Garmin adds another model to Panoptix line-up
DESIGNED for trolling motor installation, the PS22-TR is the latest addition to the Garmin Panoptix product line, which now includes six transducers with varying installation options for freshwater, estuary, inshore and offshore applications.
Incorporating LiveVü Forward and LiveVü Down sonar technology, the PS22-TR offers a narrow 20-degree beam angle for crisp, improved resolution and clear images of what’s all around and below the boat – in real time, while moving or stationary.
Paired with a compatible Garmin GPSMAP or echoMAP CHIRP head unit, Panoptix delivers a whole new perspective to fishing, allowing anglers to watch the movement of fish and the reactions to their lures/baits up to 30m away.
The PS22-TR is ideal for freshwater, estuary and inshore anglers targeting bass, barra and bream in the snags, and species such as jewfish, snapper and kingfish on relatively shallow reefs. Anglers can see real-time sonar imagery at video-like speed using the view of their choice – forward or down – and thanks to its simple mount design, it’s easy to change mounting configurations between the two. By providing both LiveVü views, anglers have the ability to tailor the PS22-TR to best fit how they fish, where the fish are, and/or how the fish are behaving.
Unlike traditional or scanning sonar, which provides only historical data of what’s been passed over, LiveVü Forward shows images of fish swimming toward or away from the boat – allowing you to cast towards active fish with more precision than ever before – and LiveVü Down shows moving sonar images below the boat – which is ideal for jigging and other forms of vertical fishing.
The Garmin Panoptix PS22-TR is compatible with the echoMAP CHIRP 75sv and 95sv, the GPSMAP 752xs/952xs and 1022xsv/1222xsv series, and GPSMAP 8400 and 7400xsv series. Mounting hardware is included to install the PS22-TR on the shaft or barrel of a trolling motor.
Expected to be available next month, the PS22-TR has a RRP of AU$1499.