I up graded from the 90’s to the HDS 9 ! I really did not know what I was missing while fishing with my old unit. The clarity of this unit is amazing. I went over the good areas I have fished in the past and noticed I been fishing it wrong... just did not know until I was looking with my new HDS unit. More fun catching fish.
I bought this for my new boat, a Shamrock 270 Mackinaw. My previous boat had the HDS Carbon 3d-Structure Scan 9". Now that was an awesome fishfinder. However, the HDS LIVE has just upped the game. Though I do not have the 3d structure scan, the HDS LIVE does present a better image in the side scanning and 2d structure views. The touch display is awesome and so easy to use in setting up way points. What more can I say, its a homerun!
I have always been a Lowrance guy ever since the flasher days. Iinstalled the HDS 9 Live a couple weeks ago and liked it so well that I got an HDS 7 Live to pair it with. Love having the option to have only one xducer for two units with the ethernet cable.
Since our new Lowrance was installed by our dealer, we’ve used it four times. The clarity is like nothing that we have seen before! The screen is totally viewable in direct sunlight! Targets clearly show up and allow us to adjust our casting locations which has resulted in more catches! We look forward to many years of VERY satisfied ownership! Thank you!
I’ve just got it a couple weeks ago. I’ve installed it on my wilderness Systems ATAK 120. It’s the perfect size for what I’m doing! I’ve had it on the water once so far, and it’s awesome. It’s works great and preforms perfectly. I can’t wait to spend more time with it to learn everything it will do and be able to maximize my time one the water!
Always been a lowrance guy, 2D sonar in my mind has always been 2nd to none, but have never been impressed with their SI, the Live SI with the new transducer has brought the unit on par with other brands SI.
Bought the 9 inch model and love it. New features are great and the connectivity with other units is very easy. Also bought the video cable and really like being able to use the underwater camera with it. All in all very happy with the purchase!
I bought this 9 live the unit is fine as always I have been useing Lowrance for the Last 30 yrs but why in the world would Lowrance use a plastic gimble bracket instead of a metal bracket as they always have ? mine broke after 2 months of use !!!! !!!???????????????????????
The new HDS 9 Live has been a great addition to a new boat this spring. Not only is the operating system much smoother and faster the side and down imaging has been greatly enhanced. Looking forward to spending more time on the water and finding more fish!
This is my third series of Lowrance units, and the continued software/feature evolution is phenomenal! Easy to navigate thru displays, excellent backlighting in bright sunlight, and integration with other units on my boat is seamless.
I bought an HDS-9 LIVE over the winter and recently installed it on my RT188. Ram Mounted to the right of my console. Looks and works great with NMEA and Ethernet I've got it using my Point1 for heading and sharing waypoints with my other units. Can't wait to start creating maps of my small local lakes.
I upgrade from my Gen3's to my new Lives this winter. I am glad I did! So much faster, clearer, bigger screens and overall just better than my previous units. Top it off with the new 3in1 transducer and it's a real game changer!
I made switch and am glad I did. I have fished with other finders and plotters and am very happy after making the change. Excellent viewing under the boat easy to use once you spend a little time learning the product..