Garmin® brings Panoptix LiveScope live scanning sonar to even more anglers with the new single-array LVS12 transducer

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced the Panoptix
LiveScope™ LVS12

, a new transducer in the award-winning
Panoptix LiveScope series that offers both 30-degree forward and
30-degree down real-time scanning sonar views. The single-array
LiveScope LVS12 transducer is an economical solution for inland and
near-shore anglers without the need for a black box. Garmin’s
revolutionary Panoptix™ all-seeing sonar technology was the first to
deliver live sonar images in real-time – forwards, backwards, and below
the boat – even while stationary. Now, thanks to the active scanning
capabilities of Panoptix LiveScope, anglers can see images and movement
so clear and precise that it’s even possible to distinguish between
species of fish.

“Panoptix LiveScope is an absolute game-changer, and we’re excited to
bring this live, real-time scanning sonar technology to even more
anglers with the addition of the Panoptix LVS12,” said Dan Bartel,
Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Whether you’re drop
shotting from the bow, jigging or fishing a dock, the Panoptix LVS12
delivers an easy-to-interpret real-time sonar image so you can spend
less time looking for the fish and more time catching them.”

Like other Garmin Panoptix transducers, the LiveScope LVS12 features two
modes in one transducer – LiveScope Down and LiveScope Forward – and can
be installed on a trolling motor or the transom. Depending on the
anglers fishing preferences and techniques, they can choose to view both
modes simultaneously or each individually from the chartplotter without
any manual adjustment of the transducer. Both views provide incredibly
sharp, real-time scanning sonar images up to 200 feet down or away from
the boat, even when the boat is stationary. The LiveScope LVS12 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.

The Panoptix LiveScope LVS12 includes a trolling motor barrel and shaft
mounting kit as well as a transom mounting kit. Currently, the LVS12 is
compatible with Garmin’s new GPSMAP® 8400/8600xsv
multifunction displays, and is available now with a suggested retail
price of $499.99. For more information, videos and images, visit

Garmin is the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer1
and was recently named Manufacturer of the Year for the fourth
consecutive year by the NMEA, an honor given to the most recognized
marine electronics company for support of products in the field.
Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated
chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology,
high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing
instrumentation, audio, entertainment and other products and services
that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use. Other
Garmin marine brands include FUSION® Entertainment, Navionics, a premier
supplier of electronic navigation charts, and EmpirBus™.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary markets, including automotive,
aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information,
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1 Based on 2017 reported sales.

About Garmin International Inc.

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin, GPSMAP, FUSION and Navionics are registered trademarks
and Panoptix LiveScope, and Panoptix and are trademarks of Garmin Ltd.
or its subsidiaries.

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Garmin International, Inc. Carly Hysell913-397-8200 [email protected]