Details are so clearly defined on this real-time scanning sonar that you can identify species of fish

Garmin Panoptix Livescope

RRP: £1,769.99.

With live, real-time scanning sonar, the Panoptix LiveScope gives users the ability to see all around their boat in three dimensions – forwards, sideways and backwards – allowing anglers to see highly detailed and easy-to-interpret images of structure, bait and fish in real time.

Even when the boat is stationary, the active scanning capabilities allow you to see clear and precise movements of fish to help distinguish the difference between the species.

Image of fish on the Panoptix Livescope

The Panopix Livescope from Garmin allows anglers to see highly detailed and easy-to-interpret images of structure, bait and fish in real time.


Similar to other Garmin Panoptix transducers, LiveScope features three modes in one – LiveScope Down, LiveScope Forward and the recently launched LiveScope Perspective – which can all be installed on a trolling motor or the transom (recommended only for LiveScope Forward).

Depending on your fishing preferences and techniques, LiveScope can be adjusted easily to change views. Simply point the transducer down to see directly below the boat or forward to see around the boat. Now featuring the recently announced Perspective Mode and transducer positioning accessory, anglers can use this for unprecedented overhead visibility that’s perfect for shallow water.

Scanning for fish from a boat

The Panoptix LiveScope gives users the ability to see all around their boat in three dimensions

With the Perspective Mode mount, the LiveScope LVS32 transducer can be adjusted to fit an angler’s fishing techniques and preferences (no tools required) and the chartplotter will detect what mode is being used.

All three modes provide sharp, real-time scanning sonar images of fish swimming and moving towards or away from the boat, scanning sonar images up to 200 feet down or away with remarkable target separation and clarity, even when the boat is stationary.

LiveScope is also equipped with an attitude heading reference system (AHRS) that constantly adjusts sonar beams to compensate for boat motion, so even in rough conditions, anglers will still see a clear and steady sonar image.

Panoptix Livescope LVS12 single-array transducer offers both 30-degree forward and 30-degree down real-time scanning sonar views. It is an economical solution for near-shore or inland anglers without the need for a black box. Like other Garmin Panoptix transducers, the LVS12 features two modes in one transducer –Down and Forward – and can be installed on a trolling motor or the transom. It includes a trolling motor barrel and shaft-mounting kit, as well as a transom-mounting kit. The LVS12 is available now with a suggested retail price of £519.99.

Anglers in the USA who have used Livescope suggest playing with the position of the transducer and keep adjusting it until you get the perfect picture. You’ll see your bait hit the water straight under you. You can adjust your distance and depth range manually. Some like to adjust distance, depth and forward range manually instead of putting it on auto, so it takes up the entire screen rather than waiting for it to adjust.


The Panoptix LiveScope scanning sonar system includes a compact GLS 10 sonar black box with an LVS32 transducer and a simple plug-and-play Garmin Marine Network connector. This allows for easy installation and integration with a compatible Garmin chartplotter, with the view automatically changing on your compatible Garmin chartplotter.

By connecting a compatible chartplotter with the Panoptix LiveScope, anglers can take advantage of the Garmin eco-system – giving users the ability to check functionality and controls of different Garmin marine products from one device.

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