- 7″ SolarMAX 1024 x 600 HD touchscreen
- ActiveTarget live sonar compatible
- Active Imaging 3-in-1 transducer with CHIRP, SideScan, and DownScan Imaging
- StructureScan 3D
- Fast dual-core processor for smoother operation and quicker chart redraws
- Wide range of mapping options including C-MAP, Navionics, and more
- Networking capabilities
The new Lowrance ActiveTarget transducer has replaced LiveSight transducer and provides more crisp images of fish and structure under the boat. Active Target is sold separately from HDS Live 7.
Lowrance ActiveTarget is the live sonar system that gives you a real-time view of both your lure and the fish. This allows you to see how the fish are reacting to your lure, which will greatly increase your catch rate. You can optimize your retrieve, action, lure choice and where to cast or drop based on what you see on the screen. Active Target is perfect for professional anglers that will help to land more fish.
Active Imaging 3 in 1 transducer
Active Imaging is available as a 3-in-1 transducer with CHIRP, SideScan, and DownScan Imaging in Lowrance HDS Live 7. This transducer is perfect for quickly identifying fish-holding structures like rock piles, standing timber, weed beds, ditches, and drop-offs. With the high-level clarity, target separation, and detail of Active Imaging, you’ll be able to find more fish and also identify different species like Bass, Catfish, Crappie, etc under your boat.
HDS Live 7 multifunction display allows viewing the CHIRP sonar with StructureScan 3D or StructureScan HD simultaneously.
StructureScan® 3D imaging produces a high-resolution 3D view of underwater terrain and fish-holding structure to easily locate fish in relation to your boat. It’s powered by a multi-beam sonar technology that also enhances the performance of DownScan and SideScan imaging. The wide sonar coverage can scan up to 600 feet to each side of your boat.
StructureScan 3D module is sold separately.
The Lowrance HDS Live 7 gives you the power to see fish and structure beneath your boat like never before. This product combines the proven performance of Lowrance CHIRP sonar with high-resolution images from DownScan Imaging, making it easier to identify fish targets with FishReveal.
FishReveal makes fish appear more clearly as an arch by brightening and displaying them with greater clarity. The fish arches are more brightly visible in HDS Live 7 high definition screen. With a faster processor than other Lowrance models, you can quickly zoom in and zoom out the sonar without any lag.
Preloaded C-MAP Contour+ Charts & Genesis Live
HDS Live 7 supports 2 micro-SD card readers. C-Maps are pre-loaded into HDS Live 7 and you can also add Navionics maps to the second SD Card.
With C-MAP Contour+ & Genesis Live, you will have more success on the water with high resolution, bathymetric 1-foot contours on 15,000+ U.S. Lakes and 9,400+ lakes in Canada. You can overlay Genesis Live on current charts to create your own contour maps or create custom 1/2-foot contour maps of your local uncharted lake in real-time.
SolarMAX™ HD IPS Touchscreen
The HDS Live 7 features a HD IPS touchscreen at 1024 x 600 pixels. The HD screen provides better viewing angles and an all-around better viewing experience for everything from fish finding to live entertainment. It also helps make the screen more visible in direct sunlight when wearing polarized sunglasses.
HDS Live 7 comes with a single Ethernet Port which gives you the capability of connecting the additional unit like another HDS or Elite FS. With this device, you can share information among multiple compatible units, making it easy to get a complete picture of what’s going on below the surface. This is great for professional anglers who need multiple displays to locate fish in deep water.
HDS Live 7 also features NMEA2000 and NMEA0183 ports for engine integration or AIS. You can create a complete fishing system and control your boat with HDS 7 touchscreen. Its simple networking capabilities make it easy to control trolling motor, outboard pilot, Power-Pole, on-board sound system, and all the compatible NMEA2000 and NMEA0183 vessel electronics just from the interface of HDS 7.
The wireless connectivity feature in HDS Live 7 allows you to mirror your display to compatible iOS and Android devices and access charts, radar, sonar, engine data, and more from the smartphone. You can remotely control your fish finder easily through your smartphone.
You can also upgrade your HDS 7 to latest software through Wifi with fast internet connection. With the easy online software and map upgrades through any internet hotspot, you’ll always have access to the latest features and support for accessories.
Dual Core Processor
The HDS Live 7 has a Dual Core Processor that will allow you to complete any task with speed and ease. The ultra-responsive interface makes it easy to get things done. Its quick to redraw charts and more processing power means the DownScan and SideScan images have more clarity on the screen. You can quickly identify various fish holding structures, zoom in and zoom out of the screen and add waypoints without any lag. This is an added advantage over normal fish finders that don’t have similar processing power in them.
Is the GPS antenna built-in?
Yes, HDS Live 7 has a built-in GPS antenna with 10Hz position update rate with high location accuracy.
What SD card to use in Lowrance HDS Live 7?
You can add 32GB SD card to HDS Live 7.
Is the Lowrance HDS Live 7 waterproof?
What is the warranty on the Lowrance HDS Live 7?
The Lowrance HDS Live 7 comes with a two-year limited warranty.
What’s in the Box
- HDS Live 7” display unit
- Mounting Bracket
- Bezel and SD-Card Door
|Screen Brightness||>1200 Nits|
|Update rate||10 Hz|
|GPS||10 Hz GPS/GLONASS WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS|
|Shock Vibration||100,000 cycles of 20 G|
|Supply Voltage||12 v DC (10.8-17VDC)|
|Compass Safe||12″ (300mm)|
|GPS Receiver Channels||16|
|Dimensions W x H x D||9.21in (234.01mm) x 5.73in (145.6mm) x 3.06in (77.7mm)|
|Display Resolution||1024 x 600|
|NMEA 2000 Connectivity||1x Micro-C|
|SD Card Storage||2 micro SD cards up to 32GB|
|Ethernet Ports||1 x 100 Mbit, 6 max MFD’s on a network|
|Warranty Period||2 Year + 3 additional years of upgrade options totaling 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 Waypoints 100 Routes 100 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|
|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 Genesis C-MAP Precision Contour HD (AMER ONLY) Navionics (Gold, NAV+ Platinum+) Insight (Pro and HD) Lowrance Regional Mapping Partners|
|Cartography included||C-MAP US Enhanced Basemap (AMER models) C-MAP World Background (ROW models) Navionics basemap (AMER and ROW models)|
|Steering Modes||Course Heading Waypoint Power Steer|
|Manouevres Turn Patterns||Course Heading Waypoint Power Steer U-Turn C-Turn Spiral Zigzag Square Lazy-S|
|Digital Switching||Czone, Naviop|
|Approvals Compliance||FCC, Industry Canada, Radio Equipment Directive, ACMA, RSM|
|Mounting Type||Gimbal Bracket Front Dash Flush Mount Rear Dash Flush Mount|
|Bluetooth||Integrated Bluetooth 4.0 with support for Bluetooth Classic|
|Sonar Compatibility||Integrated: CHIRP Broadband Active Imaging DownScan Active Imaging SideScan Compatible with: SonarHub StructureScan StructureScan3D|
|Connectivity Wi Fi||Internal 802.11b/g/n and Compatible with WiFi-1 Module|
|Waterproofrating||IPX7 with card door closed|
|Autopilot||Outboard Pilot MotorGuide Xi5/Xi3 Trolling Motor * *requires Motorguide PinPoint Gateway|
|Video||Output: No Input: Composite video RCA – single channel via optional adaptor|
|Backlight Color||Pure White LED|
|Weather||SiriusXM via WM-3 (USA only)|
|Multimedia||SonicHub SonicHub2 FusionLink products any NMEA 2000 compliant Marine Audio products|
|Interface||Touchscreen: Full Multi-touch touchscreen Keypad: 8-way directional keypad Zoom +/- Exit Enter Menu Waypoint Power/Light 4 – 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.|
Submit your review
The Lowrance HDS Live is an amazing piece of technology. It allows you to see fish and structure like never before. The ActiveTarget transducer provides crisp images of fish and structure under the boat, which is perfect for professional anglers. The live sonar compatibility with the Lowrance ActiveTarget transducer is a huge plus. The 3-in-1 transducer with CHIRP, SideScan and DownScan Imaging is also a great feature. Overall, I highly recommend the Lowrance HDS Live for anyone looking for an amazing fishing experience.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants a fast, powerful fish finder that can keep up with the latest technology.
The LiveCast Smartphone Integration is also a great feature- it's really helpful to be able to view Google Maps and videos on the fish finder display while I'm fishing.
The ActiveTarget transducer provides clear images of fish and structure under the boat, which has helped me to catch more fish. The StructureScan 3D imaging is also very impressive and has helped me to locate fish in relation to my boat like never before. Overall, I would highly recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a great fish finder!