Author Topic: Panoptix worth the $$$$?  (Read 10246 times)

Offline missoulafish

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Re: Panoptix worth the $$$$?
« Reply #180 on: Mar 19, 2019, 11:42 AM »
Ive also heard complaints about livescope and deep water...

Experienced it....

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Re: Panoptix worth the $$$$?
« Reply #181 on: Mar 19, 2019, 07:20 PM »
Details please on depth issues

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Re: Panoptix worth the $$$$?
« Reply #182 on: Mar 19, 2019, 08:11 PM »
Probably not an issue for most but we were in 95' of water and it couldn't find  and lock onto the bottom...

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Re: Panoptix worth the $$$$?
« Reply #183 on: Mar 19, 2019, 10:33 PM »
Im happy with the Echomap Chirp and PS22-TR (for now). But, not being able to zoom in to a desired depth has been a problem. Can you zoom to a desired depth with the Echomap Plus units with Panoptix? LiveScope?


Just an FYI..The new Echomap Ultra units will not require the black box for LiveScope.

No, you cannot zoom on the Echomap units. A future software update *may* enable it.

And you're wrong, the Ultra units still require the black box for the full Livescope LVS32. They do not for the narrower beam LVS12.

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Re: Panoptix worth the $$$$?
« Reply #184 on: Mar 20, 2019, 09:04 AM »
No, you cannot zoom on the Echomap units. A future software update *may* enable it.

Perhaps that applies to Panoptix / Livescope, but EchoMAP zoom works perfectly with skimmer and ice transducers.

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Re: Panoptix worth the $$$$?
« Reply #185 on: Mar 20, 2019, 09:24 AM »
Perhaps that applies to Panoptix / Livescope, but EchoMAP zoom works perfectly with skimmer and ice transducers.

That's true, but he specifically asked about panoptix/Livescope :)

The plus has awesome touch zoom, especially in the flasher mode with the adjustable zoom on the left side of the screen, flasher in the middle, and whole water column on the right! :)

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Re: Panoptix worth the $$$$?
« Reply #186 on: Mar 20, 2019, 09:29 AM »
Probably not an issue for most but we were in 95' of water and it couldn't find  and lock onto the bottom...

A majority of my time spent ice fishing is jigging lakers so that is a deal breaker for me.  It took a bunch of trial and error but I can mark my jig in 100 fow with the ps22.

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Re: Panoptix worth the $$$$?
« Reply #187 on: Mar 20, 2019, 10:02 AM »
I found my livescope marked fish very well to approximately 60 feet.

Beyond that it did OK, but still marked the bottom contours well to over 100 feet.

I found that scouting the bottom contours was very useful to find structure.

I would love to have the zoom feature in a software update.
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Re: Panoptix worth the $$$$?
« Reply #188 on: Apr 22, 2019, 07:11 PM »
Im happy with the Echomap Chirp and PS22-TR (for now). But, not being able to zoom in to a desired depth has been a problem. Can you zoom to a desired depth with the Echomap Plus units with Panoptix? LiveScope?

Just in case you missed it, the latest software update enables pinch-to-zoom for livescope and panoptix!

https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4749

 



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