Garmin, the world’s largest and most innovative marine electronics manufacturer, today announced the LiveScope™ Ice Fishing Bundle LI, a chartplotter and transducer bundle with revolutionary Panoptix LiveScope sonar powered by a lightweight lithium battery. Weighing one-third of comparable lead acid batteries and offering up to 65% more battery life, the new included lithium battery helps anglers cover more ground on the ice, and spend more time doing what they love—finding and catching fish.
“Garmin was the first to deliver live-scanning sonar technology to ice anglers, transforming the way they pinpoint and follow schools of fish below the ice,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Now with a lithium battery, powering your LiveScope has never been easier. It’s lighter to carry around from hole to hole and it’ll keep you fishing for hours longer than before.”
The LiveScope Ice Fishing Bundle LI features two modes in one transducer – LiveScope Forward and LiveScope Down – so anglers can see fish and structure in real time, up to 200 feet in any direction below the ice. Either view provides incredibly sharp, real-time scanning sonar images of fish swimming and moving toward or away from the hole and below the surface with remarkable target separation and clarity. The transducer can easily be adjusted to fit the angler’s fishing techniques and preferences while tracking schools of fish and determining where to drill the next hole. And a built-in flasher provides a view of jigs and fish as they swim into the beam.
Equipped with everything needed for hardwater fishing, the LiveScope Ice Fishing Bundle LI includes a large ECHOMAP™ UHD 93sv touchscreen combo with keyed assist, the Panoptix LiveScope System with forward- and down-scanning modes, a swivel pole mount for the transducer, plus the rechargeable lithium battery, battery charger and LiveScope transducer cable that stays flexible in the cold—all in a convenient, glove-friendly portable bag.
The ECHOMAP UHD series has an easy-to-use interface that allows for customized combination screens, so anglers can easily access flasher, map, sonar and other data most important to them, and its glove-friendly, user-programmable keys allow for one-press access to an angler’s favorite pages.
Preloaded with Garmin’s latest and most detail-rich LakeVü g3 maps that blend the best of both Garmin and Navionics® premium content together, the ECHOMAP UHD 93sv includes more than 18,000 lakes with up to 1-foot fishing contours that provide a more accurate depiction of bottom structure for improved fishing charts and enhanced detail.
When the ice thaws, the versatile LiveScope Ice Fishing Bundle LI can easily transition to the boat in the summer months thanks to the new LiveScope Boat Kit. The kit includes a trolling motor mount and the necessary power and network cables to take advantage of LiveScope technology year-round. Garmin also added the LiveScope LVS32-IF ice fishing transducer with LiveScope Down and LiveScope Forward modes3 and the new STRIKER™ Vivid 5cv Ice Fishing Bundle to its ice fishing arsenal, which offers bundles that include an affordable STRIKER Plus 4 to the premium 9-inch ECHOMAP UHD.
The kit is expected to be available in September 2021, so stay tuned for more from Garmin and more across the marine tech industry right here.