Lowrance HDS Live 9

HDS 9 Display Unit
  • 9″ SolarMAX 1280 x 720 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

Transducer Options


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 9.

Active Target icon in HDS Live

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 Target Live Sonar System

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 9. 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 Sonar DownScan SideScan

StructureScan 3D

HDS 9 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.

Key Features


The Lowrance HDS Live 9 gives you the power to see fish and structures 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 on HDS 9 high definition screen. With a faster processor than other Lowrance models, you can quickly zoom in and zoom out the sonar without any lag.

DownScan Imaging with Fish Reveal feature

Preloaded C-MAP Contour+ Charts & Genesis Live

HDS 9 supports 2 micro-SD card readers. C-Maps are pre-loaded into HDS Live 9 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.

lowrance genesis live custom mapping

SolarMAX™ HD IPS Touchscreen

The HDS Live 9 features an HD IPS touchscreen at 1280 x 720 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 9 comes with dual Ethernet Ports. This gives you the capability of connecting the additional unit with HDS like 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 Units Networked

HDS Live 9 also supports 2 transducers ports. This feature helps to display two sonar views simultaneously on a single HDS unit.

HDS 9 also features NMEA2000 and NMEA0183 ports for engine integration or AIS. You can create a complete fishing system and control your boat with HDS 9 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 9.

HDS Live Networking System

Wifi Connectivity

The wireless connectivity feature in HDS Live 9 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 fishfinder easily through your smartphone.

You can also upgrade your HDS 9 to the latest software through Wifi with a 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 9 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 9 has a built-in GPS antenna with a 10Hz position update rate with high location accuracy.

What SD card to use in Lowrance HDS Live 9?

You can add a 32GB SD card to HDS Live 9.

Is the Lowrance HDS Live 9 waterproof?


What is the warranty on the Lowrance HDS Live 9?

The Lowrance HDS Live 9 comes with a two-year limited warranty.

What’s in the Box

  • HDS Live 9” display unit
  • Suncover
  • Mounting Bracket
  • Bezel and SD-Card Door

Technical Specifications

Screen Brightness>1200 Nits
Update rate10 Hz
Shock Vibration100,000 cycles of 20 G
Supply Voltage12 v DC (10.8-17VDC)
Compass Safe12″ (300mm)
GPS Receiver Channels16
Dimensions W x H x D11.02in (280.0mm) x 6.56in (166.7mm) x 3.05in (77.7mm)
Display Resolution1280 x 720
NMEA 2000 Connectivity1x Micro-C
SD Card Storage2 micro SD cards up to 32GB
Ethernet Ports2 x 100 Mbit, 6 max MFD’s on a network
Warranty Period2 Year + 3 additional years of upgrade options totaling 5 years
Position Accuracy20m RMS
Power Consumption typical3.00 @ 13VDC with Full Backlight, Sonar on
Power Consumption min3.00 @ 13VDC with Full Backlight, Sonar on
Waypoints, Routes, Tracks3000 Waypoints 100 Routes 100 Trails with up to 10,000 points per trail
Time to First Fix30s
Power Consumption max4.9A @ 13VDC with Full Backlight, Sonar on
Storage Temperature Range4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C )
Radar compatibility4G (Broadband) 3G (Broadband) Halo24 (Pulse Compression Dome Radar) Halo 3’/4’/6′ (Open Array Pulse Compression Radar)
Operating Temperature Range5°F to 131°F (-15°C to 55°C )
Recommended Fuse Rating6.5A
Humidity60°C, 95% relative humidity (RH) for 18 hours
Weight4.14lb (2.00kg)
Internal Storage8.0 GB Internal
Viewing Angles80° top/bottom, 80° left/right
AISAIS Chart and Radar overlay. Target vessel details.
Charts supportedC-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 includedC-MAP US Enhanced Basemap (AMER models) C-MAP World Background (ROW models) Navionics basemap (AMER and ROW models)
Steering ModesCourse Heading Waypoint Power Steer
Manouevres Turn PatternsCourse Heading Waypoint Power Steer U-Turn C-Turn Spiral Zigzag Square Lazy-S
Digital SwitchingCzone, Naviop
CorrectionDGPS, WAAS
Approvals ComplianceFCC, Industry Canada, Radio Equipment Directive, ACMA, RSM
Mounting TypeGimbal Bracket Front Dash Flush Mount Rear Dash Flush Mount
BluetoothIntegrated Bluetooth 4.0 with support for Bluetooth Classic
Sonar CompatibilityIntegrated: CHIRP Broadband Active Imaging DownScan Active Imaging SideScan Compatible with: SonarHub StructureScan StructureScan3D
Connectivity Wi FiInternal 802.11b/g/n and Compatible with WiFi-1 Module
WaterproofratingIPX7 with card door closed
PC ConnectivityNone
AutopilotOutboard Pilot MotorGuide Xi5/Xi3 Trolling Motor * *requires Motorguide PinPoint Gateway
VideoOutput: No Input: Composite video RCA – single channel via optional adaptor
Backlight ColorPure White LED
WeatherSiriusXM via WM-3 (USA only)
MultimediaSonicHub SonicHub2 FusionLink products any NMEA 2000 compliant Marine Audio products
InterfaceTouchscreen: 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 supportedTX / 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.


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Lowrance HDS Live 9
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 4 reviews
 by Roy

The Lowrance HDS Live is a great fish finder that offers a lot of features for the price. It's perfect for anglers who want to be able to use all of their features while fishing, without having to constantly switch between screens. The quad core processor ensures quick response times and fast chart redraws, while the SolarMAX HD touchscreen provides a bright display even in bright sunlight. The networking capabilities also make it easy to transfer charts, waypoints and other user information between systems.

 by Timothy

If you're looking for a top-of-the-line fish finder, look no further than the Lowrance HDS Live. This unit combines the best of Lowrance technology, with High Chirp sonar and ActiveTarget transducer for a real-time view of both your lure and the fish. The image quality is clear and crisp, making it easy to see fish and structure under your boat.

 by Ronald

I am extremely happy with my Lowrance HDS Live system. The image quality is fantastic and the ability to see both the lure and the fish in real time is a huge advantage. I have landed many more fish since I purchased this system and would highly recommend it to anyone.

 by Ron

I've been using the Lowrance HDS Live for a while now and I have to say, I'm really impressed with it. The image quality is incredible, and it's so easy to see what's going on under the water. This has definitely helped me catch more fish!