Garmin Panoptix LiveScope Real Demo

Depthfinders, Fishfinders, and Fishing Electronics
Panoptix LiveScope is live, real-time scanning sonar. But does it work? We went on the water for a real test to see for ourselves!

Glenn: Hey, folks. Glenn May here with and I'm here with Cliff Prince on his boat. We're trying out the new Garmin LiveScope, sonar unit. This thing is incredible. Cliff's been showing me this and I'm speechless. It's like video games. You're watching live video. It's not showing past history. It's showing live. And you can point it anywhere you want. You mount it to your trolling motor. Tell me…you've been using this more than me. So tell me a little bit more about it. 

Cliff: Well, you know that what's real cool about this transducer that makes this happen is it's got three positions on it where you can actually view what's in front of you, or in front of you and under you, or all completely under you. It's got three different settings on the side of the troll motor which we'll show you here in a minute. 

And what I found that's really interesting is when you're trolling down there, there's the grass line, you can actually see these fish and see them moving and see which direction they're going, and you can actually throw your bait and see it fall down to them and actually watch them swim up and eat it.

And I actually got to do that in South Dakota at the last Elite Event and the more I've played with it – I've only had it for a couple of weeks – and the more I play with this, it's gonna be a must have. It's really gonna be something that you're gonna have to have to compete at the level that I compete at. 

Glenn: This is absolutely incredible, and we'll show you video while I'm talking about this. Like Cliff said, you can actually watch your bait, you can see the fish react to it, which then you can adjust your style of fishing. You can adjust the height, the depth that you're fishing at, the speed, if you're stop and go. You can see that they react to it and if it's working or not.

And not only that, but you can see, we've got that all these depth finders and fish finders on the boat, it doesn't use a whole lot of battery power. So you're not gonna be draining your batteries all day long, which is awesome. And as you mentioned, this is the first transducer I've ever seen that you can actually adjust it while you're on the water to point in the direction that you want to. That's a huge difference now.

Cliff: Oh, yeah. Any other transducer's always been hard-mounted and you've never been able to use, you know, different settings on it. And I just wanna say that's what makes this very unique is because if you're wanting to vertical fish, you can adjust it and face it straight down. But if you want to fish out front of the boat but in a shallow situation, you can. And it's live. That's what's really cool about it. You can actually see them swimming. You can actually see which way they're going and I mean, it's going to be a game changer.

Glenn: Absolutely. So this is a sneak peek at it. it's not available in stores right now, but it will be this fall of 2018. Watch for it. You guys are gonna love this stuff. It's addictive. You can sit there and your face is staring at the screen the whole time. It's really fun, but it is gonna change the way you fish. Check it out.