Garmin Livescope Plus LVS34 Transducer Reviews

Brand: Garmin | Type: Transducer | Model: ‎010-02706-00 | Our Score: 4.9/5

The LiveScope™ Plus System with GLS 10™ and LVS34 Transducer featuring a screen size of 10.1 inches and an item weight of 10.55 pounds, is LiveScope Plus System provides real-time sonar images including structure, improved resolution, reduced noise, clearer images, and better target separation. It incorporates advanced sonar technology and real-time scanning, resulting in a 25-35% increase in fishing efficiency.

The LVS34 Transducer is a highly specialized device designed to provide precise and accurate information in harsh and cold conditions. It is specifically designed for fishing expeditions and plays a crucial role in providing live images of underwater visualization up to a distance of 200 feet.

The GLS 10 Module is another important component of the system, allows you to see live, real-time scanning sonar. It is highly regarded and considered a must-have accessory for boating enthusiasts.

So, let’s review LiveScope™ Plus System with GLS 10™ and LVS34 Transducer.

LiveScope™ Plus System with GLS 10™ and LVS34 Transducer, Target Separation, Sharp Sonar Images, Vivid Color, Clear Vision
LiveScope™ Plus System with GLS 10™ and LVS34 Transducer, Target Separation, Sharp Sonar Images, Vivid Color, Clear Vision

Garmin Livescope Plus LVS34 Transducer Specifications

SpecificationsGarmin LiveScope Plus LVS34 Transducer
Dimension6.4” x 3.1” x 1.9” (16.2 x 3.1 x 4.8 cm)
Weight2.25 lbs (1.02 kg)
Transducer Beamwidth20° x 135° 
Transducer Cable Length20 ft
Transducer Number Of Pins21
Temperature RangeOperating: 0 C to 40 C
Power Input10-32 V
Power Usage21 W typical, 58 W max
Fuse7.5 A
Compass-Safe Distance4″ (0.1 m)
Frequency530 – 1,100 kHz
Transmit Power500 W
Maximum DepthDown and Forward: 200’ (61.0 m)
Sonar TypeLive
Target Separation @100′14″
Perspective Mode Mount IncludedYes
Garmin Marine Network Ports1 (small connector)

Garmin Livescope Plus LVS34 Transducer Specifications

General Overview

  • Dimensions & Weight: The LiveScope™ Plus System is compact, measuring 6.4” x 3.1” x 1.9” (16.2 x 3.1 x 4.8 cm) and weighing 2.25 lbs (1.02 kg), which makes it easy to handle and install on various boat types.
  • Waterproof & Temperature Tolerance: It is equipped with an IPX7 waterproof rating, ensuring durability in wet conditions. The system operates efficiently in a temperature range from 0 C to 40 C, suitable for a variety of fishing environments.

Transducer Features

  • Advanced Sonar Coverage: The transducer offers a wide beamwidth of 20° x 135°, ensuring a comprehensive underwater view.
  • Extended Reach: A 20 ft cable provides ample length for installation flexibility.
  • Robust Connectivity: With 21 pins, the transducer ensures a stable and reliable connection for transmitting sonar data.

Electrical Characteristics

  • Power Efficiency: The system requires a 10-32 V power input and typically uses 21 W, with a maximum of 58 W, making it an energy-efficient choice.
  • Safety Measures: A 7.5 A fuse is included for overcurrent protection, and the system maintains a compass-safe distance of 4″ (0.1 m), beneficial for smaller vessels.

Connectivity Options

  • Garmin Marine Network Integration: The system includes a Garmin Marine Network port with a small connector, enabling easy integration with other Garmin marine devices.

Sonar Capabilities

  • Wide Frequency Range: Operating between 530 – 1,100 kHz, the sonar is adept at detecting fish in various water depths.
  • Powerful Transmission: With a 500 W transmit power, it ensures strong and clear sonar signals.
  • Deep Water Exploration: It can reach depths of 200’ (61.0 m) down and forward, ideal for deep-water fishing.
  • Precise Targeting: At 100 feet, it offers a target separation of 14″, allowing for accurate identification of fish and underwater structures.
  • Versatility Included: A perspective mode mount is included, adding to the system’s versatility in different fishing scenarios.

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  • Enhanced Sonar Capabilities: Offers superior target separation and image clarity compared to earlier models.
  • Improved Range: Capable of detecting objects at greater distances, enhancing fishing experience.
  • Flexible Usage: Suitable for both open water and ice fishing, especially the LVS34-IF (or fishermen in northern climates) version.
  • Better Bottom Transition Visibility: Shows clearer transitions at the bottom, aiding in better understanding of underwater terrain.
  • Advanced Technology: Utilizes cutting-edge sonar technology for detailed and real-time imaging of underwater activity.
  • Versatile Mounting Options: Can be mounted in various ways, including on trolling motors, for flexible use.
  • Durable Design: Built to withstand various fishing environments and conditions.


  • Cable Rigidity in Cold Weather: Standard LVS34 cable may stiffen in freezing temperatures, reducing suitability for ice fishing.
  • Complex Installation: Demands precise setup and calibration, particularly with extension cables.
  • AHRS Calibration Issues: Periodic problems with the AHRS system that may require manual intervention or recalibration.
  • Compatibility Checks Required: Needs to be checked for compatibility with specific boat and gear setups.
  • Incremental Improvements: Upgrades from previous models (like the LVS32) may not justify the cost for all users.

FAQ: Garmin LiveScope Plus LVS34

The main difference is in the cable material. The LVS34-IF features a more flexible cable suited for cold weather, making it ideal for ice fishing. Other than the cable, both transducers are essentially the same.
Yes, but it’s less optimal in cold temperatures compared to the LVS34-IF. The LVS34 cable becomes stiff in cold weather, which can be a drawback for ice fishing.
No significant performance differences are noted other than the cable material. Both are suitable for warmer waters and ice fishing.
The LVS34 might have a slightly more durable cable for open water fishing. The main difference is the cable thickness, with the LVS34 being thinner and potentially easier to install and route on a boat.
Garmin recommends the LVS34-IF for users planning to use the system in both environments, due to its more flexible cable in cold weather.
There have been instances where warranty claims were denied for the regular LVS34 used in ice fishing, as it’s not designed for extreme cold temperatures like the LVS34-IF.
There’s no clear indication that the thinner cable extends the lifespan in open water. It seems to be more about convenience for fitting and routing.
The LVS34 offers improved range, target separation, image clarity, and better bottom transition compared to the LVS32.
Garmin’s response suggests no clear advantage of the LVS34 over the LVS34-IF for open water use. The choice primarily depends on the user’s preference for cable flexibility and routing ease.
This might be related to manufacturing processes or marketing strategies. The LVS34-IF was developed in response to the needs of ice fishermen for a more flexible cable in cold temperatures.
Unplugging the transducer from the GLS10, rebooting the system, and then reconnecting it can sometimes resolve the issue. If problems persist, inspect and clean extension cables, and consider replacing the transducer if necessary.
The AHRS can occasionally get out of sync. A system reboot or initiating (and exiting) the LiveScope compass calibration process can reset it. If the issue persists, turning off the AHRS and manually adjusting the pitch angle can be a temporary workaround.
These problems might indicate an issue with the AHRS or the transducer itself. If manual adjustments and factory resets don’t work, contacting Garmin support for further assistance or transducer replacement is recommended.
This could be due to a malfunctioning AHRS or a problem with the transducer itself. Resetting the AHRS and ensuring correct transducer installation are the first steps. If the issue persists, contacting Garmin support is advised.
It depends on personal preference and usage. Some users may find it beneficial to have both systems for broader coverage, while others might prefer to sell the old system. Considerations include how often rear seats are used for fishing and whether the transducer will be mounted on the bow or stern.
For a boat with multiple fishing seats, mounting one transducer at the bow and another at the stern can provide coverage for different fishing spots. Alternatively, both units can be mounted at the bow, with one facing forward and the other set to perspective mode, depending on the fishing style and preferences.
The mounting decision should be based on fishing habits, the number of people usually fishing, and the preferred fishing mode (e.g., forward mode or perspective mode). The transducer can be mounted on a designated pole or the trolling motor, depending on whether it needs to be in the water constantly.


The Garmin LiveScope Plus System, featuring the GLS 10 and LVS34 Transducer, is a lightweight, compact fish-finding tool with an IPX7 waterproof rating and can operate in temperatures ranging from 0 C to 40 C. Its transducer has a wide beamwidth of 20° x 135°, a 20 ft cable, and a 21-pin connector for stable data transmission.

The system requires a 10-32 V input and has impressive sonar capabilities, operating between 530 – 1,100 kHz with a 500 W transmit power. It can reach depths of up to 200′ (61.0 m) and offers 14″ target separation at 100 feet depth. The system also includes a perspective mode mount and a Garmin Marine Network port for seamless integration with other Garmin marine devices.

This combination of advanced sonar technology, robust construction, and energy efficiency makes it a top choice for anglers seeking a high-quality fish-finding tool.

Gary Burrell

Chief Content Writer and Reviewer at Garmin Fish

Born in 1989, Gary Burrell is an Electrical Engineering graduate from the University of Tennessee. With 20+ years of experience, he has transitioned from engineering roles to becoming the Chief Content Editor. Gary’s unique blend of technical knowledge and editorial expertise has made him an essential figure in content creation, ensuring clarity and accuracy. His journey from an engineer to an editor showcases his adaptability and commitment to continuous learning.