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Garmin unveils LiveScope XR


GARMIN has unveiled LiveScope XR , the latest addition to its award-winning live-scanning sonar lineup, now with an extended range for deeper and open waters.

Garmin says LiveScope XR’s superb image sharpness at both close and long ranges simultaneously delivers real-time images of fish and structure up to 500 feet in front of or below the boat—over 200% more range than the leading competitor system.

See the LiveScope XR in action

“You’ve never seen real-time images of fish and structure at distances and depths like this,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales.

“LiveScope XR offers significant range performance without sacrificing image clarity and resolution.

Having set the standard for live-scanning sonar, we’re thrilled to continue to bring this game-changing technology to deeper waters so even more anglers can experience the LiveScope difference.”


With an optimised design for deeper water, the LiveScope XR transducer has extended elements so anglers can see both long and close-range views in real time. Anglers can see further around and below the boat – up to 500′ in freshwater and 350′ in saltwater – and the Reverse Range feature allows them to utilise more of the screen to display fish and structure.

To see detail closer to the boat, the Compress Range feature displays a live look in sharp detail up close, while still allowing the angler to keep an eye on targets further away at the same time.
With seven colour palettes to choose from, anglers can see fish and structure in vivid contrast and clarity. Like all LiveScope transducers, LiveScope XR is equipped with additional sensors that allow it to constantly adjust the sonar beams to compensate for boat motion, so even in rough conditions, anglers will still see a steady sonar image, even at an extended range.

The LiveScope XR System delivers three unique vantage points with one mount that can be easily adjusted to fit an angler’s fishing techniques and preferences, no tools required. Simply turn the transducer forward for a live look at what’s out in front of the boat; point it down to see directly beneath the boat; or turn it sideways with the included Perspective Mode Mount to enable the “top down” perspective mode that’s perfect for scouting open water or shorelines. Select the LiveScope mode that best fits that fishing spot, and the view will automatically change on a compatible Garmin chartplotter screen.


The LiveScope XR System includes a compact GLS 10 black box with a LiveScope XR LVS62 transducer, along with a trolling motor barrel and shaft mounting kit, perspective mount bracket and a simple plug-and-play Garmin Marine Network connector for easy installation and integration with a compatible chartplotter.

With a free software update, the LVS62 transducer (sold separately) can be added to an existing LiveScope System black box for customers who want to upgrade.

Both the LiveScope XR System and the LiveScope XR LVS62 are available now, with suggested retail prices of $4,099 and $4,899, respectively. LiveScope XR is compatible with a wide range of Garmin GPSMAP and ECHOMAP chartplotters and combo units.

More details here.

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