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Garmin's Panoptix transducer adds sonar capabilities to your boat.

Garmin's PS21 is designed to be used on a trolling motor.Courtesy Garmin

Garmin's latest Panoptix transducer — the PS21 ($999) — is designed to be used on a trolling motor, allowing you to add forward-looking sonar capabilities without needing to install another through-hull transducer.

The PS21 gives boaters access to Garmin’s LiveVü Forward sonar imagery, which provides a live, video-like display of fish swimming in the water column.

The PS21 offers a range of 100 feet and is compatible with a variety of Garmin multifunction displays, including the echoMAP CHIRP (both the 7- and 9-inch models), the GPSMAP 7400/7600, the GPSMAP 8000/8500 and the GPSMAP 7x1, 8x0 and 10x0.