By BassFan Staff
Garmin continues to bolster its award-winning Panoptix LiveScope sonar with the addition of a new feature called Perspective Mode that gives anglers unprecedented overhead visibility, which will be a valuable tool in shallow water.

With the new Perspective Mode transducer mount, the LiveScope LVS32 transducer can be adjusted to fit an angler’s fishing techniques and preferences. The best part? No tools are required, and the chartplotter will automatically detect what mode is being used.

The transducer can be turned sideways to enable the top-down perspective mode to see a wider view of what’s in front of the boat – up to 50 feet away. Aiming the transducer forward allows users to see around the boat while pointing it down offers a view directly below the boat. All three modes provide sharp, real-time scanning sonar images of structure and fish moving toward or away from the boat and below the surface with remarkable target separation and clarity. 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 steady sonar image.

“Gone are the days of casting blindly under docks and along shorelines for schools or beds of fish thanks to the new LiveScope Perspective Mode,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “LiveScope combines two game-changing innovations – scanning sonar and live sonar – to deliver the best of both technologies. Anglers can now see and easily interpret incredibly detailed, real-time images of what’s around and below their boat from three unique vantage points, all with one easy-to-use mount.”

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Shallow water anglers will be among the main beneficiaries of the new Perspective Mode available for the Pantopix LiveScope system.

Coupled with a Panoptix LiveScope system, the Perspective Mode mount accessory is required for anglers who want to take advantage of the Perspective Mode technology. The LiveScope system includes a compact GLS 10 sonar black box with an LVS32 transducer, and a simple plug-and-play Garmin Marine Network connector for easy installation and integration with a compatible Garmin chartplotter.

Panoptix LiveScope was first introduced to the market in 2018 and it received the 2018 ICAST Best of Show and Best Electronics awards. Honored as the 2018 Technology of the Year by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), LiveScope was also named a 2019 Top Product by Boating Industry.

The new LiveScope Perspective Mode mount is expected to be available in March 2020 and will retail for $99.99. LiveScope is compatible with GPSMAP 8400/8600 series MFDs, GPSMAP 7400/7600 series, GPSMAP 7x2/9x2/12x2 Touch/7x2 Plus/9x2 Plus/12x2 Plus series, ECHOMAP Plus 70cv/70sv/90sv series, ECHOMAP UHD 70cv/70sv/90sv series and the ECHOMAP Ultra series.

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