activated feature automatically plots a suggested  route based on the chart and vessel parameters including the vessel draft, beam and height. Requires C-MAP MAX-N+ charts, Navionics+ or Navionics Platinum charts.

Quad-Core Processing Power

HDS LIVE 16- and 12-inch models are powered by a blazing, quad-core processor that delivers a new level of performance, making them the fastest and most responsive HDS displays ever.

Smartphone Notifications

Keep your eyes on the fish and never miss an important text or call with smartphone notifications built into HDS LIVE. Turn off phone notifications for uninterrupted fishing, or leave them on to receive popup notifications on the screen of your HDS LIVE display.

LiveCast Smartphone Integration (HDS LIVE 16/12 only)

You no longer have to choose between watching the big game and spending a day on the water with LiveCast™ smartphone integration. Watch video, view Google maps and fishing data on the high-resolution screen of your HDS LIVE display via the HDMI connection on HDS LIVE 16- and 12-inch models. View data from your smartphone and keep your eye on the fish with a LiveCast-sonar split screen.

See from Every Angle with SolarMAX™ HD

You will see fish, structure and chart detail better than ever on the high-resolution, super-bright SolarMAX™ HD displays. Whether searching for fish around structure or navigating to your favorite fishing spot, the images will be bright and clear with easy viewing from any angle, even in direct sunlight, and through polarized sunglasses. Our ultra-responsive multi-touch screen works even when the display is wet. HDS LIVE 16 features a full high-definition screen.

Larger, Programmable Keys (HDS LIVE 16/12 only)

It’s easier than ever to quickly access functions with the larger keys on HDS LIVE 16- and 12-inch models -- no matter the conditions; plus with four programmable keys, you can set up one-touch access to the features you use the most.

Six-way Split Screen View (HDS LIVE 16/12 only)

See more information -- all at the same time -- with the new, six-screen split offered on HDS16 LIVE fishfinder/ chartplotters.

Wireless Connectivity

With integrated wireless connectivity, you are able to download software updates and C-MAP Genesis maps directly to your display, and upload detailed service reports to technical support.

Plug-and Play Compatibility

You can easily build a system around your HDS LIVE with Lowrance performance modules, including 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.

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Key Features

  • Compact 7-inch SolarMAX™ HD display
  • Fast dual-core processor

Key Features

  • Mid-sized 9-inch SolarMAX™ HD display
  • Fast dual-core processor

Key Features

  • Large 12-inch SolarMAX™ HD display
  • Our fastest quad-core processor
  • Programmable keys
  • View smartphone data on HDS LIVE with LiveCast™
  • Six-panel splitscreen capability

Key Features

  • Full, High-Definition 16-inch SolarMAX™ HD display
  • Our fastest quad-core processor
  • Programmable keys
  • View smartphone data on HDS LIVE with LiveCast™
  • Six-panel splitscreen capability

Key Features

  • Features 7-, 9-, 12- and 16-inch models
  • Active Imaging™ 3-in-1 (CHIRP/Side/Down) sonar ready
  • Active Imaging™ 2-in-1 (Side/Down) sonar ready
  • StructureScan® 3D with Active Imaging enhancements – Coming Fall 2018
  • LiveSight real-time sonar compatible – Coming Spring 2019
  • Smartphone notifications
  • Powerful quad-core processor*
  • High-performance dual-core processor
  • Programmable keys*
  • C-MAP Genesis Live onscreen mapping
  • FishReveal™ Smart Target View
  • Six-panel, splitscreen capability*
  • Full high-definition SolarMAX HD screen (HDS LIVE 16 only)
  • High-resolution SolarMAX™ HD multi-touch screen
  • Preloaded Australia/New Zealand basemap
  • C-MAP Easy Routing, Navionics Autorouting capability
  • Dual-Channel CHIRP – dual sonar-range coverage from the same transducer
  • Live Network Sonar
  • SiriusXM® Marine Weather and Audio compatible
  • Wireless and Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Heat Map Chart Overlay
  • Enhanced Surface Clarity
  • Quick Access Control Bar
  • Touchscreen control of MotorGuide® Xi5 Trolling Motor , Outboard Pilot and Power Pole® anchors
  • Radar and SonicHub®2 audio server connectivity
  • NMEA 2000® engine support
  • Optional mapping upgrades include C-MAP, Navionics® and more

*HDS LIVE 16/12 only

What's in the box?

  • Active Imaging 3-in-1 Transducer
  • PC-30-RS422 Power Cable for HDS Series
  • HDS-16 LIVE Bracket
  • HDS-16 LIVE Suncover
  • HDS-16 LIVE Bezel and SD-Card Door

Specifications

Screen Brightness
>1200 Nits
Update rate
10 Hz
GPS
10 Hz GPS/GLONASS WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS
Dimensions W x H x D
10.20in (259.2mm) x 16.95in (430.5mm) x 3.46in (87.8mm)
Shock Vibration
100,000 cycles of 20 G
Supply Voltage
12 v DC (10.8-17VDC)
Compass Safe
12" (300mm)
GPS Receiver Channels
16
Display Resolution
1920 x 1080 Full HD
NMEA 2000 Connectivity
1x Micro-C
SD Card Storage
2 micro SD cards up to 32GB
Ethernet Ports
2 x 100 Mbit, 6 max MFD's on a network
Warranty Period
2 Year + 3 additional years ofupgrade optionsTotaling 5 years
Position Accuracy
20m RMS
Power Consumption typical
3.00 @ 13VDC with Full Backlight, Sonar on
Power Consumption min
3.00 @ 13VDC with Full Backlight, Sonar on
Waypoints, Routes, Tracks
3000 Waypoints100 Routes100 Trails with up to 10,000 points per trail
Time to First Fix
30s
Power Consumption max
4.9A @ 13VDC with Full Backlight, Sonar on
Storage Temperature Range
4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C )
Radar compatibility
4G (Broadband)3G (Broadband)Halo24 (Pulse Compression Dome Radar)Halo 3'/4'/6' (Open Array Pulse Compression Radar)
Operating Temperature Range
5°F to 131°F (-15°C to 55°C )
Recommended Fuse Rating
6.5A
Humidity
60°C, 95% relative humidity (RH) for 18 hours
Weight
7.94lb (3.60kg)
Internal Storage
8.0 GB Internal
Viewing Angles
80° top/bottom, 80° left/right
AIS
AIS Chart and Radar overlay. Target vessel details.
Charts supported
C-MAP (MAX N, MAX N+)C-MAP GenesisC-MAP Precision Contour HD (AMER ONLY)Navionics (Gold, NAV+ Platinum+)Insight (Pro and HD)Lowrance Regional Mapping Partners
Catography included
C-MAP AUS/NZ Enhanced Basemap (AUS/NZ models) C-MAP World Background (ROW models)Navionics basemap (AMER and ROW models)
Steering Modes
CourseHeadingWaypointPower Steer
Manouevres Turn Patterns
CourseHeadingWaypointPower SteerU-TurnC-TurnSpiralZigzagSquareLazy-S
Digital Switching
CzoneNaviop
Correction
DGPS, WAAS
Approvals Compliance
FCC, Industry Canada, Radio Equipment Directive, ACMA, RSM
Mounting Type
Gimbal BracketFront Dash Flush MountRear Dash Flush Mount
Bluetooth
Integrated Bluetooth 4.0 with support for Bluetooth Classic
Sonar Compatibility
Integrated: CHIRPBroadbandActive Imaging DownScanActive Imaging SideScanCompatible with: SonarHubStructureScanStructureScan3D
Item Connectivity WiFi
Internal 802.11b/g/n and Compatible with WiFi-1 Module
Waterproofrating
IPX7 with card door closed
Languages
Language on products will vary depending on where you purchase the unit. However, all units since 2017 come with basic languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Finnish, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish & Chinese. Additional language packs are also available, for these please contact your local distributors, retailers or dealer, where you purchased your unit from. Standard Language Pack: Afrikaans/Afrikaans, Danish/Dansk, German/Deutsch, English (US), English (UK), Spanish/Español, Finnish/Suomi, French/Français, Greek/Ελληνικά, Icelandic/íslenska, Italian/Italiano, Dutch/Nederlands, Norwegian/Norsk, Portugese (Brazil)/Português (BR), Portugese (Portugal)/Português (PT), Swedish/Svenska Asian Language Pack: English (US), English (UK), Japanese/日本語, Korean/한국어, Thai/ภาษาไทย, Chinese - (simplified) China/简体中文, Chinese - (traditional) Taiwan/繁體中文 Eastern European Language Pack: Bulgarian/Български, German/Deutsch, Estonian/Eesti, English (US), English (UK), Spanish/Español, French/Français, Hebrew/ عبری , Croatian/ Hrvatski, Hungarian/ Magyar, Italian/Italiano, Lithuanian/Lietuvos, Latvian/ Latvijas, Polish/Polski, Slovak/ Slovensky, Turkish/Türkçe Russia/Ukraine Language pack: German/Deutsch, English (US), English (UK), Spanish/Español, Italian/Italiano, Russian/Русский, Ukraine/ Українська Middle Eastern Language Pack: Arabic (UAE)/ العربية , German/Deutsch, English (US), English (UK), Farsi/ فارسی , French/Français, Italian/Italiano
PC Connectivity
None
Autopilot
Outboard PilotMotorGuide Xi5/Xi3 Trolling Motor **requires Motorguide PinPoint Gateway
Video
Output:NoInput:HDMIComposite video RCA - singlechannel via optional adaptor
Backlight Color
Pure White LED
N2K PGNs
Receive only65240 ISO Commanded Address, 127245 Rudder, 127251 Rate of Turn, 127257 Attitude, 127488 Engine Parameters, Rapid Update, 127489 Engine Parameters, Dynamic, 127493 Transmission Parameters, Dynamic, 127505 Fluid Level, 127508 Battery Status, 129033 Time and Date, 129038 AIS Class A Position Report, 129039 AIS Class B Position Report, 129040 AIS Class B Extended Position Report, 129794 AIS Class A Static and Voyage Related Data, 129801 AIS Address Safety Related Message, 129802 AIS Safety Related Broadcast Message, 129808 DSC Call Information, 130313 Humidity, 130314 Actual Pressure, 130576 Small Craft Status, 65285 Temperature with Instance, 65325 Reprogramming Status, 65480 Parameter Reply, 130817 Product Information, 130820 Reprogramming Status, 130832 Fuel Used – High Resolution, 130834 Engine and Tank Configuration, 130838 Fluid Level Warning, 130842 AIS and VHF Message Transport, 130843 Sonar Status – Frequency and DSP VoltageTransmit and Receive:59392 ISO Acknowledgement, 59904 ISO Request, 60160 ISO Transport Protocol, Data Transfer, 60416 ISO Transport Protocol, Connection Management, 60928 ISO Address Claim, 126208 NMEA Group Function, 126464 Receive/Transmit PGN’s group function, 126992 System Time, 126996 Product Information, 127237 Heading/Track Control, 127250 Vessel Heading, 127258 Magnetic Variation, 128259 Speed, 128267 Water Depth, 128275 Distance Log, 129025 Position, Rapid Update, 120296 COG and SOG, Rapid Update, 129029 GNSS Position Data, 129283 Cross Track Error, 129284 Navigation Data, 129539 GNSS DOPs, 129540 GNSS Sats In View, 130074 Route and WP Service – WP List - WP Name and Position, 130310 Environmental Parameters, 130311 Environmental Parameters, 130312 Temperature, 130577 Direction Data, 61184 Parameter Command, 65292 Clear Fluid Level Warnings, 65293 LGC-2000 Configuration, 65323 Data User Group Request, 130831 EP-20 Suzuki Engine and EP-50 Storage Device Configuration, 130835 Set Engine and Tank Configuration, 130839 EP-45 Pressure Configuration, 130840 Data User Group Configuration, 130845 Parameter Handle, 130850 Event Command, 130851 Event ReplyTransmit only65287 Temperature Sensor Configuration, 65289 Trim Tab Configuration, 65290 Paddle Wheel Speed Configuration, 130818 Reprogramming Data, 130819 Request Reprogram, 130828 Set Serial Number, 130836 Fluid Level Configuration, 130837 Fuel Flow Turbine Configuration
Weather
SiriusXM via WM-3 (USA only)
Multimedia
SonicHubSonicHub2FusionLink productsany NMEA 2000 compliant Marine Aduio products
Interface
Touchscreen:Full Multi-touch touchscreenKeypad:8-way directional keypadZoom +/-ExitEnterMenuWaypointPower/Light4 - User Programmable Quick Access Keys
NMEA 0183 Sentences supported
TX / RX - GPSReceive GGA GLL GSA GSV VTG ZDATransmit GGA GLL GSA GSV VTG ZDA GLCTX / RX - NavigationReceive RMCTransmit AAM APB BOD BWC BWR RMC RMB XTE XDRTX / RX - SonarReceive DBT DPT MTW VLW VHMTransmit DBT DPT MTW VLW VHMTX / RX - CompassReceive HDG HDT HDMTransmit HDGTX / RX - WindReceive MWV MWDTransmit MWV MWDTX / RX - AIS / DSC*Receive DSC DSE VDM*AIS sentences are not bridged to or from NMEA 2000.