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Lowrance HDS-12 LIVE ACTIVE IMAGING FishFinder / ChartPlotter with 3-in-1 Transducer SUMMER SALE Bundle Offer



Lowrance HDS-12 LIVE Active Imaging FishFinder / ChartPlotter

with 3-in-1 Transducer Bundle


  • Active Imaging™ 2-in1 / 3-in-1 (CHIRP/Side/Down) Transducer Included
  • Active Target Ready
  • "SMARTSTEER" Auto Pilot Computer Control for Lowrance  and MotorGuide Trolling Motors

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Lowrance HDS-12 LIVE Active Imaging FishFinder / ChartPlotter

with 3-in-1 Transducer Bundle



FEATURES "SMARTSTEER" Auto Pilot Computer Control for Lowrance Ghost, MotorGuide Tour Pro, Xi5 and Xi3 GPS Electric Steer Trolling Motors



Rig your boat with an HDS LIVE 12 and get access to the top fishfinding innOvations with support for Active Imaging™, LiveSight™ real-time sonar, StructureScan® 3D with Active Imaging and Genesis Live onscreen mapping, plus the capability to view data in a six-panel splitscreen.

You've Never Fished Like This Before

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.

Prepare yourself for a new level of fishfinding performance with HDS LIVE, which includes built-in Lowrance® CHIRP sonar, support for Active Imaging™, StructureScan® 3D with Active Imaging and revolutionary LiveSight™ Real-Time Sonar. Equipped with the best set of navigation tools ever built into a fishfinder/chartplotter display, HDS LIVE features preloaded C-MAP® ROW background map, automatic routing support and new Genesis Live onscreen mapping offering precision real-time mapping, down to ½-foot contours.

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

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. 


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.

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.

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.

Key Features of Unit

Lowrance HDS12 Live Combo delivers Active Imaging to your fingertips, providing the best crystal clear Sonar and presenting it on a beautiful SolarMAX IPS display.

HDS-12 Live also boasts the lightning fast Quad Core processor, with twice the RAM of HDS Carbon! Thanks to the Quad Core processor in the HDS 12 Live, you'll be able to see StructureScan 3D, 3D charting, Radar and structure overlay all at the same time on the one screen. No delays, no waiting, just everything you want to see, how you want to see it. See why StructureScan makes a difference in all types of fishing. 

12" SolarMAX HD IPS Multi-touch display - the best Resolution and viewing experience. 1280 x 800 Pixels, 1200 nits brightness

Active Imaging 3-1 (CHIRP/SideScan/Downscan) giving even better clarity than StructureScan HD and allowing multiple angle views to be shown all at once (455 & 800 kHz Frequency)

Active Imaging 3-in 1 Transducer Included in Bundle

FishReveal brings extra distinction of Fish targets, highlighting them on the screen to visually separate from structure

Powerful Quad-Core processor

Active Imaging 3D enhancement (when paired with optional Transducer)brings even more detail and structure definition with reduced Noise level and better ability to isolate specific depths

Livesight Down / Forward - Lets you understand how the Fish are moving in relation to structure, giving live views of Fish and they move in and around cover (Available Early 2019)

6-Panel Split means you can fully take advantage of your large screen real estate and see an incredible amount of information at once

C-MAP Genesis Live compatible - Letting you custom map your favourite spots or even entire lakes as you choose

  • Preloaded C-MAP® & Navionics World Background Maps
  • Premium Chart Options including:
    • Lowrance RSA Inland Waterways, Navionics+ Small & Large Charts (Featuring "SonarChartLive" On Board Contour Chart Generation, Navigation and Close Contour Detail Fishing Charts
    • FREE "BASSCOZA" Hi Resolution Satellite Maps of Selected Inland Venues at Low Draw Down Levels
    • Genesis Live On - Board Recording & Contour Chart Chart Creation
    • StructureMap On Board Recording & Chart Overlay Generation (Requires "2-in-1" or "3-in-1" Active Imaging Transducer

LiveCast lets you connect your smartphone directly to your unit to display weather/satellite imagery or even entertainment on your HDS Live while you are on the water

4 programmable quick access keys allow you to set commonly used features to always be at hand, such as setting a Waypoint, standby, open a favourite page and countless more. They can even be programmed to have a second different function on long press, essentially giving you 8 programmable keys

Improved user interface with dedicated home screen icons

Optional wireless remote is easy to connect and improves usability, letting you add Waypoints remotely and activate up to 5 favourite features without needing to touch the screen

NMEA2000 connectivity for full network functions and data sharing

FEATURES "SMARTSTEER" Auto Pilot Computer Control for Lowrance Ghost, MotorGuide Tour Pro, Xi5 and Xi3 GPS Electric Steer Trolling Motors  allowing easy use of Anchor lock, Heading lock, follow routes and Go to cursor functions

Fully compatible with all advanced features of Halo24 and 4G radars such as Dual Range, Velocity track, Target Separation and Beam sharpening. Compatible with Simrad Open arrays of 3/4/6ft sizes

SonicHub connectivity lets you enjoy your music through the system on the water

Supplied with Mounting Bracket, Power cable, Sun Cover

FishReveal™ Smart Target View

Dual-Channel 1 kW CHIRP Sonar – dual sonar-range coverage from the same transducer (50 / 83 / 200 Fixed Frequency & Low / Medium or High CHIRP - Transducer Dependent)

Live Network Sonar

SiriusXM® Marine Weather and Audio compatible

Wireless and Bluetooth® connectivity

Heat Map Chart Overlay

Enhanced Surface Clarity

Touchscreen control of MotorGuide® Xi5 Trolling Motor , Lowrance Outboard Pilot and Power Pole® anchors
Radar and SonicHub®2 audio server connectivity

NMEA 2000® engine, Sensor and Point-1 Antenna Connectable

*HDS LIVE 16/12 only

Lowrance Active Imaging 3-in-1 Transducer Included

Perfect for pinpointing fish-holding areas like rockpiles, standing timber, weedbeds, ditches and drop-offs, Active Imaging™ 3-in-1 sonar delivers superior clarity and the highest resolution images of fish and structure at a longer range than any other structure imaging technology.

Key Features

  • More refined detail and better range than any other imaging technology
  • Active Imaging 3-in-1 transducer with Lowrance CHIRP, SideScan and DownScan
  • Easier target identification with FishReveal™ Smart Target View
  • Active Imaging 3D transducer with Side and Down available
  • Supports Medium and High CHIRP (83/200kHz) + 455/800kHz frequencies
  • Compatible with Lowrance Elite Ti2, HDS Carbon, HDS LIVE, Simrad NSS evo3 and GO series displays

See structure and cover with a new level of refined detail and at a range unmatched by any other structure imaging technology with Active Imaging™ 3-in-1 sonar featuring CHIRP, SideScan and DownScan with FishReveal™. The high-level clarity, target separation and detail of Active Imaging will help you find more fish by making it easier to quickly identify fish-holding structure like rockpiles, standing timber, weedbeds, ditches and drop-offs – all at a greater distance from your boat. Get the best of CHIRP sonar and DownScan 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.


MPN 000-14489-001
UPC 9420024172773
Brand Lowrance
Country of Manufacture Mexico
Physical Dimensions 67mmW x 79mmH x 280mmL
Transducer Cable Length 7m
Frequency (KHz) & Beam Angle (°) 200KHz, 455/800KHz, 83KHz, High CHIRP / Medium CHIRP
Mounting Options Transom
Plug 9 Pin Navico
Chirp Sonar Yes
Down Imaging Built-in
Useable Depth Down Imgaging 65m+
Sonar Useable Depth (T/D & Frequency Dependant) 70m+
Side Imaging Built-in
Water Temperature Yes

Detailed Specifications of HDS-12 Live:

Screen Brightness: >1200 Nits
Update rate: 10 Hz
Shock Vibration: 100,000 cycles of 20 G
Supply Voltage: 12 v DC (10.8-17VDC)
Compass Safe: 12" (300mm)
Display Resolution: 1280 x 800
GPS Receiver Channels: 16
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: Lowrance SA 3 Year Warranty
Power Consumption typical: 2.3A @ 13VDC with Full Backlight, Sonar on
Power Consumption min: 2.3A @ 13VDC with Full Backlight, Sonar on
Position Accuracy: 20m RMS
Power Consumption max: 3.6A @ 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
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: 5A
Weight: 6.5lb (2.95kg)
Humidity: 60°C, 95% relative humidity (RH) for 18 hours
Internal Storage: 8.0 GB Internal
Viewing Angles: 80° top/bottom, 80° left/right
Dimensions H x W x D: 9.00in (228.5mm) x 13.682in (347.5mm) x 3.26in (82.9mm)
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
Catography included:C-MAP World Background & Navionics basemap (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
Correction: DGPS, WAAS
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 WiFi: Internal 802.11b/g/n and Compatible with WiFi-1 Module
Waterproofrating: IPX7 with card door closed
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 Pilot MotorGuide Xi5/Xi3 Trolling Motor *
*requires Motorguide PinPoint Gateway
Video: Output: No Input: HDMI Composite video RCA - single channel via optional adaptor
Backlight Color: Pure White LED
Receive only 65240 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: 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.